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  • Dignity within reach for jobless welder who tried to return to prison

    Dignity within reach for jobless welder who tried to return to prison
    As he stood in Lake County Superior Court, David Potchen, two-time bank robber and ex-con, began inching toward dignity. "I just want to thank everybody," Potchen said Wednesday at his parole hearing before Judge Clarence D. Murray in Lake County, Ind....
  • In 'The Jinx,' Durst reminds us of the narrative power of crime dramas

    In 'The Jinx,' Durst reminds us of the narrative power of crime dramas
    "Such is the irresistible nature of truth," wrote Thomas Paine in the "Rights of Man," "that all it asks, all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." When Robert Durst, the creepy yet hypnotic subject of HBO's documentary "The Jinx," appeared to confess...
  • Pot farm a template for strapped Indian tribes -- or a cautionary tale?

    Pot farm a template for strapped Indian tribes -- or a cautionary tale?
    It's quiet this time of year in Mendocino County. The marijuana plants are still tiny, so the air is fresh and unmarred by the skunky smell of ripe weed. Day workers have not yet invaded the area in search of lucrative work trimming the county's...
  • Billy Graham's emergency chaplains deployed to Ferguson

    Billy Graham's emergency chaplains deployed to Ferguson
    When a suspect was arrested Sunday in the shooting of two Ferguson police officers, chaplains deployed by Billy Graham emerged from a mobile conference room to quell a disturbance by protesters outside the Missouri town's police station. Members of...
  • Enablers of 'bad guys with guns' hard to trace

    Enablers of 'bad guys with guns' hard to trace
    Many years ago, I worked a breaking news story about a Baltimore businessman who had been shot to death outside his office on the way to the company's annual Christmas party. I got one of the victim's business associates on the phone and asked him a bunch...
  • Law could add years to rape sentences

    Law could add years to rape sentences
    Despite advances in DNA technology, it wasn't long ago that if a rapist were identified eight or nine years after committing the crime he would go free because the statute of limitations had expired in Illinois. That loophole was patched, allowing...
  • Datebook: Art of the column, visions of Hell, California's dark history

    Datebook: Art of the column, visions of Hell, California's dark history
    The architecture of the column re-interpreted, California’s dark history of lynchings reenacted and an artist who takes pictures of Hell (literally). Plus, figurative paintings that rely on the minimal and a group show that straddles generations....
  • Former Gator track and field star Omar Craddock arrested for felony battery

    Former Gator track and field star Omar Craddock arrested for felony battery
    Former Gators track and field star Omar Craddock was arrested early Sunday morning for third-degree felony assault after allegedly punching a bouncer several times at a Gainesville nightclub. Craddock, a three-time NCAA champion at UF, was booked at 1:...
  • State Clung To Flimsy Murder Case Against Lapointe

    State Clung To Flimsy Murder Case Against Lapointe
    One of the many, many people who eventually concluded that Richard Lapointe did not kill his wife's grandmother was a guy named Joseph H. Brooks. After one of Lapointe's more recent bad days in court — and there have been a lot of them —...
  • Former FSU player P.J. Williams arrested, charged with DUI

    Former FSU player P.J. Williams arrested, charged with DUI
    Former FSU cornerback P.J. Williams has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Williams, a potential first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, was arrested at 3:08 a.m. in Leon County, according to a report from NFL.com....
  • Dolores Gunn gets parking ticket

     
    Los Angeles Mayor candidate Dolores Gunn waits as police officer writes up a parking ticket....