MEMORIAL: The LPD Foundation is raising money for a tribute to fallen officers at the police station.

CRIME: A focus on gangs has led to a 25 percent drop in violent crimes over last year, the police chief says.

OBITUARY: The Rev. Gene Parks, a civil rights advocate who was at Martin Luther King Jr.’s church the night he was assassinated, has died at age 86.

Source: The Ledger

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