In Pontiac, A Livingston County Judge said NO to a request to lower the bond of a South Carolina man charged with DUI in an accident that killed a Pontiac police officer and his canine partner.
33-year-old Jason Collins is charged with Aggravated DUI and Reckless Homicide. The accident killed Officer Casey Kohlmeier and the officer's dog, Draco. Collins is jailed on a one-million dollar bond.
A St. John, Indiana truck driver escaped serious injury when his rig rolled over on I-65.
Indiana State Police reported traffic was slowed for much of day Wednesday after the truck, hauling mail, rolled. Police said the driver stated he didn't see traffic had slowed because of an earlier accident. The driver swerved to avoid hitting the rear-end of another semi. The rig ended up in the median.
Murder trial in foster child's death delayed until April
April 21st (2014) is a new trial date for a former Cullom woman charged with murder in the 2011 death of a foster child.
30-year-old Heather Lamie is charged in the death of four-year-old Kianna Rudesill. Livingston County Judge Mark Fellheimer (Monday) granted a request for the later trial date. Ford County Judge Stephen Pacey had scheduled the trial for January 6th . Pacey announced earlier this month that he is retiring at the end of the month.
The defense had told Judge Pacey that an expert witnesses would not be available for the January 6 trial and suggested the trial be delayed until summer. Pacey said he would let the judge assigned to the case determine whether the trial would be delayed.
The case was recently assigned to Judge Fellheimer. (on Dec. 11).
The popular Iroquois County Christmas Cantata will perform five times beginning this Friday. The program is again at the First Christian Church in Watseka.
"Hope of the Broken World" is this year's theme. Director Pat Neal says "the title says it all; we're involved with a troubled world and seems to be getting worse."
"Jesus is our hope. Jesus is the one true hope for all of us, yet He's being pushed out of our schools, communities and family lives," Neal said.
The popularity of the Cantata finds ticket availability limited. Call 708-522-2272.
The voices of the Cantata are comprised of people from churches all over Iroquois County. There's 86 individuals representing 21 towns and 34 churches. Neal said there's a lot of talented voices, including the 4th and 5th grade junior-choir.