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Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Kmart Parking Lot In Redwood City

REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) – No one was injured Saturday when a helicopter made an emergency landing in a Kmart parking lot in Redwood City about two miles from the San Carlos airport, Redwood City police said.

The civilian helicopter was bound for the San Carlos airport at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when the pilot reported a minor mechanical issue and made a “safe, controlled landing” in the parking lot of the Kmart store on Veterans Boulevard.

Mechanics from the San Carlos airport came to the scene and made repairs, allowing the copter to resume its trip at about 6:25 p.m., police said.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the emergency landing, police said.

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Saturday Night’s Winning Powerball Numbers

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing.

The numbers drawn Saturday night are 24, 25, 52, 60 and 66, with a Powerball of 5.

The next drawing for what would be the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history is Wednesday. The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 292.2 million.

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the day after Christmas. Twenty-four drawings since then have failed to produce a winner.

The buyers of three tickets shared the country’s largest jackpot. It was a nearly $1.59 billion Powerball prize drawn on Jan. 13, 2016. A South Carolina purchaser won a $1.54 billion Mega Millions jackpot. That was the nation’s second-largest lottery prize ever.

Report: Davis Officer Natalie Corona Shooter Had Alcohol And Drugs In His System

DAVIS (CBS13) — Kevin Limbaugh, the man who shot and killed Officer Natalie Corona in Davis back in January, was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana on the night of the shooting, according to the Davis Enterprise.

The paper is reporting Limbaugh’s Yolo County coroner’s report, saying he had also been taking prescription medication for insomnia.

Limbaugh’s blood-alcohol level was .16, twice the legal limit.

ALSO: Bus Named After Slain Davis Officer Natalie Corona

Police say Kevin Limbaugh ambushed 22-year-old Officer Corona, killing her at the scene of a traffic accident the night of January 10.

Limbaugh reportedly took his own life a short time later at his home.

You can read the entire story here.

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Death Of Off-Duty CPD Officer Part Of Rise In Violence and Crime In River North

Chicago (CBS) — Flashing lights are no stranger to one of the wealthiest parts of Chicago. The River North area, known for its nightlife and restaurants, is in a police district that’s experienced more than a 60 percent increase in crime in the past four years.

Homicides are rare, but the overnight killing of an off-duty Chicago police officer happened within a seven-minute walk of another River North murder.

Only two weeks ago, Thurman Bailey died while working security outside the now-shuttered Sound Bar.

Police announced the arrest of Armond Williams Friday. They say Williams fired his gun during a fight with the bouncer.

Saturday is the one-year anniversary of Miguel Beedle’s murder. He was outside a River North club when police say Gino Bassett saw Beedle counting cash, followed him to an alley and tried to rob him. Bassett is accused of stabbing the father of three in the neck, killing him.

Robbery also appears to be the motive of a River North mystery woman.

Police believe she targeted partygoers by posing as an Uber and Lyft driver, then robbing riders at least nine different times last summer.

CBS 2 asked police — what’s up with crime in River North?

“Anywhere you go, if you mix alcohol and people with illegal guns, there’s a possibility something could occur,” CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson said.

But, the superintendent was mostly talking about thefts and disturbances. As for the double digit increase of overall crime in the neighborhood?

“We’ll certainly dig into it and see if there is a particular pattern down there,” Johnson said.

Within a half-mile radius of the latest River North tragedy, police data shows 20 serious incidents in a span of only two weeks.

Chicago police say in addition to its patrols in the area, River North is also well-covered by surveillance cameras run by both the city and private businesses.

At Least 12 Detectives Working To Find Out Who Killed CPD Officer John Rivera

Chicago (CBS) — The city of Chicago lost an officer, and Julian Martinez lost one of his best friends. He says he met John Rivera in the first grade. They grew up together on the Far South Side in Hegewisch.

“He was the last person in the world to deserve this,” Martinez said. “All I keep asking myself is, ‘Why? Why him?’ He would never do anything. He was the perfect person.”

RELATED John Rivera, 23, Off-Duty CPD Officer Fatally Shot In River North: What We Know

Chicago police say Rivera and his friends had left a bar in River North Saturday morning and were sitting in a car around 3:30 a.m. Investigators say two men approached the car near Clark and Huron and started shooting.

“This appears to be a unprovoked attack against a group of individuals who went out to unwind on a Friday night,” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said.

Sources say two groups were fighting in River North. One group of people went looking for another group, and they stumbled upon Rivera and his friends. According to sources, the shooter may have thought Rivera was someone else.

Hegewisch barber Neko Castillo says Rivera was a friend who wouldn’t hurt a fly.

“One of those situations where some people ask, ‘oh, do you think he could have been having altercations with anybody?’ From my point of view from knowing him, I don’t think so,” Castillo said.

Police say Rivera had just wrapped up a shift around 10 p.m. Friday.

Martinez says he’s also friends with another off-duty officer who was in the car and was not shot. He says he was planning on going out with the group, but his girlfriend felt sick.

“I probably would have been in that car with them and God knows where I would be right now, whether dead, shot, still alive or traumatized,” Martinez said.

Martinez says he’s also friends with another person in the car who was shot. He says that person is up and talking but still at the hospital.

Police say they are questioning one person, who is not a suspect. They’re also reviewing security video.

Happy Birthday To Adelaide The Echidna, Brookfield Zoo’s Oldest Animal

Chicago (CBS) — The oldest animal at Brookfield Zoo, Adelaide the short-beaked echidna, turned 50 years old Saturday.

(Credit: Chicago Zoological Society)

Echidnas are native to Australia as well as Central and South New Guinea. They are only one of two mammals to lay eggs.

In celebration of her big day, Adelaide ate a cake topped with one of her favorite foods — wax worms.

(Credit: Chicago Zoological Society)

Police Looking For Clues In Stockton Shooting

STOCKTON (CBS13) — A man is recovering after being shot Friday night in Stockton.

It happened on the 900 block of South California Street.

ALSO: Man, Woman Found Shot to Death In Car In Stockton; Third Person Dies At Hospital

Police say two men robbed another man at gunpoint and during the robbery, one of the robbers shot the victim.

He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

If you know anything about the crime, click here to submit your tips.

MISSING: Chaunti Bryla, 43, From Avalon Park

Chicago (CBS) — A family is pleading for help finding a missing woman from the Avalon Park neighborhood.

Chaunti Bryla, 43, has been missing for more than a week.

(Credit: CPD)

She was last seen at her home near 85th and Bennett on March 14. Family members say they suspect foul play in Bryla’s disappearance, in part, because her bank account has been emptied.

Also, they insist she would never abandon her 11-year-old son.

Her family adds, there has been no activity on Bryla’s Facebook account since March 14.

Bryla is described as 5 feet 2 inches, weighing 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area South SVU at 312-747-8274.

Two Fort Carson Soldiers, One From Colorado, Killed In Afghanistan

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Two soldiers deployed from the Fort Carson Army Base died from wounds sustained Friday during combat in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan, the U. S. Department of Defense announced Saturday. Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colo., and Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancsater, Ohio, passed away.

Sgt. Lindsay was a member of the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from Fort Carson. Spc. Collette was assigned to base’s 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group.

Spc. Joseph P. Collette (credit: Fort Carson Army Base)

The DOD did not provide details of the incident other than to say the pair was among the American military supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. But a press release from Fort Carson stated Collette’s unit “encountered enemy fire.”

Fort Carson (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Both Fort Carson and the Department of Defense said the incident is under investigation. The Army’s Special Operation Command had not yet released a photo of Sgt. Lindsay due to the nature of his Special Forces position.

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