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Momence man held on $2M bond, nabbed with 11 pounds of pot

A 42-year-old Momence man accused of trafficking at least 11 pounds of marijuana was held Monday on a $2 million bond.

Ricardo Munguia was arrested (Thursday) by Kankakee's Major Crimes Task Force in connection with an FBI investigation.

Kankakee County prosecutors say Munguia has prior convictions in Florida and Texas, where he is also facing charges of smuggling Mexican immigrants across the border

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Law Enforcement Teams Up for Safe Prom Season

It’s Prom Weekend for many area high schools. And the Prom season presents the perfect opportunity for law enforcement and school officials to emphasize student safety.

The Illinois State Police were joined by Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police and Watseka Police yesterday (Friday) to remind high school students to buckle up and pay attention to their responsibility behind the wheel.

The scene at Watseka High School (Friday) afternoon was also displayed at GCMS in Gibson City and at Manteno -- to get that message out there.

Sgt. Steven Sigler, Safety Education Officer for District 21 of the State Police and M/S Angie Kinstner of the State police say it’s all about being safe.

"It's all about education. We want to make sure we educate students and parents and the community about having safe graduations and proms," says Sgt. Steven Sigler of the District 21 state police.  Master Sgt. Angie Kinstner also said "we emphasize P. R.O.M., an ancronym for Please Return on Monday.  We want all to have fun and be safe so all return to school on Monday."

Officers made their presence known at all exits around the high school as students called it a day. It’s Prom Weekend. It’s a celebration. It’s fun for the young adults.

But it’s also time to remember that graduation and Prom calls for a little more responsibility. The students, Sigler says, are receptive.

Tragic accidents involving teens have made the news all too often, recent accidents right here in the WGFA-listening area.

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Task Force nabs Bradley man on weapons charge

A 32-year-old Bradley man faces weapons charges after his arrest Friday by Kankakee Police and the Kankakee County Major Crimes Task Force. Adam Johnson was wanted on an outstanding warrant stemming from an illegal sale of a gun to an undercover officer.

In 2010, Johnson sold a firearm to an undercover Project Safe Neighborhood Task Force member. At the time of the sale, Johnson was already a felon.

Johnson was arrested in the 1200 block of East Locust Street in Kankakee for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawful sale of a firearm. He was indicted by the Kankakee County Grand Jury on Feb. 21,
He is being held in the in the Kankakee County jail.

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Hoopeston Police investigate Stabbing

Hoopeston Police need the public's help in their investigation of a stabbing incident last Thursday.

A 32-year-old Watseka man was the victim. Police report the unidentified Watseka man arrived at Hoopeston Community Hospital Emergency Room seeking treatment for numerous stab wounds. The wounds were to the man's face, neck and upper body.

The victim told police he thought he was walking in the 800 to 1000 block of North Market Street in Hoopeston when three white males exited an older model blue vehicle and struck him in the head. The blow caused the man to lose consciousness. Upon regaining consciousness, the victim was covered in blood and discovered he had been stabbed several times. He was taken to Hoopeston Community Hospital by an unknown person and was later transferred to Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Hoopeston Police at 217-283-5196. You can also contact Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 217-446-TIPS.

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Truck hit by bullet while on I-65

No one was hurt Sunday night on I-65 when a pickup truck was hit by a bullet. Indiana State Police say troopers are investigating. A pickup truck was shot while driving northbound on the interstate near Lafayette.

Police say three people were inside the truck when it was hit. The vehicle was near the Route 18 interchange about 15 miles north of Lafayette. The bullet went through the passenger-side door window and out the rear window behind the driver.

State police asked that anyone who knows of target shooting or other activity in the rural area to report it to troopers.

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