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I-65 rollover injures at least two people

Indiana State Police and other emergency responders assisted at the scene of a rollover accident Sunday in Jasper County. Two were air-lifted to Indianapolis. Others were treated at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee.

It happened just before 3 pm north of Rensselaer. A northbound driver lost control when his vehicle began to fishtail. The 29-year-old driver, police said, over-corrected The vehicle rolled four times, ejecting one passenger.

Police reported that ejected passenger was not aware she’d been ejected and was seen running back toward the vehicle to help, according to witnesses.

The roadway was closed for approximately an hour. During this time there were two secondary crashes in the backup.

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Child's Death Sparks Investigation

The state's child welfare agency is investigating to determine if neglect was involved in the death of a three-month-old boy from the Will County town of Beecher. The child was pronounced dead Thursday morning at St. James hospital in Chicago Heights. The Department of Children and Family Services says no other children were involved and they say the agency has had no prior contact with the family.

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Early Voting continues…

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is working with the State Board of Elections alerting voters about the vote by mail process.

There have been complaints from voters claiming they’ve applied for an early-vote ballot but haven’t received it.
If you have not received your vote-by-mail ballot, you can still vote during the early voting period or on Election Day.

Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher advises people election day itself, could be busy. You can cast that early ballot by visiting the Clerk’s office......

Kankakee and Vermilion County officials report well over 1200 absentee ballots cast.

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Pembroke fire investigated

Investigators are looking into another Pembroke Township fire and its connection to four shooting deaths earlier this month.

A Pembroke trailer home where a man was found shot to death October 1st was set on fire Thursday. The location is where a man was found dead in the driveway of the home that Saturday, October 1st.

The victim’s death was one of four shooting deaths that weekend. A father and two of his adult sons were also found shot to death in a nearby home. That house was also destroyed by fire last week.

Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey said the investigation into the shooting deaths continues and the links to the recent fires.

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North Newton teacher placed on administrative leave, bullying case being reviewed

A North Newton High School teacher is on administrative leave while the school district investigates a case from earlier this month.

School Corporation Superintendent Destin Haas reports math teacher Kari Smundin was placed on administrative leave October 5. Haas said the school was made aware of a situation that allegedly occurred a day earlier on October 4.

A 13-year-old student is the subject of an alleged bullying episode in a classroom setting.
Haas would not provide much detail about the situation that allegedly occurred. The school is continuing to investigate.

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