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Missing Streator woman found safe, ex-boyfriend in custody

Kayla Stratton, a woman who was reported missing from Streator on Sunday, has been found safe.

The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office reports at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force arrested he ex-boyfriend, Clarence Merritte of Chicago, in Calumet City. Stratton was recovered safely.

Merritte was arrested on warrants for unlawful restraint, aggravated assault, driving while license revoked and domestic battery. He is being held without bond.

No further details have been released.

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Crescent City teen dies in head-on-on collision on Illinois Route 49 in Iroquois County

A young Crescent City woman was killed in a head-on collision (Friday) in Iroquois County.

19-year-old Allison Seggebruch was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the driver of a compact-car that collided with a freightliner semi on U.S. Route 49, north of Crescent City just past 12 Noon.

Illinois State Police report the victim was southbound (near County Road 2335 N). Police said Seggebruch merged into the northbound lane to pass another southbound semi and then met the northbound unit.

The driver of the freightliner was taken to Riverside Hospital in Kankakee.

Several area fire departments and Riverside and IMH ambulance personnel responded.

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1 dead in Kankakee shooting

Kankakee City Police were looking for a gunman (Thursday) after a man was shot to death.

24-year-old Terrance L. Jackson was identified as the victim of the shooting on N. Wildwood Avenue.

County Coroner Bob Gessner said the victim suffered a chest wound. Jackson was pronounces dead at a local hospital.

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Weapon discovered in Kankakee trash can

City Police were investigating the discovery of a gun and ammunition found in a garbage dumpster. A garbage man collecting his routine trash along Meadowiew Avenue notified police after finding a loaded revolver in a partially-opened garbage bag.

A homeowner admitted owning the dumpsters, but told police he knew nothing about the weapon found in the garbage bag.

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Severe weather possible today; winter back for weekend

The crazy, and sometimes amazing weather pattern this week changes again today and this weekend. Lightning and thunderstorms appeared early Friday and the afternoon could bring a storm system, with it a chance for severe thunderstorms, and behind it a cold front – making for a chilly weekend.

Illinois and Indiana could experience hazardous weather this (Friday) evening. The risk changes as one moves across the states.

NWS said Friday’s storm carries with it a chance for damaging straight line winds, large hail and the possibility for isolated tornadoes.

After the storm system moves out, temperatures will fall below average. A cold weekend is in store with a wintry mix predicted for Saturday and Sunday.

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