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Newton County crash leaves 3 dead

NEWTON CO., Ind.--– Three people are dead after a crash involving a semi and an SUV on Interstate 65 in Newton County this (Tuesday) morning.

The crash happened just before 1 am when an SUV hit a semi that was stopped on I-65 southbound because of a crash that had happened about three miles ahead earlier Monday evening.
The driver and two children inside the SUV died as a result of the crash. A third child was taken to Jasper County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

State Police say it may be awhile before the debris is cleaned up and traffic is moving again. Traffic has slowed down significantly in both directions of I-65. Drivers are advised to take an alternate route and drive cautiously.

94.1 WGFA

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Slow going for corn planting

By The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD - State agriculture officials say wet, cold weather has kept Illinois farmers out of their fields this spring. Only 1 percent of the corn crop has been planted.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture contends Monday in its weekly crop report that typically about 10 percent of the statewide corn crop would be in the fields by mid-April.
Farmers, last year, also had a slow start planting corn. At this same point in April, 1 percent of the crop was in the field. Much of the state received heavy rainfall last week.

Illinois is usually one of the top two corn-producing states in the country, alongside Iowa. The two states are also usually the top soybean producers in the country. That crop typically planted later in the year.

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Crash closes I-65 in Newton County

NEWTON COUNTY, Ind.– Indiana State Police confirm a multiple-vehicle crash has closed Interstate 65 in both the north and and southbound directions at the Roselawn exit in Newton County. It happened just before 1 am.

Crews are still working the scene, in addition to another crash involving a nitric acid spill that happened around 11:30 Monday evening about three miles south of the Roselawn exit. Drivers should seek an alternate route.

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Nitric acid spill triggers I-65 detour

JASPER COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police are asking drivers to avoid Interstate 65 in Jasper County because of a crash involving nitric acid.

As of 11:30 p.m. Monday, troopers were asking drivers to avoid the north and southbound lanes of I-65 about three miles south of the Roselawn exit.

Troopers said a semi tanker with nitric acid rolled over and was leaking. The leak required a detour of traffic. Troopers are not sure how long that detour will be in effect.

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Job Fair Wednesday at DACC

Danville Community College is hosting a Career Connections Job Fair Wednesday. The 2014 event is April 16 from 9 am to 1 pm in the Mary Miller Gymnasium.

The public is invited to meet area employers who are recruiting for part-time and full-time positions. Learn about the local job market and the responsibilities and requirements needed in various positions. Visitors should dress for an interview.

Representatives from several Illinois universities will also be on hand to discuss university transfer options.

The Job Fair is sponsored by DACC's Career & Employment Services Center.

For more information, or to schedule a booth, call DACC Career & Employment Services Center, 217-443-8597.