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Death investigation underway after discovery of woman’s body in lake

Champaign authorities hope an autopsy and forensic pathology will lead to the identification of a body recovered from Clinton Lake Sunday. Meanwhile, police say the case of a young woman missing for nearly a week has shifted from from ''disappearance to a death investigation.''

Police have been searching for 24-year-old Ashley Gibson. They are continuing to seek evidence into the source of Gibson's disappearance and are encouraging anyone with information to contact Champaign Police at (217) 351-4545. You can also call Champaign County Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477.

Authorities say information developed in the missing person case involving Gibson directed Champaign Police Detectives to an exploratory search of evidence at Clinton Lake, which is located in DeWitt.

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Car-train collision in Rensselaer

Emergency responders answered a call to a car-train collision Sunday night in Rensselaer, Indiana. Details are sketchy. One person was airlifted to Christ Advocate Hospital in Oak Lawn (IL).

Police said a male driver was northbound on N. Jefferson Street about 9 pm when the Hoosier State line passenger train hit the passenger side of the car as it was slowing for a stop sign.

No report of injuries on the train. The crossing was re-opened by 10:30 pm.

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Kankakee teen arrested for murder

Eighteen-year-old Emanuel Rosenthal of Kankakee is charged with murder for the shooting death of 53-year-old Leon Tucker of Kankakee.

Kankakee Police arrested Rosenthal Friday. No details were released as to what led investigators to Rosenthal. Tucker was shot multiple times April 16th. His body was found on S. Harrison Avenue.

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Benton County investigates sex case

An Oxford, Indiana man is accused of a sexual relationship with a minor.

43-year-old Chad Leuck was arrested Wednesday in Benton County.

Charges against him include Child Solicitation, Child Exploitation, and Sexual Misconduct with a Minor.

Authorities report Leuck used Facebook and text messages to solicit a 14-year-old girl for sex.

He's accused of meeting the girl at a park to make a video. He is also accused of exchanging multiple sexually explicit messages with her.

Leuck has previous convictions for Sexual Battery, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property and Failure to Register.

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Danville Kmart one of 68 around U.S. closing

Blue-light specials in Danville are coming to an end. The Big K-Mart Store is closing its doors.

Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday that the Kmart store on N. Vermilion Street in Danville is one of 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores around the country that will be closing later this summer.

The Danville joins K-Mart in Bradley closing up. The liquidation sale at the Bradley site, just off Route 50 continues.

The company had previously said in February it planned to accelerate the closing of unprofitable stores.

By closing the stores in Danville and elsewhere, the company hopes to generate what it called a "meaningful level" of cash from the sale or sublease of real estate and from the liquidation of store inventories.

Danville's closing of Kmart could start its liquidation sales May 12, according to a report.

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