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Don’t Miss This: Traffic stop in Swansea turns into drug, gun bust

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▪ Like a scene from a Cheech and Chong movie, a Swansea police officer making a routine traffic stop was greeted by a cloud of what he believed was marijuana smoke when he asked a motorist to roll down his window. He reportedly ended up making three arrests, recovering three guns, pot and drug paraphernalia.

▪ Emergency workers were unable to pull two Highland residents from their burning home Sunday before they were killed by smoke and flames. Firefighters said it was clear the couple was trying to get out of the house when they were overcome.

▪ A grandmother and retired English teacher from Waterloo has a second career as a novelist. Deborah Heal specializes is history, mystery and time travel. One of her fictional characters is a McKendree University professor.