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3-vehicle colission kills Kankakee woman

A fatal traffic accident investigated Monday afternoon on the Momence curves on Route 17. (The location is commonly known as Kinney’s Corner at 500 N Road).

28-yr-old Guillermina Arroyo-Rico of Kankakee was pronounced dead at the scene. State Police reported she pulled into the path of an eastbound UPS truck driven by 33-yr-old Randy Pierce of Clifton. The truck driver was not injured. A 3rd driver trying to avoid the crash suffered a minor injury.

Several emergency crews were on the scene. Route 17 had traffic diverted while the accident was investigated. The collision happened at 5 pm.

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Danville Police investigate shooting death of Indiana man

The man whose body was discovered this (Mon) morning in the 900 block of Fowler in Danville has been identified as 24 year old, Brandon Dallas-Hagan from Indianapolis, Indiana. He suffered from a gunshot wound and an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning, according to Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden.

McFadden stated the victim’s family has been notified. The on-going investigation by the Danville Police Department and the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office continues. Anyone has information about this or other crimes is encouraged to call the Danville Police or Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.

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Murder-suicide in Watseka

Funeral arrangements are being made in Kankakee for a Watseka man and his wife found dead in their home early Sunday. Watseka Police and the Iroquois County Coroner’s Office are calling it a murder-suicide.

Coroner Bill Cheatum said the family of 74-year-old Jose Damia (Duh-ME-uh) and 68-year-old Victoria Damia has been notified.

Watseka Polcie investigated just before 4 am after a male subject...believed to have been Jose Damia...called 9-1-1 requesting an ambulance because he was experiencing chest pains. At the scene, IMH ambulance personnel found Damia dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police were then called to the scene and found a deceased female inside the residence. Victoria Damia had been shot while she laid in bed.

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Indiana 4-yr-old accidentally shoots himself

Police say a 4-year-old northwestern Indiana boy has fatally shot himself after finding a gun at a babysitter's house.

Lake County Sheriff's Police report Eric Cole of Wheatfield (IN) located a handgun in a case under a bed in the bedroom of the Crown Point home Saturday morning. The boy was able to open the case and handled the firearm, firing a single round that struck him.

Investigators don't expect charges to be filed.

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Manteno man loses Kankakee County Board seat >

Bob Reed was removed from his District 6 seat due to a violation of election law. In a court ruling (Friday), Reed is said to have failed to file a required statement of economic interest. There was a deadline to have paperwork on file.

Reed also made news with a DUI arrest. Records also show he failed to appear in court for a small claims case.

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