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One Peoria woman arrested, another found dead Saturday

PEORIA, Ill. — A local woman is arrested and charged and now local authorities are investigating the city’s 11th homicide of the year after another woman was found dead inside a home just before sunrise Saturday. According to a news release, Police officers found the victim’s body inside...
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Peoria police arrest 3 with outstanding warrants

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police arrested three individuals with outstanding warrants near Idaho and Montana Streets Friday. According to a Peoria police press release, the police department’s Special Investigation Division observed three known individuals with outstanding warrants gather at approximately 9:30 p.m. While officers approached them, they...
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Car crash shuts down part of Main St. in Peoria

UPDATE (7:03 p.m.) — According to Peoria Emergency Communications Center Supervisor Kristin Keyes, the road has been reopened. PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police Department has shut down Main Street hill at Crescent Avenue for a motor vehicle accident. Drivers should avoid the area at this time. This...
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One in custody after woman shot and killed in Peoria

Authorities say a 24-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting early Saturday in Peoria. It is at least Peoria’s 11th homicide of the year. The shooting happened around 4:19 a.m. in the 300 block of South Sterling Avenue, near the Madison public golf course. Police found a female victim inside a residence there with a gunshot wound. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, but her name has not yet been released.
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Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara responds to abortion clinic opening in Forest City

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - During his latest media availability, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara touched on a number of subjects including abortion rights. McNamara was asked about the planned abortion clinic coming to Rockford. 23 News first reported that Dr. Dennis Christensen is taking his business out of Wisconsin and bringing it to the Forest City.
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Three men arrested, multiple weapons seized in Friday night patrol stop

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Police say three men were arrested and multiple weapons were seized during a patrol stop Friday night. 20-year-old Javion Parker, 20-year-old Marquavion Moore and 22-year-old Kaleel Davis were interviewed, arrested and transported to the Peoria County Jail. Three handguns were also seized, including a ghost gun with an extended magazine.
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A Powerful new Illegal Drug mix has now been found in Illinois

According to a report, there is a new Narcan-resistant drug that has shown up in Central Illinois, and this drug brings with it a serious risk of seizures and death. The best way to avoid drugs and a potential drug overdose is by simply not doing illegal drugs, and taking the drugs that are prescribed to you in the proper way a doctor recommends using them. For years now first responders and others have had the miracle antidote Narcan which can bring people back from an overdose with a single shot saving countless lives. But according to a report from centralillinoisproud.com, there is a new Narcan-resistant drug that has shown up and it is deadly, in an article on their site they say...
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PPD: Three arrested on outstanding warrants, one ghost handgun seized

PEORIA, Ill. — Peoria police are announcing details on recent arrests linked to the discovery of at least one ghost gun, along with several other illegal firearms. PPD says officers with the Special Investigations Division were staking out a neighborhood off South Idaho and Montana Streets on the south side around 9:30 p.m. Friday.
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Meanwhile, Back In Peoria’s Past - This Week: Peoria Hofbrau

The Peoria Hofbrau shut down when the rotten pandemic blew into town over two years ago and sadly, it looks like it’s not going to re-open anytime soon, if it opens back at all. This article in the PJ Star back in July of 2020 said the future of...
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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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Woman battling cancer gets surprise parade from first responders

WASHINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A 65-year-old terminally ill woman says she had the birthday of a lifetime Friday. It ended with a surprise from first responders through their non-profit efforts of ‘Pink Heals’. It was the birthday celebration heard throughout the Sunnyland neighborhood. “It is a...
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Foster Village opens branch in Peoria

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The Kunzeman family welcomed a young foster child into their home nearly a year ago. “We love him like he’s ours and we hope that he’ll be able to go home. Reunification is really the goal of foster care,” Foster mother Emily Kunzeman said.
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Heating up and becoming stormy next week

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Overall we will see lots of dry time this weekend, but showers and storms will return to the forecast next week. Hot and humid conditions will return next week too. Holiday Weekend Forecast:. Expect mostly sunny skies this morning with more clouds during the...
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Peoria Manual names Marvin Jordan as new boys basketball coach

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Former Peoria Manual standout and assistant coach Marvin Jordan has been named the new head boys basketball coach at his alma mater according to a press release. Jordan had been serving as a varsity assistant under former head coach Willie Coleman since 2017. Coleman resigned from the position in June and has since been named the new head coach at Limestone.
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Peoria City earns first home win with 3-2 victory over FC Manitoba

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - In its inaugural season, there are still a few more firsts for Peoria City soccer to accomplish. They checked off one of those firsts on Friday with a 3-2 win over FC Manitoba, the first home win in franchise history. Adria Sabater scored the game’s opening goal in the 9th minute. Justin Freitas then scored in the 14th minute to make it 2-0 Peoria. Manitoba rallied to tie the game at two, but Freitas netted the game-winner early in the second half to clinch the win. Peoria City’s final home game of the season is Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at Shea Stadium against the Thunder Bay Chill.
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Friday afternoon house fire electrical in nature

PEORIA, Ill. – Peoria Firefighters say a house fire Friday afternoon was electrical in nature. Crews were called to a home on Forest Hill Avenue, near California, around 3:20 p.m. Fire officials say they could see smoke and flames coming from the upper level of the one and a...
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