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  • 2 children shot outside school during end-of-year picnic

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are questioning persons of interest in a shooting that wounded two school girls at an end of year picnic. The drive-by shooting happened around 2 p.m. near Joseph Warren Elementary, on the city’s South Side. Two girls, ages 7 and 13, were shot, according to WGN. Authorities say the younger girl was shot in the leg, the older girl was shot in the hand. They were both taken to the hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening. Students […]

  • Photos show ‘deplorable’ home where missing 1-year-old was found dead

    WILL COUNTY, Ill. — After the body of a missing Illinois toddler was found last Thursday, authorities have released photos of the decrepit home where she was pronounced dead. The Joliet Township house where 16-month-old Semaj Crosby was found dead has since been condemned.  Police said the residence was in a “deplorable condition,” with between five and 15 people – described as squatters – living on and off at the residence. In the kitchen, food in foil pans and pizza […]

  • Can you see the venomous snake in this photo?

    The latest confounding image being shared on social media also teaches an important lesson – when hiking in areas with venomous snakes, don’t assume you’ll be able to see it before it’s too late. Still not convinced? Join the people who have been trying to find the snake lurking in this Twitter photo posted Sunday by snake biologist Helen Plylar, according to Mashable. “Received this from a fellow HERper this morning. No caption needed, the task was implied: “can you spot the […]

  • Facebook murder suspect recognized at McDonald’s after ordering McNuggets; employee alerted police

    ERIE, Pa. — The man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting after video of the incident was posted on Facebook is dead following a brief pursuit in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. According to Pennsylvania State Police, officers received a tip around 11 a.m. when Steve Stephens’ vehicle was spotted at a McDonald’s in Erie. According to employees at the restaurant, Stephens ordered a 20-piece McNuggets and a large order of fries in the drive-thru. He was given his order of McNuggets, but employees tried to […]

  • Facebook murder suspect found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound in Pennsylvania

    ERIE, Pa. — Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens was found dead inside a vehicle in Pennsylvania following a brief pursuit on Tuesday, according to police. “Steve Stephens was spotted this morning by PSP members in Erie County. After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself.” — Pennsylvania State Police Stephens was found dead inside a white Ford Fusion, according to the Erie Times-News. According to WJW, police in Cleveland will hold a press conference at 12 p.m. ET regarding the case. […]

  • Man forcibly dragged off plane after refusing to give up seat to United employee

    CHICAGO — A man claiming to be a doctor was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday night after he refused to give up his seat on an overbooked flight, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. The video shows the man screaming as he is dragged off the plane by uniformed personnel. United officials told passengers the plane would not take off until four of its employees, who needed to be in Louisville on Monday morning to […]

  • Police officer calls back IRS scammer in viral Facebook video

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – After a man pretending to be an IRS agent left a threatening voicemail for a Wisconsin police officer, the department decided to call back. In the Facebook video of the exchange, officer Kyle Roder calls the number and asks, “Hello, is this the IRS? It said to call this number, you said I had committed a fraud or something?” The scammer, unaware he’s about to be scammed, asks for a case number. When Roder says he […]

  • ‘Marry My Husband’ author dies at 51

    Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the children’s author who took the heartbreak of her own looming death and turned it into a love letter for the ages, has died of ovarian cancer at the age of 51. Krouse Rosenthal penned “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” a New York Times Modern Love column that quickly went viral, on her final Valentine’s Day with her husband of 26 years. Very sad news: Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of more than 20 books for children, died this morning from […]

  • Suspected killer mistakenly released from custody

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for a murder suspect who was mistakenly released from state custody in an apparent case of miscommunication, Illinois officials said Monday. Garrett Glover, 29,  was released early on parole after being sentenced in 2014 to four years in prison for attempted armed robbery, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.  Glover, who had been housed at the Cook County Jail since February, 2014, became eligible for parole after receiving credit for time served – 879 days, officials […]

  • Murdered Indiana teen recorded video of suspect; police release audio clip

    DELPHI, Ind. – Investigators have released an audio clip of the voice of a suspect in the deaths of two Indiana teenagers. Capt. Dave Bursten with Indiana State Police played the clip during a Wednesday news conference. He said it came from a video on the cell phone of victim Liberty German, who had the presence of mind to make the recording. Though difficult to understand, police said the voice is saying, “Down the hill.” Liberty, 14, and her friend, Abigail […]