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Illinois man dies following I-65 crash

A man is dead after a crash on I-65 Saturday in Jasper County. Indiana State Police said the crash happened around 7:20 pm., north of the Fair Oaks exit.

Police said a crash initially happened between two cars. One car was driven by Andrew Hardwick of Indianapolis and the other by Andrew Tagli of Mokena, Illinois.

Tagli got out of his car after the crash. As he was standing outside of his car on the side of the interstate, Tagli was hit by another car. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jasper County Coroner.

The passenger in Tagli's car was air lifted to a hospital in Illinois for her injuries.

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Gibson Area Hospital Radiologist Receives State Honors

A special reception was held Wednesday to honor Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) Radiologist Gary Kerber, MD. Dr. Kerber is the recipient of the 2018 Illinois Rural Physician of Excellence Award from the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA).

Commenting on Dr. Kerber’s nomination and award, IRHA Executive Director Margaret Vaughn stated, “What struck me was that he has been able to bring high tech to rural communities. Without Dr. Kerber’s leadership in radiology at Gibson Area Hospital, patients would not receive this level of care.”

Dr. Kerber is known in the organization as a physician who truly places patient care first and foremost.

“He has a passion for rural and a passion for his patients. He is a genuine good guy,” said Rob Schmitt, GAHHS CEO.

Read more: Gibson Area Hospital Radiologist Receives State Honors

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Bradley: North Street RR crossing closed Monday

The Village of Bradley is alerting the public to a road closing beginning Monday. Starting at 7 am (Monday 10-15)-- the North Street railroad crossing near Washington Road will be closed for about 10 days.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead and reroute your drive to be on time.

Bradley Police suggest alternate routes from the East may include Mooney Drive/Washington Road south from
Armour Road or Broadway Street to Schuyler Avenue.

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Jasper County Sheriff search for semi involved in fatal accident

The Jasper County, IN Sheriff's Office is looking for a semi that drove off after running over a car and leaving a woman dead. The woman is identified as 40-year-old Melissa Deno of Rensselaer.

At a press conference (Thursday), Sheriff Terry Risner said the semi is a white day cab pulling a white box trailer. There's likely a red paint transfer on the driver's side.

A photo was captured from area surveillance.

The Sheriff's Office reported it was about 1 pm Wednesday when police responded to a report of an accident between a car and a semi at the intersection of U.S. 231 and State Road 16. A second call was received that the semi had fled the scene westbound on State Road 16. It was also reported the driver of the car was trapped within the vehicle after it has gone under the semi.

The investigation revealed a white box trailer had failed to stop at the intersection and crashed into a car driven by Deno. The vehicle had gone under the semi, shearing off the roof of Deno's vehicle.

Anyone with info should contact Jasper County at 219-866-7334.

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Farmers ready to finish off good harvest

Recent rain kept area farmers on the sideline for the last few days. Now, many farmers are anxious to wrap up the fall harvest.

The USDA reports more than half the corn and soybeans have been brought in --- before the rain arrived.

About 63 percent of the corn had been harvested, which is well ahead of last year, when only 36 percent of the corn had been harvested as of October 7. The five-year average is about 41 percent.

The USDA also reported about 51 percent of the soybeans in Illinois had been harvested at the start of the week. That compared to 49 percent a year ago and 39 percent over the previous five years.

Observers don’t think there are going to be too many records set for corn, but there might be for beans.

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