| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:31 PM
SACRAMENTO — If you get busted using methamphetamine, the D.A. can charge you with a misdemeanor or a felony. His choice. But if you're caught with cocaine or heroin, there's no option. It's a felony.
If there's logic in that, it escapes me. They'...
| Oct 15, 2012
The first thing you notice about the 1905 mug shot of Laura Scott is her Sunday-go-to-meeting hat, large with wayward bows. Then, you take in the information surrounding the photograph that reveals her physical measurements and describes her as a 40-year-...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Given what he said recently about solving Baltimore's crime problem, one imagines Martin O'Malley charging into the dressing room of a police district station, flipping the poker table upside down and yelling, "Get off your butts, you guys, and go...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Twin babies entered the world and our family just hours ago. My cousin and his wife are the proud parents of tiny Alexander and even tinier Victoria.
One of the first thoughts that went through my mind was that once they’re settled in, I’...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 9:48 PM
Charlie Sheen's life has been lived, at times, as if he were starring in his own reality show, part "Celebrity Rehab," part "Cribs," part "Howard Stern Show," part "The Girls Next Door."
If we accept that premise, then Sunday at the Chicago Theatre was...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Most morally engaged plays about kids dealing drugs end with a corpse. Candido Tirado takes a different tack with "Momma's Boyz." He begins with one.
And then he tries to show how the young, dead body on the streets of Chicago might have been avoided....
| Dec 2, 2011
| 3:34 PM
Cocaine was found in a 2-year-old's system earlier this week, according to a police report.
IMPD said the case has been handed over to the Department of Child Services. IMPD said DCS is waiting for toxicology results. Fox59 tracked down the 2-year-...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:59 AM
Officials with the Fayette County Ruff Drug Task Force served a warrant overnight, which led to the arrest of four individuals.
Police said 27-year-old Tanya Smith, 36-year-old Donica Rent, Jacenta E. McPherson and 31-year-old Dustyn Deshon Bowlds were...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 7:41 AM
Jake Peavy wasn’t good enough. Ozzie Guillen was worse.
I don’t often write that paragraph. I think Guillen is a good manager who almost always handles a pitching staff well enough to put his team in position to win.
But not against...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Taking on a hellacious societal problem, a documentary filmmaker benefits from finding a narrow path leading to the heart of that problem — a specific angle, an image, a detail, that opens up to the wider world and a host of provocations.
| Oct 12, 2012
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Citizens, politicians: Lend Eugene Jarecki your ears. In his exceptional 2005 documentary “Why We Fight,” Jarecki explored dubious political agendas and financial interests that drive the military-industrial complex. In...