Police officer killed during traffic stop in Elwood, Indiana

article Noah Shahnavaz (center) Photo credit: Elwood Police Department Facebook page ELWOOD, Ind. – A young Indiana police officer was killed early Sunday when a man got out of his car during a traffic stop and opened fire, authorities said. Noah Shahnavaz, 24, was an officer at the Elwood police department, 50 miles (80 kilometers) … Read more

1 dead, 2 seriously injured after crash on Gratiot Avenue

article One person is dead following a crash in Detroit. DETROIT (FOX 2) – Detroit police are investigating a crash that left one person dead and multiple others injured. The crash happened Sunday afternoon on Gratiot Avenue near E. State Fair. Police say a man was killed, and two others were seriously injured. MORE: 70-year-old … Read more

Ticket bought in Illinois wins $1.337B Mega Millions jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa – A single ticket bought in a Chicago suburb beat the odds and won a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot. According to megamillions.com, there was one jackpot-winning ticket in the draw Friday night, and it was bought at a Speedway gas station and convenience store in Des Plaines. The winning numbers were: … Read more

Tennessee’s embrace of conservative Michigan college sours

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The president of Michigan’s Hillsdale College was riding high earlier this year when he announced plans to launch 50 charter schools in Tennessee after Gov. Bill Lee originally asked for 100. Six months later, that relationship has cooled after Hillsdale’s Larry Arnn made disparaging comments about educators, telling an audience including Lee … Read more

Indiana Senate narrowly passes near-total abortion ban

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana state senators narrowly passed a near-total abortion ban Saturday during a rare weekend session, sending the bill to the House after a contentious week of arguments over whether to allow exceptions for rape and incest. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 26-20 after about three hours of debate, passing the bill with the minimum … Read more

Federal tourism aid funds gas stations, trash cans, jazz

Located along a remote stretch of Highway 395, the Fort Independence Travel Plaza touts a dozen gas pumps, clean restrooms and made-to-order meals for travelers visiting California’s Eastern Sierra. The facility, which provides revenue for a Paiute Indian tribe, is about to quadruple in size thanks to an $8 million federal grant that will help … Read more

Some Appalachia residents begin cleanup after deadly floods

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Some residents of Appalachia returned to flood-ravaged homes and communities on Saturday to shovel mud and debris and to salvage what they could, while Kentucky’s governor said search and rescue operations were ongoing in the region swamped by torrential rains days earlier that led to deadly flash flooding. Rescue crews were continuing … Read more