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    Mother accuses officers of taking nude photos of daughter’s dead body

    COOK COUNTY, Ill. — A mother is suing the Cook County Sheriff’s Department accusing officers of taking inappropriate nude photos of her daughter’s dead body. Jessica Mejia, 20, was killed in 2009 when a car driven by her ex-boyfriend crashed into a pole in unincorporated Cook County. The lawsuit claims deputies improperly removed her clothing at the scene and took nude photos. “This was a young lady that just died and was treated with less dignity than a deer carcass […]

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    Bobby Brown says Bobbi Kristina is ‘awake’

    DALLAS — Bobby Brown gave fans at a concert in Dallas Saturday night a special video message. He said his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is awake and was watching him. Fans went wild, screaming after his remark. It’s been nearly three months since Bobbi Kristina was found face down and unresponsive in a tub at her home. Brown’s family has said she’s “fighting for her life.” She’s been moved to an undisclosed location since she was released last month from […]

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    Man sent to emergency room after playing Candy Crush for weeks

    A man’s obsession with the game “Candy Crush” sent him to the emergency room. He ruptured a tendon in his thumb and needed surgery to fix it. The 29-year-old man told doctors he had been playing the game on his smartphone nonstop for six to eight weeks. But doctors say there is a bright side to the story because the man didn’t report feeling any pain in the thumb until the tendon actually ruptured. They’re now studying whether video games […]

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    Family demands answers, authorities release video of police shooting in Oklahoma

    Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma have released video of a suspect being shot by a white deputy who says he accidentally pulled his gun instead of his taser. Undercover video of Eric Harris was taken earlier this month during a sting operation in Tulsa. Police say Harris ran and after being tackled by officers a deputy shot Harris with his gun instead of his taser. The officer can be heard on the video saying “I’m sorry.” Harris died an hour later […]

  • Opening statements begin in 2012 police shooting

    CHICAGO — For the first time in a little more than 15 years a Chicago police officer is on trial for his use of deadly force. A judge heard opening statements today, three years after off duty Chicago detective Donte Servin opened fire on a group of people killing one and injuring another. The case is also being drawn into of a national debate over police brutality. In this case Officer Servin, who is Hispanic, was off duty at the […]

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    South Side park to be renamed for slain teen Hadiya Pendleton

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Park District voted to rename a park in the Bronzeville neighborhood to honor slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton. The 15-year old honor student became a national symbol for the city’s struggle with gun violence after she was shot and killed just minutes from President Barack Obama’s Kenwood home two years ago. The playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet will be expanded to a three acre park. It will include a walking trail, new playground equipment […]

  • Recap of Election Day: Photos, videos, tweets and more

    CHICAGO — Incumbent Rahm Emanuel was reelected in the city’s first runoff election for mayor Tuesday. Emanuel defeated Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia to win a second term as mayor. Emanuel failed to win a majority in a five-candidate February election, forcing the mayoral runoff. Garcia criticized Emanuel for not listening to neighborhood residents. He relied on his community contacts and a strong field operation that included the Chicago Teachers Union and progressive groups. Emanuel campaigned hard, trying to […]

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    Coloring books not just for kids

    The biggest literary trend for adults is actually something rooted in our childhoods – coloring books. According to Amazon.com, five of the top ten selling books right now are coloring books for adults. “The Secret Garden” has sold 1.4 million copies worldwide. Fans are posting their finished pictures on social media. Publishers say many people look at the books as a way to relax and unwind.

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    Pregnant mother crushed, killed by dump truck in California

    MARTINEZ, Calif. — Safety regulators and police are investigating what caused a dump truck to tip over, killing a pregnant woman in her driveway. Police say a work crew had just asked 32-year old Lindsey Combs to move a car out of her driveway in Martinez, California on Wednesday. Her four-year old daughter was standing nearby and saw the truck crush her mother’s car. It happened as the driver was raising the back part of the truck to dump a […]

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    Man found dead on CTA Blue Line train

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating the death of a man found unresponsive on a Blue Line train early Monday morning. A man in his 40’s was found about 1:30 a.m. when a CTA train stopped at O’Hare International airport. Police say he was taken to Community First Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The man’s name has not been released. No details have been released about what may have caused his death.

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