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Armed Robbery in Ford County town of Melvin

Ford County Sheriff deputies and Gibson City Police responded to an armed robbery in Melvin Saturday. The call was in response to an incident at the Melvin Convenient Store on Main Street in Melvin.

Sheriff Mark Doran reported a white male, late 30’s or early 40’s, between 5’5” and 5’7” tall and weighing approximately 155 pounds entered the store. The suspect was armed with what appeared to be a black pistol and wearing a tan ski mask, black shirt, coat and shoes, and blue jeans. The suspect pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money, then left. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash heading west bound on foot.

Video surveillance has been reviewed. Citizens with information are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (217) 379-2324 or Ford County Crimestoppers at (217) 784-4173.

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Bank robbed in Lafayette, Indiana

The Lafayette, IN Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred Saturday in Lafayette.

Police were called to the Lafayette Community Bank on Cougill Lane around 11:38 am.

Police said a man entered the bank and demanded money from multiple tellers. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

No one was injured and no weapon was displayed, police said.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot to 6-foot-1 man, wearing glasses, a red sweatshirt and a hat.

This incident is still under investigation. Detectives are also looking into any connection between this robbery and one from November 18 at the Lafayette Bank and Trust on Maple Point Drive.

Anybody with any information regarding the case is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200 or use the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME.

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Chebanse bank robbed

The Federated Bank at Chebanse was robbed this (Monday) morning. A man, described as white, wearing a brown coat, robbed the facility on First North Street at 9:50 am. No one was injured.

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Police report the suspect implied he had a weapon. There was no word on how much money was involved.

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Manteno woman killed in snowmobile crash

A Manteno woman was killed in a snowmobile accident Sunday night.

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said 24-year-old Kristin Agrue was pronounced dead at Riverside Medical Center just after 10 pm. She was thrown from the snowmobile she was riding on and was struck by another one that was following behind.

Sheriff's deputies were at the crash site this morning investigating. The accident happened at 1000N Road near 2000E Road.

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Cold weather relief coming by mid-week

The bitter cold temps will continue another day, but relief is likely by Wednesday. The National Weather Service expects Wednesday through Friday high temperatures to climb into the mid-30s.

Monday’s bitter temperatures will continue.

A mix of snow, rain and sleet over the weekend caused traffic problems across the country. East-central Illinois had to deal with several traffic accidents.

Slide-offs were reported in several counties. And several events, including church services and sporting events were cancelled or postponed.

Monday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny, but temperatures are only going to reach to around 15. And wind-chill readings are going to dip to 5 to 15 below zero. (The wind-chill is how cold it feels on exposed skin).
Monday night finds a clearing sky with near steady temperatures around 9 degrees. Wind chills will reach 6 below to 4 above at times.

Tuesday, although the temperature is expected to climb to 30....gusty southwest winds of up to 25 miles per hour will again offer wind-chill readings at around 5 below.

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