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Istanbul gunman captured after 2 weeks on run

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying Tuesday that he's an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and confessed to the massacre.

Authorities: Trooper was shot by driver he sought to help

PHOENIX (AP) — The man who shot and severely beat an Arizona state trooper last week was a former member of the Mexican federal police who was in the country illegally, authorities said.

He had rolled his car on Interstate 10 before he inexplicably attacked the officer who had stopped to help.

3 dead, 1 hurt after crash on Chicago expressway

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois State Police say three people have died following an early morning crash on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago.

Police say the single-vehicle crash happened about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday on the outbound lanes of Interstate 290 near Western Avenue.

On call? No, Presence ER doc's en route

CHAMPAIGN — What if you were injured with an ambulance on the way, and a doctor also rushed to your side?

That's already a reality in parts of Illinois, including this region, with Pro Ambulance being the latest to put a physician response vehicle on the road in an effort to bring more medical expertise where it's needed in the Champaign-Ur- bana and Danville com- munities.

Oklahoma City firefighters rescue cow stuck in pool

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Think it's hard for firefighters to rescue a cat in a tree? Try a cow in a swimming pool.

Firefighters in Oklahoma City were summoned Sunday morning after a homeowner reported hearing some sort of "snorting" coming from his swimming pool area. Emergency responders arrived and discovered a hole in the swimming pool's liner and a cow trapped in the water.

Off-duty police sergeant fires shots at vehicle

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Chicago police sergeant fired shots at a vehicle after a person inside showed a gun during a verbal confrontation on the city's northwest side.

Cargo plane crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village and killing at least 37 people in the plane and on the ground, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

Alert credit union employees foil theft

URBANA — Veteran banker Greg Anderson hopes that customers understand when they are asked for identification, it’s merely his employees’ way of trying to protect their assets.

Alert colleagues of his who did that last week prevented thousands of dollars from going out the door of the University of Illinois Community Credit Union.

Tom Kacich: Remember January 1967 — a month of fire, ice

Fifty years ago this month Champaign-Urbana, just like its big neighbor to the north, survived a month of fire and ice.

In Chicago, January 1967 was the month that saw fire destroy the $35 million lakefront convention center, McCormick Place, which had been thought to be fireproof and had opened just seven years earlier.

Bad cops, long haul

What does it take to fire a police officer — and make it stick?

In the case of former Danville officer Tony Piatt, who pulled his weapon at a Steak 'n Shake during an off-duty incident in 2008, about 2 years plus full pay and benefits while he was on a paid leave of absence during that time.