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A female pedestrian is dead after a hit-and-run accident late Saturday in South Peoria.

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The Peoria Police Department is reminding residents that their lobby can be used as a safe spot to complete online transactions after three armed robberies on Saturday.

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An 8-year-old girl is expected to recover after she was shot in the leg this morning on Peoria's West Bluff.

A homeless Metamora man faces aggravated battery charges in connection with a stabbing Thursday just north of downtown Peoria. 

Police responded to Hancock and Jefferson just after 4 p.m. to find a man with a stab wound to the arm. He was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He's in serious condition as of Friday morning. 

Peoria police arrested 51-year-old Sergio Lopez in connection with the incident. 

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A woman was fatally shot on Peoria's South Side in the city's 20th homicide of 2019.

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The Peoria Police Department has made an arrest in connection with yesterday’s stabbing in the North Valley neighborhood. 

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The Peoria Police Department has made an arrest in the shooting death of 42-year-old Eddie Wren.

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A 42-year-old man is dead after he was shot in the neck Thursday evening in Peoria's East Bluff.

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A Peoria police officer is on administrative leave after returning fire during an incident in the East Bluff early Sunday morning.

The Peoria Police Department is seeking a 26-year-old man for his alleged involvement in Thursday's shooting in Central Peoria.

Police said Jyair Williams is connected to the shooting in the 3100 block of N. Isabell. Williams is considered armed and dangerous.

An adult male was found in a backyard nearby with gunshot wounds. His condition is considered life-threatening.

Thomas Jefferson Primary School and St. Philomena School were briefly locked down after the shooting. 

Williams is 6'2", 162 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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An adult man is in life-threatening condition after he was shot Thursday morning in Central Peoria. 

Peoria police responded to the 3200 block of N. Isabell just after 7:45 a.m. Officers found a vehicle in the 31oo block with gunfire damage. A man seen near the vehicle fled after spotting police.

Witnesses said they saw a suspect vehicle fleeing the area after the shooting, according to police. 

Police spread out to look for the fleeing man. A gunshot victim was found in the backyard of a house in the 31oo block of N. Twelve Oaks. He was taken to the hospital.

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A 14-year-old Peorian faces first degree murder charges in adult court for the June shooting death of 16-year-old Zarious Fair. 

Zaveon Marks faces two counts of first-degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the murder in the 700 block of E. Frye in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood.

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With no discussion, the Peoria City Council recently approved spending more than $47,000 to buy the city's firefighters and police officers some heavy-duty protective gear.

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A Peoria man is dead in the city's 17th homicide of 2019.

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The frustration and anxiety about a recent uptick in violent crime on the East Bluff was palpable during a policing update for the neighborhood on Monday.

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The Peoria Police Department arrested a man in connection with a shooting on the city's South Side early Monday morning.

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A 49-year-old man was shot and killed just before 4 a.m. Monday in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood.

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One person is in the hospital in critical condition after shots rang out along Water Street early Saturday morning.

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The Peoria Police Department arrested a 15-year-old in connection with a shooting Monday on the East Bluff.

Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 400 block of E. Arcadia around 6:30 p.m. A 17-year-old with a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen was found nearby on Peoria Ave. 

On Wednesday, police arrested a 15-year-old male at California and Nebraska in connection with the shooting. Police said he had a loaded handgun on him when he was taken into custody. Police said the gun was stolen. 

Peoria's Harrison Homes residents have a new place to seek assistance.

Located within a former apartment, the Harrison Homes Resource Center will evaluate resident needs and provide appropriate solutions. 

Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III said a civilian city employee assigned to his department will staff the office a few times a week. The goal is to connect residents with a wide range of needed resources, such as transportation.

Two federal lawsuits were filed Wednesday in Peoria after two teenagers with special needs were reportedly dropped off at the wrong location by the CityLift transit service in separate incidents last month.

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The Peoria Police and Fire Departments are not meeting their own goals for hiring more minorities. 

While approximately 30 percent of the city's residents are African-American, only 12 percent of fire department personnel are black. Of 175 personnel, there are 30 minorities and women. 

Peoria Fire Department Division Chief Tony Ardis said the issue is also evident when future promotions are considered. There are 11 African-American fire captains, but Ardis told city council members last night that retirements may come before promotions for many of the captains. 

Local police will permanently have to report data on the race of people they pull over or search under a new law signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker.

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Three people were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident in Central Peoria early Thursday.

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Independence Day got off to a bloody start in Peoria this year, with one person killed in a shooting and several others injured in multiple acts of violence.

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One man is dead and another seriously injured after a shooting in South Peoria early Thursday morning.

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Peoria residents are being asked to register their personal security cameras with the police department.

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A Peoria man is the city’s 12th homicide victim of the year.

Peoria police officers responded to the Harrison Homes about 10:45 p.m. Sunday after receiving a ShotSpotter alert of multiple rounds fired. 

Police found 34-year-old Bronzell Howard with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just before 11:30 p.m. 

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Howard died of traumatic and rapid blood loss caused by the gunshot wounds. He did not believe the shots were fired at close range. 

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A 17-year-old Peoria teenager faces 28 counts of burglary dating back to January after his latest alleged incident. 

Peoria Police Lt. Michael Boland said officers responded to Wal-Mart, 3315 N. University, around 1:25 a.m. Friday. Boland said the teenager forcibly entered the store by smashing through the glass front doors.

Surveillance video shows him entering, stealing items, and quickly leaving, Boland said. 

Officers found evidence nearby and arrested the teenager on E. Republic. 

PEORIA -- Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion said a lack of cooperation from people with information is hindering the investigation into the shooting death of 4-year-old Jeremiah Ward. 

Marion said Thursday that community involvement is vital for police trying to solve crimes. 

"We still have individuals that are not cooperating with the police, and that is what is frustrating for me and the detectives and the officers of the police department that we have a dead 4-year-old, and people are not coming forward," he said. 

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