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  • Florida residents trap python in grill

    Residents of a neighborhood in south Florida are still talking about the unwanted visitor they received last week. A 12-foot long Burmese Python slithered into their community in Florida City on Thursday night. They called 911, but it was going to be a half-hour before reptile specialists could arrive. Residents couldn’t wait, so several of the braver ones took matters into their own hands and trapped the python in a barbeque grill. Officials say the python was not a pet, […]

  • Capacity crowd celebrates July 4th at Navy Pier

    Navy Pier hosted Chicago’s only lakefront Fourth of July fireworks display. So many people showed up, that the pier had to start turning people away.  Capacity was reached more than two hours before the fireworks began. For those who are still feeling festive, or are one of the thousands who were turned away, Navy Pier is still having its weekly Saturday night fireworks display tonight at 10:15 p.m.

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    Former coach acquitted of sexually abusing 2 students

    A jury acquitted a former high school basketball coach who had been charged with sexually assaulting an underage student, and attempting to assault another. Prosecutors accused Kevin Jones of using his position to take advantage of the 17-year-old girls.  One of them said she had sex with Jones in a motel, which he denied. He was found not guilty on Thursday of criminal sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and attempted criminal sexual assault charges. Jones was a varsity basketball coach […]

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    Report: Disfigured girl kicked out of KFC story a hoax

    A new report suggests the story about a 3-year-old girl being kicked out of a KFC because her appearance was scaring other customers, may have been a hoax. Victoria Wilcher was disfigured after she was mauled by three of her grandfather’s pit bulls. Her grandmother claimed she and the girl were asked to leave a KFC in Mississippi last month. But the Lauren Leader-Call in Mississippi is quoting an anonymous source close to the investigation, who claims the two never […]

  • Peoria mayor sued over raid in response to fake Twitter account

    A man who created a fake Twitter account implying he was the mayor of Peoria has filed a lawsuit. Jon Daniel says his constitutional rights were violated when police in Peoria raided his home in April, took his computer and detained him. He’s suing the city, mayor and several other officials. Daniel says he created the twitter handle @peoriamayor as a parody, which his attorney says is protected by the First Amendment. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis says it’s not clear […]

  • Hillary Clinton continues Chicago visit

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has another speaking engagement in Chicago today. She will take part in Chicago Ideas Week, a discussion that will include a question and answer session with Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the Harris Theater. There were no hard-hitting questions from the mayor but instead helped Clinton showcase her political prowess. Clinton also was greeted by a very welcoming crowd, who paid $50 each to attend the event and receive an autographed copy of her new […]

  • 3 children, 2 adults injured in South Side Crash

    Three children and two adults were injured in a single-car crash early this morning when their car went up a median and hit a tree on Chicago’s South Side. It happened just after midnight near 95th and Green streets. Everyone in the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The children are 1, 2 and 3-years-old. The cause of the crash is under investigation.  

  • Chicago Police officers injured in shootout

    Two Chicago Police officers were shot overnight on the city’s Far South Side. It happened just before midnight Friday, in the 9300 block of South Wallace Avenue. Police say gang enforcement officers were trying to make a traffic stop, when a man sitting in the passenger’s seat of the car started shooting. One officer, a 38-year-old man and 12-year department veteran, was hit in the leg. The other, a 31-year-old with 6 years on the job, was hit in the […]

  • California Chrome tries for Triple Crown history at Belmont Stakes

    All eyes are on California Chrome at the 146th Belmont Stakes. If the horse wins today, he will be the first triple crown winner since 1978 and only the 12th in history. Belmont Stakes is called the “test of a champion” because of how hard the 1.5-mile track is on a horse.

  • Gary couple accused of abusing 5 girls

    A couple from Gary, Indiana is accused of abusing five girls. Dearieus L. Kindred, 28, and Kristen D. Kindred, 33, were charged Friday with five counts of neglect of a dependent. Dearieus Kindred faces six additional charges of child molesting. The girls told police they were locked in a furnace closet on multiple occasions for several hours, sometimes during the summer while the heat was on. One girl said they were also forced to do squats for hours. The girls, […]