Motorists travelling Iroquois County Route 49 will want to note a section of that road will be closed beginning today. A box culvert is being replaced between Route 24 at Crescent City headed north to County Road 1900 N.
High winds hampered firefighter efforts Sunday as a fast-moving field fire burned for nearly a mile before it was brought under control. The Brook-Iroquois Township Volunteer Department and Morocco Volunteer Departments were on the scene for nearly three hours. No injuries reported.
Brook Fire Chief Kyle Conrad reports his department was called just after Noon to 3390 W and 900 S near Ade in Newton County.
An earlier brush fire ignited nearby corn stubble and then spread into set aside acres. Conrad said the fire, at one time, was traveling at 20 mph racing thru a corn field. Morocco firemen were called in with two more brush trucks while neighboring farmer James Whaley assisted with a tractor and disc to create a fire stop.
Toxicology Report: Alcohol involved in Jessica Hinojosa's crash into Kankakee River
A toxicology report released this week shows Jessica Hinojosa had a blood alcohol level three-times over the legal limit. She's the 25-year-old woman whose car was found in the Kankakee River in February. The woman's body was found in the river more than a month later.
Hinojosa's disappearance on February 15th started a search for her after she accidentally drove her car thru a fence and into the river.
The death was ruled a drowning due to the car accident. The toxicology report showed a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of .233.
The Kankakee woman was last seen a few hours after midnight as she left a bar on South East Avenue. A hole in a fence on River Street prompted a search and her car was found in the river.
Newton County, IN deputies discover Meth operation, two arrested
A Fair Oaks, Indiana couple is jailed in Newton County, IN after sheriff deputies discovered a Meth operation at their home. The discovery was made Thursday when police responded to a domestic disturbance.
43-year-old Bryan Carter and 43-year-old Denise Carter were found involved in a verbal altercation at a residence at 3371 E and State Road 55 in Fair Oaks.
Officers observed in plain view various meth related items and later executed a warrant.
The Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Team and the Newton County prosecutor's Office assisted in the case.