A 39-year-old man faces charges after a pot-growing operation was busted up in the Grant Park area. Juan Lopez-Gonzalez was arrested. KAMEG agents raided a property site at 8138 N and 11,000 E. Over 20 pounds of marijuana and 55 plants were found.
A Ford County jail inmate was in critical condition Monday at an Urbana hospital several hours after he was found hanging by the neck from a bed sheet in his cell.
Sheriff mark Doran stated in a news release, a correctional officer, while making a routine cell check at 10:28 a.m., found the unresponsive inmate, whose identity has not been released.
The officer was able to get the inmate down and CPR was immediately started by Ford County jail staff. Paramedics from Gibson Area Ambulance and a member of the Paxton Fire Department transported the inmate to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
The sheriff has called in the Illinois State Police to investigate the incident. The sheriff's office declined to disclose any further details.
September winds down with Warm temps, but cooler weather greets October
The summer-like weather is here for another day or two, but after October arrives, temperatures will feel much more like fall.
Sunshine and a high of 84 today, and the final day of September will bring sunshine and a high near 74 degrees. The National Weather Service reports the first day of October will be warm, with sunshine and a high of 79 degrees, but showers and cooler temperatures will arrive Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Rain will continue through much of the day Thursday, with a high near 75 degrees.
Friday will be much cooler with a high of only 66 degrees with sunny skies. Saturday will be 61 degrees and Sunday's high will only be around 67 degrees.
The Fowler Police Department is asking for the public's help in their investigation of a woman's death. The deceased woman's mother is missing. Her whereabouts, police say, could answer a lot of questions. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fowler Police Department at 765-884-0080.
Police responded to a call last Wednesday asking authorities to check on the well-being of a 49-year-old woman and her 68-year-old mother at a residence on E. 5th Street. Officers were unable to contact anyone, but returned later that night to meet with family members.
Police report they determined a 49-year-old woman was inside and appeared to be in medical distress. Officers forced entry into the home and the woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she died from medical-related issues Thursday evening.
Indiana State Police joined the investigation. A search warrant was issued and the case is now considered a crime scene.
Authorities turned their focus on the missing 68-year-old mother, Nena Metoyer, of Dunedin, Florida, who had been staying with her daughter in Fowler since August 5th. She is described as being 5-feet 1-inch tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. They said she sometimes wears glasses.
Police said Metoyer's vehicle was still at the residence, but her whereabouts are unknown.