| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A 16-year-old student who police say wanted to kill people at his arts high school in Towson was charged as an adult Monday after homemade explosive devices and a gun were found in his Monkton home.
The arrest, which comes two years after a shooting...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:35 PM
The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free.
The government's new ...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Omar Gonzalez was always popular along this quiet cul-de-sac of neat suburban homes near Ft. Hood. "Omar, Omar!" children would shout as they ran to his front door. But at some point, neighbors of the decorated combat veteran started to worry.
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In a grim assessment of the Ebola epidemic, researchers say the deadly virus threatens to become endemic to West Africa instead of eventually disappearing from humans.
"The current epidemiologic outlook is bleak," wrote a panel of more than 60 World...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:15 PM
West Nile virus was discovered last week in mosquitoes at two new Will County locations despite the cooler temperatures, the health department reported.
Mosquito samples collected from monitoring sites in Homer Glen and Plainfield tested positive for...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Under a settlement agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department, federal officials will appoint an independent monitor to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department as it implements sweeping reforms to change how its officers use force.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:48 PM
A Naperville man has contracted DuPage County's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year, authorities said Monday.
The man, who is in his 50s, was treated as an outpatient and his condition has improved, according to a news release from...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The Park Ridge Police Department has won an almost-$100,000 federal grant to apply "community policing" principles to mental health – a program that both local and federal officials say they hope will be a model for the nation.
The two-year, $99,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:02 PM
A 60-year-old Evanston man has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, making his the first confirmed case of the potentially deadly disease in the north suburb this year, authorities said today.
In a Friday release, Evanston’s Health Department said...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:29 PM
On a November day four years ago, inside a Bloomingdale townhouse, Marci Webber killed her 4-year-old daughter, an act a court-appointed psychologist later said happened while Webber had lost touch with reality.
Just two years ago, Webber, a New York...