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Gunfire in Kankakee under investigation

There's been no arrests yet in the ongoing investigation of shootings in Kankakee.  City Police report four drive-by shootings appear to be revenge-related. Investigators believe teenagers are responsible for the shootings reported Sunday and early Tuesday. 

The incidents happened in the 300-block of South Chicago Avenue and the 500-block of South Poplar Avenue.  One man suffered a graze wound.  Investigators recovered several shell casings.  Police said semi-automatic weapons were used in the shootings.

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Five arrested for Sheldon liquor store burglary

Two adults and three juveniles face burglary and theft charges for a break-in at Donahue's Liquor store in Sheldon early Monday.  Sheldon Police and the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department made the arrests Wednesday following an investigation.

20-year-old Drey Watkins and 25-year-old Raymundo Jackson, both of Sheldon, and three juveniles were taken into custody.  The juveniles have been released to their parents.  All five are also charged with criminal damage to property.  

Police reported, four of the suspects burglarized the store while the reamining suspect actged as a "getaway driver."  Investigators said items taken from the store and clothing worn by the suspects durig the crime were recovered.

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Griffith, IN school bus accident, 20 injured

Twenty non-life threatening injuries were reported (Saturday) when a school bus overturned on I-65 in Jasper County, Indiana. The bus was carrying the Griffith boys basketball team.

Indiana State Police said the driver of a passenger car spilled a drink on herself, causing her to sideswipe the bus.

23-year-old Dominique Small, of Terre Haute, was southbound when she spilled a drink on herself. She then sideswiped the bus, causing the bus to overturn.

The 20 people injured were treated at Franciscan Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer. Small and her passenger were also treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Griffith High School later issued its own press release stating, Griffith Freshmen boys basketball coach David Garrett was airlifted to the University of Chicago Hospital. No word on his condition. The team was on its way to Lafayette for a semi-state tournament game.

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Indiana: Wal-Mart to build milk processing plant in Allen County

Wal-Mart announced plans Friday to build a milk processing plant in Allen County that will employ more than 200 people. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation said in a news release, the 200 jobs will happen by end of 2017.

Wal-Mart is the nation's largest grocer. The company will build the 250,000-square-foot plant in Fort Wayne, in southern Allen County. It's expected to be one of the largest milk processing facilities in the country and mill produce Great Value and Member's Mark brand white and chocolate milk for more than 600 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.

Production is expected to start in the summer of 2017.

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Flu bug prompts visitor restrictions at hospitals

Hospitals have started restricting visitors as flu picks up in the area. You might want to call ahead before making the trip to any hospital to visit.

There's been a big jump in reported flu cases this month. In Danville, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, more than 100 patients have been treated since February. That's either through coming to the emergency room or being admitted to the hospital.

Carle Foundation Hospital has had 64 emergency room visits in the last week due to influenza-like illness, and the hospital admitted three people.

The Illinois Department of Public Health issued an alert Thursday about flu being on the rise in several counties, and advised hospitals to begin visitor restrictions.

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