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  • Man, 78, could serve less than a year for sex abuse of 2 girls

    Man, 78, could serve less than a year for sex abuse of 2 girls
    Before her abuser was sentenced today to four years in prison, a young woman took the stand in a McHenry County courtroom and wept as she told the judge how her life had been altered at a young age. The abuse "set my life on a wrong course and destroyed...
  • Man sentenced to 22 years for stabbing girlfriend

    Man sentenced to 22 years for stabbing girlfriend
    A man who told his girlfriend he planned to go to jail for her murder before stabbing her repeatedly with a steak knife was sentenced today to 22 years in prison, according to DuPage County prosecutors. Demetrice Tompkins, 49, of Chicago, was found...
  • Man charged with killing woman who was found dead in his home

    Man charged with killing woman who was found dead in his home
    A man previously accused of leaving a dead woman's remains in his McHenry County home and fleeing to Las Vegas has been charged with killing her. William J. Ross, 62, appeared in court Wednesday on murder charges stemming from the death of Jacqueline...
  • What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?

    What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?
    Thirteen states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review California’s ban on foie gras, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the state to pass laws that might interfere with agricultural practices in other states. But the only state that...
  • Days after indictment, some details unclear in case against Orlando officer

    Days after indictment, some details unclear in case against Orlando officer
    Days after an Orlando police officer was indicted in a February shooting in an Orlando parking garage, officials have not revealed why he is facing charges and why other officers who opened fire will not. The indictment charging Officer David Johnston...
  • 10th anniversary of 'Xbox murders' that shocked Deltona

    10th anniversary of 'Xbox murders' that shocked Deltona
    Michelle Nathan used to sneak up behind her mom and hold her in the tightest of bear-hugs. Then, she would say, "Mommy, tell me I'm beautiful." Nathan wouldn't let go until her mom, Kay Shukwit, said those magic words. It's been 10 years since...
  • Jury set in McDonnell trial

    Jury set in McDonnell trial
    RICHMOND — The jury is set in the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, and opening arguments are expected Tuesday. The couple left the courthouse separately after a full day spent winnowing a field of 150 potential jurors to a...
  • McDonnell trial: Tidbits of first-week testimony

    RICHMOND — The trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell is nothing short of a Virginia spectacle. Here are some tidbits from the first week of testimony that didn't make it into our coverage, or that got glossed over more quickly than deserved. Star...
  • An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration

     An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration
    It was a clip that could make even a political opponent smile: candidate Bob McDonnell strolling down a sun-dappled sidewalk in the Northern Virginia suburb where he grew up as his kids scoot by, daughters on their way to Grandpa's, sons tossing a...
  • Tidbits of testimony from the trial's second week

    RICHMOND – Every day during the ongoing federal trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, more happens than can be included in daily reports. Here are a few of those items from the trial's second week. Williams' adviser Who did Jonnie R. Williams Sr....
  • McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial

    McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial
    RICHMOND — Bob and Maureen McDonnell start the trial Monday that will dictate the rest of their lives. Also on trial: Unsavory cash-fueled elements of politics, and Virginia's particular tradition of donor generosity toward the state's political...