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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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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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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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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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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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Renters worried after week without hot water and notice from city

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Some Peoria renters are concerned on where they might be living after having no hot water for eight days. The city left a notice saying if their landlord does not fix the hot water they are out of a home. It’s been eight days...
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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 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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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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Bootz Ave. blocked for fallen utility pole

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Part of Bootz Avenue is blocked near McClure Avenue after a utility pole was struck Thursday. We are still working to learn if this has caused any power outages in the area. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
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Peoria Fire Dept. wants to bring truckloads of school supplies to kids, teachers

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Firetrucks crowded the entrance to the Walmart on University, but it wasn’t because there was an active fire. Inside, firefighters, members of the Afro American Firefighters Association and the Tri County Urban League were making a run on the school supply aisles, filling three carts full of notebooks, markers, crayons and more.
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Central Illinois 4th of July events to look out for

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WMBD) — Here is where you can go to celebrate the 4th of July Monday. The Peoria Jaycees Firecracker 5000: The Firecracker 5000 is a 3.1-mile run/walk through downtown Peoria. It starts at 311 SW Water Street at 7:30 a.m. Those interested in registering can do so here.
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Candidate declares victory in tight PPS board race

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Two days after the election, Paris McConnell declared victory Thursday as continued ballot-counting solidified her position as the second-leading vote-getter in the race for a pair of seats on the Peoria Public Schools District 150 School Board. The Peoria County Election Commission tallied 32...
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Peoria clinic expands services to LGBTQ community

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A clinical site within the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) is expanding healthcare services for the LGBTQ community. Positive Health Solutions on Wednesday announced its expansion of clinical services to offer primary and gender-affirming care. “We are excited to be able to...
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