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  • Guilty verdict in Mya Lyons case gives mother relief--and pain

    Guilty verdict in Mya Lyons case gives mother relief--and pain
    When a Cook County jury took a little less than two hours Friday to convict Mya Lyons’ father of the brutal 2008 murder of his daughter, it brought her mother relief -- and a special kind of pain because she knew Mya had loved her father. “...
  • Crash shears utility pole on Laguna Canyon Road

    No one was injured when a car struck and sheared a utility pole along Laguna Canyon Road early Thursday morning, Laguna Beach police said. A 25-year-old Laguna Beach resident was headed home about 3:30 a.m. when he fell asleep and his 2006 Pontiac...
  • Mexican government helicopter crashes in Michoacan; three injured

    Mexican government helicopter crashes in Michoacan; three injured
    MEXICO CITY—Three people were injured when a Mexican government helicopter became tangled in a zipline Friday and crashed in the state of Michoacan, where hundreds of security forces have arrived in recent days to quell a dispute between vigilante...
  • Stats reflect Glendale traffic dangers

    Last year was devastating for pedestrians in Glendale as traffic-related fatalities saw a 400% jump from 2012. Fatalities jumped to eight last year, which is substantial compared to 2012 when police logged only two traffic-related deaths, according to...
  • Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Grayslake police blotter: Jan. 21

    Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Grayslake police blotter: Jan. 21
    The following items were taken from police reports: Lake Zurich •A 26-year-old Lake Zurich man was arrested on Jan. 13 at 12:57 p.m. on South Old Rand Road at Surryse Road. He was charged with unlawful use of an electronic device, driving without...
  • Round Lake man hits police car, charged with DUI

    Round Lake man hits police car, charged with DUI
    A Round Lake man has been charged with drunken driving after police said he hit a Lake Villa police squad car while driving on the wrong side of the road, injuring a police officer. Officials said Alex Tapia-Aguilar, 34, of the 1200 block of Brentwood...
  • Impact of Maryland snow to linger amid cold temperatures

    Impact of Maryland snow to linger amid cold temperatures
    Residents across Maryland haven't felt the last wintry bite of the snow that lashed the state Tuesday: Its impact will linger through the weekend due to frigid temperatures. Much of the snow, which measured 7 inches at BWI Tuesday night and topped 11...
  • Suspected drunk driver rear-ends police cruiser and flees, LAPD says

    Suspected drunk driver rear-ends police cruiser and flees, LAPD says
    Two Los Angeles police officers were hospitalized early Wednesday after an alleged drunk driver crashed into the back of their patrol car in South Los Angeles and then fled the scene. The officers were on routine patrol when the incident occurred at...
  • Venice crash suspect pleads not guilty to murder, other charges

    Venice crash suspect pleads not guilty to murder, other charges
    The man accused of using his car to kill an Italian honeymooner and injure 17 people in Venice pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and other charges, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, is...
  • Father, daughter killed in crash at rail crossing

    Father, daughter killed in crash at rail crossing
    A man drove through a railroad crossing gate and was hit by a Metra train in Round Lake Park, killing him and his 7-year-old daughter Wednesday, officials said. The gate had been fixed just hours earlier, but there was no indication the gate was...
  • Police: Alcohol a factor in fatal crash on I-80 in Minooka

    Police: Alcohol a factor in fatal crash on I-80 in Minooka
    Illinois State Police said this afternoon that alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed one person early this morning on Interstate 80 near Minooka. Police shut down a portion of Interstate 80 after the crash near Ridge Road. The crash happened...