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Sheriff pushes for eighth four-year term

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 22:04
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – Vermilion County’s sheriff is looking to serve an eighth term in office. 
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No confidence vote in police chief leads to meeting

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:47
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Springfield’s police union is planning to meet with the city’s chief after taking a vote of no confidence. 
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2 arrested in marijuana, weapon bust

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:46
LINCOLN, Ill. (WAND) – Two people are behind bars after a marijuana bust in the Lincoln area. 
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Mobile Home owners getting free smoke detectors

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 18:29
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): Fire officials are giving away smoke detectors on Saturday.
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Grant to help people with sight disabilities hear news

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 18:04
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – People with sight disabilities in Illinois could soon gain access to radio technology. 
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Public places votes on district makeover

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 17:03
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A Springfield public school overhaul project is taking another step.
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New details released about sexual assault, robbery case

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 14:46
CARLINVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Police have released more details about a recent sexual assault and robbery case.  
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Suspect arrested for attempted kidnapping

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:53
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - Police in Urbana have arrested a man for an attempted child abduction.  
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Hundreds of students had hands-on learning with nature

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:33
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Illinois E.P.A. funds the Dive In program for students, which gets them out of the classroom and into nature. 
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Daughter honors father by holding wedding at hospital

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:28
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – When Emily Kren dreamed of her wedding day, it probably didn’t include a ceremony inside a hospital chapel. 
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I-TEAM: 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers recalled

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:07
Decatur, Ill (WAND) – One person has died, with nearly 400 reports of other incidents, caused by defective Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
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Victims named in Halloween double homicide

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:00
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – The names of the victims killed in a Halloween homicide have been released by the Macon County Coroner’s Office.
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3 to face charges in Halloween crash, chase

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:31
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Macon County Sheriff's Office have released two of the three names for those arrested after a crash and chase on Halloween.  
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More than 40M fire extinguishers that may not work recalled

WAND News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:33
DETROIT (AP) — More than 40 million fire extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled because they might not work in an emergency. 
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Bookstores to close after company sales take hit

WAND News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 23:29
ILLINOIS (WAND) – Two Illinois bookstores will close down after a company announced it's shutting its doors.
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School accused of abusing child; mother 'furious'

WAND News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 23:14
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A Decatur mother is accusing teachers of abusing her 3-year-old son at school. 
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Navy: 'Overconfidence' caused deadly ship crash

WAND News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:35
WASHINGTON (WAND) – The U.S. Navy says crew error helped cause a ship collision that killed an Illinois soldier. 
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Double murder suspect behind bars

WAND News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 21:27
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A man is behind bars as police investigate a double murder in Decatur. 
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Task force aims to cut down opioid deaths

WAND News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 20:11
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – An event in Decatur looked to draw attention to a growing drug abuse problem. 
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U of I, Israeli school begin research partnership

WAND News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 19:52
ILLINOIS. (WAND) - An Illinois university is starting a partnership with an Israeli college. 
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