NEWS

State Briefs 12/09/09

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Man drives car into house after being shot

ROCKFORD — A 25-year-old man behind the wheel of a vehicle was shot in the arm and drove his vehicle into a house Tuesday afternoon.

The victim was taken to a Rockford hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Deputy Chief Greg Lindmark said.

Police were dispatched at 12:45 p.m. to the area of Rockton Avenue and Acorn Street and found a damaged vehicle and home in the 700 block of Acorn. The gunfire is believed to have come from a maroon or red Suburban driven by two black males.

Rockford Register Star

Students arrested in connection with stabbing

ROCKFORD — Six Guilford High School students were arrested Tuesday afternoon on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with a stabbing inside the school.

The victim, a 14-year-old male, was treated for minor cuts at SwedishAmerican Hospital and released.

Rockford School District officials said the stabbing occurred shortly before noon inside a restroom.

Deputy Police Chief Greg Lindmark said the victim was cut in the upper right torso. A weapon was recovered, and all six males — 16-, 14-, and four 15-year-old students — were arrested on charges of armed robbery and mob action. The 16-year-old also was charged with aggravated battery and possession of cannabis, Lindmark said.

Because the students are juveniles, their names were not released.

The students were taken to the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center. The stabbing comes on the heels of a Nov. 5 incident when nine students were arrested for fighting at Guilford.

Rockford Register Star

Multi-car crash closes I-74

PEORIA – A section of Interstate 74 eastbound through Peoria was closed Wednesday morning because of a 10-vehicle crash.

Parts of the interstate in the University/Glendale/Knoxville, including multiple ramps, were closed just before 10:30 a.m.

Details about the massive crash weren't available, but State Police reported that other minor collisions have occurred on that stretch of road as well. Blowing snow and heavy winds limited visibility Wednesday morning.

Peoria Journal Star

F-22s possible performers at Prairie Air Show

PEORIA – One of the more distinguished and unique aviation performing groups will be among the key demonstrations at Prairie Air Show 2010.

AeroShell Aerobatic Team will show off its stunning formations, simulated dog fights and high-speed action for the first time in Peoria, air show organizer Brett Krause said Wednesday.

But what may draw aviation enthusiasts to the Prairie Air Show, set for July 24-25 at the Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, is a possible performance by a F-22 Raptor tactical demonstration team.

“The F-22 Raptor is the latest and greatest, the demonstration is like no other,” Krause said of the fighter aircraft, cautioning that the performance is not set in stone. “I’ve seen our name on their schedule, but we’re still in discussions.”

Among the other performances next year are Michael Vaknin, the Navy LeapFrogs parachute team and Navy Aerobatic Airshows. Krause said they also are planning several flying “warbird” aircraft demonstrations, incorporating pyrotechnic displays.

Peoria Journal Star