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  • The Russian jet had left Sharm el-Sheikh airport shortly before it crashed over the Sinai Peninsula early Saturday, killing all 224 people on board.

    Report: Black boxes show bomb brought down Russian jet

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — European investigators who analyzed the two flight recorders from the Metrojet plane that went down last weekend in Egypt are categorically saying the crash is not an accident, CNN affiliate France 2 reported Friday. The investigators said the cockpit voice recorder of Metrojet Flight 9268 shows an explosion and the flight data recorder confirms the explosion is not accidental — there is no sign of mechanical malfunction during the initial part of the flight, France 2 […]

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    Indiana teacher charged with stalking student

    EAST CHICAGO, Ind. — A teacher in Northwest Indiana was charged with stalking a student. Jason P. Bredesen, 37, of Merrillville is accused of sending inappropriate texts and Facebook messages to a girl in his economics class at East Chicago High School. Police say they were sexual, and also mentioned harming his wife and the girl. Police say the girl told her mother, who told school administrators. The school suspended Bredesen. When police found him Friday, Bredesen had several suicide […]

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    Happy Days actor, Kenosha native dies at 96

    Glendale, Calif. — The actor who played cook Big Al Delvecchio on “Happy Days” has died. Al Molinaro passed away at a hospital in California Friday. His son says he died from complications from a gall stone. Molinaro was 96, and considered too old to have his gall bladder removed. He was best known for his role on “Happy Days,” appearing in more than 140 episodes. But Molinaro also had a role in the spin-off “Joanie Loves Chachi”, and on […]

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    White House will not release Obama-Clinton emails

    WASHINGTON — The White House will not immediately release emails between President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, from her days as Secretary of State. A senior administration official says the emails will be withheld until after President Obama leaves office. The White House confirms the two exchanged emails on occasion, but won’t say how many. A federal judge ordered the State Department to release all of Clinton’s emails from 2009 to 2013. But, President Obama’s emails are exempt from that […]

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    20 years since fatal Fox River Grove school bus accident

    FOX RIVER GROVE, Ill. — It’s been 20 years since one of the country’s deadliest rail crossing crashes happened in Fox River Grove. On October 25, 1995, a school bus taking kids to Cary-Grove High School stopped at a red light on Algonquin Road, but the back of the bus was still on a set of train tracks. A Metra express train slammed into the bus, going 70 MPH. Seven high school students died, and two dozen more were hurt. […]

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    Driver fatally shot in West Garfield Park

    CHICAGO –A driver was shot and killed in the West Garfield Park neighborhood overnight. It happened just before 3 a.m. Sunday in the 4500 block of West Adams Street. The 26-year-old man was shot in the head, then he crashed his car into a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are looking for the shooter.

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    Woman kidnapped in Chicago, left in Hammond

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for a couple who kidnapped a woman in Chicago and left her in Northwest Indiana. The victim says a man and a woman approached her in the 2400 block of North Fairfield late Thursday night. They each showed her a gun and forced her into their car. The woman from California says they took her to several ATM’s, but her card didn’t work at any of them. The couple left the woman in Hammond. The […]

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    Girl hospitalized after being struck, pinned under car

    CHICAGO — A 7-year-old girl and her father were hit while crossing the street, after two cars collided on the Chicago’s northwest side. It happened just after 7 p.m. Friday at Altgeld Street and Laramie Avenue. The girl was pinned underneath one of the cars. Bystanders helped police lift the car off of her. The girl was taken to the hospital in stable condition. Her father suffered a broken arm. Police say both are going to be alright. The drivers […]

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    Sean Lewis reveals why he almost didn’t get his high school diploma

    GUNTERSVILLE, AL — “Overdue” is an understatement. A man in Alabama checked out a book from his high school library in 1952, and forgot to bring it back. He found book this week, and returned it … 63 years late. The school estimated the fine to be $15,000, but decided to waive it. Since the book is in good shape, the school is putting it back into circulation. The librarian just hopes the next person doesn’t keep it as long. […]

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    Cool Sunday, warmer temps for Cubs’ return to Chicago

    CHICAGO — Another frosty start to the day, then temps begin to moderate. Sunrise temps range from mid-upper 20s in the suburbs, to the low 30s across much of the city, and near 40 downtown. Patchy mid and high level clouds arrive, but sun dominates the day. Light, variable winds become SW at 10 to 15 mph as high pressure shifts east of the area. Afternoon temps reach the upper 50s. Areas west of the Fox valley may touch 60 […]


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