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Kankakee Cousins Accused of Attempted Murder

Both indicted by Grand Jury

26-year-old Jerrell Wade and 21-year-old Jonathan Wade face a grand jury indictment in Kankakee.

The two Kankakee cousins are accused of trying to kill a man during a mid-afternoon shooting on North Fifth Avenue in Kankakee last month. The two defendants pleaded not guilty Monday but face a minimum sentence of 31 years if convicted.

Prosecutors say witnesses saw the two men shoot and hit the 25-year-old victim several times, leaving him for dead in a local parking lot. The victim was taken to an area hospital but survived the attack.

The cousins are being held at Jerome Combs Detention Center in lieu of $1 million bond.

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Indy woman is killed after walking into traffic on I-65

JASPER COUNTY, Ind. - An Indianapolis woman was killed last night after walking into traffic on I-65 in Jasper County.

Indiana State Police report 66-year-old Betty Rush walked into the right lane of traffic on I-65 northbound near the Demotte exit.

She was struck by a car driven by a 22-year-old male from Gary, Indiana.

Rush was then hit by a semi also traveling in the right lane.

State troopers believe Rush may have been struck by several other vehicles whose drivers did not realize it was a person.

Rush was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jasper County coroner.

No one else was injured.

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April arrives, cool start, then a warm-up

The first day of April is not expected to feel much like spring. The Nationai Weather Service calls for a cool, windy Monday with temperatures only in the low 40s during the afternoon.

Tuesday will remain sunny but colder, with a high temperature around 43 degrees.

The warmup begins Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting sunny conditions with a high temperature of 48 degrees.

Temperatures will inch even higher on Thursday and Friday, when highs are expected to reach the mid- to upper-50s.

The weekend will finally bring temperatures above 60, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting mostly sunny conditions with a high near 63 on Sunday.

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Former Fire Chief Faces Sentencing for Theft >

Former Limestone Township Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Brosseau has pleaded guilty to felony theft charges.

The 56-year-old wrote himself checks totaling $55,000 between December 2006 and February 2009, according to prosecutors. At the time, Brosseau served as treasurer for the Kankakee Valley Firemen's Association.

When sentenced, he could get Probation or up to seven years in prison.

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Bourbonnais Rapist gets 18 years in Prison

31-year-old Brandon Irvin of Bourbonnais has been sentenced to 18-years in prison for sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s daughter.

Irvin pleaded guilty. The victim was younger than 13 at the time. Irvin will have to serve at least 85% of the sentence

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