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Flood Advisories in Effect….

.THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE KANKAKEE RIVER.

KANKAKEE RIVER AT MOMENCE AFFECTING KANKAKEE COUNTY

.THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE SUGAR CREEK.

SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY

618 PM CDT THU APR 3 2014

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE KANKAKEE RIVER AT MOMENCE UNTIL SUN MORNING.
* AT 545 PM THUR THE STAGE WAS 3.7 FEET.
* ACTION STAGE IS 4.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.
* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 4.7 FEET BY FRI EVENING.
* IMPACT.AT 5.0 FEET.SOME FLOODING BEGINS TO THE LOWEST AREAS ALONG THE RIVER.

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD UNTIL SUN AFTERNOON.
* AT 600 PM THUR THE STAGE WAS 12.8 FEET.
* ACTION STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.
* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 17.8 FEET BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

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Forecasters predict 1 and 3 inches of rain thru Friday

Public Works crews were cleaning up debris today in Bradley and Kankakee. It was debris washed up into some residential areas from the Winter.


Storm water blanketed some streets after the early-morning rain. Ponding was reported on several streets while the work crews cleared gutters and sewer covers.


In southeast sections of Iroquois County, Lovejoy, Fountain Creek, and the Milford areas reported some flooding. Additional rainfall thru Friday will keep river-watchers on alert.


Flood Advisories have been issued for Sugar Creek at Milford and the Kankakee River at Momence. The potential for flooding will be around thru the weekend.

The overnight rain did not cause any major road closures or flooding, but it could be only the initial soaking. The National Weather Service has forecast between 1 and 3 inches of rain by this evening, with some severe thunderstorms possible.

94.1 WGFA

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I-74 crash results in serious injuries

A head-on collision involving two trucks along I-74 in Champaign County this morning (Thursday) has left serious injuries. Illinois State Police report the east bound lanes were blocked and traffic was re-routed off the Interstate.

I-74 west bound traffic in the area of the crash was also reported down to one lane due to debris from the crashed semis. State Police say this will be a lengthy closure and clean-up process.

94.1 WGFA

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Judge denies murderer's request for sentence to be overturned

A Ford County judge has denied a convicted murderer's request to have his 17-year prison sentence overturned.

A motion filed (March 24) asked a Judge (Paul Lawrence) to reconsider the sentence given to 34-year-old Ryan A. Nibbe of Gibson City. Nibbe was convicted of second-degree murder in January in connection with the August 2013 beating death of 44-year-old Timothy Robertson of Gibson City.

The defense attorney called the sentence "excessive," and asked for no more than 10 years.

Nibbe will be required to serve at least half of his prison sentence.

State's Attorney Matt Fitton had argued for a 20-year sentence, noting Nibbe's extensive criminal history and that he continues to show no remorse.

94.1 WGFA

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Momence man dies in industrial mishap

An employee of Kanga Roof in Bradley was killed Tuesday morning in what’s being called an industrial accident The victim was 35-year-old Thomas Morris of Momence. Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said Morris pronounced dead just before 11 am Tuesday after the forklift he was operating overturned and fell on top of him. The incident remains under investigation. The incident occurred at the company's location on Kinzie Ave. in Bradley. An autopsy was planned. 94.1 WGFA