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March 19, 2018 4:41 PM Fatal shooting is Chicago’s 100th homicide of the year

CHICAGO—A fatal shooting on the West Side over the weekend was the 100th homicide of the year in Chicago, a milestone reached nearly a month later than the past two years, according to data kept by the Tribune. A 36-year-old man was sitting in a car in the 5400 block of West Division Street in South Austin when five people walked up and opened fire about 7

March 15, 2018 11:57 AM Body of wife of Nobel-winning professor found in Illinois landfill

Ei-ichi Negishi, who won chemistry prize in 2010, taken to hospital after found walking nearby Authorities in northern Illinois are investigating after the body of the wife of a Nobel Prize-winning chemistry professor was found in a landfill, hours after the two were reported missing in Indiana. The Ogle County Sheriff's Office said in a news release 17

March 15, 2018 4:37 AM Tomas Hertl scores OT winner as Sharks dump Oilers

San Jose forward had 2 goals to help secure key victory in West playoff race Tomas Hertl had a pair of goals, including the overtime winner, as the San Jose Sharks pulled out a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Logan Couture and Brenden Dillon also scored for the Sharks (38-23-9), who have won two straight. Drake Caggiula, Oscar Klefbom 8

March 13, 2018 7:59 PM Kathy Griffin's North American comeback tour to start in Canada

The comedian will launch her tour with 4 Canadian dates following Trump photo backlash Beleaguered comedian Kathy Griffin is launching her North American comeback on the stages of Canada. The insult comic and celebrity gossip hound — who became embroiled in controversy after posing in a photo holding a fake severed head that shared a likeness with U.S. President 15

March 13, 2018 7:50 PM B.C. teen rents West Vancouver home to throw party, causing $20,000 in damage

The 14-year-old girl used her parents’ credit card without their permission to rent the home. While no criminal charges were laid, the girl’s family did agree to cover the cost of the damage. VANCOUVER—What police are describing as an “uncontrolled” house party in West Vancouver has caused about $20,000 in damage after a teenage girl rented the home online 16

March 13, 2018 12:41 AM 'Uncontrolled party' in rented West Vancouver home leaves 14-year-old and parents on the hook for damage

Police say officers at the scene had 'basically swarms of teenagers leaving the house' A 14-year-old girl and her family are on the hook for thousands of dollars after a party the teen held at a rented house got out of control. The girl had rented the house online using her parents' card, which they did not authorize. West Vancouver police said they were called 34

March 10, 2018 3:11 PM Man arrested after woman shot near west-end convenience store

The woman is recovering in hospital and a shotgun was recovered near Eglinton Ave. W. and Weston Rd. Toronto paramedics said the woman is in her 40s and had a single gunshot wound. One man has been arrested following a shooting near Eglinton Ave. W. and Weston Rd. on Friday afternoon. Toronto police Const. David Hopkinson said police received a call at 3:13 p.m. for a shooting 12

March 8, 2018 10:17 PM Loaded gun falls out of Florida kindergartner’s backpack in class

The six-year-old child’s teacher at Somerset Academy Lakes Elementary School immediately picked up the gun after it fell Thursday morning and escorted the children out of the classroom. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—A loaded handgun fell out of a kindergartner’s backpack in a Florida charter school classroom, but it didn’t fire and it is unclear how it got there 18

March 4, 2018 2:00 PM Police hunt for suspect after girl sexually assaulted in her Mississauga home

Peel police say the girl awoke Saturday morning to find a man in her bedroom. MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Police are looking for a suspect after they say a young girl was sexually assaulted in her home west of Toronto. Peel Regional Police say the girl awoke Saturday around 7 a.m. to find a man in her bedroom in Mississauga, Ont. Investigators say the man, described 11

March 3, 2018 11:51 PM Woman wins Keys conch-blowing contest; accepts proposal

KEY WEST, Fla.—A Florida retiree has won the women’s division in Key West’s annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest — and accepted a marriage proposal from a fellow competitor. Seventy-year-old Mary Lou Smith impressed the judges Saturday with long blasts on the fluted, pink-lined shell. And when Rick Race, 73, proposed on stage, she accepted by joining him in a joyous 21