| 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 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,...
| 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 20, 2013
One after another, teenage girls or their mothers approached their prominent West Side minister and accused the music director at his rapidly growing church of rape and molestation.
Instead of alerting police, Apostle John Abercrombie in three instances...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Depression can look very different in men and women. And many of its hallmarks — rage, risk-taking, substance abuse and even workaholism — can hide in plain sight.
Now researchers say that when these symptoms are factored into a diagnosis,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:53 PM
LAKE MARY – iPad video recorded by George Zimmerman's wife during a dispute this week could determine whether her husband will face domestic violence charges, police said Tuesday.
Lake Mary police Officer Zach Hudson, an agency spokesman, said...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:41 AM
A Lake Mary police spokesman said no charges are expected into allegations of domestic violence involving George Zimmerman and his estranged wife, Shellie
A iPad that reportedly captured images of what happened between the couple is badly damanged, 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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The cramping came on quickly. Then the bleeding.
Samantha Bradley was only six months pregnant. She had already miscarried once. She knew she needed to get to an emergency room.
"I was in tears," she said. "The only thing I could think was 'Get me...