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Flight cancellations in G.R., after fire in Chicago

wzzm13.com — GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Multiple flights in and out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport have been cancelled due to the fire at a Chicago airport related facility. FLIGHT TRACKER: http://www.grr.org/RTFI.php CHICAGO (USA TODAY) -- Flights have been grounded at Chicago's busy O'Hare and Midway airports following a fire at an air traffic control facility.

Chicago flights grounded after fire at FAA radar facility

wtsp.com — ( USA TODAY) -- More than 1,600 flights were grounded nationwide Friday following a fire at an Illinois air traffic control facility. The disruption at the Federal Aviation Administration radar facility hit Chicago's busy O'Hare and Midway airports the hardest, grounding virtually all flights at those airports for several hours.

St. Louis County chief defends police militarization

ksdk.com — CHICAGO - St. Louis County's top police officer said on Tuesday that the heavy-armored trucks and some of the military-style equipment used by police in last month's unrest in Ferguson helped keep civilians and law enforcement officers safe. Col.

'Gayborhoods' fade with acceptance of LGBT

jconline.com — CHICAGO - At one of the oldest gay taverns in the city's Boystown neighborhood, the regulars were sharing a laugh over what they had seen the night before at their watering hole: a gaggle of straight women.

Tensions flare again in Ferguson

ksdk.com — FERGUSON, Mo. - Early Saturday, police in armored trucks returned to the streets armed with tear gas as citizens moved to protect local businesses from sporadic looting and rowdy crowds. On Friday evening, Rev. Jesse Jackson linked arms with other protesters in Ferguson.

Ferguson police identify Officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown shooting

wtsp.com — FERGUSON, Mo. ( USA TODAY) -- Michael Brown was identified as a suspect in a strong-arm robbery of a box of cigars moments before he was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson, police said Friday. Ferguson, Mo. Police Chief Thomas Jackson identified Wilson as the officer who shot Michael Brown, whose death spurred violent protests and unrest in the St.

Hundreds of peaceful protesters march in Ferguson

ksdk.com — FERGUSON, Mo. - Hundreds of protesters gathered and marched near the flashpoint where riots and civil unrest have unfolded here in recent days, but no violent clashes were reported as of early Friday morning. Citizens protesting the death of black Missouri teenager Michael Brown appeared to be getting along peacefully as they marched alongside state troopers, who took over operational control of the protest scenes Thursday.

Hundreds of peaceful protesters march in Ferguson

wcnc.com — FERGUSON, Mo. - Hundreds of protesters gathered and marched near the flashpoint where riots and civil unrest have unfolded here in recent days, but no violent clashes were reported as of early Friday morning. Citizens protesting the death of black Missouri teenager Michael Brown appeared to be getting along peacefully as they marched alongside state troopers, who took over operational control of the protest scenes Thursday.

Nixon: State police to take control of security

ksdk.com — FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon promised Thursday a "different tone" and an "operational shift" by police on the protest-wracked streets of Ferguson but stopped short of confirming that St. Louis County officers would be pulled out.

Governor vows a 'different tone' on Ferguson's streets

king5.com — FERGUSON, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon promised Thursday a "different tone" on the protest-wracked streets of Ferguson while Sen. Claire McCaskill said the governor would pull St. Louis County police out of the city after four days of clashes over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.
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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

Gary Police chief to hold a 5 p.m. presser to talk about efforts to clear abandoned homes after 6 bodies found there.

Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

Austin (Tex) Police say Darren Vann served 5 years in prison there for sexual assault

Oct 20, 2014

Man suspected in a series of killings in northwest Indiana was previously convicted of a sex crime. He previously lived in Austin. Divorced

Oct 20, 2014

Bodies of 3 more slain women found in Gary, Ind. usat.ly/1wfiWKG via @usatoday

Oct 19, 2014

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Oct 19, 2014

Police say man confesses to killing four women in Ind. usat.ly/1wdPDrS via @usatoday

Oct 19, 2014

One of four women killed in NW Indiana this weekend by yet to be charged man is Afrika Hardy, 19. She was strangled, according to coroner



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