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Domestic issue results in Indiana shooting

A 36-year-old woman was in custody after a reported shooting in Newton County, Indiana Friday. Charges were being reviewed by the prosecutor's office.

Now charged with aggravated battery is 36-year-old Kristal Miller of Rensselaer. Additional charges are pending.

Sheriff's Police responded to a rural residence near Mt. Ayr. The investigation revealed 38-year-old Lawrence Zmigrocki of Hammond had gone to a neighbor's house to report he had been shot twice by a female during some kind of altercation. He allegedly said he was shot by his girlfriend.

Zmigrocki was taken by Newton County Ambulance to Riverside Hospital. He was reported in stable condition.

The sheriff's department was assisted by Brook, Morocco and Kentland Police. Indiana State Police also responded.

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Dense fog blankets Illiana this Monday morning

Visibility is down to less than a mile in many areas today; a dense fog advisory is in place until mid to late morning. Poor visibility will slow traffic and slick spots may develop on surfaces due to temperatures near or below freezing.

School delays due to fog include the Iroquois West - District 10 (1 Hour delay)..... there's a 2-Hour delay for North and South Newton and Benton School Corporation in Indiana.  There is also a 1-Hour delay for Head Start at Goodland and Roselawn.

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Christmas Tree Lane in Watseka

The 47th Annual Christmas Tree Lane is this weekend in Watseka. Decorated Christmas trees make up this year's theme...."Winter Wonderland".... at the Old Courthouse Museum.

Several groups and individuals were invited to decorate their tree over the last few weeks. Judging is today (Saturday), holiday festivities begin at 1 pm.

Refreshments will be served in the Victorian Room at the Courthouse on Cherry Street.

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Peddinghaus in Bradley lays off 55 employees

Sluggish international sales is to blame for lay-offs at Peddinghaus Corporation in Bradley The company announced this week 55 of its approximate 300 workers are to be let go. A company spokesman said "should economic conditions improve, these people could be brought back."

Peddinghaus produces specialty-machines and tools used in fabrication.

Domestic demand for the company's product remains strong, but it's been slow in other countries including Russia, China and Brazil.

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Update: Forrest man killed in Ford County crash on U-S 24

A two-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Ford County killed on person and injured another. It happened at the Ford-Iroquois County line, near Piper City.

Pronounced dead at the scene was 48-year-old Michael Cline of Forrest (IL).

District 21 State Police investigated at the intersection of U.S. 24 and County Road 1550 E.

Police reported Cline's car was eastbound and crossed the centerline, colliding with a car driven by 21-year-old Troy Bailey Jr.of Pekin. Bailey was westbound.

Bailey was treated for minor injuries.

Route 24 traffic was hut down for about three hours. The accident occurred just before 5:30 pm.

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