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Police investigate shooting in Oxford

Law enforcement officers from Benton County, the town of Oxford, and Indiana State Police responded to a shooting at an apartment complex in Oxford Saturday morning. The incident at the South Crown Street Apartments occurred at 4:40 am.

Early reports indicated two males were involved in a fight after leaving a bar. Both subjects ended up at the apartment complex where the one subject sustained the gunshot wound. Police reported the wound was not life-threatening. No names are being released at this time pending further investigation. No other information was released. No arrests have been made.

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Sheldon man arrested for child porn

A tip from an Indiana Task Force looking into computer crime led to an Iroquois County investigation and the arrest of 55-year-old Mark Oberloh of Sheldon.

Oberloh was jailed in Watseka (Wednesday) charged with Possession of Child Pornography and 2-counts of Reproduction of Child Porn.

The Class X felony offenses will find Oberloh appearing in Iroquois County court today.

The Sheriff’s Department and the Office of Illinois Attorney General with assistance from Sheldon and Watseka Police executed a search warrant at a Sheldon residence.

Investigator Eric Starkey said digital evidence was found. Oberloh was taken into custody without incident.

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Accused BrickStone robber indicted in federal court

A three-count federal indictment is on file against a Kankakee man accused of the armed robbery at the BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery in Bourbonnais.

32-year-old Michael W. Cobbs is alleged to have robbed the business last month. Cobbs is being charged at the federal level under the Hobbs Act –obstructing commerce by the robbery.

Police said Cobbs had a weapon when he held up the business. He bound and gagged employees while fleeing with $28-hundred dollars. He’s also not allowed to have a weapon as a convicted felon.

Cobbs was also on supervised release after serving 11 years in prison. If convicted, , Cobbs faces up to 55 years in federal prison.

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Ex-deputy wanted on warrant arrested in LaSalle County

Authorities in north central Illinois say they've captured a former LaSalle County sheriff's deputy wanted for contacting the mother of the teenage girl he's accused of holding against her will.

LaSalle Couny Sheriff Tom Templeton said 46-year-old Lowell Maxwell Ambler of Mendota was "peacefully taken into custody" Thursday morning. Ambler was in a friend's house in Earlville. He walked out of the house and surrendered. Templeton says the friend wasn't harmed.

Authorities previously said they believed Ambler may be armed with a semi-automatic weapon and they considered him dangerous. Ambler was arrested Sept. 15 and charged with home invasion and aggravated kidnapping. He was freed on $250,000 bond. A warrant was issued for his arrest after he contacted the girl's mother Sunday.

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KCC: Baseball ring ceremony Saturday

The community is invited to celebrate with the KCC Cavaliers National Championship team at a World Series ring ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 in the KCC Auditorium.

A reception will follow the ceremony.

KCC’s baseball team won the NJCAA Division II National Championship by defeating Mercer County (N.J.) on June 2. The Cavaliers finished with a record of 54 wins, 11 losses and one tie.

On their way to the championship, the Cavaliers accumulated a tournament-record 78 total runs in seven games, which included scoring in double-digits six times.

The Cavaliers are coached by Todd Post, and the assistant coach is Bryce Shafer.

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