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Authorities conducted DNA testing to try to determine Thursday whether a teenager found wandering the streets of a Kentucky town is who he claims to be — an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago around the time his mother took her own life.
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April 04, 2019 - 5:33 pm
By Dan Sewell and Don Babwin CINCINNATI (AP) — A young man's claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared under tragic circumstances eight years ago was disproved by DNA tests and pronounced a hoax Thursday, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finally been solved. For a day and a half, a...
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 Police in the Chicago suburb of Aurora say the department is sending two detectives to the Cincinnati area to investigate a missing child report that could involve the Aurora boy who disappeared in 2011.
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April 03, 2019 - 9:34 pm
By Corey Williams and Caryn Rousseau (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who said he escaped from two kidnappers in Ohio told authorities he is from Illinois, where he went missing nearly eight years ago when his mother apparently took her own life. Police in suburban Cincinnati's Sharonville wrote in a short...
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February 17, 2019 - 5:12 pm
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995...
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Investigators work at the apartment complex of the alleged shooter from the Henry Pratt Co. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Aurora, Ill.
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February 17, 2019 - 9:44 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims: Trevor Wehner The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in...
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Illinois Shooting
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February 16, 2019 - 8:57 am
By Faith Karimi and Hollie Silverman, CNN (CNN) -- A man who was being let go from his job at a manufacturing business went on a shooting rampage Friday at his workplace in Illinois, leaving five workers dead and five officers and an employee injured, police said. The gunman, 45-year-old Gary...
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February 15, 2019 - 4:40 pm
By Steve Almasy and Hollie Silverman (CNN) -- The shooter at the manufacturing business where five employees were killed and five police officers were wounded was being fired Friday by the company where the shooting occurred, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night. The...
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November 04, 2018 - 10:36 pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — An Air Force falcon injured at West Point during an apparent prank before Saturday's annual rivalry game between the two service academies is back home and showing signs of improvement. The 22-year-old bird named Aurora "was able to fly around in her pen" on Sunday,...
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