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BREAKING: Suspect of West Oakcrest homicide turns himself in

PEORIA, Ill. - Peoria Police have a suspect in connection to a homicide, that occurred in the area of the 3400 block of West Oakcrest. At 10:35 p.m., on Monday, 29 year-old Melvin D. Wallace turned himself in at the Peoria Police Department. He was interviewed and subsequently arrested for murder. W

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-01-16 16:21:53

Peoria Police respond to 2nd homicide of 2018

PEORIA, Il. - "It does create outrage in our community, we want the violence to stop," said Amy Dotson, of the Peoria Police Department. Monday evening, 29 year old Melvin Wallace was booked in Peoria County Jail for murder after allegedly shooting and killing 19 year old Jamon Lewis at the Lexingto

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-01-16 22:23:14

Peoria Public Schools may finally sell old Greeley School

PEORIA - The old Greeley School may finally be off the auction block. Artist Jonathon Romain submitted the only bid, $30,000, for the long-shuttered school building at 919 NE Jefferson Ave. Romain plans to relocate his current studio from 1919 N. Sheridan Road to Greeley, as well as rent studio spac

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-16 23:56:20

Peoria man turns self in for murder at Lexington Hills Apartments

A 29-year-old Peoria man was arrested late Monday in connection with the city's second homicide of 2018. Melvin Wallace, 29, turned himself in at the Peoria Police Department around 10:35 p.m. Monday following a homicide at the Lexington Hills Apartments. Police then arrested him for murder and tra

WEEK.COM - 2018-01-16 19:28:00

Peoria area MEG board agrees to continue with covert drug unit

PEORIA - After nearly an hour of closed-door discussions Tuesday, the undercover drug unit P-MEG will continue, says its board of directors, thanks to increased "cooperation from some member agencies." Dustin Sutton, the Peoria Heights police chief and the head of the board for the Peoria Multi-Coun

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 02:37:56

Police urge Peoria churches to be 'sheepdogs' after deadly Texas shooting

PEORIA - When a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, last November, witnesses in the congregation said it was "unimaginable." That mentality was the target for Peoria County and city police's House of Worship Safety Training seminar Tuesday evening. "We're try

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 04:29:44

Delavan man imprisoned for knife in jail

A Delavan man will serve a six-year jail term for making a knife in Tazewell County's jail, with alleged intentions to stab a pregnant jail guard. Bryan Arnold, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing contraband in a penal institution, a Class 1 felony punishable by four to 15 years. He had no prio


Peoria teen city's latest homicide victim

PEORIA -- A 19-year-old Peoria man was shot and killed Monday evening by a single gunshot wound to the head, the Peoria County Coroner announced Tuesday. Jamon Lewis, of 1603 NE Glendale Ave., pronounced dead at the scene by Jamie Harwood, at 8:32pm. He was found in an apartment at the Lexington Hil

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-16 16:11:15

Syracuse man rejects 20 years to life in murder of man shot in back last Easter

Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man accused of shooting a murder victim in the back today rejected a plea that would have sent him to prison for 20 years to life. Jovon McGloun, 24, was offered the chance today to accept or reject the plea with trial scheduled for later this month. McGloun was charged a

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-16 17:09:08

Attorney warns city fire dispute could last much longer than hoped

WATERTOWN - The bitter contract dispute between the city and the firefighters' union could last much longer than the year deadline that City Council members hope. Syracuse attorney Nathaniel Lambright, who is representing the Watertown Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 191, warned on Tues

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2018-01-17 08:30:00

'Surprise': After winning appeal, B'ville husband admits killing wife 33 years ago

Syracuse, NY -- Ronald Meadow spent more than three decades denying his role in the 1985 strangulation of his estranged wife in a Syracuse apartment. Meadow, 63, successfully appealed a 2014 murder conviction after new DNA evidence linked him to skin cells found under his dead wife's fingernails. Bu

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-16 19:01:53

Syracuse woman set shirt on fire, left it burning on neighbor's doorstep, police say

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse police say a North Side resident was so upset at a neighbor in her apartment building that she set a shirt on fire and left it burning in front of the other person's apartment door. Bridget Thomas, 32, of 824 Kirkpatrick St., was charged with second-degree attempted arson,


Police ID Syracuse district fire chief injured in 3-vehicle crash

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Police have released the name of the Syracuse district fire chief injured Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash. District Chief Colin Duffy was responding to an emergency on Fitch Street when his city-owned vehicle was hit by a van, said Sgt. David Sackett, of the Syracuse Poli

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-16 17:59:17

2 residents injured in fire on Syracuse's Far West Side

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Two people were injured Tuesday morning after their home on Syracuse's Far West Side caught on fire. The Syracuse Fire Department rushed to 125 Erie St. at 5:32 a.m. after multiple people called 911. Residents living in the two-family home -- along with neighbors -- called for help

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-16 13:08:17

NY state task force: Cutting plastic bag use could mean fees, stricter laws, ban

Syracuse, N.Y. -- A state task force has issued eight possible solutions to the problems caused by the 23 billion plastic bags used in each in New York state. After 10 months of study, the state's Plastic Bag Task Force has offered a range of recommendations, including stronger enforcement of curren

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-16 17:31:49

Could Syracuse remove snow from sidewalks like Rochester does?

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- With a new mayor and new Common Council, Syracuse policy talk has once again turned to the perennial issue of clearing snow from sidewalks. Last week, Mayor Ben Walsh said Syracuse will explore a snow removal program similar to one in Rochester. There, taxpayers fund a multi-milli

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-16 18:12:00

New Holstein man, 19, dies when revolver goes off during gathering

NEW HOLSTEIN - A 19-year-old died Saturday when a .38-caliber revolver he was handling went off and struck him in the head. Brandon Paulson, of New Holstein, has been identified as the victim of the incident, which was reported at 11:42 p.m. at a residence on Calumet County Q, according to the Calum

POST-CRESCENT - 2018-01-16 19:21:59

I-43 crash snarls traffic at Manitowoc-Sheboygan county line

CLEVELAND - Emergency crews were diverting traffic around a crash on Interstate 43 near the Sheboygan County-Manitowoc County line Tuesday morning. The crash, which occurred on the highway's southbound lanes, was expected to block all southbound traffic on the interstate for about two hours, accordi

SHEBOYGANPRESS.COM - 2018-01-16 17:09:19

3,200+ vehicles ticketed during second night of snow plow operation

Milwaukee motorists apparently didn't get the message. The city's first snow plow operation, which mandates that drivers utilize alternate side parking, resulted in 1,835 tickets being issued on the first night. On the second night, parking checkers nabbed 3,231 cars for being on the wrong side of

WISN - 2018-01-16 22:36:00

Sheboygan house fire, Nemak manufacturing plant fire under investigation

SHEBOYGAN - Sheboygan fire officials Monday were still investigating a pair of fires that started around the same time Friday night on different ends of the city. There was no word yet on what caused a north-side house fire on the 1500 block of North Avenue that injured one person and damaged two ho

SHEBOYGANPRESS.COM - 2018-01-15 21:44:39