| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:06 PM
It was a typical winter morning on the Twitter feed of Eastern Shore television station WBOC: a stream of messages about snowfall and a reminder to download the station's weather app for the latest updates.
Then the Cyber Caliphate arrived. Just after...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:58 PM
A truck driver and his associate who stole more than $470,000 worth of designer merchandise from his delivery route, then sold the items on eBay, were sentenced this week.
Gewan Ramtahal, 35, of Miramar, and former Hollywood resident Debbie Caricola, 59,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:31 PM
For all the hubbub about Starbucks’ latest drink launch, you’d think the coffee giant was the first to bring the flat white to Chicago. Sorry guys, Intelligentsia sold the concoction for a week last year in honor of the New Zealand All...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:12 AM
They are the Christmas tree ornaments of the Everglades, snails with shells colored in brilliant swirls of pink, blue, white and yellow.
South Florida's unique species of tree snail -- wiped out of Broward and Palm Beach counties by urban development --...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Elgin Donor Club hosted their annual fundraising luncheon at the charming Elgin Country Club. The event sold out with 200 guests and exceeded last year’s record.
Entering the dining area, guests were in awe of the room, beautifully decorated in...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:38 PM
A former Nintendo employee has conjured up a bidding war for a rare retro video game that could sell for more than for $100,000 on eBay.
An eBay user by the name of Menaceone put Stadium Events, a 1980s fitness video game for the Nintendo...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:29 PM
A family’s nearly 70-year legacy in Glendale and La Crescenta is coming to an end as Pedrini Music will be going out of business at the end of next month.
Founded by Bruno Pedrini after his return from serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Some time between Christmas and New Year's, someone visited Mark Twain's grave in Elmira, N.Y. Instead of showing their respects, they pried off a plaque with the likeness of the writer who died 105 years ago.
Twain, born Samuel Clemens in 1835, is...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
On the top of my washer-dryer, there's a bucket full of old cut-up T-shirts and other scraps that we use for cleaning instead of buying paper towels. I stock up on six months' worth of toilet paper at a time -- it comes out to 50 cents for a giant roll....
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:30 AM
The U.S. divorce rate has fallen over time, but many firms are calling it splitsville. Increasingly, U.S. companies are spinning off parts of their businesses and giving shareholders stock in these newly independent enterprises. Hewlett-Packard (symbol...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 2:21 PM
A year ago, Naperville Central girls basketball coach Andy Nussbaum went on his school's public-address system to make this announcement:
"Congratulations to Candace Parker. She's decided to forgo the rest of her high school eligibility to sign with...