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Teen killed at Rockford housing complex

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Police are investigating a shooting on the city's west side, where officials say a 16-year-old boy was killed. Police say at around 3 a.m., officers responded to a shots-fired report on the 1000…

Rockford Crime Stats: Violent crimes down; robberies up

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The number of violent crimes in Rockford dropped in January while robberies were up, city leaders reported on social media Friday. According to the City of Rockford Facebook page, there were 117…

Walmart shooting suspect faces federal hate crime charges

By Michael Balsamo and Cedar Attanasio Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more in a shooting that targeted Mexicans in the border city of El Paso, Texas, has been charged with…

Shooting: Two women killed at Texas A&M University

By The Associated Press COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — Two women were killed and a child was wounded in a shooting Monday morning at a university dormitory in Texas, officials said. A recommendation for students and employees to shelter in…

Police investigate robbery incidents at downtown banks

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are investigating two robbery incidents that occurred Monday afternoon at two downtown banks. According to police, at 2 p.m., the first person walked into the…

4 dead, including shooter, in gunfire at Florida naval base

By BILL KACZOR Associated Press PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A shooter opened fire in a classroom building at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday morning in an attack that left four people dead, including the assailant, and multiple…

The Veronica Blumhorst Case, Part 7: A broken, rusty gun

Editor’s note: The following is the seventh installment in a series about the disappearance of 21-year-old Veronica Blumhorst, who vanished Sept. 20, 1990, after finishing her shift at a Mendota, Illinois, grocery store. Her car was…

Police: 3 killed in Oklahoma Walmart shooting

By The Associated Press DUNCAN, Oklahoma (AP) — Two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday outside a Walmart store in Oklahoma, the chief of police said. Two victims were shot inside a car and the third was in the parking lot…

Man rescued from boat charged with stealing it

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A river rescue led to criminal charges against a Rockford man after he was pulled from a stolen boat near the Fordam Dam Saturday. Authorities say a fisherman heard the man's cry for help and called 911 at…