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Thursday, April 17, 2014

4/17/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

MLB….
Brewers beat the Cardinals 5 – 1
Yankees beat the Cubs 3 – 0 in the day game of a day-night doubleheader.  NY took the bitterly cold night game as well, 2 - 0
White Sox lost to the Red Sox 6-4 in 14 innings

NBA….
Bulls lost their final regular seaon game to Charolotte 91 – 86 in OT.  Chicago will be the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs and will face the Washington Wizards starting at home on Sunday.

Local….
softball:
Salt Fork beat Schlarman 6 – 3
Geo-RF-Chrisman beat Armstrong-Potomac 7 – 0
Westville beat Oakwood 20-4
PBL beat Iroq West 14 – 4

baseball:
Westville beat Oakwood 12 – 4
PBL beat Iroq West 13 – 1
Cissna Park over GCMS 11 – 8
Salt Fork beat Schlarman 11 – 0.  Storm pitcher Ross Learnard struck out 9 in a perfect 5-inning game. 

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

4/16/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

MLB….
Cardinals beat the Brewers 6-1
White Sox beat the Red Sox 2 -1 when Alexi Ramirez scored on a throwing error
Cubs at the Yankees was rained out.  They will try again tonight.

NBA….
Knicks beat the Nets, the Clippers beat the Nuggets
The Bulls are at Charlotte tonight for their final regular season game. 

Local….
most high school sports were postponed or cancelled due to weather yesterday.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Violation of Order Protection H14-1788 V14-3214 Morgan
Date & Time: April 15, 2014 4:05am
Location: 200 E Main St Downtown Motel
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Austin Rhodes (38) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD was called to the above location for a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival
Mr. Rhodes was arrested for violation of order protection.  He was brought to
HPD, processed and then transported to the PSB in Danville.

Bicycle Found
Date & Time: April 15, 2014 11:15am
Location: 200 block S. Fifth St.
Details: A black and green Realm Cycles mountain bike was found at the above location.
Owner can identify and claim at HPD.

 

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Trespassing (City Ordinance) H14-1775 Kruse
Date & Time: April 14, 2014 1:51am
Location: 200 E Main St Downtown Motel
Complainant: 38 year old female
Arrested: Lucas Neal (29) of Hoopeston
Details: Hoopeston Police received a call that Mr. Neal was at the Downtown Motel after
being warned not to be on the property.  Officers located subject and arrested him
for city ordinance violation of Trespassing.  He was taken to HPD where he was
processed and later released with a city ticket and court date.

Battery (City Ordinance) H14-1783 Showers
Date & Time: April 14, 2014 3:55pm
Location: 700 blk N Market St
Complainant: 37 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Angelina Savage (39) of Hoopeston
Details: Ms. Savage was arrested after an incident that occurred at the above location.
Subject was given a notice to appear in city court for battery charges.

Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors, Possession of Firearm Ammunition by Felon
H14-1785 V14-3204 Welch
Date & Time: April 14, 2014 5:07pm
Location: 700 blk E Seminary
Arrested: David Cannon (34) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Cannon was arrested on the above charges after an investigation by HPD
and V-MEG was preformed.  Subject was taken to HPD, processed and then later
transported to the public safety building to await arraignment.

Fire Call
Date & Time: April 14, 2014 9:47pm
Location: 900 blk Sells Dr
Details: HFD was dispatched to smoke in the basement coming from the boiler at the
above location.  Fire department investigated.  No injuries.

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WHPO Sports Report

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4/15/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NBA…
Joakim Noah had 18 points and 10 rebounds and eight assists, Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points as the Chicago Bulls pulled away late for a 108-95 victory over the Orlando Magic Monday night.  With one game left in the regular season, the Bulls are fourth in the Eastern Conference playoff race and looking at a first-round matchup with Brooklyn. To catch Toronto and finish third, the Bulls would need to win the season finale at Charlotte on Wednesday and have the Raptors lose at New York
The Indiana Pacers earned the top seed in the Eastern Confernece playoffs after the Miami Heat rested Lebron James and Chris Bosh and lost to the Wizards 114-93.
Joe Dumars stepped down as Detroit’s president of basketball operations Monday, a day after the Pistons lost their home finale and fell to 29-52 with one game remaining in the season. Detroit will miss the postseason for a fifth consecutive year.

MLB….
Cardnials beat the Brewers 4 - 0
Cubs & White Sox had the day off

Local….
most high school sports were postponed or cancelled due to weather yesterday.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, April 14, 2014

Driving While License Revoked H14-1764 Steeples
Date & Time: April 13, 2014 1:12am
Location: Seventh Av/Washington
Arrested: Jonathan Taylor (43) of Danville
Details: While on a traffic stop, a computer check revealed that Mr. Taylor had a
revoked driver’s license.  He was arrested and transported to HPD.  Subject
was processed and released after posting $150 bond and given a traffic
citation.


Fire Call
Date & Time: April 13, 2014 1:27am
Location: 300 blk E McKibben Ave Rossville
Details: Hoopeston Fire Department was paged for mutual aid for Rossville Fire
Department for a structure fire.  No injuries were reported.

Fire Call
Date & Time: April 12, 2014 10:46am
Location: 100 blk S Fifth St
Details: FHD was dispatched to a garbage dumpster on fire.  No reported injuries.

Gasoline Spill
Date & Time: April 12, 2014 12:45pm
Location: Casey’s General Store 115 E. Orange St
Details: HFD was dispatched for a gasoline spill on the lot.  No reported injuries.

Residential Burglary
Date & Time: April 12, 2014 4:32pm
Location: Parkview Court
Complainant: 34 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Report was made for an unknown subject entering her residence and removing
the caller’s wallet from her purse.

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WHPO Sports Report

Monday, April 14, 2014

4/14/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NASCAR….
Kevin Harvick won his first Southern 500 Saturday night at Darlington, taking the checkered flag after starting from the pole.

Golf…
Bubba Watson won his 2nd Masters in 3 years as he shot a final round 69 at Augusta yesterday. 
Boxing…
Manny Pacquiao won a unanimous decision in his rematch with Timothy Bradley on Saturday night, avenging his 2012 loss and claiming the WBO welterweight title.

NBA…
Bulls lost to the Knicks 100-89

MLB….
Cardinals beat the Cubs 6 – 4 in a rain-delayed 3rd game of their series in St. Louis.
White Sox beat the Indians 4 – 3

NHL….
the Blackhawks will play the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the playoffs. The Blues will have home-ice advantage.  The Blues-Blackhawks’ series will likely begin in St. Louis on Thursday.

Soccer….
Liverpool outlasted Manchester City 3-2 to move one step closer to claiming the Premier League regualr season title…
Chelsea beat Swansea City 1 – 0 to stay in the hunt for that same title.

Local….
congratulations to Bismarck-Henning’s Andy Bott and Hoopeston Area’s Brennan Crose where were named to the Commerical-News all-area basketball 1st team. 

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, April 11, 2014

Retail Theft H14-1708 Steeples
Time & Date:  April 10, 2014   11:45am
Location:  Dollar General 415 S Dixie Hwy Hoopeston
Arrestee: Pickett, Alexis A (F) of Hoopeston (22)
Details: At the above time and date, HPD was requested to respond reference to
the listed subject being detained for Retail Theft from the business.  The
arrestee was transported to HPD and released with a State Court Date to
Appear in Danville. 

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WHPO Sports Report

Thursday, April 10, 2014

4/10/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NCAA…
Derrick Gordon, a sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team, stepped forward Wednesday as the first openly gay player in Division I men’s college basketball

MLB….
Cubs beat Pirates 7 – 5
Cardinals lost to the Reds 4 – 0
White Sox lost to Colorado 10 - 4

NBA….
Bulls beat the Timberwolves 102 – 87 behind Joakim Noah’s triple-double

NHL…
Blackhawks beat Montreal Canadiens 3 – 2 in OT

Local….
baseball:
Westville beat A-P 10 – 0
Milford beat Bismarck-Henning 7 – 1

softball:
Armstrong-Potomac beat Westville 5 – 0
B-H got by Milford 7 – 6


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Criminal Damage To Property H14-1679 Kruse
Date & Time: April 9, 2014 4:15am
Location: 200 block N. Market St.
Victim: 43 year old Hoopeston man
Details: A window in an apartment belonging to the victim was broken out.


Registered Sex Offender on School Property H14-1688 V14-3023 DeWitt
Time & Date:  April 9, 2014   6pm
Location:   John Greer Grade School 609 W. Main St
Arrested:   Irvin, Robert H (23) of Chenneyville (M)
Details: At the above time and date, per the States Attorney the subject was charged on
the above charge for violation state statue that prohibits him from being on
the property.  Subject was transported to PSB to be arraigned before a judge. 


Arrested on Warrant (Vermilion County)    H14-1691   V14-3032   DeWitt
Time & Date:    April 9, 2014   8:15pm
Location:   500 block S. Fifth Street
Arrested:   Suarez, Carlos L (M) of Lafayette, IN (44)
Details: At the above time and date,  the above named subject was arrested on Vermilion
County Warrant following charges:  Ct 1: Agg Discharge of Firearm,
Ct 2: Reckless Discharge of Firearm, Ct 3:  Crim Damage to Property
(Over $300),  Subject was processed in Hoopeston PD and then later transferred
PSB Danville in lieu of $100,000 10% bond.


Criminal Damage To Property         H14-1687 Showers
Date & Time: April 9, 2014     1:56pm
Location: 100 blk E Main
Complainant: 47 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant advised unknown subject(s) damaged the gutter to his
building sometime during night.

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WHPO Sports Report

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

4/9/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NCAA basketball….
Women’s Final Four:
U Conn routed Notre Dame 79-58 to win their 9th title and finish their season a perfect 40-0

MLB….
Cubs lost to the Pirates 7 – 6
Cardinals beat the Reds 7 – 5
White Sox hit 6 HRs as they beat up on the Rockies 15 – 3

Local….
baseball:
Clifton Central beat Cissna Park 3 – 2
Watseka over Iroq West 4 – 1

softball:
Milford beat South Newton 13 – 5
Watseka beat Iroq West 10 – 2
Scharlaman beat GCMS 9 – 5

track:
Cissna Park’s Devon Laubscher won the 200 and the long jump at the Paxton Invitational


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Criminal Damage To Property H14-1646 Linares
Date & Time: April 7, 2014 8:30am
Location: 600 block E. Honeywell Ave
Victim: 43 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Victim’s car was egged while it was parked at her residence.  The eggs damaged
the paint on the vehicle.

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WHPO Sports Report

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4/8/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NCAA basketball….
Men’s Final Four
U Conn knocked off Kentucky 60 – 54.  The huskies Shabazz Napier was named MVP

Women’s Final Four between undefeated Notre Dame and U Conn is tonight. 
NASCAR….
Joey Logano passed Jeff Gordon after a late caution to win the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motorspeedway

MLB…
Cardinals beat the Reds 5 – 3
Colorado beat the White Sox 8 - 1

Local….
DACC men’s baseball team split at doubleheader against Lincoln Land .  The Jaguars are 16-6 overall and are ranked 15th in the NJCAA Div. II national poll


Hoopeston Area softball hosts Danville today at 4:30pm
Milford hosts South Newtown in both baseball and softball today.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, April 7, 2014

Brush Fire Call
Time & Date:    April 6, 2014   3:55 pm
Location:      North Fork Conservation Club 41489 N 1700 East Rd
Details:    At the above time and date, HFD was sent to a brush fire unattended
upon arrival fire department met with the property owner. 


