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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Victim of Peoria’s latest homicide identified

PEORIA (25 News Now) - The victim of the city’s latest homicide Tuesday has been identified. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says Michael Davis, Jr., 32, of the 1000 block of West McClure, was pronounced deceased at OSF at 526 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy demonstrated that he suffered from...
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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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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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Coroner identifies victim in McClure Avenue homicide

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood identified the victim of a shooting near McClure Avenue and Broadway Street Tuesday. According to a press release, 32-year-old Michael Davis Jr. was located by officers outside, not breathing and without a pulse at 4:11 p.m. First responders began life-saving measures and transported Davis to OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria in grave condition.
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