| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:42 PM
WATERBURY — A Superior Court jury handed up a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts of America on Friday, finding that the organization was liable for sexual abuse committed by a scout leader in New Fairfield in the 1970s.
Court records show...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The prospects grew dimmer Thursday that an elderly former Winnetka teacher will ever stand trial on child sex abuse charges, after his attorneys described in court a man ravaged by age and disease and not fit for trial.
For one man who claims longtime...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:42 PM
One day last spring, John Palmeri glimpsed hints of red, white and blue peeking from a trash compactor at a Home Depot in Huntington Beach where the Vietnam-era veteran was working.
Palmeri yanked the tattered American flag from the bin and marched to...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Friends and family this week remembered former Wilmette village trustee J. Kroy Ostergaard as a man whose friendly, problem-solving attitude toward life was forged in World War II mountain combat and three quarters of a century in the scouting movement....
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Compassion, self-discipline, and a good moral compass are a few of the traits instilled in Boy Scouts from a young age.
For proof, just ask Lincolnwood teenager Ian Klatzco, who learned more about self-discipline and diligence in two days than some...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
With her right hand, my 8-year-old daughter, Kalian, presses the red-hot soldering iron against the circuit board. With her left hand, she guides a thin, tin wire until it's pressing against both the circuit board and the tip of the iron.
The tin begins...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:31 PM
A North Shore man who assumed for nearly 50 years that he was the only person allegedly molested by former Winnetka teacher William Bricker recalls the Google search that the man said lifted a decadeslong burden from his shoulders.
Another man who...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:41 AM
For more than six weeks they scoured the Poconos woods in northeastern Pennsylvania, working extra-long shifts in pursuit of Eric Frein, the man charged with killing one of their own.
So on Thursday night, when news came from the field that the focus of...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:51 PM
A youth pastor, a longtime council member and a former schoolteacher represent some of the candidates looking to be part of the Crescenta Valley Town Council.
This year, La Crescenta residents will vote to fill six slots. A total of six people are...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:23 PM
THOMPSON — A former Boy Scout troop leader was charged last week following an investigation into allegations of sexual assaults that took place over 20 years, state police said Monday.
David Kress, 52, of Quaddick Road, was charged with three...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Over a career that spanned five decades, William Bricker surrounded himself with children, teaching physical education to generations of kids at Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods School, volunteering as a local Boy Scout leader and spending summers working...