| Oct 18, 2010
Illinois has been cutting the number of points required to pass annual achievement exams, allowing children to flub more questions but still be deemed "proficient."
Back in 2006, it took 36 of 56 points — about 64 percent — to pass the fifth-...
| Apr 11, 2010
The monkey tail is dead.
It sounds morbid and sad, but there is no mourning here in Kristi Burton's first-grade classroom at Duffy School. Teacher and students have moved on.
The D'Nealian alphabet's slants and curves, which town children have labored...
| Mar 6, 2010
Authorities say a small plane traveling from Indianapolis to Pennsylvania crashed in Ohio, killing two Indianapolis-area men late Friday night.
Jerome Township Fire Chief Scott Skeldon says a search began Friday after the plane failed to make a scheduled...
| Mar 18, 2010
The South Los Angeles foster mother under investigation in the fatal beating of a 2-year-old child had been the subject of five previous child-abuse complaints, including one substantiated allegation that she had severely neglected her own biological...
| Mar 21, 2010
Sid Fleischman was a successful suspense novelist and screenwriter whose credits included the screenplay for his novel "Blood Alley" when he decided to write a book that his young children could read so they would understand just what it was he did at...
| Mar 27, 2010
| 7:50 AM
An Ohio Man is behind bars on charges that he had inappropriate contact with a 14-year old Harrisburg teen.
A friend of the 14-year old friend of the girl told her own parents that the teen was in a motel room with an older man.
The parents, acting as...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 5:43 PM
COLUMBUS, OHIO (KTLA) -- A Beverly Hills socialite and actress has been sentenced for her role in transporting 14 separate shipments of marijuana from L.A. to Ohio by private jet.
Lisette Lee, 29, was sentenced to 6 years in prison in a scheme that...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 6:22 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Casey Anthony has been flying under the radar, so-to-speak, since her release from a Florida prison and acquittal in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. But, there are reports that Anthony may be in California --...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 11:42 AM
A former administrator at an Orlando church told investigators that the church's pastors who took in a teenage runaway this summer knew that they were doing something unlawful.
In a sworn statement filed this week in Ohio, Brian Smith stated that "many...
| Jan 23, 2010
| 1:13 PM
Andy Dick was arrested in West Virginia on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.
Police responded to a call around 4 a.m. Saturday, after Dick appeared at the Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant in Huntington. Witnesses say the comedian engaged in...
| Feb 10, 2010
| 6:09 AM
The American Red Cross lends a hand to people who are stranded by the snow.
Dozens of passengers found themselves stuck at the Greyhound Bus Station downtown Tuesday night due to the snow storm. Service to Chicago, Saint Louis and other cities was...