| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:13 AM
An Orlando man is in jail Thursday after trying to rape a 9-year-old girl, police said.
The child went to her bedroom for a lollipop when 52-year-old Richard Arvin Guevara allegedly pushed the child on to her bed and climbed on top of her, according...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A day after Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrest of two girls in the Rebecca Ann Sedwick suicide he appeared on the national television morning shows warning parents of the dangers of cyberbulling.
He also vowed to prosecute anyone...
| Oct 17, 2013
Imagine that you walk into the newborn nursery ward at an American hospital and you see 100 babies in their bassinets. You are then informed that 33 of these babies will spend time in jail or prison.
This is the reality today for African American...
| Oct 24, 2013
Born to a mother in prison, 15-year-old Davion Only has been in foster care all his life. Last month he walked into a church in St. Petersburg, Fla., and pleaded for a family of his own.
"I'll take anyone," Davion said. "Old or young, dad or mom, black,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Kellye Taylor spent her last recess as she had so many others: sitting on a folding chair at a Long Beach park, watching her students clamber on a jungle gym. Then a man crept up to her side, thrust a sharp object into her neck and ran off, police said....
| Nov 5, 2013
When the 1980 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (commonly known as the DSM-3) was being prepared, psychiatrist Allen Frances lobbied for the inclusion of a new diagnosis: masochistic personality disorder. His push...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Less than a mile into her taxi ride, a woman opened the vehicle's glass divider and threatened the Yellow Cab driver with a box cutter, demanding "50 bucks." When he refused, she whipped out a hammer and took aim at his head.
“When she brought the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:31 PM
A former Aurora man already serving life in prison for a double murder went on trial Monday in the 1990 slaying of his wife, a case in which a battered rug excavated from a Naperville horse farm will play a key role.
The murder trial of Aurelio Montano,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:56 PM
An Aurora man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in southwest suburban Oswego in 2012, authorities said.
Joseph J. Evans, 38, of the of the 1500 block of Galway Drive in Aurora, is charged with predatory criminal sexual...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A 49-year-old Palatine cab driver has been sentenced to 30 months probation for molesting a woman who had hired him to drive her home from a bar, prosecutors said.
Mohammed N. Choudry, of the 100 block of Sterling Avenue, pleaded guilty in Rolling...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Earlier this week I blogged about a disgusting, misogynistic 'rapebait' letter sent out by a member of Georgia Tech's chapter of Phi Kappa Tau that quickly went viral. Now, it seems the offending brother has taken to the web to apologize for his actions....