Assault (City Ord) H14-1638 Linares
Time & Date:    April 6, 2014   8:30pm
Location: Downtown Motel 200 E Main Street
Arrest: Rossolille, Adena J (F) Hoopeston (34)
Details: At the above time and date, the female was arrested at the scene of a disturbance
at the Downtown Motel.  She was transported to HPD were she was processed and
released on Notice to Appear on City Ordinance Violation

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WHPO Sports Report

Thursday, April 3, 2014

4/3/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

MLB…
White Sox beat the Twins 7-6 on a walk-off wild pitch in 11 innings
Cubs lost to the Pirates 4-3 in 16 innings
Cardinals lost to the Reds 1 - 0

NBA….
Bulls beat the Hawks 105 – 92

NHL….
Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville announced Wednesday that captain Jonathan Toews will sit out for the rest of the regular season after suffering a left arm injury in a March 30 game versus Pittsburg.  Toews and fellow all-star Patrick Kane are expected back for the playoffs in two weeks.  The Hawks host Minnesota tonight.

Soccer….
USA and Mexico played to a 2-2 draw, after the US led 2-0 at half. 

Local….
baseball:
Cissna Park lost to Ridgeview 19-12 in a 5-inning game shortened by darkness


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Criminal Damage To Property Over $500 H14-1492 Steeples
Date & Time: March 31, 2014 6:39am
Location: 800 block E. Seminary Ave
Victim: 23 year old Rankin man
Details: Victim advised that unknown subject(s) damaged his 2001 Hyundai by smashing
out the windows while it was parked at the above location.


Attempted Burglary H14-1494 Steeples
Date & Time: March 31, 2014 8:18am
Location: 426 W Orange St
Victim: V.F.W. (Buddy Egnew Post)
Details: Unknown subject(s) tried to gain entry to the building through a locked door.  The
door was damaged but no entry made.

Warrant Arrest (Turned Self In) H14-1508 DeWitt
Time & Date:    March 31, 2014   4:30pm
Location: Hoopeston Police Department
Arrestee: Cannon, David Todd (M) of Hoopeston (35)
Details:  At the above time and date, the subject came into HPD and surrendered himself
to take care of Vermilion County Warrant 2011TR9265 FTA Pretrial $3000 10%
plus $75 court FTA Fee.  Subject posted bond and was given a new court date.


Fire Call
Date & Time: March 31,2014   9:36pm
Location: 600 blk E Young
Details: Hoopeston Fire Department responded for an activated Carbon Monoxide
Detector.  Detector was found to be faulty.

 

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WHPO Sports Report

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

4/1/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….


MLB….

opening day….

Cardinals beat the Reds 1 – 0

Cubs lost to the Pirates 1-0 in 10 innings

White Sox beat the Twins 5 – 3


NCAA….

Women’s Elite 8:

Notre Dame is 36-0 and advanced to 4th straight Final 4 after beating Baylor 88-69

Uconn also remains undefeated on the season as they beat Texas A&M 69 - 54

NBA…..

Bulls beat the Celtics for a 2nd straight night, 94-80

Spurs routed the Pacers 103-77

Local Softball…

A-P beat Oakwood 10-9

Bismarck-Henning beat Rantoul 7 – 5

Hoopeston Area beat PBL 10 – 3.  Rylee Martin got the vicotry while Annie Goble had 3 of the lady Cornjerkers 11 hits.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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WHPO Sports Report

Monday, March 31, 2014

3/31/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….


NCAA….

Final 4 has been set:

yesterday….

Uconn beat Michigan State 60 – 54

Kentucky beat Michigan 75 – 72 on a last-second 3-pointer

Saturday….

Florida beat Dayton 62 – 52

Wisconsin beat Arizona in OT 64 – 63

...So Saturday April 5, Florida will face Uconn…while Wisconsin will take on Kentucky

and the Women’s Elite 8 games are tonight and tomorrow with two undefeated No. 1 seeds in Uconn and Notre Dame still alive.

NBA…..

Bulls beat the Celtics 107 – 102


NHL….

Blackhawks lost to the Penguins 4 – 1, a game that saw captain Jonathan Towes leave in the 2nd period with a arm injury.  Chicago is already finishing the season without All-Star Patrick Kane who is out with a left knee injury.


NASCAR….

Kurt Busch picked up his 25th career victory after beating out Jimmie Johnson for the victory at Martinsville Speedway.


Local Baseball…

Milford swept a doubleheader with Tri-Point on Saturday, winning 10-6 and 15-0

Watseka beat Bismarck-Henning 15-7

Local Softball…

Milford Lady Bearcats also took both games of their doubleheader with Tri-Point, 14-1 and 6-0

MLB….

opening day is today….

Cubs are at Pittsburg

Cardinals at Cincinnati

White Sox host the Twins

 


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

3/27/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NFL….

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with former Vikings’ DE Jared Allen on a four-year deal.  Allen has 128.5 career sacks, 12th most in NFL history.

College Football…

a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation’s first union of college athletes…a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast,


NCAA….

4 games from the round of 16 are tonight:

Dayton faces Stanford

Baylor takes on Wisconsin

UCLA faces #1 seed Florida

and its San Diego State vs. Arizona

NBA….

Pacers held on to beat the Miami Heat 84-83 in a battle of the top 2 teams in the Eastern Conference.


MLB…

Cardinals beat the Nationals 3-2

Cubs lost to the Diamondbacks 14 – 2

White Sox beat the Reds 9 - 5

Local….
baseball:
Milford baseball beat St. Anne 18-0. 

PBL beat Bishop Mac 5 - 4


softball:
The Lady Bearcat softball team also beat St. Anne, 21-3.  Sierra Fanning was 3 for 3 with a grand slam.  Mindy Garralts got the win from the mound and also went 4-4 with 6 RBIs at the plate.

Bismarck-Henning beat Paris 8 – 5. 

Watseka beat GCMS 2 - 1

 

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Traffic Accident (Hit & Run) H14-1379 Tate
Time & Date:  March 26, 2014   07:26 am
Location: McFerren Park Play Ground Fence
Details: At the above time and date, a vehicle had struck the playground fence causing
damage to two (2) poles and fence.  Suspect vehicle struck the fence causing
damage to their unit also.  Anyone with information please contact Hoopeston
Police Department.

Warrant Arrest H14-1401 V14-2565 Steeples
Date & Time: March 26, 2014 10:56pm
Location: 500 blk W. Washington
Arrested: Brian Wernigk (32) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD received information that Mr. Wernigk was at the above address.  A computer
check revealed that he had an outstanding Vermilion County warrant.  He was
taken to HPD, processed and then transported to the PSB in lieu of bond.

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WHPO Sports Report

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NHL…

Blackhawks beat Dallas 4 – 2.  Chicago needs just one more point to clinch a playoff berth for the sixth straight season.

St. Louis beat Toronto 5 - 3


MLB…

Cardinals lost to Miami 6-5

White Sox lost again, this time to Colorado, 4 – 1

Cubs and Padres tied 5-5

NCAA….

4 games from the round of 16 are tonight:

Dayton faces Stanford

Baylor takes on Wisconsin

UCLA faces #1 seed Florida

San Diego State vs. Arizona


NASCAR…

Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, died Tuesday after battling cancer for several years. She was 72.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Domestic Battery H14-1367 Linares
Date & Time: March 25, 2014     5:39 am
Location: 600 blk E McCracken
Complainant: 39 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested: Samantha J Konow (23) of Hoopeston (F)
Details: Subject was charged after an altercation.  She was transported to HPD where
she was later transported to the PSB to await court hearing before a judge.


Warrant Arrest H14-1371 DeWitt
Date & Time: March 25, 2014 4:04pm
Location: 301 W Main   Hoopeston Police Dept
Arrested: Jose Cabrales (36) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Cabrales turned himself in to the Hoopeston Police Dept on an outstanding
Vermilion County small claims warrant.  Subject was processed and then released
after paying $300 bond and given a new court date.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Domestic Battery H14-1367 Linares
Date & Time: March 25, 2014     5:39 am
Location: 600 blk E McCracken
Complainant: 39 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested: Samantha J Konow (23) of Hoopeston (F)
Details: Subject was charged after an altercation.  She was transported to HPD where
she was later transported to the PSB to await court hearing before a judge.


Warrant Arrest H14-1371 DeWitt
Date & Time: March 25, 2014 4:04pm
Location: 301 W Main   Hoopeston Police Dept
Arrested: Jose Cabrales (36) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Cabrales turned himself in to the Hoopeston Police Dept on an outstanding
Vermilion County small claims warrant.  Subject was processed and then released
after paying $300 bond and given a new court date.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fire Calls
Time & Date:    March 24, 2014  
1. Location:  700 blk Euclid smell of Natural gas in a residence. @ 6:05 pm unfounded
2. Location:   Seventh St & E Main St   Blk smoke from a residence @ 6:53PM Chimney fell off
    No Fire
3. Location: Centennial Manor Activated fire alarm,  burnt food on the stove,  no injuries or
    damage,  @ 7:48pm


Battery (City Ordinance) H14-1364 Linares
Date & Time: March 24, 2014     11:02pm
Location: 600 blk E McCracken
Complainant: 39 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested: Samantha J Konow (23) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was charged after an altercation.  She was transported to HPD where
she was later released with a Notice To Appear in Hoopeston City Court.

 

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WHPO Sports Report

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

3/25/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NBA…

Bulls beat the Pacers 89-77 behind Taj Gibson’s 23 points. 


MLB…

Cardinals lost to the Mets 5-3, Cubs lost to the Padres 7-1,  White Sox beat Seattle 7-6


Local…

Hoopeston Area baseball yesterday at GCMS was cancelled due to weather, and both the baseball and girls softball games versus G-RF for today here in Hoopeston were postponed to Friday.

Other local baseball:

Cissna Park pounded Donovon 21 – 0.

Rylee Ward had 3 hits and 4 RBIs as Milford beat Iroquois West 12 – 2.  The Bearcasts host Clifton Central today.

softball:

Milford beat Iroquois West 19 – 10.  Erin McNally 4 hits and 5 RBIs while Mindy Garralts pitched a complete game for the Lady Bearcats


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Monday, March 24, 2014

3/24/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

College Basketball…NCAA Tournament…..
the final field of 16 teams has been set – check your brackets…these are the teams still alive:

South Region:
Florida, UCLA, Dayton, & Stanford

East:
Virginia, Michigan State, Iowa State & UConn

West:
Arizona, San Diego State, Baylor & Wisconsin

Midwest:
Kentucky, Louisville, Tennesse & Michigan

also:

Illinois’ season came to a close as they were knocked out of the NIT, losing to Clemson by one, 50-49. 

NASCAR…..

Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish.

MLB…

Cubs and Cardinals won, White Sox tied Colorado

NHL….

Chicago lost to Nashville 2-0

Soccer…

Lionel Messi netted a hat trick as Barcelona beat Christiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid 4-3

Local…

Hoopeston Area boys baseball split a double-header with Blue Ridge on Saturday.  Cornjerkers won the first game 6-2 - Aiden Berg homered, doubled and drove in four runs.  The Knights took the second game 14-4.

Watseka’s Devin Curry and Cissna Park’s Addison Stoller were named to the New-Gazette all-area girls basketball 1st Team. 


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Stolen Vehicle H14-1329 Kruse
Date & Time: March 23, 2014 4:06am
Location: 500 block W. Maple
Victim: 28 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Victim’s 2006 Chevrolet was found wrecked near State Route 9 and 990 East Rd
west of Hoopeston.  Victim advised that unknown subject(s) had stolen the vehicle
from her residence.

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WHPO Sports Report

Thursday, March 20, 2014

3/20/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….


College Basketball…

NCAA tournament play-in games:

14-19 Cal Poly beat Texas Southern 81 – 69

Iowa lost to Tennessee 78 - 65

NIT:

Illiniois beat Boston Univ 66-62.  The Illini advance to face Clemson in the 2nd round.


NBA…

Bulls beat the 76ers 102-94


NHL….

