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2 arrested for pizza delivery driver robbery

WAND News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:17
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Police have arrested two people for their role in robbing a pizza delivery driver just last week.
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Man arrested for 'whipping' children with belt

WAND News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:59
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - Police in Mattoon say they've arrested a man on preliminary charges of aggravated battery to a child.  
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Police investigating after woman shot in neck

WAND News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:43
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Police in Springfield need help identifying the person responsible for shooting a woman in the neck. 
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4 arrested for stabbing outside Lanphier High School

WAND News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:47
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Police arrested four people for a recent stabbing outside Lanphier High School over the weekend.
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Active shooter preparation

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:47
MT. ZION, Ill. (WAND) - Numerous church leaders gathered at Midwest SWAT Academy on Monday night.  The informational seminar geared towards Active Shooter situations within a place of worship. Mark Scanton and Jeffery DeVore talked about information for church leaders to start thinking about when it comes to taking the proper steps in protecting their congregation.  Scanton says, people get mixed emotions about the active shooter topic. He says, th...
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Fitness station opens in Decatur park

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:09
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Decatur locals have a new place to get in shape in the city.
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Shoplifting suspect charged with using purse in theft

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:45
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Police say they arrested a shoplifting suspect accused of putting stolen items into her purse. 
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Police: Facial recognition software solved theft case

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:07
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Police say technology helped them make a shoplifting arrest in Macon County. 
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Decatur church helps keep kids warm

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:11
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church is handing out knitted winter hats to kids. The church has knitted hats for years and has made over 850 hats. 
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Truck tractor avoids UPS truck, jackknifes

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:58
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A truck tractor semi-trailer jackknifed on an Illinois highway, forcing police to close the area. 
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Tower Hill thefts took place over 6 years

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:16
Tower Hill, Ill (WAND) – WAND News has learned thefts from the Village of Tower Hill took place over a period of six years before they were discovered.
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Highway named after soldier killed in Vietnam

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:28
"This keeps Gary alive in our memory," the fallen soldier's sister said.
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Save the Chautauqua

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:29
SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Built in 1903, the Chautauqua is a large 20-sided wooden building. Inside, there is a large central stage and many benches for an audience. 
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Historic Shelbyville Public Library

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:02
SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - In the early 1900s, the city of Shelbyville received a grant from Andrew Carnegie to build the library that still stands today. 
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Goat Tower attracts visitors from all over

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:01
SHELBY COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Built from 5,000 bricks and 276 wooden steps, the goat tower is home to six friendly goats. 
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Yingying's family heads back to China

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:58
URBANA, Ill. (WAND): Yingying Zhang's family heads home Monday.
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Possible bomb discovered in Champaign business

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:42
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – Police are still working to figure out who left a possible bomb in a Champaign business. 
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Meridian students collect canned goods, cash

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:40
Middle Schoolers hauled boxes of canned goods and cash to the Blue Mound food pantry Monday.
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Police respond to Eisenhower High School

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:23
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur Police Department officers were called to Eisenhower High School for a possible weapon at the school on Monday. 
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2 dead in Cumberland County crash

WAND News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:15
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Two people are dead after a crash in Cumberland County, according to Illinois State Police.  
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