| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
There are two certainties Pennsylvanians should keep in mind as the sensational story of motorcycle group violence in New York City continues to unfold.
Could such an episode happen here?
I cannot say what was in the minds of those bikers as they...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:16 PM
U.S. beats England, will face Canada in final of women's World Cup
The U.S. women's national team advanced to its ninth Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup final with a 21-8 semifinal victory over England on Friday in Oshawa,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:16 PM
Some people want to pretend that race had nothing to do with Trayvon Martin's death and that Florida's overly broad Stand Your Ground self-defense law had nothing to do with George Zimmerman's acquittal.
They're deluding themselves.
So I'm glad that...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:18 PM
A 4-year-old found a gun at his Pine Hills home and accidentally shot himself in the face.
A 16-year-old accidentally killed his 12-year-old brother in Lake Nona with a gun he found in his parents' bedroom drawer.
A 12-year-old brought two guns, one...
| Nov 1, 2013
How many times did Park Forest police blast 95-year-old John Wrana in the guts with a beanbag round fired from a riot shotgun?
Once? Twice? Three times?
A source in the Cook County medical examiner's office says the wounds suggest two or more rounds...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Airlines and hotels don't have the best track record for showing compassion to travelers who face emergency situations. Refunds and fee waivers can be hard to come by.
But Manhattan Beach resident Laura Mandracchia experienced a very different level...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:54 AM
"Everything is about race in Mississippi, Jake, don't forget that," an older lawyer tells the hero of John Grisham's new novel, "Sycamore Row," set in the 1980s.
When it comes to stories in which compelling characters battle in courtrooms over cases...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Savor the moment.
It is not every day that a judge will lash out, in effect, at prosecutors and a jury after a guilty verdict has been reached.
Under the law, Lehigh County Judge Robert Steinberg, as reported in The Morning Call on Sunday, had no...
| Aug 5, 2013
Cheryl Owsley Jackson grew up in a small Indiana town where race played a major role in her family's life. So it's not surprising now that she wonders whether it has been a factor in the investigation of her brother's death.
Her story is about a sister'...
| Aug 2, 2013
When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he'd end this way?
Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of...
| Dec 20, 2012
The time is now.
Those words have been reverberating in the wake of Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn. There's at last a sense that the moment has come for some serious action on gun control.
Even some of the most reliable 2nd Amendment hawks are...