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  • Surveillance video shows man saving boy, 4, from running into traffic

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A reluctant hero has come forward in Washington state. Police posted a video online, in hopes of finding the man who saved a 4-year-old boy that was about to run into a busy street. The man was stopped at an intersection, when he saw the boy coming. He threw his car into park, jumped out and grabbed the boy. Once police arrived, the man drove off. The video was viewed thousands of times before the man […]

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    Germanwings co-pilot examined for vision problems, Antidepressants found at home

    DUSSELDORF, Germany — The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps sought treatment for vision problems. Investigators say that may have jeopardized the ability for Andreas Lubitz to become a pilot. They found a torn up doctor’s note declaring him unfit to fly during a search of his apartment last week. Investigators haven’t revealed whether the condition was physical or emotional, but they also found antidepressants. Germanwings Flight 9525went down Tuesday with 150 people aboard. Investigators […]

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    Man killed while sitting in car in West Pullman neighborhood

    CHICAGO — A 25-year-old man was shot and killed overnight in the West Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s Far South Side. Police say three men were sitting in a parked car in the 12200 block of South Racine Avenue when a gunman approached the car on foot and opened fire just before 2 a.m. Sunday. The men drove to the Calumet Park police station several blocks from the scene. The victim, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was taken […]

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    Duckworth announcing Senate run: report

    WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth may be about to launch a U.S. Senate bid. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Democrat will likely announce Monday she’ll run against Republican Mark Kirk for his seat. Others considering a run against Kirk include Representatives Bill Foster and Robin Kelly. Duckworth sent a fundraising letter to supporters asking for $1,000 donations.

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    Man stabbed at Skokie bar

    SKOKIE, Ill. — A man was stabbed during a fight at a bar in north suburban Skokie. Police were called to the Skokie House Bar at 7878 Lincoln Avenue just after 10 p.m. Friday night. Officers arrived to find a 52-year-old man with several stab wounds. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in serious condition. Another man was arrested, but charges have not been filed. Police are still investigating what led up to the stabbing.

  • Ex-girlfriend says Germanwings co-pilot was planning a horrifying act

    MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — A German hospital denies reports that it treated Andreas Lubitz for depression, but it does confirm that he’s been a patient there over the past two months. The hospital in Duesseldorf says he was last there for a “diagnostic evaluation” on March 10. That’s exactly two weeks before he flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in the French Alps, killing 150 people. Prosecutors say he appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from the airline, […]

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    Millions witness solar eclipse

    Even though we couldn’t see it here in the United States, there was a spectacular solar eclipse on Friday. Solar eclipses happen when the sun, moon and earth are perfectly aligned. When the moon passes in front of the sun, it casts a shadow on the earth. The solar eclipse could only be seen in parts of North Africa, Europe and much of Northern Asia. The next solar eclipse that will be visible in the U.S. won’t happen until August […]

  • Chicago firefighter badge added to Wall of Fallen Heroes

    Chicago — A Chicago firefighter who was killed in the line of duty has had his badge added to the Wall of Fallen Heroes at the Chicago Fire Academy. Captain Herbert T. Johnson died while fighting a house fire in the Gage Park neighborhood in November of 2012. A federal investigation later determined poor communication at the fire in the 2300 block of West 50th Place was a factor in Johnson’s death. Johnson was with the Chicago Fire Department for […]

  • Machete-wielding man shot at airport dies, more weapons found

    KENNER, La. (AP) — Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says a man who used wasp spray and a machete to try to attack TSA employees and passengers at the New Orleans airport has a history of mental health issues. Richard White, 63, died in a hospital Saturday afternoon. He was shot three times by one of Normand’s officers Friday after approaching a security checkpoint, spraying insecticide and swinging a machete. Normand said White chased a TSA agent when the sheriff’s […]

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    CPS bond rating drops again, possible penalties

    Chicago — CPS is facing more than $200 million in penalties, after its bond rating was dramatically dropped again. The triple downgrade by Fitch Ratings Friday puts the school system at one notch above junk status. That’s the same rating Moody’s Investors Service gave the district earlier this month. CPS issued a statement renewing Mayor Emanuel’s call for changes to teacher pensions, which are expected to cost the district nearly $700 million next year.

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