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The Wings of Freedom Tour

The Greater Kankakee Airport is the setting this week for The Wings of Freedom Tour. The 3-day event runs today (Monday) thru Wednesday 7/29/15.

Visitors can explore majestic bomber aircrafts inside and out. The B-17, P-51 and the B-24 are among the fighter crafts available for tour. Find more info online www.cfdn.org

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Barn fire in White County, IN

Firefighters were busy Saturday evening in White County, Indiana. A large barn went up in flames at North Shore Acres Court.

The barn's owner said a neighbor was able to get all the animals out safely. The barn is considered a total loss.
Buffalo Fire Chief Greg Westerhouse said investigators could not determine the cause of the fire due to the amount of damage.

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MusicFest continues in downtown Kankakee

The Merchant Street MusicFest is bringing back memories again this year. And the downtown Kankakee event is attracting people from all over to hear the sounds that many grew up to – like the Ohio Players and the Fifth Dimension.

The two-day, popular annual event started yesterday (Friday) and continues with
more bands on stage today and tonight. 94.1 WGFA was on hand Friday for a "live" broadcast to get the fun underway.
Three stages feature acts from local musicians, regionally-known bands, and also national acts that headline each of the two days.

The Ohio Players are featured tonight (Sat). Friday night is was the Fifth Dimension. There's 35 acts in all on the Marchant Street Stage, the Hill Stage and the Platform Stage.

There is a $5 dollar admission fee.

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Two more suspects arrested in Watseka armed robbery

Watseka Police arrested two more Watseka men for an armed robbery last weekend.

20-year-old Cody Hartlep and 23-year-old Lawrence Hemp Jr. are jailed. Both are charged with aggravated robbery. Arrested earlier was Keenan Baker of Watseka.

The Watseka Police Department wrapped up a 5-day investigation of the armed robbery that occurred Saturday, July 18th at a local business. Police were called after a complaint of a man armed with a gun stole a night deposit from two employees of the business. Witnesses led police investigators to Hartlep and Hemp. Both were arrested Friday.

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I-65 crash victims identified I-65 pile-up Friday

The Tippecanoe County Coroner has confirmed five fatalities, Jill Buck, AJ Buck, and Branson Buck of Greenwood Indiana, Mikhail Yuryevich Stepanov, a post doctoral student at Purdue University, and Ruslan Pankiv of Lake Zurich Illinois.

All five victims died in the early-Friday morning crash near Lafayette, IN.

One person was treated and released from a hospital nearby.
Indiana State Police said a tanker was traveling too fast when it entered the construction zone near the State Road 43 exit. Sgt. Kim Riley said the tanker hit a car that was pushed into the embankment. The tanker then hit a minivan before rear ending another semi carrying frozen chicken. A fire then started and spread from the tanker to the minivan.

An alternate route was set up. Interstate traffic is flowing again.

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