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LinkedIn passwords leaked on internet

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

LinkedIn, one of the largest social business networks has confirmed that a hacker has stolen approximately 6.5 million passwords and posted them on the Internet. A blog post by LinkedIn Director Vicente Silveira apologizes for the leak and states that they are continuing to investigate. LinkedIn says that they have locked the accounts of the […]

Child left on car roof by pot smoking mother

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Catalina Clouser, 19, was arrested in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday after she drove away with her five-week-old son, still in his safety seat, on the roof of her vehicle. The baby was found unharmed after he fell off of the roof in the middle of an intersection. Phoenix police spokesman James Holmes released a written […]

3-year-old found in possession of loaded gun during routine traffic stop

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Chicago police officers were surprised on Wednesday during a routine traffic stop when they found a 3-year-old in the backseat was holding a loaded handgun. Police has originally pulled the vehicle over when they noticed two children in the back of the crowded car who did not have seat belts or car seats. According to […]

Hero teen conquers all to graduate

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Thursdays night graduation ceremony at Bloom Township High School was a point of celebration for many, but for one high school graduate it was a celebration of life and victory. Matt Brown, 18, received a standing ovation as he was wheeled onto the stage to receive his certificate. The Chicago teen was a victim of […]

NYC mayor proposes ban on oversized soda

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

In an attempt to combat obesity, New York City has plans to prohibit the sale of oversize sodas and other sugary beverages. The proposed ban would be the first in the nation to take such an extreme move. It would ban the sale of sweetened beverages over 16 ounces and would apply to bottled drinks […]

High school honor student jailed for truancy

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A hard-working, straight-A student has been unfairly prosecuted and jailed for truancy according to one of her employers and she will now have a stain on her educational record. Diane Tran has been working two jobs to help support siblings since her parents separated and her mother moved out of state. Diane works full time […]

R.I.P. – Robin Gibb 1949-2012

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Robin Gibb of Bee Gees fame died, at the age of 62, on Sunday Morning. He passes away after a long battle with cancer. Robin Gibb was one of the three brothers who were responsible for iconic songs such as “Saturday Night Fever”. Robin Gibb was the lead singer on several of the Bee Gees’ […]

Flesh-eating disease strikes new mother of twins

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Lana Kuykendall, 36, was only home for 13 hours with her newborn twins and husband when she returned to the hospital Lana Kuykendall is a trained paramedic so when a quickly growing bruise was causing severe pain, she knew something was wrong. Her husband Darren, took her to the hospital where they watched in horror […]

Arrest warrant issued in stabbing death of newlywed

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

On Sunday, 26-year-old newlywed Estrella Carrera was found stabbed to death in a bathtub while still wearing her wedding dress. On Tuesday police in Burbank, IL issued an arrest warrant for her husband, Arnoldo Jiminez,30, on murder charges. Jiminez is 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 220 lbs. He was last seen driving a black, 2006 […]

Newly-wed in dress found stabbed to death

Monday, May 14th, 2012

A 26-year-old newlywed was found apparently stabbed to death in a bathtub just days after her wedding. Estrella Carrera was still in her wedding dress when police found her body in the apartment of a southwest suburban Chicago apartment. Her sister had not been able to contact her and asked police to do a well-being […]

Two-year-old found abandoned near a Chicago University

Friday, May 11th, 2012

A two-year old girl was found abandoned on May 4, in a stroller in the University Village neighborhood of Chicago. DCFS spokesman Jimmie Whitelow states that she is in good health and that, “There are no signs of neglect or abuse. We just want to make sure we make an attempt to find her family. […]

Woman tosses puppy from balcony and laughs

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Jamille Marshall, 22, of Chicago threw a puppy off of her third-floor balcony on Monday, May 7 and then proceeded to laugh at arresting officers. The Chicago woman told police that she and a friend had found the yellow pitbull mix puppy on her balcony around 9:30 in the morning. According to Harrison District Police […]

Gun found inside stuffed toys

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

A father and son were traveling through the T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, on their way to Detroit, when security noticed something a little strange. The three stuffed animals the boy was carrying contained parts for a loaded handgun. A TSA officer saw a carry-on bag containing a stuffed teddy bear, a […]

Chicago to replace hi-tech with old fashioned

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

With the NATO summit coming to Chicago it is expected that there will be a lot of changes. One such change is the public use garbage cans. Chicago currently has large trash cans known as “big belly” cans which are large solid waste disposal units. The units being replaced are state-of-the-art solar-powered garbage and recycling […]

Vogue to stop using child models

Monday, May 7th, 2012

In a move towards projecting healthier body images Vogue has pledged that they will now only use healthy models that are 16 and older. In 2010 the Paris edition of Vogue featured a photo spread of a 10-year-old girl which set off an international furor. “Vogue believes that good health is beautiful,” said Jonathan Newhouse, […]