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  • Drug dealer killed Chicago cop, companion: prosecutors

    Drug dealer killed Chicago cop, companion: prosecutors
    In the days leading up to the August 2008 slayings of off-duty Chicago police Detective Robert Soto and his companion on the West Side, there was a drug war brewing between gang rivals who were selling heroin at a notorious intersection a few blocks away.
  • Smaller protest forms in Ferguson, Mo.

    FERGUSON, Mo. A smaller, quieter protest formed in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night after other marches converged upon the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the Michael Brown case. In Ferguson,...

    Ferguson protesters march to county justice center, site of grand jury probe

    FERGUSON, Mo. Protesters gathered again in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night and marched to the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the case. After sunset Wednesday, more than 100 protesters gathered on...

    Prosecutors push to link Jason Austin to fatal shooting of cop

    Prosecutors push to link Jason Austin to fatal shooting of cop
    Troy Davis had described in detail how his drug dealer friend had killed the off-duty Chicago police detective and his companion on the West Side in 2008. Just days after the murders, Davis told investigators Jason Austin had walked up to an SUV,...

    Man held in daughter's death dies of heart attack: authorities

    Man held in daughter's death dies of heart attack: authorities
    A Chicago man awaiting trial in the violent death of his 8-year-old daughter died this morning of an apparent heart attack, sheriff’s officials said. Andre Ford, 29, was pronounced dead shortly before 9 a.m. in the medical unit of Cook County...