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Newton County stab victims identified

Newton County, Indiana Coroner Scott McCord has identified the three victims of a gruesome stabbing that occurred Sunday night in Sumava Resorts.  All three were stabbed multiple times, according to autopsy results completed Monday.

The victims included 23-year-old Richard Thomas, 39-year-old Kimblerly Spears and 20-year-old Justin Babbs.  All were living at the duplex home in the small Newton County community.

24-year-old Sebastian Wedding of Cedar Lake (IN) was arrested.  He's jailed in Newton County.  The charge is murder.  

Sheriff's Police it was an isolated incident.  No one is in damger.

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NEWTON COUNTY: Arrest made in triple homicide

Newton County Sheriff Tom VanVleet said a 24-year-old man is in custody and facing a murder charge after three bodies were found in Newton County’s Sumava Resorts late Sunday evening.

Sebastian Wedding has been arrested in connection to the triple homicide. Wedding is jailed in Kentland.

Sherriff’s Police and County Emergency Medical Service responders and Indiana State Police responded to a call for a “man bleeding” at 11422 N and 250 West Road around 8 pm.

Investigators found the bodies of two adult males and one adult female. Their names are being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

Newton County Coroner Scott McCord said the three suffered “trauma” but a cause of death will be unavailable until autopsies are performed.

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Triple homicide investigated in Newton County, IN

Sherriff’s Police in Newton County report three bodies were found in the Newton County Sumava Resorts area Sunday evening.

The bodies of two adult males and one adult female were discovered by a deputy. It was about 8 pm when the sheriff’s department and Newton County EMS responded to a call for “a man bleeding” at 11422 N and 250 W.

The names of the victims are being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

Indiana State Police crime scene techs were also at the scene.

Newton County coroner Scott McCord said the three suffered “trauma” but a cause of death will be unavailable until autopsies are performed later today in Tippecanoe County.

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Armed robbery in Hoopeston

Hoopeston Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred late Sunday night.

Police are looking for an individual seen wearing a disguise when entering and leaving Ted’ Home Beverage in the 100-block of W. Main Street at 11:15 pm. The suspect was brandishing a handgun. He’s considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hoopeston Police at 217-283-5196 or Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 217-446-8477.

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Union Pacific announces RR crossing detour in Watseka

The July and August rains have saturated the ground, leading to railroad grade crossings being impacted. That’s reason for the very-slow train traffic thru Watseka.

The saturated soils have affected the base for the grade crossings. That’s also affected the track, which has to be repaired. The slow trains are expected to continue until the track repair is completed.

And now comes word from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)... that the Route 24 and Route 1 Union Pacific Railroad crossing in Watseka will be closed for a week, beginning Tuesday, September 6.

The railroad will be rebuilding the grade crossing. The work is expected to take eight (8) days.

Beginning September 6, a detour will be in effect taking Route 1 and 24 traffic around the City of Watseka.

Motorists should use caution and expected delays along the detour route.

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