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Momence mother & son missing since last week

The public is being asked to help locate a missing Momence woman and her 12-year-old son, missing since July 9th.

Fifty-three year-old Francine Cooks-Mason and her son, Gregory, are the subjects of a missing report. They haven't been seen or heard from for over a week.

The Kankakee County Sheriff's department does not have any updates. Anyone with information can call 815-802-7100.

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Kankakee man missing since July 18th

Forty-two-year-old Michael L. Junior of Kankakee has been missing since last Friday. A missing person report issued by Kankakee Police Tuesday states Junior was last in the 1900 block of East Chestnut Street.

Junior is described as 6 feet tall, black and weighs about 225 pounds. He was wearing black jeans, a blue T-shirt and gray flannel shirt when he went missing.

Anyone with information is being asked to call 911 or the department's non-emergency number, 815-933-0400.

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Illinois Route 49 reopened after bean truck mishap

Illinois 49 in eastern Champaign County was reopened to traffic Tuesday morning following a truck rollover earlier that morning.

Illinois State Police at Pesotum reported soybeans spilled out of a truck between Ogden and Homer a little before 7 am. The route was cleared and back open by 9:45 am.

Police said a grain truck driven by a 44-year-old man from Strawn blew a tire causing him to lose control. The truck hit a guardrail and rolled on its side, spilling beans over the road and blocking both lanes.

The driver refused medical treatment.

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Body of drowning victim found in Newton County

Department of Natural Resource officials have reported the body of a Hammond, Indiana man who drowned Saturday evening at JC Murphy Lake has been found.

The body of 22-year-old Saul Lopez was recovered Tuesday morning by the Kentland Fire Department. Lopez had been reported missing and presumed drowned atJC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area in Newton County.
Conservation officers and the Kentland Fire Department had been searching for Lopez since he disappeared under the water on Saturday, July 19.

Indiana Conservation officers are continuing to investigate the death of Lopez.

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Jailed Watseka man now facing armed robbery charge

A 36-year-old Watseka man, already jailed on other charges in Iroquois County, now faces an armed robbery arrest for an last October.

Claude Tiffany will have to answer to new charges of armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.

Watseka Police wrapped up an investigation into the armed robbery at the Citgo Gas station last October 14th. Police reported a masked man entered the Walnut Street business at 12:42 am, brandishing a knife and demanded money. The Illinois State Police Crime lab used DNA results to link Tiffany to the crime.

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