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Watseka man killed in Kankakee County crash

Forty-seven-year-old Earl Blair of Watseka died in a single-car crash Monday.

It happened on Route 1/17 at Kankakee County Road 7940 E. just before 4:40 pm. Illinois State Police report the car ran off the road and hit a utility pole. The victim was pronounced dead at Riverside Hospital.

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Goodland man injured in car-train collision Sunday in Jasper County

That car-train accident in Rensselaer, IN reported Monday on 94.1 WGFA involved a Goodland, Indiana man.

34-year-old Miguel Serrano Hernandez was in stable condition (Monday). Police said his car was hit by a train on North Jefferson Street in Rensselaer Sunday.

Hernandez was heading north when the Hoosier State Line passenger train was approaching from the west and struck the driver's side door.

Hernandez was airlifted to Christ Advocate Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

No one on the train was hurt.

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Death investigation underway after discovery of woman’s body in lake

Champaign authorities hope an autopsy and forensic pathology will lead to the identification of a body recovered from Clinton Lake Sunday. Meanwhile, police say the case of a young woman missing for nearly a week has shifted from from ''disappearance to a death investigation.''

Police have been searching for 24-year-old Ashley Gibson. They are continuing to seek evidence into the source of Gibson's disappearance and are encouraging anyone with information to contact Champaign Police at (217) 351-4545. You can also call Champaign County Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477.

Authorities say information developed in the missing person case involving Gibson directed Champaign Police Detectives to an exploratory search of evidence at Clinton Lake, which is located in DeWitt.

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Car-train collision in Rensselaer

Emergency responders answered a call to a car-train collision Sunday night in Rensselaer, Indiana. Details are sketchy. One person was airlifted to Christ Advocate Hospital in Oak Lawn (IL).

Police said a male driver was northbound on N. Jefferson Street about 9 pm when the Hoosier State line passenger train hit the passenger side of the car as it was slowing for a stop sign.

No report of injuries on the train. The crossing was re-opened by 10:30 pm.

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Kankakee teen arrested for murder

Eighteen-year-old Emanuel Rosenthal of Kankakee is charged with murder for the shooting death of 53-year-old Leon Tucker of Kankakee.

Kankakee Police arrested Rosenthal Friday. No details were released as to what led investigators to Rosenthal. Tucker was shot multiple times April 16th. His body was found on S. Harrison Avenue.

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