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Peoria Police make arrest for armed robbery

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Police Department has made an arrest related to an armed robbery that occurred on June 13. According to a Peoria police press release, 45-year-old Valen T. Williams was arrested for armed robbery Thursday. The armed business robbery occurred at a business near Lincoln...
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Rollover crash sends four to the hospital

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Four people are expected to be OK after a rollover crash with entrapment in the southbound lanes of Route 6 south of War Memorial Drive in Peoria Thursday. The Peoria Fire Department says two people were trapped inside the vehicle and were freed after...
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UPDATE: 2 extricated from rolled car on Route 6

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One car was involved in a rollover accident on Route 6 just south of the War Memorial Drive exit around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Peoria firefighters and paramedics responded to a report of a vehicle rollover with reports of occupants. trapped. When they arrived, two...
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Police arrest man for early June shooting

PEORIA, Ill. – Peoria Police say they’ve arrested the man responsible for a shooting that happened towards the beginning of the month. Police say Joseph Pate, 38, was arrested Thursday, and faces charges including Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.
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7 displaced after car crashes into Peoria building Thursday

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Seven people living in a Peoria home on N. University Street and W. Macqueen Avenue are now displaced after a car crashed into the building Thursday morning. Police received the call at 7:38 a.m. and learned the driver of a Chevy Cruz somehow lost control...
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Peoria Police make arrest in June business robbery

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Peoria Police have arrested a man they say committed a business robbery in June. In a statement, the Peoria Police say they arrested 45-year-old Valen T. Williams just before 1 PM Thursday in the 2200 block of West Wiswall. Williams is accused of robbing...
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Suspect arrested in June 9 shooting

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police Detectives have made an arrest in a shooting earlier this month that injured one person. Near midnight on June 9, 2022, Peoria Police officers responded to the gas station near the area of Main and Ellis for shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a man suffered gunshot wounds to his left hand and wrist. He was then taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and is in stable condition.
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New thrift store opens to help addiction program

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Adult and Teen Challenge Greater Midwest now have a new thrift store in East Peoria. The new shop opened in what was Martin’s Furniture Store for over 70 years. Adult Teen Challenge is a faith-based, 12-month residential addiction program for men ages 18...
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Police arrest man for mid-June armed robbery

PEORIA, Ill. – Peoria Police say they’ve caught the man they believe is responsible for an armed robbery more than two weeks ago. Police say Valen Williams, 45, was arrested Thursday afternoon and faces one Armed Robbery count. Williams allegedly tried to hold up a business near Lincoln...
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Court dates moved for parents accused of killing 8-year-old boy

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The parents accused of killing eight-year-old Navin Jones had their court dates moved during a scheduling hearing Thursday. Brandon Walker appeared in person, but Stephanie Jones was unable to due to undisclosed reasons. Both, however, had their court dates moved following a motion from both sides.
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Suspect arrested in connection with June 9 shooting

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A man has been arrested in connection with a June 9 shooting that left one man injured. On Wednesday, June 29, Peoria Police arrested Joseph L. Pate, 38, for aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
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New, expanded Precision Planting facility in Morton could lead to more hiring

Headquartered in Tremont since being founded by Greg and Cindy Sauder back in 1993, Precision Planting has grown into a corporate-owned, international company specializing in precision farming equipment. What exactly is precision farming? According to the International Society of Precision Agriculture, “Precision agriculture is a management strategy that gathers, processes...
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Trials for parents of dead eight-year-old boy delayed until at least January

PEORIA, Ill. – The case of the parents charged with the murder of their eight-year-old son will not go to trial this year. Peoria County Circuit Court records indicate following a conference to Thursday involving prosecutors and attorneys for Brandon Walker, 40, and Stephanie Jones, 35, the earliest their trials will now be held is January 9th, with another hearing scheduled for December. Their trials had been scheduled to start next month.
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Residents displaced after vehicle strikes building

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Seven occupants of a home have been displaced after a vehicle struck a building. The Peoria Fire Department says a vehicle was inside a building in the 2400 block of North University with the driver still inside. The driver of the vehicle was transported...
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Fines Follow Deadly Fall at Caterpillar Foundry

Two central Illinois contractors face nearly $100,000 in combined penalties for violating federal rules related to fall protection. The investigation stemmed from a fatal accident at construction and mining equipment giant Caterpillar’s foundry in Mapleton, Illinois, late last year. Lead contractor Illinois Crane and fellow Peoria company Schaefer Electric...
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Open for Business: Local barbershop takes step back in time

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – A local barbershop is taking a step back in time. “We have a long line of hair!” laughed Toni Brooks. Barbering is in her blood. “My dad was a barber that taught barber college, so he encouraged. And I have an uncle that was also a barber and I have cousins and my foster sister,” said Brooks.
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Natural Fiber Welding will have more access to plant-based materials

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria-based Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) is partnering with Veshin Factory to develop more sustainable plant-based products. The partnership will give NFW a team of expert designers and craftspeople, who will expand the company’s access to MIRUM, a plant-based high-quality material that requires zero plastic to make.
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