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Kankakee River: Flood warning remains until Thursday

The Kankakee River has held its own since the weekend thaw with warmer0020temps. Water levels at Shelby, IN and at Momence have not posed any threats of flooding since the ice jams during last week’s arctic weather.

At Wilmington, the Will County EMA reports the weekend-melt did not create any additional threat.

A flood warning for the Kankakee River remains in effect until Thursday. The warning covers the river from Shelby, Ind., to Wilmington.

The river has been at or in moderate flooding since Jan. 26 because of ice jams that have formed, including a 7-mile stretch east and west of Wilmington. Minor flooding is in the forecast.

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North Newton School Corporation mourns death of Superintendent Haas

The North Newton School Corporation in Indiana has announced the death of Superintendent Destin Haas. The North Newton Spartan Family issued a press release (Monday) stating, “it’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Superintendent Destin Hass.”

The Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office said Haas was found unresponsive inside his garage in Benton County. He was taken to a Tippecanoe County hospital.

An autopsy was scheduled.

Haas joined North Newton School Corporation in 2013 and was responsible for the implementation of many advances in the school corporation. The Corporation stated, “Mr. Haas was an extraordinary advocate for staff and students and dedicated his life to the service and well-being of all children. The North Newton Spartan Family extends our heartfelt condolences to the Haas family during this time of loss of an exceptional man."

Haas was the former superintendent of Benton Community Schools. He took over at North Newton in 2013. He lived in Fowler and leaves behind a wife and four children.

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Cocaine dealing nets prison time for Cullom man

A Livingston County cocaine dealer was was sentenced to three and a-half years in prison. 29-year-old Josh Miller of Cullom pled guilty to three counts of unlawful delivery.

Miller and 39-year-old Mary Morris of Joliet were arrested by the Dwight Drug Unit and Livingston County Proactive Unit in December of 2017. A search warrant was executed at a Cullom address where several controlled substances and drug paraphernalia were located.

Investigators with the Dwight Drug Unit said several cocaine purchases were made out of the residence in Cullom during the three month investigation.

Morris is facing three felony charges. She’s back in court in March.

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Finally….Relief nears from cold temps

Relief from the arctic cold is near, according to reports from the NWS. The bitter cold temps have kept most people huddled up indoors. There is relief in sight. By Saturday, the National Weather Service says we should expect daytime highs in the low to mid-40s. On Sunday, there is a chance we could reach 50 degrees.

Today (Friday) ? A respite from the wind chills. High near 23.

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Courts back in session after weather-delays

The 21st Judicial Circuit is back in session -- after the extreme cold weather postponed Court for two days this week.

The Iroquois and Kankakee County Circuit Clerk’s offices are open today (Friday). Court is in session.

Respective Circuit Clerk Staff members extend a Thank You in advance for patience.

Those individuals who had court dates Wednesday and Thursday when the Courthouses were closed will be notified for new court dates. Official Notices by regular mail will be issued. Online notices are also available on Circuit Clerk sites.

Several courthouses and county/city administrative offices resumed regular activity today (Friday).

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