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  • Slain NYPD officer to be laid to rest

    Officials in New York are preparing for the funeral of the second New York City Police Officer killed in an ambush. The wake for Detective Wenjian Liu will be held today, followed by a funeral tomorrow. Liu and his partner Rafael Ramos were shot to death in their squad car two weeks ago. The funeral will combine both Buddhist and police traditions. He’s the first Chinese American NYPD officer to be killed in the line of duty. Officer Ramos’ funeral […]

  • Rahm Emanuel’s son robbed near mayor’s home

    The son of Rahm Emanuel was beaten up and robbed by two men close to the mayor’s Ravenswood home Friday night. According to a police report obtained by the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel’s 17-year-old son, Zach, was walking on the 4200 block of North Hermitage when he was approached by two people who grabbed him and took his phone before fleeing the scene. According to the report, the teen was talking on his phone not far from his house. One of the robbers put the […]

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    Megabus crash shuts down part of I-65 in Indiana

    An early morning bus crash closed down parts of I-65 Northbound near Seymour, Indiana. Officials say the Megabus flipped on its side near the 55 mile marker, just North of the city. Several minor injuries were reported.  

  • Worldwide travel alert issued following Australia attack

    The U.S. State Department has issued an alert for U.S. citizens traveling abroad over the holidays. This alert follows the deadly hostage situation at a cafe in Sydney, Australia that ended with three people dead, including the gunman. Officials say the gunman was an Islamic extremist. U.S. citizens traveling abroad should be mindful that terrorist groups focus on hotels, shopping areas and schools. The travel alert lasts through march.

  • Firefighter injured battling fire on Far South Side

    A firefighter was injured overnight battling a fire at a home on the Chicago’s Far South Side. The fire started shortly after midnight in the 9800 block of South Dobson. Officials said the firefighter hurt his ankle and was taken to the hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported and there’s no word on the cause of the fire.

  • 2 firefighters injured battling fire in south suburban Robbins

    A fire inside of a vacant building in south suburban Robbins left two fire fighters injured overnight. It happened around midnight near 137th and Lawndale. One firefighter was seriously injured but he is expected to survive. Another firefighter suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    81 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak in Wisconsin

    More than 80 people got sick at an ice rink in Wisconsin. They were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide at a rink in Lake Delton. It happened Saturday night after a minor league hockey game. Players reported having headaches and feeling dizzy, several vomited and one fainted. Officials say the cause of leak was the rink’s Zamboni machine.

  • White House Christmas tree arrives

    The White House is gearing up for Christmas! A horse-drawn wagon pulled up to the White House Friday and delivered the official Christmas tree. First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and the family dogs, Bo and Sunny, checked out the tree. The Douglas Fir was grown on a farm in Pennsylvania. It will be placed in the blue room.

  • Local shops gear up for ‘Small Business Saturday’

    Today is Small Business Saturday. Across the U.S. people are encouraged to shop local and support the small start ups. But some small business owners say it doesn’t rake in nearly as much sales and traffic as Black Friday. American Express is offering discounts and other rewards to shoppers who use their card at a registered small businesses today.

  • Pope Francis arrives in Istanbul

    Pope Francis just arrived in Istanbul. He will be in Turkey for three days, and is expected to speak out about the persecution of Christians in the middle east- especially in Syria and Iraq. The pope will to meet with the head of the Orthodox Christian Church. This is the Pope Francis’ first visit to Turkey, which is mostly Muslim.

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