| Oct 27, 2011
| 10:06 AM
A Westmont man who came over to his estranged wife’s for a family movie night that ended with her strangulation confessed today to her murder.
In a partial plea with DuPage County prosecutors, Ian Alamilla pleaded guilty to the first-degree...
| Dec 13, 2011
When Norwegian Cruise Line today announced ship deployment for the 2013-2014 winter cruising season, it highlighted that it will sail six ships cruising the Caribbean from four different ports. Of note though will be NCL's return to cruising the Mexican...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Avoya Travel has a seven-night cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines, departing New Orleans on Sept. 11 with stops in Costa Maya, Mexico;...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:08 AM
For two decades Gary Hunt has worked to make life better for children in Belize while helping the environment.
It all started with Hunt going on vacation and taking with him a bag filled with school supplies and sharing the items with children...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:55 PM
BELIZE (KTLA) -- FBI agents arrested a woman Wednesday in Belize wanted in connection with a 2010 killing in Palmdale, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Agents apprehended Larene Eleanor Austin, 29, on suspicion of her involvement the shooting death of...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 7:33 AM
A family from Denver is speaking out against American Airlines, after being stranded in Dallas for three days.
Kyle Gosnell says the airline forced him, his wife, and their four-year-old son to leave the airport because his passport was “mutilated....
| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Like so many of us, Prior Walter, the central character in Tony Kushner's epic, two-part, seven-hour masterpiece "Angels in America," once got a warning from his mother. If friends, lovers, those who aspire to be your spiritual or political leaders, get...
| Sep 20, 2009
"Motherless Daughters," "Motherless Mothers," "Mother of My Mother," "Letters From Motherless Daughters": These four books have earned Hope Edelman the title of Mommy Guru. Driving to her home in Topanga Canyon, one has every right (and plenty of time) to...
| Feb 6, 2009
The trappings of the lives of Krystle Marage and her three daughters are not unusual. There are hairbrushes and loofah sponges; Game Boys and skateboards; school books and Bibles; clothes, clothes and more clothes. These days, they have to fit it all...
| Dec 22, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- A federal handgun-smuggling investigation has settled on an unlikely suspect: a veteran Los Angeles police officer, who has now been suspended without pay by the LAPD.
Officer Johnny Baltazar, 49, is also the head of a Central American...
| May 24, 2009
How to Cook a Tapir
A Memoir of Belize
University of Nebraska Press: 294 pp., $24.95
Back in 1962, Joan Fry, an English major, was hungry for adventure. She married an anthropologist and followed him to what is now Belize, to a village deep...
| May 28, 2009
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A powerful earthquake toppled dozens of homes in Honduras and Belize early Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring 40 as terrified residents spilled from their homes across much of Central America.