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Bathtub drowning investigated in White County, IN

A five-year-old Indiana boy is dead, an alleged drowning victim in a bathtub near Monticello. Ian Davidson was found by s family member about 6 pm, according to Indiana State Police.

An investigation continues. An autopsy is planned.

According to Indiana State Police, a call was made to 911 and a neighbor who is a paramedic came to the residence and started CPR.

Monticello Fire Department transported the boy to IU White Memorial Hospital. He was later airlifted to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis where he was pronounced dead just before 2 am Thursday.

Davidson's parents, (Eric Davidson and Julia Moore), were at the home at the time of the drowning. There have not been any charges at this time as the investigation is ongoing.


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Flood advisory for WGFA-listening area

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED AN URBAN & SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR FORD COUNTY, Southern IROQUOIS COUNTY, AND SOUTHERN LIVINGSTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLLINOIS.... UNTIL 200 PM TODAY (FRIDAY).

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATED SOME AREAS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED AROUND THREE INCHES OF RAINFALL WITH ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS MOVING OVER THE AREA YET THIS MORNING.

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15-year-old Beaverville youth charged with arson

An August 15th structure fire in Beaverville now finds a 15-year-old teen facing an arson charge. Iroquois County Sheriff's police arrested the boy Wednesday.

Up to a dozen area fire departments and 70 firemen responded to the call on St. Charles Street. The vacant building had been abandoned for about 8 years. The building had been used most recently as a residence. It was also a restaurant, a nursing home and provided housing for Catholic nuns years ago.

The State Fire Marshal's Office ruled the fire intentional. Police say they followed up on numerous leads before questioning and identifying the teen as a suspect.

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Beecher Man Dies in Route 1 Crash

A 47 year old Beecher man has died after an accident along Illinois Route 1. Michael R Hurling was pronounced deceased at 2:50 PM Tuesday, after a multi-vehicle accident in Beecher Township, about one mile north of Eagle Lake Drive.

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Barickman appointed Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee

                      Replaces departed Senator Kirk Dillard

SPRINGFIELD — Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, has appointed Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, to take the top Republican spot on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Barickman's appointment, effective immediately, fills a vacancy created by the departing Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, who is leaving the Senate to chair the Regional Transportation Authority.
"Sen. Dillard has been a strong voice for all Illinois residents on this committee," Barickman said in a news release. "I hope to continue his record of working in bipartisan fashion to develop real solutions to the major issues facing our state."
"Senator Barickman has proven his leadership abilities through his work on this and other committees, including as co-chair of the Legislative Audit Commission," Radogno said in a news release. "I look forward to having him take the lead for our caucus on the very important legislation that comes before this committee."

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