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ISP: Arrest made after multi-county chase

A three-counties chase in Indiana (Wednesday) finds a man jailed in Tippecanoe County.

39-year-old Joshua Coleman did not stop when a trooper tried to stop his vehicle just before 2 am. Instead, Coleman merged onto the State Road 25 ramp onto Interstate 65 South. Police said speeds reached 90-1000 mph. State Police used stop-sticks south of SR 38 but Coleman swerved to avoid them.

The chase entered Clinton County, then Boone County where the driver again avoided stop sticks. Coleman finally pulled over on I-65 near Lebanon.

Police found nothing illegal in Coleman’s possession. He told police he fled ‘cuz he was scared.’

He faces a felony charge of resisting with a vehicle and another charge of being a habitual traffic violator for life.

Indianapolis Police Arrest Man for Drunk Scootering --

It was bound to happen, police in Indianapolis say they've made their first drunk scootering arrest.

Officers say a 21-year-old man ran a red light, in front of an off-duty police officer, and almost caused a crash on Tuesday, Metro Police say it's the first case against someone for allegedly being drunk while riding one of those rentable, electric, motorized scooters.

Kokomo, IN man nabbed trafficking drugs --

34-yr-old Christopher Anderson was arrested after Indiana State Police stopped him on I-65 for Improper Lane Usage. Over 23-pounds of marijuana was found wrapped in plastic bags inside luggage. The stop was made near Fair Oaks.

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Gibson Area Hospital welcomes first 2019 baby

Gibson Area Hospital's Baby Central welcomed the first 2019 newborn this week.  Harper Ann Hills arrived at 2:20 pm Monday (Jan 7).  She checked in a 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Harper's parents are Jaymee Smith and Danny Hills of Hoopeston.

Dr. Doug Lanoue made the delivery.  The hospital OB Department and the Gibson Area Hospital Administration provided some welcome gifts for young Harper and her parents.

Mom, Jaymee, expressed her gratitude to the nurses at Baby Central for their support and personal attention during her labor and delivery.

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Menards in Bradley building new store

Menards business officials report a booming business.  The Bradley, IL store, just off Route 50, will re-locate.  A new 200,000 square foot store will be built on 30 acres a little south of the existing facility.

The new store will offer the same space but has a larger area for lumber and building products.

The Bradley Planning & Zoning Commission approved a rezoning to allow for the construction.  No word on when construction will begin.

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Alexander Lumber merging Gilman lumberyard to Watseka, Bloomington yard to LeRoy

Economic and market factors come into play for Alexander Lumber Company which announces it will merge local stores for better representation.

The company announced (Wednesday) it will merge the Gilman location to lumberyards in Fairbury and Watseka to better serve Iroquois, Livingston and Kankakee counties.

.The business location at Bloomington lumberyard will merge into LeRoy, and they will close several other lumberyards and merge others around central Illinois. Lumberyards in Canton and Lincoln will close too.

In a statement, Alexander Lumber said the closures come after extensive market research which shows it should focus resources on lumberyards located in major metro and mid-sized markets.

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UR Teen Center hosting open house in Watseka

The Iroquois County community and then-some are invited to an open house in Watseka Thursday.

UR Teen Center ... in the former Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, at 114 N Third Street...will offer area teenagers a safe place to hang out.

UR Teen Center plans to offer open hours 3-8 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The open house Thursday (1/10) is from 6-8 pm.

Danielle and Jason Tomes of Sheldon welcome visitors and suggestions for helping the center grow. Danielle says there’s a need .........

The Tomes and Michael & Shari Johnson of Sheldon are behind the effort in organizing the 501(c)3 youth center... an extension of the UR (Yer) Foods business the Tomes’ operate in rural Sheldon.

UR Teen Center is drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free. It’s intent is to help engage teens in an open, safe environment.

Jason says any ideas/recommendations for additional program opportunities are welcome.........

Business people, individuals, and church groups are invited to get involved. Donations arte welcome to support the center.

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