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Logan Palmer's family offering public visitation and funeral

WAND News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 00:21
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- Logan Palmer's family has announced public visitation and funeral times. The public visitation for Logan Palmer will be held Sunday from 4-8 PM at Life Foursquare Church, located at 2954 W Ash Ave. in Decatur. The public funeral will be held at the church on Monday at 10 AM. There are other times being held for close family and friends, but they ask that the public come at the designated times and respect the families privacy.  Logan Palmer was one of 10 sa...
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Feed My Starving Children event brings community together

WAND News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 14:09
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Tabernacle Baptist teamed up to packed thousands of meals for starving people around the world. 
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Salvation Army offers emergency disaster training

WAND News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 14:02
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - With natural disasters like hurricanes filtering the country, the Decatur Salvation Army held an emergency services training Saturday. 
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Joliet man arrested in fraudulent check scam

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 22:55
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur police have arrested one person in connection with a fraudulent check scheme that affected two central Illinois Farm & Fleet stores.
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Decatur residents help pack thousands of meals for those in need

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 22:35
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Hundreds of Decatur residents teamed up to help feed thousands of starving children on Friday.
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Fallen Navy Sailor Logan Palmer finally home

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 20:41
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Nearly three weeks after a Navy ship collided with an oil tanker near Singapore, Logan Palmer, one of the ten sailors who died in the crash, is finally back home. 
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Arcadia: America's playable arcade museum

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 19:55
MCLEAN, Ill. (WAND)-Some say, no childhood is complete without at least one visit to an arcade. One man is determined to keep that experience around for kids, and kids at heart for years to come. "I want this be an arcade mecca. I want every building in this downtown to be filled with arcade games of some sort of theme,” says John Yates the owner and creator or Arcadia. “I want people when they think of arcades, I want the first thing in their mind to be McLean Illi...
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Springfield police investigating September 7 burglaries

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 19:51
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Springfield Police Department needs your help in its investigation into a series of burglaries that happened to several businesses during the early morning hours of September 7.
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Waverly man facing additional charges in deadly stabbing

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 19:45
WAVERLY, Ill. (WAND) - A 33-year-old man arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a Waverly woman is facing additional charges.
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Non-profit organization says farewell to longtime employee

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 19:10
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - After 17 years of being an impactful and important employee at Independence Pointe, Lori Brown is starting a new chapter in her life. 
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EIU students gather to walk and speak out against recent D.A.C.A policy

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 18:49
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) - A group of Eastern Illinois University students, faculty and Charleston community members gather to rally against the new D.A.C.A policy.
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Hundreds attend Seniorama in Decatur

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 17:34
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Hundreds of people came out to the 28th annual Seniorama in Decatur Friday afternoon.
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Scovill Zoo receives AZA Accreditation

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:44
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Scovill Zoo has received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' independent Accreditation Commission.
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Female officer to join investigations unit

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:41
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): Amy Petrilli isn't the type of person to give up easily. 
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Christian County law enforcement makes 7 drug-related arrests

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:38
PANA, Ill., (WAND) - The Pana Police Department, Christian County Sheriff's Office, and Central Illinois Enforcement Group have made seven arrests in connection with recent drug investigations.
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Champaign Fire Department to use unmanned aerial systems

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:17
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - The Champaign Fire Department has announced it is planning on utilizing unmanned aerial systems in a variety of emergency situations.
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Decatur Fire Battalion Chief retiring after 28 years of service

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:03
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The Decatur Fire Department celebrated the retirement of one of their own during a "walk-out" ceremony on September 8.  
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Christensen's lawyers released from Yingying case

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:01
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND): A major change today for case against the accused kidnapper of the visiting U of I scholar.
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Mattoon man arrested for sexual assault of children

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 15:49
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - The Mattoon Police Department says a 29-year-old man has been arrested on multiple sexual assault charges.
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U of I Board of Trustees discuss "war chant" in closed session

WAND News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 15:40
URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - The University of Illinois Board of Trustees discussed the decision to discontinue "war chant" music at the institution's athletic events on Thursday.
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