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KAMEG arrests, 3 in custody

Agents with the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG) took three suspects into custody this week following drug investigations. The agents executed search warrants in Kankakee.

42-year-old Kimberly Murph is charged with unlawful possession of stolen property and unlawful sale of a firearm stemming from a previous investigation. A search warrant on North Schuyler Avenue led to the seizure of a firearm, crack cocaine, stolen merchandise and money.

22-year-old Antonio Weems was also arrested at the residence. He's charged with unlawful use of a weapon and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

In a separate case.....27-year-old Antwon Williams was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and obstructing police.

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Cissna Park vs Lanark-Eastland in Class 1A volleyball title game

A 9-0 run to start the final and deciding set propelled Cissna Park High School to a berth in the IHSA Class 1A state volleyball finals Friday morning. Saturday's championship will find the Timberwolves matching up against Lanark-Eastland.

Outside hitter Gabby Wessels delivered the serves to open the third set Friday morning at Redbird Arena in Normal. The 9-0 start disrupted Clay City so much, the offense never got going. And Cissna Park cruised to a 25-8 decision and game-win for a berth in the Championship.

Four of Wessels serves were aces. And with dominating play from Karli Boyle and Samantha Hasselbring, each with seven kills, Cissna Park took the match 25-10, 23-25, 25-8.

The quick 9-0 start gave Cissna Park all the momentum after a sluggish second set and into the 10:30 am Saturday state championship match against Lanark-Eastland.

Lanark-Eastland was a winner over Kewanee-Weathersfield.

Anna Kaeb had 30 assists for the Timberwolves from her setter position.

Addison Stoller lead the way for Cissna Park with nine kills. Wessels added eight with Karli Boyle and Samantha Hasselbring each contributing seven.

Friday's semi-final and Saturday's championship can be heard on 94.1 WGFA Radio and www.wgfaradio.com

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Pride Night tonight for #9 Academic Foundation

Students' academic achievements will be highlighted this evening in the Watseka Unit Nine school district. The Unit 9 Academic Foundation is hosting its 14th annual Pride Night. The public is invited. Students in grades 4-12 will be honored for their academic accomplishments at the Watseka High School.

A silent auction also raises money for educational projects not currently funded by the school district. A light dinner is available from 5:30 'til 7:30 pm.

Activities begin at 6 pm in the gymnasium. Students will be introduced and recognized for their accomplishments.

The Foundation has provided over $450,000 for creative programs and technology in Unit 9.

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Hoopeston’s Carle Regional Health Care earns honor

The Carle-Hoopeston Regional Health Care Center has been awarded a top honor. The Center earned the 2015Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for emergency care.

CEO Harry Brockus said he's proud of the award that the hospital has received. ''It demonstrates that our team is dedicated to delivering high-quality emergency care to our patients, and our patients see that dedication in practice,'' said Brockus. ''Our Emergency Department is staffed by physicians who have been with us in Hoopeston for several years, so patients are getting consistent care,'' added Brockus. He says Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center has bolstered the department by hiring more nurses who have years of experience in a critical care setting.

Also recognized in Vermilion County is Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville which earned an 'A' on the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score. The elite national award received by Presence United Samaritans Medical Center is based on a national ratings program, administered by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group.

CEO Jared Rogers, MD and Regional President of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center said "the ''A score is further evidence of the exceptional quality care we deliver to our patients each and every day.''

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Indiana 4-year-old safe after a scare

Sheriff's Police in Fountain County, Indiana say a four-year-old is safe after giving family members and authorities a scare. The boy wondered away from his home in Kingman late (Wed) night. His parents were sleeping. They discovered their son was missing around 11 pm.

A search included Fountain County Sheriff's Police, numerous other law enforcement agencies and volunteer firefighters from several departments. The boy finally located at about 2:30 this morning.

Sheriff's Police say the boy is fine, and no charges are being filed in the incident.

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