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Lee County couple indicted after child’s death

DIXON – A Lee County couple have been indicted by a grand jury after the death of a 3-year-old. Authorities say on March 6th they were called to the community of Nelson for an unresponsive child. Upon further investigation, the Whiteside Coroner’s Office reported that there was an ...Read more

Ottawa police recover ghost gun

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Police Department say they recovered a ghost gun after a brief pursuit last week. They say that after an attempted traffic stop last Wednesday, a suspect allegedly fled and discarded what they say was an unregistered firearm and another weapon out of the vehicle window. ...Read more

Ottawa K9 search leads to drug arrests

OTTAWA – A search of a vehicle assisted by an Ottawa K9 Officer led to a pair of drug arrests on Tuesday. The Ottawa Police Department say they stopped a vehicle around 3:15 AM and after a search, discovered what they say was a large amount of purported cocaine, crack-cocaine and heroin. ...Read more