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Hoopeston Police make two drug arrests

A traffic stop on W. Washington Street in Hoopeston (Wednesday) led to two arrests. The driver and a passenger face charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of meth precursors and possession of drug paraphernalia.

18-year-old Elyscha Wells and 38-year-old Juan Colunga, both of Hoopeston, face arraignment in Vermilion County.

Police stopped the vehicle knowing the vehicle had an expired registration.

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Mel Reynolds out of Jail; Trial still on

Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds is out of jail and wearing a bracelet. A federal judge released the ex-lawmaker (Thursday) from custody in the Kankakee County detention center. Reynolds will wear an electronic monitoring device while he awaits trial. He's accused of not filing federal income tax returns between 2009 and 2012. {Metro News}

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Winning lottery ticket sold in Gilman

A Tennessee truck driver's stop in Gilman was well worth it.

Howard Phelps bought a $2 instant Illinois lottery ticket that produced a winner - $1,000 per week for life !

The General Manager of the Pilot Flying J Travel Center confirmed the winning ticket was sold. Randy Little says it's the largest winner we've had here in two years.

Meanwhile, hundreds of other miracle seekers are now lining up for Mega Millions tickets. The jackpot in that lottery rolled over Tuesday night. A single winner in this multi-state game would win at least $363 million in the Friday drawing. That's the sixth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

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Officials round up cattle after truck overturns

An overturned cattle hauler caused all types of problems on I-57 in Rantoul. Illinois State Troopers joined Rantoul fire department members and other emergency responders (Thursday) in an effort to recover and rescue the livestock. Medical help was also on the way from the University of Illinois to assist in saving as many cattle and calves as possible. Drivers were warned to proceed with caution through the northbound 1-57 Rantoul ramp.

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Ford County Talent Show winners >

8 contestants in each division

Junior Division:

1st Place: Dance Duo from Shorewood
Ameilia Koren & Riley Marco

2nd Place: Tap Dance, Hear Here Heroes from Hear Here Dance Studio in Watseka
Cabery Brown
Livia Kollman
Brycea Brown
Baylee Rader
Gabriella Gunther
Lillie Harris

3rd Place: Dance Duo, Angels from Clifton
Hope Aaron & Allison Wessels

Senior Division:

1st Place: Instrumental Solo, Holly Wyant from Loda

2nd Place: Vocal Solo, Shannon Spangler from Gibson City

3rd Place: Vocal Duet, Melissa Goldman and Savannah Stevenson from Paxton

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