| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:19 AM
A Chicago man who had been accused of throwing a fire extinguisher off an Elgin parking garage, striking and killing a homeless man, has been acquitted of first-degree murder charges.
A Kane County jury deliberated more than two hours before returning...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:13 PM
A Chicago man who heaved a fire extinguisher from an Elgin parking garage set in motion the events that led to a homeless person's death, a prosecutor argued Monday at the man's murder trial.
Yancarlo Garcia, 24, of the 1100 block of North Lawndale...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Harry L.W. "Tombstone" Hopkins, who was an insurance salesman, banker, rural mail carrier, orphans' court judge, registrar of wills, funeral home attendant and tombstone salesman, and finally a Harford County Living Treasure, died Sunday of septic shock...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Cieran Craig Kelso, an 8-year-old lad from England, and Winter the Dolphin, the tailess star of the movie Dolphin Tale, have a lot in common.
Clearwater tourism officials flew Cieran and his family from England to Florida for a surprise visit to the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Police arrested a Costa Mesa man Tuesday for allegedly causing his elderly mother's death by leaving her lying in a puddle of urine on the bathroom floor for two days.
Robert Dickerman, 47, had been neglecting his 80-year-old mother, with whom he lived,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal noted, "More doctors dismissing patients who refuse vaccines for their children." This story was especially interesting to me, as I now only accept new patients who plan to vaccinate their children.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I continue to read about people who get extremely sick or even die while in the hospital because of sepsis. What causes it? Isn't there a way to prevent it?
ANSWER: Sepsis is a serious, potentially life-threatening complication...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:19 PM
William H. Hoffman, a retired U.S. Food and Drug Administration official, died Monday from septic shock after kidney transplant surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
The longtime Ellicott City resident was 81.
William Harry Hoffman was...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:48 PM
After more than a year of suffering from Stage 5 kidney failure, Eddie Beatrice decided to look online for a kidney donor.
"It was Jan. 1  and I said, 'Today is the day I'm going to take back control of my life,' " said Beatrice, 51, of North...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 1:19 AM
When Michael Stolzenberg heard that at least 13 people would lose limbs as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing, he said he had a pretty good idea of the torment each would face.
"First, they will be sad," said Stolzenberg, who spoke Monday with a...
| Sep 20, 2012
She could speak only with her eyes.
But Lia Lee's life bridged worlds and changed American medicine.
Lia, the subject of Anne Fadiman's 1997 book "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down," died Aug. 31 in Sacramento at the age of 30, after living...