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  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Many Joplin residents either ignored or were slow to react to the first warning sirens about a massive and deadly tornado this spring, partially because of years of false alarms, the government said Tuesday.

Weather Service says many in Joplin ignored first tornado warnings

Updated: 9/20/2011 07:46 PM

  GANGTOK, India — Thousands of terrified survivors of a Himalayan earthquake that killed 81 people and shook parts of India, Nepal and China crowded Tuesday into shelters and relatives' homes or stayed out in the open for fear of...

81 dead in Asia quake

Updated: 9/20/2011 07:46 PM

  A southern Illinois woman who authorities say hid her young son, often in a crawl space, for nearly two years as part of a custody dispute has been ordered to spend two years on probation without more jail time. Shannon Wilfong, 32, pleaded guilty...

Mom pleads guilty in boy-behind-wall case

Updated: 9/20/2011 06:30 PM

  A Chicago businessman convicted of aiding a terrorist group that took credit for the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks is asking for a new trial. Tahawwur Rana was cleared in June of any involvement in the siege that killed more than 160 people. But he...

Businessman convicted of terror wants new trial

Updated: 9/20/2011 06:30 PM

  Prosecutors are laying out their case for a jury in the trial of a man charged in the 2009 slaying of a Chicago police officer. Alejandro "Alex" Valadez was gunned down as he investigated a shots fired call on the city's South Side. Shawn Gaston is...

Trial begins in Chicago police officer's murder

Updated: 9/20/2011 07:16 PM

  Jose C. Rodriguez, 22, of the 300 block of Roosevelt Street in DeKalb, appeared in bond court Tuesday on charges of possession of cocaine, a felony, and resisting a police officer, a misdemeanor, according to court documents. Rodriguez is charged...

Police reports

Updated: 9/20/2011 06:30 PM

  When 50-year-old Craig Salerno went missing after attending the Reno air races with friends, his wife didn't need DNA testing to confirm her worse fears.

Death toll rises to 11 in crash at Reno air races

Updated: 9/20/2011 05:58 PM

  Adults can learn urban dance and trends in a new program offered by the Mundelein Park District.

Learn urban dance and trends:

Updated: 9/20/2011 05:30 PM

  MainStreet Libertyville is hosting the final car show of the season from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Classic car show:

Updated: 9/20/2011 05:30 PM

  A public hearing is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Lake County Building, 18 N. County St., 10th floor, Waukegan, regarding an update of the All Natural Hazards Mitigation plan.

Hazard plan reviewed:

Updated: 9/20/2011 05:30 PM

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