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Two people reportedly shot in Peoria

PEORIA — Two people were shot Wednesday night on the East Bluff. The double shooting reportedly happened about 6:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Frye Avenue. Police have blocked off the area around Frye and Central avenues.


Bond set at $1.5m for Peoria woman charged in stabbing death

PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) — Bond is set at $1.5 million for a Peoria woman charged in a stabbing death last week in a Peoria park. Jatara Johnson, 29, is charged with first degree murder and aggravated battery in connection with the death of Charee Alexander, 19, also of Peoria, last Thursday near Schmoeg


Peoria Police investigating double shooting

Peoria Police are investigating a shooting near the intersection of Republic and Central. Police said two men were shot, but are expected to be okay. They were both taken to a local hospital.


Man at Peoria apartment fire jumps from balcony, runs from scene

PEORIA, Ill. (1470 WMBD) — Peoria firefighters extinguished a smoky blaze inside an apartment building. The blaze reported Wednesday afternoon was centered in the second floor of a three-story apartment building at Chateau Richelieu at Knoxville and Glen.


Five parked vehicles vandalized in front of South Peoria houses

PEORIA — At least one vandal scratched five vehicles extensively late Monday or early Tuesday along a South Peoria thoroughfare, according to police. An officer was called about 8 a.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of South Madison Park Terrace. There he found a Dodge Durango and a Chevrolet Corvette dam


Easter events in the Peoria area

Bunny Breakfast & Giant Easter Egg Hunt Wildlife Prairie Park. · For more information, visit WildlifePrairiePark.org. · Fun starts at 10 AM with an Easter Egg Hunt in Tower Park, Julie K concert and of course the Easter Bunny!


Man indicted for Taft Homes stabbing

PEORIA, Ill. -- The man accused of fatally stabbing a woman at Taft Homes in Peoria was indicted. Lester Broom, 49 of Peoria, was indicted on a first degree murder charge, for the stabbing death of 58-year-old Shirley M. King. King was pronounced deceased at the scene at 11:32 p.m. Sunday.


Woman arrested for leaving 6-month-old child unattended in locked car

PEORIA — A babysitter was arrested Tuesday after she left an infant locked alone in an automobile for almost two hours, authorities stated. The incident took place about mid-morning in the parking lot of a medical building at 4911 N. Executive Drive, according to a Peoria police report.


Peoria man gets a surprise credit card bill for $15,000

PEORIA — In the mail, a Peoria man was surprised to find a new credit card in his name, with an amount due of $15,000. Monday, Peoria police were contacted by a 42-year-old resident of Far North Peoria. He said that he had received a Capital One bill for a credit card for Cabela's, the outdoor-recre


Nick in the AM: BBQ restaurant to open soon in Campustown

Good morning, troops. It's Wednesday, April 17. Later this month, a new barbecue restaurant is expected to open in Campustown Shopping Center in Peoria. Dac's Smokehouse is to fill space at 1200 W. Main St. occupied most recently by the short-lived Smoky Burgers 'n Frites. Before that, it was home t


Peoria firefighters respond to a fire in a Chateau Richelieu condo

PEORIA, Il - Peoria Fire Department firefighters responded to a fire on the second floor of the Chateau Richelieu condo complex, off the corner of Knoxville and Glen avenue, on Wednesday afternoon.


Family, friends continue search for Alexis Scott throughout Central Illinois

PEORIA - Alexis Scott went missing in September of 2017 and to this day, her whereabouts are still unknown. Not only do Alexis Scott's friends and family want her to come home safe, but in the case she is no longer alive, they want justice for her and her son.


Bond for Jatara Johnson remains at $1.5 million

PEORIA — A woman who surrendered herself to Peoria police on Tuesday after being indicted for murder has appeared before a judge a day later. Jatara N. Johnson, of 428 S. Western Ave., had been indicted on Tuesday for first-degree murder and aggravated battery in connection with an incident at Schmo


Murder Suspect Surrenders to Peoria Police

Peoria police have arrested the woman wanted for stabbing another young woman in large fight last week at Schmoeger Park. 29-year-old Jatara Johnson was wanted in connections with the fatal stabbing of Charee Alexander.


Illinois man dies after vehicle crash

A Barry, Illinois man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Pike County Wednesday night. According to Illinois State Police, 35-year-old Lance Bowen crashed his Jeep Grand Cherokee along Highway 4 just north of El Dara just before 5 p.m.


Luciano: A Peoria teen dies, and a hoax arises

Ever wonder how save-the-children hoaxes get started and go viral?. In the wake of the sad and senseless death of Charee Alexander, we might be getting a first-hand glimpse in Peoria.


Illinois day care workers charged with 'force-feeding' infants

Police on Wednesday charged three women seen in a video force-feeding infants at a day care center. Investigators said surveillance footage from Little People Learning Center in Downers Grove, Illinois, showed the employees giving infants solid food, holding their mouths shut and tilting their heads


ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM: The Unfolding Story Workshop For Adults

Illinois State Museum issued the following announcement on April 10. Join us for a hands-on artist storybook workshop. Tell the story of your family, your life, your dreams, or something completely made-up. Participants will use the very simple design of an accordion book to create a continuous, unf


Police: Others' love triangle sparked melee and fatal stabbing of Charee Alexander

PEORIA — Charee Alexander was fatally stabbed in a violent offshoot of a love triangle involving two other women, police tell the Journal Star. The 19-year-old Peorian was taken off life support Friday, a day after suffering a neck wound during a melee at Schmoeger Park, 3400 N. Western Ave. Police


Fire at Central Peoria condo building causes $50,000 in damage

PEORIA — A fire at a Central Peoria condominium building caused $50,000 in damage, according to a release from the Peoria Fire Department. Firefighters were called to the three-story Château Richelieu building, located at 4900 N. Knoxville Ave., at about 12:18 p.m. on a report of a fire. A person, d