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Two Arrested After Shootout in DeKalb

DEKALB – Two people are in custody after a shootout in the city of DeKalb on Sunday. According to the DeKalb Police Department, they received a call about a drive by shooting that involved a male standing out of a sunroof of an SUV. Witnesses state that the person was shooting at a crowd in ...Read more

Finances Discussed In Andersen Trial

Finances were brought to the forefront Wednesday afternoon in the trial of the man accused in the concealment and murder of his sister in law.  A former loan manager testified that Clifford Andersen had 15 high interest loans with her agency and the defendant always paid them on time.  A ...Read more

Andersen Trial Update

HENNEPIN – Tests for blood came back negative on Clifford Andersen’s personal items according to a forensics testimony, Wednesday at the Putnam County Courthouse. Andersen is accused of the concealment and murder of his sister in law, Deborah Dewey. A State Police forensic scientist ...Read more

Oglesby Fire Department Awarded State Grant

OGLESBY – The State Fire Marshal announced the recipients of the Small Firefighting and Ambulance Service Equipment Grant Program, which will be given to departments to purchase equipment and tools. The Oglesby Fire Department will be receiving $15,500 from the state Fire Prevention Fund. ...Read more

Bloomington Woman Arrested After Stabbing Homicide

BLOOMINGTON – An argument reportedly led to a man being stabbed to death early Tuesday in Bloomington. According to the Bloomington Police Department, 24-year-old Quantez Brown was taken to the hospital early Tuesday morning with a life-threatening stab wound. A suspect allegedly involved in ...Read more

Subjects Identified in Armed Robbery, Gun Recovered

PERU – A man from Tennessee and three others from Indiana have been identified as the suspects in the armed robbery of the Peru Walgreens Tuesday morning. According to the Peru Police Department, 21-year-old Donte J. Blow of Madison Tennessee was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery. A man ...Read more

Insect Specialist Testifies at Andersen Trial

A specialist on the study of insects testified Tuesday afternoon at the Clifford Andersen trial.  Andersen is accused of the concealment and murder of his sister in law, Deborah Dewey.  Dr. Amanda Roe, a forensic etymologist, reviewed insect specimens from the crime scene in Standard.  Based ...Read more