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  • Northeast Mafia Crackdown Charges 127 In NY, NJ, New England

    Northeast Mafia Crackdown Charges 127 In NY, NJ, New England
    For nearly 30 years, federal authorities say, reputed gangster Bartolomeo Vernace got away with murder. They say the bloodshed -- a double slaying at the Shamrock Bar in Queens -- was all over a spilled drink. Vernace's luck ran out Thursday when he was...
  • Guilty Verdict In Murder-For-Hire Scheme Of Lasik Eye Surgeon

    Guilty Verdict In Murder-For-Hire Scheme Of Lasik Eye Surgeon
    A Newcastle Lasik eye surgeon was found guilty Thursday for trying to hire a hit man to kill two business associates.  Dr. Michael Mockovak is the co-founder of Clearly Lasik.  He was found guilty of hiring a hit man to kill business partner Joseph King...
  • Timothy Olyphant's Raylan Givens has a romance and a bromance on 'Justified'

    One of the themes of FX's "Justified," which premiered its second season last Wednesday is, "Can you go home again?" … perhaps followed by, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." In season one of the drama inspired by characters created...
  • Accused Mobster Arrested On Idaho Ranch

    Accused Mobster Arrested On Idaho Ranch
    He's an accused Mafia mobster, on the run for 17 years.        But now he's behind bars after apparently leading a double life as an Idaho farmer. For at least the last ten years, a man who called himself Jeffrey Shaw lived at a quiet little ranch in...
  • VH1 tries to make a show viewers can't refuse with 'Mob Wives'

    It would be too easy to assume what "Mob Wives," VH1's latest foray into the reality world, premiering Sunday, April 17, is about. People expect "Sopranos"-style living, where shiny black SUVs idle outside McMansions kept spotless by immigrant workers...
  • Rob Rat

    Rob Rat
    Mob Boss Joseph Massino Has Broken The Mofia`s Cardinal Rule. Massino Took The Stand In A Brooklyn Courtroom—becoming The First Crime Family Boss To Ever Cooperate With Authorities. For Years Massino Was Known As 'the Last Don - the Only Boss Of...
  • Calendar

    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: Punk icons The Angry Samoans headline the Blue Café, 17208 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. The Failures, Action 45, Disguster and Ethanz Ride also perform. The 21-and-older show starts at 8 p.m. and is $8 at the door. For...
  • Woman takes helm of San Diego FBI office

    Woman takes helm of San Diego FBI office
    SAN DIEGO -- A woman who most recently headed the FBI's Intelligence Division in Los Angeles Monday assumed the job of special agent in charge of the bureau's San Diego field office. Daphne Hearn replaces Keith Slotter, who announced in March he would be...
  • Maryland has one of the strongest craft markets in the country

    I was glad to see The Baltimore Sun recognizes the challenges facing the thousands of craft artists seeking viable outlets for their talent ("Creative outlets: 'Art incubators' provide shelf space and business guidance in tough times," May 24). As a...
  • Social Games: The industry's new wild west

    Social Games: The industry's new wild west
    It all began the moment I joined Facebook. I was bitten by a vampire. And a zombie. Then I was invited to play "Scrabble." Now it's all " Mafia Wars" and "Farm Town." And it's not just Facebook. Sites like MySpace and even Twitter are fueling a burgeoning...
  • Il Divo: 2 of 5 stars

    Il Divo, the Godfather-ish drama about Italy's big Mafia trials of the 1990s -- court cases that implicated the very top of the Italian government, the Vatican and the Masons in mob activity -- won a jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year....