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  • Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail

    Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail
    For two days, a federal judge listened to inmates testify about allegedly rampant abuse at the Cook County Jail — from gang fights among prisoners to guards with hair-trigger tempers who use violence to instill fear and control. Then last week the...
  • Fugitive, one of LAPD's most wanted, is caught; cops saw him on Facebook

    Fugitive, one of LAPD's most wanted, is caught; cops saw him on Facebook
    A fugitive connected to four killings and considered one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most wanted criminals has been caught, federal authorities announced. Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, was captured by U.S. marshals on Thursday in the 3500...
  • Hampton man on trial in Newport News homicide of two teens

    Hampton man on trial in Newport News homicide of two teens
    NEWPORT NEWS — A double-homicide jury trial started Tuesday for a Hampton man charged with killing two teens in 2008. Floyd Taybron, 22, is charged with killing Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, of Newport News, and Keon Otis Flemming, 15, of...
  • Bail denied for man accused in South Shore slaying

    Bail denied for man accused in South Shore slaying
    Bail was denied Saturday for a 21-year-old man accused of a fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy Tuesday night in the South Shore neighborhood, authorities said. Robert T. Smith, 21, the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue is charged with murder in the Sept....
  • Sons of Anarchy recap: 'Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em' revs up the chaos

    Sons of Anarchy recap: 'Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em' revs up the chaos
    I have to say, my favorite part of “Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em” was when the Sons teamed up with the Grim Basterds to murder a bunch of black gang members, use their bodies for leverage against the Aryan Brotherhood, and then use...
  • 19 charged in yearlong Aurora drug investigation

    19 charged in yearlong Aurora drug investigation
    The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Aurora Beacon-News reports: A yearlong investigation into local drug activity ended this week with the arrests of 14 people. Aurora police said five additional suspects remain at large, following the sweep that took...
  • 20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence

    20 Years Ago, Shooting Death Drove City's War On Gang Violence
    HARTFORD — She was a shy, playful first-grader at Parkville Community School. She had long, shiny black hair and a broad smile. But when she was gunned down on March 26, 1994, 7-year-old Marcelina Delgado became the catalyst that drove the federal...
  • Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James

    Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James
    "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the third novel by Kingston-born author Marlon James, opens in Jamaica on Dec. 2, 1976. One of the first characters we meet is Alex Pierce, a journalist for Rolling Stone who's on assignment in the island country and...
  • Mexican security officials likely conspired in student massacre: authorities

    Mexican security officials likely conspired in student massacre: authorities
    Missing students were likely among charred corpses found in mass graves in southwest Mexico and local security officials are suspected of conspiring with gang members to kill them, authorities said on Sunday. Several investigators said they feared the...
  • Gentrification fails to curb Bronzeville violence

     Gentrification fails to curb Bronzeville violence
    Kajaunce Morton placed his regular order for a cheeseburger, collected his change and waited for his food inside a South Side takeout restaurant popular with locals and police. Suddenly, two males with hoodies pulled up about their faces charged in. One...
  • Two men booked on suspicion of murder in shooting of Anaheim girl

    The girls were playing in front of their Anaheim apartment when a man stepped out of a white car with a gun. As shots rang out, neighbors screamed at their children to hit the ground. Ximena Meza ran for her front door, but didn't make it. She was...