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Peoria police have arrested the woman wanted for stabbing another young woman in large fight last week at Schmoeger Park.

Woman Stabbed in Large Fight at a Peoria Park

Apr 12, 2019

Peoria Police are investigating a stabbing Thursday at Schmoeger Park.

One man is in custody and Peoria police are searching for a second following a Tuesday evening armed robbery and car chase.

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Two young men police believe are adults were shot and killed over night.

Peoria police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 80-year-old man.

A 43-year old Peoria man is the city’s latest homicide victim. Jerrimic Booker died early Wednesday morning at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Peoria authorities are investigating a fatal shooting last night. Peoria police were called to the 800 block of Northeast Monroe just before 9:30 p.m. on the report of a subject down. Officers located an adult female with life-threatening injuries in the rear of a residence.

Peoria Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened about 11:00 last night on North Hanssler Court.

Peoria Police are investigating a fatal car accident at the entrance of Glen Oak Park.

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A woman is facing murder charges following a stabbing in a central Peoria parking lot.

Peoria Evaluates Cost of 2019 Cuts and Fees

Nov 6, 2018


The City of Peoria could be making personnel cuts to its police and fire departments for the first time in years. Other areas will take cuts too and the city is considering new fees as it faces a $6 to $7-million deficit next year.

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Area Police Officers are getting a new five-ounce piece of equipment to wear on their uniforms starting Friday. The first group of 20 to 30 officers were fitted and receiving training to wear the cameras.

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Peoria police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman. Authorities say Miranda Shelton is bi-racial with light complexion. She is 5-foot-8-inches and weighs approximately 180 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

The Peoria Police Department wants to make sure your Halloween is full of treats and not tricks. The city’s official trick-or-treat hours are 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. In preparation for the annual beggar’s night, Peoria police have issued a variety of safety tips for participants, homeowners and motorists.

Peoria Continues to Negotiate Projected Deficit

Oct 24, 2018

  The City of Peoria will have fewer firefighters and policemen next year. But it will be through voluntary retirement, not city imposed layoffs.

The city council Tuesday night unanimously voted to establish a voluntary separation incentive. It allows older public safety employees to retire earlier than anticipated and still participate in the city’s healthcare plan for several years.

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Officials have identified the Peoria man killed in a weekend shooting. 49-year-old Michael W. Jackson died Saturday evening at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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A Peoria man is in custody in connection with the weekend death of Thomas Whitby. 39-year-old Daniel Jablonski was arrested for First Degree Murder Saturday.

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Peoria police have made an arrest in connection with a Labor Day Weekend shooting. 22-year old Jamal J. Younger was arrested Monday afternoon for First Degree Murder in the death of Jordan Allison.

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A Peoria Heights man found in a detached garage Sunday night died after suffering multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says the death of 62-year-old William K. Edwards is being investigated as a homicide. Edwards was pronounced dead early Monday morning.

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48-year-old Eric Hollis was arrest Wednesday evening after he surrendered to Peoria Police. Police remained at bay for about three hours before his arrest.

A former Peoria police officer who was fired for inappropriate social media use says the posts were protected under the First Amendment.

The National Weather Service says high temperatures in the middle to possibly upper 90s Saturday through Monday will lead to potentially hazardous conditions statewide, especially for elderly people and those with pre-existing health conditions.

Peoria Police To Take Up Residency at Mall

May 10, 2018

The Peoria Police Department and Northwoods Mall are teaming up in a proactive move at the start of summer.


The Police Department is opening a substation on the upper level of the mall near Sears. The space for the satellite police station is being provided rent-free.


It’s a move that comes after a couple of highly publicized fights in the common part of the mall outside one of the main youth attractions.


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Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell is abruptly stepping down. Mitchell says he is retiring after more than 27 years on the Peoria Police Department.

Coroner: Number of Bullet Wounds Not a Surprise

Feb 2, 2018
Daryl Scott / Peoria Public Radio

  The preliminary autopsy for Daniel O. El shows he was shot 16 times. El was shot in an exchange of gunfire with Peoria Police after he fled a traffic stop.

Peoria Police Involved in Fatal Shooting

Feb 1, 2018
Daryl Scott / Peoria Public Radio

A routine traffic stop resulted in a police chase that has left a Peoria Heights man dead and an officer wounded. Three Peoria Police Officers were involved in the fatal shooting, days after six officers were cleared in last September’s fatal shooting of Eddie Russell Jr.


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The Peoria Police Department is issuing a ‘buyer beware notice’ to crack cocaine users. A new form of fentanyl laced in rocks of crack is responsible for the deaths of two people Tuesday, contributed to the death for a third, and has one man in critical condition.

Peoria Man Killed An East Bluff Shooting

Nov 22, 2017

32-year-old Terry Linwood Jr of Peoria was killed in the shooting in the city's East Bluff Tuesday night.

Peoria Police were called about 10:45 p.m. with reports of an armed man running down the street in the 1100 block of East Gift. Additional calls reported a man yelling in the street. Police located the shooting victim in the 1200 block of East Virginia.

Linwood was transported to a Peoria hospital from the scene critically wounded. The Peoria County Coroner says Linwood died overnight, likely from severe bleeding caused by a single gunshot in his abdomen.

Peoria Police Department Sees Leadership Transitions

Oct 19, 2017

A long time Peoria Police professional retired this week. Assistant Chief Lisa Snow’s retirement was official Tuesday.

PPD to Expand Body Camera Program

Oct 11, 2017
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Most Peoria police officers will be wearing body cameras by March of next year.