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UPDATED 4 p.m. | Two local men were arrested Friday in connection with a series of armed robberies at Bloomington-Normal businesses in the past month.

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About 60 law enforcement leaders from across the region gathered Monday at Heartland Community College to share data and intelligence.

Bloomington Police are asking the public’s help in identifying two men caught on camera Thursday morning robbing a local business.

Security tapes show the suspects entered an employee-only area at a business on the 2300 block of East Oakland Avenue. The men threatened a worker at knifepoint and demanded money and the employee’s cell phone.

Video footage identifies the robbers as two black men in their mid-20s to early 30s dressed in all black with reflective construction vests.

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UPDATED 4 p.m. | Four teenagers were arrested in connection with a fight that led to a stabbing Tuesday night at Miller Park, authorities said.

Gunfire claimed the life of one man in Bloomington on Tuesday night. Two others are in critical condition at area hospitals.

Bloomington Police say Nathanial Caldwell, 26, was found in the 1200 block of Orchard Drive with a gunshot wound after they were called around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday for a report of shots fired. He is currently listed in critical condition at an area hospital.

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Police say violent crime is down in Bloomington. It doesn’t feel that way to Misty Colwell. 

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Over a year after its creation, Bloomington's Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) received and reviewed its first complaint.

Bloomington Police have issued an arrest warrant for 39-year-old Toshiro Luttrell of Bloomington.

Police are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday night at a Family Dollar store on Bloomington's west side. No one was injured.

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Bloomington Police on Wednesday reminded businesses to make sure their video surveillance systems are working properly, as investigators look for the "Business Bandit" suspected in at least seven armed robberies.

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Bloomington and Normal police say they continue to investigate a Bloomington man who is accused of sexually assaulting two women.

McLean County prosecutors have charged Matthew M. Price, 32, with aggravated criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault.

Normal Police said the first incident was reported on Dec. 5 involving a female victim over age 60, triggering the aggravated criminal sexual assault charge. On Dec. 10, Bloomington Police received a sexual assault complaint from a separate victim.

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When Ken Bays started as a patrolman at the Bloomington Police Department 21 years ago, he remembers jotting down all of his reports by pen on carbon paper.

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Nine people have died in Bloomington-Normal in gun violence this year. More than that tally have survived bullet wounds.

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Authorities have identified the man gunned down on a Bloomington street Tuesday night as 27-year-old Trevonte Kirkwood of Bloomington.

Police in Bloomington say they are investigating a shooting Tuesday night in the 300 block of North Oak.

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Bloomington Police recovered over 2,500 ecstasy pills and $1,500 in cash inside a residence on South Main Street late last week.

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UPDATED 4:30 p.m. | A 25-year-old Bloomington man was extradited back to McLean County on Thursday to face murder charges stemming from a triple homicide on Riley Drive.

Bloomington Police have arrested a Wisconsin man in connection with a shooting in Green Bay.

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The death of a tree on Washington Street shall remain a mystery.

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Two men are in custody after Bloomington Police seized $27,000 in meth and other illegal prescription pills during a traffic stop in Carlock.

A 22-year-old Bloomington woman was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing on the west side.  

Leila J. Jackson made her first court appearance Wednesday. She's charged with stabbing Quantez Brown, 24, with a knife after an argument early Tuesday in the 400 block of North Roosevelt Avenue, just west of downtown. Brown went to the hospital but died from his injuries. 

Jackson is being held on $2 million bond. She was appointed a public defender. Her arraignment is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 27.

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Police in Bloomington-Normal say despite the recent string of fatal shootings, there are no signs of a larger trend.

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Bloomington Police have arrested two people on gun and counterfeiting charges.

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A man was injured early Tuesday by gunfire on Bloomington's west side, police said.

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Bloomington Police weren’t getting a lot of help from witnesses when they first arrived at the scene of a shooting outside an apartment building in east Bloomington.

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Authorities have identified the three people shot to death at 311 Riley Drive in Bloomington Monday afternoon.

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Three men were killed and a toddler was critically injured Monday in a shooting at an apartment building on Riley Drive in Bloomington. There have now been seven fatal shootings in Bloomington-Normal in less than two months.

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A 24-year-old Rantoul man appeared in McLean County court Thursday to face drug-induced homicide charges in a Bloomington overdose.

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Friends and neighbors of two slain young people in Bloomington said they just do not understand how it came to this.

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Police have released the names of the two victims of a double homicide early Sunday morning.

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