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Schaumburg police chief stalks and harasses ex-girlfriend for months

Schaumburg, Illinois - Six months - that's how long police in Schaumburg have been going by a woman's home, to make sure their own chief isn't harassing her.

Dawn Davis has filed a complaint against Schaumburg Police Chief Brian Howerton for allegedly stalking her.

Monday night, in an exclusive interview, Davis told CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman she fears for her safety. Now, Zekman continues the conversation with Davis.

"I felt just complete hopelessness," Davis said of her ordeal.

She said she felt trapped in a stormy 18-month relationship with the police chief.

  • Pistol

    Thirteen-year-old shot and killed his grandparents because they called his mother a 'whore'

    Zachary James Proper
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    Zachary James Proper, 13, shot and killed his grandparents after they allegedly called his mom a whore
    Oil City, Pennsylvania - A 13-year-old boy shot and killed his grandparents after they allegedly called his mother a whore, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

    State troopers today announced the boy, Zachery James Proper of Oil City, Pennsylvania, will be charged with criminal homicide in the weekend shootings of his grandparents, Dorothy and George Fross.

    According to the criminal complaint by troopers in northwestern Pennsylvania, Proper's parents, Ryan and Karen Kapp, called Oil City police Monday night because they were concerned that their son had gotten drunk and high on Sunday night and had stolen a car belonging to his grandparents. The Kapps called police because they could not reach the Frosses by phone and because Proper told them that "his friend had shot and killed his grandparents," the complaint said.

    The Oil City police chief went to the Fross' home and questioned the boy, who acknowledged shooting his grandparents because they allegedly called his mother a whore and "were speaking poorly about her", authorities said.

    The state police were eventually called because they have jurisdiction in the township where the grandparents lived, about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh.

    Heart - Black

    Jerry Sandusky delivers one final hateful, haunting response to his victims

    Jerry Sandusky
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    Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for molesting children.
    Bellefonte, Pennsylvania - Jerry Sandusky wore bright red jail garb on Tuesday, looking like a quarterback in practice, untouchable and protected.

    Except Sandusky was about to get hit, a 30- to 60-year sentence coming from Judge John Cleland here at the Centre County Courthouse stemming from 45 guilty counts of sexual molestation. It's enough, given Pennsylvania's parole guidelines, to keep the 68-year-old Sandusky confined to prison for life.

    Judge, defense and prosecution all agreed on that.

    "Realistically, even if Jerry was to survive the 30 years, he won't be released," said Sandusky's own attorney, Joe Amendola.

    Sandusky knew he was never going to be free again. He knew it that hot June night as the sheriff and a deputy hauled him away, a look of fright across his face, people shouting for him to rot in hell. Judging by his thinning frame, a result, his family said, of twice-a-day workouts in his isolation cell and a distaste for jail food, he's on his way to doing just that.

    So, no, this crisp fall morning wasn't about a sentencing hearing, the outcome a mere formality.

    Heart - Black

    Dying woman humiliated at Sea-Tac airport by TSA security search

     Michelle Dunaj
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    Cancer patient Michelle Dunaj
    A young, female leukemia patient says she was humiliated by a security search at Seattle's Sea-Tac airport last week. Security officials lifted bandages from recent surgeries, lifted her shirt to check feeding tubes and broke open an IV bag of saline solution, all in full view of other passengers, according to a report by Seattle's KOMO News.

    The Detroit-area woman, Michelle Dunaj, who is dying of leukemia, was taking an "end of life" trip to Hawaii, flying through Seattle. She called her airline, Alaska Air, ahead of time to find out what the procedure would be for traveling with prescription medicines and to request a wheelchair, but, when she got to security, Dunaj said, "nothing happened as it should."

    Airport security officials denied Dunaj's requests for a private search, saying, "the location is fine," she told KOMO News. "It shouldn't have happened that way-they should be more respectful of people," she said.


    Sandusky gets 30-60 years prison for child abuse

    Jerry Sandusky
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    Jerry Sandusky
    Former Pennsylvania State University football coach Jerry Sandusky was ordered to spend at least 30 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually abusing at-risk boys for more than a decade, a sentence likely to keep him behind bars until he dies.

    Defiantly maintaining his innocence, the 68-year-old retired defensive coordinator listened as several of his victims recounted their pain to the packed courtroom. Then, he told the court: "I did not do these alleged disgusting acts."

    Sandusky stood motionless in a red prison jumpsuit, his back to the courtroom audience and his wife, Dottie, while Judge John Cleland handed down the 30- to 60- year sentence. It would make him at least 98 years old before being eligible for parole.

    "Your crime is not only what you did to their bodies, but your assault on their psyche and their souls," Cleland told him at the hearing in Centre County Court. "The tragedy of this story is it is a story of betrayal. Some of your victims had a genuine affection for you.

