Veteran Receives High School Diploma At Veterans Day Assembly In Alma Nearly

A veteran finally received his high school diploma during a 2018 Veterans Day Program at Alma Schools on Thursday (Nov. 8) after leaving school nearly 70 years ago to join the Army. Johnny Dixon talked his mother into letting him leave high school at 17 and join the Army to serve his country in the …

Man accused of killing Atlanta-area police officer may have been spotted

SNELLVILLE, Georgia (CNN) – Police searching for a man charged with killing a police officer said there has been a “credible sighting” of the suspect in Snellville, Georgia, sometime late Sunday or early Monday. Gwinnett County Police tweeted at 9 a.m. ET Monday that someone had seen Tafahree Maynard in the previous 12 hours. Maynard, …

Acute flaccid myelitis: 6 cases of rare polio-like illness confirmed in Minnesota

Doctors and parents are on alert because of a recent spike among children in a mysterious and rare disorder that causes polio-like symptoms and even paralysis. “He started just complaining of just really bad neck stiffness. He couldn’t move his neck and then his left arm,” father James Hil said. His 7-year-old son Quinton was …

Current Supreme Court justices: See who sits on the highest court in the land

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice Saturday, replacing retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Here’s how the U.S. Supreme Court stands right now. Since 1869, the court has had nine members. John G. Roberts Jr. serves as the Chief Justice of the United States. Roberts was nominated by former Pres. George W. Bush …

Chicago Proud: Cancer survivor to run 2018 Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO (WLS) — Leesa Drake has been running for 25 years, but Sunday’s Chicago Marathon will still be a special day. Drake, who has completed 102 marathons, received a life-threatening cancer diagnosis last year. Her resilience makes us Chicago Proud. “I did as many as 17 marathons in one year,” said Drake. After turning 50 …

Man charged with attempted murder of Alsip cop in Mount Greenwood crash

CHICAGO (WLS) — A man who was shot by an Alsip police officer early Wednesday in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood has been charged with trying to run the officer over with a Cadillac. Jamal Campbell, 25, was charged with attempted first degree murder of a police officer, according to Cook County court records. The officer …

CPD officer's squad car hit by vehicle in Albany Park, shots fired

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago Fire Department says a Chicago police officer’s vehicle was struck by a private vehicle in the city’s Albany Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The incident happened about 4 p.m. when the officer tried to pull over a silver Jeep headed west on Argyle Street near Whipple Street, police said. As the …