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Erie man charged in drug probe

Suspected cocaine, heroin seized from two locations in the city on Wednesday. Erie County drug investigators charged an Erie man with drug offenses after suspected cocaine and other items were found in an eastside apartment and suspected cocaine and heroin were found on a person believed to be conne

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-01-18 17:35:17

Erie man waives hearing in caregiver assault case

State investigators accused him of causing serious burns to a man in his care at a residential home in the city in June. An Erie man charged by state investigators with inflicting serious burns on a man with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities while caring for the victim in June is facing t

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-01-18 16:48:02

Attempted homicide added in Erie shooting

City man held for court Wednesday on all charges in the January 2017 robbery and shooting. An Erie man accused of shooting another man in a January 2017 robbery that his brother was also charged with participating in is facing trial on charges including an attempted homicide count that prosecutors a

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-01-17 21:14:11

Erie County restaurant inspections: Jan. 11-17

Four Erie-area businesses cited with critical health violations by the Erie County Department of Health. At least once a year, Erie County Department of Health officials inspect all restaurants and stores that sell unpackaged food. Here is a list of violations recorded Jan. 11 through Wednesday. For

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-01-18 19:07:55

Driver gets state prison in Erie hit-and-run

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in the Sept. 29 crash. A motorist was sentenced to state prison on Thursday for driving on a suspended license when he struck a motorcyclist and fled the scene in Erie in September. Paris A. Bishop, 35, received one year and three months to two years and six mont

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-01-18 16:19:26

Erie man waives hearing in December attack

Police accused him of assaulting a woman and preventing her from leaving an East 26th Street residence. An Erie man accused of attacking a woman and preventing her from leaving an eastside residence in December is facing an expanded list of criminal charges. Shawn D. Carson, 34, waived his prelimina

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-01-18 18:14:50

Jury selection starts in Erie homicide case

The four defendants are accused in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Shakur Franklin. The lengthy process of jury selection has started for the homicide trial against four defendants accused in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy. Erie County Judge William R. Cunningham allocated three days for

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-01-17 22:02:40

Erie City Council OK's reduced marijuana possession penalties

The changes make possession of 30 grams of less of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, a summary offense instead of a misdemeanor under certain conditions. Erie City Council has signed off on reducing penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana within city limits. Council on Wednesday nigh

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2018-01-18 05:01:00

Lawyers support man's lawsuit in wrongful murder conviction

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A dozen former prosecutors have filed a brief with the Illinois Supreme Court supporting a man's efforts to sue three police officers and a town over his wrongful conviction for murder. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the brief asks the court to grant Alan Beaman's

WEEK.COM - 2018-01-18 19:39:00

Nick in the AM: Multiple accidents on westbound I-74 in East Peoria

Westbound Interstate 74 in East Peoria was the site Wednesday morning of several multiple-vehicle crashes with injuries, according to the Illinois State Police. The wrecks took place at milepost 98, just east of the Pinecrest Drive interchange, a State Police news release stated. Police are asking d

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 14:22:41

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

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

Smokin' Notes BBQ closes in Peoria

PEORIA - A local barbecue restaurant that had gained popularity during its short time in the Sterling Bazaar shopping plaza was closed by the Illinois Department of Revenue last week. A sign was affixed to the front door of Smokin' Notes BBQ, 3311 N. Sterling Ave., on Jan. 9 stating that the busines

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 16:56:57

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

Nick in the AM: Rumberger's expanding to Downtown Peoria

A familiar, reliable name appears ready to occupy a Downtown Peoria location that's played host to a seemingly endless parade of bars and restaurants. Rumberger's Wings & More is preparing a third Peoria outlet, at 500 Main St. It's expected to open in late February or in March. The new restaurant i


Looking for something to do this weekend?

World War I Speaker Series: Paul Holsinger; 7 p.m. Jan. 18, Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave., Normal; talk on ISU and Normal during war years; free; 309-433-3488. A Year with the Saint John's Bible; Jan. 18, IWU; special events tied to yearlong Ames Library display of Heritage Edition of f

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-01-18 21:00:00

Springfield city employee arrested for alleged prostitution, human trafficking

A Springfield man was arrested Wednesday for prostitution/human trafficking. The Springfield Police Department with help from the United States Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Marcus M. Rouse, 43, of Springfield. Police suspect Rouse to be involved in several incidents where women were

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-01-18 15:19:46

Mendoza to keynote Women's March Saturday in Springfield

State Comptroller Susana Mendoza will be the keynote speaker at the "Women's March to the Polls" rally at noon Saturday at the Abraham Lincoln statue on the east side of the Statehouse. Jennifer Lee of Springfield, co-president of Action Illinois, a progressive group organizing the event, said she e

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-01-18 20:46:17

City man accused of promoting prostitution, human trafficking

A 43-year-old Springfield man was arrested Wednesday on a variety of charges including promoting prostitution and human trafficking. Marcus M. Rouse, of the 2300 block of Ash Street, was arrested by Springfield detectives with the assistance of the United States Marshals Violent Fugitives Task Force

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-01-18 19:33:47

IDOT offering free child car seat checks

September 17-23, 2017 is National Child Passenger Safety Week and authorities are warning about the common mistakes parents make when putting infants in car seats. (WICS) The Illinois Department of Transportation has scheduled several events over the next couple of months where they will be offering

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-01-18 11:07:44