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charges expected in death of 81-year-old oak park man: officials


officials in oak park said monday that charges are expected to be filed against a relative of an 81-year-old man who was found dead inside his apartment on saturday evening.according to village spokesman david powers, police have a relative of the man in custody for questioning.officials said patrick dooley, 81, was found dead inside his apartment in the 100 block of north austin boulevard, where he lived alone, at about 7:40 p.m. saturday. officials said police were called to dooley's apartment to conduct a well-being check at the request of a relative.police immediately began a death investigation after discovering dooley's body, powers said.an autopsy performed sunday by the cook county medical examiner's office ruled dooley's death a homicide, stating he had died of "multiple injuries"






charges expected against man who had sex with champlin park student


charges are expected to be filed friday afternoon against a 42-year-old man who evaded champlin park high school security and had sex with a 19-year-old special needs student, brooklyn park police said.in a friday afternoon news conference, police said the student met the man through a social media app and they arranged a meeting at the school on wednesday. the man bypassed the school office, which is a separate house located on campus, entered the school and met the student in a bathroom where they engaged in a sexual act. the two then separated, but later returned to the same bathroom to engage in sex again. the suspect was on campus for about 55 minutes, according to police.students noticed the man acting suspiciously about noon and contacted school officials who approached him. the att






charges expected against man who had sex with student at champlin park hs


charges are expected to be filed friday afternoon against a 42-year-old man who evaded champlin park high school security and had sex with a 19-year-old special needs student, brooklyn park police said.in a friday afternoon news conference, police said the student met the man through a social media app and they arranged a meeting at the school on wednesday. the man bypassed the school office, which is a separate house located on campus, entered the school and met the student in a bathroom where they engaged in a sexual act. the two then separated, but later returned to the same bathroom to engage in sex again. the suspect was on campus for about 55 minutes, according to police.students noticed the man acting suspiciously about noon and contacted school officials who approached him. the att






charges delayed in alleged sex encounter at champlin park high


prosecutors have deferred charges against a 42-year-old man who allegedly evaded champlin park high school security to have sex with a 19-year-old special needs student in the school, authorities said friday afternoon.the hennepin county attorney’s office originally had expected to file charges friday afternoon, but prosecutors said about 4 p.m. that they are delaying charges to allow for more time to investigate the complex case. the suspect was expected to be released from jail friday afternoon.at a news conference earlier friday, police said the student met the man through a social media app and they arranged a meeting at the school on wednesday. the man bypassed the school office, which is a separate house located on campus, entered the school and met the student in a bathroom where th






death of 81-year-old oak park man ruled homicide


the death of an oak park resident who was found inside his residence along the village's eastern border has been ruled a homicide, according to the cook county medical examiner's office.patrick dooley, 81, of the 100 block of north austin boulevard, was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m. saturday by the oak park police department."the victim was found inside his apartment," village spokesman david powers said. "there is no threat to the community."an autopsy performed sunday by the medical examiner's office found dooley died of multiple injuries from an assault. his death was ruled a homicide, officials said.officials with the oak park police department did not immediately return messages seeking [email protected] @steveschering






the latest: s.korea's park leaves court after start of trial


seoul, south korea — the latest on the bribery trial of former south korean president park geun-hye (all times local):1:50 p.m.former south korean president park geun-hye has left a seoul court after the start of her trial for bribery and other corruption charges.ytn television network showed female guards escorting park, in handcuffs, to take a bus at the seoul central district court on tuesday. ytn later showed the bus moving to what it called a detention center near seoul, where park has been jailed since late march.tuesday was the opening session of park's criminal trial, which is expected to take several months. park is to commute from the detention center to the seoul court during the trial.prosecutors have charged park with extorting money from big businesses and taking bribes from






police charge suspect in maryland college stabbing death


college park, md. — police in maryland say they have filed murder and assault charges against a suspect in connection with the stabbing death of a college student.sean christopher urbanski of severna park faces charges of first- and second-degree murder as well as first-degree assault for the alleged attack that took place early saturday.the university of maryland police department said the 22-year-old urbanski was arrested after witnesses positively identified him. urbanski is accused of stabbing to death a bowie state university student who was visiting the university of maryland campus.police have said the attack appeared to be random and not race-related. the suspect is white and the victim was black.






murder charges in death of 3-year-old girl in little village


murder charges have been filed in the death of a 3-year-old girl in little village over the weekend.eduardo aleman, 26, faces a felony count of first-degree murder in the death of jazebel aleman, police said. aleman lives in the same block where the girl was found.officers responded to an apartment in the 2500 block of south homan avenue about 1:18 a.m. sunday for a call of a toddler who was not breathing, police said. jazebel was pronounced dead at the scene. an autopsy found the girl died from multiple injuries resulting from an assault.aleman was expected in bond court on tuesday.






