| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:27 PM
Three years after surviving a plane crash as a 16-year-old and vowing to one day return to the basketball court, Austin Hatch did just that on Wednesday night, making a three-pointer on his first shot in the fourth quarter that caused his Loyola High...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:47 PM
As a ferry started to tilt dangerously off the South Korean coast, a group of teenage passengers made jokes and talked of posting about the experience on Facebook.
One started to hum the theme song from the movie "Titanic."
But as the listing got...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 12:48 PM
One person suffered minor injuries when a two-person propeller plane bound for Waukegan had to make an emergency landing west of Plano this morning, according to police.
Kendall County sheriff's officers were called to an area west of Cook Road near...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:47 PM
For a day, former UM football player JoJo Nicolas fought for his life after being critically injured in an early-morning car accident in Miami Beach.
Wednesday night, flanked by emotionally shaken family members, his brother Abner Davis announced that...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Leave it to trendy Las Olas Boulevard to be the site of a traffic-safety innovation that promises to save lives of pedestrians and alter the way South Florida's motorists drive on downtown streets.
Fort Lauderdale officials announced its new LED...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:37 PM
A woman accused of driving while drunk and without a license and killing two women in a wrong-way crash watched from jail Tuesday as the victims' siblings talked about their losses.
Kayla Maria Mendoza, 21, was given a $600,000 bond during her first...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:09 PM
A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said.
The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:47 PM
A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said.
The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Rinka Hirayama was a cheerful 9-year-old before the accident that took the lives of her parents and brother — and she still is, those who know her say.
Rinka suffered a broken arm and internal bleeding in the crash that killed the rest of her...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:41 PM
A Stevenson High School student and his parents were killed when their car was struck by a vehicle being chased by police in Arizona, officials announced Monday.
The Lincolnshire school is mourning the death of Yuki Hirayama, a 16-year-old sophomore,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:53 PM
A 9-year-old Vernon Hills girl who survived a horrific car crash that killed her family is expected to make a full recovery, officials said Tuesday.
Rinka Hirayama was in fair condition at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a spokeswoman there said. The...