| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:47 PM
A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s jailer was convicted Friday on charges related to taking a $700 bribe and smuggling cocaine behind bars, prosecutors said.
Remington Orr, 25, pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe and possession of a...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 7:31 PM
Michelle Ross of Oklahoma City never followed the playing career of Erik Kramer, who was the Bears' quarterback in the mid-1990s.
"I am not much of a sports person," she said.
But after coming across a Tribune story about Kramer's late son, Griffen,...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:13 PM
Every Bears fan remembers when Lovie Smith contacted colorful nickel back D.J. Moore back in September to reprimand Moore for criticizing teammate Jay Cutler after his sideline antics against the Packers.
Yet a call later that month changed Moore's life...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:25 PM
The arrest of several members of a drug trafficking organization with ties to Mexico has resulted in the seizure of heroin, weapons and jewelry -- including a 2010 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl ring that was reported stolen from a team executive –...
| Nov 11, 2012
Terry Smith collapsed face-down in a pool of his own vomit.
Lynn Blunt snored loudly as her lungs slowly filled with fluid.
Summer Ann Burdette was midway through a pear when she stopped breathing.
Larry Carmichael knocked over a lamp as he fell...
| Jul 7, 2012
The young woman sat by herself in a hallway of the bustling courthouse, nervously clasping a brown paper bag. Inside was a warm bean and cheese burrito stuffed with 24 grams of black tar heroin.
Henry Marin, a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, peeked...
| Jun 17, 2012
Stephen Downing speaks fondly of his 20 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, saying he misses the camaraderie and the integrity of the people he worked with in a career that took him from street cop to deputy chief. Along the way, as commander of...
| Aug 5, 2012
As part of an elite intelligence team, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies Michael Rathbun and James Sexton turn inmates into informants, looking for tips on crimes and gang activity inside the nation's largest jail system.
Earlier this year, one of...
| Aug 8, 2012
Robert Hughes, a sometimes lacerating reviewer who may have commanded a larger audience than any other art critic in history, reaching the masses through 31 years as chief art critic for Time magazine and in a series of multi-part television documentaries...
| Feb 25, 2013
In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...