SAUK VILLAGE — A Hammond man accused of murder was denied bail this week, according to Sauk Village Police Chief Robert Kowalski.Calviontae Washington, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in the Friday shooting death of Orlando Dillard, 20, of Merrillville, Kowalski said.Washington appeared Monday at the Markham, Illinois, courthouse for an initial hearing, where bond was denied. Washington and Dillard allegedly met up sometime after 1 p.m. Friday in the 21700 block of Carol Avenue in Sauk Village, Kowalski said. An argument ensued and Washington is accused of firing several rounds from his weapon, he said.Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle and in the area, but it's unknown if this was a drug deal gone wrong, the police chief said. "We can't say there was a transaction," he said. "We would only be assuming and we can't ask the victim."Police received numerous calls for shots fired in the area. When officers arrived, they found … [Read more...] about Police Chief: ‘No regard for another person’s life’ in murder case where Hammond man riddled Merrillville victim with bullets
Jeffrey s life
Driving the Day Good Saturday morning! Jake is filing from Stamford, Connecticut, where we’re hoping the rain holds off today. Daniel and Anna are in Washington. Donald Trump lost the Wisconsin primary a few months ago. Paul Ryan has been elected for nearly two decades in Wisconsin, and is expected to clear his primary challenge next week en route to his 10th term in office. Ryan is wildly popular in the Badger State, and is the speaker of the House. So it’s no surprise that Trump’s ambivalence toward endorsing Ryan was not exactly a sustainable position. Surprising few, Trump endorsed Ryan last night in Green Bay -- Ryan was not present.Story Continued Below --WSJ: “‘In our shared mission to make America great again, I support and endorse our speaker of the House, Paul Ryan,’ Mr. Trump [said] in Green Bay. ‘Working hand in hand, we will work to grow our majority in the House and Senate.’” **SUBSCRIBE to Playbook: … [Read more...] about Inside today’s POLITICO Playbook, presented by UnitedHealth Group: Trump tries to TURN THE PAGE — Great NYT on Khans’ life — GERRY BAKER’s ‘oddly truncated’ memo – SARAH PALIN selling AZ house — WEEKEND READS — B’DAY: David Maraniss
This story originally aired March 17, 2007. It was updated July 20, 2007. Three times a week, a woman named Kathryn MacDonald makes the 140 mile drive from her home outside of Washington DC, to visit an inmate at the Cumberland Federal Prison in western Maryland. As correspondent Bill Lagattuta reports, Kathryn is the newest woman in Jeffrey MacDonald's life. They were married in 2002, in prison, some 23 years after MacDonald was found guilty of the murders of his first wife and 2 children.Kathryn makes her living running a small school for aspiring young actors, but she has another job as well: she's caretaker of the life Jeffrey MacDonald left behind. Her garage is filled with Jeffrey's belongings – memories that span back decades.She was instantly fascinated when she first read MacDonald's story. The more she read, the more convinced she was of his innocence. Eventually she decided to write him in prison."We just became very close very quickly. And she began visiting. And … [Read more...] about Jeffrey MacDonald: A Time For Truth
(CBS News) Mars has fascinated earthlings for millennia and speculation about life on the red planet has been the subject of many books, movies, TV shows and -- of course -- Orson Welles' famous 1938 radio broadcast, "The War of the Worlds." Now, NASA has stirred up some new excitement. They will soon go public with something the rover Curiosity has discovered on Mars. Jeffrey Kluger, science editor for Time magazine spoke to Anthony Mason and Rebecca Jarvis about the upcoming Martian announcement. Could it be little green men? Mars rover Curiosity continues drilling amid rumorsSpaceX founder wants to build a colony on Mars "I hate to be the skunk at the picnic," Kluger said. "But this has been a little inadvertently over-hyped. It all stemmed from one bit of infelicitous phrasing from one NASA scientist who said this finding is 'one for the history books.'" Kluger stressed that what belongs in the history books for a NASA researcher may different from what the general public thinks. … [Read more...] about Is there life on Mars? NASA has public wondering
Less than a week after journalist James Foley was killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the news broke that Peter Theo Curtis, another reporter who had been held by an al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria since 2012, had been released. Curtis was held by the Jabhat al-Nusra front in Syria, an al Qaeda-backed jihadist group, and his release was negotiated by the Qatari government, though it's not known exactly what the group's demands were nor whether any of their demands were met. In the case of James Foley, ISIS attempted to extort more than $130 million in exchange for Foley's release. Denied, they beheaded him as apparent punishment for U.S. airstrikes against the militant group. Curtis' mother Nancy asserted that a ransom wasn't involved in the release of her son, saying in a statement circulated by the White House: "While the family is not privy to the exact terms that were negotiated, we were repeatedly told by representatives of the Qatari government that they were … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Is it time to rethink U.S. policy toward hostage negotiations?