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Illinois House honors former Kankakee County Sheriff

Former Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski has been honored by the Illinois House of Representatives. A Resolution recognizes Bukowski for his many years of service.  He retired from a long career in law enforcement last year.

State Representative Lyndsay Parkhurst presented Bukowski with a copy of the House Resolution at Tuesday's Kankakee County Board meeting.

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2 13-year-old girls missing in Indiana

Carroll County, INdiana law enforcement officers and emergency responders continued to follow up on possible leads that could lead them to two missing girls. The girls were last seen near the Monon high bridge trail in Delphi Monday afternoon.

Liberty German and Abigail Williams went missing Monday. The 13-year-old girls were last seen near an abandoned railroad bridge, known as the Monon High Bridge around 1 p.m.

The girls were dropped off near the bridge to walk around and hang out. They had made arrangements to be picked up by a family member later in the afternoon. But when the time came for the girls to be picked up, they never showed up.

Investigators did not suspect foul play and had no information to believe the girls were in any kind of
danger, other than being exposed to outside elements.

Investigators looked into having an Amber Alert issued. They were informed this event does not meet the criteria set by state guidelines to have an alert issued.

Police are asking for the public’s help. If anyone knows anything, they are encouraged to call the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 765-564-2413.

Libby is 5 feet 4 inches tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a tie dye shirt, fringed at the bottom, gray sweats with unknown black lettering and black Nike shoes.

Abby is also 5 feet 4 inches with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Abby was wearing a gray sweatshirt with a burgundy T-shirt underneath and blue jeans.

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Watseka citizens advised about suspicious person

Watseka Police want to make the public aware of a suspicious person alleging he’s an undercover police officer working a sting operation.

If approached by this subject, do not approach him or allow him to enter your home. Instead call 9-1-1.

Police report citizens have been approached several times in the area by this individual during night-time hours at their residences and while walking in public areas.

The subject in question is a male black, short in stature, wearing a black face mask and carrying a gun and badge. Witnesses also report the subject tells them he’s an Undercover Police Officer working a sting operation.

Police say witnesses also describe a vehicle the man is driving as a bluish-green Pontiac Grand Am or a dark-colored Dodge Sedan.

Watseka Police inform the public that this person IS NOT A MEMBER of the Watseka Police Department, nor do they know of any outside agencies working the Watseka area.

If approached or if you’ve seen this person, contact 9-1-1.

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3 arrested during narcotics sting in Jasper County, IN

Sheriff’s Police in Jasper County, IN executed a warrant (Monday) arresting three Rensselaer residents for suspicious drug activity. The Rensselaer Police Department and Indiana State Police Narcotics officers were also involved with the execution of the warrant on E. Merritt Street in Rensselaer.

29-year-old Aaron Hovis, 32-year-old Bridgette Hovis and 27-year-old Lauren Marlatt face felony charges of Dealing Marijuana and Child Neglect. All three posted $1255 dollars cash bonds.

Officers located a quantity of processed marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a large sum of U.S. currency and a loaded firearm. The residence was also covered by a remote security camera system that led to a central-digital recording device.

Investigators revealed four adults, five minor children and a 16-year-old male juvenile were all living at the residence.

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Semi fire closes I-65 in Newton County, IN >

An early-morning semi fire in Newton County (Friday) closed a portion of Interstate 65 North for more than seven hours.

Indiana State Police said it was around 4 am when a semi hauling a trailer full of cereal and vegetable oil stopped on the northbound shoulder of I-65 in Newton County, about two miles north of the Demotte/Roselawn Exit.

Police said the driver had a flat tire and his brakes had caught fire. When crews arrived, the tractor and trailer were engulfed in flames. They said the fire kept reigniting itself due to the vegetable oil.

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