Blackhawks thumped the St. Blues 4 - 0


MLB…

Cardinals beat the Twins, Cubs lost to the Rockies, White Sox lost to the Angels


Local…

Hoopeston Area Girls Softball will hold signups this weekend for summer league play.  They will be at Hoopeston’s City Hall from Noon-2 both Saturday and Sunday.  Plans are for three age divisions:  Ages 5-7 (Instructional), 8-10 (Minor) and 11-14 (Major).

Also….Hoopeston Area Youth Football is looking for football and cheer coaches for this coming fall season.  Applilcations can be picked up at Razor’s Edge, 708 W. Orange in Hoopeston.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-1266 Linares
Date & Time: March 19, 2014   6:48pm
Location: HPD
Arrested: Matthew M Hofer (31) of Hoopeston
Details: Hofer turned himself on outstanding Vermilion County warrant 12TR2124
FTA/Jury Trial.  He posted bond and was released with a new court date.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Methamphetamine
H14-1246 V14-2293 Steeples
Date & Time: March 18, 2014 5:27pm
Location: Penn/Third St
Arrested: Ethan Ervin (21) of Hoopeston
Robert Smith (34) of Hoopeston
Details: Both subjects were arrested during a traffic stop.  Mr. Ervin was charged with
Possession of Meth with Intent to Deliver, and Mr. Smith was charged with
Possession of Meth.  Subject were taken to HPD where they were processed
and then transported to the PSB in Danville to be arraigned by a judge.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

3/19/14

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NFL…

The Chicago Bears continue to build the defensive line, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with defensive end Israel Idonije.  Idonije spent the first nine years of his career with Chicago before joining the Detroit Lions in 2013.
The Bears also terminated the contract of wide receiver Earl Bennett and agreed to one-year deals with safetys Craig Steltz and Danny McCray.  Defensive tackle Henry Melton, who only played 3 games for the Bears this past season, was signed by the Dallas Cowboys

NBA…

Phil Jackson was officially announced as the NY Knick’s president at a news conference Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.


NHL….

Blackhawks lost to the Philadelphia Flyers 3 -2 in OT


MLB…

White Sox were spanked by the A’s 16 – 6

Cubs lost to the Rangers 7-6 in 10 innings


Local…

Hoopeston Area girls softball vs. St. Thomas Moore was cancelled last night due to field condtions.  The Cornjerker baseball team kicks off their season tomorrow at Fisher.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

3/18/14

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NFL…

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay faces four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance after being arrested late Sunday on suspicion of intoxicated driving.
Police say Irsay failed several roadside field sobriety tests before he was arrested and that they found multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle.

NBA…

Pacers beat the Suns 99 – 90

Bulls lost to the Thunder 97 - 85


NHL….

St. Louis Blues beat the Winipeg Jets 3 - 1

MLB…

Cardinals lost to the Red Sox 10 – 5

Cubs beat the Dodgers 4 – 2

White Sox beat up on the Brewers 9 – 0


Local…

the NJCAA Div. II National Tournament begins this morning at DACC. See some of the best junior college players from around the country – along with a good chance today and tomorrow to see high-profile division I coaches and assistants in atttendance to scout potential players.


and ….Congratulations to Hoopeston Area Youth Wrestlers Adam Colunga and Ezra Elliott who medaled at the Illilnois Kids Wrestling Federation State Tournament this past weekend.  Both wrestlers finished 6th out of all wrestlers at their age and weight class in the entire state. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, March 17, 2014

Reckless Driving, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol and Speeding H14-1200 Linares
Date & Time: March 16, 2014 2:42am
Location: State Route 9 at 1300 East Rd
Arrested: Martin R Horner (19) of Cissna Park
Details: Suspect was issued the above citations after officers attempted to make a traffic
stop on the subject and he fled for approximately 2 miles before stopping.  He
was taken into custody and then later released on the citations.


Traffic Accident (Hit & Run) H14-1203 Tate
Date & Time: March 16, 2014 11:31am
Location: 700 block E. Honeywell
Unit 1: Unknown (fled scene)
Unit 2: 2001 Ford F-150 pickup owned by Ron Cappellano of Wellington
Details: Unit 2 was parked on N. Sixth St just off E. Honeywell and sometime during the
overnight hours, an unidentified Unit 1 struck the drivers side rear of the truck.
No reported injuries.  Unit 2 insured.

Traffic Accident (PD Only) H14-1207 Tate
Date & Time: March 16, 2014 5:01pm
Location: 700 block W. Main St
Unit 1: 2011 Ford Focus driven by James C Culbert (M) of Rossville (71)
Unit 2: 2011 Chevy Impala driven by Chloe A Alkire (F) of Hoopeston (20)
Details: At the above time and date, HPD was summoned for a Traffic accident investigation
between Unit 1 & Unit 2.  Unit 1 struck Unit 2 while backing from a parking space
next to a building.  No Injuries, No Tickets at the time of the report and both insured.


Traffic Accident (Minor PI) H14-1208 Steeples
Date & Time: March 16, 2014 6:04pm
Location: 500 W Thompson Ave
Unit 1: 2000 Ford 4dr driven by Robin N Irvin (F) of Hoopeston (33)
Details: HPD, HFD, and Verm County Sheriff responded to a report of a vehicle
rolled over and possible entrapment.  Only a driver was found, and transported
to Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Care.  Driver was cited for Failure to Reduce
Speed to avoid an accident, Too Fast for Conditions, and No Insurance. 

 

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Monday, March 17, 2014

3/17/14

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College Basketball….

the NCAA Tournament field is set – with Florida at the overall #1 seed.  Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia are the other #1’s. 

Big Ten:
Michigan State beat Michigan 69 – 55 to take the Big Ten Tournament title.  Michigan State earned a 4-seed in the East, Michigan a 2-seed in the Midwest.  Other Big Ten teams in the tournament include: Ohio State, Nebraska, and Iowa. 


Illinois will play in the NIT – they will face Boston University in NYC on Wednesday


NASCAR….

Carl Edwards out-lasted 2 rain delays to win at Bristol Motor Speedway in Nashville


NFL…

the Green Bay Packers signed former Bear Julius Peppers to a 3-year, 30 million dollar deal on Saturday.

Soccer…

Liverpool beat Manchester United 3 – 0

Arsenal beat Tottenham 1 - 0

NHL…

Blackhawks beat the Red Wings 4 – 1


MLB…

Cubs, Cardinals & White Sox all lost in pre-season baseball Sunday.

Local…

and ….Congratulations to Hoopeston Area senior Brennan Crose who finished tied for 2nd place in the Class 2A 3-point shootout at Carver Arena in Peoria.  Crose hit 9 out of 15 3-pointers.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Friday, March 14, 2014

3/14/14

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College Basketball….
Big Ten Tournament:

Illinois beat Indiana 64 – 54 behind Tracy Abrams’ 25 points.  The Illini face #1 seed Michigan today at 11am

Ohio State held off Purdue 63-61

Minnesota beat Penn State 63 – 56

Iowa lost to Northwestern 67 - 62


NBA….

Bulls beat the Rockets 111 – 87


MLB…

Cardinals blanked the Braves 11 – 0

White Sox lost to the Angels 8 – 6

Cubs are off until tomorrow.

NHL…

Blackhawks host the Predators tonight

Local…

Hoopeston Area Youth Baseball will hold sign-ups this weekend for summer baseball, +
10-2 and Noon-3 at Hoopeston’s City Hall.  Forms are available ahead of time at Razor’s Edge.

Sign-ups also continue for Spring Soccer with Danville Area Youth Soccer.  Soccer is for boys and girls ages 4-14 (playing at the age level they played at during the fall).  Practices are in Hoopeston for Hoopeston Area players – with games at Winter Park in Danville, April 26-May 31.  Visit danvillesoccer.org for more information.

and ….Congratulations to Hoopeston Area senior Brennan Crose who advanced to the final 4 in the Class 2A 3-point shootout at Carver Arena in Peoria.  He competes for the championshp tonight at approximately 8:15pm.

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-1127   V14-2101 Dewitt
Date & Time: March 12, 2014   2:15pm
Location: Hoopeston High School
Arrested: 15 year old male juvenile
Details: Juvenile was taken into custody on an outstanding Vermilion County Juvenile
warrant.  He was transported to PSB

Warrant Arrest H14-1134 Showers
Date & Time: March 12, 2014   7:10pm
Location: HPD
Arrested: Anthony J Chandler (32) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject Turned himself in on outstanding Vermilion County warrant
13CM494   FTA/Domestic Battery.  He posted bond and was released
with a new court date.

Cases Solved
H14-0594 -  Residential Burglary 800 blk S Sixth Ave
H14-0862 –  Burglary 1000 blk W Penn
H14-0878 –  Criminal Damage To Property, Criminal Trespass 1000 blk W Penn
H14-0992 –  Residential Burglary 1000 blk W Penn
Arrested:    Jason R Crose (27) of Hoopeston
Details:      Subject was taken into custody after a completed investigation on the
      above cases.  He was transported to PSB for arraignment.

Domestic Violence H14-1135 V14-2129 Linares
Date & Time: March 12, 2014 10:36pm
Location: 200 blk N Market
Complainant: 35 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Adena Rossolille (35) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the above location on the report of a domestic
situation.  Ms. Rossolille was arrested and taken to HPD on charges of
domestic violence.  She was processed and then later taken to the PSB in
Danville to await arraignment. 

Warrant Arrest H14-1138 V14-2130 Kruse
Date & Time: March 12, 2014 11:59pm
Location: 426 W Orange VFW
Arrested: Lucas Neal (29) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers arrested Mr. Neal after a warrant check revealed that he had an
outstanding Vermilion Co. warrant for failure to appear.  He was taken to HPD,
processed and then transported to the PSB in lieu of bond.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

3/13/14

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College Basketball….
correction:
The NJCAA Div II National Tournament starts NEXT WEEK at DACC. 

Big Ten Tournament play beings today in Indy


NHL…

Blackhawks lost to the Colorado Avalanche 3-2


NFL….
lots of free agency activity:

Bears back-up QB Josh McCown signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bears announced they agreed to terms with former Green Bay Packers safety M.D. Jennings on a one-year deal. 

Cornerback Darrelle Revis and the New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year, $12 million deal, one day after Revis was released by Tampa Bay

Former Cowboy DeMarcus Ware has signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Denver Broncos that includes $20 million in guaranteed money

Detroit Lions agreed to a five-year deal with Seahawk wide receiver Golden Tate.


MLB…

Cardinals beat the Mets 6 – 4

Cubs lost to the Mariners 8-7 in 10 innings

White Sox lost to the SF Giants 4 - 3

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

3/12/14

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College Basketball….

The NJCAA Div II National Tournament has started at DACC. 


NBA…

Bulls lost to San Antonio 104 – 96

Pacers beat the Celtics 94 – 83


NFL….

The Bears released 8-time Pro Bowl Defensive End Julius Peppers Tuesday in a salary cap move – the same day they siged former Raiders DE Lamarr Houston to a 5-year deal and signed former Giants safety Ryan Mundy.

Chicago also re-signed middle linebacker D.J. Williams to a one-year deal.


MLB…

The White Sox won, the Cubs and Cardinals both lost – in preseason baseball.


Local….

Congratulations to Hoopeston Area seniors Mason Layden and Brennan Crose who were both named to the boys basketball 1st team All-County and all Conference teams.  Other 1st Team VVC Selections include: B-H’s Wilde Garowski and Andy Bott, and Milford’s Alex Portwood.  Hoopeston Senior Daniel Lawson was Honorable Mention VVC and Special Mention all-county.  Hoopeston Freshman Trey Layden was a Honorable Mention all-County selection.

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keys Found
Date & Time: March 11, 2014
Location: McDonald’s 824 S. Dixie Hwy
Details: A large set of keys was found at the business and turned into HPD.  Owner may
identify and claim at HPD.


