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  • Bonus Years: Grandchildren do more for your blood pressure than meds

    Last week, Mary Sue and I heard wonderful but long-awaited news: Our daughter, Katie, and her husband, Rob, informed us that we will become grandparents of a little girl sometime around Thanksgiving. What do you say? Way to go! Bravo! Hoo-RAH! HOO-uh...
  • Gifts never asked for

    A man died and went to heaven. Once there, an angel took him on a tour to explore his new, eternal home. He saw incredible things of wonder and beauty. Eventually he came to an expansive warehouse that extended as far as the horizon. When he looked...
  • Suffolk police discovery of marijuana manufacturing operation leads to 4 arrests

    Suffolk police discovery of marijuana manufacturing operation leads to 4 arrests
    Four people were arrested by Suffolk police following a search of a home that uncovered a drug manufacturing operation to include more than 100 marijuana plants, as well as tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of gold, vehicles and other items. The...
  • Former Los Angeles sheriff's officials charged in jail probe

    The case of the vanishing inmate at the Los Angeles County jail nearly went all the way to the top. The former second-in-command of the nation's largest sheriff's department and a high-ranking official who was supposed to investigate crimes by deputies...
  • Gas prices still look low for summer even after spring surge

    Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years. "It's a cheap, cheap, cheap year," says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the...
  • Toni Creegan: Mother was backbone of her family

    Toni Creegan: Mother was backbone of her family
    From the sleepless, shapeless nights following the loss of her husband, Toni Creegan gleaned one clear goal: she would untangle her family's sorrow as she fought hard for her boys' success. "She was the backbone of our entire family," said son...
  • Remembering Lusitania A Century Later

    Remembering Lusitania A Century Later
    At about 2 p.m. on May 7, 1915, Theodate Pope of Farmington, and her companion, Harvard man, Edwin Friend, were strolling along the promenade deck of the ocean liner R.M.S. Lusitania on the starboard rail when suddenly the ship was rocked by a violent...
  • LeSean McCoy's twisted logic brands Eagles coach Chip Kelly a racist

    LeSean McCoy's twisted logic brands Eagles coach Chip Kelly a racist
    First off, have to say that however flawed the logic leading to assertions that Eagles coach Chip Kelly is racially biased may be, the perception is real. What running back LeSean McCoy most recently told ESPN in an interview that's blown up on social...
  • Rev. William Thomas: The Moses Challenge - connecting gratitude and giving

    When it was time for Moses to build the tabernacle — the "house of God" — in the wilderness, God instructed Moses to take an offering (Exodus 35-36). What happened was unprecedented! The Israelites gave so freely and generously to the project,...
  • The most interesting man in the NFL world

    The most interesting man in the NFL world
    When cops pull him over, he usually lets them off with a warning. He once visited a Psychic ... to warn her! His tears can cure cancer, but he never cries. Eagles coach Chip Kelly doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, you'd have to think it's...
  • Gloucester, Mathews weekly crime log

    Gloucester On Crewe Road On Feb. 28 at 12:57 a.m., a traffic stop for defective equipment in the area of the 7000 block of Hayes Shopping Court resulted in the registered owner and passenger of the vehicle, Judith Anna Shackleford, 26, of Hayes, being...