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Season's first significant snowfall, cold temps next

                Just under 5 inches recorded at 94.1 WGFA

Snowfall pushed across central-Illinois Monday afternoon and last night.  Amounts range from about 3.5 to 5.5 in most of the WGFA-listening area.  Just under fives inches (4.9) was recorded at WGFA, north of Watseka. 

The amounts tapered off heading south. There may be lingering show flurries yet this morning.  An artic high pressure ridge is next. Dangerous cold and wind chills will be in affect through Thursday.  

The snowfall amounts are in the 2 inch range in the Chicago suburbs. About 3 to 4 inches heading down toward kankakee County, then 4 plus to 5.5 and even six inches in parts of Iroquois, Livingston and McLean counties.

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New Year’s crash claims 18-year-old’s life

A Will County teenager has died of injuries suffered in a New Year's Day crash in Kankakee County.

18-year-old Derek Bryant of Crete died Thursday night at an Oak Lawn hospital. He was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 50 near Manteno at 6000N Road.

Bryant died of multiple injuries and his death was ruled an accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Bryant had been air-lifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Four other people were taken to Kankakee hospitals.

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Indiana State Fair Queen crowned

Punkin Vine Queen, Kimberly Carcamo, named Miss Congeniality

 

The 57th Miss Indiana State Fair Queen was crowned Sunday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis.

18-year-old Madeline "Mady" Hayden of Hendricks County, earned the title. She's the first woman from Hendricks County to be named queen.

Hayden was chosen from 85 contestants, each representing their home county.

Hayden is a freshman at Purdue University, where she's studying speech language and hearing sciences.

Miss Kimberly Carcamo from Newton County was crowned Miss Congeniality.

This year's first runner-up went to Miss Johnson County, Alexandra Abney. Second runner-up was Miss LaPorte County, Melissa Smoker. Third runner-up went to Miss Gibson County, Jacinda Thompson, and fourth runner-up was Jessie Earhart, Miss Huntington County.

Tippecanoe County's Riley Mineart was also among the finalists.

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Hoopeston man suffers fatal crash injuries

A Hoopeston man died from injuries he received in a single-vehicle accident east of Rossville Friday night.

22-year-old Christopher Page died in the emergency room of Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Police reported Page had been driving on East Attica Road outside Rossville about 8 pm when his vehicle left the road for unknown reasons. He was thrown out of the vehicle.

The Vermilion County Sheriff's Office and Champaign County Coroner's office are investigating the crash.

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Riverside Hospital records area’s first newborn of 2015

A Plainfield (IL) couple are the proud parents of the area's first newborn for 2015.

Lori-Beth and Jeffrey Trump are the parents of Lorelai Emerson Trump (Laura-lie). She was born at 1:39 am January 1st at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee.

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