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CHICAGO (CBS) — Five men are charged with the killing of a Chicago rapper and racketeering on Wednesday.

Chicago residents Charles Liggins, 30; Kenneth Roberson, 28, Tacarlos Offerd 30, Christopher Thomas, 22, and Marcus Smart, 22, were indicted with charges of federal firearm violations and assaults, murder, and racketeering.

The men are members of a South Side gang who used their music and social media to influence violence, including the murder of rapper Carlton Weekly, also known as “FBG Duck,” on Aug. 4, 2020.

Liggins, Offerd, Thomas, and Smart were arrested Wednesday morning. They are scheduled to make their initial court appearances at 2:00 p.m. Roberson is currently in the custody of the Cook County Department of Corrections. His initial federal court appearance will be scheduled at a later date.

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Multiple Big Rig Crash Closes I-80 Near Nevada State Line

HIRSCHDALE (CBS13) – A large collision involving multiple big rigs has caused highway closures along Interstate 80 in Hirschdale, said Truckee California Highway Patrol.

According to officers, the crash originated at Floriston but has caused complete highway closures eastbound along Interstate 80 at Hirschdale.

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On the accident, Caltrans District 3 said, “The eastbound I-80 collision involved two big rigs, one of which jack-knifed along the interstate. All lanes blocked. Vehicles being turned around at Hirschdale.”

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There is no estimated time of reopening or reports of the drivers’ conditions at the moment.

The eastbound I-80 collison involved two big rigs, one of which jack-knifed along the interstate. All lanes BLOCKED. Vehicles being turned around at Hirschdale. No ETO. @CHP_Truckee

— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) October 22, 2021

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