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  • Gregg Allman sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'

    Further clouding efforts to revive production of the movie "Midnight Rider," Gregg Allman now says the movie's producers don't have the right to tell his story. The rock and blues singer, and a founder member of Allman Brothers Band, has filed a lawsuit...
  • LAPD officer killed in crash, 2nd officer seriously hurt

    LAPD officer killed in crash, 2nd officer seriously hurt
    One Los Angeles police officer died and another was hurt in a hit-and-run collision in Harbor City on Saturday morning. It marks the third death of an LAPD officer in as many months. In March, an officer was killed in a crash involving a truck in...
  • LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run crash; person detained

    LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run crash; person detained
    The Los Angeles police officer killed in a hit-and-run accident early Saturday in Harbor City was identified as Roberto Sanchez. LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said the impact of the crash was so severe that the patrol car radio was inoperable and the...
  • As LAPD mourns officer's death in collision, key questions arise

    As LAPD mourns officer's death in collision, key questions arise
    Los Angeles police investigators were working Saturday morning to unravel the details of an early morning hit-and-run collision that killed one officer and left another in critical condition. Speaking at a morning news conference, LAPD Chief Charlie...
  • Landslide video brings national attention for Charles Village resident

    Landslide video brings national attention for Charles Village resident
    By the time the video begins, it's clear that something is wrong on East 26th Street. Cars are listing unsteadily on the edge of the chasm forming between the road and the rail bed below. What happens next, as they say, will astound you. Twenty-four-...
  • In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage

     In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage
    Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets. They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...
  • Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past

    Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past
    For nearly two centuries, Baltimore has been a railroad town, its great eastern port and once-thriving industries sustained by the network of freight lines running inland. That legacy, however, ebbed over time as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was...
  • Man dies after motorcycle crash on NW Side

    Man dies after motorcycle crash on NW Side
    A  27-year-old man died following a traffic collision between a car and a motorcycle Saturday afternoon on the Northwest Side. The victim, whose name was not being made public yet, was pronounced dead at 4:34 p.m. at Loyola University Medical Center...
  • Third on-duty LAPD officer killed when patrol car is hit by SUV

    Third on-duty LAPD officer killed when patrol car is hit by SUV
    A Los Angeles police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in the Harbor City area early Saturday, the third deadly crash involving an LAPD officer in two months. The officers were making a U-turn to follow a car...
  • Bring on the rubbish

    Tom Freeman, the Stroppy Editor, has tweeted as @SnoozeInBrief: "Simon Heffer warns of 47 'common mistakes' in English. By my count, he has 15 fair points, 13 debatable, 19 rubbish," and I have not the strength to resist so gorgeous a target.  Mr....
  • Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle

    Volunteers to help with police work in Lisle
    In an effort to better serve and involve the community, the village of Lisle is instituting a new program for citizens to help with police operations. Approved by trustees in early April, Volunteers 4 Lisle will provide opportunities for 12 people to...