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Attica Police report man arrested after bombs found inside van

A man was taken into custody and a portion of Attica, Indiana had to be evacuated Friday morning after police say they found bombs inside a van.

Attica Police Chief Bob Cole reports that 28-year-old Robert William Bandy II was arrested.

Police located two bombs in his van. And Bandy was also found wearing a bulletproof vest.

Bandy told authorities the explosives were for "personal protection."

Fountain County Dispatch received the first call around 10:15 am concerning the vehicle parked along Edgewood Drive, inside an apartment complex.

Cole says Bandy is on probation for multiple drug charges out of Montgomery County. That's what led to the van's location and its contents. Probation officers were apparently stopping in for a routine check on Bandy, when they located him and the vehicle.

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St. Anne Casey's store robbed

Casey's General Store located on Dixie Highway in St. Anne was robbed Monday.

St. Anne police reported a black male entered the store at 2:08 am wearing a mask and bandana. The suspect displayed what appeared to be a chrome handgun.

An employee was forced to empty both cash registers into a bag. The suspect fled with the money and several packs of cigarettes.

No one was injured.

Momence police and Kankakee County sheriff's police assisted.
Any info about the crime can be called in to St. Anne police at 815-427-8126. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 815-932-7463.

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More 2 of 11,484 Print all In new window Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst - Parkhurst Sponsored Legislation For Equal Pay Passes House

The Illinois House of Representatives this week passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) to expand guarantees of equal pay.

“I am proud to co-sponsor this bill and other legislation to level the playing field for women in the workforce,” Rep. Parkhurst said.

In 2003, Illinois passed the Equal Pay Act, but women in Illinois still make significantly less than their male employee counterparts. House Bill 2462 adds further protections to existing law by prohibiting an employer from seeking the salary, including benefits or other compensation or salary history, of a job applicant from any current or former employer and prohibits screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history. It also requires employees to justify gender pay disparity using legitimate business reasons.

“This legislation will help to ensure women are not paid less for doing the same job,” Rep. Parkhurst continued. “Gender should never be a factor in disparity of income.”

House Bill 2462 passed the House on a 92-24 vote. It will be sent to the Illinois Senate for consideration.

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Casey’s employees rally for “Relay-for-Life”

It’s ‘Pump for a Cure.” And employees of Iroquois County’s Casey’s General Stores are teaming up to raise money for cancer research.

‘Casey’s Avengers’ include employees from the four Casey’s outlets in Iroquois County --- Crescent City, Milford, Onarga and Watseka.

Paul Wuethrich (Wooth-rich) is spokesman for the Casey Avengers...
The ‘Pump for a Cure” is at the Onarga Casey’s Saturday 4/29

"It starts at 9 am and runs til about 2 pm. We pump your gas and accept tips to raise fundfs for a good cause,"
Wuethrich said.

Two more “Pump for a Cure” events are scheduled at Casey’s in Milford May 6th and in Watseka May 13th.

The 2017 Relay for Life in Iroquois County is set for June 17th at Watseka High School’s Blake Field.

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Relatives of Delphi teen murdered while hiking have faith case will be solved

The grandparents of one of the two teenage girls murdered in Delphi, Indiana in February say they still believe police will find their killer.

Fourteen-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams of Delphi went missing on February 13 along a trail near Delphi. Their bodies were found the next day in a creek in a nearby wooded area.

More than two months later, German's grandparents, Mike and Becky Patty, say they still have faith police will arrest whoever killed the Delphi teenagers.

The police tip line for the case is 844-459-5786. Tips can also be reported by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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