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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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Identity theft arrests in Galesburg

Galesburg police say they’ve arrested two women for identity theft. In one case, Christine Greene, 25, was found to have personal identity information for 37 people in Knox County and elsewhere, according to Knox County State’s Attorney Jeremy Karlin. That includes dates of birth, driver’s license information, social...
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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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Man arrested in fatal June 28 shooting on McClure Avenue in Peoria

PEORIA – Peoria police have arrested a man suspected of a June 28 shooting that left a 32-year-old man dead. Rev I. Blakes, 41, was identified as a suspect by police shortly after the incident and was arrested on Thursday for first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. He is currently being held in the Peoria County Jail.
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Former Manual basketball star becomes head coach

PEORIA, Ill. – A big name in the history of the Peoria Manual High School basketball program has ascended to the top coaching job. The Peoria Public School Board has approved Marvin Jordan to become head coach of the Rams, replacing Willie Coleman, who resigned in June. Jordan —...
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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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Man arrested for Tuesday’s deadly shooting

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The suspect in Tuesday’s shooting was located and arrested by Peoria Police after two days on the loose. The suspect, Rev I. Blakes, was located in the 2300 block of North Knoxville Avenue and arrested by members of Peoria Police Criminal Investigations Division and Special Investigations Division.
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Robbery spree lands Sangamon County man 12-year prison term

PEORIA — A Sangamon County man who pleaded guilty in January to federal charges in connection with a string of robberies at banks and convenience stores in Central Illinois in spring 2021, including the robbery of the Village Pantry in Paxton, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison.
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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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Doug Shaw retires from Peoria School Board, schools renamed

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A power outage did not stop the Peoria Public School Board meeting Friday, as the board retired one of its own. Doug Shaw served on the board since 2016 and did not run for re-election this year. He said being on the board was an experience of a lifetime.
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Peoria Manual hoops legends return home to host high school shootout

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A pair of Peoria Manual girls basketball legends returned home on Thursday afternoon to host a high school hoops shootout at their alma mater. Carla McGhee and Jonelle Polk-McCloud were teammates together at Manual in the 1980s and returned home to share their love of the game and experiences with the next generation.
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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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