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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.
  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.
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Motorcyclist injured in DeKalb rail crossing crash

Bike destroyed by passing train

A Waterloo motorcyclist broke his leg when his bike crashed on a railroad crossing Sunday, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.

Brian K. Frye, 52, of 2341 U.S. 6, Waterloo, was northbound about 9:15 p.m. Sunday on County Road 27 south of U.S. 6 when he lost control of his 2009 Harley Davidson at a railroad crossing.

Frye was thrown from the motorcycle, and the bike was destroyed when it was hit by an eastbound Norfolk Southern train, police said

The motorcyclist was taken to Parkview Regional Hospital by ambulance and treated for a broken leg and cuts to the head and arm.

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