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State Police advise motorists to drive carefully

State Police in both Illinois and Indiana are urging motorists to slow it down and drive carefully. Troopers have handled several accidents involving crashes and slide-offs.

Bridge decks and exit ramps have been especially slick. I-57 in the Champaign area and I-65 in Newton, Jasper and Tippecanoe counties in Indiana have experienced several accidents.

Troopers are also reminding motorists that state laws require them to slow down and use extreme caution in areas where emergency vehicles are handling accidents.

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Elderly Channahon woman found dead in garage

The Will County Coroner's Line reports that 86 year old Betty L Price of Channahon was pronounced dead at Monday night. She was found in her garage. Preliminary autopsy results show that cold exposure was a probable cause in her death.

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Schools closed for a 2nd day due to cold

Area school officials in Iroquois, Kankakee and Livingston counties announced school closings again today. For a second consectutive day, the arctic cold forced school administrators to consider the safety of students as the extreme cold temperatures continued to have a grip on much of Illinois and Indiana.

School districts in Newton, Benton and Jasper counties in Indiana also closed.

A wind cill advisory is in effect through Noon today.  Temps are below zero and wind cills have reached 25-30 below.

Cancellations and closings are listed on the Cancel Link at www.wgfaradio.com

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Bitter cold temps closes schools !

The arctic cold has closed area schools and cancelled several business events today. Sub-zero temperature readings includes wind chills at up to 30 below zero.

Health officials advise the public to avoid being outside for too long and dress in layers to provide your body with some insulation.

For a list of cancellations and closings, click on the Cancellation link on this website www.wgfaradio.com

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Gibson Area Hospital's Baby Central announces 1st Baby of 2015

Gibson City, IL, January 5, 2015– Gibson Area Hospital Baby Central welcomed Owen John Mueller as the first baby of 2015.

Owen arrived January 4, 2015 at 5:34 pm, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 20.25 inches long. Owen was welcomed into the world by his parents Tim and Myra Mueller, from rural Gibson City, as well as his brothers Connor (8) and Cody (6), and sister Olivia (1 ½). Owen was delivered by Benjamin Brewer, M.D.

The family was presented with a gift basket filled with baby items donated by the Gibson Area Hospital OB Department. The basket contained outfits, socks, and bibs, a Ford County blanket, diapers and baby wipes, pacifiers and teething toys, baby bath and lotion, and $100 Gibson Bucks from the GAH Administration, presented by CEO Rob Schmitt.

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