Found Cell Phone
Date & Time: March 11, 2014   4:00pm
Location: IGA/Mcdonalds shared parking lot
Details: Black touch screen Samsung cell phone was turned in.  Owner can claim/unlock
at HPD


Vehicle Accident H14-1109 Welch
Date & Time: March 11, 2014   3:27pm
Location: HAHS parking lot
Unit #1: 1995 GMC truck driven by Ryne J Stark (18) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2010 Ford truck driven by Larry F Stephen (66) of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 struck Unit 2 which was stopped waiting to exit parking lot.
No injuries.  No citation issued.


Criminal Trespass To Property H14-1112 Welch
Date & Time: March 11, 2014     6:00pm
Location: 700 blk W Penn
Complainant: 43 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant arrived home to find someone tried to gain entry to his residence

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-1083 Showers
Date & Time: March 10, 2014     1:25pm
Location: HPD
Arrested: Olivia A Strawser (20) of Hoopeston
Details: She turned herself in on outstanding Vermilion County warrant 12TR06598
FTA/Operating Uninsured Vehicle.  She posted $275 bond and was released.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

3/11/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

College Basketball…

Florida, which finished an unbeaten season in the Southeastern Conference, and Wichita State, which completed an undefeated regular season and won its conference tournament, are the top two teams in The Associated Press poll for the third straight week.  The Gators (29-2), who received 50 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday, open play in the SEC tournament Friday. The Shockers (34-0) got the 15 other No. 1 votes. They won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Sunday and will be the first team to enter the NCAA tournament without a loss since UNLV in 1991.
Villanova moved from sixth to third, while Arizona dropped one spot to fourth. Louisville jumped from 11th to fifth, followed by Virginia and Duke. San Diego State and Michigan tied for eighth, and Kansas was 10th.


NFL….

The Bears released veteran running back Michael Bush.


MLB…

Cubs beat the Giants, White Sox beat the Brewers, the Cardinals lost big to the Tigers


HS Basketball….
post-season honors:

Cissna Park’s Addison Stoller and Lexi Knake are 1st team Sangamon Valley Conference selections

 

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Press Release

Press Release & Update

On March 9, 2014 at 9:03 p.m. Hoopeston Police officers responded to a report of shots fired at The Downtown Motel at 200 East Main Street.

A 40-year-old male was found dead in one of the rooms and witnesses said suspects fled the area on foot and then by vehicle.  An autopsy is scheduled for later today.  The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department is assisting in the investigation.

Anyone having information in this case is asked to contact the Hoopeston Police Department at (217) 283-5196.

UPDATE:

The shooting victim has been identified as 40 year old Bruce L. Eldridge of Hoopeston.  An Autopsy is scheduled for today.  This is being treated as a homicide and is still under investigation by the Hoopeston Police Department, the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department and the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

3/10/14

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College Basketball…

final weekend of regular season play and the start of conference tournaments leading up to the start of March Madness…...

on Saturday:
Illinois upset #24 Iowa 63 – 60 on a last-second 3 pointer by Jon Ekey

on Sunday:
Ohio Sate got by #22 Michigan State 69- 67

Nebraska upset #9 Wisconsin 77 -68

Big Ten Conference Tournament starts Thursday in Indianapolis


#2 Wichita State beat Indiana State 83-69 to win the Missouri Valley Conference Title and finish the season 34-0….the first Div. I team to finish the regular season undefeated since UNLV in 1991. 


NBA…

Bulls knocked off the Heat 95 – 88 in OT


NHL….

Chicago Blackhawks beat Buffalo 2 -1


NASCAR….

Brad Keselowski edged out Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the last lap to win at Las Vegas Motorspeedway


Local….

Congratulations to Hoopeston Area’s Brennan Crose who took 1st place at the Westville Sectional 3-point shoot-out – advancing him to State at ISU’s Redbird Arena later this week. 

Also congratulations to several Hoopeston Area youth wrestlers who qualified for the IKWF State Tournament in Rockford – Max Conn, Tyson Coon, Brody Powell, Ezra Elliott, Eliseo Zamora, Adam Colunga, Alex Riddle, and Cova Curry advanced after placing at the Mattoon Sectional on Saturday.  As a team, Hoopeston Area placed 4th overall out of 43 teams - 2nd in the Senior Division. 


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, March 10, 2014

Traffic Accident H14-1030 Welch
Date & Time: March 6, 2014 3:56pm
Location: McDonald’s parking lot 824 S. Dixie Hwy
Unit 1: 2001 Chevrolet Impala driven by Alexis E Rhodes of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2002 Ford Ranger owned by Desaray Galbert of Rossville
Details: Unit 1 was turning into a parking spot and struck Unit 2, which was parked.  No
injuries, no citations, both units insured.


Retail Theft H14-1034 Welch
Date & Time: March 6, 2014 8:11pm
Location: IGA of Hoopeston 1030 W. Chestnut
Arrested: Tiffany Dale (32) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody after being detained for taking several items
from the business without paying for them.  She was later released after posting
$100 cash bond.

Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Deliver, Indiana Arrest
Warrant H14-1035     V14-1893 Kelnhofer
Date & Time: March 7, 2014 12:34am
Location: V.F.W.  426 W. Orange
Arrested: Shane A Thompson (23) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding Tippicanoe County, Indiana
arrest warrant for Possession and Delivery of Cocaine.  While in custody suspect
was found to have suspected cocaine on his person.  He was later transported
to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment on our charges and extradition back
to Indiana on their warrant.

Criminal Damage To Vehicle H14-1058 Kruse
Date & Time: March 9, 2014   1:37am
Location: 500 blk W Washington
Complainant: 30 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant arrived home to find a brick was thrown through the
windshield of his vehicle and one of the tires slashed.


Criminal Trespass State Supported Property H14-1059 Showers
Time & Date: March 9, 2014   06:50 am
Location: Vermilion County Housing Authority Parkview Court Complex,
Arrested: Propes, Wayne S.  (M) of Hoopeston (40)
Details: At the above time and date, the arrestee was located and charged with being on
the property of the Vermilion County Housing Authority namely Parkview Court
Complex,  Subject was also issued traffic Citations for Driving While License
Revoked.  Subject was released from HPD after being processed, issued a
court date for Danville.  Bond was posted.

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Friday, March 7th, 2014

3/7/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….


College Basketball…

#22 Michigan State beat #24 Iowa 86 - 76

Penn State beat Northwestern 59 - 32

NHL…

Blackhawks beat up on the Columbus Blue Jackets 6 – 1

STL Blues got by the Nashville Predators 2 - 1

NBA…

Spurs got by the Heat

OKC lost to Phoenix

Clippers routed the Lakers by 48 pts.


NFL….

The Bears confirmed yesterday they were releasing Devin Hester. 

Veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson agreed to a contract with the Indianapolis Colts.  Jackson led the Cleveland Browns with 139 tackles in 2013

MLB….
preseason:
The Cubs lost to the Indians 1-0

The White Sox tied the Mariners and lost to the Royals in split-squad games

The Cardinals vs. Twins was rained out

Local….

Good luck to Hoopeston Area senior Brennan Crose as he takes part in the Sectional round of the IHSA 3-point shoot-out tonight in Westville.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Criminal Damage To Property H14-1009 Linares
Date & Time: March 5, 2014 7:56am
Location: 1000 block W. Honeywell Av
Victim: 81 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Victim advised officer that unknown subject(s) splashed paint all over his garage,
damaging the side, garage door and roof.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2014

3/6/14

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College Basketball…

#9 Wisconsi beat Purdue 76 – 70

Nebraska got by Indiana 70 – 60


NBA…

Bulls beat the Pistons 105 – 94 behind Joakim Noah’s 2nd triple double in 3 games.


Soccer….
international friendlies…less than 3 months before the World Cup in Brazil:

US lost to Ukraine 2 – 0

Spain beat Italy 1 – 0

England over Denmark 1 – 0

Brazil blanked South Africa 5 – 0

Germany got by Chile 1 – 0

Chritiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal handled Cameroon 5 - 1

Mexico and Nigeria played to a 0-0 tie


NFL….

The Chicago Bears:

... cut punter Adam Podlesh Wednesday after 3 seasons with the team.

…..agreed to terms with defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff on a two-year contract

….and return man Devin Hester told the NFL Network he was not returning to the team

local….

Congrats to B-H Andy Bott who was awarded the Vermilion County boys basketball sportsmanship award.  Bott also announced he plans to sign a letter of intent to continue his golf career at Marshall University

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

3/5/14

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HS Basketball…
Girls Awards –

Hoopeston Area Senior Shelby Holzinger leads a group of area girls basketball players named to two post season lists.  Holzinger, along with Bismarck junior Brooke Walsh and A-P seniors Rachel Miles and Morgan Zindars were named to the All-Vermilion Valley Conference and All-County 1st teams.  B-H sophomore Lindsay Andrews was also a part of the All-County team.  A-P senior Johanna Bruens, along with Hoopeston Area’s Haley Dixon and Tori Smock were named to the All-County Special mention team.  B-H’s Bruens, along with Milford senior Cornisha Allen and B-H senior Addie Voyles were special-mention All-VVC.

area boys action –

Salt Fork lost a heartbreaker to St. Anne 53-52 in the 1A Sectional semi-final at DACC last night. 

College Basketball…

Michigan won its first outright Big Ten regular season title since 1986 as they buried Illinois with 16 3-pointers on the way to an 84-53 blowout last night.  The Illini finishes their season Saturday at Iowa and they will likely receive a possible NIT Tournament bid.
#1 Florida handled South Carolina 72 – 46
#7 Syracuse was beat for the 4th time in 5 games, losing to Georgetown 67 - 62

Doctors have told Purdue forward Jay Simpson his career is over because of a heart condition.
In a release issued Tuesday night, coach Matt Painter said the redshirt freshman was diagnosed with the same condition former basketball stars Hank Gathers, Reggie Lewis, Kevin Duckworth and Jason Collier all died from. 


NHL…

Blackhawks lost to the Colorado Avalanche at home, 4 – 2. 


MLB…

The Cubs won and White Sox lost in pre-season baseball

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-0990 Linares
Date & Time: March 4, 2014 8:45am
Location: 100 block E. Main
Arrested: Ashley D. Coffey (28) of Watseka
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding Iroquois Co arrest warrant
2013CM325 for Failure To Appear.  She was later turned over to Iroquois Co
authorities who transported her back to Watseka in lieu of bond.


Traffic Accident H14-0995 Linares
Date & Time: March 4, 2014 11:14am
Location: 500 block S. Fifth St
Unit 1: 2009 Mazda driven by Timothy J. Stone
Property: Ameren utility pole
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was south bound on S. Fifth St.  Driver of Unit 1 advised that
another unidentified Unit turned north bound onto S. Fifth St from E. Maple and
swerved into the south bound lane causing him to swerve to the left into and
through the north bound lane, over the curb and striking an Ameren utility pole.
The impact knocked down the utility pole and ripped power lines from three
nearby residences.  Hoopeston Fire and Arrow EMS were called to the scene
due to the live power wires down.  No injuries, no citations, Unit 1 was insured.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Fire Alarm
Date & Time: March 3, 2014 5:46am
Location: Heritage Health Care 423 N. Dixie Hwy
Details: HFD was dispatched for an activated fire alarm.  Alarm showed to be false.


Vehicle Accident H14-0982 Dewitt
Date & Time: March 3, 2014   3:15pm
Location: 300 blk South Market
Unit #1: 2012 Honda Carryall driven by Paul Ziemnisky of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2006 Jeep Carryall driven by Joshua Miller of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 backed into Unit 2 while parked in front of Hoopeston Post Office.
No injuries reported. No citations issued

 

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WHPO Sports Report

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

3/4/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

College Basketball…

Florida, Wichita State and Arizona are the top three teams in the men’s Associated Press poll for the second straight week.  Duke moved up two spots to fourth while Virginia, which won its first outright ACC title since 1981, jumped from 12th to fifth.

