| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:51 PM
A heroin and substance-abuse prevention program presented by the Orland Fire Protection District has sparked a public spat between fire district officials and Orland Park's mayor, police chief and local school district leaders.
Fire officials said the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:44 PM
A flurry of court rulings over the last few days contain a compelling discussion of the nature of the death penalty and the impact of government secrecy on public debate over our continuing embrace of barbarism.
At the same time, questions over...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: I really sympathized with the Department of Justice lawyer profiled in your article about a recent federal medical marijuana prosecution. ("Pot's popularity, state law create trying times for U.S. prosecutor," July 9)
Sure, it may be...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan.
Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Lawmakers in the Assembly approved on Thursday a bill that would reduce the penalties for the sale of crack cocaine, closing a sentencing disparity that supporters say hurts communities of color.
The measure, by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:49 PM
A 20-year-old Glendale resident was arrested Saturday after she was caught allegedly high on narcotics while caring for her 1-year-old son, police said.
Precious Dobbs was taken into custody after a tip led officers to her apartment in the 1500 block...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Connecticut residents in 2011-2012 smoked more marijuana, took slightly more cocaine, and guzzled more booze than the national average, according to the latest survey on the nation's drug and alcohol trends.
The National Survey of Drug Use and Health...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Everything about "Get on Up," a provocatively structured and unusually rich musical biopic, is a little better, a little less formula-bound, a little sharper than the average specimen in this genre.
I'm surprised it's this good, given that director Tate...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery.
But the Fresno County jail would not keep him....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
On June 21, the Vatican press office published the presentation made by Pope Francis to the 31st International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) in Rome. The pope told the conferees, "The problem of drug use is not solved with drugs! …...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:22 AM
His movies have flopped time and again and his dad, Jackie Chan, has reportedly disinherited him. But, thanks to Chinese police, actor-singer-playboy Jaycee Chan can at least say he’s been cast in a major new role that’s turning heads: bad...