News Headlines – November 29, 2018

Last Updated on November 29th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: Police in Paris, Illinois say they have a suspect in mind after finding a threat written in the school bathroom. Illinois’ soybean farmers say the impact of President Trump’s tariffs can bee seen across the state. There’s new information in the death of a western Illinois man.

>>Suspect Identified In Paris, Illinois School Threat

(Paris, IL) — Police in Paris, Illinois are asking prosecutors to review charges against a high school student for a threat found in the local school’s bathroom. Paris High School officials told parents yesterday that they found the threat in a bathroom stall Tuesday. Extra police officers went to the school yesterday, and within about an hour they say the identified a suspect. No one was hurt in the incident, and school went on as scheduled.

>>Illinois Soybean Farmers Sitting On Record Crop Because Of Tariffs

(Moweaqua, IL) — You can see the impact of President Trump’s tariffs in a lot of communities in central and southern Illinois. Illinois soybean farmers say they’re having to store their record crop in grain bags. Illinois farmers have a surplus of beans because of a 25 percent tariff on beans sold to China. China had been the number one market for soybeans grown in Illinois, but now few if any of the state’s soybeans are going to that country.

>>Police: Elderly Western Illinois Man May Have Wandered Off

(Macomb, IL) — Police in western Illinois say an elderly man may have wandered-off in the weekend blizzard and died. Investigators yesterday released a bit more information about the death of 73-year-old John Schauble. Macomb Police tracked his SUV back to an auto shop, and workers there told officers where they found it. It was there that officers say they found Schauble’s body. Officers say it appears that Schauble died of exposure.

>>Rock Island County To Raise Property Taxes In New Budget

(Rock Island, IL) — Leaders in Rock Island County are raising taxes to try and close a four million-dollar hole in their next budget. The county board on Tuesday approved a nearly 12-percent property tax increase. County board member Kai Swanson says no one likes to raise taxes, but he says Rock Island County needs to find money somewhere. The deficit is being driven by pension costs at the county’s nursing home.

>>Peoria Woman Dies After Parking Lot Stabbing

(Peoria, IL) — Peoria Police say it looks like a fight between a group of women lead to a deadly stabbing. Markesha Jeffries died Tuesday afternoon, just hours after being stabbed in her groin area. Investigators say she likely bled to death. Police arrested 31-year-old Sheyanah Lee on murder and mob action charges.