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Baby boom: Bloomington police officers spark new generation

BLOOMINGTON - After seeing a post from the Bloomington Fire Department showcasing kids of firefighters, several wives of Bloomington police officers noticed they had something in common. "There were so many of us who were pregnant at the same time," said Heather Fermon. "We realized immediately that

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-01-18 11:00:00

Sheriff's office: At least 1 hurt in 2-car crash on U.S. 51 near Maroa; traffic diverted

FORSYTH - The Macon County Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a 2-vehicle accident that happened just after 11 a.m. near Wise Road and U.S. 51, between Forsyth and Maroa. Sheriff's deputies and officers of the Maroa Police Department were assisting. The Maroa Fire Department also responded. Traffic

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-01-16 18:40:00

Heyworth home destroyed by fire

HEYWORTH (WJBC) - A fire destroys a home northeast of Heyworth. The call came in about 9:20 Tuesday night. That's according to our news-partner WJBC Radio. Authorities say no one was home at the time. Firefighters from Downs, Bloomington Township, and Dale Township provided mutual aid. No one was hu

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-01-17 12:24:14

Luciano: Illinois law sends illegal pedestrian to driving school

In the eyes of the law, Kathleen is an illegal walker. During a misstep while walking from her doctor's office, the 65-year-old got hit by a car. But that's not her main gripe. In the hospital, a cop wrote her a ticket for straying outside a crosswalk. But that's not her main gripe. This is her main

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 21:41:47

Former suspect in Peoria homicide released with no charges

A man once suspected in Peoria's second homicide of 2018 is now out of jail. Charges have been dropped against Melvin D. Wallace, 29. Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady said Wednesday he expected Wallace, who is claiming self-defense in the incident, would be released. Jamon Lewis was killed

WEEK.COM - 2018-01-18 08:02:00

Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people. From Charlotte to Raleigh, North Carolina's f

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-01-18 04:09:40

Peoria firefighter taken from house fire to hospital, possibly with chest pains

PEORIA - Peoria firefighters remained on the scene of a house fire late Wednesday night on East Kansas Street and one firefighter was taken to a hospital, possibly after suffering chest pains. Firefighters were called at 10:17 p.m. to 1004 E. Kansas St., Battalion Chief J.R. Malone said, adding a gr

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-18 06:01:00

Man arrested in latest Peoria homicide likely to be released today

PEORIA - The man arrested in connection with Peoria's latest homicide will not immediately face charges, the county's top prosecutor said. Rather, Melvin D. Wallace, 29, of Peoria, will likely be released from the Peoria County Jail sometime on Wednesday as State's Attorney Jerry Brady said, "there

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 17:50:18

Osseo man accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend and pouring gasoline on her

Osseo (WQOW) - An area man is accused of holding a gun to his girlfriend's head and threatening to kill her. According to the criminal complaint, a woman called police Sunday afternoon and said Robbie Reiner had beaten her sister and poured gasoline on her, at their home on Highway 53 near Osseo. Sh

WQOW - 2018-01-18 01:21:00

UPDATE: Name released in Eau Claire's north side standoff

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Police have released more details surrounding the standoff on Eau Claire's north side Tuesday. According to Officer Bridget Coit, Emmitt Ritter-Simpson, 21, was arrested for battery to law enforcement, resisting arrest, domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery, strang

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-01-17 20:03:00

Eau Claire woman charged in man's death reaches plea deal

Eau Claire (WQOW) - One of the suspects in a drug overdose death in Eau Claire.has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Susan Smith, 66, was accused of supplying a fentanyl patch to Demetrius Simmons, who sold it to Dawn Carreon. She then gave it to a man who died of an overdose. It happened in Dec

WQOW - 2018-01-18 00:23:00

Eau Claire man arrested after standoff, shooting officers with BB gun

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire police said Emmitt Ritter-Simpson, 21, is in jail following a standoff lasting nearly four hours on Tuesday. Police said Ritter-Simpson was shooting members of his family with a BB gun in a trailer at Maples Mobile Home Park on Western Ave., around 2:30. Police said vi

WQOW - 2018-01-17 21:03:00

Eau Claire man charged with fleeing from officers

A 52-year-old Eau Claire man accused of hit and run and fleeing from officers twice is facing multiple charges. Eric G. Paquette, 707 Jones St., was charged Wednesday in Eau Claire County Court with two felony counts of attempting to flee a traffic officer and five misdemeanor charges: two counts ea

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2018-01-18 00:00:00

Alleged child abuse case in Chetek reaches plea deal

A Chetek woman was put on two years' probation Thursday, Jan. 11, in Barron County Circuit Court, after pleading guilty to a pair of amended misdemeanor charges in connection with a felony child abuse case, Barron County Circuit Court documents said. Jami L. Sonnenberg, 24, pleaded guilty to reduced

CHETEKALERT.COM - 2018-01-17 15:49:00

Eau Claire elementary school's outdoor recess policy during cold weather

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Although it was bright and sunny out on Wednesday, schools in the Chippewa Valley have been dealing with the recent bitter cold. One question local principals address everyday, multiple times a day, revolves around recess for kids and when it becomes too cold to be outside for an

WQOW - 2018-01-18 02:01:00

Influenza outbreak not plaguing Eau Claire Area School District

As the number of influenza cases tick up in schools across the country, Eau Claire area schools aren't experiencing a big outbreak. News 18 reached out to the school district to see if they're seeing more kids out sick because of illness. They told us the numbers district wide are comparable to last

WQOW - 2018-01-18 01:38:00

Man fatally shot during break-in at Tacoma home

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 24-year-old man was shot and killed during a break-in at a Tacoma home. KING-TV reports that a 23-year-old woman called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to report that two men had broken into her home on Steel Street South. Police say that the woman said her boyfriend had been s

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-01-17 15:31:45

1 hurt after Tacoma shooting, police say

A 29-year-old woman was wounded during a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Tacoma, according to police. The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. near the intersection of South Union Avenue and Center Street, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. The 29-year-old suffered facial injuries and was taken

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 01:41:00

2 employees arrested after stealing $13,000 in merchandise from Federal Way business

The following is a sample from the Federal Way Police crime log: Repeat offenders: At 3:57 p.m. Jan. 15, the manager of the Hong Kong Market on 21st Avenue Southwest reported juvenile males entering the store and stealing beer on Jan. 8 and Jan. 12. He believes the same males are responsible for bo

FEDERALWAYMIRROR.COM - 2018-01-17 12:30:00

Tacoma woman suffers facial injuries in shooting outside gas station

TACOMA, Wash. - A 29-year-old woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a shooting outside the Arco station at the intersection of Center and S. Union on Wednesday evening, Tacoma police said. Police spokesperson Loretta Cool said the woman had facial injuries, thought it wasn't immediately cl

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-01-18 02:49:44