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Men Trying to Save Child Drown in Lake Michigan

Woman taken to hospital, child was unharmed

(Newser) - Two men drowned while trying to rescue a child struggling in powerful currents in Lake Michigan on Saturday. David Halford, 37, and Kyle Reibly, 26, were among a group of four that entered the water at Wells Street Beach in Gary, Ind., after the child around 2:30pm. "We... More »

Cops: Fake Social Worker Killed Mom, Took Newborn

Baby found safe; suspect traced to hospital

(Newser) - The only known witness is just weeks old, and the only suspect is in a Texas hospital being treated for depression, but police know something horrible happened to a young mother in Gary, Ind. Police believe a woman claiming to be from the Department of Child Services lured 23-year-old Samantha... More »

Ex-Wife of Suspected Serial Killer: I'm 'Lightheaded'

Darren Vann 'basking in glory,' police say

(Newser) - The ex-wife of Darren Vann says she is "lightheaded" to discover the man she was married to for 16 years is a suspected serial killer—whose crimes may have begun in the early years of their marriage . Maria Vann tells the New York Times that the man she first... More »

Gary, Indiana, Plans $300M Jackson Museum

Issues with family, competing museum may derail plans

(Newser) - The mayor of Gary, Indiana, with Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson by his side, announced grand plans for a $300 million Graceland-style Michael Jackson Center in his dwindling Rust Belt city yesterday. The estate of Gary's most famous son, however, issued a statement soon afterwards saying it hasn't given its... More »

Jackson's Public Viewing Set for Friday

(Newser) - Michael Jackson’s body will be taken to his Neverland Ranch on Thursday for a public viewing the next day at the California site, CNN reports. A private memorial service will follow Sunday. Where the singer will be buried remains unknown, though the mayor of Jackson’s hometown of Gary,... More »

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