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    Investigators say teen coaxed friend to commit suicide, then tweeted how much she missed him

    BRISTOL COUNTY, Mass. A teenage girl is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter after investigators say she encouraged a fellow high school student to commit suicide in July 2014, Fox8 reports. Conrad Roy, 18, committed suicide on July 13, 2014, Michelle Carter, 18, is accused of “strongly influencing” Roy’s decision to kill himself, according to Fox8. Carter was allegedly aware of Roy’s suicidal thoughts and encouraged him to take his own life, rather than attempting to assist him or notify officials. […]

  • Mayor Emanuel puts spin on new anti-violence strategy in Chicago

    Juvenile charged in robbery of Emanuel’s son

    CHICAGO– Chicago police have arrested and charged a juvenile in connection with the December 19th attack of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s son. Emanuel’s son, Zack, was walking near his home and talking on his phone when he was attacked from behind by two young men. One put him in a choke hold while the other punched him in the face and took his phone. Mayor Emanuel’s son, 17, mugged outside of Chicago family home Police say the juvenile they have in custody […]

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    Chicago area likely to get at least 8 inches of snow

    The National Weather Service latest projected snowfall probability outlook has a good portion of the Chicago area (mainly along and south of Interstates 88-290) in a better than 70% chance of greater than 8-inches of snow (area circled in red line above) from 6PM CST Saturday until 6PM CST Sunday. The rest of the Chicago area (encircled in green line) calls for a better than 40% chance of 8-inches or more. Winter Storm Watch issued for Chicago area The map below […]

  • Worker killed in Construction accident

    CHICAGO– A man is dead following a construction accident Friday afternoon on the city’s near north side. The incident occurred around 3:00 p.m. at Elm and State Street.  A special operations response was called to rescue the man who was involved in an accident while at least 60 feet up on a crane. The 45-year-old man from Portage, Indiana was transported to Northwestern University Medical Center where he later died, according to Chicago Police News Affairs. One witness, Stan Banash, […]

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    Man breaks down after company restores lost voicemail from his late wife

    ENGLAND– An elderly man thought he had lost a voice message from his late wife for good due to technical issues– that was until a team of engineers gathered and worked to retrieve it. Stan Beaton, 68, contacted the company Virgin Media about the lost message and said he wanted it back. A group of engineers got together and spent three days working on the issue until they had retrieved it, FOX8 reports. Watch the video to see his reaction […]

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    Cardinal George receives prestigious award in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Cardinal George, Archbishop Emeritus of the Chicago Archdiocese, was the recipient of the highest award given by the Knights of Columbus. George received the “Gaudium et Spes” award which is Latin for “joy and hope.” The ceremony was at the Four Seasons hotel. In presenting the award to George, The Knights said he has proven time and again that he was a leading voice in the Catholic Church in the United States. The Knights of Columbus are the […]

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    Meet the ‘Human Ken Doll’

    LONDON– Rodrigo Alves has been dubbed the new “Human Ken Doll.” Alves has spent more than $250, 000 on plastic surgery; including a reported six-in-one procedure he underwent Monday in Columbia. The 31-year-old flight attendant from Brazil currently lives in London and has apparently taken to the moniker “Ken Doll,” a title that was previously given to Justin Jedlica, according to The Huffington Post. In a recent instagram post, Alves wrote: “I never set out to look like the #kendoll […]

  • Ernie Banks’ death caused by heart attack; statue to be placed in Daley Plaza

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs announced Sunday the team’s Ernie Banks statue will be placed in Daley Plaza Wednesday through Saturday so that fans may honor “Mr. Cub.” #Cubs, City of Chicago announced Ernie Banks’ statue will be placed in Daley Plaza Wed-Sat for fans to honor #MrCub. pic.twitter.com/mseN0iVnBr — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) January 25, 2015 The statue was unveiled by the team back in 2008. The widow of Ernie Banks, along with the family attorney, briefly addressed the media Sunday following […]

  • Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died at 83

    CHICAGO — Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died at the age of 83. ‘Mr. Cub’ passed away Friday night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Details of his death have not been released but the City of Chicago is joining the Chicago Cubs in remembering the man who made history on the North Side and earned just about every honor and award but a World Series. Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts released the following statement Friday night: “Words cannot express how […]

  • Junior high teacher, basketball coach charged with assaulting 2 students

    ORLAND PARK, Ill– A junior high teacher, who formerly taught at a southwest suburban school, has been charged with sexually abusing two former students. According to a press release from Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Cara Labus, 30, of Joliet, has been charged with four counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse in connection with incidents that occurred between 2008 and 2011 in Orland Park with two victims who were between the ages of 14 and 16 when the crimes […]

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