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    In the course of one hour on a sleepy Tuesday morning in October, two random shootings took place on either side of the state line, leaving one man dead, two others wounded and a community in the grip of fear.

      The Lynwood police officer who spent four days in jail wrongly accused of murder in the Oct. 5 bistate shooting spree is sharing more details of his time behind bars, describing the experience as "horrendous."

        RANKIN, Ill. | A month ago, Rankin Police Chief Tim Condon was stressing the value of installing computers in the village's squad cars to provide access to a national database of suspect sketches of and vehicle descriptions.

        State police say three people died and two others were injured when an SUV struck a deer along the Indiana Toll Road and crashed into an oncoming pickup truck. Indiana State Police said preliminary findings indicate the SUV was traveling westbound about 8 p.m. EDT Sunday when it struck a deer, crossed the tollway’s center median and collided with an eastbound pickup truck in northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County. Both the SUV’s driver and its sole passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, as was the pickup truck’s front seat passenger. Police say the pickup’s driver and a backseat passenger were hospitalized with serious injuries.

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