Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.
State

Peoria man held on $5M bond for death of his wife

PEKIN — A central Illinois man who's accused of kidnapping and killing his estranged wife is being held on $5 million bond in the Tazewell County Jail.

The Peoria Journal Star reports 45-year-old Phouvone Sophanavong is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and a single count of aggravated kidnapping.

Authorities arrested Sophanavong after a nine-hour standoff at his Peoria home.

The body of his wife — 28-year-old Laongdao Phangthong — was found in a parked car. She'd been shot twice in the chest.

It wasn't immediately clear if Sophanavong had an attorney. His telephone number isn't listed.

Loading more