| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The fate of Hezekiah Whitfield, on trial for the murder of a Waukegan store owner in 1994, hinges largely on whether jurors believe DNA evidence and witness testimony put him at the scene of the crime.
The jury is now deliberating the case after four...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Hezekiah Whitfield was found guilty on all charges in connection with the murder of a Waukegan store owner in 1994.
Jurors convicted Whitfield in the killing of 71-year-old Fred Reckling, a murder that was previously pinned on another man, James...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:13 PM
The number of biotech companies in California and across the nation raising money by going public is burgeoning.
A big contributor to the growth was a 2012 change in federal laws regulating initial public offerings of stock, known as IPOs on Wall...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:32 PM
In recent years, as they have become increasingly aware of the frequency and various causes of wrongful convictions, prosecutors in a number of large cities and counties across the country created conviction integrity units. These units re-examine the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:36 PM
More than 100 applicants are vying for $12 million worth of Maryland tax credits available to biotechnology investors in fiscal 2015, state economic development officials said.
Applications for the Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit program...
| Jun 15, 2014
A DNA match has given new life to the troubled investigation into Holly Staker's 1992 rape and murder, and Lake County authorities are trying to solve her killing by reinvestigating a crime committed nearly a decade later.
Attorneys revealed in court...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:24 PM
The O.J. Simpson case, which began to unfold 20 years ago this month, was a blip — a significant one, but a blip — in Barry Scheck's legal career. Scheck is now better known as co-founder of the Innocence Project, the not-for-profit...
| Jun 20, 2014
I enjoyed reading Patt Morrison's interview with lawyer Barry Scheck. For years I have wondered if I had been unfair to Scheck in considering him a hypocrite for devaluing DNA evidence in the O.J. Simpson trial while using it as a mainstay in his worthy...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
A recent editorial ("Maryland's stagnant economy," June 12) and news article ("A bumpy year for Maryland's economy," June 15) made some valid points about Maryland's economy but overlooked much of the work done in recent years to expand new and emerging...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Steven S. Hsiao, a Johns Hopkins scientist who studied how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects, died of lung cancer June 16 at Hopkins Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 59.
"Steve has been a defining...