| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:31 PM
If you've ever heard the sound of a broom on a shop floor, sweeping up right before closing time, you would have heard it in the raspy voice of Cook County Associate Judge Luciano Panici reading his decision in the Wrana case.
It wasn't crumbs or dust...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Brian Weil is best remembered for having been instrumental in founding New York City's first needle-exchange program for intravenous drug users in the late 1980s, when the AIDS epidemic was exploding. He was also an artist of some note, and his archive is...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 8:25 AM
Did negative publicity surrounding Jameis Winston and the FSU football program somehow help the Seminoles on the recruiting trail? Jimbo Fisher thinks so.
Fisher, the football program and the university routinely took heat from national media that was...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 1:25 PM
The FBI, which is reportedly investigating whether the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office violated the civil rights of minorities, should expand its inquiry to include the shooting death of Seth Adams by a deputy whose superior had questioned his...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:37 AM
He's out there somewhere. He's a killer. His murders are savage and shocking.
Maybe he's fled to less harsh environs because luck does not last forever. He's been lucky to escape up to now, though his luck did not extend to his victims.
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:00 PM
When a group of Oregon football players chanted "No means no" after their Rose Bowl victory over Florida State, an unmistakable taunting reference to the rape accusations against Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston, the moment demonstrated how sexual...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 3:34 PM
Linda Felinski secretly hopes her daughter was high, yet again, when she was strangled and suffocated to death allegedly by a man suspected of being a serial killer.
It's an admittedly morbid hope that only a grieving mother could feel for a lost soul...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 12:25 PM
When a Republican does something questionable politically, it's generally Democrats who criticize him or her, and vice-versa. But here's a case of Republicans blasting other Republicans in public; it's another example of the polarizing power of twice-...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:58 PM
Proposition 47 is supposed to free up prison cells for "real" criminals by reducing drug possession to a misdemeanor offense. But what if those addicts also are the "real" criminals we fear?
I know it's too soon to render a verdict on the initiative...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:15 PM
It didn't take long for NBC to bring up Deflategate during its teleconference on Tuesday previewing the network's coverage of Super Bowl XLIX.
In his opening remarks, NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus said, "The Seahawks and the Patriots and the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:30 AM
It is impossible to see "Selma," Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated drama tracing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1965 march to demand voting rights be accorded all citizens of this land, and not feel the weight of Ferguson, Mo., in 2014, and the...