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    Officer fatally shot, suspect killed after standoff in Tacoma

    TACOMA, Wa. — A police standoff  in Tacoma, Washington, is over Thursday morning after an officer was fatally shot and the suspect has been killed. The officer, who has not yet been publicly identified, was responding to a domestic dispute Wednesday afternoon when he was shot. “We have the house surrounded, but we have not been able to confirm that he is inside, so we have locked down the neighborhood,” Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said Wednesday night. Local reports say […]

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    Chicago’s overnight winter parking ban in effect; many vehicles towed

    CHICAGO — It’s December 1 – do you know where your car is parked? The parade of tow trucks on Chicago’s streets means the city’s overnight winter parking ban is officially in effect. The ban is meant to keep the city’s streets clear for snow plows and salt trucks in the event of a winter storm. Snow routes are marked with either red-and-white signs, where you can’t park at all after 3 a.m., or red-white-and-blue signs, where you can’t park if there […]

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    ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ stars reunite in Burger King cheesy tots commercial

    “Napoleon Dynamite” fans, this may be the closest thing to a reunion that will ever be — so enjoy! The stars of the 2004 hit, Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez, were reunited thanks to Burger King, and their cheesy tots. In the commercial, Napoleon asks Pedro for one of his tots while dining at a Burger King restaurant. Well, that turns into Napoleon taking all of his cheesy tots instead. Watch the commercial in the player above If you remember, the […]

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    Meet Kendall Jenner’s ‘twin brother’ Kirby Jenner

    So many of us had no clue about the glamorous life of Kirby Jenner. He’s the fraternal twin of Kendall Jenner. He’s an amateur model, and his amazing and fun life with his sisters is documented on his Instagram page. It’s a parody account that now has 439,000 followers. As Kirby points out, he was cropped out of all the ultrasound pictures, so it was quite a surprise to his mother, Kris Jenner, when he popped out 22-hours after Kendall. […]

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    Bodies of 2 construction workers found in house under construction in Lockport

    LOCKPORT, Ill. — Two people found dead inside a house that was under construction in Lockport, IL Tuesday were construction workers, police said. Their bodies were found inside the townhouse around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday by a project foreman who arrived to early check on the progress of the new “Sagebrook” development. Lockport police are being tight-lipped about their investigation so far. The Major Crimes Unit and Will County are also being brought in on this case. While police won’t confirm, […]

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    3 men injured in daytime shootout outside corner store in West Garfield Park

    CHICAGO — 3 men were shot when violence erupted in front of the Kostner Food Basket & Deli in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood close to 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, while children were on the street nearby, heading to school. Witnesses report hearing 12 shots or more as one of the men stood at a corner and shot at the other two across the street, and the two men returned fire. Witnesses say police and paramedics were quick to […]

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    Chicago selling 4,000 vacant lots for $1 starting today

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago will start selling 4,000 empty lots today to nearby homeowners for just $1 each. The city seized the neglected properties in tax sales or demolitions. The residential lots will be put up for sale starting today in 33 communities on the city’s South and West sides. Eligible buyers must own property on the same block as the lot, be current on their property taxes and have no outstanding debt to the city, according to the […]

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    4 in custody after shots fired at officers in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood

    CHICAGO — Shots were fired at State and Federal law enforcement officers in the city’s West Lawn neighborhood. The shooting happened after 9 a.m. Monday at 67th and Keeler. Four people were taken into custody. No injuries were reported. FBI has resources on the scene. This is an active investigation. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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    Chicago police fatally shoot man who shot two others, 1 fatally

    CHICAGO — A man was killed by Chicago police after he shot two others, one fatally, in the city’s Homan Square neighborhood. Officers were responding to a call of gunfire around 12:25 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Harrison Street and Central Park Avenue. Upon arriving, officers saw a man shooting another man. They then exited their vehicle to engage the shooter. The officers then shot the shooter, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s sister identified him […]

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    Still no gun found after fatal police shooting in Chicago’s West Englewood

    CHICAGO —  Newly released surveillance video reveals the final moments of a deadly shooting in West Englewood Wednesday evening. 19-year-old Kajuan Raye led police on a foot chase when they tried to talk to him at a bus stop. Police say he matched the description of a suspect in a battery report. Officers say Raye turned and pointed a gun at them twice. The second time, they shot and killed him. But no gun has been found at the scene. […]