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Watseka Woman Arrested in Stabbing

A 27-year-old Watseka woman was jailed in Iroquois County Wednesday afyer a reported stabbing incident. 

Heather Osborne is charged with aggravated battery. Her bond was set at $100,000 in Circuit Court.  Watseka  Police responded to the reported stabbing at 1 am Wednesday morning.  A fight at a residence resulted in the alleged stabbing of a male subject.

In a separate case....20-year-old Travis Houser of Watseka was arrested following a citizen complant of a suspicious person.  Police responded just after 11 pm Tuesday. 

Houser reportedly fled from police, was chased down and found to be in possession of items taken from a local business in  a burglary.  Houser's bond was set at $50,000 for charges of burglary and theft, Resisting a police officer and for an outstanding warrant for forgery.


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Dense Fog Advisory Extended...

...Dense fog advisory now in effect until 3 PM this afternoon...

* timing...dense fog will continue through mid afternoon before
  significant improvement. Visibility...dense fog will reduce visibility to under a quarter mile. Impacts...low visibility within the fog may make travel hazardous.

* Additional impacts...temperatures will be near or just below
  freezing through the late morning...allowing fog to possibly
  freeze on contact with the ground in places. As a result...area
  roads may become slick. Motorists are urged to take extra time
  to reach their destinations this morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

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Construction Delays Expected on I-57, Route 50 >

Area motorists can expect approximate 15-minute delays tonight, Thursday and Friday nights along Interstate 57 in Kankakee.

Department of Transportation (DOT) crews will be closing the routes, periodically, while bridge I-beams are removed as part of a construction project.  Both northbound and southbound lanes will be affected. The delays will be in effect between 10 pm and 6 am all three nights.


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106th House, 53rd Senate Candidates Debate in Pontiac >

Political candidates for the Illinois legislature were in Pontiac Tuesday night calling for lawmakers to work together in finding solutions for the fiscal climate. 

The program was held at Pontiac Township Hiugh School.

The five candidates running for the newly-redrawn 106th Illinois House district had differing views on the state's condition.

Invited candidates included Scott McCoy and Brian Gabor of Pontiac, Josh Harms of Watseka, Tom Bennett of Gibson City and Richard Thomas of Dwight.

Read more: 106th House, 53rd Senate Candidates Debate in Pontiac >

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Fairbury man accused of Pontiac arson

Police in Pontiac are investigating an arson that might be connected to earlier threats called in to Pontiac Township High School.

 A Fairbury man was arrested in connection with a fire set in a trash bin near the Pontiac Junior High School Friday night.  21-yr-old Dustin P. Moser faces charges of arson, felony criminal damage to property and a parole violation.

During their investigation, police found a cellular phone used to place a 911 call reporting the fire, as well as a portable scanner, a number of cellular phones and a two-way radio.

Police continue to investigate the fire and any connection to radio pranks at Pontiac Township High School on Jan. 5.

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