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Man gets probation for confronting woman over Puerto Rican flag T-shirt

A Chicago-area man convicted of confronting a woman over her Puerto Rican flag T-shirt was sentenced to probation Monday.Timothy Trybus, 63, was convicted last month on a hate-crime charge over his actions at a Cook County park. He told a judge Monday he was “extremely embarrassed” over the incident.He was placed on probation for two years……

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Black World War I soldier receives recognition decades after death

A black World War I soldier was finally recognized for his military service over the weekend, decades after he was buried in an unmarked grave in Indiana.Leonard Inman was interred at the Spring Vale Cemetery in Lafayette following his death in 1973.The General de Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution helped get a headstone for Inman……

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Chicago man used feces to vandalize cars, cops say

He might as well have been the “No. 2” most wanted Midwestern vandal.Chicago police say they’ve caught the man who was damaging parked cars and stores with food…and what food eventually becomes.Police said Ke Hu, 46, was arrested last week as the person “wanted for using feces and food to deface vehicles and storefronts,”  the Chicago……

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New Orleans implodes damaged cranes on partially collapsed Hard Rock hotel

After looming over the streets of New Orleans for over a week, two damaged cranes that leaned precariously over the remains of a partially collapsed hotel were brought down Sunday afternoon using a series of controlled explosions.Loud blasts reverberated quickly as the cranes fell. The first crane toppled down, landing upright on Rampart Street, while the……

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Tennessee doctors plead guilty to overprescribing opioids, DOJ says

Two Tennessee doctors pleaded guilty Thursday to distributing high doses of opioids with no medical legitimacy, the Justice Department announced.Dr. Samuel Mcgaha and Dr. Frank McNiel – both from East Tennessee – each pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. Between 2015 and early 2018, Mcgaha and McNiel prescribed a combined total……

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Dead newborn found in Ohio college dorm bathroom

Ohio police are investigating after the body of a newborn was found inside a trash can in the restroom of a dorm hall at Hiram College on Friday morning, police say.The dorm was put on lockdown after the baby was found in a garbage bag at 10:48 a.m. by a school maintenance worker, who contacted Hiram Village……

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Phoenix officials flew to Mexico to help find missing man who fell in sinkhole, was swept away in storm drain

Fire personnel from the Phoenix Fire Department jumped into action to help a man who fell into a sinkhole and was swept away through a storm drain — in their sister city, Hermosillo in Mexico.Members of the Arizona advisory team, along with Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski and Councilwoman Betty Guardado, flew across the southern border to Mexico on Friday to help find……

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3 Missouri children missing since 2017 found in Texas, reports say

Three missing children from Missouri have been found in Texas with their mother, two years after they were allegedly abducted.U.S. Marshals on Thursday located Shawn Rodriguez, now 42, at a home in Arlington with her three children, Daniel, David and Ariana Olivera after a lengthy investigation, according to reports.MISSING MINNESOTA BOY, 6, AND HIS DOG,……

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‘Habitual runaway’ emu being sought by Minnesota sheriff’s deputies

Deputies with a Minnesota sheriff’s office say they are searching for a “habitual runaway” emu who has eluded capture after disappearing — again.The deputies, who are with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, said on Facebook Saturday that the emu disappeared in Foley with another emu and a dog.“Emu #1 and his canine accomplice turned themselves in without incident,”……

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