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UPDATE: Afternoon shooting leaves one dead in Peoria; identify suspect

8:30 PM UPDATE: Peoria Police say the man, who was shot earlier Tuesday afternoon has died. Police say they were called to the 1000 block of West McClure Avenue regarding someone who had been shot, while patrol officers saying the suspect had fled the scene. Lifesaving measures were begun by...
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Police hunt for suspect in deadly Tuesday shooting

PEORIA, Ill. — A shooting reported Tuesday afternoon is confirmed to have been deadly and police are asking the public’s help in finding the suspect. Peoria Police say officers got a shots-fired call in a central Peoria residential neighborhood near McClure Avenue and Broadway Street around 4:10 p.m. Tuesday.
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Peoria Police looking for suspect in McClure Avenue Homicide

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One man is dead and police are looking for a suspect after a shooting near McClure Avenue and Broadway Street Tuesday. According to a Peoria police press release, officers responded to a victim with a gunshot wound at approximately 4:11 p.m. Officers immediately started life-saving measures that were taken over by AMT and the Peoria Fire department when they arrived on the scene.
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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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Pekin Mayor concedes Illinois House race

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Mayor of Pekin Mark Luft conceded to challenger Travis Weaver following a competitive race for a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives. Luft released a statement announcing his concession on Facebook. “It’s been an honor to serve as your state representative,” Luft said....
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Broadway Lounge closing in August

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — After eight years, Broadway Lounge in Peoria is entering its final act. Andrew Driscoll, who has performed on Broadway in New York City, owns the business and the property itself, located at 316 SW Washington in downtown Peoria. In true Broadway form, he said he...
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Outgoing Peoria Sheriff’s hand picked successor takes Republican primary

PEORIA, Ill. — Outgoing Sheriff Brian Asbell’s hand-picked successor had little trouble fending off a challenge from a fellow Peoria County officer to become the Republican nominee for Sheriff. By the time all votes had been cast and counted Tuesday night, Sheriff’s Captain Chris Watkins held a lead...
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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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7 Tazewell County Board incumbents win Republican nom to defend their seats

Tuesday's Republican primary saw eight candidates running for seven available nominations to represent District 3 on the Tazewell County Board. Billy Brandenberg of Mackinaw was the only candidate in the field not currently serving on the board. At the end of the evening, the newest board member, Sierra Smith of Washington, edged out Brandenberg for the seventh nomination by just 55 votes —1,689 to 1,684. Smith was appointed to the board last month to fill a vacant District 3 seat.
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Multi-vehicle crash in Peoria sends 2 to hospital Monday

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Two people were taken to a Peoria hospital after a multi-vehicle crash near Monroe and Wayne Streets Monday. According to police on the scene, two cars crashed and hit a third parked car. The exact condition of the two people is unknown at this time.
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Tazewell County polls report steady traffic

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Folepi Building in East Peoria on Tuesday was abuzz with voters eager to cast their primary election ballots. In Illinois primary elections, voters choose a party ballot upon arrival, then select their candidates. They are not required to pre-register parties. “You know what...
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One person trapped in car vs. pole accident

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - An accident in Peoria requires the “Jaws of Life” to be used. Officials were called to the 100 West Republic Street around midnight. There reports of a car hitting a light pole on it’s passenger side, leaving the driver trapped inside.
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Driver hospitalized after single-vehicle crash overnight

PEORIA, Ill. — Peoria Firefighters were called to a single-vehicle accident just after 12 a.m. Tuesday in the area of W. Republic and Knoxville Avenue. Battalion Chief Lore Baxter said a two-door coupe struck a light pole on the passenger side, and the driver was trapped inside. Crews used...
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