The man accused of opening fire at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including two high-powered rifles. Authorities said Tuesday that the purchases were allowed even though police were called to his home twice in 2019 for threats of violence and suicide. The suspect was charged with seven counts of murder. Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart promised that dozens more charges would be sought and that the man could receive a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole. The assailant sprayed more than 70 rounds from a rooftop into a crowd in Highland Park, an affluent community of about 30,000 on the Lake Michigan shore.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday morning could bring Aiken's Project Pascalis downtown redevelopment project to a halt.
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Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), the liquid waste contractor at Savannah River Site (SRS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with …
The Fourth of July holiday weekend is jamming U.S. airports with the biggest crowds since the pandemic began in 2020
The Fourth of July holiday weekend is jamming U.S. airports with the biggest crowds since the pandemic began in 2020. Newly released numbers show 2.49 million passengers went through security checkpoints at U.S. airports Friday, surpassing the previous pandemic-era record of 2.46 million reached earlier in the week. The increase is the latest sign that leisure travelers aren’t being deterred from flying by rising fares, the ongoing spread of COVID-19 or worries about recurring flight delays and cancellations. In an even more telling indication, the average passenger volume at U.S. airports for the past week is nearing the same level as in 2019. Read more
A lawsuit filed Tuesday morning could bring Aiken's Project Pascalis downtown redevelopment project to a halt. Read more
NORTH AUGUSTA — Thomas Jefferson's beginning of the Declaration of Independence – "When the … Read more
The U.S. House of Representatives committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Act… Read more
A Bojangles franchisee with six locations in Aiken County has started a safety program for w… Read more
With the recent installation of equipment at the Solid Waste Management Facility at Savannah River Site, newly generated transuranic waste can now be characterized and certified by the National TRU Program, paving the way for off-site shipment and disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Read more
Novak Djokovic erased a two-set deficit against 10th-seeded Jannik Sinner to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the 11th time
Novak Djokovic erased a two-set deficit against 10th-seeded Jannik Sinner to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the 11th time. Djokovic came back to win 5-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 at Centre Court. It is his 26th consecutive victory at the All England Club. Djokovic is pursuing a fourth straight title at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament and seventh overall. He will face Cam Norrie of Britain in the semifinals. Norrie won a five-setter against David Goffin to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal. Third-seeded Ons Jabeur and Tatjana Maria also reached their first Grand Slam semifinals with victories on Tuesday. Read more