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DUI arrest in Newton County; Watseka arrest for trespassing

A single car rollover accident in Newton County, Indiana Thursday led to a DUI arrest.  26-year-old Matt McClain of Kentland was charged by Newton County sheriff deputies with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.  Deputies responded to the rollover at County Road 600-South.

Brook Fire and Newton County Ambulance were also at the scene.

Watseka Polcie arrested 45-year-old Scott Baker Wednesday.  He was discovered inside a home on Victory Avenue when police observed an open door st the vacant residence.  Baker was charged with criminal trespass and possession of a hypodermic needle.

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Arson charges from Sheldon house fire

Two people, including the homeowner, are facing arson charges for the Wednesday morning fire in Sheldon. 

44-year-old Melissa Emery and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested by Iroquois County Sheriff's Police for the fire at 440 E. Center Street in Sheldon.  Both suspects are charged with a Class 1 felony, residential arson.  Sheldon Police and the Illinois State Fire Marshall were involved in the investigation and arrests. 

Emery was jailed in Watseka.  The 17-year-old was taken to a juvenile detention center in McLean County.The investigation continues.  State's Attorney Jim Devine said the suspects are not related.

Sheldon fire answered the call about 2:15 Wednesday morning.  Fire departments from four neighboring communities provided mutual aid.

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Weekend fun in Iroquois County includes Milford Fun Days

Milford Fun Days....Bourbonnais’ Friendship Festival....and the Vermilion County Fair continue today (Sat) and Sunday. And ---the Ford County Fair at Melvin gets started Sunday. The Queen Pageant is Monday night at 7 pm at the Dance Center on the Melvin Fairgrounds.

The Friendship Festival features a Fishing Derby today (Sat) at the Municipal Center Pond from 9 am ‘til Noon. There’s also a Car, Truck and Bike Show from Noon until 5 pm

The Truck & Tractor Pull was a highlight at the Vermilion County Friday evening. A 4-H Livestock Auction was also featured. The Ag Olympics is at 1 pm today at the Danville Fairgrounds.

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Indiana troopers find ½ kilo of cocaine

A Chicago woman was jailed in Fowler, IN after a Indiana State Police confiscated about ½ a kilo of cocaine in a Benton County traffic stop.

State police report a K-9 officer sniffed out the drugs during a routine traffic stop Tuesday morning along U.S. 41.
The driver, 25-year-old Camille Rouse, had a suspended license and no insurance.

When the trooper took his K-9 out to inspect the vehicle, the dog indicated there were drugs in the trunk. State police say about 500 grams of cocaine were found inside the car.

Investigators say more charges could be pending.

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Kankakee City Council votes ‘No’ on police chief appointment

The interim-police chief label continues for Price Dumas in the city of Kankakee. Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong’s appointment to the post was denied by the city council last night. The council voted 10-4 against the mayor’s choice.

The mayor immediately re-appointed Dumas to the interim-position for the next 30 days.

Price Dumas was appointed by the mayor after Lt. Robin Passwater resigned as interim-chief. He was in place since April when former chief Larry Regnier resigned and retired following the mayor’s win in the April election.

Passwater resigned and returned to his position in the ranks after Mayor Wells-Armstrong made it evident she was in favor of Price Dumas as the next chief.

Council members have balked about the mayor’s choice, citing lack of experience.

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