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    U of C student’s threatening Facebook post not a hack, university says

    The University of Chicago announced Monday that a student’s threatening Facebook post thought to be a hack was the student’s own, and that the account was not compromised at the time of its publishing. According to the RedEye, the university had initially launched an investigation involving federal authorities following the explicitly hateful and threatening post. But in an email Monday to the campus community, the university said that based on its investigation, “We are now confident that the Facebook posting was not […]

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    7 ambulances respond to Gurnee crash

    Four vehicles were involved in two separate crashes in Gurnee, westbound on Grand Avenue over I-94. Seven ambulances responded and many transported more than one person. There is no confirmation yet if any children were involved. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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    Researchers capture first known footage of rare black seadevil fish

    Researchers in Monterey Bay off the coast of California recently captured the first known video of a creature called the black seadevil. According to Fox News, researchers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute documented the rare fish almost 2,000 feet below the surface. Footage of the rather sinister-looking creature was uploaded to the research center’s YouTube channel. According to Fox News, there is little knowledge of the fish; males live much shorter lifespans than females, and they attach to females as a parasite. […]

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    12-year-old boy carrying BB gun dies after shot by Cleveland police

    ***Warning: Viewers may find some language in this video offensive. A 12-year-old boy who was shot Saturday by a police officer in Cleveland has died, FOX8 in Cleveland reports. According to the station’s report, police said the boy was shot outside a rec center after he reached into his pants for a fake gun. Police received a 911 call Saturday afternoon before the incident, saying there was a male outside the Cuddell Recreation Center in Cleveland with what looked like a […]

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    Gym teacher charged after video surfaces of him dragging teen girl

      A California teacher is on administrative leave after a video surfaced showing the man dragging a teenage girl into a pool. According to FOX40 in Stockton, Calif., Denny Peterson, a teacher at Edison High School in Stockton, is charged with corporal injury to a child. The station recently obtained the footage, which was captured by another student. The video shows Peterson attempting to drag the 13-year-old girl, whose last name is Garcia but who asked the station not to […]

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    Gym teacher facing charges after video of him trying to drag girl into pool surfaces

    A gym teach in California is facing charges after a video surfaced of him trying to drag a girl into a pool. News 10 reports Denny Peterson, who has been employed by the Stockton Unified School District for 10 years, is facing charges of corporal injury of a child and is on paid leave. The video was reportedly taken in August at the pool at Edison High School in Stockton. News 10 reports the 14-year-old girl was avoiding the pool […]

  • Arlington Heights woman struck, killed with hatchet in Wisconsin; Husband charged with murder

    A suburban woman on the run from her estranged husband was attacked and murdered by him last night in Wisconsin, according to police. 38-year-old Christian Loga-Negru has been charged with murder and kidnapping and remains in jail on  $1 million bond. Arlington Heights police were aware of trouble at the home he shared with his estranged wife. They’ve been married for less than a year. Earlier this month his wife got a restraining order. Recently she’s been living in Mount […]

  • Popular jobs for 2015 that don’t require a degree: Jobs for You

    Looking for a new job in the new year? VP of corporate communications for careerbuilder, Jennifer Grasz has some of the hottest jobs for 2015 that don’t require a college degree.

  • Undocumented immigrants in Chicago speak out ahead of Obama’s speech

    President Obama plans to detail what executive actions he will take in a televised address to the nation tonight. The president is widely expected to provide at least temporary relief to some of the 12 million immigrants who are in the country illegally. Some Republicans worry the president’s actions could spark civil disobedience or even violence and they accuse the president of ruining chances for comprehensive reform. Some undocumented immigrants in the Chicago area are relieved to learn President Obama […]

  • 4 found unconscious in South Side home, taken to hospital in critical condition

    Four people are hospitalized in critical condition because of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Chicago Fire Department found the four adults on the living room floor of a home in the 300 block of W 107th in the Roseland neighborhood. Officials found all of the stove burners on high, indicating they were heating their home with the stove. Crews found carbon monoxide levels of 1000 parts per million – a lethal level. No names, ages or genders were released at this […]

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