rocky mountain national park’s trail ridge road open to cyclists – the denver po


rocky mountain national park, colo. — trail ridge road in rocky mountain national park is now open to bicyclists, but park officials warn that the conditions might still be a little tricky.park officials opened the road, which connects estes park on the east and grand lake on the west, earlier this month. the scenic route is the highest continuous paved road in the united states and reaches an elevation of 12,183 feet.cyclists should be prepared for strong winds and rapid weather changes, especially in early spring.kusa-tv in denver reports the road is expected to be closed for vehicles until late may when crews are expected to finish snow plowing.






woman arrested in buttocks injection death


new york (ap) — a queens woman has been arrested on manslaughter charges in the silicone buttocks injection death of a 31-year-old woman in manhattan.police say 44-year-old allison spence also faces charges of unauthorized practice of a profession in the july death of latesha bynum, of harlem.bynum died after complaining of dizziness and chest pains to officers responding to a 911 call at a building in gramercy park.the medical examiner said she died from complications of systemic embolization of silicone injections for cosmetic augmentation.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.bynum is to be arraigned in manhattan on friday. information on her lawyer wasn’t immediately available.






georgia teen dies after jumping into creek at alabama park


grove oak, ala. (ap) — a georgia teenager has died after officials say he jumped off a rock into a creek at an alabama park.dekalb county, alabama sheriff’s office chief deputy michael edmonson tells local news outlets that 18-year-old mason tompkins of acworth died saturday afternoon at high falls park.edmonson says tompkins had jumped off of one of the higher rocks at the park into the creek. he didn’t resurface.tompkins’ official cause of death is under investigation.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.tompkins graduated from harrison high school in acworth in 2017. he was expected to study political science and play football at berry college.___an earlier version of this report incorrectly said high falls park is a state park.






georgia teen dies after jumping into creek at alabama park


grove oak, ala. — a georgia teenager has died after officials say he jumped off a rock into a creek at an alabama park.dekalb county, alabama sheriff's office chief deputy michael edmonson tells local news outlets that 18-year-old mason tompkins of acworth died saturday afternoon at high falls park.edmonson says tompkins had jumped off of one of the higher rocks at the park into the creek. he didn't resurface.tompkins' official cause of death is under investigation.tompkins graduated from harrison high school in acworth in 2017. he was expected to study political science and play football at berry college.






5 indicted for role in alleged gang slaying


alexandria, va. (ap) — four men and a woman allegedly belonging to the ms-13 street gang have been indicted by a federal grand jury on murder charges that carry a potential death sentence.the indictment charges the five, all natives of el salvador, with murder in the aid of racketeering for the jan. 1 slaying of 21-year-old christian alexander sosa rivas at a park in dumfries.an fbi affidavit states the group convinced a female friend to lure sosa rivas to the park. the affidavit cites multiple rationales offered for killing sosa rivas, including that he was a member of a rival gang, and that he falsely claimed to be a member of ms-13.the five were all initially charged in state court.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the attorney general would have to approve seeki






georgia teen dies after jumping into creek at alabama park


grove oak, ala. — a georgia teenager has died after officials say he jumped off a rock into a creek at an alabama state park.dekalb county, alabama sheriff's office chief deputy michael edmonson tells local news outlets that 18-year-old mason tompkins of acworth died saturday afternoon at high falls park.edmonson says tompkins had jumped off of one of the higher rocks at the park into the creek. he didn't resurface.tompkins' official cause of death is under investigation.tompkins graduated from harrison high school in acworth in 2017. he was expected to study political science and play football at berry college.






grand jury report due on fraternity culture at penn state


bellefonte, pa. — a grand jury's report in the wake of a pledge's drinking death is expected to shed light into the fraternity culture at penn state university.district attorney stacy parks miller will discuss the panel's report and recommendations on friday.twenty-six people face criminal charges related to the feb. 4 death of 19-year-old tim piazza of lebanon, new jersey. his death occurred two days after he suffered a series of falls and consumed a dangerous amount of alcohol during a pledge bid night at the penn state chapter of beta theta pi.some fraternity members face charges that could result in prison terms, while others are accused of hazing and alcohol violations.a judge is deciding whether to let prosecutors pursue dismissed charges in the case.






