| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:03 PM
More than a decade before winning a Pulitzer for "August: Osage County," Tracy Letts wrote "Killer Joe," a violent look at an impoverished Texan family.
It's easy in Theatre Downtown's production of "Killer Joe" to see seeds that would blossom in his...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Deep in the bowels of Orlando International Airport is a small storage room crammed with plastic bins filled with power tools, hammers, samurai swords, meat cleavers and machetes.
The seized items, which also include pocketknives, handguns and...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Ask a college freshman to name the most indispensible items they're bringing to school, and many would tick off the usual -- a laptop, printer, cell phone, and music player.
Here are three more that I guarantee aren't on the minds of most new students or...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Q: Everything was fine with my 2010 Chevrolet Equinox until March 2014. It quit running and the warning light indicated to change oil. I took it to three dealers and they could find nothing wrong via the computer diagnostic system. I took it to an...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Redbook and ICSC-Goldman Sachs retail sales for period ending April 5, JOLTS job openings for February
Local earnings: Mercantile Bancorp Inc.
Other earnings: Alcoa Inc., CKE Restaurants Holdings, Levi Strauss & Co., WD-40 Co. and others.
| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Back in January, we shared another tip for coffee drinkers from Pam Halteman of East Rockhill Township.
Pam freezes her coffee creamer in ice cube trays. Otherwise, some of the container would go bad before she's used it all. And she's a little bit...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is in no need of WD-40 for its box-office joints.
Paramount’s 3-D tent pole, the fourth in the Michael Bay-directed franchise, simultaneously topped the domestic box office over the weekend and took top...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Five years ago, we shared a tip about how to prolong the life of a steel wool scrubbing pad by storing it in the freezer between uses.
Evelyn Dreisbach of Schnecksville showed us how the freezer prevents the steel wool from oxidizing. The alternative,...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Four years ago, we shared a tip from Terry "Doc" Pundiak in Easton about how to keep your razor sharp.
Terry rubs the blades backward over his forearm, allowing him to stretch one razor cartridge out for about two years.
One of our editors gave it a...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Dads, our numbers are in, and I have to say, they're not looking good.
For 2014, the National Retail Federation finds that the average spending on Father's Day gifts will be $113.80, a drop of more than $6 from last year. Even more disturbing is the fact...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:44 AM
The pine kitchen table was getting more rickety by the day. And understandably so. The six-foot workhorse had been through a lot over the years: thousands of meals, hundreds of homework assignments, numerous bill paying sessions, a million cups of...