Bradley Police are searching for a bank robber. The Federated Bank on Route 50 was robbed by a man who then fled on foot with an undetermined amount of crash, according to Police Chief Michael Johnston.
The suspect described as a black man. No injury was reported.
A Friday night fire extensively damaged a home in Loda, leaving a family of five homeless. The one-story home of the Ivan Garcia family sustained damage from what’s believed to have been an electrical fire.
Firemen from Loda and Buckley answered the call at 11:30 pm. The blazes destroyed the kitchen and family room.
The state Fire Marshall was investigating.
No injury was reported. Some 20 firemen were on the scene for nearly three hours.
The second man accused of killing three people in Newton County in August pleaded not guilty to additional charges Friday.
24-year-old Sebastian Wedding of Lake County, Indiana, and 24-year-old Derrick Cardosi of Sumava Resorts, Indiana, were charged back in August with three counts of murder, auto theft and theft. The arrests came from the deaths of 39-year-old Kimberly Spears 23-year-old Richard Thomas and 20-year-olod Justin Babbs. All were from Newton County.
Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges in September.
On Friday, Wedding pleaded not guilty to two more counts of murder, while committing robbery and burglary. Cardosi pleaded the same on Wednesday of this week.