| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:29 PM
The following individuals have been indicted this week by a grand jury that was seated Tuesday for the February term of Berkeley County Circuit Court. An indictment merely indicates that an individual is believed to have committed the crime.
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Federal authorities today announced a series of indictments on drug and weapons charges against 17 people following a multiple-agency investigation underway since 2012.
Chicago police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents used federal wiretaps on at...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Anchorage police are seeing a growing trend in heroin use, and say heroin-related deaths outnumber traffic fatalities in recent years. According to Sgt. Kathy Lacey, heroin is becoming the drug of choice for more young people -- with the average age of...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:49 PM
With epidemic rates of prescription opioid and heroin deaths in Maryland, families are demanding easier access to the antidote that could save the lives of their loved ones. Naloxone is used safely to reverse the effects of heroin and prescription...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Heroin overdoses have reached an "epidemic" level, according to the Anchorage Police Department. APD Sgt. Kathy Lacey says heroin use is back in force and heroin-related overdoses are claiming more young lives than traffic fatalities.
"Heroin has come...
| Feb 19, 2013
Of 182 boys and young men recently locked up in Illinois' three medium-security youth prisons, at least 135 used to miss so much school that they were labeled chronic truants.
Nearly 60 percent couldn't even read at the third-grade level when they were...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Retirement for Chad Wagner, Hollywood's former top cop, lasted all of nine days.
Wagner, 52, retired as Hollywood's police chief on Jan. 25, ending a 30-year career with the department.
On Monday, he started his new job with the Broward Sheriff's...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:36 PM
I have a long love of television. Growing up in Chicago during the broadcast-only days of channels 2, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 32, I would be up early to watch the test pattern before the day's programming had even begun.
After-school hours were reserved for...
| Feb 10, 2013
In the hardscrabble burb of Schiller Park near O'Hare Airport, you'll find a street with a few two-flats and isolated houses, plenty of space between them. The kind of quiet block where everyone minds their business.
And last week — hard gray...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:49 PM
At the time of her brother's arrest and trial, Patricia Booth-Townes supported the death penalty — "an eye for an eye," as she put it. Even after her brother was sentenced to die, she says, she didn't waver. She just didn't believe he'd committed...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 10:24 AM
A 38-year-old Baltimore man has been charged in the murder of a 32-year-old city HIV outreach worker who he said he met on an online dating site, after being taken into custody Saturday driving her vehicle with blood stains on his clothes.