georgia teen dies after jumping into creek at alabama park


grove oak, ala. (ap) — a georgia teenager has died after officials say he jumped off a rock into a creek at an alabama state park.dekalb county, alabama sheriff’s office chief deputy michael edmonson tells local news outlets that 18-year-old mason tompkins of acworth died saturday afternoon at high falls park.edmonson says tompkins had jumped off of one of the higher rocks at the park into the creek. he didn’t resurface.tompkins’ official cause of death is under investigation.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.tompkins graduated from harrison high school in acworth in 2017. he was expected to study political science and play football at berry college.






grant park restoration cost after lollapalooza tops $500,000


chicago (ap) — the cost of restoring chicago’s grant park after lollapalooza earlier this year is now known.the chicago park district will bill the music festival $515,000 to repair the park, about $60,000 more than last year. the first day of the festival was cut short by rain, adding to the damage to the grounds.restoring the park includes sod and soil work, irrigation repairs, shrub replacement and other repairs.officials say most of restoration has been done, but sod is expected to be laid after sunday’s marathon, which begins and ends in grant park.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the music festival is scheduled to return to grant park in august. a lineup has not yet been announced, but tickets are already being sold.






police: investigation into deadly oak park shooting ongoing


oak park police are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of a 16-year-old chicago juvenile during what appears to have been an attempted robbery, officials said.the juvenile, identified as damon phillips by the cook county medical examiner's office, allegedly attempted to rob a 24-year-old chicago man in the parking lot of a bank near madison street and austin boulevard at 11:15 a.m. may 27, oak park officials said. phillips' home address was not known.according to police, the two men exchanged gunfire before the alleged robber entered a waiting car and fled into chicago. the 24-year-old man was detained at the scene by an off-duty chicago police officer, and was later questioned by oak park police officers, officials said.the 24-year-old man has a valid illinois conceale






vegas officer who used chokehold charged with manslaughter


las vegas — a suspended las vegas police officer who officials say used an unapproved chokehold has become the first in the department in 27 years to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a person he was trying to arrest.clark county district attorney steve wolfson said monday that officer kenneth lopera's on-duty actions in the may 14 death of tashii brown crossed a line into criminal conduct.the court filing was expected, after lopera was arrested june 5 on felony manslaughter and oppression under color of office charges.he is free on $6,000 bail pending arraignment aug. 21.police officials say lopera used a stun gun seven times and punched brown several times before putting him in the unapproved neck hold for more than a minute.lopera's police union legal representati






man previously on delaware’s death row indicted in hawaii


honolulu (ap) — honolulu police say a man who spent time on delaware’s death row has been indicted in hawaii on human trafficking charges.police say 30-year-old isaiah mccoy and 35-year-old tawana roberts were arrested on wednesday on prostitution charges. they have both pleaded not guilty to those charges.army officials say roberts is an active army sergeant currently assigned to the 25th sustainment brigade in schofield barracks.in 2012, delaware’s highest court overturned mccoy’s murder conviction and death sentence, citing prosecutorial misconduct. a second trial resulted in mccoy being acquitted of the 2010 murder.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.mccoy moved to hawaii after being freed. last september, he was arrested in connection to a triple-shooting that ki






charges filed in bolingbrook hit-and-run crash that killed tinley park woman


charges have been filed against a 19-year-old joliet man in the hit-and-run death of a tinley park woman who was struck on a frontage road last weekend in bolingbrook, police said thursday.eduardo avila jr. has been charged with failure to stop after having an accident involving personal injury or death, and failure to report an accident involving fatal injury or death, bolingbrook lt. anthony columbus said in a prepared statement.investigators recovered and searched a 2002 honda accord that avila allegedly was driving between 11 p.m. saturday and 1 a.m. sunday when it struck tricia hoyt, 35, on frontage road near lawton lane. her body was found shortly after noon sunday in a grassy area off frontage.authorities have issued an arrest warrant, with a bond of $500,000, for avila and contacte






beluga whale dies at seaworld orlando shortly after birth


orlando, fla. (ap) — seaworld orlando says a beluga whale died shortly after it was born at the theme park and an investigation has begun into the cause of death.the orlando sentinel reports that theme park officials say the calf was born this past week but was unusually weak and rose to the surface briefly before sinking to the bottom of a pool. its mother was 17-year-old whisper, who has lived at seaworld orlando since 2010.seaworld said animal care teams tried to revive the calf but were unable to save it. the cause of the newborn whale’s death is unclear.park officials say they will run a full post-mortem examination, which could take several weeks before results are finalized. they also say whisper’s pregnancy appeared normal.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






