death http://peoriapublicradio.org en Coroner rules Tazewell County death a homicide http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/coroner-rules-tazewell-county-death-homicide <div>The Tazewell County Coroner is ruling the death of 66-year-old Carole Levin a homicide. James Baldi says he made the decision after considering signs of starvation and dehydration when Levin’s body was found last summer. He says he hopes the case can help residents be more vigilant about checking on elderly friends and neighbors:&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:42:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20566 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Coroner rules Tazewell County death a homicide Police arrest man in death of nightclub owner http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/police-arrest-man-death-nightclub-owner <p>Peoria Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the murder of a nightclub owner. &nbsp;Bryan J. Stewart is charged with murder and aggravated arson in the death of Todd Scholl. &nbsp;Scholl sustained multiple stab wounds and died prior to a fire in a downtown storage area last week. &nbsp;He owned two bars, Berlin and Diesel, on Main Street.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:35:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13174 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Police arrest man in death of nightclub owner Peoria Zoo tiger dies of fungal infection http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-zoo-tiger-dies-fungal-infection <p>Last week’s death of a female tiger at the Peoria Zoo was caused by a fungal infection. That’s according to necropsy results that were finalized this week.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:32:42 +0000 Denise Molina-Weiger 11102 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Zoo tiger dies of fungal infection Peoria Zoo’s adult tiger dies from illness http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-zoo-s-adult-tiger-dies-illness <p>The adult female tiger at the Peoria Zoo died Sunday evening after a short illness. &nbsp;The tiger, Kyra, gave birth to four cubs last summer. &nbsp;Zoo officials say Kyra’s appetite started changing earlier this month and her health did not improve after treatment. &nbsp;A necropsy was performed and test results are pending.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:00:15 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10627 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Zoo’s adult tiger dies from illness Peoria Councilman Gary Sandberg found dead in home http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-councilman-gary-sandberg-found-dead-home <p></p><div>The body found in the home of Gary Sandberg is believed to be that of the at-large city councilman. &nbsp;</div><div>Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says good friends went to Sandberg’s home at 1213 South West Adams Street this afternoon to check on him. They called 911 about 2:15, saying they had found a man deceased.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:33:27 +0000 Daryl Scott, Alex Rusciano & Tanya Koonce 9149 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Councilman Gary Sandberg found dead in home Former Bradley professor dies in Peoria crash http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-bradley-professor-dies-peoria-crash <p>Bradley University’s first female African-American faculty member died in a car accident Monday in Peoria. &nbsp;Bradley President Joanne Glasser says Doctor Barbara Penelton joined the college of Education and Health Sciences in 1969. &nbsp;She also chaired the Department of Teacher Education and served as the University Ombudsman. &nbsp;Penelton also received recognition including the Putnam Award for Teaching Excellence and the YWCA Leadership Award. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:32:26 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2682 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Former Bradley professor dies in Peoria crash