| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:57 AM
In residential treatment centers across Illinois, children are assaulted, sexually abused and running away by the thousands — yet state officials fail to act on reports of harm and continue sending waves of youths to the most troubled and violent...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:25 AM
I was relieved to hear that the missing 12-year-old Baltimore County girl was found and returned to her worried parents. Yet I still remain perplexed at the way her disappearance was reported. Seemingly in the same breath that news outlets reported that...
| Nov 23, 2014
They might spend their days alone on death row — but they're unified in a fight with the state in federal court.
Though it's not immediately clear how the suit came about, given that they can't speak with each other, five additional Virginia death...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Heather Harris' commentary, "Media message unfair to missing child" (Nov. 20), misreads the message sent by the police and the media in the recent case of the abducted Baltimore County girl. She suggests that the "noise" created leads people to think that...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:05 PM
In the early 1990s, when Tom McAndrew joined the state police, the older cops told him about Beth Doe.
Her case had been tough — as horrific as it was impossible. Nothing they could find led to who Beth Doe was. She'd literally fallen onto...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:17 AM
I remember vividly the day in 1968, when Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated, and upon learning the shocking news at a campaign stop, then presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy interrupted his speech to inform a soon stunned audience of the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Woodridge police found a 61-year-old man who went missing Thursday. He was unharmed and has been returned to his family.
Family members said that they last saw Robert Butcher, who has memory lapses and can become disoriented, around 5 p.m. on Thursday,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:35 PM
A fugitive mayor and his drug lord-connected wife ordered an attack on rebellious students that ended in the deaths of six people and disappearance of 43, Mexico’s top law enforcement official said Wednesday.
Making his most direct accusation to...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:46 PM
A Colorado man who made national headlines after vanishing from a Denver Broncos game Thursday night has been found safe, Denver police said Tuesday night.
Paul Kitterman was located in Pueblo, Colo., police said.
Authorities said no foul play was...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Widening the search for victims of a suspected serial killer, police in Indiana on Tuesday used a cadaver-sniffing dog to hunt for bodies in Gary's blighted neighborhoods, while Cook County and federal authorities looked into the possibility that he...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
What began as a puzzling missing persons case has now become an investigation into two murders and a suicide.
Last month, police broke into the home of a dying Indiana woman, Teresa Jarding, and discovered that her husband and her mother were both...