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.
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.
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.
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.
Anheuser-Busch Drinking Water Pickup For Watseka Residents
Anheuser-Busch canned drinking water has been sent to Watseka, IL in an effort to aide local residents after the county-wide flooding. The town has experienced major flooding and dozens of families have been evacuated from their homes.
The drinking water will be available for Watseka residents to pickup on Friday, July 24th between 12 and 8pm at the old Watseka Ford/Lincoln Dealership at 100 N. Jefferson Ave.
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Anheuser-Busch has helped disaster victims since 1906, when Adolphus Busch donated funds to help San Francisco earthquake victims. When disasters strike, Anheuser-Busch and its distributor family are ready to be part of the recovery by providing a helping hand to our friends in their time of need.
Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has packaged more than 72 million cans of fresh drinking water and donated it to emergency relief organizations following natural disasters.