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Weather Warning Cancelled

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Statement as of 9:14 AM July 31, 2012

...The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Benton...southern Newton and Iroquois counties has expired...

The line of storms which prompted the warning have weakened and moved out of the warned area.

94.1 FM, WGFA

NWS

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T-Storm Warning Extended 'til 9:15 am -- July 31, 2012

Heavy, welcome rainfall is falling in Iroquois County.  A severe T-Storm Warning remains in effect 'til 9:15 am. 

 

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN KANKAKEE COUNTY IS CANCELLED.

THE LINE OF STORMS WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAVE MOVED OUT OF THE WARNED AREA.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BENTON. SOUTHWESTERN JASPER.SOUTHERN NEWTON & IROQUOIS COUNTIES UNTIL 915 AM.

AT 811 AM CDT.NATL WEATHER SVC DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL.& DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM CLIFTON TO SHELDON TO FORESMAN. MOVING SE AT 30 MPH.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR.
 PERKINS & RAUB AROUND 920 AM EDT.
 GOODLAND AROUND 825 AM CDT.
 WATSEKA & REMINGTON AROUND 830 AM CDT.
 LOCHIEL & WADENA AROUND 935 AM EDT.
 FOWLER AROUND 940 AM EDT.
 BARCE AROUND 945 AM EDT.
 ATKINSON & FREELAND PARK AROUND 950 AM EDT.
 MILFORD & OXFORD AROUND 955 AM EDT.


THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES MAY BE IMPACTED.

I-57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 293 & 301.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE & STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THESE STORMS HAVE PASSED.

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Iroquois County: SEVERE T-STORM WARNING

                    T-Storm Warning 'til 8:30 am .........    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

 

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHWESTERN LAKE.NORTH CNTL IROQUOIS & KANKAKEE COUNTIES UNTIL 830 AM.

AT 730 AM TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BOURBONNAIS.MOVING SE AT 35 MPH. STRONG WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH ARE ALSO POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR.

 AROMA PARK AROUND 740 AM CDT.

 MOMENCE AROUND 750 AM CDT.

 HOPKINS PARK AROUND 755 AM CDT.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE & STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THIS STORM HAS PASSED.

 

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Grease Fire Alerts Watseka Fire Department

Someone left grease on the stove.  That led to a fire at 508 N. 2nd Street in Watseka last evening.

Watseka firemen were on the scene just about 30 minutes.  Two other occupants of the house discovered the fire and called 911.  They used a garden hose to put out the fire.   No injury was reported.

There was damage reported to the stove itself, the wall and cabinets. Some damage also affected the rest of the house.  The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

 

94.1 FM, WGFA

7-31-12

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Police Investigate Stabbing Death in St. Anne

                                                --Police report one man in custody  --

 

Illinois State Police are investigating the Sunday morning death of a 21-year-old Manteno man.  

Corey Patterson of Manteno, was stabbed early Sunday morning at a home located at 472 West Station Street in St. Anne.  Patterson died in the E.R.at Riverside Medical Center at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

State Police are working with the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department as well as the St. Anne Police Department in its investigation.

One man is in police custody charged in a preliminary count of murder.

 

94.1 FM, WGFA