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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

Armed Robbery at Peru Pharmacy; Four in Custody

PERU – Four are in custody after an early morning armed robbery at a pharmacy in Peru. In a release Tuesday morning, Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei said that around 2 a.m. a 911 call was made reporting an alleged armed robbery at the Walgreens on Shooting Park Road in Peru. The caller ...Read more