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Cary police seek driver in vehicle vs. pedestrian hit and run

The Cary Police Department is asking for any information about a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Saturday afternoon in Cary. About 4 p.m., the Cary Police Department responded to the crash in the Jewel Parking lot at 696 Northwest Highway in Cary. The driver, who fled the scene after several minutes, Cary police said, was describe [...]

Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had deleted the information. The social network issued a blog post explaining its decision, although the tale is convo [...]

McHenry starts St. Patrick's Day events with river dyeing

McHENRY – Hundreds gathered Saturday morning at Pearl Street Bridge in McHenry to kick off St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

AP learns fired McCabe kept personal memos regarding Trump

WASHINGTON – Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Trump and just fired fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos regarding Trump that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey detailing interactions with him, The Associated Press has learned. It was not immedi [...]

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Send us your photos

A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of our Northwest Herald readers. Are you spending the day at a parade? A festival? With friends or family at a local pub? Running a 5K or watching the dyeing of the Fox River? We want you to share your photos here!