| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:40 PM
On Dec. 14, 2012, a national tragedy intersected with my personal one. When 20-year-old Adam Lanza went to Sandy Hook Elementary school with a gun, my 13-year-old son was in an acute care psychiatric hospital, again. My arms were still purple with bruises...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:37 PM
A 42-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to firing a Glock more than 50 times at the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Mark Gurrola, of Garden Grove, pleaded guilty to 54 felony counts of shooting at...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:22 PM
In Connecticut horror does not befoul Newtown alone. No, as much or more, it degrades Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and our other tumultuous inner cities. Despite the catastrophic day at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, murder most regularly happens where...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Maryland lawmakers are moving to make it easier to medicate mental hospital patients against their will, while examining the idea of court-ordered therapy for mentally ill people who aren't hospitalized.
The legislation is based partly on...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Peter Lanza, the father of the man who killed 20 children and six educators in an elementary school in Connecticut, wishes his son, Adam, had never been born because the massacre was an act that “couldn't get any more evil.”
In a series of...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The teenager who led a deadly January assault at The Mall in Columbia did not target his victims, but planned a killing spree inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, Howard County police revealed Wednesday.
In a wide-ranging news...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 9:39 AM
The Maryland House gave preliminary approval Saturday to a bill that would make it easier for caregivers to administer medication to patients in mental hospitals against their wishes.
The action clears the way for a final House vote Monday on the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
This spring, a group of college students will go about their usual campus routines, but with a voice only they can hear calling them names and making other distracting, disturbing sounds.
In their case, the voice will come from a recording playing...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Just a few blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, people were lined up Saturday, awaiting the arrival of a quartet of unusual healers.
The foursome is part of a corps with an amazing ability to calm and comfort people deeply shaken by violence...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:02 PM
A year ago this coming Friday, the Connecticut General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Child Safety." This bill, which requires owners of semiautomatic rifles defined as assault...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Piers Morgan wrapped his CNN news show on Friday night after three years on the air with a plea for stricter gun control laws.
Although he spent the majority of the one-hour program discussing missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, the host dedicated...