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Watseka youth seriously injured in 1-car wreck

Sheriff's Police in Iroquois County investigated a single-vehicle traffic accident Friday that injured a 16-year-old juvenile. The driver lost control while eastbound on 3300 N Road in rural St. Anne.  The snow-covered roadway led to the accident, the vehicle entered a ditch embankment and struck a utility pole.

WGFA News learned Bryce Denoyer suffered serious injury.  He was treated at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, then later transported to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. 

Police said no citations were issued. Riverside EMS was at the scene along with Papineau, Martinton and St. Anne Fire.

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Rossville man arrested after police chase in Iroquois County

A Rossville man faces charges after leading police on a chase, then crashing the stolen vehicle northeast of Watseka. 39-year-old Jeremiah Smith jumped into the Iroquois River Friday in his attempt to elude deputies after crashing the stolen car. Officers pulled Smith from the river and had him taken to IMH.

Smith was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and felony driving while license revoked.

Iroquois County authorities were notified of the vehicle theft by the Hoopeston Police Department. Smith had led police on a chase Thursday night, according to the news release.

Local deputies located the vehicle heading north on Illinois Route 1 inside Watseka city limits and began pursuit Friday afternoon. The chase ended when Smith crashed the vehicle on Township Road 165. After crashing, Smith fled the vehicle and jumped into the river.

Watseka Police Department and Illinois State Police assisted on scene.

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Reddick 9-year-old Killed in Single Vehicle Accident near Dwight

A single vehicle rollover accident last Thursday left a nine-year-old boy dead. Nathan Gast was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Route 17 in Livingston County. Authorities reported other occupants of an SUV that rolled were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Illinois State Police investigated about 5 pm six miles east of Dwight. Officials reported the driver lost control on an icy stretch of Route 17. The vehicle entered a ditch and rolled onto its side.

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Viewpoint breakfast meetings set

Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau will sponsor two Viewpoint Breakfast Meetings. The first meeting is this Thursday, February 20, at Happy Days Diner in Roberts. A second meeting is March 3 at the Farm Bureau Office in Gilman. 
The meetings begin at 7:30 am with breakfast followed by discussion on the topics members wish to talk about. There is no charge for members to attend and reservations are not needed. For more information, contact the Farm Bureau at 1-800-424-0756.

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U.S. District Court: Kankakee man sentenced to 2 years on weapons charge

26-year-old Hipolito Bello of Kankakee was sentenced to a little lesss than 2.5 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm by a convicted felon. Bello was arrested in Kankakee by the Kankakee ATF Task Force and Kankakee police Gang Enforcement Tactical Unit last June.

Bello has a prior felony conviction in 2012 for aggravated discharge of a firearm and a 2010 felony theft. He was indicted by a federal grandy jury last May. The case was the result of ongoing investigations related to gun violence in the Kankakee area.

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