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A new resident police officer has moved into the East Bluff.

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A federal arbitrator is ordering the city of Peoria to rehire a police officer fired in 2018 for racially insensitive social media posts.

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Police are investigating after someone reportedly fired a gunshot into a house near the Bradley University campus. 

Three suspects reportedly knocked on the door of a house in the 1400 block of Main on Monday night just before 10 p.m. When the resident opened the door, a suspect pulled out a handgun and fired a shot into the hallway.

The suspects then fled east in a red sedan. No injuries were reported.

The suspects are described as black males between ages 14 and 18. They were wearing large black puffy jackets, black pants. One wore a white knit hat. 

Bradley University President Gary Roberts said there will be "noticeably heightened law enforcement visibility" on and around the campus as crime concerns mount. 

A number of incidents, mostly armed robberies involving handguns, have been reported near the campus. The latest incident last week involved a victim unaffiliated with the university robbed at gunpoint on the sidewalk between Westlake Hall and Bradley Hall. 

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Six children were removed from a Lexington Hills apartment Wednesday after they were found alone.

A Peoria man wanted in connection with a November shooting in South Peoria was arrested Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals.

Tyshan Gayton, 23, was the suspect in a Nov. 1 shooting in an alley behind a house in the 2400 block of W. Malone. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries, but survived.

Gayton fired shots when members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force attempted to take him into custody in the 400 block of E. Republic on Nov. 7.

An Illinois Appellate Court threw out the child pornography conviction of a former Peoria police officer Tuesday.

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A 20-year-old Peoria man faces murder charges in connection with the death of his 6-month-old daughter.

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The suspect in an alleged attempted murder incident in South Peoria has died. 

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The Peoria Police Department is looking for a key witness to a fatal hit-and-run accident over the weekend.

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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.