Big Ten action tonight….The Illini host Michigan tonight in their final home game of the season.  The Wolverines can clinch the Big Ten title with a win.

….Connecticut remains No. 1 in The AP women’s basketball poll Monday after improving to 31-0 after beating #3 Louisville last night. The Huskies have won 37 straight games dating to last season, the third-longest streak in school history.  Notre Dame stays unanimous at No. 2. The Irish finished the regular season unbeaten after beating North Carolina and NC State last week.

NBA…

Bulls lost to the Brooklyn Nets 96 – 80

LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points, breaking Glen Rice’s franchise record, as the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107


NFL….

Peyton Manning passed a scheduled offseason exam on his surgically repaired neck Monday and has been medically cleared to play in 2014.


MLB…

Cubs and White Sox both won, the Cardinals lost in pre-season baseball. 

 

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Burglary Cases Solved H14-0862 H14-0878 V14-1641 Drollinger
Date & Time: February 28, 2014
Location: HPD 301 W. Main
Arrested: 14 year old Watseka male juvenile
Details: A 14 year old Watseka juvenile was taken into custody in connection with burglaries
which occurred on February 24 and 25 at the 2Blondz Beauty Salon at 1018 W. Penn in Hoopeston and another which occurred south of Hoopeston which was handled
by the Vermilion Co Sheriff’s Office.  The juvenile was later transported to the
Juvenile Detention Facility in Danville to await arraignment in court.


Burglary To Business H14-0930 Tate
Date & Time: February 28, 2014 8:09am
Location: 426 W. Orange St.
Victim: V.F.W. Buddy Egnew Post
Details: Unknown subject(s) forced entry into the building and stole an undetermined
amount of cash.

Driving While License Suspended H14-0943 Kruse
Date & Time: February 28, 2014 11:00pm
Location: Second Av/Orange
Arrested: Jessica Barr (20) of Darien
Details: After pulling out in front of an HPD officer, subject was pulled over on a traffic
stop.  A computer check revealed that Ms. Barr had a suspended driver’s
license.  She was taken to HPD where she was processed and then released
with a traffic citation and notice to appear in traffic court.

 

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WHPO Sports Report

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

3/3/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….


NASCAR….

Kevin Harvick led 224 of 312 laps on Sunday en route to his second straight Sprint Cup victory at Phoenix International Raceway.  Daytona 500 winner Dale Earbhardt, Jr. finished 2nd.


College Basketball…
Big Ten (Sunday):

#20 Iowa held off Purdue 83 – 76

Indiana knocked off #22 Ohio State 72 – 64

#14 Wisconsin beat Penn State 71 – 66

(Saturday):

Illinois upset #18 Michigan State 53 – 46


NBA…

Bulls had no trouble with the Knicks, winning 109 – 90

Pacers beat the Jazz 94 – 91


NHL….

Blackhawks pounded Pittsburg Saturday 5 – 1 in the snow at Soldier Field


Golf…

Russell Henley won the Honda Classic after Rory McIlory threw away his 3-round lead and Tiger Woods made a late charge but then withdrew from the tournament with back pain. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Report

Friday, February 28th, 2014

02-28-14
On Thursday, February 27th, 2014, The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department and the Watseka Police Department arrested Jeffrey L. Harman, 49, of Watseka.  Following the investigation, Harman was charged with 10 counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a child.  Harman is being held at the Iroquois County Jail pending a court appearance.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Violation of Order of Protection, Criminal Damage To Vehicle Over $500 and Criminal Damage To State-Supported Property
Date & Time: February 27, 2014 9:03am H14-0907 V14-1637 Tate
Location: 800 block E. Seminary
Victim: 20 year old Hoopeston woman
Arrested: Joshua J Ferguson (23) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on the above charge following a complaint from
the victim.  He was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment
in court.


Warrant Service H14-0908 Drollinger
Date & Time: February 27, 2014 9:36am
Location: HPD 301 W. Main
Arrested: Stacy R Espinoza (27) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject turned herself in on an outstanding Vermilion Co arrest warrant for
Failure To Appear (14TR95-97).  She was later released after posting $375
in bond and fees.

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Friday, February 28th, 2014

2/28/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….


HS Boys Basketball…

Regional Championships are tonight – 1A Final at Catlin has Milford taking on Salt Fork, at St. Joe the host Spartans face Bismarck-Henning in that 2A Final

Benton Central beat Attica 69 – 58.

Girls….

Watseka’s Devin Curry advanced to the Finals in the class 2A 3-point shootout at ISU’s Redbird Arena.


College Basketball…

#22 Ohio State lost to Penn State 65 – 63

#20 Iowa lost to Indiana 93 – 86

also #10 St. Louis and #17 Kentucky lost…


NBA…

Pacers beat the Bucks 101 – 96.  They also traded veteran Forward Danny Grainers to the LA Clippers.

NHL…

1st game back from the Olympics….NY Rangers beat the Blackhawks 2 - 1

MLB…

Cubs lost to the Diamonbacks 5-2 on the first day of Catcus league play


NFL….

The Chicago Bears on Thursday re-signed veteran center Roberto Garza to a one-year contract.  Garza’s deal is worth $1.5 million

Golf…

Rory McIlroy leads after the first round of the Honda Classic with a 7-under 63.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Traffic Accident (PD) H14-0890 Welch
Time and Date:    February 26, 2014   2:07pm
Location: Parking Lot of Hoopeston City Hall
Unit 1: 2006 Chevy Truck driven by Nancy M Hertel (F) of Hoopeston (70)
Unit 2: 2012 Ford driven by Kazuko Hardcastle (F) of Hoopeston (81)
Details: At the above time and date, HPD was requested for a property damage accident
that occurred on the lot of the Hoopeston City Hall.  Unit 1 had backed from a
parking space and did not see Unit 2 which had backed from a space first
Unit 1 struck Unit 2 causing damage.  No Citations, No Injuries Reported, Both Units
insured.


Found Key Ring
Time & Date:  February 26, 2014
Location :   700 block W Washington
Details: At the above time and date, a key ring with single key was turned in that was
found in the street.  Owner may claim at HPD.


Possession of Controlled Substance,            H14-0900   V14-1624         Steeples
Champaign Co Warrant/13CM1349 for Unlawful Use of Black Jack
Date & Time: February 26, 2014     7:40pm
Location: Parkview Court
Arrested: Christopher E Searcy (25) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers were called to the above for a complaint about the subjects inside
one of the residents using drugs.  During a search, officers located what
later tested positive for Methamphetamine.  A computer check also revealed
subject to have an outstanding Champaign County Warrant for Unlawful
Use of Black Jack.  He was transported to PSB for the drug charges and
to await extradition from Champaign County.

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WHPO Sports Report

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

2/26/14

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HS Boys Basketball…

@ Catlin 1A Regional:

Cissna Park beat Schlarman Academy

Salt Fork beat Armstrong-Potomac

@ St. Joe 2A Regional:

Bismarck-Henning advances to the Championship game after knocking off Westville 42-33


College Basketball…

Florida, playing its first game at No. 1, held off Vanderbilt 57-54 on Tuesday night to clinch at least a share of its second straight Southeastern Conference title

#2 Wichita State is 30-0 after beating Bradley 69-49

Big Ten:

#14 Wisconsin beat Indiana 69-58

#20 Iowa lost to Minnesota 95-89


NBA…

Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points, Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls held off the Atlanta Hawks 107-103 on last night.
Carlos Boozer had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, and Kirk Hinrich scored 14 points, including six free throws in the final 44 seconds. The Bulls have won six of seven.

Pacers beat the Lakers 118-98


Local….
….Hoopeston Area HS Blue Rush club is sponsoring a Sprit Day today and a fan bus for tonight’s 1st round boys Regional basketball game at Watseka.  Students in the district are encouraged to wear red, white & blue to school today….and $5 gets students a ride and ticket to the game.  Call or visit the Hoopeston Area HS office for more information. 

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Driving On Revocation H14-0868     V14-01575 Steeples
Date & Time: February 25, 2014 9:01am
Location: S. Market at Lincoln
Arrested: James A Kagel (44) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody on the above charge following a traffic stop.  He
was later transported to the PSB in Danville in lieu of $150 bond.

Traffic Accident (PD) H14-0874 Welch
Time & Date:  February 25, 2014   3:30pm
Location:   Fourth St/E Orange St
Unit 1: 1990 Chevy Coupe driven by Matthew W Stock (M) of Hoopeston (17)
Unit 2: 2011 Ford driven by Helen F Compton (F) of Hoopeston (87)
Details: At the above time and date, HPD was requested to respond to an accident scene
at the above location.  No injuries were reported at the time of the accident,
both units are insured.  No citations were issued.

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Burglary to Business H14-0862 Steeples
Date & Time: February 24, 2014   12:38pm
Location: 1000 blk W Penn
Complainant: 22 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Unknown subject(s) entered business without permission and removed cash.

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WHPO Sports Report

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

2/25/14

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HS Girls Basketball….

Annawan beat Cissna Park 71-52 at the IWU Supersectional last night. The Bravettes forced 28 turnovers and connected on 21 of 24 free throws in the win. Cissna Park finishes the season 22-9, and was led by Addison Stoller’s 22 points and 12 rebounds. Madison Overbey had 12 boards for Cissna Park as they held a 43-30 edge in rebounds.


HS Boys Basketball…

2A Regional @ St. Joe:

Oakwood beat Geo-RF

1A Regional @ Catlin:

Chrisman beat Shiloh.  They move on to face Milford in the semi-finals Wednesday night.

College Basketball…

Florida is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press poll, the Gators’ first time on top of the rankings since they repeated as national champions in 2007. 
The Gators (25-2) moved up one place Monday, replacing Syracuse (25-2), which lost twice last week to Boston College and Duke – who dropped to fourth.  Wichita State and Arizona are 2nd and 3rd. 

#4 Syracuse held on to be Maryland 57-55

#5 Kansas won the Big 12 title, beating Oklahoma 83 - 75

NBA…

LA Clippers, Mavericks, Warriors, Bucks & Jazz all won last night.

 

Locally…final home game for Hoopeston Area middle school volleyball is tonight at John Greer grade school starting at 6pm.

Also….Hoopeston Area HS Blue Rush club is sponsoring a Sprit Day Wednesday and a fan bus for tomorrow’s nights 1st round boys Regional basketball game against PBL at Watseka.  Students in the district are encouraged to wear red, white & blue to school Wednesday….and $5 gets students a ride and ticket to the game.  Call or visit the Hoopeston Area HS office for more information. 

 

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-0848 Cade
Date & Time: February 23, 2014   2:21pm
Location: Hoopeston Police Dept
Arrested: Christopher M Howe (32) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject turned himself in on an outstanding Vermilion County Warrant/12TR4762
FTA/Driving While License Suspended.  He was released after posting
$375 bond.

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WHPO Sports Report

Monday, February 24th, 2014

2/24/14

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HS Basketball…

Hoopeston Area and Bismarck-Henning will share the VVC boys title after both teams won Friday night.  It’s the first VVC title ever for Hoopeston, and their first conference crown since 1989.


College Basketball…

#20 Michigan held off #13 Michigan State 79-70 to take possession of 1st place in the Big Ten.


NBA….

Miami Heat, without Lebron James, coasted by the Chicago Bulls 93-79


HS State Wrestling…

Bismarck-Henning’s Jared Noel finished 5th in State in class 1A at 170-lbs.


NASCAR….

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Daytona 500


Olympics…

Sochi Winter Olymics closed yesterday….the USA finished 2nd behind host Russia in the overall medal count with 28 medals – 9 gold, 7 silver, 12 bronze.  The US was 4th in gold medals, behind Russia, Norway and Canada.

