Kristen Zambo Staff writer @kristenzambo ROCKFORD — Two men entered a Rockford home on Friday night and threatened the sole person inside at gunpoint, but no one was reported injured, according to police.Rockford officers were sent at 7:05 p.m. to the home in the 1800 block of Belden Street after two black men reportedly entered and one of the intruders threatened the person with a handgun, according to police reports and dispatch logs. The men didn’t steal anything, however, and fled the...
Kristen Zambo Staff writer @kristenzambo
The semi tractor-trailer driver was found in his rig last year on Rockford’s southeast side, dead from the adverse effects of a drug previously not seen in the city.A powdery substance around his body was collected by Winnebago County Coroner’s Office staff. Coroner Bill Hintz said tests couldn’t determine what he died from, so they tested the powder.
Kristen Zambo Staff writer @kristenzambo ROCKFORD — Evidence seized from the basement of a Rockford home in what has been billed as the largest drug bust in the city’s history was obtained after law enforcement illegally searched their house, defense lawyers argued on Friday.The father and son, Rafael Ruiz Jr., 27, and Luis E. Ruiz, 59, were arrested after police and federal agents served an arrest warrant at the home and reported finding a cache of drugs valued at almost $8.6...
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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