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  1. Bradley University recognized for use of highway researchRead the original story

    Yesterday | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Federal Highway Administration has recognized Bradley University for its work in integrating new technologies and innovations into the classroom. The private university in Peoria said Friday that the agency recognized its work to use highway research in its classes.


  2. Peoria County court panel reverses man's murder convictionRead the original story

    Thursday May 19 | WAND-TV Decatur

    An appellate court panel has reversed the murder conviction of a man serving a life sentence for a shooting death in Peoria County. The Journal Star reports that the panel ruled this week that the judge should've allowed a Facebook conversation between Robert C. Nunn Jr. and Brandon Mitchell to be used during Nunn's trial.


  3. Central Illinois vets recommend dog flu vaccineRead the original story

    Saturday May 14 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Journal Star in Peoria says multiple cases of a new type of dog influenza have been reported in Bloomington. It's already prompted organizers of the Pooch Parade and Pet Fair in Normal to cancel the May 21 event.


  4. Equipment-maker Caterpillar to locate offices in TucsonRead the original story

    Tuesday May 3 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Heavy equipment-maker Caterpillar Inc. plans to put hundreds of jobs in Arizona with the selection of Tucson as the location of new consolidated offices for the company's mining and technology division. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced the move Tuesday and said the new facility will add 600 jobs to the state's economy over five years.


  5. Caterpillar closing 5 more plants amid low demandRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 28 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Caterpillar Inc. says it will close five more factories - including an Oxford, Mississippi plant - as the Peoria, Illinois-based heavy equipment maker reacts to slowing demand for construction and mining equipment worldwide. The Oxford plant, with 240 employees making metal hose couplings, will continue work into 2017.


  6. NBA's Shaun Livingston donates $1 million to Illinois schoolRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 28 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Journal Star reports Livingston has donated $1 million to help renovate and expand Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria. Livingston graduated from the school's eighth-grade class in 2000.


  7. Bradley Univ. students donate items as they leave for summerRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A Central Illinois university has found a new way to help local people in need as students leave campus for summer break. In a news release Monday, Bradley University in Peoria says students and staff are working on a new initiative called "Trash to Treasure."


  8. Morel hunters go online to see where to go and not goRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Mushroom hunters are getting a heads up online about where they can go to find morels in Central Illinois and where they shouldn't go. The Journal Star reports that messages about the morels are popping up on more and more on mainstream social media venues - joining the morel-specific online message boards that have been around a while.


  9. Bradley University names new crime prevention officerRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Nathan Hayes says he's quickly adjusting to his new job. The Journal-Star reports that the school named Haynes to the position earlier this month as part of an effort to strengthen relationships between students at the Peoria campus and the police.


  10. Logan Co. organization holding Meetings to address HeroinRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    LOGAN COUNTY Healthy Communities Partnership held its first meeting regarding heroin and reducing heroin use in Logan County on Tuesday, February 2. Over 22 agencies met in an effort to develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce heroin use and overdose in Logan County. Chief Jerry Mitchell of the Peoria Police Department also attended the meeting to share the City of Peoria and Peoria County's efforts to combat heroin.


  11. Grant helps Peoria firefighters get new gearRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Pekin Daily Times reports the Illinois American Water Company gave an $800 equipment grant to the city department and the same amount to 10 other volunteer and full-time departments in Peoria and Tazewell counties. The grant almost covers the full cost of four helmets and face masks in Peoria.


  12. Judge says man convicted of murder was fit for trialRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A Peoria County judge has ruled that he didn't err when he found a man accused of murder fit for trial four years ago. Edjuan Payne was found guilty of killing Orvette Davis and sentenced to life in prison in 2012.


  13. Eastern Illinois, Bradley add hoverboard restrictionsRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Add Eastern Illinois University and Bradley University to the growing list of colleges and universities restricting hoverboard use because of concerns about fire danger. Bradley told students on Thursday that they will not be allowed to bring the two-wheeled scooters into the private Peoria university's residence halls, fraternity and sorority houses and a campus apartment complex.


  14. Illinois manufacturing assistance center receives $25M grantRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The funding to the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce and will help small businesses keep up with changing technology. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the grant this week at Bradley University in Peoria where the manufacturing center has its headquarters.


  15. Families sue Illinois animal feed plant after worker deathsRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A central Illinois animal feed plant is facing a lawsuit filed by the families of two workers who died on the job. The Pekin Daily Times reports the wrongful death lawsuit claims Agridyne LLC in Pekin should have provided safety equipment that could have prevented the deaths.


  16. Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapersRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    In endorsing a concealed carry law with stipulations for Illinois in 2013 - Illinois was the last state holdout, the judicial writing was on the wall, by and large we had not seen the O.K. Corral erupt elsewhere - our hesitation was that person with a hair-trigger temperament within immediate reach of an actual trigger. Reportedly something akin to that situation happened in a local commercial parking lot recently when 65-year-old David P. Dwyer of Peoria allegedly became upset with a woman who was waiting for a parking space to open up at Westlake Shopping Center.


  17. 2 people killed in head-on crash near PeoriaRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Authorities responded to the scene at about 4:40 p.m. Monday after a vehicle traveling eastbound on U.S. Route 24 in Bartonville went across the westbound lanes, up an embankment and then across the westbound lanes again before colliding with another vehicle. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.


  18. Woman charged in death of Wisconsin man found in KentuckyRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Bail is set at $100,000 for a Wisconsin woman charged in the death of her boyfriend whose body was found in a box along a road in Kentucky. Forty-four-year-old Rose Marie Kuehni of Prescott appeared in Pierce County court Friday on felony charges of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.


  19. Arrest made in Wisconsin after body found in KentuckyRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Police in northwestern Wisconsin say a person of interest is being held in the death of a man whose body was found in a box along a road in southern Kentucky. Authorities say the body found in Bell County has been identified as 51-year-old Douglas Bailey of Prescott, Wisconsin.


  20. South Dakota St has long, wintry journey to W IllinoisRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Jackrabbits, who at 8-2 are fighting for an FCS playoff spot, were delayed for 10 hours in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota airport on Friday on the way to play Western Illinois, according to spokesman Jason Hove. And once South Dakota State finally got off the plane in Peoria, Illinois to make the 70-mile drive to Macomb, their bus was stuck on the highway for over an hour because of an accident.


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