Fourth of July comes amid mixed feelings for some minorities

Blacks, Latinos and immigrant rights advocates say the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, recent non-convictions of police officers charged in the shootings of black men, and the stepped-up detentions of immigrants and refugees for deportation have them questioning equality and promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the United States.

Police say suspect in abduction viewed sexual fetish website

Brendt Allen Christensen, who earned a master’s degree in physics from U of I this year, is charged in the June 9 abduction of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang, who investigators believe to be dead. The federal complaint says Christensen’s phone was used on April 19 to visit the FetLife.com forum, including to view threads titled “Perfect abduction fantasy” and “planning a kidnapping.”

Woman killed in downtown crash ID’d

Police said it appeared a car traveling west on Washington Blvd. ran a red light and was hit by a pickup heading south on Clinton St. around 11 p.m. Sunday.

4th of July pet safety 101

Animal Care and Control is asking people to keep pets inside at all times when fireworks are being set off.. because the noise can cause dogs or cats to go into a panic.

TinCaps Hit Three Homers in Loss

The TinCaps hit two home runs that left the ballpark and an inside-the-park home run on Sunday afternoon in a 5-4 loss to the Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds) at Fifth Third Field.

2 arrested after fight breaks out

Steuben County dispatchers said a woman called 911 around 4:20 p.m. Saturday and said officers were needed and then hung up.

Fire damages historic Auburn library

Eckhart Public Library posted on its Facebook page early Sunday that a fire broke out on the expanded side of its building. and it will be closed indefinitely.

Protest against bullfights in Pamplona before famed festival

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Tens of thousands of partygoers from Spain and abroad come each year to Pamplona to witness or take part in the early morning bull runs, when crowds of runners risk being gored or trampled as they lead a pack of bulls to the ring where they will be used in bullfights.

Police: Suspect posted photos from drone in Arizona wildfire

The suspect is accused of recklessly endangering 14 aircraft and fire crews “with a substantial risk of imminent death or physical injury by flying an unmanned drone aircraft in closed airspace above an active fire area.”