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Teens arrested for August shooting in Kankakee

Kankakee County State's Attorney Jim Rowe reports three teenagers are under arrest, all believed to be responsible for an August shooting that injured two juveniles. The gunfire erupted in the 300-block of N. Rosewood Avenue.

Kankakee Police arrested 18-year-old Marquise Sabbs, 19-year-old Lupe Torres and a 17-year-old male. The arrests were made over the weekend.

Charges include two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm. Two of the subjects are also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member.

All three have bonds set at $500,000.

States. Attorney Rowe says in a press release, "Thanks to the hard work of the City of Kankakee Police Department, its detective bureau and especially Detective Joseph Martinez who worked tirelessly on ths case, these suspects have been apprehended and charged.

"We look forward to prosecuting these cases in an effort to obtain justice for the two victims as well as the entire community that is impacted by these type of crimes.

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Fatal I-65 crash closes northbound I-65

A pickup driver from Porter, Indiana is dead after his truck slammed into a semi tractor-trailer on I-65 in White County. Indiana State Police closed the northbound lanes to investigate. It happened Monday evening south of the U.S. 231 exit.

Police reported the driver of a pickup didn't notice traffic slowing in front of him and rear-ended the semi trailer hauling a steel roll.

The driver of the pickup is identified as 34-year-old Michael Kehle.

Police say the pickup burst into flames. Several Good Samaritans tried to pull the driver out, but the flames were hot. The driver died at the scene.

State police had traffic hut down from about 7:40 pm until 1 am today.

         Two semis crash in Jasper County

Two other semi drivers were injured Monday afternoon when their semi -trucks collided on I-65. Both driver were treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to State Police.

28-year-old Jarvis Brown of Joliet was stopped in the right lane when the crash occurred. A semi driven by Joseph Fox of Petersburg, IN was in the right lane when hit the rear of Brown’s trailer. Several emergency crews were at the scene.

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Health Department Schedules Flu Clinics in Iroquois County

Iroquois County -The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) has released the 2017 flu clinic schedule. Walk-in clinics are also added this year at the health department Monday thru Friday 9 am ‘til Noon and 1 – 4 pm throughout the flu season.

“We are excited about getting started with our flu clinics,” said Dee Ann Schippert, Public Health Administrator. Schippert said clinics have been scheduled throughout Iroquois County in order to provide easy access for all residents.

The CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are strongly advising vaccinations for everyone 6 months of age or older. Health officials say they’re looking forward to providing flu vaccines for adults at the public clinics. Children may also receive the flu vaccine by scheduling an appointment at the office. {Contact the Health Dept for times/locations of the clinics).

As in the past, it is requested that those attending a clinic wear clothing that provides easy access to the vaccination site. The cost is $35 per dose. If you have coverage for the flu vaccine through Medicare or one of the following listed insurance companies, the Iroquois County Public Health Department can bill them directly.

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Motorist alert: Nightly lane closures on Interstate 65

The Indiana Department of Transportation will start work on the Swisher Road bridge over the northbound lanes of I-65, beginning today (Monday 9/18).

The work detail is just north of the State Road 25 exit. INDOT will close one lane from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Work is expected to take place each night through Thursday.

Drivers are urged to follow the speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when driving through the area.

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District 21 State Police weekend DUI arrests

A traffic stop for speeding on I-57 (Saturday) resulted in a drunk driving arrest. 47-year-old Shanna McGuire of Champaign showed signs of impairment during the stop in Iroquois County. McGuire was also arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. And additional citation was for speeding and following too closely.

Sunday – a trooper observed a motorist cross the centerline several times while southbound on I-57 in Iroquois County. 47-yr-old Ronald Greenwood of Benton Harbor, MI was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for illegal transportation of alcohol, driving while license suspended, and improper lane usage.

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