| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:57 PM
— The DNA evidence implicating a rape suspect languished in a Hollywood police refrigerator for nearly three years.
Investigators finally submitted the DNA for testing earlier this year — one month after suspect Kareem Malcolm was implicated...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Jamie and Glenda Pini stood in the pasture of their small farm, among a herd of rambunctious goats, several large Angus cattle, and a pile of manure.
The Pinis' farm, off Route 100, north of Interstate 78, where highways and warehouses transition to...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Question: My Indian hawthorn is green on the top but bare of leaves on the bottom. Want can I do to make the plant full again?
Answer: There is only one way to force plants to fill their lower portions with stems and foliage – give them a heavy...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 8:41 AM
There are dozens of online dating sites to help you in your quest to find "the one," but a new website is offering up a unique way to find that special someone.
Just make sure you don't end up dating a relative.
SingldOut.com claims to be the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Average temperatures: High 92, low 73
Rainfall: 6.25 inches
•First quarter: Aug. 3
•Full moon: Aug. 10
•Last quarter: Aug. 17
•New moon: Aug. 25
2. Moon sign planting dates
| Jul 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Since smallpox was eradicated from the human population in 1980, the only labs permitted and known to currently have stocks of the virus are the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., and VECTOR, a Soviet-era bioweapon lab that now carries out...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:35 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Jonathan Gibbs told police he was angry that a young man stole his pricey sneakers in New Britain last year, so he got his gun out of his truck and fired a shot, leaving his DNA on the weapon, a prosecutor told a jury Wednesday....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Sunday, July 27:
For more than a decade, scientists have been trying to solve the mystery of honeybees disappearing by the millions.
There are many suspects, but one has become the focus of...
| Jun 27, 2014
Q: I am new to container gardening and would like a suggestion on what soil mix to use in my containers to grow flowers. Any other advice on containers also would be appreciated.
— Marsha Jackson, Highwood
A: It is best to use a commercial...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:07 PM
First, the out-of-state license plates came to the upper reaches of the Yurok Indian Reservation, followed by dump trucks of fertilizer and heavy equipment that punched roads into tribal land.
Runaway marijuana cultivation had made it unsafe to hike,...
| Jun 23, 2014
Those who plead guilty typically do their time quietly. Phillip McDowell has spent two decades in prison insisting he was innocent.
McDowell pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an acquaintance in 1989 after he says courtroom deputies beat him and he...