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Benton County hit-and-run injures one

Sheriff's Police in Benton County, Indiana responded to a hit-and-run on U.S. 41 which sent one driver to the hospital.

The crash occurred near the intersection of U.S. 41 and County Road 750 South. The driver of a SUV told police he was heading north on U.S. 41 when a black sedan that was also heading north swerved off the road and into a ditch, then came back onto the road.
When the black sedan came back on the road, it struck the SUV causing it to go off the road and roll upside down. The black sedan continued north on U.S. 41.

The driver was sent to a Hoopeston, Illinois hospital with minor injuries. A passenger was pinned in the vehicle temporarily, but was not injured.

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KAMEG discovers pot-growing operation

A 39-year-old man faces charges after a pot-growing operation was busted up in the Grant Park area. Juan Lopez-Gonzalez was arrested. KAMEG agents raided a property site at 8138 N and 11,000 E. Over 20 pounds of marijuana and 55 plants were found.

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Ford County jail inmate found hanging in cell

A Ford County jail inmate was in critical condition Monday at an Urbana hospital several hours after he was found hanging by the neck from a bed sheet in his cell.

Sheriff mark Doran stated in a news release, a correctional officer, while making a routine cell check at 10:28 a.m., found the unresponsive inmate, whose identity has not been released.

The officer was able to get the inmate down and CPR was immediately started by Ford County jail staff. Paramedics from Gibson Area Ambulance and a member of the Paxton Fire Department transported the inmate to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

The sheriff has called in the Illinois State Police to investigate the incident. The sheriff's office declined to disclose any further details.

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September winds down with Warm temps, but cooler weather greets October

The summer-like weather is here for another day or two, but after October arrives, temperatures will feel much more like fall.

Sunshine and a high of 84 today, and the final day of September will bring sunshine and a high near 74 degrees. The National Weather Service reports the first day of October will be warm, with sunshine and a high of 79 degrees, but showers and cooler temperatures will arrive Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Rain will continue through much of the day Thursday, with a high near 75 degrees.

Friday will be much cooler with a high of only 66 degrees with sunny skies. Saturday will be 61 degrees and Sunday's high will only be around 67 degrees.

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Horse buggy – dump truck crash kills one, injures two

Sheriff's Police in Parke County, Indiana investigated a crash Friday that killed a man and injured two others. The crash involved an Amish horse buggy and a dump truck.

Police report the crash happened around 7 pm near Billie Creek Village on U.S. 36.

Officials at the scene reported the driver of the dump truck was blinded by the sun and hit the buggy. There were five passengers in the buggy when the accident happened.

Two of the passengers, including a young child, were airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital. Their conditions are not known. A male was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Officials also reported two horses were killed in the accident.

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