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  • Softball Player of the Year: Grimm makes the switch

    If Madison Grimm had any doubts about her decision, they were erased in one preseason scrimmage. Grimm changed schools last fall, moving from one bypass rival to the other. She transferred from North Carroll, which has the county's richest softball...
  • Alafair Burke's obsession with a killer leads to a detective character

    Alafair Burke's obsession with a killer leads to a detective character
    For Alafair Burke, whose 10th mystery "All Day and a Night" (Harper: 352 pp., $26.99) is published this month, it all goes back to Dennis Rader. Known as the BTK killer, he terrorized Wichita, Kan., in the 1970s and 1980s, when Burke was growing up there....
  • Weitzberg to run for Costa Mesa City Council

    Weitzberg to run for Costa Mesa City Council
    Harold Weitzberg, a city committee member and marketing entrepreneur, announced Wednesday that he will run for the Costa Mesa City Council. The 64-year-old longtime resident last ran in 2012. Since then, the Queens, N.Y., native has kept active in the...
  • Candace Pert dies at 67; neuroscientist discovered opiate receptor

    Candace Pert dies at 67; neuroscientist discovered opiate receptor
    Shortly before she entered graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in 1970, Candace Pert broke her back in a riding accident. Dulling the pain from her injury with morphine led her to speculate about how the drug exerted its effects on the brain....
  • About Norm Kent

    About Norm Kent
    Norman Elliott Kent, a graduate of Hofstra University, is a publisher and criminal defense attorney based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, handling First Amendment, constitutional rights, and media law cases.  A pioneer in medical necessity defenses for marijuana...
  • Botched robbery leads to N.Y. student's death -- by police

    It wasn't like the movies. Seven of the police officer's bullets hit the robber. An eighth hit a hostage, Andrea Rebello. Both were killed, and a standoff was over. The repercussions, however, had just begun. The death of the 21-year-old Hofstra...
  • PASSINGS: Ben Pleasants, Kenneth Appel

    Ben Pleasants L.A. poet and playwright Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
  • Courant/FRONTLINE Investigation: Raising Adam Lanza

    Courant/FRONTLINE Investigation: Raising Adam Lanza
    Shortly after her move from New Hampshire to Newtown in 1998, Nancy Lanza had good news about her troubled son. "Adam is doing well here, and seems to be enjoying the new school," Lanza wrote to a friend back in Kingston, N.H., in a Feb. 9, 1999, email....
  • Nazareth grad wins $10,000 Fox News College Challenge

     
    Nazareth High School graduate Julia Skrobak will appear on "Fox and Friends" at 8:20 a.m. Friday, along with two other students, as winners of the 2013 "Fox News Channel College Challenge." The three women, who currently are all students at......
  • Missing from his resume- until now: Working on a purpose-driven mission

    Missing from his resume- until now: Working on a purpose-driven mission
    Who:  Kenneth Crooks, of Aventura From: Comcast NBC in Broward County, as area vice president, operations To: The Heart Gallery of Broward as executive director About: Heart Gallery of Broward County is the fifth largest Heart Gallery in the U.S....
  • Gunman Kills 26 At Sandy Hook School In Newtown

    A gunman with a mind for destruction turned the idyllic Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown into a scene of horrific chaos and carnage Friday morning, killing 20 children and six adults, including the school's principal, in the worst shooting at a...
  • Newtown Families Grieve As Medical Examiner Works To Identify Victims In Sandy Hook School Shooting

      The victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings each had between three and 11 wounds, Chief State Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver III said Saturday afternoon. "This is a very devastating set of injuries," Carver said at a press...