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Attorney in Paxton kidnapping case gets more prep time
One of the four men charged in connection with the kidnapping, armed robbery and beating of a rural Paxton man last December has been given more time to prepare a defense.
Detroit Free Press
Monster Trucks at Ford Field: Tom Meents will try to land double back flip in Max-D truck
Tom Meents has been pushing the envelope in Monster Trucks for 20 years. At 46, Meents, who is from Paxton, Ill., still lives on the ragged edge and will be out to thrill fans at Ford Field on Saturday night when Monster Jam makes its second stop of the year at the home of the Lions.
Mexican criminals now kidnapping businessmen inside the U.S.
On Sunday, the FBI, along with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Manuel Samano-Santoyo, 42, at his residence in Chicago.
Fourth person arrested in Paxton kidnapping/robbery
A Chicago man, whom police described as the "mastermind" of the kidnapping and armed robbery of a Paxton man in December, was arrested on a $500,000 warrant, bringing the number of suspects jailed in connection with the incident to four.
Officer details man's account of beating, kidnapping
A Paxton police officer detailed Monday a man's account of being kidnapped, beaten and robbed by two masked men with a pistol and baseball bat, as a third allegedly oversaw the commission of the crime from afar.