An Illinois woman died Tuesday after trying to save a 9-year-old boy in a northern Wisconsin Lake. Karen Wessel, 47, was a single mother of two an was active in the Arlington Heights School District 25.
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A 71-year-old man has been in arrested in the 1992 death of 15-year-old David Chereck, an Illinois teen found strangled in a forest preserve with his own scarf, the boy’s mother told the Chicago Sun-Times
Thursday. A murder warrant was issued July 21 for Robert Serritella, according to Cook County court records, which lists his home address in Los Angeles.
One suburban Chicago police department had a new top cop on Wednesday.
Adam Broderson -- a 7-year-old boy with a heart defect -- was named sergeant by the Buffalo Grove Police Department for a day, and got to hang out with the other members of the force. Adam dreams of one day growing up to be a police officer, but has already had to tough out several surgeries during his short life due to a rare heart condition that left him with only one working ventricle.
Two people are dead and dozens of others were injured after a tornado touched down at a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia Thursday morning. A couple from New Jersey died when a tree fell on their tent. Their 13-year-old son has been hospitalized with serious injuries, State Police said. Troopers identified the couple as Lord Balatbat, 38, and Lolabeth Ortega, 38.
A New Jersey man allegedly involved in a domestic dispute hanged his family dog before setting fire to his home, police say. The Press of Atlantic City reports
that 29-year-old Janrv Bacolod is accused of using an accelerant and setting fire to several parts of his home last Friday. Several cats inside the home were killed, according to The Press of AC
. Prior to setting the blaze, police say Bacolod hanged his dog.
A Moroccan national accused in a plot to fly bombs on drone-like devices into a school out of state and a federal building in Connecticut pleaded guilty on Thursday to perjury on an immigration matter.
When authorities arrested El Mehdi Semlali Fathi, 26, in April, they said they found wires and tools in his Bridgeport apartment.
He was charged with immigration-related crimes for allegedly staying in the U.S. for seven years after his student visa expired after flunking out of Virginia International University.
One Houston-area police officer has lost his job and three others were disciplined after a new member of a tactical team was shot with a bean bag round.
A woman who witnesses said appeared to be in labor was prevented from crossing a Los Angeles street Wednesday afternoon because the road was closed for President Barack Obama’s motorcade. According to witness Carrie Clifford, the woman in labor had to wait at least 30 minutes before she could cross the street. Clifford tweeted updates and pictures from the location.
"Ironically, Obama is going to @shondarhimes. This could be #GreysAnatomy - woman in labor can't get to Cedars cuz of O," she posted. The pregnant woman eventually made her way to the hospital.
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A sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to reject Christianity met Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, hours after she fled Sudan. Meriam Ibrahim, her American husband and two young children arrived in Rome accompanied by Italy’s vice minister of foreign affairs, officials told NBC News. Ibrahim had been jailed in February and sentenced to death and 100 lashes after refusing to renounce Christianity, before later being freed. She had been sheltered at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum for nearly a month, and the State Department negotiated with officials to secure her release.
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American Airlines on Thursday said it will resume flights to Israel after federal authorities lifted a ban that had been in place for 48 hours. CEO Doug Park said the airline would not resume those flights unless it was certain it's safe. Other domestic airlines followed suit, with a United flight embarking from Newark International Airport Thursday -- the first U.S.-based flight to land in Israel since the ban was enacted.
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President Barack Obama focused on the economy, jobs and growing the middle class during a speech at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College on Thursday as he wrapped up a 24-hour visit to Los Angeles. While speaking to the college-aged crowd, Obama took swipes at Congress for not helping middle-class Americans' quality of life. Obama started his day at a fundraiser at the Brentwood home of Michael Rapino, the CEO of concert promotion behemoth Live Nation, according to City News Service. The cost for a ticket to the roundtable discussion was a hefty one, reaching $32,4000, the maximum allowable contribution to a national party in a calendar year.
A House Republican who chairs a subcommittee overseeing the District of Columbia is suggesting giving most of the District back to Maryland and "possibly" getting rid of the local government. Asked about President Barack Obama's support for District statehood, Rep. John Mica of Florida said: "The president must be spending too much time in Colorado, because you'd have to be high to think that Congress or anyone else is going to support making the District of Columbia the 51st state."
Wild monkeys that live near Fukushima — the scene of a nuclear power plant meltdown in 2011 — show signs of radiation exposure, according to researchers. The monkeys that scientists observed had lower counts of red and white blood cells compared to monkeys not near the power plant and also had radioactive cesium in their muscles. Researchers likened the effects seen in the monkeys to those noticed in people, animals, insects and plants following an explosion at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine in 1986. The scientists' findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports.
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