| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:46 PM
I am a moderately intelligent fellow, fairly well-read and literary by nature. And though I would not accuse myself of having good taste, I will say here that my tastes are carefully acquired to be those that I think reflect some sort of higher art, or at...
| Aug 5, 2012
"My husband has repeatedly asked me to give him a gun, he has asked me to shoot him, and he repeatedly begs to die."
This came to me Wednesday afternoon in an email from a Northern California woman.
"All I can do is give him the prescribed doses of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:09 PM
What fun, this national signing day, colleges' version of the NFL draft. Story I'm following most closely is of the Florida mom who reportedly ran off with her kid's signing papers so he wouldn't leave home.
As Dave Barry used to say, I'm not making...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:48 PM
The bullet that Larry Robert Broman used to kill himself went clean through his head and into the wall.
No one had expected him to do it. Not his ex-wife, who had remained close to him. And not their two grown daughters.
It happened early on the...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Kill Hannah has spent much of its career coming to its fans around the country and in Europe, but once a year during the holiday season the Chicago alt-rock band has its fans come to it for “A New Heart For Christmas.” And considering the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 12:48 PM
A Muncie man faces several charges related to break-ins at Ball State University.
Police arrested Mark A. Cassady, 28, on charges including burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
| Apr 9, 2013
It's not enough that medical insurance companies want to dictate how much and what kind of treatment our illnesses deserve.
Now legislators and law enforcement agencies are butting in, trying to curtail the use of high-powered painkillers because too...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
An Orange County pain specialist already in the spotlight over deaths from prescription medications has racked up another patient overdose death.
The coroner has ruled that Wayne Oviatt died in January of a mix of prescription drugs, including morphine,...
| Oct 8, 2012
Years after Ben Affleck directed critical and commercial successes “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” many stories still peg the director/actor’s latest effort “Argo” as a comeback.
“That narrative has been...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Jimmy Patsos got what he wanted after all.
"Three games in March," he said Sunday after Loyola beat Manhattan, 63-61, at Reitz Arena.
Three games to win the upcoming Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships and get the automatic bid to the...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The following incidents were taken from Wheaton police reports on Jan. 6: Marijuana A Wheaton man was given a local ordinance citation for possession of …...