Four children dead in Chicago apartment fire

Four children dead in Chicago apartment fire

CHICAGO, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Four brothers and sisters died early Monday in a fire that spread from the apartment below theirs in Chicago.
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Bodyguard for Chicago rapper Twista found dead of gunshot wounds

Bodyguard for Chicago rapper Twista found dead of gunshot wounds

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A bodyguard for Chicago rapper Twista was found shot to death in a residence that had been set on fire, officials said.

Cooking class explosion injures 5 Chicago students

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Students at Northside College Prep High School were cooking hot chocolate when the gas caused an explosion.
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Water tank topples eight stories from top of Chicago building

CHICAGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A 500-gallon water tank fell eight stories from atop a building in Chicago sending forth a wave of water and debris that injured three people, officials said.

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Cold-weather swimmer prompts 911 calls

CHICAGO, March 27 (UPI) -- A Chicago man said his enthusiasm for cold-weather swimming has led to multiple encounters with police and firefighters when concerned witnesses call 911.

Seven Chicago students hospitalized

CHICAGO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Seven children were taken to Chicago hospitals after a student discharged an unidentified liquid, reported as pepper spray, in an elementary school cafeteria.

Chicago man jumps out of ambulance, dies

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Chicago said a 20-year-old man died after he jumped out of an ambulance that was bringing him to a Far Northwest Side hospital.

Derailment knocks out power in SW Chicago

CHICAGO, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Power was largely restored in southwest Chicago early Sunday after a freight train derailed and took out a utility pole, a ComEd official said.

2 killed, 5 wounded in drive-by shooting

CHICAGO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Police said they were searching for suspects in a drive-by shooting on the South Side of Chicago that killed two men and wounded five teenage boys.

City goes to court over building heat

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The city of Chicago went to court Thursday over an issue in a Lincoln Park high-rise that kept residents without heat or hot water, officials say.

Woman rescues hubby, friends from lake

CHICAGO, May 12 (UPI) -- Three men treading water in Lake Michigan during a driving thunderstorm were rescued by a worried wife who went looking for them, Chicago officials said.

Ambulance stolen with relative inside

CHICAGO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A man with 32 previous arrests has been charged with stealing an ambulance in Chicago while paramedics worked on a relative in the back, officials said.

Mayor found guilty in bribery trial

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Larry Langford was found guilty on all 60 federal counts in a bribery case against him.

Mayor's trial casts shadow on Birmingham

BIRM, Ala., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The corruption trial of Birmingham's mayor is bad for business because it reinforces negative stereotypes about Alabama, local political leaders said.
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Larry Paul Langford (born March 17, 1948) is the former mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama. He previously served on the Jefferson County, Alabama, Commission, including four years as the first African American commission president. He also served as mayor of Fairfield, Alabama, and served one term on the Birmingham City Council. Prior to entering politics, Langford was a well-known television personality, having worked for then-local ABC affiliate, WBRC TV as the community's first African American TV news reporter. In 2010, Langford began serving a 15 year federal felony sentence, the result of a highly-publicized public corruption trial in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Langford raised money and generated public interest and support for Visionland Theme Park (now known as Alabama Adventure Theme Park), located near Bessemer. The park was built largely by bond issues backed by a consortium of municipalities in the western part of the county, as well as the city of Birmingham and the county government. The park later declared bankruptcy, and was sold to Southland Entertainment Group for just over $5 million at auction.

In 2007, Langford was investigated by the SEC on corruption charges. In 2008, a lawsuit was filed against him for illegally accepting $156,000 in cash and benefits.

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