    "It is precisely that ability to conceal those vices from yourself and everyone else that in my view makes you dangerous," he said.


    4,000 tons of shells explode in Central Russia, leave mushroom cloud-like plume of smoke, evacuations - controversy surrounding the explosions

    More than 4,000 tons of shells exploded near a military testing ground some 40 kilometers from the city of Orenburg in Central Russia, prompting the mass evacuation of two nearby towns.

    Those 4,000 tons included 1,379 tons of 100mm shells, 400 tons of air bombs and 2,300 tons of 280mm reactive shells, the head of the military investigative committee announced.

    Witnesses recorded video of a massive plume of smoke rising into the air shortly after the explosions. Local residents said that the blasts were powerful enough to rattle windows dozens of kilometers away from the epicenter.

    The press secretary for the regional government said that three residential buildings in the town of Pervomaisky were damaged in the incident, and that the force of the explosion blew out the windows of many local houses.

    Local emergency services confirmed that the blast wave from the explosions also blew out the windows of schools, kindergartens and a hospital.

    The explosions sparked a brushfire in 15-20 hectares of nearby dead grass. Authorities said that the fire does not threaten populated areas.

    People 2

    Madrid on the brink: Spanish protesters against austerity defy police brutality

    Madrid Spain is on the brink as people by the tens of thousands hit the streets because the people are paying the consequences for the bankers and the politicians.

    Despite the slanderous propaganda you may have heard from corporate media outlets this mini-documentary tells you here directly from the mouths of the protestors why they are on the streets.


    Nude Alabama student shot on campus had been acting strange

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    Gil Collar
    Gil Collar was a guy everybody wanted to be around in high school, friends said: The girls liked his good looks, even his opponents on the wrestling mat became buddies, and adults knew him as courteous and kind.

    The nude 18-year-old who was shot to death by a police officer on the University of South Alabama campus wasn't the young man they knew. School officials said the slightly built freshman took a "fighting stance" and chased the officer, though Collar's mother said she was told he never touched the officer. Acquaintances said he appeared to be intoxicated, because of alcohol or something else, as he took his clothes off, ran through the streets, screamed obscenities and claimed he was on a "spiritual quest" in the moments before he was killed.

    The case has been handed over to Mobile County authorities and could take weeks to resolve. Meanwhile, friends and relatives are trying to figure out what could have happened to the quiet kid who showed so much promise.

    Stock Up

    Mysterious algorithm was 4% of trading activity last week

    A single mysterious computer program that placed orders -- and then subsequently canceled them -- made up 4 percent of all quote traffic in the US stock market last week, according to the top tracker of high-frequency trading activity. The motive of the algorithm is still unclear.

    The program placed orders in 25-millisecond bursts involving about 500 stocks, according to Nanex, a market data firm. The algorithm never executed a single trade, and it abruptly ended at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

    "Just goes to show you how just one person can have such an outsized impact on the market," said Eric Hunsader, head of Nanex and the No. 1 detector of trading anomalies watching Wall Street today. "Exchanges are just not monitoring it."

    Hunsader's sonar picked up that this was a single high-frequency trader after seeing the program's pattern (200 fake quotes, then 400, then 1,000) repeated over and over. Also, it was being routed from the same place, the Nasdaq.

    "My guess is that the algo was testing the market, as high-frequency frequently does," says Jon Najarian, co-founder of TradeMonster.com. "As soon as they add bandwidth, the HFT crowd sees how quickly they can top out to create latency."


    Teasing over flatulence leads to deadly fight


    Victim: Shaakira Dorsey
    Warrensville Heights, Ohio - Police say a 16-year-old girl is dead and another 16-year-old girl is in police custody. Officials say the girls were fighting around 8 p.m. Wednesday at 4769 Walford Road in Warrensville Heights.

    According to witnesses the victim was teasing the suspect because she passed gas. One thing led to another and fisticuffs began flying. Witnesses also tell 19 Action News that several adults stood around and watched the whole thing go down, including the victim's stepfather. But by the time he intervened, it was too late.

    Shaakira Dorsey collapsed once the fight was broken up. EMS rushed her to the hospital, where she died. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has not yet released her cause of death.

    The teen suspect has been charged with one count of murder. Her name is not being released.

    The Warrensville Heights School District released a statement saying:
    "Warrensville Heights City School District is deeply saddened by the loss of a member of our student family, Shaakira Dorsey, who passed away on Wednesday evening. Shaakira was an eleventh grade student at the High School and a member of the Lady Tigers Softball Team. We will follow our established procedures for this type of crisis. The Grief Counseling Team will be available in the High School throughout the remainder of the week and next week as well. At this time, we are respecting her family's privacy and ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Details regarding arrangements will be shared at a later date."
    Source: WOIO