| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Authorities have filed a third felony charge against former Winnetka teacher Bill Bricker after a woman reported that he molested her as a child on an overnight camping trip in Wyoming in 1968, court records show.
Bricker, 94, who spent decades as a gym...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Ryan Douglas' Eagle Scout project has made a lasting impact at Tree Tops Park in Davie.
The 17-year-old junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School spent about five months surveying, mapping and placing 37 markers over the 155 acres of trails. In addition,...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:22 PM
BOZRAH — Generations of Boy Scouts pitched their tents and explored the woods at Camp Tadma, and now that the property is up for auction, conservationists see a rare opportunity to preserve a prime slice of the state's wilderness.
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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
| 7:04 PM
L.V. ZOO'S WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR A WALK-THROUGH WONDERLAND
In its 40-year history, Lehigh Valley Zoo has never shined as brightly it has during the past few weeks.
That's because the 29-acre zoo in the center of the Trexler Nature Preserve in...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Leonard Pieroni III announced this week he is launching his campaign for one of three seats that will be open on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council in the March election.
Pieroni, currently a member of the Public Works Commission, grew up in this...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:21 AM
A prime piece of wilderness — 336 acres, including a 27-acre lake, in southeastern Connecticut — is going on the auction block early next year after being well traversed by summer campers for decades.
The Connecticut Rivers Council of the...