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County's printing glitch led to duplicate voter cards

Jan. 12, 2020 12:20 PM EST

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — County officials in central Illinois said a computer glitch was to blame after some residents received up to eight voter registration cards recently. Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman said a printer that froze and got multiple orders to reprint in its queue. That led to duplicate...

Ghost hunters tell how their show got on streaming service

Jan. 12, 2020 1:02 AM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Central Illinois Ghost Hunters (CIGH) owner Shane Cleer has been involved in paranormal investigation for nearly a decade and a half. After managing his own small budget team, an opportunity to take over CIGH, an established brand in the area, presented itself. In that time he has...

Brown scores 21 to lift Bradley past S. Illinois 67-48

Jan. 11, 2020 11:15 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Darrell Brown had 21 points as Bradley won its 10th consecutive home game, getting past Southern Illinois 67-48 on Saturday night. Ja'Shon Henry had 16 points and nine rebounds for Bradley (12-5, 3-1 Missouri Valley Conference). Koch Bar added 6 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks....

Brown scores 19 to lift Bradley past Drake 80-72

Dec. 31, 2019 9:46 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Darrell Brown had 19 points and eight assists as Bradley won its ninth consecutive home game, beating Drake 80-72 on Tuesday night. Nate Kennell had 16 points and nine rebounds for Bradley (10-4, 1-0 Missouri Valley Conference). Ville Tahvanainen added 13 points. Ja'Shon Henry had 10...

Brown's season-high 29 leads Bradley past Toledo 78-66

Dec. 28, 2019 5:44 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Darrell Brown scored a season-high 29 points as Bradley extended its home winning streak to eight games, topping Toledo 78-66 on Saturday. Brown was 9-of-21 shooting and hit a 3-pointer to give Bradley a 5-3 lead it never relinquished. He made all nine free throws. Nate Kennell added 15...

This Dec. 27, 2019, arrest photo provided by the Livington County Jail in Pontiac, Ill,, shows Clifford W. Brewer, a state corrections officer who's charged in the Christmas Day shootings of his wife, adult son and another man in the small eastern Illinois community of Cullom. Brewer faces several counts of first-degree murder. (Livingston County Jail via AP)

Bond set at $5M for suspect in Illinois triple-killing

Dec. 27, 2019 2:25 PM EST

PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — A judge set a $5 million bond Friday for a state corrections officer who's charged in the Christmas Day shootings of his wife, adult son and another man in a small eastern Illinois community. Clifford W. Brewer, 53, faces six counts of first-degree murder in the killings. The Livington...

Illinois Bomb Squad gang members convicted of racketeering

Dec. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Thirteen members of the Bomb Squad street gang are facing the possibility of decades in prison after jurors in central Illinois convicted them of a racketeering conspiracy that included murders, arson and drug trafficking. Prosecution filings say the gang based on the south side of...

Kennell leads Bradley past Georgia Southern 81-51

Dec. 15, 2019 7:54 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Nate Kennell had 14 points as Bradley stretched its home winning streak to seven games, easily defeating Georgia Southern 81-51 on Sunday. Kennell shot 4 for 6 on 3-pointers. Darrell Brown had 17 points and seven assists for Bradley (8-3). Ville Tahvanainen added 13 points. Elijah...

FILE - This Oct. 26, 1966 file photo shows Bishop Fulton J. Sheen in his office at the Propagation of Faith in New York. Sheen, who before his death in 1979 was famous for his radio and TV preaching, had been scheduled to be beatified _ the last step before sainthood _ in a ceremony in Peoria on Dec. 21, 2019. However, the Vatican recently took the rare step of indefinitely postponing the ceremony at the request of the Rochester diocese, which said more time was needed for further investigations. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

Catholic dioceses spar over Archbishop Sheen sainthood

Dec. 12, 2019 5:16 PM EST

In an unusual public spat, the Roman Catholic diocese of Peoria, Illinois, is accusing the Rochester, New York, diocese of trying to “sabotage” the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Sheen, who before his death in 1979 was famous for his radio and TV preaching, had been scheduled to be...

Childs carries Bradley past Division II-Maryville (MO) 91-58

Dec. 10, 2019 9:45 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Elijah Childs scored 16 points as Bradley rolled past Division II Maryville (MO) 91-58 on Tuesday night. Nate Kennell and Ja'Shon Henry added 15 points each for the Braves (7-3), who earned their sixth consecutive home victory. Koch Bar had five assists. The 91 points were a season best...