| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Sundance Channel chief Sarah Barnett opened her Television Critics Assn. session Saturday by promising the crowd more zombies -- the Gallic walking dead of "The Returned."
Sundance scored a buzzy hit last year by running the French series "The Returned,"...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Midlothian police officials are asking for the public's help to find an 89-year-old man suffering from cancer and a mental disability who was last seen on Nov. 16.
Edwin Stahl was last seen leaving Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn when he was...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:30 PM
When Tina Kinser showed up at the Fullerton police station Saturday morning she had a flashback to the summer of 2011.
Almost everything seemed the same. The demands for justice blaring out of bullhorns. The people holding signs with pictures of her...
| Jan 18, 2014
The controversial Kelly Thomas case prompted more outrage this week. After an Orange County jury found two former Fullerton police officers not guilty in the death of a schizophrenic homeless man, dozens of letter writers responded heatedly with their...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:38 PM
One of the true-false questions I put to my college journalism students is drawn from their textbook.
The statement on the quiz is: "Concern for bias-free language betrays an overly zealous political correctness."
The correct answer to this is False....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
As a reporter, Erika Hayasaki covered disasters and American tragedies, but it wasn't until she took a college course on death that she began to understand the difference between the good and the bad way to end.
The class was called "Death in...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:28 AM
A man who was exonerated last month in an alleged 2002 rape at the Daley Center was briefly jailed Sunday because police thought he was an unregistered sex offender, according to his lawyer.
Russell Ainsworth, who represented Carl Chatman in his...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Illinois State Police removed Carl Chatman's name from the sex offender registry this morning, following notification that Chatman had been exonerated in an alleged 2002 rape at the Daley Center and, thus, should not have been on the website.
| Nov 23, 2013
| 2:56 PM
More than 3,500 inmates in Virginia jails have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness.
"Mental Illness in Jails," a report released this month by the state's Compensation Board, showed a 17 percent increase in the number over last year.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:12 AM
The trial of two Fullerton police officers accused in the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas is set to get underway Monday.
Former Fullerton officer Manuel Ramos, 39, is charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Former Cpl. Jay...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:49 PM
The state's local and regional jails are currently not equipped to provide the services that their mentally ill inmates would receive in a community setting, according to the Office of the State Inspector General's 2013 report, "A Review of Mental...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Buried in the thousands of pages of police reports released Friday into the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details about Adam Lanza's mental health and his treatment have emerged, revealing that he was seen at the Yale Child Study Center in...