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Hate crimes directed toward Asian Americans have spiked sharply over the past year. After last week's shootings in Atlanta, the issue is under a magnifying glass.

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One man is dead and another was critically injured after a shooting Monday afternoon in Peoria.

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A Peoria County Jail corrections officer is hospitalized with severe injuries after reportedly being attacked by a detainee Thursday morning.

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A Peoria man has been booked for attempted murder after a man was found shot in his vehicle in a Limestone Township liquor store parking lot.

Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said deputies found a 26-year-old man with several gunshot wounds in a vehicle in the Laramie Liquors parking lot just before 10:45 p.m. Sunday.

The man was taken to OSF St. Francis Medical Center with serious injuries.

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A man is dead and a suspect in custody after a shooting Saturday evening in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood.

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A Galesburg man faces murder charges after an arson fire killed one person and left another seriously injured.

On Sunday, the Galesburg Fire and Police Departments responded to a house fire at 261 Pine St. A 50-year-old man was found outside the house. He was transported to the hospital with burn injuries, and later transferred to a burn unit.

Katrina Hainline, 60, was found dead inside the house after the fire was brought under control.

Police said the fire was intentionally set. Donald Denniston, 38, faces a first-degree murder charge and aggravated arson charges.

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Elevate Trampoline Park will discontinue Saturday teen nights at all Illinois locations following a large fight at its North Peoria location last Saturday.

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The Peoria Police Department is investigating after a large fight broke out Saturday night at Elevate Trampoline Park.

Bond has been set at $1.5 million for Michael Dyer on two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a Peoria man last week.

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The Peoria Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of Jeffrey Blevins.

Michael Dyer, 58, was arrested on charges of first-degree murder on Tuesday in Decatur, where he was being held in the Macon County Jail on unrelated charges.

Blevins was found dead in a vehicle in the 8300 block of North Knoxville last Friday. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said he was shot once in his upper body, likely dying instantly.

Dyer was transferred to the Peoria County Jail.

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A Knox County man faces charges of holding a woman against her will and torturing her for four days at his house.

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A Galesburg woman faces first-degree murder charges after allegedly killing her 7-year-old daughter with a knife.

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UPDATED 3:15 p.m. | Authorities investigating a fatal shooting in Peoria are asking for the public's help in finding anyone who recently did business with the victim.

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UPDATED 4:50 p.m. | Peoria Police say a man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Peoria woman whose body was found Thursday in East Peoria.

Authorities say Christopher J. Sanders, 42, was arrested in connection with the death of Mona Ellison on Thursday evening in the village of New Baden, Ill., 30 miles east of St. Louis.

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Peoria and East Peoria police are investigating the death of a 50-year-old woman as a homicide.

A 23-year-old Peoria man faces several felony charges after an armed robbery at a West Peoria gas station on Wednesday morning.

UPDATE 3 p.m. Monday | 19-year-old Tyrhon Erving, 19, of Peoria was the victim in Saturday night's fatal shooting at the Hollow Creek Apartments.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says Erving suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body, and likely died instantly.

Peoria police arrested three men in connection for first degree murder and armed robbery in connection with the shooting.

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Officers responded to a call of a man down at Monroe and Lavaille just after 8 p.m.

The man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said a group was gathered inside a house when an argument broke out, ultimately leading to the shooting. The suspect ran away before police arrived.

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A 29-year-old Peoria man faces first-degree murder charges in connection with a fatal weekend shooting.

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Peoria police are investigating after a suspect reportedly fired shots at a plainclothes officer in South Peoria.

The former Tazewell County public guardian's law license is suspended after a state regulatory authority determined he misused funds in that role for his own personal benefit.

UPDATE 3:30 PM: The Amber Alert was canceled after authorities found Noah DelHotal safe.

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The Peoria Police Department is investigating a homicide in Central Peoria.

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A Peoria man who was shot Monday night while driving on North Knoxville Avenue has died.

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East Peoria Commissioner Mike Sutherland said he's offering a "personal bounty" of $200 to people who report political sign vandalism or theft in the city to the police.

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A 22-year-old man faces charges after leading police across several Tazewell County communities in pursuit of a stolen RV.

The Pekin Police Department said John J. Lewis stole an RV in Groveland on Tuesday afternoon. It was spotted headed north on Route 29 near Twin Lakes. The North Pekin and Creve Coeur police departments followed Lewis as he turned onto Wesley Road, then headed south onto Route 29 into Pekin.

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Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell fired two of his deputies Tuesday after they were accused of theft in separate incidents.

Deputy Joshua Carr allegedly took another person's gift bag Sept. 27 from the Tavern on Prospect in Peoria. The theft was later reported by the victim, Asbell said.

A judge sentenced 15-year-old Zaveon Marks to 45 years in prison Tuesday for the murder of 16-year-old Zarious Fair in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood last summer.

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A Fulton County man is charged with the murder of a woman in their home on Sunday.

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A $750,000 federal grant will expand anti-trafficking efforts in 46 central Illinois counties.

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