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Family gets a triple surprise that changes their lives

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When are three chairs better than one? When all three are power chairs, and all three are...free! 

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Is your teen JUULing? Video included

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Have you heard of JUULing? It's a type of e-cigarette that looks like a USB flashdrive. The problem is, it's proving to be especially popular with teens. 

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The Latest: Accuser calls Bill Cosby 'a raping monster'

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The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial says the six alternate jurors will get an hour with the courthouse comfort dog before being sent back to their hotel. More>>

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UPDATE: Evacuation order remains in place, will be re-evaluated overnight

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An explosion with multiple injuries was reported at the Calumet Oil Refinery in Superior Thursday morning, according to the Superior Fire Department.

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Senior event Video included

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a day dedicated to senior living was held Thursday at Pekin's Avanti Dome.

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Teen suspect in double homicide arraigned Video included

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The teenager charged with killing two people including a Bradley University student faced a Peoria County Court judge Thursday.   Sixteen-year-old Jermontay Brock is charged with three counts of first degree murder.   He entered court without a lawyer but was appointed a public defender.   He pleaded not guilty to three counts of first degree murder, aggravated battery and unlawful possession of a firearm.   Peoria Police say the teenager opened fire insi... More>>

UPDATE: 17-year-old arrested in Normal double murder Video included

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2:30 PM: A 17-year-old male from Normal was arrested in connection with a double homicide late Wednesday at an apartment complex. 

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Search for missing Glasford man continues 1 year later

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It's been one year to the day since 60-year-old Marc Bohanan went missing. 

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Brave woman's battle with cancer inspired others Video included

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Over the years we have brought you hundreds of stories of survival, fight and courage in our Buddy Check 25 reports. 

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Man arrested for possible domestic-related shooting

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A victim is in a Peoria hospital after a possible domestic-related shooting in rural Pontiac. 

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First ever, joint 'Active Threat' training between Peoria Police & Fire Video included

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For the first time, Peoria Police and Fire held a combined 'Active Threat' training exercise.  In one of the several training scenarios, a suspect runs into a room with a gun. First responders don't know whether he'll confront them or surrender his weapon. They're tasked with deescalating the situation by working together to save the people trapped inside.  "The relationship between the police department, the fire department. and advanced medical transport is huge.&q... More>>

Dream Home is given away Video included

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The Dream Home's been given away with more than $800,000 raised for St. Jude.

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Locals respond to new Peoria tobacco ordinance Video included

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You now have to be 21 to buy tobacco products in Peoria.    A new tobacco ordinance is stopping Peoria stores from selling those products to adults under 21.  The measure passed with a city council vote of  8-2 Tuesday night.  Adults under 21 will not be punished if they are using tobacco products, purchased by others, they just can't buy them. Since the change is only in Peoria, some we talked to don't see this being effective.    "I think ...

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More housing redevelopment could come to West Main Street Video included

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There could be more housing options for local college students in the west main street section of Peoria.   Missouri developer Tim Roth confirms that he wants to build 153 upscale apartments and town homes off Main Street. Roth has been buying properties in that area on Garfield, Russell and Orange Streets.  He said the area would provide quality housing options for Bradley students and the University of Illinois College of Medicine students as well.   One business owne... More>>

Central Illinois man walking 135 miles in 9 days for Children's Hospital of Illinois

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A Central Illinois man is on his own personal mission to raise money for kids at the Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Smoking Age Up to 21 in Peoria Video included

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Peoria city leaders voted Tuesday to raise the smoking age to 21.

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Abingdon woman killed in car crash

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An Abingdon woman has did after a two-vehicle crash in western Illinois.

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Reinking told computer technician to "kill yourself then jump off a bridge"

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Suspected Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking told a computer technician to "go kill yourself then jump off a bridge" after he had some work done on his laptop. 

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Correction: Waffle House Shooting story

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Authorities found a BMW stolen from a Nashville area car dealer at an apartment complex last week but say they didn't figure out who the culprit was until tragedy had struck. More>>

Police need help identifying Golden Corral fight suspects

The two suspects wanted in connection with the March 18, 2018 melee at the Peoria Golden Corral. The two suspects wanted in connection with the March 18, 2018 melee at the Peoria Golden Corral.
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The Peoria Police Department is asking for your help to identify two men wanted in connection with a large melee at the Peoria Golden Corral last month.  

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Diving in; Peoria woman's second chance at life Video included

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One local liver transplant survivor is raising awareness for organ donations by swimming. Suzie Sturm was months away from death, but says an organ donor's miracle saved her life.

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Tazewell County Chief Deputy talks mental health, Reinking investigation Video included

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The Waffle House shooting and previous run-ins Travis Reinking had with the law have some questioning his mental health. 

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Teen charged in two shooting deaths from April's Peoria house party shooting

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Tuesday, Peoria grand jury indicted a teenager in both shooting deaths from a house party near Bradley University back on April 8th. 

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Family and Friends Remember Maurice Wells Video included

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Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Peoria man whose body was found near the Illinois River Monday.  The Peoria County Coroner said a preliminary autopsy for Maurice Wells showed there was no trauma, wounds or signs of struggle. Authorities now believe Wells had been at the location where he was found near Mossville since he was reported missing more than a month ago. Those who 25 News spoke to said they were shocked by this tragic ending. They are still processi...

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Mental health experts advise watch for danger signs Video included

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Federal investigators say Waffle House suspect Travis Reinking tried to jump a fence at the White House last summer.   That's just  one in a series of events where Reinking showed signs that investigators believe he is mentally ill. Some local mental health experts said there are ways family can try and intervene on behalf of their loved one.   They say some signs of trouble are inability to sleeping, increased agitation, delusions with talk about being threatened are w... More>>

Man found in box car identified

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The body of a man found in a box car in Ottawa has been identified. 

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Five indicted for illegal waterfowl hunting in Fulton County

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Five men face federal charges after they allegedly hunted waterfowl illegally in Fulton County in 2015. 

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  • Federal agency says it lost track of 1,475 migrant children

    Federal agency says it lost track of 1,475 migrant children

    Friday, April 27 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-04-27 04:02:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File). FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, boys wait in line to make a phone call as they are joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children that are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File). FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, boys wait in line to make a phone call as they are joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children that are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs...
    A bipartisan Senate subcommittee has found that the government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms needed to keep the children safe.
    A bipartisan Senate subcommittee has found that the government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms needed to keep the children safe.
  • Migrant 'caravan' gathers on US-Mexico border for final push

    Migrant 'caravan' gathers on US-Mexico border for final push

    Friday, April 27 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-04-27 04:01:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik). A mother dresses her child at the Alfa & Omega migrant shelter in Mexicali, Mexico, Thursday, April 26, 2018, as they travel north with a caravan of Central American migrants. The caravans have been a fairly common ...(AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik). A mother dresses her child at the Alfa & Omega migrant shelter in Mexicali, Mexico, Thursday, April 26, 2018, as they travel north with a caravan of Central American migrants. The caravans have been a fairly common ...
    About 175 people in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers are on the final leg of a monthlong journey to the United States.
    About 175 people in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers are on the final leg of a monthlong journey to the United States.
  • 5 years before massacre, gunman promised not to hurt anyone

    5 years before massacre, gunman promised not to hurt anyone

    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-04-27 03:59:31 GMT
    (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Devin Patrick Kelley. The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 that ...(Texas Department of Public Safety via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Devin Patrick Kelley. The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 that ...
    The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 that he "would never allow myself to hurt someone" again while confessing to violently hitting his stepson.
    The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 that he "would never allow myself to hurt someone" again while confessing to violently hitting his stepson.
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