death valley temperatures may hit 128 on summer's first day. the heat may give y


visitors to death valley on tuesday won’t need reminder that summer has arrived. the forecast is for sunny and 128, with — surprise — a zero chance of rain.on saturday, rangers at death valley national park recorded the first 120-degree day of the year, and even hotter temperatures are predicted through at least sunday, according to the national weather service.forecasters said temperatures at the furnace creek visitor center, where the elevation is 190 feet below sea level, are expected to reach 126 to 128 degrees tuesday, prompting park rangers to urge visitors to take precautions.jay jonesvisitors from england pose beside a digital thermometer in june 2015. while summertime visits to death valley national park can make for great social media posts, rangers warn people to use extreme cau






death investigation in hyde park prompts hazmat response


officials are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man who was found unresponsive in a three-story south side building in the hyde park neighborhood. about 2:30 a.m., a 25-year-old man was found unresponsive in a room in a building in the 1200 block of east 53rd street, according to chicago police and the chicago fire department. he was pronounced dead at the scene. when officers arrived to investigate the death, they requested firefighters return to the residential building because of a smell and after seeing that items were out of place, according to the fire department. that prompted a level i hazardous materials response from fire crews. the response was later elevated to a level ii hazmat as a precaution. just before 7 a.m., officials were preparing to enter the apartment to furth






oakland pair accused of beating man to death, stealing $1.14


oakland – police say two young men are accused of brutally beating a 55-year-old man to death in an oakland park and stealing $1.14 from him.kron-tv reported tuesday (http://bit.ly/2lylom6) that 19-year-old jabari jones and 18-year-old breshawn clark were arrested last week on suspicion of murder.investigators say a 12-year-old child called 911 after spotting phillip fai low lying motionless.officials say witnesses saw jones punch and stomp on low multiple times at lowell park feb. 22. police say the two suspects left the park but returned twice more to further assault low and steal his money.officer jose barocio said at one point jones and clark placed low inside a shopping cart and threw him into water.the two men were ordered back to court march 20 to enter pleas. it wasn’t immediately






no charges in south carolina home invasion shooting


pickens, s.c. (ap) — authorities say no charges will be filed in the shooting death of a man during a home invasion in south carolina earlier this month.pickens county sheriff’s chief deputy creed hashe said in a news release that no charges are expected in the sept. 12 shooting death of 39-year-old henry hugh thomas of greenville.hashes said thomas entered a home through an unlocked door and pulled a gun when the people inside questioned him. thomas fired two shots and two men fought with him.one of the men got a handgun from a bedroom and fired twice, hitting thomas with both shots. he later died during surgery.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.hashe said deputies consulted with prosecutors and determined the shooting was in self-defense and was justified.






some special events get ax in new orland park budget


orland park trustees have approved a budget for next year that cuts millions in expected expenses as officials look at the possibility of a long-reliable source of revenue for the village slowly waning.the village board at its meeting monday also approved a tax levy that is unchanged from the prior year.spending on special events is being dramatically reduced, with favorites such as the farmers market, movies in the park, the annual chefs' auction fundraiser, chilly willie chili challenge and pandemonium in the park being eliminated, village manager joe la margo said.the budget for the fiscal year that starts jan. 1 calls for general fund spending, which covers most village services, of $51.8 million, down from the $55.5 million expected to be spent in that fund when the current budget yea






hempstead village skate park to be open by late summer


jarred newallo imagined a skate park in hempstead village where kids could safely practice their tricks and form a close-knit community around the sport.but newallo was killed in a sanitation truck crash in 2014 at the age of 25, before the avid skateboarder’s dream could become a reality at kennedy memorial park, where he’d worked as a summer camp counselor for years.most popularafter his death, village officials and his family took up the cause. the skate park, which will be named for him, is expected to open in late summer.“he’s the one that started this whole ball rolling,” said george sandas, superintendent for the village’s parks and recreation department. “it’s just too bad he wasn’t around to see it.”skateboarders often use parking garages or the steps and railings of businesses in






the latest: documents identify fatally stabbed student


college park, md. — the latest on the stabbing death of a student at the university of maryland (all times local):6:45 p.m.charging documents say the student fatally stabbed at the university of maryland was richard collins iii.the documents provided to the associated press say that collins was standing with two friends near a bus stop early saturday when he was stabbed once in the chest by sean urbanski.officials have said that urbanski was a student at the university of maryland and the victim was a student at bowie state university.the documents say that urbanski approached the group screaming and said: "step left, step left if you know what's best for you." they say that collins said "no" and then was stabbed.urbanski has been charged with first- and second-degree murder as well as fir






court approves warrant for ex-leader park's arrest | south korea news


a south korean court has approved a warrant for ousted president park geun-hye, who was removed from office earlier this month over corruption allegations - the first democratically elected leader ever to be arrested in the country.the ruling early on friday by the seoul central district court came after park, 65, faced nearly nine hours of questioning over a number of charges, including bribery and abuse of presidential power.the court's decision marks yet another humiliating fall for park - south korea's first female president who was elected in 2012 amid a wave of conservative nostalgia for her late dictator father whose 18-year rule is marked by both rapid economic rise and enormous human rights abuses.in the coming weeks, prosecutors are expected to formally charge her with extortion,






