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Man, 70, Dies After Crashing Into Light Pole

The 70-year-old drove his vehicle into a pole near 79th Street and Kedzie Avenue about 10:30 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

11/24/2014

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Two Hurt In Crash After Police Shooting, Chase On South Side

Two people were injured Wednesday morning, when their car crashed and flipped over as they were fleeing police officers who fired shots when the suspects allegedly tried to run them over.

09/03/2014

Two suspects believed to have been stealing catalytic converters from cars in Chatham led police on a chase, before crashing near 79th and Vernon. One of the suspects fled on foot onto the Dan Ryan Expressway before he was arrested. (Credit: CBS)

Catalytic Converter Thieves Lead Police On Chase On South Side

At least two people were in custody Friday morning, after leading police on a chase when officers responded to reports of someone stealing the catalytic converter from a car in the Chatham neighborhood.

08/01/2014

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Two Shot In South Shore Drive-By

Someone leaned from a gray four-day sedan on the 2500 block of East 79th Street at about 6:15 p.m. and opened fire on a store. A 53-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, both of whom were inside the store at the time, were wounded.

06/27/2014

An SUV crashed into another vehicle on the Dan Ryan Expressway late Sunday night, after someone in a third vehicle shot at the SUV in an apparent case of road rage. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Charges Filed In Shooting On Dan Ryan Expressway

A Chicago man has been charged with shooting at an SUV as he was driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Sunday night.

06/23/2014

Special education teacher Betty Howard and her son, James Washington. (Family Photo)

Special Ed Teacher Killed By Stray Bullet In Chatham

Dr. Betty Howard, 58, taught at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy High School, where students and staff were remembering her as a life-changing educator.

05/30/2014

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10 Hurt When Truck And CTA Bus Collide

Authorities said the truck crashed into the bus near the intersection of 79th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue shortly before 1 p.m.

05/16/2014

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Two Shot At South Side Pawn Shop

Two men were shot at a South Chicago pawn shop Friday morning.

05/16/2014

A dump truck severed power lines near 79th and King on Monday, and the power lines made contact with an SUV parked in the alley. A man who touched the SUV was severely shocked. (Credit: CBS)

Man Shocked By Downed Power Lines

A dump truck knocked down power lines when it raised its bed and ripped down part of a utility pole near the intersection of King Drive and 79th Street. The downed power lines came in contact with an SUV parked in the alley, and a man was severely shocked when he touched the vehicle.

05/06/2014

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Man Shot After Argument On South Side

About 11:05 p.m., the man was at a bar in the 900 block of East 79th Street when he became involved in an argument with another male, who produced a handgun and shot him.

04/16/2014

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1 Dead, 1 Wounded In South Side Shooting

The shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. in the 700 block of East 79th Street. One male was shot in the head and was dead on police arrival. The second male suffered gunshot wounds to the elbow and forearm.

01/29/2014

Nathan Haywood (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Attacking Police Officer At Metra Station

Nathan Haywood, 24, of the 8100 block of South Spaulding Avenue, is accused of choking and beating a 39-year-old Norfolk Southern officer.

01/21/2014

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Railroad Officer Beaten At South Side Metra Stop

The incident occurred about 10:25 p.m. at the Wrightwood Metra station near 79th Street and Kedzie Avenue.

01/20/2014

Henry McCall used ceramic tiles, a screwdriver, and a 2-by-4 to fight off armed robbers who had shot a friend of his in Avalon Park. (Credit: CBS)

Man Uses Screwdriver To Fight Off Robbers Who Attacked, Shot Friend

A would-be armed robber got more than he was expecting on Saturday. He was stabbed with a screwdriver, when an Avalon Park resident came to the defense of his friend.

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4 Dead, 22 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, when two men were shot about 10:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of North St. Louis Avenue, police said.

08/11/2013

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2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Night

The most recent fatal shooting happened early Saturday in the South Chicago neighborhood.

08/10/2013

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Eight Wounded In Citywide Gun Violence

The most recent shooting occurred in South Chicago, when two people were wounded by gunfire in the 8000 block of South Manistee Avenue about 6:35 a.m.

07/18/2013

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Gangs, Weather, Reluctant Witnesses Drive Holiday Weekend Bloodshed

This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.

07/08/2013

Tiara and Ciara Johnson. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Twin Sisters Missing From Southwest Side

Ciara and Tiara Johnson, both 9 years old, were last seen in the 3600 block of West 79th Street Thursday, police said in an alert issued Friday.

06/28/2013

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Man Dies After Leaning Out Of Moving Car, Hitting Parked Vehicle

A man died Sunday night when he thrust his body outside of a moving car and struck a parked vehicle while speeding past, police said.

06/17/2013

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