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Cellphone Found
Date & Time: February 19, 2014 9:10am
Location: 300 block E. Maple
Details: An LG model VS410 cellphone was found laying on the ground at the above
location.  Owner may identify and claim at HPD.

Criminal Damage To Property H14-0764 Tate
Date & Time: February 19, 2014 9:24am
Location: 800 block E. Seminary
Victim: 23 year old Rankin man
Details: Victim advised that while his car was parked at a private residence, unknown
subject(s) shattered the rear window of his vehicle with a beer bottle.


Keys Found
Time & Date:  February 19, 2014   6pm
Location:  Area of Downtown Motel 200 E Main St Hoopeston
Details: Key ring with several keys and at least one GM Product key on the ring
was found approximately one week ago area of the Motel, but was just
turned into HPD.  Owner by identify and claim at HPD

 

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WHPO Sports Report

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

2/20/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….


HS Boys Basketball…

Hoopeston Area beat Westville last night 50 – 33.  The Cornjerkers are 10-2 in VVC play, tied for first, with their final game of the season Friday at Milford.

Milford beat Schlarman 67 – 45

Geo-RF got by A-P 42 – 41


College Basketball…

#1 Syracuse was handed their first loss of the season – as they were upset by unranked Boston College 62 – 59

Big Ten:

Illinois got back on track – beating Minnesota 62 – 49

#24 Ohio State beat Northwestern 76 – 60


NBA….

Bulls held on to beat Toronto 94 – 92.

NFL…

The Miami Dolphins fired offensive line coach Jim Turner and longtime head athletic trainer Kevin O’Neill on Wednesday for their roles in the team’s bullying scandal. 


Olympics…

The US has taken the lead in the overall medal count with 23 overall, including 7 gold through yesterday.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

2/19/14

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HS Basketball…

Hoopeston Area continues to battle for the top spot in the Vermilion Valley Conference as they beat Armstrong-Potomac 60 – 35.  The Cornjerkers are 16-9 overall and are tied with Bismarck-Henning for 1st in the VVC.

Bismarck knocked off Salt Fork 59-53 in double OT

Geo-RF beat Oakwood

Chrisman got by Westville

PBL beat Fisher

HS Girls Basketball…

Cissna Park advances in the Gilman 1A Sectional semi-finals with a 54-34 win over Lexington. 
the Timberwolves will face host Iroquois West in the Sectional final.

Watseka fell to St. Thomas Moore in that Sectional semi-final match-up. 

College Basketball…

#5 ranked Duke held off Georgia Tech 68 – 51

#8 Kansas got by Texas Tech 64 – 63

#15 Iowa at Indiana was postponed after an 8-ft steel beam fell to the seats from the ceiling of the Assembly Hall in Bloomington just hours before the opening tip.

the Illini hope to climb out of the bottom of the Big Ten standings…they are at Minnesota tonight.


Olympics…

men’s hockey quarterfinals going on right now – the USA takes on the Czech Republic at 11am our time.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

2/18/14

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College Basketball…

Syracuse is still tops in The Associated Press Top 25, but it is no longer a unanimous No. 1.
The Orange (25-0), who won two games in the final seconds last week, are on top for a third straight week.  Florida (23-2), which won at Kentucky on Saturday, moved from third to second and received the one first-place vote.  Wichita State (27-0), the only other unbeaten Division I team, moved from fourth to third while Arizona, which lost to Arizona State on Friday, dropped from second to fourth.  Duke moved from eighth to fifth and was followed by San Diego State, Cincinnati, Kansas, Villanova and Saint Louis.


NASCAR…

Sprint Cup rookie Austin Dillon put his No. 3 car—the number made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt—on the pole for next Sunday’s Daytona 500.  He took the top spot with a lap just over 196 mph in NASCAR’s season opener - in a car owner Richard Childress has refused to field at NASCAR’s top level since Earnhardt’s fatal accident on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona race.  Earnhardt won 67 races, six championships and the 1998 Daytona 500 driving the No. 3.

Olympics…

the USA jumped to a tie for 1st in the overall medal count – thanks in part to their first-ever gold in ice dancing and a bronze in the 2-man bobsled.  And the US womens hockey team will get a rematch with rival Canada in Saturday’s gold-medal game. 


Soccer….

Congratulations to Hoopeston Area’s Brennan Crose – who signed a national letter of intent to continue his soccer career at Parkland College this fall.  Crose was the 2013 Commercial News Soccer Player of the Year

and…
Hoopeston sports in town tonight include the 7th grade girls County volleyball tournament with #2 seed Hoopeston Area taking on Rossville-Alvin at 5:30.  The Hoopeston Area HS boys basketball team hosts Armstrong-Potomac starting with the JV game at 6:00pm

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Friday, February 14th, 2014

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

HS Girls Basketball…

Cissna Park knocked off Schlarman to win the 1A Regional Championship in Chrisman last night. 

At the St. Anne Regional Final…Milford lost to Iroquois West in OT 40 – 34.

Hoopeston Area’s Tori Smock & Kylee Warner are advanced to the IHSA 3pt shootout. They will shoot at Clinton HS next Thursday for a chance to advance to state.


College Basketball…

Big Ten:

#9 Michigan State beat Northwestern 85 – 70

#21 Wisconsin held on to beat Minnesota 78 – 70


NBA….

The Bulls won again – this time beating the Nets at home, 92 – 76

 


Good luck to the Hoopeston Area 8th grade boys basketball at the class 3A State Tournament in Tolono tomorrow…..as they take on Marshall.  Opening tip is at 11:30am.

 

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-0663 V14-1203 Kruse
Date & Time: February 13, 2014 3:00am
Location: 500 blk S Fifth St
Arrested: Kurtis Simpson (29) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers checked out with Mr. Simpson on an unrelated call.  A computer
check revealed that he had an outstanding warrant through Vermilion County
for Failure to Appear.  He was transported to HPD, processed and then taken
to PSB in lieu of bond.


Traffic Accident H14-0666 Linares
Date & Time: February 13, 2014 8:03am
Location: S. Fifth St at E. Orange (Route 9)
Unit 1: 2003 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Chelsea Salinas of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 1999 Pontiac Montana driven by Bertha Hinojosa of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 2 was stopped at the intersection going south bound on S. Fifth St.
Driver of Unit 1 was also south bound on S. Fifth St and was unable to stop and
struck the rear of Unit 2.  No injuries, no citations, both units insured.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Traffic Accident H14-0628 Morgan
Date & Time: February 11, 2014 2:51am
Location: S. Market at Cornjerker Dr
Unit 1: 2006 Buick Rendezvous driven by Heidi S. Snyder (37) of Rankin
Property: City road marker
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was south bound on S. Market and as she rounded the curve
onto Cornjerker Dr slid off the roadway and struck a road market and became
stuck in the snow bank.  Unit 1 caught fire and the HFD was dispatched to
extinguish the fire.  Driver and passenger left the scene on foot.  Driver was
later located and issued a citation for Failure To Notify Police of an Accident.
Vehicle was insured.  No injuries.


Theft (Under) H14-0639 Welch
Time & Date: February 11, 2014 5pm
Location:  300 block N Market
Complainant: 51 year old Hoopeston Man
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant reported that person(s) unknown
and without permission removed a mechanical well pump from his property. 

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WHPO Sports Report

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….


HS Basketball…

boys:

Hoopeston Area knocked off state-ranked Bismarck-Henning last night 57-56 on a last second lay-up by Daniel Lawson.  Brennan Crose lead the Cornjerkers with 15 points.

A-P beat Schlarman Academy 49 – 47

Milford lost to Westville 37 – 29.  The Bearcats are 15-3 overall, 8-3 in conference – they travel to Bismarck Friday night.

girls regionals

A-P was knocked out of the Chrisman Regional, losing to Cissna Park 51- 41.  The Lady Timberwolves move onto the Regional Championship to face Schlarman.

St. Joe-Odgen ended Bismarck-Henning season with a 41 – 27 win over the Lady Blue Devils.  St. Joe moves on to face power house St. Thomas Moore and 6’-4” Tori McCoy in that Regional Championship.

College Basketball…

For the first time in 11 years, #15 Michigan beat #22 Ohio State 70 - 60

NBA….

Bulls beat the Hawks in Atlanta 100 - 85


Olympics…

The US is tied with host Russia for 4th in the medal count through yesterday in Sochi

 


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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February 11, 2014

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….


College Basketball…

upsets last night….

West Virginia beat up on #11 Iowa State 102 – 77

Kansas State upset #7 Kansas in OT 85 – 82


NBA….
The Pacers (40-11)  have the NBA’s best record, the league’s best home record (25-2) and now lead two-time defending champion Miami by four games in the Eastern Conference after a 119 – 80 rout of the Denver Nuggets.


HS Basketball…

boys:

Senior Jeff Cann had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Milford Bearcats handed the Bismarck-Henning Blue Devils a 65-59 loss – their first of the season.  The game also marked the return of Bearcat head coach John Spezia who has been sideline since an auto accident. 

girls regionals

Chrisman Regional 1A action –
Cissna Park beat Chrisman 42 – 24

2A Regional @ Bismarck-
Oakwood beat Westville 44 – 43 in OT
Bismarck-Henning ended Hoopeston Area’s season, winning 52 – 36

Milford faces Grant Park tonight @ the St. Anne Regional


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Traffic Accident H14-0620 Steeples
Date & Time: February 10, 2014   4:38pm
Location: Penn Street & Sixth Avenue
Unit #1: 1994 GMC truck driven by Robin Robinson (51) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2013 Chevy Equinox driven by Tanya McVicker (38) of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 struck the rear of Unit 2 while it was stopped at the stop sign.
Both vehicles insured, No citations issued. No injuries


Traffic Accident H14-0615 Welch
Date & Time: February 10, 2014   3:05pm
Location: Third St & Lincoln
Unit #1: 2000 Dodge Ram driven by Mathew M Minaod (17) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2003 Ford Van driven by Sara Furrow (33) of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 struck the driver’s side of Unit 2 while it was parked on the
side of the road.  Driver of Unit 1 was issued citations for
No Valid Driver’s License, and Operating Uninsured Vehicle.


Burglary H14-0614   V14-1138 Steeples
Date & Time: February 10, 2014   2:30pm
Location: 300 blk E Maple
Complainant: 47 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested: Sawyer J Neal (20) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody for Burglary of cash from the above
residence.  He was later transported to PSB to await hearing with judge.

Possession of Cannabis         H14-0617 Steeples
Date & Time: February 10, 2014   5:02pm
Location: 500 blk W Main
Arrested: Christopher S Gray (23) of Hoopeston
Details: While questioning the above subject about stolen property which was
possibly in the residence, officers smelt a strong odor of cannabis.
Subject admitted to having and smoking cannabis.  He was taken
into custody and transported to HPD where he was released with
a Notice To Appear in Hoopeston city court for Ordinance Violation/
        Possession of Cannabis

 


                         
Criminal Trespass to Property, Possession of Cannabis & Paraphernalia   H14-0616   Welch
Date & Time: February 10, 2014   3:10pm
Location: 400 blk S Fourth St
Complainant: 54 year old Hoopeston woman
Arrested: Donald R Foley (52) of Hoopeston
Details: Complaint had officers check her vacant property to make sure nobody was
living inside.  Upon arrival officers made entry and discovered subject who
advised he has been living inside.  Also was found in the residence Cannabis
and drug paraphernalia.  He was transported to HPD where he was booked
on the above charges and released with a court date in Vermilion County

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-0566 Steeples
Date & Time: February 7, 2014 8:58am
Location: 900 block S. Dixie Hwy
Arrested: Jason M Lassen (37) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding Vermilion County arrest
warrant (2012TR1898) for Failure To Appear Status Check.  Subject was later
released after posting $370 cash bond.

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WHPO Sports Report

February 10th, 2014

2/10/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….


Olympics….

USA has 4 medals so far at Sochi – 2 Gold (both in snowboarding) and 3 Bronze ( including one in the first-ever team-figure skating event). 


