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A 43-year-old Bement woman has been charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Tamzin Wegrich, a former bus driver, assistant cheerleading sponsor and pool manager in Bement, had been arrested on Oct. 7.
It would cost more than previously considered options, but Piatt County Sheriff David Hunt feels upgrading to a digital radio system for his deputies would solve radio reception issues more completely than a bandaid approach that had been looked at for the current analog units.
If there are any positives that can be taken out of NFL running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence case, it’s that it puts a public spotlight on a crime that affects an estimated 1 in 3 women in this country.
For the Week of Sept. 14-20, the Monticello Police Department wants to promote safety for both motorists and pedestrians around railroad tracks. Most Americans are unaware of the dangers associated with railroad crossings and trains. Did you know, according to Operation Lifesaver, that across the United States:
The dollars that local entities will receive once decades-old protested monies are released will vary widely, but all seem pleased with the effort that will present them with unexpected revenue.
The Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety sponsored an Agricultural Emergency Training Program on August 2-3 for emergency responders. Hosted at the Illinois Fire Institute in Champaign, the program is designed to help local emergency services develop strategies and procedures to be better prepared to respond to and manage on-farm emergencies.
A veteran helicopter pilot from Piatt County was killed Tuesday morning when his crop-duster clipped a power line and went down in a bean field not far from his home.
A Mansfield man has been formally charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of a child after Piatt County Sheriff’s Police say he molested as many as four girls going back as far as 2006.
The tight-knit nature of county law enforcement agencies paid off when four of them worked together to nab a trio of suspects passing fake $100 bills in at least three Piatt County towns on May 1. Four agencies recently received a small payoff for those efforts when money seized in the case was released to those agencies.
A Piatt County official said she will await federal action before determining what, if any local charges to levy against a Mansfield man arrested recently for allegedly sexually molesting some young girls.