A daycare facility near Danville is being reprimanded by the state of Illinois for neglect after a four year-old girl drowned in a pool there last fall.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services reports the Shawnee's Little Shadows Daycare Facility, in Vermilion County, received two allegations of neglect.
The code that DCFS said the daycare violated states that children shall be supervised at all times and that all children in the home shall be protected from exploitation, neglect and abuse.
A safety protection plan is in place. The facility is currently closed during the enforcement process.
The reprimand stems from the drowning of Ryleigh Arnett in a pool at the daycare last September. Reports stated the girl entered the pool without her flotation device. Arnett was found under the water by the daycare operator.
Investigators in Carroll County have offered new information on the Delphi double homicide case, involving the deaths of two teenage girls last week.
At a press confedrence Wednesday, law enforcement authorities released audio of a suspects’s voice –the audio is a voice saying “down the hill.”
Law enforcement provided new details on the ongoing double homicide investigation of 13-year-old Abigail Williams and 14-year-old Liberty German.
Indiana State Police said it was German’s cellphone that captured video and audio from the trail on Feb. 13, the day the girls went missing. State police confirmed the photo released of the man in the blue jacket also came from German’s phone. Authorities called German “a hero” to have the wherewithal to turn on her phone and record the suspect.
State police believe evidence gathered points to the man photographed is connected to the girls’ deaths.
A reward of more than $40,000 is also being offered on information leading to the man’s arrest.
Press conference planned Wednesday on Delphi murder investigation
A 10 am press conference (Wednesday) in Delphi (IN) is expected to reveal new information in the ongoing investigation of a double homicide involving two teenage girls.
Law enforcement will provide information about the murders of 13-year-old Abigail Williams and 14-year-old Liberty German.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley says a man in a blue jacket, who appears in police-released photos, is a “main suspect” in the investigation. A search for the man has expanded beyond Delphi. Police believe the suspect may have been picked up as a hitchhiker.
If you can identify the man in this photo or provide any information regarding the case, please call the Delphi Murder Tip Line at 844-459-5786. You can stay anonymous.
A Hoopeston man was ordered to spend the rest of his life in federal prison for trafficking crystal meth and cocaine. in Champaign.
37-year-old Jose Jaime “JJ” Lopez was sentenced to a five-year term for violating federal supervised release. That’ll be served concurrently with the life term.
U.S. District Judge Colin S. Bruce handed down the life sentence.
In November of last year, a jury convicted Lopez of distribution of cocaine and methamphetamine and attempted possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. During Lopez’ three-day trial, evidence was presented to show Lopez arranged to obtain about 10 ounces of crystal meth, also known as “ice,” with a Mexican drug cartel in Houston. Drug Enforcement Administration agents intercepted phone calls between Lopez and the cartel member.
On October 3, 2014, DEA agents and Champaign police seized 272.5 grams of nearly 100 percent pure crystal methamphetamine from a drug courier in Rantoul. The courier was transporting the crystal meth to Lopez in Hoopeston, so that Lopez could distribute it in central Illinois.
Agents also used a confidential informant to purchase two ounces of powder cocaine, 18 grams of ice and 30 grams of ice, respectively, from Lopez in Champaign.
Agents executed a search warrant at Lopez’ Hoopeston residence and found numerous items associated with drug trafficking.
Court records also show Lopez was on federal supervised release for a 2002 federal drug trafficking conviction. Lopez also has a prior felony drug conviction in Texas and two convictions in Vermilion County for aggravated battery of a police officer and driving under the influence of alcohol.