3rd river death reported in sequoia national park


sequoia national park — a 26-year-old woman fell into a creek and was swept downstream in the third river death in sequoia national park this year.park rangers said the woman fell into the creek along the park’s twin lakes trail late saturday.record snowfall from the winter is melting rapidly as a heatwave sweeps across the southwest, causing rivers to swell with dangerously swift and cold mountain runoff.in california, there have been at least 11 drownings since the snowpack started melting in may.park ranger leah tobin says river crossings fluctuate with temperature and time of day, adding “just because you we able to cross in the morning, does not mean the same crossing will be at the same level when you come back to it in the afternoon.”






charges pending after man shot, critically hurt, in albany park


an arrest has been made after a man was shot and critically wounded sunday morning in the albany park neighborhood.police were called to the 3600 block of west sunnyside avenue about 11 a.m., where they found a 19-year-old man had been shot in the chest. he told officers he "heard shots and felt pain,'' police said.the man was taken to illinios masonic medical center, where officials said he is listed in critical condition, police said. police earlier stated the man was 20 and was in good condition.the shooter is in custody and charges are pending, police said.area north detective continue to investigate.






dog chained outside home found frozen to death


hartford, conn. (ap) — police are investigating the death of a dog that was chained outside a connecticut home in the bitter cold and found frozen inside its doghouse on new year’s day.hartford police say the dog might have been outside for as long as a month before it was discovered by police. they say the dog’s owner has been in jail for months on drug charges and claimed to have made arrangements for the dog’s care.wtic-tv reports that a veterinary report say the dog had been lying in fecal material which was found frozen on its body.police said that animal cruelty charges were expected.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.___information from: wtic-tv, http://www.fox61.com






man shot dead in rogers park, another found dead in little village alley


chicago police tuesday morning launched two death investigations after one man was found shot dead in rogers park and another man was found unresponsive in an alley in little village.about 7:30 a.m. police found a man who looks to be between the ages of 30 and 40, lying dead in an alley in the 2600 block of south ridgeway avenue, authorities said.the man did not have any visible injuries and it is possible he died of natural causes, officials said. as of 9 a.m., his death was not labeled suspicious. "we don't know the cause yet, he was just found unresponsive," said officer ana pacheco. "it is a death investigation at this point and obviously if there's something criminal it could change to a homicide investigation."earlier, a 20-year-old man was shot dead about 7 a.m. tuesday in the city'






'suspicious injuries' involved in death of 7-week-old in round lake park: offici


the lake county major crime task force and round lake park police are investigating the death of a newborn baby girl who was having trouble breathing early monday morning, according to a news release. paramedics had been called to an apartment on the first block of east main street to help a seven-week... (staff report)






tennessee father charged with murder in son’s shooting


memphis, tenn. (ap) — charges have been upgraded against a tennessee man in his 3-year-old son’s shooting death.court document show 25-year-old cortez wilkerson now faces charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child neglect in the death of kash sharp on saturday in memphis. he initially was arrested on reckless homicide and drug and weapons charges in the boy’s death and pleaded not guilty monday.an affidavit shows wilkerson now faces the new charges. his lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment tuesday.documents show wilkerson told investigators he was awakened by a gunshot and, when he opened his eyes, he saw his son lying on his lap with a gunshot wound to the head.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.records show investigators later determine






in frigid cold, mongolians stand in protest of air pollution


ulaanbaatar, mongolia (ap) — thousands of mongolians stood in frigid weather urday for the second time this winter to protest the government response to smog that routinely blankets their capital.an estimated 7,000 people, many of them wearing air masks and gas masks underneath thick winter hats, braved temperatures that fell below minus 20 degrees celsius (minus 4 fahrenheit). standing in the city’s central sukhbataar square, they held black balloons and protest signs. one banner read: “wake up and smell the smog.”ulaanbaatar is one of the world’s coldest capitals, and more than half of the city’s 1.3 million residents rely on burning raw coal, plastic, rubber tires and other materials to stay warm and cook meals in their homes. in impoverished neighborhoods that ring the city, known as g