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Two Arrested After Shootout in DeKalb

DEKALB – Two people are in custody after a shootout in the city of DeKalb on Sunday. According to the DeKalb Police Department, they received a call about a drive by shooting that involved a male standing out of a sunroof of an SUV. Witnesses state that the person was shooting at a crowd in

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Finances Discussed In Andersen Trial

Finances were brought to the forefront Wednesday afternoon in the trial of the man accused in the concealment and murder of his sister in law.  A former loan manager testified that Clifford Andersen had 15 high interest loans with her agency and the defendant always paid them on time.  A

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Andersen Trial Update

HENNEPIN – Tests for blood came back negative on Clifford Andersen’s personal items according to a forensics testimony, Wednesday at the Putnam County Courthouse. Andersen is accused of the concealment and murder of his sister in law, Deborah Dewey. A State Police forensic scientist

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Oglesby Fire Department Awarded State Grant

OGLESBY – The State Fire Marshal announced the recipients of the Small Firefighting and Ambulance Service Equipment Grant Program, which will be given to departments to purchase equipment and tools. The Oglesby Fire Department will be receiving $15,500 from the state Fire Prevention Fund.

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4-year-old boy found dead after house fire

BARTONVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was found dead after a house fire near Peoria. The Peoria County coroner says the body of John Bankes III was found inside the house after the fire that was reported about noon Tuesday in the village of Bartonville. Thick black smoke

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