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Moped driver killed in Monticello, IN crash Sunday

Monticello, IN police reported a car collided with a moped in the 1800 block of N. Francis Street Sunday afternoon. 57-year-old James Bush was pronounced dead at the scene. The White County Sheriff's Office said Bush's moped hit the back of a vehicle stopped to make a turn into a business parking lot.

70-year-old Robert Roth was traveling north on Francis Street and had stopped to turn. Bush was driving his moped south on Francis Street.

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Watseka Flood debris removal continues next week…

The Watseka city administration is providing updated information on flood clean-up. Debris removal will continue Monday 8/3 thru Friday 8/7.

Another reminder – debris removal is for area of town impacted by the flood. Residents NOT impacted by the flood are setting items at the curb for pick-up. Those items will NOT be picked up. Contact City hall if you have questions.

On Tuesday 8/4, a team of experienced damage assessors from the State will visit various neighborhoods to conduct damage assessments. This IS NOT a FEMA team ! FEMA is not in town and anyone representing themselves as a FEMA contractor should be reported to police. Do not allow those people in your house.

Also...for flood victims, make sure you acquire a building permit before making repairs or rebuilding.

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‘Scams’ reported, Iroquois County residents cautioned

Mail scams have Iroquois County residents being warned again. Sheriff's Police want to make people aware following a couple of reports from the Ashkum area.

A mailed letter informs people they've won a cash prize, lottery or sweepstakes. The letter is usually accompanied by a check which the resident is told to deposit into their personal account. The would-be victim is also told to send a portion of that money from the check – either by mail or western union – to cover the 'Taxes" on the "winnings."

However...the checks have proven to be fraudulent. Then, the bank will receive notice that the check is a fraud and it's the resident's responsibility to repay the bank for the money withdrawn from the account.

Authorities advise you --- Don't become a victim !

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Fowler man faces child porn charges

A Fowler, Indiana man is jailed and facing child porn charges. Indiana State Police report 65-year-old Thomas Harman is in the Benton County jail having been arrested for nine counts of possession of child pornography.

A tip from the National Center for Exploited Children led state police to arrest Harman for allegedly receiving child pornography via the internet.

State police obtained a search warrant on Tuesday, July 21 and collected evidence at Harman's home. ISP said the Fowler Police Department arrested Harman without incident.

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Martinton structure burns

A 2-story abandoned tavern fire in Martinton has several fire departments on the scene today (Fri). The fire at 109 Main Street alerted firemen around 9:30 am.

No injuries are reported.

The fire apparently originated from a burning garage behind the abandoned tavern. Water supply has been an issue. Several area Iroquois County departments answered the MABAS 37 box-alarm. St. Anne and Aroma Park Fire also responded.

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