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State Police investigate 2 accidents at Routes 24/52 in Iroquois County

Emergency personnel had a busy day (Monday) at Routes 24/52 at Sheldon where two accidents happened. Illinois State Police and IMH ambulance personnel were at the scene; a second mishap happened as the first was being investigated.

Janice Cook-Herreweyers of Sheldon was one of five involved in one accident that also involved a Kansas family. Herreweyers was northbound on 52, failed to yield and drove into the path of an SUV at the intersection. The driver of the SUV (Chris Jackson of Kansas) nor his three passengers were injured.

A Momence man was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way in a second collision. Jack tedford was northbound on 4th Street in Sheldon at the intersection. He was attempting to head north on Route 52 when he collided with an eastbound car operated by a New Whiteland, IN driver.

Injuries were not life-threatening.

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Newton County stab victims identified

Newton County, Indiana Coroner Scott McCord has identified the three victims of a gruesome stabbing that occurred Sunday night in Sumava Resorts.  All three were stabbed multiple times, according to autopsy results completed Monday.

The victims included 23-year-old Richard Thomas, 39-year-old Kimblerly Spears and 20-year-old Justin Babbs.  All were living at the duplex home in the small Newton County community.

24-year-old Sebastian Wedding of Cedar Lake (IN) was arrested.  He's jailed in Newton County.  The charge is murder.  

Sheriff's Police it was an isolated incident.  No one is in damger.

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NEWTON COUNTY: Arrest made in triple homicide

Newton County Sheriff Tom VanVleet said a 24-year-old man is in custody and facing a murder charge after three bodies were found in Newton County’s Sumava Resorts late Sunday evening.

Sebastian Wedding has been arrested in connection to the triple homicide. Wedding is jailed in Kentland.

Sherriff’s Police and County Emergency Medical Service responders and Indiana State Police responded to a call for a “man bleeding” at 11422 N and 250 West Road around 8 pm.

Investigators found the bodies of two adult males and one adult female. Their names are being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

Newton County Coroner Scott McCord said the three suffered “trauma” but a cause of death will be unavailable until autopsies are performed.

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Triple homicide investigated in Newton County, IN

Sherriff’s Police in Newton County report three bodies were found in the Newton County Sumava Resorts area Sunday evening.

The bodies of two adult males and one adult female were discovered by a deputy. It was about 8 pm when the sheriff’s department and Newton County EMS responded to a call for “a man bleeding” at 11422 N and 250 W.

The names of the victims are being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

Indiana State Police crime scene techs were also at the scene.

Newton County coroner Scott McCord said the three suffered “trauma” but a cause of death will be unavailable until autopsies are performed later today in Tippecanoe County.

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Armed robbery in Hoopeston

Hoopeston Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred late Sunday night.

Police are looking for an individual seen wearing a disguise when entering and leaving Ted’ Home Beverage in the 100-block of W. Main Street at 11:15 pm. The suspect was brandishing a handgun. He’s considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hoopeston Police at 217-283-5196 or Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 217-446-8477.

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