CHICAGO | Illinois police: Witnesses say cop told guard to drop gun

CHICAGO | Illinois police: Witnesses say cop told guard to drop gun

CHICAGO — Witnesses told investigators that a white suburban Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black security guard outside the bar where the guard worked had repeatedly asked him to drop a gun, Illinois State Police revealed without addressing reports that bar patrons had shouted at the officer that the man was a security guard.

The news release sent late Tuesday night marks the first time that Illinois State Police have addressed in detail what happened early Sunday when officers were dispatched to the bar in response to a shots-fired call.

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GULFPORT, Miss. | Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouse

GULFPORT, Miss. | Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouse

GULFPORT, Miss.— A man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi.

News outlets reported that the Gulfport Police Department said in a news release that 28-year-old Keith Cavalier told officers he intentionally crashed into the Harrison County Courthouse early Saturday because it was the best way to let them know his drug paraphernalia had been stolen.

No one was hurt.

Cavalier has been charged with driving under the influence and malicious mischief because of damage to the building.

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HONOLULU | Hawaii printer shuts commercial printing, citing tariffs

HONOLULU | Hawaii printer shuts commercial printing, citing tariffs

HONOLULU — A major Hawaii printer is closing its commercial printing business and laying off 93 people in part because of tariffs the U.S. slapped on imports of Chinese paper.

A news release from Hagadone Corporation Hawaii Holdings says the import duty increased the cost of the company’s roll stock paper by 25 percent. President Clint Schroeder said Friday this added expense came on top of increased costs for other raw materials and electricity.

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BARRON, Wis. | Officials hunt for missing teen after 2 adults found dead

BARRON, Wis. | Officials hunt for missing teen after 2 adults found dead

BARRON, Wis. — Authorities say a missing teenage girl could be in danger after two adults were found dead in a home in western Wisconsin.

Barron County sheriff’s officials said in a news release that deputies responded to a 911 call asking for help at a home in Barron about 1 a.m. Monday. Deputies found the two bodies and determined 13-year-old Jayme Closs was missing.

Sheriff’s officials haven’t provided the names or genders of the dead adults, nor said when or how they died.

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BATON ROUGE, La. | LSU basketball player Wayde Sims shot to death

BATON ROUGE, La. | LSU basketball player Wayde Sims shot to death

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU basketball player Wayde Sims has died after he was shot early Friday near the campus of another school in Baton Rouge.

Sims, 20, was shot around 12:25 a.m., Baton Rouge police said in a news release.

He was taken to a hospital and died from his wounds, Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said.

The shooting happened at a restaurant across from Southern’s A.W. Mumford Stadium, The Advocate reported.

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SALT LAKE CITY | Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY | Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY— The Mormon church‘s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided a few more details about the initiative in a news release that said a full and detailed description will come later because different aspects of the program are still being tested.

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