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    • Dangers of using essential oils around pets

      DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)-To many essential oils are used as medicine, but those oils can be lethal to pets. 

    • Highlight Zone: Saturday Madness

      High school basketball fans across central Illinois got a taste of March Madness Saturday. Several tournaments were going on across the area - from Litchfield to Springfield, WAND was there to capture the action.

    • 1 dead after car strikes concrete bridge

      DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - One person is dead after a crash on Lakeshore Drive in Decatur, according to Decatur Police. 

    • Deadly crash in Vermilion county leaves one person dead

      Vermilion County, Ill. (WAND)- Illinois State Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover fatal crash on I-74 eastbound at milepost 198. Preliminary crash investigation shows the driver of Unit 1 was eastbound on I-74 at milepost 198. The driver of Unit 1 lost control of his vehicle for an unknown reason. Unit 1 left the roadway to the left, struck the median wires, overturned, and entered westbound lanes of traffic. One occupant was ejected from the vehicle and was pronou...

    • Ice rescue training

      CLINTON, Ill. (WAND) - With the weather getting slightly warmer, the ice around Central Illinois is starting to get thinner.       

    • Two sentenced in child abuse case

      A man and woman from Cowden were sentenced to prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a child abuse case.

    • Brendt Christensen's girlfriend wore wire in Yingying Zhang investigation

      CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – The wife of former U of I graduate student Brendt Christensen wore a wire during the investigation into the disappearance of visiting Chinese Scholar Yingying Zhang.

    • Government seeks death penalty in Yingying Zhang case

      URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - Official paper work by the government has been filed to officially seek the death penalty against Brendt Christensen.   

    • K9 locates 1,000 pounds of marijuana in U-Haul

      WICHITA COUNTY, TEXAS. (WAND) - K9 Officer Cane is being credited for taking over 1,000 pounds of marijuana off the streets.  

    • Salmonella outbreak blamed on Jimmy John's sprouts

      SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -  A multi-state Salmonella outbreak is being tied to sprouts used on Jimmy John’s sandwiches.