The 'Dark Knight' Massacre | NBC Chicago

Full coverage of the shootings at the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 06:30 AM CDT

Holmes Offers Guilty Plea If Death Penalty Isn't Sought

Holmes Offers Guilty Plea If Death Penalty Isn't Sought

Lawyers for accused Colorado movie theater massacre gunman James Holmes have offered to have their client plead guilty to dozens of counts of murder and attempted murder if prosecutors agree not to seek the...

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 03:55 PM CDT

Not Guilty Plea Entered for Movie Theater Massacre Suspect

Not Guilty Plea Entered for Movie Theater Massacre Suspect

The judge in the murder case against James Holmes, accused in the deadly Colorado "Dark Knight Rises" movie theater shooting massacre last summer, has entered a not guilty plea on Holmes' behalf after his lawyer...

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 03:54 PM CST

Holmes May Plead Insanity in Movie Theater Massacre

Holmes May Plead Insanity in Movie Theater Massacre

Not guilty by reason of insanity. That may be the plea that accused "Dark Knight Rises" movie theater massacre gunman James Holmes could enter later this month, if court filings made public Friday are any...

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 04:19 PM CST

Victims' Families Fume at Movie Massacre Case Delay

Victims' Families Fume at Movie Massacre Case Delay

James Holmes, the 25-year-old accused gunman in the "Dark Knight Rises" movie theater massacre, won't have to enter a plea in the murder case against him until March 12, now that a judge has granted a defense...

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 05:47 PM CST

FBI: Holmes' Booby Trap Included Improvised Napalm

FBI: Holmes' Booby Trap Included Improvised Napalm

Police found an elaborate system of booby traps, including improvised napalm, in the apartment of the alleged gunman in the Colorado theater shooting and said that the 25-year-old suspect acted bizarrely in...

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Car Plows into Woman Crossing Street, Doesn't Stop: Video
Car Plows into Woman Crossing Street, Doesn't Stop: Video

A 24-year-old woman was the victim of a hit-and-run in Chicago Wednesday afternoon that was caught on surveillance video.

Majority of U.S. ISIS Recruits Are American Citizens: Report
Majority of U.S. ISIS Recruits Are American Citizens: Report

A recent University of Chicago study concluded the majority of men and women who carry out terrorist attacks on U.S. soil are homegrown – a stark contrast from the past.

Illinois Man Dies After Fall Under Stage at Concert
Illinois Man Dies After Fall Under Stage at Concert

Authorities say an Illinois man has died after falling 25 feet under the stage at a concert. Sangamon County coroner's office tells The Springfield State Journal-Register that 51-year-old John Kremitzki of Petersburg died Monday afternoon. Coroner Cinda Edwards says an autopsy Tuesday found he died from blunt force injuries related to the fall. Edwards thinks "it was a pure accident." The fall happened Sunday night during a performance Brit Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute show, at University of Illinois Springfield's Sangamon Auditorium. University spokesman Derek Schnapp says the school's police department is handling the investigation.

Meet The Master LEGO® Builder Behind MSI’s Brick by Brick
Meet The Master LEGO® Builder Behind MSI’s Brick by Brick

Chicago native Adam Reed Tucker is one of only 13 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world. He’s also the man behind MSI-Chicago’s large-scale LEGO® recreations of architectural wonders

Seattle Announces Suit Over Trump's Sanctuary Cities Threat
Seattle Announces Suit Over Trump's Sanctuary Cities Threat

Seattle filed a lawsuit Wednesday over President Donald Trump's executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. Mayor Ed Murray said the order issued in January punishing "sanctuary cities" is unconstitutional and creates uncertainty around the city's budget. Other governments have sued Trump over the sanctuary issue. San Francisco filed a lawsuit earlier this year, also saying the order was unconstitutional. California's Santa Clara County and two Massachusetts cities with large Latino populations - Chelsea and Lawrence - have also taken legal action.

Chicago Lowers Age Requirement for Serving Alcohol
Chicago Lowers Age Requirement for Serving Alcohol

Employees 18 and older working at grocery stores and restaurants in Chicago will now be able to serve and sell alcohol.