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Andersen Verdict: Guilty

HENNEPIN- A Standard man has been found guilty of murdering and burying his sister in law. Clifford Andersen was found guilty Friday, in a Putnam County Court of the 2016 murder of Deborah Dewey. It took a jury of 9 men and 3 women under four hours to reach a guilty verdict on charges of murder

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Final Defense: No Fingerprints or DNA Found

HENNEPIN- Closing statements were heard by prosecution and defense for the murder of Deborah Dewey at the Putnam County Courthouse, Friday. Clifford Andersen is accused of the concealment and murder of his sister in law. The prosecution used circumstantial evidence as their strongest points in

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Closing Arguments Begin in Andersen Trial

HENNEPIN – Closing arguments commence this morning and by this afternoon the Clifford Andersen trial is expected to be in the hands of the jury in Putnam County. Nine men and three women will decide the fate of Andersen, who is accused of the concealment and murder of Deborah Dewey in 2016.

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Guns, Meth Found in Rock Falls Arrest

ROCK FALLS – An investigation by the Blackhawk Area Task Force has led to the arrest of a man on gun and drug charges. On Thursday authorities arrested 38-year-old Joseph H. Greul of Lyndon, Illinois on multiple charges stemming from an investigation into methamphetamine distribution.

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Cellular Tax Boost

STREATOR -Telecommunications taxes in Streator will be doubled by next year according to the city council. Committee members met, Wednesday to discuss a tax hike for all Streator citizens with wireless communication. Starting in January taxes will go up from 3% to 6%. With landlines diminishing,

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