College Basketball…

Big Ten:

Wisconsin upset #9 Michigan State 60 – 58

Illinois ended an 8-game skid, beating Penn State 60 – 55

also:

#1 Syracuse stayed undefeated after beating Clemson 57 – 44

#2 Arizona easily beat Oregon State 76 – 54


NBA….

Bulls knocked off the Lakers in LA 92 – 86

Pacers lost at Orlando 93 – 92

and the Detroit Pistons fired Head Coach Maurice Cheeks after just 50 games at the helm

HS Basketball…

from Saturday:

Milford beat Salt Fork in Sheldon 55 – 37.  Alex Portwood had 20 pts. for the Bearcats.


Girls Regional action starts this week….


Wrestling….

Congrats to….Junior Jarod Noel of Bismarck-Henning who won his 100th match and took the regional title in the 170 pound division at the Class 1A Regional on Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph-Ogden High School.  B-H also advanced 4 others: Davin Huber, Gage Foster, Tyler Pasley and Jesse Jennings to Sectionals.

and…..Hoopeston Area’s youth wrestling club competed in the annual Spartan Rumble at the Palmer Arena in Danville yesterday.  Champions included Owen Crase, Angel Zamora & Anthony Zamora. 

 


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, February 6, 2014

DWLS, No Valid Insurance H14-0560 Linares
Date & Time: February 6, 2014   11:01pm
Location: Second Av/Washington
Arrested: Juan Acosta (49) of Hoopeston
Details: During a traffic stop, a computer check revealed that subject had a suspended
driver’s license.  Mr. Acosta was arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  He
was released with 2 traffic citations and given a traffic court date.


Warrant Arrest H14-0560 V14-1033 Linares
Date & Time: February 6, 2014     11:01pm
Location: Second Av/Washington
Arrested: Adena Rossolille (35) of Bloomington
Details: HPD officers checked out with the subject at the above location during a traffic
stop.  Upon doing a computer check, Ms. Rossolille was arrested on an outstanding
felony warrant for Failure to Appear.  She was taken to HPD where she was
processed and then transported to the PSB in Danville.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
February 6, 2014

2-5 Sheriff’s Police arrested Nicholas J. Rath, 22 Beaverville charging him with Burglary and Theft Over $500.  He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting a court appearance

2-5 Sheriff’s Police returned from the Kankakee County Jail with Anthony R. Eldred, 38 Kankakke.  He was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for Failing to Appear on a Theft Charge and was later released on a recognizance bond

2-6 Sheriff’s Police arrested Ronald E. Campe III, 32 Loda.  He was charged with Domestic Battery, Interfering with the reporting of Domestic Violence and two charges of Criminal Damage to Property.  He was then transported to the Iroquois County Jail, where he remains awaiting a court appearance

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fire Call
Date & Time: February 5, 2014 7:09am
Location: 700 block W. Elm
Details: HFD was dispatched to a private residence for a report of a carbon monoxide
detector activation.  Detector was found to be faulty.


Traffic Accident H14-0537 Showers
Date & Time: February 6, 2014   7:26pm
Location: Fifth Street/Penn Street
Unit #1: 2003 Chevy Pick up driven by Racheal J Inman (30) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2008 Dodge driven by Terri L Cooling of Hoopeston
Unit #3: 2006 Chrysler Van driven by Dionicia Zamora of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 was west bound on E. Penn and failed to stop at the intersection of E. Penn
and S. Fifth St.  Upon entering the intersection, Unit 1 struck Unit 2 who was
north bound on Fifth St.  After being struck by Unit 1, Unit 2 spun out of control,
entered the south bound lane and struck Unit 3, who was south bound on Fifth St.
Drivers of Units 2 and 3 were transported to Hoopeston Hospital for treatment
of injuries.  Driver of Unit 1 was issued citations for Failure To Reduce Speed To
Avoid An Accident and Disobeying A Stop Sign.  All units were insured.

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ISP DISTRICT 21 Winter Weather Travel Advisory

Ashkum, IL- Illinois State Police District 21 covering Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties are reminding drivers to take precautions as they travel. Roads are icy.

The Illinois State Police are advising motorist to be cautious while traveling this morning.  Travel is only advised if absolutely essential. Interstate 57 is experiencing areas covered with ice and drifting and blowing snow throughout Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties.  Secondary roads are also icy and experiencing drifting and blowing snow.   

Illinois State Police is currently responding to numerous vehicles in the ditch because of slide-offs caused by “black ice”. Motorists are advised to be cautious while driving near and around snow plows and other emergency vehicles.. 

The Illinois State Police are asking drivers to monitor changing weather conditions, limit their travels, and be prepared to allow plenty of time to reach your destination.  Drivers are also encouraged to put extra water, food, and warm clothing their vehicle. Please contact your nearest police department if you vehicle becomes disabled or involved in a crash.       

If you decide to drive please slow down and buckle up. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Fire Call
Time & Date:  February 4, 2014   6:10pm
Location: 900 block Sprague Rd
Details: At the above time and date, HFD was sent to investigate a possible faulty Carbon monoxide detector.  the unit turned out to be faulty,  no one was ill in the resident
at the time of call.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

NOTHING TO REPORT

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Local Obituaries

John William Deck, 80 Tilton

Visitation:  Monday, February 3rd 4:00-7:00pm at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  Eastern Star and Masonic Rites at 7:00pm
Funeral Service:  Tuesday, February 4th at 10:00am at the Rossville United Methodist Church in Rossville
Burial:  Rossville Cemetery in Rossville

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Another Winter Storm

A winter storm will impact central and southeast Illinois Tuesday into early Wednesday.
Light snow will develop across the area Tuesday morning, then will become moderate to heavy Tuesday afternoon and evening. The snow will gradually taper off and come to an end by early Wednesday.

Due to the high likelihood of heavy snow amounts, a WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued from noon Tuesday through noon Wednesday. Snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches will be likely across the watch area, with lower amounts of 3 to 4 inches expected along and south of an Effingham to Robinson line.
In addition to the snow, gusty northwesterly winds will create considerable blowing and drifting snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
February 1, 2014

1-29 Brock W. Kraay, 23 Missouri turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail warrant for failure to appear on a Seatbelt Violation.  He posted the required bond and was released

1-31 Sheriff’s Police arrested Dawn Whorrall, 53 rural Hoopeston.  She was charged with Domestic Battery and False Report to 911.  She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she later posted bond and was released

1-28 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident in the parking lot of the Pilot Station in Gilman and according to the report, Brian S. Warfel, 45 Ridge Farm was backing his vehicle from a parking spot at the same time another vehicle driven by Katrina R. Smith, 39 Carbondale was also backing from a parking spot.  Two vehicles collided causing more than $1500 in damages to both vehicles.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued

2-1 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident and according to the report, Jason F. Cahoe, 41 Watseka was traveling west on 1950 N Rd when a deer ran into the roadway, he swerved but due to the snow/slushed covered road he was unable to avoid striking it and he lost control of his truck entered the south ditch where he struck a cattle fence causing more than $1500 in damages.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Warrant Arrest H14-0482 V14-00884 Steeples
Date & Time: February 1, 2014 10:09am
Location: 300 block N. Eighth Ave
Arrested: Stacie A Knight (32) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody on two outstanding arrest warrants:  Vermilion
County 2012CM799 Failure To Appear for Violation Hearing and Iroquois County
2013CM208 Failure To Appear for Resisting Arrest.  She was later transported
to the PSB in Danville in lieu of $2,000 bond on the Iroquois warrant and $431
on the Vermilion warrant.

Disorderly Conduct/City Ordinance H14-0486       Showers
Date & Time: February 1, 2014     2:36pm
Location: Parkview Court
Complainant: 29 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested: Cheryl L Burkert (32) of Hoopeston
Details: A Notice To Appear in Hoopeston City Court was issued to Burkert after a
citation for Disorderly Conduct was signed by the complainant for loud music.

Possession of Cannabis H14-0488 Welch
Date & Time: February 1, 2014 6:30pm
Location: 500 blk W Maple St
Arrested: Matthew Cannon (33) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Cannon was arrested and given a notice to appear in Hoopeston city court
after HPD officers found cannabis in his pocket during a search.

Purchase/Acceptance of Alcohol by Minor H14-0489 Showers
Date & Time: February 1, 2014 8:45pm
Location: 615 E Orange HAHS
Arrested: 2 (16) year old juveniles
1 (17) year old juvenile
Details: All 3 juveniles were arrested and given city citations when they were found
to have been in possession of alcohol on school property.  They were brought
to HPD and later released to a guardian.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Disobeying Police Officer H14-0498 Welch
Date & Time: February 2, 2014     2:01pm
Location: 300 blk E Lincoln
Arrested: Joshua J Witty (30) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to the above area after a complaint of a subject trying to enter
house.  Upon arrival subject was told to remove himself from property by
request of homeowner. After several attempts by officer, he still refused.  He
was taken into custody and transported to HPD where he was issued
a city ordinance citation for Disobeying a Police Officer and released.

Fire Call
Date & Time: February 2, 2014   10:20pm
Location: 1022 W Penn St Casey’s
Details: FHD were dispatched in reference to a large gas spill.  No injuries

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, January 31, 2014

Domestic Battery H14-0477 V14-0873 Kruse
Date & Time: January 31, 2014 11:59pm
Location: 800 blk E Seminary
Arrested: Shenoa Webb (22) Hoopeston female
Donald Underwood (29) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD received call in reference to a domestic disturbance at the above location.
Upon arrival, both subjects were arrested for domestic battery on each other.
They were brought to HPD where they were processed and then later transported
to the PSB in Danville for arraignment.

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2 Storms in 5 Days

Low pressure currently developing in Colorado will track E/NE into the Great Lakes by Saturday evening.  This system is quite different than those we’ve recently seen, as it is approaching from the southwest and has more moisture and warmer air to work with.  As a result, a wide variety of wintery precipitation is expected across central Illinois.

Precipitation Onset:
Light snow will develop by around midday on Friday, January 31st then continue into the early evening hours.  This initial surge of precipitation will be quite light, with most locations along/north of a Jacksonville to Danville line measuring less than 1” of snow.  Further south, conditions will be warm enough to support all rain or a rain/snow mix south of I-70.


Main Event:
As low pressure ejects northeastward out of Colorado, precipitation will become heavier from late Friday evening through early Saturday afternoon.  Warmer air lifting northward ahead of the system will allow the precipitation to change to freezing rain or just plain rain across a large swath of central and southeast Illinois…with mainly snow falling from the Peoria area northwestward.

Models for next week’s storm for Tuesday/Wednesday are still not in agreement.
It is likely we will receive accumulating snow, but the amount is yet to be determined.
Models are currently showing 4-8” but it is still too earlier to project an accurate amount. The track of the system could change the snowfall amount greatly.
Keep an eye on later updates on this system.


Rick Harper
Severe Weather Manager-Vermilion County EMA
2507 Georgetown Rd., Danville, IL. 61832
Administrator-vermilionweather.com
rick@vermilionweather.com
EMA Office- 217-443-6010
Cell Phone- 217-799-3224

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, January 31, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-0447 V14-00822 Steeples
Date & Time: January 30, 2014 10:05am
Location: 800 block E. Seminary
Arrested: Bradley E Thompson (25) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on a Vermilion Co arrest warrant 2013CF662
for Failure To Appear.  He was later transported to the PSB in lieu of $30,000
bond.

Aggravated Battery, Criminal Damage Over $300, Reckless Conduct, Reckless Driving
H14-0457 V14-0839 Welch
Date & Time: January 30, 2014 8:10pm
Location: 300 blk N Market
Complainant: 50 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Jasmine Harms (20) of Hoopeston
Details: Ms. Harms was arrested after she allegedly went into a residence, battered
the victim and then tried to run another subject off the road.  She was taken to
HPD where she was processed and then transported to the PSB in Danville for
arraignment.


