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Flood Watch issued for much of East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has posted a flood watch for most of East Central Illinois. It runs from this (Monday) evening through Tuesday night.

The rain will combine with the rapid melting of a very wet snow pack. The Champaign and Vermilion County area received several inches of new snow Saturday.

Other parts of the WGFA-WIBK listening area area received in excess of two-inches of rain last weekend, resulting in a saturated ground. The amount of rain and the saturated ground prompts flooding concerns.

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Fatal crash victim ID in Iroquois County

The one-vehicle crash in Iroquois County early Thursday killed a Crescent City man.  The victim identified as Christopher McCullough. Coroner Bill Cheatum said McCullough's pickup truck left 1850N Road at hit a tree.  A passerby noticed the wreckage about 2:30 am and called authorities. Sheriff's Police and Crescent City Fire were involved in the response.

Arrnagements are pending.

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NWS posts Winter Weather Advisory >

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the WGFA-WIBK listening area. The advisory is in effect tonight and thru Saturday afternoon. Starting off as rain, the system will bring snow that will be wet and heavy.

Accumulation amounts vary from 1-2 tonight, then 3-4 or 5-7 Saturday. Road conditions will change in a hurry. Easterly winds will be gusting to around 40 miles per hour at times.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for areas including Vermilion and Champaign Counties. A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for Iroquois and Ford and Kankakee counties in Illinois...along with Benton, Warren, Fountain, Vermillion and Parke counties in West Central Indiana.

Three to six inches of snow, with locally higher amounts, can be expected in those areas. A glaze of ice is also possible.

Motorists are advised to be ready for difficult travel conditions, with a significant reduction in visibility possible.

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Election Correction: Iroquois County Primary Returns

There was another casulty overlooked in Tuesday's Iroquois County Primary returns.  Incumbent Dan Pursley lost his seat in District 2 for Iroquois County Board. John Shure and Steve Huse were the winners.  WGFA in-correctly stated the top three voter-getters were in, but only two in the district were elected. 

Pursley and David Penny were unsuccessful candidates.  Shure (501 votes) and Huse (458) were declared winners in District 2.

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Update: Dwight fire victims identified

Two people who died (Wednesday) in a structure fire in Dwight are now identified as 46-year-old Guy Sassenger and 42-year-old Chad Weber. Both men were residents of the address at 110 Union Street.

The State Fire Marshall spent much of the day investigating. Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson issued a press release stating dental records, tattoo’s and interviews with relatives were used to make positive identification.

The fire broke out about 12:30 am at an apartment house along Route 47.

Dwight Fire Deputy Chief Justin Dyer explained the fire started in the kitchen area possibly on the stove. The fire had consumed much of the 1st and 2nd floor when firemen arrived. Damage was pegged at about $150,000.

Two others escaped without injury.

The Dwight Fire Department was assisted by Gardner, Odell, Braceville, Pontiac, Braidwood, Campus-Emington, Limestone, Coal City, Morris, Mazon, SELCAS ambulance along with Duffy ambulance.

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