A Vancouver police officer scolded a mother for leaving her children, ages 3 and 6, in a hot car while she grocery shopped on the afternoon of July 3. Police said they received multiple emergency calls about two children, who were said to be in distress while alone inside the locked car as the alarm also went off. The mother was reportedly inside the grocery store for 20 minutes.
Jimmy Peterlich sinks a 3-pointer for the Charleston Trojans. Jimmy, a senior who has Down syndrome, previously served as the team manager. The lefty got to suit up Friday night and thrilled the crowd with this shot from downtown.
Jimmy Peterlich sinks a 3-pointer for Charleston Trojans. Jimmy, a senior who has Down syndrome, previously served as the team manager. The lefty got to suit up Friday night and thrilled the crowd with this shot from downtown.
National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre said opponents of gun rights "hate individual freedoms" and want to eliminate the 2nd Amendment. LaPierre spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.
Seventeen people were killed when suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students said they heard the fire alarm go off and thought it was a drill. "We went outside," said student Manuel Barraza, "I heard gunshots. I thought it was firecrackers. But after I heard the last shot I was like oh, no." Cruz, a 19-year-old former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is in custody.
Dennis Mares, an SIUE criminologist, discusses gun violence and young people in the United States in the wake of multiple Southern Illinois school shooting threats following the deadly Parkland, Florida school shooting Feb. 14.
A two-truck accident killed a Highland woman just after 4 a.m. Friday on U.S. 40 at Kennedy Lane, near the park-and-ride in Highland. The crash killed 45-year-old Charlene Johnson and sent 36-year-old Wayne Stayton of Collinsville to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.