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Week 338
June 22, 2007

Grain storage bins tower over the First-Mid Illinois Bank and Trust in Arcola, Ill. where a hostage was taken, Thursday. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) Watch video
2 held in Ill. deputy
shooting, hostage standoff

ARCOLA, Ill. — Two men were in custody Friday awaiting charges stemming from a wild crime spree in which authorities say they fled from a police stop, robbed a house, stole a vehicle, shot a sheriff's deputy, and one took hostages at a bank.

The deputy was hospitalized in critical condition. The five hostages were unhurt ... Full Story

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