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Performance Review sparks fatal shooting

(Westville, IL) -- The president of an East-Central Illinois chemical company is recovering after being shot by an employee during a performance review.

Vermillion County officials say around 2:30 yesterday afternoon an employee of DynaChem shot his boss and then turned the gun on himself. The boss was taken to an Urbana hospital where officials say his injuries are not life-threatening. The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene and no one else was hurt. {Metro News}

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• Jaguar finds a ditch along I-65

White County, Indiana sheriff's police reported slick road conditions this (Thursday) sent a jaguar into a water-filled ditch. The driver of the sport car was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

Sheriff's Police said a man was northbound on I-65, near Wolcott, when he lost control.

The motorist was not injured, but the only way out of his car was to wade through the icy water.

Police said it was one of several slide-offs along I-65 between Lafayette and Lowell in Tippecanoe, Benton, Newton, White and Jasper counties.

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Lowell double homicide suspect back in Indiana, jailed in Newton County

A Lowell-area man suspected in the death of his parents last fall has been returned to Indiana.

34-year-old Thomas Snow is jailed in Newton County. He's charged with armed robbery charge following his extradition from Minnesota -- where he was arrested as a fugitive in October.

Lake County prosecutors are preparing to file homicide charges against the man in Lake Criminal Court in connection with the deaths of 66-year-old Joyce Snow and 68-year-old Clifford Snow.

The victims' decomposed bodies were found October 18 in their home, west of Lowell.

The Lake County coroner said they died of blunt force trauma and strangulation. The time of their death is under investigation. Lake County authorities said in October they found many days of unread newspapers outside the house when they were called there to investigate the victims' well-being.

Police tracked Snow, who had been living at the house, to Minnesota through cellphone records and his parents' credit card activity. Minnesota police stopped him after a brief chase.

Minnesota's Clay County Attorney Brian J. Melton said Tuesday he decided earlier this month to dismiss several traffic charges related to Snow's attempts to flee local police.

The robbery charges in Newton County arise from allegations Snow walked into Boseman's Marathon service station at E. Indiana State Road 10 about 6:30 pm., October 17, threatened to shoot employees and demanded all the money in the cash registers.

Newton County Prosecutor Jeff Drinski said in October he would be asking that Snow be held without bond, arguing that Snow is a flight risk.

Lake County authorities are also is working with the Newton County authorities to make sure Snow he is held for potential charges.

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If you are not registered to vote, and wish to be, please call the County Clerk's Office at 815-432-6960.

A list of registrars and locations to register voters is available at the Clerk's office. You may also register at the County Clerk's Office, located at the Administrative Center, 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka, Illinois from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.

In order to be eligible to vote at the polls for the March 18, 2014 Primary Election, the last day to register or change your address in the County Clerk's Office or with Deputy Registrars is Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

Absentee voting will be available beginning on or about February 6, 2014.

The last day to absentee vote in the County Clerk's office before the March 18, 2014 Primary Election is Monday, March 17, 2014.

Handicapped and elderly persons may also vote at their polling place not accessible to them, by requesting a special application from the County Clerk's Office. Election Judges will assist voters who have properly applied for "Curbside Voting". Election judges are available to provide assistance when needed if a friend or relative cannot assist the voter at the polls.

For any information concerning registration or voting for the handicapped, please call the County Clerk's Office at 815-432-6960. {article submitted}

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Gasoline prices jump for holiday travel

Just in time for holiday traveling, gasoline prices have jumped in the Danville area and across the nation. Regular unleaded gasoline which had been selling for $3.12 a gallon at one Danville gas station on Thursday was selling it for $3.29 a gallon on Sunday.

The Triple A Motor Club's annual forecast predicted that 94-million Americans would travel 50 miles or more between Saturday (December 21st) and Wednesday, January 1st. The number of travelers is up six-percent from this time a year ago.             (article submitted}