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Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

FILE - This September 2012 file photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria.In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley — and are threatening to kill…

August 20, 2014 6:28 pm
Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Cook County officers confer near the scene of a hostage situation in a home in Harvey Ill. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Authorities said two men took hostages after Harvey police responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a home. There was an exchange of gunfire that left two officers wo…

August 20, 2014 9:48 am
Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

Harvey Ill. spokesman Sean Howard speaks to the media on a hostage situation in a home in Harvey Ill. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Authorities said two men took hostages after Harvey police responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a home. There was an exchange of gunfire that left two …

August 20, 2014 9:48 am
Negotiators still working to end Harvey standoff

Negotiators still working to end Harvey standoff

Police stand watch Tuesday as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding people hostage in the Harvey. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call about a burglary.

August 19, 2014 11:17 pm
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police lines are set up in the neighborhood where authorities are negotiating with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tu…

August 19, 2014 11:17 pm
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police gather in the neighborhood where authorities are negotiating with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afte…

August 19, 2014 11:17 pm
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police swarm a neighborhod as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the inc…

August 19, 2014 11:17 pm
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the south suburb of Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday after…

August 19, 2014 11:17 pm
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

CORRECTS LOCATION OF HARVEY, ILL., TO SOUTH OF CHICAGO - Police gather in the neighborhood where authorities are negotiating with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Ha…

August 19, 2014 11:17 pm
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident…

August 19, 2014 11:17 pm
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

Police don body armor as authorities negotiate with two men who are barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the south suburb of Harvey, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, south of Chicago. Officials say two Harvey police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday after…

August 19, 2014 11:17 pm
Police: 7 dead in 'domestic terrorism' at Sikh temple

Police: 7 dead in 'domestic terrorism' at Sikh temple

OAK CREEK, Wis. | An unidentified gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday in a rampage that left terrified congregants hiding in closets and others texting friends outside for help.

August 05, 2012 2:30 pm Photos

Photos

Chief: Officers went by the book in stabilizing standoff

Chief: Officers went by the book in stabilizing standoff

VALPARAISO | Police Chief Michael Brickner said the quick response of two officers likely prevented Friday's standoff at the Prudential Executive Group Real Estate office from further escalation.

May 31, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Autopsy: Self-inflicted shots killed hostage-taking gunman

Autopsy: Self-inflicted shots killed hostage-taking gunman

VALPARAISO | Suicide has been declared the official cause of death for a Texas man who held employees of a Valparaiso real estate office hostage Friday.

May 29, 2012 7:30 pm
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