| Dec 29, 2011
On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect.
Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include:
- Toll hike
| Jan 2, 2012
| 2:51 PM
As the number of killings in Baltimore dipped last year to its lowest level in decades, one trend remained constant: Those accused of killing and their victims had been in and out of the criminal justice system.
More than 90 percent of the 71 people...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 2:59 PM
For years, the stranger who raped her in her Annapolis bedroom maintained a hold over her. If it wasn't her self-imposed isolation from friends, it was the nightmares, or the difficulty of keeping up the facade that she was fine, or the drinking, or the...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Rape, as defined by Washington state law, is sexual intercourse by “forcible compulsion,” which includes any type of physical force or a threat of force, and that places the victim or another person in fear of death, physical injury, or that...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 6:27 PM
One of the worst kind of criminals, is a guy who's victimizing elderly people.
Everett police said they've already arrested Patrick Hartness for accusations of attacking and robbing a 91-year old-man at a gas station. Now, police think he targeted...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 10:22 PM
Assailants robbed and hit two victims in the face with a handgun Saturday morning in the University District, just days after police arrested a suspect allegedly involved in similar robberies occurring the week before.
According to Seattle police, two...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:54 PM
A bad ending for one suspect in a Home Invasion and Robbery in Harrisburg. It happened at around 11:30 Thursday night in the 400 block of South 14th. When police arrived on the scene they found a man unconscious on the porch of the home. He had a mask on...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:30 AM
It's the stuff of a hideous higher-ed Halloween nightmare: sexual assault, campus fear, rape-culture environments, an ugly federal lawsuit against a prestigious institution, and an ongoing national crisis of violence against women.
Earlier this month,...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:56 AM
Though Sherry Marino has been visiting a grave that was supposed to contain her son’s remains for more than three decades, she knew in her heart he was not there – that Michael was not, as the authorities told her, body No. 14 from the home of...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:49 PM
A stretch of Route 4, including the section that passes through southern Anne Arundel County, was renamed last week for Stephanie Roper, whose 1982 murder led her parents to crusade for rights of crime victims and their survivors.
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:12 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Authorities sought Tuesday to identify and track down a man and woman who carried out a 4 1/2-hour armed-robbery spree during which one of the victims, an off-duty San Diego police officer, suffered a non-lethal gunshot wound to the head....