Illinois

A dashcam captured the terrifying moment two state troopers, helping an elderly couple change their flat tire, narrowly missed being crushed to death by an out of control box truck.

Authorities say Probationary Trooper Pflaum and his Field Training Officer, Trooper Zimmerman, were assisting Fairfield couple Peggy and Wilbur ‘Bud’ Vaught with a flat tire on November 12 on Interstate 64 at milepost 101 near Wayne City.

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An Illinois mother who plead guilty to sexually assaulting two boys was sentenced to prison Wednesday.

Gina M. Colwell, 41, was sentenced to 7 1/2 years behind bars for predatory criminal sexual assault in a case involving a 12-year-old boy and 48 months of sex-offender probation for aggravated criminal sexual abuse in a case involving a 13-year-old boy. She pleaded guilty to both offenses as part of a plea agreement.

Both victims played youth football on a team coached by Colwell’s husband.

A 31-year-old Geneva woman Lindsay P. Anderson, faces prison after admitting to sexually assaulting and abusing two of her former students from Carpentersville Middle School.

Authorities said the former high school coach was a teacher at Carpentersville Middle School in Carpentersville, Illinois when she groomed her teenage victims with gifts and drugs before engaging in sexual relationships with both of them between 2013 and May 2015.

According to prosecutors, Anderson sexually assaulted two male students between July 2013 and May 2015. Anderson knew both victims from when she was employed at Carpentersville Middle School but was not their teacher when the assaults took place, prosecutors said.

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CCTV footage from the February 15th mass shooting released Wednesday shows the moment Gary Martin, 45, prepares to ambush law enforcement officials after being told he was being fired from his job of 15 years.

The clip, posted by police, shows four camera angles from Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Illinois, right after Martin pulled out his gun and began shooting at his industrial valve manufacturer workplace.

A new surveillance video shows Chicago police officers push and drag a student down a set of stairs in February at Marshall High School on the West Side before punching her and shocking her with a stun gun multiple times.

The video, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, appears to contradict the officers’ statements that the student initiated the violent encounter after the incident to justify their use of force — again raising questions of the oversight, training and stationing of police officers in Chicago Public Schools.