 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-0433 Linares
Date & Time: January 29, 2014 10:09am
Location: S. Second Ave at W. Maple
Arrested: Vernon E. Sutherland (41) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody on the above charges following a traffic stop.
Subject was later released after posting $248 cash bond on Iroquois Co warrant
2011TR5332 Failure To Appear.  Subject was also cited for Driving On Suspension
and Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

 

 

 

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Another Winter Storm headed our way for the weekend

Winter will continue to kick us around the next 10 days.
Models are in pretty much agreement that we will have a system move through Friday night into Saturday and bring a wintry mix of both ice and snow.
Ice accumulations shouldn’t be heavy but mixed with 2-4” of snow (heavier amounts the further north you are), it will still make traveling hazardous.

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BISMARCK-HENNING HIGH TO HOST “HOOPS FOR HOPE”

January 29, 2014, Danville, Illinois- The Bismarck-Henning High School Boys Basketball Team will host the 5th annual “Hoops for Hope” Breast Cancer Awareness home game Friday, February 14. The Blue Devils will be sporting pink uniforms for the 7 p.m. game, and fans are invited to show support and help paint the gym pink by wearing breast cancer awareness pink attire! 

Once again the Cancer Center at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center is honored to be chosen as the recipient of funds raised at this event through cash donations, t-shirt sales, ribbon sales, a 50/50 raffle, a bake sale and more.  Money raised helps pay for medicine, transportation and other care and support for local breast cancer patients.

Hoops for Hope T-shirts order forms are available at Presence United Samaritans’ Gift Shop. Shirts must be ordered by Tuesday, February 4.

For more information on Hoops for Hope, contact sheryl.ribbe@aol.com, or Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation, 217.442.6583.

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Illinois families struggle to heat home due to high propane costs

As families throughout Illinois struggle with the soaring demand and high prices for propane to heat their homes, State Representative Josh Harms (R-Watseka) is asking Governor Quinn and Attorney General Madigan to take additional measures to help affected residents weather the storm.  In letters sent to both Quinn and Madigan, Harms and fellow lawmakers, detail four possible actions to help alleviate the crisis, while also requesting the investigation of price gouging and broken supplier contracts. 

Harms said he was especially appreciative of the Governors swift action in filing an emergency disaster proclamation regarding the critical shortages of LP gas within our state, however, additional steps need to be taken to ensure our residents make it through the winter.

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Harms Introduces Bill to Protect Religious Organizations

Watseka…State Representative Josh Harms (R-Watseka) has introduced legislation to protect religious organizations from having to participate in any way with same sex marriages.  After the passage of Senate Bill 10, same sex marriage, there were protections put in place for churches but not for other facilities associated with the church.  Representative Harms stated that this legislation, House Bill 4263, is necessary to ensure that religious organizations are not statutorily forced to go against their faith.

“Now that the General Assembly and the Governor have allowed gay marriages in Illinois, we must make sure that our religious organizations are adequately protected from doing anything that goes against their religious beliefs,” said Harms.  “The original gay marriage bill that passed gave protections to churches but not other facilities owned and operated by the church, such as schools, banquet halls, and other places of worship.  This legislation will correct the error in the original bill and protect religious organizations from having to go against their faith.”
House Bill 4263 was filed on January 22nd and is currently waiting to be assigned to a House committee.  The Illinois General Assembly reconvenes for regular session on January 29th.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-0425 Linares
Date & Time: January 28, 2014 12:02pm
Location: HPD 301 W. Main
Arrested: Angelica R. Bolton (25) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject turned herself in on an outstanding Vermilion County warrant for Failure
To Appear for Pre-Trial (13TR6643).  She was processed and released after
posting $375 total bond.

Criminal Damage Auto (Over) H14-0428 Showers
Time & Date:    January 28, 2014     7pm
Location:   400 E Young Ave
Complainant:     40 year old Hoopeston Man
Details:    At the above time and date,  the complainant contacted HPD reference to
damage done to his car. 

 

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
January 28, 2014

Sheriff’s Police arrested Tyler W. Campe, 25 Loda.  He was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on the charge of Driving While License Suspended.  He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond

Jason C. Hamdon, 30 Oak Park, IL turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail.  He was wanted on an Effingham County Traffic warrant, he posted the required bond and was released

Sheriff’s Police arrested Travis Creveling, 21 Buckley.  Creveling was charged with Driving While License Suspended.  He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released

Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident and according to the report, David K. Hansen, 58 rural Clifton was traveling eastbound on 2950 N Rd when he approached a bridge and struck a large snowdrift on the bridge, which pulled him towards the bridge.  His vehicle struck the bridge again with the right rear wheel, causing the wheel to break off.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.  Hansen’s vehicle sustained more than $1500 in damages

Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident and according to the report, J.E. Thompson, 34, rural Ashkum was traveling east on Main St. when he lost control of his vehicle on the ice covered road and spinned off to the North side of the roadway where the vehicle collided with a tree.  No injuries were reported however, Thompson was cited for Driving While License Suspended.  His vehicle estimated at more than $1500.

Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident and according to the report, Meghan L. Gray, 18 Clifton was traveling south on 1200 E Rd approaching the intersection of 3000 N Rd when she applied the brakes and her vehicle began to slide on the ice-covered roadway.  The vehicle continued to slide until it struck a stop sign at the southeast corner of the intersection.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.  Damages estimated at more than $1500

Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident and according to the report, Delmar E. Gray, 70 Clifton was traveling north on 700 E Rd when his vehicle began to slide on the ice-covered roadway and slid into a snow-covered ditch where it rolled over onti its roof before coming to a rest.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.  Damages estimated at more than $1500

Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident and according to the report, Paul A. Martinez, 32 Onarga was traveling east on County R 9 where he hit a patch of black ice on the roadway and lost control of the vehicle entered the north ditch where he struck a road sign before coming to a rest.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.  Damages estimated at less than $500

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, January 27, 2014

Location: 400 blk E Washington
Complainant: 20 year old Hoopeston woman
Arrested: Dale E Simpson (25) of Hoopeston
Details: Female came to HPD after she was physically attacked by the above subject.
He was later located and taken into custody.  He was then transported to
PSB to await arraignment.


Theft H14-0413 Dewitt
Date & Time: January 27, 2014     1:38pm
Location: 200 blk W Lincoln
Complainant: 38 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant advised unknown person(s) removed an aluminum hose from
his trailer that was parked at the above location.

Domestic Battery, Unlawful Restraint, Interference with Reporting a Domestic Battery
H14-0421 V14-0760 Showers
Date & Time: January 27, 2014   9:33pm
Location: 800 blk W Young
Complainant: 29 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Jose Garcia-Nunez (41) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD received report of domestic violence and the above location.  Upon arrival,
Mr. Garcia-Nunez was arrested for domestic battery, unlawful restraint and inter-
ference with reporting a domestic battery.  He was taken to HPD where he was
processed and then transported to PSB in Danville for arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Warrant Arrest H14-0387 Linares
Date & Time: January 25, 2014 8:58am
Location: 300 block S. Second Ave
Arrested: Joseph A Musk (29) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding Vermilion County arrest
warrant for Failure To Appear on a traffic warrant (2012TR185).  He was later
transported to the PSB in Danville in lieu of $506 bond.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Traffic Accident H14-0400 Linares
Date & Time: January 26, 2014   9:43am
Location: Main & Fifth Street
Unit #1: 2003 Ford F150 driven by Richard Stipp of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2007 Mercury Sedan driven by Betty Murphy of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 was traveling northbound on Fifth Street and failed to stop, due to
road conditions, and struck Unit 2 which was traveling westbound on Main.
No injuries or citations issued.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, January 24, 2014
NOTHING TO REPORT

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District 118 OKs uniform dress

Students, parents speak out against clothing changes.

DANVILLE — Danville School District 118 board members voted 6-1 Wednesday to implement a uniform standard of dress districtwide for the 2014-2015 school year.

Administrators will gather input about what the uniform dress should look like and then recommend to the school board an implementation plan at a later date. Northeast Elementary Magnet School’s current uniforms will remain unchanged.

Although board members were supposed to vote on the issue at their Feb. 12 meeting, board members Steve Bragorgos and Frank Young asked that the “concept” of uniform dressing for kindergarten through 12th grade be placed on Wednesday’s agenda.

At a special study session on Jan. 15, several local ministers spoke out in favor of school uniforms, saying they would prevent the display of gang colors, make visitors more visible at the schools and minimize economic class difference and bullying. Many of those same ministers were at Wednesday’s meeting.

Several Danville High School students as well as parents also packed the meeting to speak out against uniforms.

DHS junior Natalie Mahoy said, “My biggest thing is we already have a strict dress code. It’s only a small percentage of students who don’t follow it. I don’t understand why it’s not enforced.

“It’s a punishment to the rest of us who do follow the dress code,” she said.

Fellow classmate Becca Lewis said, “I don’t think uniforms will help me learn better. They’ll have to buy uniforms for some students and that’s a big unnecessary expense for the district. That money could be used for technology or to clean the facilities.

“The last time this came up, it was shut down by the parents,” Lewis said of the results of a 2011 survey of parents who opposed uniforms. “This time they didn’t give parents and students any notice.”

District 118 parent Molly LaMar criticized the board for “placing the cart before the horse” by voting on a uniform standard of dress before knowing what it would entail.

“Who’s going to police this?” she said. “Are you going to have someone at the front door of DHS at 8 a.m. checking all 1,700 kids?”

North Ridge parent Patty Walters also complained about the board’s haste to vote on the issue.

“It’s very rushed, like it’s trying to be passed under the radar and that doesn’t feel good,” she said. “The dress code needs to be enforced before I spend money on uniforms.”

She said uniform dressing won’t solve some of the issues, such as droopy pants.

“Pants can be bought too big. If they want to sag their pants, they can do it,” she said. “It’s not fair to penalize the kids who follow the dress code.”

Bragorgos, however, said, “Our schools are in trouble. They are in a state of continual decline. We’re not here for what people want us to do. We’re here for what’s best for our community.

“A uniform is not a major expense. It costs much less than what they currently wear,” he said.

“If you don’t wear a uniform, you can go home,” he said, adding “that he didn’t care” if having fewer students in school might result in a loss of state and federal aid to the district.

Also on Wednesday, school board members:

n Voted 4-2 to approve a residency waiver for Meade Park Principal Mendy Spesard who is moving to a farm operation in Ridge Farm, which is about 2 miles farther than the current requirement that administrators live within 10 miles of District 118. Young and Bragorgos, who opposed the waiver, said they would like to change the residency requirement so that administrators live in the district.

“What’s so bad about living in Danville?” Bragorgos said. “If you want to take a significant job, like administrator or principal, then you should live in the district. Otherwise, you can be a teacher.”

n Recognized three faculty members during the Spotlight on Staff: Cannon Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Adrian Koerner, South View Middle School science teacher Robert Cundiff and DHS math coach Brian Ritz.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-0337 Morgan
Date & Time: January 22, 2014   12:17am
Location: 500 blk W Lincoln
Arrested: Carrie M Gray (41) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody on outstanding Vermilion County warrant
14CM35 for Battery.  She was transported to HPD where she was processed
and transported to PSB in lieu of bond.


Battery, Un-lawful Restraint, Child Endangerment, V14-0608   H14-0349 Steeples
Time & Date:    January 22, 2014   5pm
Location:        300 W. Lincoln St
Complainant:    24 year old Potomac Woman
Arrested: Inman, Terri Jo (F) of Hoopeston (52)
Details:      At the above time and date, Hoopeston Police were advised of an incident that occurred
in the area of the 300 block W Lincoln,  Officers made contact with the arrestee and
transported her to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB to await bond hearing. 

 

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