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Board Recognizes Suicide Prevention Day

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Board recognized world suicide prevention day with a presentation Monday. Alexis Ferracuti, member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, encouraged the board to spread awareness on mental health and suicide prevention. Ferracuti noted that suicide is

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Saturday Shooting in Morris

MORRIS – A shooting early Saturday morning in Morris has sent one man from Aurora to the hospital. The Morris Police Department report that just before 2 a.m. on Saturday they were called to a report of shots fired in the area of 500 Meadowbrook Drive. Officers located a 20-year-old man

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LaSalle Man In Custody For Drug Deal

PERU – A man was arrested for delivering drugs to a police officer in Peru on Friday.  Peru Police say that 26-year-old Stefan K. Helpingstine of LaSalle was reported to be delivering more than 1 gram of MDMA or Ecstacy to an undercover police officer at 10:30 AM this morning in north

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Four Pets Rescued From A House Fire

PERU – Two cats and two dogs were rescued in a house fire in Peru, Friday. The Peru EMS, and mutual aide were called to the 2800th block of 5th street for a reported structure fire. Two dogs along with two cats were found in the house. The dogs were sent to Bridgeview Vetinary Hospital, and

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