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Keady earns Hall-of-Fame Honors

Boiler legend: "I'm thrilled and humbled"

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Former Purdue men's basketball head coach Gene Keady was elected in to the College Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday night.

Keady began his career at Western Kentucky. He then became the coach at Purdue where he led the Boilers to a 512-270 record. Keady coached the Boilers for 25 years.

"I'm thrilled and humbled to be elected to the College Basketball Hall of Fame,"  Keady said. "It's a total team effort. I couldn't have done it without my former players, assistant coaches, and support staff."

Rollie Massimino and former U.S. congressman Tom McMillen also headline the 2013 class that will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

The class will be inducted during a ceremony on November 23 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Keady is currently a special assistant at St. John's working for Red Storm Head Coach and former Boilermaker assistant Steve Lavin.

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Kankakee Cousins Accused of Attempted Murder

Both indicted by Grand Jury

26-year-old Jerrell Wade and 21-year-old Jonathan Wade face a grand jury indictment in Kankakee.

The two Kankakee cousins are accused of trying to kill a man during a mid-afternoon shooting on North Fifth Avenue in Kankakee last month. The two defendants pleaded not guilty Monday but face a minimum sentence of 31 years if convicted.

Prosecutors say witnesses saw the two men shoot and hit the 25-year-old victim several times, leaving him for dead in a local parking lot. The victim was taken to an area hospital but survived the attack.

The cousins are being held at Jerome Combs Detention Center in lieu of $1 million bond.

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Indy woman is killed after walking into traffic on I-65

JASPER COUNTY, Ind. - An Indianapolis woman was killed last night after walking into traffic on I-65 in Jasper County.

Indiana State Police report 66-year-old Betty Rush walked into the right lane of traffic on I-65 northbound near the Demotte exit.

She was struck by a car driven by a 22-year-old male from Gary, Indiana.

Rush was then hit by a semi also traveling in the right lane.

State troopers believe Rush may have been struck by several other vehicles whose drivers did not realize it was a person.

Rush was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jasper County coroner.

No one else was injured.

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April arrives, cool start, then a warm-up

The first day of April is not expected to feel much like spring. The Nationai Weather Service calls for a cool, windy Monday with temperatures only in the low 40s during the afternoon.

Tuesday will remain sunny but colder, with a high temperature around 43 degrees.

The warmup begins Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting sunny conditions with a high temperature of 48 degrees.

Temperatures will inch even higher on Thursday and Friday, when highs are expected to reach the mid- to upper-50s.

The weekend will finally bring temperatures above 60, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting mostly sunny conditions with a high near 63 on Sunday.

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Former Fire Chief Faces Sentencing for Theft >

Former Limestone Township Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Brosseau has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.

The 56-year-old wrote himself checks totaling $55,000 between December 2006 and February 2009, according to prosecutors. At the time, Brosseau served as treasurer for the Kankakee Valley Firemen's Association.

When sentenced, he could get Probation or up to seven years in prison.

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