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Motorist alert: Nightly lane closures on Interstate 65

The Indiana Department of Transportation will start work on the Swisher Road bridge over the northbound lanes of I-65, beginning today (Monday 9/18).

The work detail is just north of the State Road 25 exit. INDOT will close one lane from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Work is expected to take place each night through Thursday.

Drivers are urged to follow the speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when driving through the area.

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District 21 State Police weekend DUI arrests

A traffic stop for speeding on I-57 (Saturday) resulted in a drunk driving arrest. 47-year-old Shanna McGuire of Champaign showed signs of impairment during the stop in Iroquois County. McGuire was also arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. And additional citation was for speeding and following too closely.

Sunday – a trooper observed a motorist cross the centerline several times while southbound on I-57 in Iroquois County. 47-yr-old Ronald Greenwood of Benton Harbor, MI was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for illegal transportation of alcohol, driving while license suspended, and improper lane usage.

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Wellington man nabbed for criminal acts in Hoopeston

31-year-old Bradley David of Wellington faces felony charges in Vermilion County. He was arrested by Hoopeston Police for several criminal damage to property incidents reported last week. The arrest was made Saturday after David was interviewed.

Police investigated a series of criminal acts last week in the 1,2 and 300-blocks of E. Main Streets, two more on North Market and E. Orange, and Bank Street. Other damage reports came from W. Washington, E. Penn, 6th Avenue, !st Avenue, 2nd Avenue, W. Chestnut and S. 5th Street at Route 9.

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Police stand-off in Pontiac, man in custody >

A trained-negotiator helped police in Livingston County fuse a hostage situation in Pontiac Friday. A man and woman were holed up in an apartment for several hours before the matter was resolved. Both the man and woman were in custody while investigators tried to unravel what had been going on.

Dozens of officers from the Pontiac Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff’s Department made their presence known at the intersection of Division & North Streets The man allegedly held the woman against her will at an apartment complex. It all began at 10:42 am, according to Livcom dispatchers. Both individuals were taken into custody at approximately 1:07 p.m.

Eyewitnesses and sources familiar with the individuals involved, reported Justin Doan was holding a woman in his apartment against her will. Efforts were made to get Doan to surrender.

Pontiac Police talked to Doan by phone, confirming what eyewitnesses said about how the incident began. (The woman was being held because police were uncertain what her involvement was all about).

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BrickStone robbery suspect faces federal charges

The former Kankakee resident, arrested in the Monday robbery of the BrickStone Brewery & Restaurant in Bourbonnais, is facing federal charges and could be looking at 25 years in prison. Michael Cobbs Jr. of Champaign is in custody for the armed robbery. Now, the Daily-Journal reports the case will go before a federal grand jury.

Records show, because BrickStone os a restaurant and brewery and engages in interstate commerce thru food and alcohol outside of Illinois, Cobb is charged under the federal Hobbs Act –which prohibits robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign colmmerce.

The 32-year-old Cobb is in custody of the U.S. Marshalls.
Cobb was arrested Monday after the BrickStone was robbed and employees were injured.

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