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    Body of man discovered in Chicago River

    CHICAGO — A body was discovered floating in the Chicago River today. The body was spotted near Chicago Avenue just after 10 a.m. Thursday. A police marine unit located the body of a man in the water. Police say this is a death investigation and it’s unclear how the man died. This is a developing story, check back for more updates.

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    Insurance company cancels policy over Facebook photos of dog

    TIMBERLAKE, N.C. — A woman says her insurance was canceled because of pictures of her dog on Facebook. Melina Efthimiadis and her husband wanted to add personal umbrella liability insurance to their homeowners policy. But after filling out the paperwork Nationwide Insurance sent them a cancellation letter. The company said the family owned a Rottweiler mix which is considered a dangerous breed. Nationwide sent Melina pictures of the dog from her own Facebook page as proof. Melina is a veterinarian […]

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    Body found in burned out garage in Cicero

    CICERO, Ill. — Police are investigating a body found in a burned out garage. A body was found inside the car in the garage in the 3500 block of South 57th Street about 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Police believe the fire was started by the car that was running in the garage and do not believe foul play was involved. The name of the victim has not been released.

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    Parents of jailed murder suspects found dead in Joliet home

    JOLIET, Ill. — The parents of two murder suspects currently being held in the Will County jail have been found dead in their Joliet home. The bodies of Patrick and Angel Morgan were found early Sunday┬ámorning. The causes of death have not been released. Court records show the couple had a history of domestic violence. The Morgan’s two adult sons, Blaique and Amari Morgan, were arrested in January 2016. They’re charged with beating a neighbor to death after he made […]

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    Parents file lawsuit in Lake Zurich hazing scandal

    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. — The parents of two Lake Zurich High School students have filed a lawsuit against the school district. The suit lists Lake Zurich Unit District 95, school officials and football coaches as defendants. District 95 is accused of allowing the hazing and bullying to occur in the team locker room where minors are supposed to be supervised. No criminal charges have been filed, in part due to a lack of cooperation from witnesses say police. The school […]

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    Neighbor volunteers to care for elderly woman with terminal cancer

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When an elderly woman was diagnosed with terminal cancer her neighbor volunteered to take care of her. Norma Cook and Chris Salvatore live in the same apartment complex. They became friends four years ago when Chris, who’s an actor, moved into the building. Chris says Norma is a “firecracker” and “tells it like it is.” But Norma has only a few months to live. She doesn’t have any children and no family that lives close enough […]

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    Report: Trump adviser “Punched man at Inaugural ball”

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway reportedly broke up a fight at the Inaugural Liberty Ball. Fox Business Host Charles Gasparino posted on Facebook that the fight started between two men in tuxes According the post, Conway came out of nowhere and started punching one of the men in the face to stop the fight. Gasparino said no one was seriously injured. Another witness told a similar story to The New York Daily News. Conway appeared on […]

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    Man says couch saved his life in crash

    COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. — A bus crashed into a man’s house while he was taking a nap. The bus came through Randy Schmitt’s front window Friday night while he was sleeping on the couch. The bus pushed the couch, with Randy, out the side of the house. Randy walked away with only bruised shins and some cuts on his face. “I don’t know if the couch can be saved but it saved me,” he said. One person on the bus […]

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    1st meeting of Chicago community policing panel

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department hopes to take another step toward improving its community relations today. The city’s new Community Policing Advisory Panel held its first meeting this morning at police headquarters. Superintendent Eddie Johnson hosted the event. The panel was created to develop a strategy for more police engagement in the city’s high-crime neighborhoods. Later Tuesday, Johnson sat with a panel of activists from Youth for Black Lives and fielded questions on police accountability. The students had concerns […]

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    14-year-old scientist is youngest on Forbes famed 30 under 30 list

    MASON, OH — A freshman in high school is the youngest person to be named on the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 list. Maanasa Mendu is 14-years-old. She invented a device that converts sunlight, wind and rain into renewable energy. Maanasa was inspired by a trip to visit family in India, where many people live without electricity or clean water. Maanasa has applied for a patent for her device.