| Aug 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Two Amish girls who were kidnapped this week were sexually assaulted during the 24 hours they were held captive, law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday.
St. Lawrence County Dist. Atty. Mary Rain said the victims, a 12-year-...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:49 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two young Amish sisters from their family farm stand near New York's border with Canada, the county district attorney said on Friday.
The two suspects, Stephen...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:12 PM
A New York couple were arrested Friday night and charged with kidnapping two young Amish girls this week, law enforcement officials said.
St. Lawrence County Dist. Atty. Mary E. Rain told the Los Angeles Times that Stephen Howell II, 39, and Nicole...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Two young Amish girls who were abducted near their family home in upstate New York were found unharmed Thursday night, and police are now trying to determine who kidnapped them and why.
St. Lawrence County Dist. Atty. Mary Rain told the Los Angeles...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Six Amish men walk into a bar.
They're all dressed in the simple garb of the plain people — broadcloth slacks, suspenders and straw hats.
They get on stage, with guitars, a keyboard, microphones and amplifiers. One takes a seat behind the drum...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
No matter how hard parents try, it seems like educational ground gained during the school year is lost a bit in the summer.
And no wonder: Kids want to put the stress on fun ? not that moms and dads mind a little vacation-time frolic. But what's wrong...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The gray-bearded man in the red shirt and wide-brimmed Amish hat wades into the crowd outside the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, squinting into the noon-hour light.
Suddenly, the fans are upon him. They know their quarry on a first-name basis.
"Hi, Mark," a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With a plastic white cap and powder blue label, the Desert Farms milk bottle matches the idyllic image of the doorstep milk bottle. But a closer look reveals something a bit different: "Make every day a humpday."
It is the lighthearted slogan of...
| Mar 1, 2014
The spring breakers clog the sidewalks in the Pinecraft neighborhood of Sarasota, but do so without the bikinis, sandals and party mentality.
Pinecraft, about five miles west of Interstate 75, is ground zero for a different kind of spring break. For...
| May 19, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Trigger warning: I am going to make fun of "trigger warnings."
Of course, if you're the sort of person who takes trigger warnings very seriously, you probably don't read this column too often. So maybe my mockery will miss its target, sort of like...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:41 PM
CANTRIL, Iowa — Outside Dutchman's Store, Division Street is packed with parked vehicles. Black, horse-drawn Amish buggies rest beside a more colorful collection of pickups and cars.
In its weekly flier, the store bills itself as "an old-time...