| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:14 AM
Here's one way to land yourself in hot water -- and the pokey.
Deputies busted Gregory Sean Turner last Friday after he hit a Charlotte County Fire Lieutenant in the helmet while the fire official was trying to put out a fire behind Turner's home,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:22 PM
The Susquehanna Hose Company will hold an open house Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Division 4 Firehouse, 911 Revolution St. in Havre de Grace.
The open house will feature fire engine rides, aerial truck basket rides, an auto...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:12 PM
LAKE ELSINORE -- A pregnant pit bull mix that died after a hose allegedly was shoved down its throat will be examined Friday as part of a potential animal-cruelty investigation, Riverside County officials said.
Three-year-old Puddles was found dead...
| Mar 31, 2013
What kind of regular maintenance should I do to prepare my home for spring?
Jim Embe, Baltimore district manager for Home Depot, suggests these spring chores for around the home.
•Now is the time to put down lawn fertilizer and pre-emergent...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 2:55 PM
One day recently, I drove over to the Rossmoyne area to talk to a couple who have lived in their house for many years.
They showed me an old album, filled with black-and-white photos of Rossmoyne when some of the houses were still under construction and...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:04 AM
It's a common refrain in Gia D'Anna's office: Extra inches that childbirth or time left around the middle are resisting diet and exercise.
D'Anna is the office manager for a Lutherville plastic surgeon, and, as a mother, she sympathizes with the...
| Dec 15, 2010
Jeffrey Jewitt's red Nissan Altima slid through the side streets of Chicago's Northwest Side until he spotted his quarry: 11-year-old Crystal Landa walking home alone from St. Constance elementary school.
The tree-lined street was empty. Her pink...
| Sep 23, 2011
The Chicago fire lieutenant was on his way to work Dec. 22 when he smelled smoke. He was driving down a stretch of low brick buildings, most of them vacant, some of them charred from recent fires.
Pulling into the station, the lieutenant called in an...
| Oct 16, 2010
It started with gray water, then escalated to chickens, composting toilets and rain barrels. I'm talking about the two years I've spent transforming my humble California bungalow into a test case for sustainable living — an experience that's cost me...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Cooks today don't have to rub two sticks together to get smokin'. A battery of new products lets one easily – and cleanly – fire up a meal with smoke without burning down the kitchen, balcony or yard. A fun, sci-fi smoke "gun" delivers that...
| Dec 23, 2011
Winter in Chicago brings head to toe misery. From hats to boot you've got questions. I've got answers. But if it's the weather that's giving you a problem, you'll need the intervention of someone higher up the chain of command than just a mere angel....