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Flood assessment help continues in Watseka

Volunteer teams with World Renew, Disaster Response Services, continues this week in the city of Watseka.  Canvassing of neighborhoods with a house-to-house approach finds teams documenting needs of flood victims from the June and July flooding of 2015.  The effort is to find any unmet needs of local residents. 

The World Renew group has also set up a walk-in center at the First United Methodist Church in Watseka.  Monday's hours are from 9 am until 7 pm.  Tuesday hours are 9 am 'til 4 pm.  It's the same Wednesday and Thursday.  World Renew plans to close down its operations November 6th.  

A Flood Referral Center also continues at the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce office.

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4 arrested in KAMEG operation

Search warrants executed in Pembroke Township Friday resulted in four arrests.  KAMEG conducted a joint operation with the Illinois State Police SWAT Team, The Kankakee County Sheriff's Department and the Bradley Police Department. Warrants were executed four different locations, agents locating about 71 grams of suspected heroin, 2.9 grams of suspected cannabis, a 9 mm heandgun, drug materials and currency.

Arrested were 27-year-old Max Jackson, 26 year-old Jevin Johnson, 23-year-old Javonta Davis and 22-year-old Jaleel Shepherd.  All four are facing drug possession and weapons charges.

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Daylight Saving Time ends >

It's time to turn those clocks back one-hour. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning – at 2 am. Don't forget to turn the clock back one-hour before retiring for the night (Sat).

The only two states that don't observe Daylight saving time are Arizona and Hawaii.

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Tips for a Safe Halloween >

Trick-or-Treaters in the WGFA-listening area are urged to take proper steps to stay safe while they go door-to-door this weekend for Halloween. Most community trick-or-treat hours are Saturday. Some are today (Friday) and there's also community parades and events at shopping venues and schools.

Parents are reminded to make sure their child's mask is not blocking their sight. Any use of make-up or other costume jewelry should keep proper vision in mind. Attention should also be directed to making sure children not go between cars when they cross streets. Use the crosswalks where they are in place. Young children should be accompanied by an adult when going door-to-door. Only approach houses where a porch light in ON.

Police and other safety officials advise children should be cautioned about someone asking them to step inside their home while making Halloween rounds. Children should never go inside. Children should be encouraged to return to the parent quickly and report any funny business to the parent. Parents too, may want to contact and notify police.

Children should be cautioned about eating candy or other items they receive that are not wrapped. No one should be eating anything until their parents inspect what they've received.

Several area community trick-or-treat hours are posted online at www.wgfaradio.com Click on the Local News Link.

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Halloween Trick ‘R Treat Hours >

Community trick or treat hours announced by local officials this week include door-to-door activities; most are Saturday, October 31st.

Ashkum 5-7 pm
Buckley 4-7 pm
Cissna Park 4-7 pm
Chebanse 5- 7:30 pm
Clifton 5-7 pm
Crescent City 5-7 pm
Gilman 4-7 pm
Danforth 4:30- 7 pm
Loda 5:30 – 8 pm
Milford 4-7 pm
Onarga 5-7 pm
Sheldon 5-7 pm
Thawville 4-7 pm
Watseka 4-7 pm

Cabery 5-7 pm
Elliott 5-7 pm
Kempton 4-6 pm
Melvin 5-7 pm
Roberts 5-8 pm
Paxton 5-8 pm
Piper City 4-7 pm
Gibson City 5-8 pm
Alvin 5-8 pm
Rossville 5-8 pm
Hoopeston 5-8 pm
Potomac 4-7 pm
Rankin 5-7 pm (Friday, Oct 30)

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