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Flash Flood Watch issued for Illiana >

A threat of heavy rain across parts of East Central Illinois finds the National Weather Service issuing a Flash Flood Watch. The Watch is posted for parts of Iroquois, Vermilion, Champaign and other neighboring counties in East Central Illinois.

Meanwhile, there’s a Flash Flood Warning in place thru Thursday for portions of Indiana...including Vermillion, Warren, Parke and Vigo Counties.

Showers and thunderstorms could produce 2 to 4 inches of rain in Vermilion County, Illinois. The heaviest rainfall is likely in the southern part of the county according to the National Weather Service. The heavy rain will bring the potential for flash flooding.

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Vermilion County Farm Bureau hosting Fall outlook workshop

The Vermilion County Farm Bureau is hosting a Fall Ag Outlook Workshop today (Monday 8/15). Information provides farmers some valuable information as the harvest draws near. Tom Fricke, Public Information Director for the County Farm Bureau, says the program (at 9 am) provides farmers information on commodity prices, input availability and weather patterns.

The workshop is being held at the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Auditorium on U.S. Route 150, west of Danville.

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USDA: Record Corn and Bean Crops expected

Farmers could have trouble finding a place to store their grain this fall. The USDA says it expects record braking corn and soybean crops. Illinois is one of ten states expecting record harvests. Federal managers expect just over 15-billion bushels of corn to be harvested this year. The soybean crop is expected to be just over four-billion bushels. {Metro News}

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U of I intern killed in Thursday crash near Manteno

A 21-year-old U of I student was identified (Thursday) as the victim of a fatal traffic crash north of Manteno.

Jason Sinnick of Lisle (IL) was interning at Van Drunen Farms in Kankakee County. He suffered fatal injuries in the early-morning accident near County Line Road.

Emergency responders reported Sinnick was southbound on Will Center Road east of Illinois Route 50 when he drove into the T-intersection at County Line Road. A westbound semi drove straight into the car.

The morning fog could have been a factor in the crash, which occurred around 6:30 am.

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Fatal fire leaves 9 homeless in Rensselaer, IN

One person is dead and nine families are homeless after an apartment fire at the Parkview Apartment complex in Rensselaer, IN.

Thursday morning’s fire is believed to have started in the kitchen of one of the nine apartments in the building.
Investigators believe it started with a kitchen fire, and a lack of fire walls caused the flames to spread quickly — trapping some people inside.

The body of 63-year-old Mark Stokes was discovered several hours after fighting the fire.

An 8-year-boy was taken to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis and a 58-year-old woman was taken to IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.

Nine families are trying to cope with the loss of their homes.

The American Red Cross is helping. Donations of food and clothing are being accepted.

The fire’s cause has been ruled accidental.

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