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Dwindling number of WWII Veterans on Honor Flights

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 18:08
SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WAND)- The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight's 46th flight will take off Tuesday morning, but with only three World War II era veterans.  
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1 dead after rollover crash in Vermilion County

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:51
VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Police say one man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Vermilion County.
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Crossbows welcome for hunting in Illinois

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:47
ILLINOIS (WAND) – Crossbows are now allowed during Illinois’ early deer hunting season. 
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Binny's Beverage Depot coming to Springfield

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:27
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A new liquor store is expected to open in Springfield next month.
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Students remember 9/11 on campus

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:23
URBANA, Ill. (WAND): The majority of current college freshmen were just two years old when terrorists destroyed the twin towers. 
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Police: Man facing drug charge for bringing meth into jail

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:13
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur police say one man is facing a drug-related charge after officers found he had brought methamphetamine into the Macon County Jail.
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State Senator hosting resource fairs for senior citizens

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:52
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - One state lawmaker is hosting a series of resource fairs for senior citizens throughout central Illinois this month.
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Decatur police seize school computer containing explicit video of minors

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:36
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Decatur Police Department announced it seized a school-issued computer that contained an explicit video, which featured two juveniles.
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Fallen Sailor Logan Palmer laid to rest

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:39
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Fallen Navy Sailor Logan Palmer was laid to rest Monday afternoon after a funeral service at Life Foursquare Church. 
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Crash between train, man claims life

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:41
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A man died when he collided with a freight train in Springfield.  
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9/11 Memorial dedication taking place in Decatur

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:28
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur residents are invited to a memorial and dedication for the 9/11 Memorial.  On Monday from 5 - 6 p.m., a time capsule dedication will take place at the Macon County Court. A dedication for the 9/11 memorial will take place at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on the Decatur Shoreline near the Beach House.  The I-Beam from the World Trade Center Twin Towers made it's final journey on Aug. 14. to the 9/11 Memorial location.  Officials also say the beam wil...
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Training available for on-site hurricane help

WAND News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:05
ILLINOIS (WAND) – Illinoisans interested in helping with hurricane relief in person have a chance to train for it. 
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Scovill Zoo hosts Grandparents Day

WAND News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 21:39
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Many grandparents and their grandchildren filled Scovill Zoo for a Grandparents Day.
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Boil order issued for Charleston

WAND News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 21:30
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) - Charleston residents are under a boil order until Monday morning at 11 a.m.
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Annual Farm Crawl connects families with local farmers

WAND News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 21:21
DEWITT COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The 4th annual Farm Crawl allowed families to meet local farmers and learn about how agriculture plays a role in their daily lives.
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A car show that benefits local veteran and honors those fallen

WAND News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 20:20
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A car show to honor those fallen in 9/11 attack.
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Honoring and remembering those who gave their lives to save someone else’s

WAND News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 20:16
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) -  The Effingham community hosted their 4th annual 9/11 Honor Stair Climb. 
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Arrest made in deadly Champaign shooting that took place on September 1st

WAND News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:47
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND)- Champaign police have made an arrest for the deadly shooting that took place on September 1st in 1200 block of N. McKinley Ave. Jaki Pearson of Champaign surrendered to detectives for the murder of 19 year old Brandon Smith. An arrest warrant was issued for 20 year old Pearson on September 4th in connection with the deadly shooting. Pearson is being held on preliminary charges of murder, pending court proceedings later this week.  Bond on the warrant is s...
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Rosamond standoff ends with man in custody

WAND News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:18
ROSAMOND, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Police responded to a stand-off situation on the north side of Rosamond in Christian County Saturday evening.
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Deadly Decatur crash

WAND News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 13:56
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A 52-year-old Springfield man has died after a pickup truck crash. The crash happened right before 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and U.S. Route 36th.
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