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Mother and toddler pinned under car saved by good Samaritans

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A mother, walking across the street in Aurora, Colorado, with her three children, was saved by an off-duty police officer, another police officer and several civilians when the woman and her toddler were struck by a vehicle Monday night. The accident happened as a mother, her 2-year-old daughter and her 4-year-old twins crossed a busy […]

Missing Illinois woman and sons found alive

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Laurie May, a former LaGrange Highlands, Illinois teacher, and her three sons were reported missing on February 16th after May had a late night verbal altercation with her fiance. It was believed that she had fled the state with Destiny Gruba, a former student of hers. It was also believed that Laurie drove down to […]

2-year-old drowns in pool at home day care

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A 2-year-old girl apparently drowned at in a pool at a home daycare facility in Aurora, Illinois. The child, Abigail Holland, was being cared for by a 36-year-old woman at a private residence. According to reports, the woman was caring for seven children (aged 10 months to nine years) and three of her own children were in the house. The […]

Timmothy Pitzen: Surveillance video emerges in case of missing IL boy

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The case of 6 year old Timmothy Pitzen, who went missing after the body of his mother was discovered in an Illinois motel room from an apparent suicide has turned some new clues. New surveillance video may provide police with an indication of where the boy was last seen. The video shows the boy with […]

Police: Mother commits suicide, 6 yr. old son missing

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Police say a 43 year old Aurora, Illinois mother was found dead in a motel room about 75 miles north of her home, from an apparent suicide. The woman, Amy Fry-Pitzen, was traveling locally with her 6 yr. old son Timothy Pitzen on what turned out to be their last vacation together. Fry-Pitzen reportedly took […]

Dad kills himself in front of daughters

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An Aurora, Colorado man suspected of murdering his estranged wife and kidnapping his two daughters was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Brian Patterson, 38, shot himself in a car in front of the girls, Brianna, 4, and Aliyah, 3, in Thornton last night, Aurora police said. He died at a hospital at 10:30 […]

Corrected sentence keeps scumbag in jail

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A Kane County, Illinois judge has corrected a sentencing error that would have released a man convicted of child porn almost 2 years early. Officials said Kenneth Mateas, 59, was erroneously credited at his Jan. 7 sentencing for 551 days of time served on electronic home monitoring – time that cannot legally be put toward […]

Anti-Obama shirt lands 5th grader a suspension

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A 5th grader in Aurora, Colorado has been suspended after he refused to change out of a homemade shirt that read “Obama — a terrorist’s best friend.” The fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism. The […]

Mother gets $15.35 million malpractice settlement

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Wow, it’s big awards day for medical malpractice lawsuits. A woman in Aurora, Illinois has reached a $15.35 million settlement with a hospital and doctor. She had sued because six years ago, her son suffered brain damage during delivery. Vanessa Jenkins gave birth to her son, Cody Smithey, at Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich […]

Sex offender goes back to prison for child porn

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A man in Aurora, Illinois who was previously convicted in 1999 on aggravated criminal sexual abuse has been sentenced back to prison for 13 years after police found an incredibly large stash of child pornography in his home. One perv down, one million to go. Steven J. Ruby, 44, must serve about half his sentence […]

Student in wheelchair charged with assault

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An Aurora, Colorado high school student with cerebral palsy is being hit with a number of charges because he allegedly ran over a girl’s feet with his wheelchair. The story doesn’t say if the girl suffered anything more than minor injuries — charging him with assault and battery seems a little extreme, doesn’t it? Seventeen-year-old […]

Aurora man sentenced to 20 years for child porn

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A man in Aurora, Illinois has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for trading child pornography through an internet chat room. Alan Jungels, 45, was caught last January as part of a huge pedophile network sting conducted by Australian police. In March 2006, then-U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales announced in Chicago that federal authorities […]

Toddler dies after falling out of bunk bed

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Who in their right mind puts a baby on the top bunk of a bunk bed? (Isn’t that screaming of something that may go terribly wrong?) Who?? The death of a 2-year-old Aurora boy who fell from a bunk bed over the weekend most likely was an accident, officials said Monday. Christopher Young suffered a […]

Aurora Abortion clinic finally opens

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In a tennis match type of wins and losses for the anti-abortion clan, all the attempts at blocking the clinic’s opening finally subsided with an ultimate win for a Planned Parenthood clinic in Aurora, Illinois… A Planned Parenthood clinic in Aurora that will offer abortion services is scheduled to open today after city officials late […]