| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
One of eight people accused in a series of arsons in Washington and Frederick counties earlier this year pleaded guilty Friday in Washington County Circuit Court to conspiracy to commit first-degree malicious burning, but his sentence was deferred so he...
| Jun 12, 2013
Where there's smoke arising from a free-speech matter, you're likely to find the fiery attorney Floyd Abrams. He's blazed a trail for freedom of the press from the Pentagon Papers case to protecting reporters' sources. He's just as incendiary when he's...
| Aug 6, 2013
A few hundred inmates are continuing to take part in a hunger strike in California prisons. Some prisoners claim this strike is about living conditions in the Security Housing Units, commonly called SHUs, which house some of the most dangerous inmates...
| Jul 11, 2013
The crisis communications firm Hennes-Paynter knows what it's doing. On Monday, it released a video statement from Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, the women who were held captive in a Cleveland basement for years until they were discovered...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Officials now believe that an Alaskan serial killer claimed at least 11 victims across the United States over more than a decade of violence before his arrest and jailhouse suicide last year.
Yet only three of Israel Keyes' victims have been identified,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Editor's note: The Anchorage office of the FBI released this timeline of admitted serial killer Israel Keyes' travels Monday (Aug 12), in an attempt to learn more from the public about his crimes before his December suicide.
The following is a...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Each day, we comb through pages upon pages of crime reports from the Wichita Police Department. Below is a quick glance at some bits and pieces from those sheets.
These reports are designed to give you an idea of what residents and police are...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Cases in Lincoln District Court. List includes all names of those charged who are not identified as minors.
Jeffrey B. Hume, speeding 14 mph over limit and failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security 1st. Dismissed on proof....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:06 AM
As I was driving to work today, I found myself behind a fellow motorist, another middle-aged white guy with eyeglasses, both of us driving General Motors products. His Lumina displayed his allegiances with bumper stickers, two of which caught my eye: "I...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Two banks were robbed this afternoon by repeat suspects, authorities said.
A bank in Wicker Park was robbed by a man who the FBI said is on a “spree,” hitting a fourth bank today, and another man who held up a bank in west suburban Lombard is...
| Aug 15, 2013
In his speech to the American Bar Assn. on Monday, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. sounded more like a fierce critic of the federal criminal justice system than its formal leader. He described some federal mandatory minimum prison terms as "excessive" and...