A Chicago Love Story Ends in Tragedy After Florida Crash – NBC Chicago

Ten years after getting married, Maribel Macedo and Armando Gomez Sanchez were finally celebrating their honeymoon in Florida, but the trip ended in unspeakable tragedy after they were killed in a horrific car crash on New Year’s Eve. “They were basically on their first vacation,” their daughter Isela Macedo said. Outside the dry cleaning shop named…

Self-driving Tesla causes pileup as questions about technology mount

Newly released surveillance footage shows a Tesla Model S changing lanes before abruptly braking in front of another car causing a severe multi-vehicle collision. The crash, which took place on Thanksgiving Day on the San Francisco Bay Bridge, injured nine people including a 2-year-old. As a result of the pile-up, traffic on the bridge was…

La Salle Residents Seek Answers After Chemical Plant Explosion Wednesday – NBC Chicago

La Salle residents want answers after many found a chemical covering some of their property after an explosion at a chemical plant Wednesday morning. The substance covered not only their property but it got on them when they came outside to all the commotion earlier Wednesday morning. Now, they’re concerned for their health. “My house…

Five cops plead not guilty

Five Connecticut police officers accused of ignoring a paralyzed man in their custody pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges. Randy Cox, a 36-year-old Black man, was riding in the back of a New Haven police van on June 19, 2022, when the driver slammed on the brakes and sent him flying into a dividing…

DHS slaps new limits on when Border Patrol can chase fleeing smugglers

The Department of Homeland Security announced a new vehicle-pursuit policy Wednesday that will severely limit when Border Patrol agents can pursue migrant smugglers, saying the cat-and-mouse game has become too dangerous for everyone involved. The policy, released by Customs and Border Protection’s acting commissioner, bans agents from trying to box in a fleeing car or…

What is NOTAM? Here are the Details About the Program That Led to a Shutdown of Flights Nationwide – NBC Chicago

Described as a critical Federal Aviation Administration system for pilots, NOTAM, short for Notice to Air Missions was created in 1947, but a systemic issue on Wednesday caused a nationwide stoppage of flights that caused ripple effects throughout the system. The computer system notifies pilots about changes in airspace and at airports. Flights cannot take…

Former NYPD officer stabbed to death in Staten Island – New York Daily News

A former NYPD officer was stabbed to death in a scuffle on a Staten Island St. on Wednesday night, cops and sources said. The 37-year-old victim was on Elizabeth St. near Castleton Ave. in Port Richmond when he got into an argument with another man, cops said. Things escalated and his antagonist stabbed him in…

Jalen Brunson halts Pacers comeback attempt, Haliburton hurt in loss

At least for one game, Jalen Brunson showed why he should be an All-Star over Tyrese Haliburton. With a Knicks analyst’s disparaging remarks about Haliburton hanging over the evening at MSG, Brunson was again the clutch hero in the home team’s 119-113 victory Wednesday over the Pacers. Brunson scored seven of his game-high 34 points…

Jason Schofield, N.Y. election official, pleads guilty to ballot fraud

ALBANY, N.Y. — A former Republican county elections commissioner in upstate New York pleaded guilty Wednesday to applying for absentee ballots in the names of other registered voters. Jason Schofield, who is from Troy, resigned last month from the Rensselaer County Board of Elections. He admitted that in 2021 he unlawfully used the names and…

Illinois One of Midwest’s Best States to Raise a Family, Survey Says – NBC Chicago

In a new ranking of the best and worst places to raise families in the United States, Illinois finished just outside of the top-10, but was among the best in the Midwest. The survey results were published in WalletHub’s 2023 Best & Worst States to Raise a Family edition. Researchers looked at various factors, including annual…

House Republicans pass first pro-life measures in post-Roe era

The new House Republican majority launched its pro-life legislative agenda on Wednesday, passing measures protecting infants born alive during an abortion and condemning recent attacks on anti-abortion facilities and churches that provide aid to pregnant women. The “Born Alive” bill, which passed 220-210, requires abortion clinics to provide medical care to babies who survive an…