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A little kindness can go a long way

WAND News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:22
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Saturday is Random Acts of Kindness Day, but residents of the Primrose Retirement Community of Decatur did not want to wait until the weekend.
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3rd case of Legionnaires' disease reported at Quincy vets home

WAND News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:01
QUINCY, Ill. (WAND) - A third person has tested positive for Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy(IVHQ).  
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Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

WAND News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:21
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it discriminates against Muslims because of their religion, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
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Students: Shooting suspect harassed peers, bragged about gun

WAND News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:18
"There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus," Gard told the paper.
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Judge decorates courtroom for Valentine's Day

WAND News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:42
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Love was in the air on Wednesday at the Champaign County Courthouse.
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Substitute teacher out on bond after arrest in Charleston

WAND News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:00
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) – The substitute teacher arrested last week has been released on bond. 
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Hooked: A woman's fight to get clean

WAND News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:47
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Ice meth is sweeping across central Illinois. It’s a highly addictive and dangerous form of meth. WAND-TV’s Meredith Juliet sat down with a woman who got help to battle her addiction from law enforcement in Christian County. 
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Assistant Football coach dead after jumping in front of bullets to save students

WAND News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:04
An assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is being called a hero today.
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Victim in Danville deadly fire named

WAND News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:58
DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Vermilion County Coroner Jane Mcfadden released the name of the man who died in a house fire on Wednesday.  
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Champaign man channeling passion from Olympic chase in coaching

WAND News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 07:06
The 53-year-old accountant will be watching Thursday's Olympic speed skating event from afar, knowing how close he came to the improbable.
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R Bar and Grille offers land, sea and air menu options

WAND News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 23:19
DECATUR, Ill. WAND) - R Bar and Grille is a venture of a former architect. 
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Students buy safety gear for K-9 officer

WAND News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 22:59
WARRENSBURG, Ill. (WAND) – An effort to help protect a K-9 officer ended up succeeding.
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Chicago police plan to file murder charges in officer death

WAND News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 22:39
CHICAGO (WAND) — Chicago police plan on filing first-degree murder charges against the man accused of shooting a police commander.
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Legionnaires' disease discovered at health facility

WAND News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 22:20
CHESTER, Ill. (WAND) – A patient at an Illinois health facility has Legionnaires’ disease.
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Troopers: Man fell asleep at wheel, crashed truck

WAND News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:56
PIATT COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Police say a truck tractor rolled over Wednesday in central Illinois. 
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Head burned in Decatur apartment fire

WAND News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:03
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A fire happened at a Decatur apartment complex on Wednesday. 
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World War II dog tags returned

WAND News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 18:15
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Sterling Wilson spends his free time walking around fields using his metal detector. 
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Valentine's Day proves to be one of the busiest for florist

WAND News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:39
MOUNT ZION, Ill. (WAND) - Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days a year for flower shops, and central Illinois is no exception. 
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Suspected cocaine dealer in McLean County custody

WAND News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:38
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WAND) – A suspected drug dealer is behind bars in the Bloomington area. 
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Jay Scott: Special prosecutor move 'politically motivated witch hunt'

WAND News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:37
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Macon County State's Attorney Jay Scott is speaking out after a push for a special prosecutor was called to review his case.  
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