Search warrants executed in Pembroke Township Friday resulted in four arrests. KAMEG conducted a joint operation with the Illinois State Police SWAT Team, The Kankakee County Sheriff's Department and the Bradley Police Department. Warrants were executed four different locations, agents locating about 71 grams of suspected heroin, 2.9 grams of suspected cannabis, a 9 mm heandgun, drug materials and currency.
Arrested were 27-year-old Max Jackson, 26 year-old Jevin Johnson, 23-year-old Javonta Davis and 22-year-old Jaleel Shepherd. All four are facing drug possession and weapons charges.
Trick-or-Treaters in the WGFA-listening area are urged to take proper steps to stay safe while they go door-to-door this weekend for Halloween. Most community trick-or-treat hours are Saturday. Some are today (Friday) and there's also community parades and events at shopping venues and schools.
Parents are reminded to make sure their child's mask is not blocking their sight. Any use of make-up or other costume jewelry should keep proper vision in mind. Attention should also be directed to making sure children not go between cars when they cross streets. Use the crosswalks where they are in place. Young children should be accompanied by an adult when going door-to-door. Only approach houses where a porch light in ON.
Police and other safety officials advise children should be cautioned about someone asking them to step inside their home while making Halloween rounds. Children should never go inside. Children should be encouraged to return to the parent quickly and report any funny business to the parent. Parents too, may want to contact and notify police.
Children should be cautioned about eating candy or other items they receive that are not wrapped. No one should be eating anything until their parents inspect what they've received.
Several area community trick-or-treat hours are posted online at www.wgfaradio.com Click on the Local News Link.
Ford County: GCMS student expelled for code of conduct violation
A unanimous 5-0 vote by the Gison City-Melvin-Sibley school board (Monday) tossed a student for the rest of the school year. The student was expelled for violation of the GCMS student code of conduct.
Superintendent Anthony Galindo stated an executive session of the GCMS Board resulted in the vote to expel the student and ban that student from all district property and extra-curricular activities. The student wil be allowed to enroll in an alternative education program.