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ISP looking into deadly crash in Massac County

WAND News - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 16:12
MASSAC COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a person on Interstate 24 Sunday morning.
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"Blessing of the Bikes" kicks off riding season

WAND News - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 16:11
CLINTON, Ill. (WAND) - Motorcycle riders from across central Illinois made a stop in Clinton on Sunday to kick off the riding season in a unique way.
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National Library Week celebrated in Champaign

WAND News - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 12:12
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting nearly 40 events, giveaways, and more through April 15.
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Like Walker, like son: AAU gives glimpse of Rodney-RJ duo

WAND News - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 01:16
PEORIA -- The Sean Livingston Showcase brings in AAU teams from all across the region, including Rodney Walker's Decatur-based Sky Ice teams, which are located throughout the state. One of those teams has an extra level of importance for Walker, and not just because he coaches it. His namesake is the team's star. Click the video above to hear Eisenhower's varsity coach ...
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Free storm spotter classes ending soon

WAND News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 18:02
The National Weather Service will be traveling to Beardstown and Monticello this upcoming week.
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Firefighters practice wide range of safety drills in Clinton

WAND News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 16:44
CLINTON - Firefighters from across central Illinois gathered in Clinton on Saturday to participate in various safety drills and training exercises.
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1 dead in Saturday Pana fire

WAND News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 15:45
PANA - The Pana Fire Department is investigating a deadly fire that happened on the city's southeast side Saturday morning.
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Friday night crash on IL-111 claims one life

WAND News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 12:11
MACOUPIN COUNTY - Illinois State Police say one man is dead and a portion of Illinois 111 was temporarily left without power after a single-vehicle crash Friday night.
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Monticello police investigating fraudulent charges

WAND News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 11:43
MONTICELLO - The Monticello Police Department is investigating multiple reports of fraudulent transactions at a local restaurant.
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Last average frost and freeze dates

WAND News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 23:34
CENTRAL ILLINOIS - A frosty start to Saturday is expected across the area. This is not out of the ordinary as the final average frost date isn't until next week across much of the area.  The average last freeze date for the area is this week.
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Frost Advisory Friday night into Saturday Morning

WAND News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 23:29
CENTRAL ILLINOIS - A clear sky, dry air and light wind will lead to a chilly Friday night and Saturday morning. Temperatures are expected to dip into the middle 30s across east central Illinois. Patchy frost is possible, so if you have any plants outdoors either bring them in or cover them up. The chilly air will be short lived as temperatures warm into the 70s Saturday and Sunday afternoon. 
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New face of DPS 61

WAND News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:53
DECATUR- Friday it was an opportunity for WAND to meet and greet one on one with the new leader of Decatur schools. Dr. Paul Fregeau will begin his job as Superintendent July 1st. 
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New bill aimed at lowering ATM fees

WAND News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:50
Springfield- It's becoming increasingly expensive to use an ATM. A new bill is trying to change that.  
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Driver who hit produce stand facing DUI charges

WAND News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:12
Decatur police arrested a man after he slammed into a produce stand on Monday afternoon. 
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Former U of I student sentenced to 10 years for death of newborn son

WAND News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:04
A former University of Illinois student will spend the next 10 year in prison for the death of her newborn son. 
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Arrest made in Danville shooting

WAND News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:41
The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a 31-year-old who was wanted for an April shooting. 
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Frost to threaten vegetation overnight

WAND News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:40
Temperatures are expected to drop into the middle 30s in east central Illinois.
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Piatt County Mental Health Center receives $1000 dollars from 3 Degree Guarantee

WAND News - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 23:45
DECATUR - March has come to an end and this month Piatt County Mental Health Center was the charity selected for Chief Meteorologist JC Fultz's 3 Degree Guarantee. JC and the weather team got 20 out of 23 days correct for an accuracy of 85%, meaning Piatt Co. Mental Health Center will receive $1,000 dollars! 
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A chilly Friday morning

WAND News - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 23:25
CENTRAL ILLINOIS – Clouds have cleared and a brisk northwesterly flow is helping to pump in cooler air. Air temperatures will dip into the lower to middle 30s, with wind chill values into the middle 20s by Friday morning. Make sure to grab a heavy jacket, gloves, stocking caps and your shades before you head out to work or school.   
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Lifeline Budget passes the House

WAND News - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 19:53
Springfield- After a more than two hour long heated debate, the Lifeline Budget passed the Illinois House. 
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