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Man arrested after beating pregnant woman

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:15
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A man his behind bars after battering a woman who is two months pregnant. 
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9 Lives recalls some cat food products

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:04
(WAND) – A popular cat food has is on the recall list, according to the Food and Drug Administration. 
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Adam Lopez indicted on additional charge of financial exploitation

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:04
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Springfield School Board Vice President Adam Lopez has now been indicted on an additional charge of financial exploitation of a person with a disability.
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Hospital releases community health assessment needs

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:43
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Taylorville Memorial Hospital released their plan to better address community health issues.
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Shop with a Sheriff taking 46 needy kids on holiday shopping spree

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:28
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - 46 children will be shopping with the Macon County Sheriff's Office Wednesday night for Shop with a Sheriff.
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Mini horses help Millikin students unwind from finals

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:17
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Miniature horses were at Millikin University Wednesday morning to help students destress from finals.
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Men accused in mosque attack face federal trial in Minnesota

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:50
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three members of an Illinois militia group accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque will have their federal cases consolidated for trial in Minnesota.
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Tampons recalled for unraveling issue

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:23
(WAND) - Tampons are being recalled, because of a product defect.
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Macon Co. Clerk has no authority to change results of sheriff's race

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:45
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The Macon County Clerk said he has been told he does not have the authority to change the results of the close county sheriff's race.
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Appeals court overturns man's molestation conviction

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:53
RANTOUL, Ill. (WAND) - An appeals court has overturned a Rantoul man's convictions for molesting girls.  Larry Hayden, 52, will appear before a judge again. 
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Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program.
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Deputy Chief retires after 24 years of service

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:29
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - On Tuesday, Deputy Chief Joe Gallo retired from the Champaign Police Department.  According to the Champaign Police Department, Gallo served the community for 24 years.  
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K9 officer set to get new gear

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:23
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) - The Charleston Police Department's K9 Kye is getting a body armor donation.  The department says, K9 Kye will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from a non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9's, Inc. 
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Family working to help others fighting substance abuse

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:11
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- In June of 2017 Ellen and Lowell Mennenga lost their son to an overdose.  The Mennenga's say, their son Robb was a loving, caring and incredible person, but he struggled with substance abuse since he was a teenager. 
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US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:00
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast.
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Business owner pays for layaway items

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:58
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) -- While many are worrying about paying bills this holiday season and budgeting their money to buy Christmas gifts, Santa Clause came early to Walmart in Champaign.  
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Investment board considering Airbnb anti-Israel review

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:56
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Investment Policy Board is scheduled to meet for the first time since Gov. Bruce Rauner called for an investigation into Airbnb's lodging-listings policy toward the occupied West Bank.
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Man's prison sentence upheld in wife's drowning death

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:48
MT. ZION, Ill. (WAND) - An Illinois appellate court has upheld the 45-year prison sentence for a Mt. Zion man convicted of killing his wife.
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Macon Co. seeks public feedback on unmet mental health needs

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:33
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Macon County Mental Health Board is looking for feedback on how to provide the best mental health service to the community. 
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United Way funds help recover St. John's Breadline truck

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:50
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - United Way funds will be used to help recover the Catholic Charities St. John's Breadline truck after it was totaled in a car accident.
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