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Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

Feb. 16, 2019 1:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released...

Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers

Feb. 16, 2019 1:20 AM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck outside...

Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

Feb. 15, 2019 11:42 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said. Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman said 45-year-old Gary Martin...

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

Feb. 15, 2019 11:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been...

The Latest: Police say workplace gunman was being fired

Feb. 15, 2019 11:01 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Police say the gunman who killed five people at a suburban Chicago business was a 15-year employee who was being fired. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman says 45-year-old Gary Martin "was being...

The Latest: Chicago police release men held in Smollett case

Feb. 15, 2019 10:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Chicago police say they have released two Nigerian brothers who had been arrested earlier in the week on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, saying that detectives have additional...

Chicago police say they released without charges 2 men questioned about the reported assault of Jussie Smollett

Feb. 15, 2019 10:23 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they released without charges 2 men questioned about the reported assault of Jussie Smollett.

New Mexico library killer sentenced to life in prison

Feb. 15, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico teenager convicted of opening fire and killing two people at a public library will spend decades in prison before being eligible for parole under a sentence imposed Friday by a state district judge. Judge James Hudson made his decision after hearing emotional testimony...

Gang leader called top 'trigger puller' gets life sentence

Feb. 15, 2019 7:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who prosecutors called Baltimore's "number one trigger puller" has been sentenced to life in prison for a gang conspiracy involving drug trafficking and killings. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland said 23-year-old Montana Barronette was sentenced Friday. He was convicted by a...

Teen given 25 years in custody for friend's fatal stabbing

Feb. 15, 2019 7:14 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been ordered to spend 25 years in state custody after a Texas jury found her delinquent in the fatal stabbing of her best friend. The sentencing came Friday, one day after a Tarrant County jury returned its verdict in Fort Worth in the May 29 killing of...