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City Staff, Police Officers Honored for Service in Yorkville

The City of Yorkville honored city staff and police officers at their meeting, earlier this week. +3 Public Works Director Eric Dhuse spoke about public works employee Dave Brown who has served with the city for 10 years. Brown has worked in the parks department, sewer department and has done vari


Trial set for man charged in fatal shooting at Latin American Club

A jury trial has been ordered for an Aurora man charged with a fatal shooting last year at a social club on the city's East Side. Alfredo Soto, now 50, pleaded not guilty in January to killing 31-year-old Martiniano Alverez, of North Aurora, in August 2016 at the Latin American Club on the 1300 bloc

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 22:23:10

Giving Thanks for--and with--Great Dogs Like Butkus

[pictured above is Butkus, a tan and black coated Shepherd Dog mix] Wow. What a terrific dog! This oh-so-handsome, happy boy is Butkus, a male Shepherd mix. He is about 2 years old and has a short tan and black coat. He's pretty well out of the puppy stage, but still has many years of fun to go. Bu

PATCH - 2017-11-19 16:19:17

National Geographic explorer shares his story of finding the spinosaurus with Indian Prairie students

Make no bones about it, kids get excited about dinosaurs. Area students and residents were treated to a unique lesson in science Friday morning when paleontologist Dr. Nizar Ibrahim paid a visit to Patterson Elementary School in Naperville and McCarty Elementary School in Aurora and presented a comm

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-18 20:21:00

Aurora Lions Club Celebrates 95th Anniversary

With service awards and a mayoral proclamation, the Aurora Noon Lions Club celebrated its 95th birthday Thursday, Nov. 9. Aurora resident Bob Cissell, Noon Lions president, presided at the charter-night dinner at Pomegranate Cafe in Aurora. The Noon club was chartered in July 1922, five years after

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-19 15:55:00

Freedom For Frankie - FPAD FUNDRAISER for D.A.D.

WELCOME TO FREEDOM FOR FRANKIE - FPAD! Our sweet and charismatic Frankie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 15 months old in October 2008. At that time, he was nearly comatose and stayed in the PICU for nearly a week. Ever since that time, our lives have revolved around trying to keep Frankie's b


Bail Lowered For Mom Accused Of Driving Into Pond With Son In Car

The judge lowered bail for Gladys Ruvira-Garcia, of Cicero, who allegedly drove into an Aurora pond while intoxicated, leaving her son. AURORA, IL - A DuPage County judge lowered the bail for a Cicero woman accused of losing control of her car, driving into an Aurora retention pond, and leaving her

PATCH - 2017-11-17 22:53:47

Thanksgiving 2017: What's Open, Closed In Oswego

OSWEGO, IL - This Thanksgiving and Black Friday promise to be some of the busiest travel days this year. Whether you're visiting grandma or you're a longtime resident, it's helpful to know which places are extending hours like never before, and which are taking a step back to enjoy "turkey day" apar

PATCH - 2017-11-18 17:11:14

Kearney middle school instructor Mindy Gray wins state STEM honor

Educator honored: Kearney Middle School teacher Mindy Gray has been named the 2017 Outstanding Project Lead the Way Gateway Teacher. She has been with the district since 2006 as the Gateway to Technology instructor. Gateway to Technology is a program for middle-school students designed to encourage


Platte County's Ben Ferrel Museum gets in the holiday spirit

The Ben Ferrel Museum, 220 Ferrel Street in Platte City, has been decorated for the holidays, using traditional holiday decorations dating from the 1800s. The Museum, which was built as a home in 1882 by Frederic Krause, will be open for a free tour from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 22. Tickets for admission

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2017-11-18 05:55:00

KC company comes to Liberty couple's rescue in time for Thanksgiving after previous contractor disappoints

LIBERTY, Mo. -- The last time Fox 4 Problem Solvers visited Eric and Sabrena Flickinger's Liberty home, their brand new patio had serious issues. "It's very depressing looking at it," said Sabrena, pointing to the rough and uneven surface. The Flickingers had paid thousands of dollars for what was t

FOX4KC.COM - 2017-11-18 04:05:13

Judge won't dismiss lawsuit tied to fiery Jeep Liberty crash

The family of a pregnant woman who died in a rear-end crash while in a Jeep Liberty has cleared a hurdle in a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler. A federal judge in Detroit refused to dismiss a lawsuit Thursday filed by the estate of Kayla White. The 23-year-old Detroit-area woman was killed in 2014 when


Butler man killed in single vehicle rollover on I-49

CASS COUNTY, Mo. - A 23 year-old Butler man was killed in a single vehicle rollover on I-49 near the Harrisonville exit early Sunday morning. The Missouri Highway Patrol says Alexander M. Jenkins was driving a 2004 Jeep southbound on I-49 when he traveled off the left side of the roadway, hit a guar

KSHB.COM - 2017-11-19 13:40:25

Independence man charged after leading police on chase, threatening officer with rifle

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - An Independence man is facing charges after threatening a Lee's Summit officer with a rifle after a police chase Friday. Richard Connely, 30, was charged in Jackson County with first-degree assault and armed criminal action, prosecutors said. Around 4:30 a.m. Friday, officers rec

FOX4KC.COM - 2017-11-18 03:59:36

'Scooter gang' of teens stealing property from Kansas City homes and cars has residents frustrated

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They're speeding on scooters and stealing whatever they can. Some Kansas City residents say the "scooter gang" has been around for years - but it couldn't be that long, judging by their age. Now, mounting evidence might actually get these kids caught. A group of contractors were b

FOX4KC.COM - 2017-11-17 22:52:24

Kansas City baby defying the odds after being born at 21 weeks & six days

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Premature birth is the number one killer of babies, and for the first time in eight years, March of Dimes says more children are being born prematurely. Walk into the NICU at St. Luke's and you'll find little Eliora. She is nearly eight pounds, and her parents say she is a mirac


Suit aims at insurance companies

Major health insurance companies are accused of putting profits over patients suffering from Lyme disease in a lawsuit filed recently in a Texarkana, Texas, federal court. The suit alleges companies including Blue Cross, Kaiser and Aetna violated RICO and anti-trust laws when conspiring with physici

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 05:53:06

Surgeon will cover use of new technology

The CHRISTUS St. Michael Center for Joint Replacement will present a free community luncheon seminar, "Total Knee Replacement: The Latest Technology" at noon on Dec. 1 in the North Conference Center at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, 2600 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, Texas. Dr. Harold Weems, or

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-18 05:01:11

Local church safety in the spotlight

Approximately 100 people attend the church security and active shooter training course Thurs-day night at the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department's training center. (Photo courtesy of Tiffany Brown) Scores of area pastors and church staff members filled the Texarkana, Texas, Police Department's tra


Court affirms sentence of Cass County man who filmed girl in shower

The 6th District Court of Appeals in Texarkana has affirmed the conviction and two-year prison sentence assessed to a Cass County man who secretly filmed his girlfriend's daughter undressing in a bathroom. Jared Wade Dee was found guilty of invasive video recording by a Cass County jury in April and