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Woman, 96, rescued from car seconds before train hits

Woman, 96, rescued from car seconds before train hits

A Metra train crashed into a car on the tracks in Lombard just seconds after the elderly driver was rescued by two good Samaritans and a police officer. At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, the driver — 96-year-old Antoinette Lazzara — was stuck on the tracks at the railroad crossing at Grace and St. Charles Road.…MORE

Prosecutors say man stabbed woman in wheelchair 116 times

Prosecutors say man stabbed woman in wheelchair 116 times

A South Milwaukee man has been charged in the brutal stabbing of a woman found covered in blood in a wheelchair. Kehinde Afolayan, 31, faces one count of first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon. The fatal stabbing happened on Friday, Jan. 11 near 5th Avenue and Clark Avenue in South Milwaukee. According…MORE

School bus driver accused of inappropriately touching child

School bus driver accused of inappropriately touching child

A former St. Lucie County school bus driver was arrested this week after being accused of touching a girl inappropriately on multiple occasions. The driver was identified as 72-year-old Ignazio Cerami. WPTV’s news partner TCPalm reported the investigation began in October after the girl told a teacher about the incidents. St. Lucie County School District…MORE

Series of winter storms to usher in the coldest air of the season

Series of winter storms to usher in the coldest air of the season

A series of storms will dash across the country beginning Thursday, dropping a mixed bag of wintry weather and leaving in their wake the coldest temperatures of the season. The Western storms dumping rain in cities such as Los Angeles and snow in the Sierra Nevada will track east Thursday. First storm to move swiftly…MORE

Jayme Closs rescued herself. Should she get the $50,000 reward money?

Jayme Closs rescued herself. Should she get the $50,000 reward money?

A couple who called 911 and alerted authorities that Jayme Closs was at their home said they did not want a $50,000 reward for providing information on the abducted girl’s whereabouts. Kristin Kasinskas said that she and her husband, Peter, had not been approached by officials about the reward or where it may go. Still,…MORE

California is bracing for mudslides as the next round of storms begins

California is bracing for mudslides as the next round of storms begins

Another round of heavy rain is expected to hit parts of California on Wednesday and Thursday, putting millions of people under a flash-flood watch and spurring precautionary evacuations in several wildfire-scarred areas vulnerable to mudflows. In what should be the strongest in a series of recent storms, up to 3 inches of rain are expected…MORE

An American CEO is among those killed in the Kenya hotel attack

An American CEO is among those killed in the Kenya hotel attack

An American business investment adviser and former Peace Corps member was among those killed in a terror attack on a Kenyan hotel compound, the company he founded said Wednesday. Jason Spindler, founder, CEO and managing director of I-DEV International, died in the attack on the DusitD2 compound, an upmarket cluster of shops and hotel facilities…MORE