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    Highlights from 2015 McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s annual McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade was held Thursday morning on State Street.. Actor David Arquette was this year’s Grand Marshal. Here are some of this year’s highlights:    

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    St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey shot in head while riding in car

    MIAMI — An NFL star was shot and critically injured Tuesday night in Miami. Stedman Bailey, a wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams, was riding in a car with his family when he was shot in the head. He is currently listed as critical but stable. Bailey is currently serving a four-game suspension for violating professional football’s substance abuse rules.

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    Aurora police looking for gas station robber

    AURORA, Ill. — Police in Aurora are hoping someone will recognize surveillance pictures of a man who robbed a gas station. It happened early Saturday morning at a 7-11 on S. Frontenac Rd. near Ogden. The robber ran into the store with a gun, grabbed the clerk and emptied out the cash register; the clerk was not hurt. The same store was robbed September 3rd. Three other gas stations in Aurora have been robbed since early September.

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    Lyft gets clearance to serve Chicago airports, McCormick Place

    CHICAGO — The first ride-sharing program has been given permission to pick up arriving passengers at O’Hare and Midway airports. Mayor Emanuel’s office says, Lyft cars will be allowed to serve the airports and McCormick place; Uber hopes to get the same permission very soon. Cab drivers are outraged at the new competition; they say, ride-sharing companies don’t face the same inspection and licensing requirements as the more expensive taxis.

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    Dixmoor mayor appears to lunge at village trustee in video

    DIXMOOR, Ill. — The mayor of Dixmoor appeared to lunge at a village trustee during a village board meeting. Mayor Dorothy Armstrong told the Chicago Tribune, trustee Michael Smith called her old and made fun of her hair color. Armstrong insists she was just grabbing some paper as Smith wrote on it, and she never touched him. Smith says the mayor lashed out because she was angry that he questioned the actions of the city treasurer, who is a mayoral […]

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    Car thieves drop off abducted child at school

    NORFOLK, Va. — Two men hijacked a parked car in Norfolk, Virginia, only to discover that an 8-year-old boy was sitting in the back seat. And then they took him to school. When police found the boy, he was sitting in his classroom at Ghent Elementary School, apparently unfazed by the whole affair. His mother’s cell phone was left in the car, so police had no trouble tracking the car with GPS, but the hijackers and kidnappers are gone. The […]

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    Recovered handgun may be linked to murder of Indiana pastor’s wife

    INDIANAPOLIS — Police in Indianapolis are examining a handgun found in the neighborhood where a pastor’s wife was murdered. Amanda Blackburn was shot during a home invasion last week; she was 3 months pregnant. Surveillance video revealed an unknown person walking through the neighborhood at about the time of the murder. Police believe the killer planned to burglarize the Blackburns’ home, but they say there were no signs of forced entry. More from our sister station WXIN here.

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    Chicago rabbi convicted of sexually assaulting boy 9 years ago

    CHICAGO — A jury convicted a rabbi from Chicago of sexually assaulting a boy nine years ago. It took just two hours of testimony to convince jurors that Aryeh “Larry” Dudovitz was guilty. The victim, now 24, says Dudovitz was mentoring him; he visited the boy’s home in 2006, got him drunk, waited for him to pass out, and performed a sex act on him.

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    NW side neighborhood on alert after man tried to lure 2 girls into SUV

    CHICAGO — An alert has been issued in the Belmont Terrace neighborhood after a man tried to lure two young girls into his vehicle. It happened early in the evening November 6th in the 3400 block of N. Page Ave. The girls were in front of a home when a maroon Chrysler SUV pulled up, and a man rolled down a passenger’s side window and tried to lure the girls with candy. The girls ran into the house, and their […]

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    Mother charged after giving 10-month-old son bourbon in bottle

    UNION COUNTY, Ark. — Authorities say an Arkansas mother has been charged with child endangerment after giving her 10-month-old son bourbon in a bottle. 28-year-old Lori Sheppard is charged with child endangerment. Police in Union County, Arkansas say Sheppard poured bourbon into her son’s baby bottle to try to relieve his teething pains. Sheppard said she’s already given him infant Tylenol and Motrin when her mother suggested she rub alcohol on his gums. Police say she later told investigators she […]


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