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Cattle truck overturns on I-74

An interstate crash involving a truck carrying cattle that happened early Wednesday resulted in several cattle being killed.

Illinois State Police reported the truck driver was westbound on I-74 about 2:40 am. 29-year-old James D. Carmack was driving a livestock hauler when he ran off the road, struck the median cable and overturned.

State police cited Carmack for improper lane usage.
Carmack was carrying 65 head of cattle.

Carmack was taken to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

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Indiana Deer hunter falls from tree stand

A Fountain County, Indiana deer hunter was airlifted to the hospital after a fall from a tree stand Wednesday afternoon.

Department of Natural Resource (DNR) officers said it happened around 4:15 p.m. in a wooded area south of Covington.

28-year-old Justin Raley of Covington was hunting in a stand about 20 feet off the ground. Investigators said the cables designed to hold up the bottom section of the stand rusted through and broke.

Raley was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with serious internal injuries and a broken wrist.

Investigators said Raley was not wearing a safety harness.

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34TH Annual Harvest Daze this weekend in Watseka

It's the largest fundraiser of the year for the Old Courthouse Museum in Watseka. The 34th Annual Harvest Daze runs Friday evening through Sunday. Vendors, food, and entertainment are on the grounds at the old courthouse on Cherry Street.

Judy Ficke with the Old Courthousesays there's 70 vendors lined up for the weekend event. There's a car show and an antique tractor show. There's also a talent show.

Opening ceremonies are planned at 9 am Saturday. The American Legion Post 23 presents the colors with Bernie Markley singing the national anthem.

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KCC job fair Thursday

About 50 potential employers are setting up displays at the KCC Job Fair Thursday. The program runs from 9 am 'til Noon on the Kankakee Community College campus. The fair is free to the public. .

Veterans are especially encouraged to attend. Employers will conduct pre-screening interviews for full- and part-time positions.

Visitors are encouraged to dress for an interview and have resumes available.

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Teenagers bonds set at $1 million for murder

Two teens being tried as adults for the murder of a Pembroke Township man had their bond set at $1 million each. The teens are charged with the shooting death of 70year-old Thad Wells. Well was shot when the door of his rural home was riddled with bullets in July. Prosecutors called it a burglary gone bad.

15-year-old Vincent Sherrod and 15-year-old Jason Caldwell were in court Monday. Both pleaded not guilty.

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