| Feb 1, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Film patriotic but vulgar
There has been much controversy about the movie "American Sniper." I recently saw it and was mostly impressed. It is gratifying to see homage paid to a real American hero.
I do, however, have one complaint regarding the film:...
| Feb 2, 2015
In the 23 years I've lived in south Lake County, I've seen a black bear only once.
It happened two years ago when my husband Ralph and I were walking down the driveway to get the mail. The bear, which was eating acorns under a large oak, ran into the...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Florida black bears, off-limits to hunters for 20 years, may soon be in the cross hairs again.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday will be presented with proposed changes to the state's bear-management strategies,...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:37 AM
Within hours after Jessica Padgett disappeared, more than 100 volunteers started combing through Northampton, handing out fliers with a photo of the mother of three and searching the streets for clues on her whereabouts.
Jim Wilkins, a longtime friend...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:53 PM
Until its characters behave illogically in the third act and the direction shows suspense fatigue, "Preservation" displays a flinty resolve to be better than your average woodsy-nightmare thriller.
Writer-director Christopher Denham sets up his trio...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Nature has no rival when it comes to patience. It took millions of years for the gnashing of tectonic plates to form the magnificent riot of rocks that is home to the unspoiled rivers and rolling oak woodlands of California's inner Coast Range.
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:00 PM
E-textbooks a bargain
Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to exempt college textbooks from sales tax ("Scott seeks tax break for college books" Orlando Sentinel, Friday) is a good idea, but it misses the larger target.
Textbooks are selected by professors...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:31 PM
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission board on Tuesday adopted a slate of deer seasons for 2015-16, including a split buck season in western Franklin County.
The commission has proposed a split, five-day antlered deer season (Nov. 30-Dec....
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Cody Mulligan was listening.
The 14-year-old heard the crack of the gunshot firing at the closest target, 7 yards away. He caught the sound of the bullet as it sliced through the air and lodged in the side of the low ridge, behind two rows of bright...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A judge restored federal protections to gray wolves in the the western Great Lakes region on Friday, reversing an earlier decision by the federal government to remove the animals from the endangered species list.
In a sharply worded 111-page ruling, U....
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The York County neighbors of a man facing a second-degree murder charge for what he told investigators was an accidental shooting are divided on whether there's a need for tighter gun regulations.
Brandon Bartlett, 21, has been charged with second-...