A Northern Illinois University Convocation Center official declined comment Friday on whether recent drug charges will affect the scheduled performance of rapper 2 Chainz on April 27.
Heather Priest, assistant director of marketing, said she was aware of the charges against Tauheed Epps, who was arrested June 11, 2013, in Los Angeles. He was formally charged Thursday with felony possession of codeine, a common ingredient in prescription cough medicine and in the street drug sizzurp.
An earthquake shook part of Southern California Friday night, breaking water pipes and rattling nerves with aftershocks that went on into the night. The 5.1-magnitude quake hit at a shallow depth about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
While the quake didn't inflict severe damage in the area around its epicenter, it caused many problems, from water main breaks to a rockslide. Thousands of people felt its effects; there haven't been reports of serious injuries.
An Episcopal deacon will begin a journey next week that will take her on a winding road from Rockford to Washington, D.C.
The 65-year-old remembers the call clearly. It was August 2013. A major donation fell through, and Lou Ness felt hopeless in her job as the director of an agency that finds housing for Rockford's homeless.
"That's where I was in that moment, on the Kennedy Expressway, ranting and raving," Ness said.
This satellite image, taken on March 18, has intensified the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth, Australia. The image was released Saturday by Chinese authorities.
Newly analyzed satellite images of objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean have intensified the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in waters more than 1,500 miles southwest of Australia.
Malaysia's acting transport minister said Saturday that ships are heading to the location. One of the objects appears to be about 70 feet long and 40 feet wide, the BBC, Associated Press and Reuters reported.
"Chinese ships have been dispatched to the area," minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters.
A Ukrainian serviceman reportedly was shot and killed and another wounded by masked assailants who stormed a base in Crimea's main city of Simferopol, hours after Russia announced it would annex the Black Sea peninsula.
Ukrainian military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov tells Reuters by telephone from Crimea that it was unclear who the attackers were. He described them as "unknown forces, fully equipped and their faces covered."
Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk was quick to denounce the violence, blaming Russian forces for a "war crime."
Direct from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, it's the most popular classical music concert in the world! This year, Franz Welser-Möst leads the annual celebration concert by the Vienna Philharmonic, featuring the waltzes, marches, galops of the Strauss family and much more. Presented by NPR Music and WGBH, Boston. Join us Wednesday, January 1st at 10am on Classical WNIU, 90.5.