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Sheriff Hagen says Iroquois County needs squad cars replaced

Patrol cars have aged in Iroquois County...some more than 10 years-old and with over 200,000 miles. It’s reached the breaking point, according to Sheriff Derek Hagen.

Hagen told the Finance committee (Thursday) he refrained from asking for car replacements over the last handful of years due to the budget talks. Replacing cars, he said, are now a priority.

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Indiana man facing drugs, weapon charges

Rantoul police report an Indiana man who stopped to read a map at a Rantoul gas station is now facing felony charges – after weapons and drugs were found in his vehicle.

24-year-old Joshua Wozniak of Michigan City (IN) was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of weapons, possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis, DUI, and possession of weapons without a FOID card.

An officer approached Wozniak’s vehicle to see if he needed help when he was observed reading a map, just off I-57 Thursday morning.

The smell of alcohol prompted more questions and a search. Wozniak admitted having cannabis and smoking materials in his car, then a loaded .38 caliber handgun and rounds of ammunition were found in the car’s console.

He has a court date next month.

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Fatal accident on U.S. 421 in White County, IN

The White County Sheriff’s Office reports one person is dead after a crash between a pick-up and a semi on U.S. 421 Thursday.

The crash happened around 3:20 pm, just north of Monon.
41-year-old Aaron Jachim of Star City was the victim.

Sheriff Pat Shafer said a medical helicopter was brought in, but authorities say Jachim died at the scene.
Jachim was headed south in the pick-up when he hit a north-bound semi.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

U.S. 421 was closed for about 4 hours while deputies investigated the crash.

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Indiana traffic stop leads to 20 pounds of spice

A traffic stop by Indiana State Police uncovered 20 pounds of spice and led to one arrest. Police say the investigation continues.

A vehicle was stopped Wednesday just before 3:45 pm on State Road 18.

32-year-old Toby Gregory of Brookston was stopped for speeding. State police report an “odor of drugs” was coming from the vehicle.

The trooper determined suspicious criminal activity and a search revealed about 20 pounds of spice inside the vehicle.

Gregory was arrested and taken to the White County Jail. He has been charged with dealing synthetic marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of synthetic drugs.

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Newton County Punkin Vine Fair ready to go

The annual Newton County, IN Punkin Vine Fair starts this next week.  The 97th edition of the fair unfolds at the fairgrounds north of Kentland.  Many of the usual attractions are included, including the Queen pageant Monday evening.

94.1 WGFA will broadcast the queen pageant with seven ladies competing. The pageant is at 8 pm.  The Little Miss and Mister Contest precedes the pageant at 6:30 pm.

Church Night is Sunday.  Tuesday night, Dustin Lynch is in concert with special guest The Wolfe Brothers. Visit the website for ticket info www.newtoncountyfair.com

Wednesday is Earth Night.  Thursday offers 4-H Night at the Fair.  Antique Tractor Parade and the ITPA & IPL Truck & Tractor Pull is set for 7:30 pm.

Harness racing has been cancelled.

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