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More Heat > NWS issues another Heat Advisory

Community Cooling Centers could help citizens in need again today (Sat) as stifling temperatures and humidity has settled into the region again.

The National Weather Service has a ‘Heat Advisory’ in place thru the evening hours.

Afternoon teps could reach 90 to 95 degrees. The heat index is likely to peak between 105 and 108 degrees.
However, thunderstorms developing may also hold those readings down.

Mid-morning thunderstorms brought heavy rain, lightning, and some reports of flash flooding.

---- WGFA recorded one-half inch of rainfall Saturday morning -----

A Heat Advisory creates the means to check on neighbors to make sure they’re properly cared for, they have air-conditioning, and plenty of water. The elderly are especially prone to heat and stroke.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

94.1 WGFA

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Pilot injured in Vermilion County plane crash

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a plan crash in rural Vermilion County. It happened Friday evening north of the Vermilion Regional Airport.

The small plane crash left the pilot injured. Vermilion County Sheriff’s Police reported the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane. The crash was near the Illinois-Indiana state line.

Police said the pilot was transferred from the scene by a Lifeline helicopter to an area hospital for treatment.

Information on his condition was not immediately available.

FAA officials were already present at the airport, attending the Balloon over Vermilion event. The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified about the crash.

94.1 WGFA

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Opera returns to Iroquois County Saturday

Sugar Creek Opera performs "The Barber of Seville" this evening ! It's local opera, the 16th year professional stage performers bring their talents to Iroquois County. The opera performance is at Central High School in Clifton in the Harold & Jean Miner Auditoreum. The local flavor is Watseka-native Helen Todd. The soprano is general-artistic director for Sugar Creek Opera. This year, there's more local talent with Brad Benoit of Kankakee. Other local appearances include three Gilman Elementary School students…Wesley Conner, Tank Wilson and Chase Honeycutt. They are second-graders playing the role of miniature soldiers. Tickets are available at www.sugarcreekopera.com 94.1 WGFA Other weekend events …… Clifton Fun Days continues today (Sat). Historic Farm Days runs thru the weekend at Penfield. Balloons over Vermilion features hot-air balloon shows in the Danville area. The Newton County Punkin Vine Fair and the Jasper County Fair both get underway in Indiana. 94.1 WGFA
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Pontiac attorney named 11th Circuit associate judge

Pontiac attorney Sarah Duffy has been selected to serve as associate judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit.

Duffy is with the law firm Fellheimer Law Firm Ltd. And was selected by the judges of the circuit, according to the announcement issued Thursday by Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

Duffy was chosen from among 15 candidates to fill the first of what is expected to be three openings for associate judge positions in the circuit that serves Ford, Livingston, Logan, McLean and Woodford counties.

Read more: Pontiac attorney named 11th Circuit associate judge

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Watseka Police arrest man with knife

A store-clerk alerted police about a man armed with a knife in Watseka.  Watseka Police (Thursday) arrested 42-year-old Patrick Laird for aggravated assault and disoderly conduct. 

The clerk told police she was threatened with a knife by a customer in the 500-block of E. Walnut Street.  Police used a surveillance video to identify the suspect as a local resident.  After he was located, polcie also charged Lairs with possession of a controlled substance.

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