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Drumaine McKinley. (Police Photo)

Man Charged In Grisly Murder Of Woman In Apartment Laundry Room

-An apartment laundry room became a murder scene Wednesday in Joliet and police say they captured murder suspect Drumaine McKinley-hiding after making the grisly discovery.

09/03/2014

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Man Gets 5 Years For Throwing Chair At Cop In Court

A black plaintiff who threw a courtroom chair at a white Joliet cop after he lost a civil rights trial was on Thursday sentenced to five years in prison for “assault with a dangerous weapon.”

08/22/2014

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Teen Accidentally Backs Up Over Toddler Brother

A tragic accident in Joliet over the weekend.

08/18/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Alleged Ringleader Of Grisly Joliet Murders Could Go On Trial Next Month

Will County Judge Gerald Kinney scheduled Joshua Miner’s murder trial for Sept. 22 during a court appearance Thursday for Miner, 26, and Adam Landerman, 21. But the trial could be postponed if a pending evaluation of Miner’s sanity at the time of the killings is not complete.

08/15/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Mother Of Victim In Joliet Double Murder Speaks Out

The angry mom of the victim of a brutal murder is speaking out. She talked at the trial of Bethany McKee, one of four murder suspects in a horrific case.

08/12/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Joliet Murder Defendant’s Father ‘Couldn’t Fathom’ Call From Daughter About Killings

Bill McKee is in court every day for the murder trial of his daughter, Bethany. She’s in jail because he turned her in. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/07/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Defendant Describes Gruesome Joliet Double Murder In Video Statement Played In Court

In her own words, Bethany McKee talked about how she and three others killed the pair, partied after the murders and then planned to get away with it.

08/05/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Joliet Double Murder Victims Killed For Money

Prosecutors say robbery was the motive behind a gruesome double murder, and they say the suspects only got away with $120.

08/04/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

First Defendant In Gruesome Joliet Double Murder To Go On Trial

Elusive details of one of Joliet’s most gruesome double homicides could finally be revealed this week when one of four people arrested in the case is set to go on trial.

08/04/2014

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Homeless Man’s Lawsuit: Joliet Cops Drove Him To Small Town, Dumped Him During Winter Freeze

Brian Davidson is suing the city of Joliet, hoping a federal judge will strike down a city law that outlaws panhandling. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

07/17/2014

Steve Matanich and his fiancee. (Supplied to CBS)

Former Joliet Man Coming Home After Honduras Drops Smuggling Charges

A former Joliet resident who was held for nearly two months in a prison in Honduras has been freed and is on his way out of the country, after the government dropped weapons charges against him and other crew members of a salvage ship.

06/27/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Judge: Double Murder Suspect’s Statements Can Be Used At Trial

A Will County judge on Thursday ruled that statements a man accused in the grisly murders of two Joliet men allegedly made to police without an attorney present may be used against him.

06/20/2014

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Mom: Kids Attacked Son, Put Video On Facebook

It happened while Anthony Avila was walking home from school in Joliet on Monday. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

06/05/2014

Alisa Massaro (Will County Sheriff Dept.)

One Of Four Takes Plea Deal In Grisly Joliet Murders

Alisa Massaro, one of those charged with the murders of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and two counts of concealment of a homicide.

05/22/2014

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Teenage Girl Struck, Killed By Vehicle In Joliet

Shatoya Batiste, 14, was struck at the intersection of Illinois Route 53 and Pheasant Run Road, steps away from her home in the 20 block of Pheasant Run.

05/19/2014

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Person Arrested In Fatal Shooting In Joliet

Police responding to a call of shots fired about 3:30 a.m. on Mississippi Avenue near East Washington Street started chasing people they saw running from the area. Once they caught up with the people, they found one person armed with a handgun and were told another person had been shot,

05/05/2014

16-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot Near Joliet

A 16-year-old boy died Monday afternoon after he was shot in near southwest suburban Joliet.

04/21/2014

Smoke billows from a house-explosion scene in Joliet (Marge Brennan).

Arson Ruled Out, Gas Leak Blamed In Joliet House Explosion

Investigators have confirmed a gas leak was to blame for an explosion and fire that destroyed a house in southwest suburban Joliet earlier this week.

03/28/2014

Smoke billows from a house-explosion scene in Joliet (Marge Brennan).

ATF, Joliet Fire Department Investigating House Explosion

Local and federal investigators were in Joliet on Tuesday, trying to determine what caused a house to explode in flames Monday afternoon.

03/25/2014

Firefighters respond to the scene of a house explosion in New Lenox Monday. (CBS)

Explosion Levels Joliet Residence

Emergency officials are responding to a report of a house explosion in southwest suburban Joliet.

03/24/2014

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