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Pearl Harbor survivor calls Decatur home

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:23
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -  Brenda Eisel was just 2 1/2 years old, but she still remembers December 7, 1941 like it was yesterday.
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Phone scammer claims victim missed jury duty

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:09
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A phone scammer claims to represent police and tries to get money from victims, officers say.
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Military dad surprises daughter in school

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:44
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) – A second-grade student in Mattoon got a Christmas surprise when her military dad came home early.
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Man gets probation for drug conviction

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:42
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A judge is giving a man a second chance after a drug conviction.
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Teutopolis saving for a new town hall

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:30
TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. (WAND) - Teutopolis officials are considering purchasing a new town hall. 
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Adult & Teen Challenge Illinois considers reopening Lincoln Springs Resort

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:23
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) - A Charleston recovery program is helping with long term care for its clients.
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Pearl Harbor ceremony held in Decatur

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:19
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony was held in Decatur Friday morning.
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Wanted suspects identified in Champaign shooting

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:27
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Three wanted suspects have been identified in a shooting on Hickory St. that left a woman with life-threatening injuries.
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1 killed in Peoria police chase

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:04
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Peoria police say one person was killed when a stolen vehicle sped away from an officer and crashed.
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Decatur woman robbed at gunpoint in her driveway

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:48
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A Decatur woman had a gun put to her back as she stepped out of her car in her own driveway.
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Lincoln officer hit by a car

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:34
LINCOLN, Ill. (WAND) - A Lincoln police officer was hit by a car Thursday night.
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Slumberland, Parent Help Line look for families needing bed donations

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:46
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Slumberland and Parent Help Line at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital are looking for families in need of bed donations.
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Oreana Christmas Festival planned this weekend

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:25
OREANA, Ill. (WAND) - Oreana is celebrating its Christmas Festival this weekend.
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Mattoon to hold Light up the Night Parade

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:06
MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - Mattoon is holding its Light up the Night Parade Friday night.
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Pearl Harbor ceremony to be held in Springfield

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:49
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The 77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack is being recognized in Springfield.
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Police: Man charged with driving while on drugs

WAND News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:43
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) - A Greenup man is facing meth charges after Charleston police said he was driving  while under the influence of drugs.
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Glenn Beck donates money to Lincoln library foundation

WAND News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 23:46
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A gift from broadcaster Glenn Beck’s foundation is mean to pay a debt the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum owes. 
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Warrior Project builds confidence, inspires students

WAND News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 22:49
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — Terrel Williams is a warrior, fighting battles both seen and unseen.
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Water level drops in Lake Decatur

WAND News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 22:00
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – The water level in Lake Decatur has dropped because of an issue with a dam gate.
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Teacher's criminal sexual conduct leads to prison time

WAND News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 20:08
STOCKBRIDGE, Mich. (WAND) – A former teacher who sexually assaulted a teen is going to prison.
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