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Indiana troopers find ½ kilo of cocaine

A Chicago woman was jailed in Fowler, IN after a Indiana State Police confiscated about ½ a kilo of cocaine in a Benton County traffic stop.

State police report a K-9 officer sniffed out the drugs during a routine traffic stop Tuesday morning along U.S. 41.
The driver, 25-year-old Camille Rouse, had a suspended license and no insurance.

When the trooper took his K-9 out to inspect the vehicle, the dog indicated there were drugs in the trunk. State police say about 500 grams of cocaine were found inside the car.

Investigators say more charges could be pending.

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Kankakee City Council votes ‘No’ on police chief appointment

The interim-police chief label continues for Price Dumas in the city of Kankakee. Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong’s appointment to the post was denied by the city council last night. The council voted 10-4 against the mayor’s choice.

The mayor immediately re-appointed Dumas to the interim-position for the next 30 days.

Price Dumas was appointed by the mayor after Lt. Robin Passwater resigned as interim-chief. He was in place since April when former chief Larry Regnier resigned and retired following the mayor’s win in the April election.

Passwater resigned and returned to his position in the ranks after Mayor Wells-Armstrong made it evident she was in favor of Price Dumas as the next chief.

Council members have balked about the mayor’s choice, citing lack of experience.

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Benton County teen awarded life-saving honor

A Benton County teenager was recognized for his life-saving response to a young baseball player.

17-year-old Chandler Henry helping his uncle coach little league practice in Oxford May 23rd when 12-year-old Tristen Clements was hit in the chest with a ball and collapsed.

Chandler Henry quickly administered CPR along with his uncle. Tristen started breathing again shortly before an ambulance showed up.

Chandler said he truly believes he was in the right place at the right time. He knew what to do from taking classes to be an EMS responder.

The Oxford Fire Department presented Chandler with a life-saving award. He was also recognized at the Benton Central high school graduation event.

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More I-65 road work in Indiana

Another round of construction is started in Tippecanoe County.

Beginning Monday, work crews began patching and resurfacing on State Road 43. The work is just south of Interstate 65 to just north of State Road 225. State Road 43 will be restricted to one lane throughout the process.

As always, drivers should use caution while driving through the area. The work is expected to be completed by September.

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Oakwood woman crowned Miss Illinois

Miss Abby Foster is the new Miss Illinois. The product of Oakwood High School High School will now represent the state in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.

The honor for Miss Foster came Saturday night. She was crowned in Marion.

Foster was competing as Miss East Central in the contest. The Danville woman earns $10,000 in scholarship money. The Miss America Pageant is in September.

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