News Shorts, Weather and Sports for Friday, December 8, 2017


Weather Update for Chicago, Friday- December 8, 2017

Israeli police deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, in anticipation of Palestinian protests over the Trump administration’s recognition of the contested city as the Israeli capital.

Palestinian political groups have called for massive demonstrations in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem after Friday prayers, the highlight of the Muslim religious week. Separately, the Gaza-based leader of the Islamic militant Hamas has agitated for a third uprising against Israel.

Many in Mississippi’s African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum. But with President Donald Trump coming to the museum’s opening Saturday, some will skip the eagerly anticipated opening.

They say Trump’s policies are incompatible with honoring the African-American freedom struggle.

That slide into racial and partisan strife from what was supposed to be a moment of unity and atonement was punctuated Thursday with U.S. Rep John Lewis saying he would abandon his plans to speak, saying Trump’s presence was an insult. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Mississippi’s only Democrat in Congress, announced his exit in a joint statement with Lewis. The NAACP, led by a Mississippian, has said Trump should cancel his planned appearance because of his divisive record on civil rights issues.

Film director Bryan Singer has denied sexual assault after being sued for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy.

35-year-old Schererville man Dionysious T. Doukas, suspect in Region robberies at Baums and at Jimmy John’s in Munster

Ryan Turley, 45 year old Hobart resident and head coach of the Hobart High School football team, was charged  with drunken driving, police said.

Donnell Howard Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday at a court hearing in Lake Criminal Court to resisting law enforcement, a level 3 felony, and resisting law enforcement, a level 5 felony.

The Highland man who caused a police pursuit in February that ended in a 13-year-old Whiting girl’s death has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony resisting law enforcement.

Porter County sheriff’s police are investigating an armed robbery at The Designers Club at 2351 Ind 2.  A 6 feet tall male weighing approximately 190 pounds entered with a handgun and took cash.

“Public corruption undermines the fabric of American society and is among the FBI’s highest priorities, said W. Jay Abbott, the FBI’s special agent in charge for Indiana.”


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