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Police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead Wednesday night inside a Normal apartment complex.

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Additional security measures will be in place Thursday at Normal West high school after a threatening note was found in a boys’ restroom.

Local law enforcement and prosecutors speak during a Q&A on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the Normal Theater. They premiered a new PSA focused on sexual assault victim-blaming.
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Normal Police and McLean County prosecutors are teaming up to send a clear message: Stop blaming victims of sexual assault.

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Bloomington Police are asking parents to come forward if their children took piano lessons from a local teacher who’s accused of sexually abusing six children and secretly taping at least some of the incidents.

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Normally, police officers and firefighters work side by side to help keep the community safe. But on Saturday, "Guns" and "Hoses" competed against each other for a good cause.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited Illinois State University on Friday as the featured speaker at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner.

Thirteen years ago, the City of Bloomington bolted the joint emergency service dispatch operation known in McLean County as Metcom. That created years of hard feelings from other area governments over the abandoned agreement and the extra cost it created for taxpayers.

A McLean County grand jury indicted a Latham man Wednesday on an attempted murder charge connected to an incident in Normal.

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Five people have been charged in connection with a weekend fight inside a Normal apartment that was streamed live on Facebook, showing a partially nude 17-year-old girl.

Police in Normal said Sunday that a social media user alerted them to an early morning Facebook Live video broadcast of an apparent fight involving three women.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Sept. 25-29, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

Normal Police are asking for the public’s help finding out who fired a gun Tuesday night near Vernon Avenue at Linden Street, striking a man in the neck.

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The Village Board of Hudson received a petition Tuesday night signed by nearly 1,450 residents in support of a female police officer who was fired after becoming pregnant.

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The 33-year-old man whose body was found in a creek near Constitution Trail west of Veterans Parkway died from drowning, the McLean County coroner said Thursday.

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Authorities are asking for the public's help as they investigate the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday afternoon in a creek near the Constitution Trail close to Veterans Parkway.

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No, you probably can’t get arrested for lying about someone else on Facebook. If you could, we’d need a lot more jails.

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A 31-year-old Normal woman allegedly lied to police about abuse she said her child suffered at a local child care and education center, police said Wednesday.

A 41-year-old Bloomington man is dead after a motorcycle crash Thursday night in northeast Normal.

A federal jury has convicted a McLean man of an armed robbery in Normal.

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Scott Books had cashed bad checks at the Land of Lincoln Credit Union in the months before the July 2016 robbery.

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Attorneys for Alan Beaman say they will ask the Illinois Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling exonerating former Town of Normal police officers who Beaman accused of conspiring to wrongfully and maliciously prosecute him.

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A 21-year-old Carlock woman is in custody after allegedly hitting a pedestrian with her vehicle and fleeing the scene, only to be tracked down by police two weeks later.

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Police have arrested a 22-year-old man from Normal for shooting a man to death in Normal on Wednesday.

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The police chief in Normal said he's pleased with crime trends.

Rick Bleichner said so-called index crimes reported to the FBI declined modestly while the overall crime rate was down 8 percent last year.

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A new report on inequality in Bloomington-Normal shows that poor and minority residents live in neighborhoods that have more noise and air pollution, less quality housing, fewer places to buy fresh, healthy food, and less transportation opportunities.

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There's and old joke that goes like this: a prison guard asks an inmate what he's in for. "Talking," the inmate replies.

Law Professor James Duane says it's no laughing matter.  He's the author of the book "You Have The Right To Remain Innocent" and is featured in a video titled "Don't Talk to the Cops" that's garnered thousands of views on You Tube.

Duane says innocent people sometimes get convicted based on information they provide to police in an effort to be cooperative.

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A 35-year old Bloomington man has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Carthell Nibbelin was jailed after being picked up by police from both Normal and Bloomington. His arrest stems from a year-long investigation started by NPD.

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Police in Normal are searching for a suspect in connection with a home invasion that reportedly occurred Saturday afternoon.

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The McLean County Coroner is continuing its investigation into a pedestrian death on Veterans Parkway.

Coroner Kathy Davis identified the man as 50-year-old Jeffery A. Darr. A preliminary autopsy indicates Darr died from injuries after being struck by a sport utility vehicle on Veterans Parkway, south of Shepard Road in Normal.

Darr was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:19 PM Friday. The Normal Police Department is also investigating the crash. Toxicology results are pending. 

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Armed robberies and shootings were up in Bloomington last year, but most major crime categories were down.

Police Chief Brendan Heffner said that's according to the annual crime report.

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An 80-year old man has died in a crash at Veterans Parkway and Fort Jesse Road in Normal this morning.

McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis identified the victim as 80-year-old Wayne L. Miller of El Paso. Police Chief Rick Bleichner said three vehicles were involved about 9:30 a.m.

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