Woodford Times - Peoria, IL

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Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 10:05 AM

PEORIA — A former Limestone youth baseball coach faces up to seven years in prison after being arrested last week on sex abuse charges. Ronald Thomas, 49, of 3826 S. Wheatfield Way in Mapleton bonded out of the Peoria County Jail on Saturday after posting $3,500, or 10 percent of his $35,000 bond. He was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old boy. He had been arrested on Thursday night,...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 6:10 PM

The former coach of East Peoria high school’s football team gave back, in purchases for his program, more than the $24,000 he’s accused of taking, he testified in his felony theft trial Wednesday.

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 10:50 PM

PEORIA — Elected officials and law enforcement leaders held a public forum Tuesday night to address what some are calling an epidemic of heroin abuse in the region. Members of the recently formed Mayor’s Community Coalition...

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 4:20 PM

The following felony dispositions were recently recorded in Tazewell and Woodford counties:   TAZEWELL COUNTY Judge Paul Gilfillan • Corey D. Gunterman, 40, 208 E. Eighth St.,...

Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 8:21 PM

Criminal activity happens everywhere. It happens in small rural communities and huge urban areas, but rarely has a community’s reputation for being a criminal hotbed haunted an area more than Goofy...

Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 12:44 PM

Some situations can challenge police tactics, as a quiet stand-off outside a south side home revealed Friday.

Updated May 26, 2016 at 11:26 AM

PEORIA — A triple shooting at an underage drinking party was related to a drug debt, Peoria County Sheriff Michael McCoy said on Wednesday.

Updated May 13, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Tazewell County and Pekin, its largest city, have been smudged for more than a decade by a perception based on reality. In the realm of illegal drugs, meth rules here.

Updated May 10, 2016 at 9:09 PM

PEORIA — A Pekin-based investigation has produced federal meth conspiracy charges against a Creve Coeur man and two Fulton County residents.

Updated May 5, 2016 at 9:06 PM

A third person was charged Thursday with taking part in a meth-making operation in a Pekin motel room last month.

Updated May 2, 2016 at 5:59 PM

A man who spent about 30 years in prison for violent crimes admitted Monday to battering and choking his wife shortly after his release.

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