| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:16 PM
A Redfield man with mental health and behavioral problems who previously admitted to improperly touching a 9-year-old boy was sentenced Tuesday to prison.
Christopher L. Zacharias, 24, was given a 15-year prison term with five years suspended. He...
| Aug 28, 2013
For about 15 years, Sheryl Abel was in and out of the city lockup, Cook County Jail and the state's prison system for crimes she committed to feed her heroin addiction.
Today, having been clean for more than two decades, Abel, 54, often returns to...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to expand the number of prison cells to meet a court order faced opposition Tuesday from Democratic leaders of the state Senate.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) was noticeably absent from the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:56 PM
I have a friend who is one of the best parents I know.
He and his wife are loving and generous. They have opened their home to those in need, adopting several children.
Watching them is both inspiring and humbling.
Yet it has also kept me up at...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:21 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of middle-aged and older people with type 2 diabetes, declines in thinking and memory that are often linked to later dementia happened faster in those who were depressed compared to those who were not.
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:28 PM
A mother allegedly killed by her son in Simi Valley before he was gunned down by police once had a temporary restraining order against him for domestic violence, court records show.
In August 2008, a Ventura County judge granted Sally Ann Carnan a...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Stable Options LLC will be hosting a part-one certification training in the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association Model of EAP and EAL at Hunting Ground Farm, 2002 Whiteford Road, Whiteford, from Oct. 10 to 12. Stable Options is owned by...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:16 AM
A daughter, Brynna Grace Barnum, was born to Nick and Jill Barnum of Charlevoix on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Brynna weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Jerry and Jane Tabaczka of Manistee, and John and...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:43 AM
It is mid-morning on a recent Friday in West Baltimore, and there is a long line snaking down the street and around the corner. Why? Vendors are dispensing free heroin samples.
In other areas of the city, buyers are risking arrest and drug contamination...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, speaking for the first time since he was charged with espionage for leaking thousands of military and diplomatic documents, apologized that his actions hurt the United States and told a judge Wednesday that he was "dealing...
| Aug 15, 2013
Re "Saving Andy, and taxpayers," Column, Aug. 11
Steve Lopez's endorsement of the mental rehabilitation program Step Up on Second reinforces the need to change the conversation about how to deal with prison overcrowding — from a focus on...