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  • Ferguson decision could come as early as Monday

    A grand jury has not come to a decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown. Since that grand jury did not make a decision Friday night, the earliest it can reportedly reconvene will be Monday. In the meantime, preparations are being made for civil unrest. Protestors still take to the streets in and around Ferguson, despite the rain, as the wait continues for a decision in one of the […]

  • Ferguson, Missouri awaits grand jury decision

    Protests continued overnight in Ferguson, Missouri as that community waits for a decision from a grand jury. The jury is trying to decide whether Officer Darren Wilson will be indicted for killing unarmed teen Michael Brown back in August. Sources tell KTVI-TV in St. Louis that there won’t be a decision this weekend, and the grand jury will reconvene on Monday. Protests overnight were peaceful, but three protestors were arrested after they blocked traffic and refused to move. Local officials […]

  • Bicyclist critically injured after being hit by two cars on Lake Shore Drive

    A bicyclist who was hit by two cars on Lake Shore Drive early Saturday morning is in critical condition. Police say the 24-year-old man was intoxicated when he was riding a rented Divvy bicycle on North Lake Shore Drive early Saturday morning. The man was on Lake Shore Drive near Belmont in the city’s East Lakeview neighborhood at about 2:40am. When the first car hit him, he was pulled under the vehicle. Then, as a second car pulled over to […]

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    Earthquake rattles Dallas area

    An earthquake hit the Dallas area last night. It happened just after 9 p.m. The magnitude 3.3 quake was felt about 6 miles northwest of Dallas. No major damage or injuries have been reported. It’s the first quake to hit the area in about five years.

  • Quake shakes Nagano

    At least 37 homes were destroyed and 39 people were injured after an earthquake struck the mountainous region near Nagano in central Japan Saturday morning. Nagano was the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics. The earthquake struck just after 10 p.m. Japan time. It was measured at a magnitude of 6.7. No deaths have been reported, but several landslides and aftershocks have been reported in the region.

  • Naked Boston man goes on bizarre airport rampage

    A Boston man is facing attempted murder charges after a bizarre rampage at Boston’s Logan Airport. The 26-year-old man allegedly stripped naked, climbed into the ceiling of a women’s bathroom, fell from the ceiling, and then, still naked, he left the women’s bathroom and assaulted an 84-year-old man. The elderly man’s injuries are not life threatening. Police say the naked man also injured one of the troopers as they struggled to arrest him. The suspect was taken to the hospital […]

  • Scam alert: You may want to think twice about grabbing money left on your car windshield.

    Law enforcement officials say an urban legend might actually be happening. Criminals are apparently leaving $100 bills on the windshields of cars in Maryland. When shoppers get into their vehicles, they notice money, and hop out to grab the cash. That’s when the thieves strike, hopping into the car and driving off.  

  • Arlington Heights man charged with murdering his wife

    An Arlington Heights man is being charged with murder in Wisconsin. According to police, Cristian Loga-Negru, 38,  tracked down his wife in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin last Wednesday, kidnapped her from her boss’ home where she was staying, and attacked her with a hatchet in the backseat of a rental car. Police found the man standing near the car in the parking lot of a Super 8 Motel about 25 miles south of Milwaukee. The woman, Roxana Abrudan, 36, died about […]

  • Obama’s immigration reform push continues despite Republican outrage

    President Obama is facing backlash from both sides for the executive order he signed on Thursday providing temporary protections for 5 million undocumented immigrants. The order only allows protection for those who meet certain criteria and they must have been in the U.S. for at least five years. Obama heads to Chicago on Tuesday to continue selling his executive order to the public – and to put pressure on Republicans to send him a comprehensive bill. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel […]

  • Kitten travels 2,500 miles in five days

    How does a kitten travel more than 2,000 miles in five days? Nobody knows. But this kitten did just that. Her name is Spice. She was found inside a duffel bag at a thrift shop in Portland, Maine. There was cat food and cat litter in the bag with her. She was taken to a shelter and they discovered a microchip in her. That chip linked her back to her owner in New Mexico. She’s expected to get home in […]


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