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Woman sues LaSalle County claiming false arrest, illegal strip search, and violent handling

Woman sues LaSalle County claiming false arrest, illegal strip search, and violent handling

A Winnebago County woman arrested two years ago in LaSalle County claims there was no legal basis for her arrest, subsequent strip search and forcible handling, and a blood test she had to undergo. Twenty-eight year old Zandrea Askew’s claim in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday is that deputies intended only “to punish, harass, humiliate,…

Ottawa High student registration is underway for 2019-2020 school year

Ottawa High student registration is underway for 2019-2020 school year

Online registration for next school year is underway at Ottawa High School. Asst. Prin. Jeff Dewalt says returning students were expected to register that way last year. This year, incoming freshmen are being told to register online too. Later this month, school counselors will go to the schools where the eighth graders are to sign…

OHS flood levee contractor to be held to tight schedule

OHS flood levee contractor to be held to tight schedule

Ottawa High School is taking bids until next Wednesday for adding to the top of the Fox River levee. Then the contractor chosen for it will be held to a tight schedule. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the levee along the Fox ranges from 474.5 to 478 feet above sea level. Engineer Darren Poundstone…

Shots fired in Marseilles under investigation

Shots fired in Marseilles under investigation

Marseilles police say shots were fired in the 1000 block of Orange Avenue Monday night. No injuries have been reported. Police are calling it an isolated incident. An investigation is underway Anyone who knows anything about the shooting should contact the Marseilles Police Department.

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TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette holds off Putnam County for road Tri-County win

TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette holds off Putnam County for road Tri-County win

BOYS BASKETBALL Marquette 62, Putnam County 59 GRANVILLE – Jack Snook led three Crusaders in double figures with 22 points. Chase Thumm added 18 points and Logan Komater chipped in 11 points for Marquette (17-2, 5-0), which earned its fifth straight win. Luke Carlson paced the Panthers (4-16, 1-4) with 23 points. Kaleb Wright added…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonzo Ball scored 19 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17 and the Los Angeles Lakers won for just the fourth time since LeBron James suffered his groin injury with a 107-100 victory over the reeling Chicago Bulls. Ball, who also had eight rebounds and six assists, scored 13 points during the second…

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa defense stymies Sandwich

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa defense stymies Sandwich

BOYS BASKETBALL Ottawa 54, Sandwich 29 SANDWICH – Ottawa allowed a season low in points and led wire-to-wire in a non-conference road victory. Myles Tucker led three Pirates in double figures with 15 points. Dakota Deverteuil added 11 points and Wyatt Hill contributed 11 points and four assists for Ottawa (15-1). Carter Cech paced Sandwich…

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Texas police department fires five officers, suspends two over in-custody death of suspect

Texas police department fires five officers, suspends two over in-custody death of suspect

stocknshares/iStock(FORT WORTH, Texas) — A Texas police department terminated five officers and suspended two others, without pay, on Tuesday after a suspect died while in custody.Internal investigators with the Fort Worth Police Department said the officers violated multiple policies last year when they arrested 55-year-old Christopher Lowe, who died in the officers’ care after complaining…

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Trump’s nominee to replace Pruitt at EPA faces Senate questioning

Trump’s nominee to replace Pruitt at EPA faces Senate questioning

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As much of the energy in Washington is focused on the fight over the president’s border wall and impact of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump’s nominee to take over the federal agency charged with protecting human health and the environment is scheduled for a crucial hearing.Andrew Wheeler took over…

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Scoreboard roundup — 1/15/19

Scoreboard roundup — 1/15/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 131, Phoenix 97Philadelphia 149, Minnesota 107Atlanta 142, Oklahoma City 126Milwaukee 124, Miami 86Golden State 142, Denver 111L.A. Lakers 107, Chicago 100NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus 4, New Jersey 1OT NY Islanders 2, St. Louis 1NY Rangers 6, Carolina 2Montreal 5, Florida 1Detroit 3,…

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Ford, Volkswagen join forces on developing electric and self-driving technology

Ford, Volkswagen join forces on developing electric and self-driving technology

fredrocko/iStock(DETROIT) — Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG are formally teaming up to develop and invest in electric vehicles, self-driving technology and mobility services, the automakers announced Tuesday from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.As part of this global alliance, Ford and Volkswagen will manufacture commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for worldwide markets…

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Flautist and founding Moody Blues member Ray Thomas dead at 76

Flautist and founding Moody Blues member Ray Thomas dead at 76

Photo by Patti Ouderkirk/WireImageFounding Moody Blues member Ray Thomas had died. His record company, Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records, has confirmed that the 76-year-old multi-instrumentalist “passed away suddenly” at his home in Surrey, England on January 4. “We are deeply shocked by his passing and will miss his warmth, humour and kindness,” the label wrote on…