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Prosecution Rests in Putnam County Murder Trial

HENNEPIN – The prosecution has rested their case in the trial of Clifford Andersen in the concealment of a homicidal death and murder of his sister-in-law. The defense now gets to present their case, however, Andersen has indicated he will not be testifying on his behalf. This morning ...Read more

Three At Large After Fraud at Multiple Casey’s

WATERMAN – A credit card coding machine was found during a traffic stop in DeKalb County last month and three people are being sought by police after multiple fraud purchases in three counties.  In a release from the DeKalb County  Sheriff’s Office, an investigation began in June ...Read more

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