| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 PM
John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:52 PM
As volunteers unloaded and stacked boxes and bags of food at the Tinley Park Convention Center, Johanns Williams was all smiles -- and not because the teams were responding with the speed and intensity of an Indy 500 pit crew.
"There is something...
| Apr 7, 2014
What the homeless need most is permanent supportive housing. Not shelter beds, not handouts or the occasional hot meal. They need housing in a building or complex that offers the services they require — substance-abuse treatment, mental health...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:28 PM
Michael Hirschbeck, the 27-year-old son of major league baseball umpire John Hirschbeck, died Tuesday, WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio, reported.
Michael Hirschbeck had adrenoleukodystrophy, an inherited condition that affects the nervous system. John...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:59 AM
In corporate America, sacred cows don't come much more sacred than the United Way.
Morning Call employees sell pizza, ice cream, pretzels, pierogies, salsa, toys, books and all kinds of other stuff throughout the year to raise money for the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:31 PM
OSO, Washington - Recovery teams struggling through thick mud up to their armpits and heavy downpours at the site of a devastating landslide in Washington state are also facing an unseen and potentially dangerous stew of toxic contaminants.
| Apr 7, 2014
Overnight camp, park and recreation, sports programs. None of these summertime activities come cheap. "I'm a single parent with two kids," says Erin Sheak of Waterbury, who wanted to send her children, ages 4 and 7, to camp but didn't know how she could...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Since Oct. 1, the Affordable Care Act has provided full health care coverage to over 230,000 Marylanders who previously had either no health insurance or low quality or unaffordable coverage. This is a tremendous public health success for our state. Yes,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent.
But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:43 PM
HMK Insurance in Bethlehem — the region's largest locally owned and independent agency — has striven to maintain a familial corporate culture even as it has gotten bigger.
Founded in 1914, HMK (Hampson, Mowrer, Kreitz) offers business and...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Carol Robinson had just put the necklaces on display when two customers walked in.
Their friend — the mother of a bride-to-be who'd been jilted a day before she was to walk down the altar — needed a pick-me-up.
Drawn to the words...