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Rainy Week Ahead in Illiana

The National Weather Service forecasts this week suggest you keep an umbrella handy. Showers and thunderstorms are likely through Friday.

Today’s morning weather word brings the first chance for thunderstorms Re-developing t-storms are likely during the afternoon. The high temperature is expected at 67 degrees.

Tuesday’s weather-word won’t be much different. Forecasters expect a high temperature of 61 with showers likely.

Temperatures could reach the low-70s on Wednesday, but forecasters predict a 70 to 80 percent chance of thunderstorms during the day and at night.

Thursday brings a cool off period, but it is not expected to dry out. The National Weather Service expects high temperatures in the low-60s with showers likely.

Friday will bring much cooler temperature readings. The National Weather Service expects a high of 47 degrees with a chance of rain and snow. The overnight low is expected to drop near freezing.

The sun is expected to make a return on Saturday and Sunday. Afternoon temperatures could reach the mid- to high-50s with overnight lows in the 30s.

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Watseka Teacher, Coach Air-lifted after Crash

Update:  Monday, April 15, 2013 5:52 am

Brent McTaggart listed in critical condition

SHELDON --  A 36-year-old Watseka man was critically injured in a single-vehicle accident Saturday in Sheldon Township.  Brent McTaggart, a teacher and coach at Watseka High School, was transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, then air-lifted to Carle Hospital in Urbana.

He remained in critical condition Sunday night.

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police report McTaggart's vehicle hit a bridge and overturned landing in a field.

The accident happened on County Road 1400 N near 2820 E.  The accident remained under investigation.

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Watseka Motorist Air-lifted after Crash

SHELDON --  A 36-year-old Watseka man was injured in a single-vehicle accident Saturday in Sheldon Township.  Brent McTaggart was transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, then air-lifted to Carle Hospital in Urbana.

McTaggart's condition was unknown Saturday evening.

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police report McTaggart's vehicle hit a bridge and overturned landing in a field.

The accident happened on County Road 1400 N near 2820 E.  The accident remained under investigation.

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Former Herscher Bank Exec in more trouble

There’s more legal problems for a former Herscher bank executive. 42-year-old David Rabideau (Rab-i-due) of Clifton is charged with filing a false income tax return. The charges came to light in U.S. Federal Court in Urbana.

Rabideau was already facing federal charges for allegedly taking a $75,000 kick-back in connection with a real estate loan. The Urbana Court records state Rabideau failed to report $50,000 on his 2006 taxes and $120,000 on his 2007 taxes.

Rabideau is a former loan officer and Vice-President of the State Bank of Herscher.

 

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Newton County crash kills Brook man

A Brook, Indiana man died Thursday afternoon after his pickup truck drove off State Road 16 and hit a tree.

63-year-old Larry Strole drove off the roadway on the south side of the road. Newton County Sheriff’s officers found Strole unconscious in the vehicle. He died later at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer..

The initial investigation indicates Strole was westbound when his pickup truck left the road, struck a guardrail and utility pole and came to rest against a tree.

Brook and Goodland Fire departments and Newton County Ambulance personnel assisted at the scene.

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