Police http://peoriapublicradio.org en District 150 OKs 200 pink-slips, Peoria Police costing district unbudgeted $180,000 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-oks-200-pink-slips-peoria-police-costing-district-unbudgeted-180000 <div>200 full and part-time District 150 employees are receiving pink slips for next year. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that includes 40 more teachers compared to the same time last year:</div><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:59:44 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21781 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 OKs 200 pink-slips, Peoria Police costing district unbudgeted $180,000 Peoria Police looking for gas station robbery suspect http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-looking-gas-station-robbery-suspect <p>Peoria Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect at the Marathon Gas Station on North University. &nbsp;The suspect is a white male, about six-feet in height weighing 180 to 210 pounds.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:58:54 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21203 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police looking for gas station robbery suspect State senate looking at electronic tracking limits http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-senate-looking-electronic-tracking-limits <div>The Illinois Senate is considering limits on the ways law enforcement can use electronic tracking information. Both privacy advocates and police are in favor of the change.</div><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:00:14 +0000 Brian Mackey 19433 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State senate looking at electronic tracking limits Proposed IL law considers reading kids Miranda rights http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/proposed-il-law-considers-reading-kids-miranda-rights <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois lawmakers are considering what steps police should have to take before questioning kids at school.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:58:20 +0000 Brian Mackey 19155 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Proposed IL law considers reading kids Miranda rights Police arrest ‘key player’ in Peoria home invasions http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/police-arrest-key-player-peoria-home-invasions <p></p><div>Peoria Police say they’ve arrested a key player involved in a rash of home invasions. &nbsp;Chief Steve Settingsgaard says 43-year-old Perry Rosetto was arrested after fleeing from officers Monday. &nbsp;Settingsgaard says the Peoria resident dropped multiple duffle bags with stolen items from several home invasions. &nbsp;He says a tip from Crime Stoppers led to the arrest:</div><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 04:17:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15451 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Police arrest ‘key player’ in Peoria home invasions Officials expand entry zone for some Washington residents http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/officials-expand-entry-zone-some-washington-residents <p></p><p>Washington residents who do not live near heavily-damaged areas can now make efforts to return to the city.&nbsp; The town of about 15,000 was heavily damaged following Sunday’s tornados and storms.&nbsp; Washington Police Chief Don Volk says the nighttime curfew will stay in place for the city:</p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:15:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15126 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Officials expand entry zone for some Washington residents Peoria police warn of bank scam text message http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-warn-bank-scam-text-message <p></p><div>The Peoria Police Department is warning of a fake text message scam involving Southside bank. &nbsp;They say residents may have received a fake text concerning the ‘deactivation’ of their bank accounts. &nbsp;The bank is automatically shutting down card numbers that appear to be compromised. &nbsp;But no financial losses have been reported so far.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:26:14 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14817 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police warn of bank scam text message Hotline number for Peoria home invasion information http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hotline-number-peoria-home-invasion-information <p>Residents can now call a special hotline with any information on a rash of home invasions in Peoria. &nbsp;The hotline number is 494-8288. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:12:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14302 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hotline number for Peoria home invasion information 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 Three-vehicle accident involves school bus, minor injuries http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/three-vehicle-accident-involves-school-bus-minor-injuries <p></p><div>A three-vehicle accident involving a car, a school bus and a cab sent multiple people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. None of the six District 150 students on the bus were injured. Peoria Police Lieutenant Scott Cook says initial information shows the car likely ran a red light and struck the cab, which then hit the school bus. Lieutenant Cook says the crash is still under investigation.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:37:12 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12887 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Three-vehicle accident involves school bus, minor injuries