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  • Second fetish model arrested in Miami animal torture porn case

    MIAMI A second adult fetish model was arrested Wednesday for her role in series of porn videos that Miami-Dade County police say depicted the decapitation of chickens and deaths of other barnyard animals. Stephanie Hird, 29, a South Florida native who...
  • FCAT and opting out: Testing season is underway, and some parents are skipping the exams

    FCAT and opting out: Testing season is underway, and some parents are skipping the exams
    If you have a kid in a Florida public school, you know it's FCAT season, that sometimes-pressurized time when schools administer the state's high-stakes standardized tests. Even if your child didn't tell you, their school certainly did, hosting pep...
  • Miami woman arrested in connection with animal torture video

    MIAMI A Miami woman took fetish pornography to a disturbing extreme, police say repeatedly decapitating live chickens and killing rabbits while engaging in sex acts during the filming of an animal torture video. Sara Zamora, 28, was arrested Friday on...
  • Oberweis' ill-timed Florida trip lets Truax back in the game

     
    Friday's print column Win or lose Tuesday, state Sen. Jim Oberweis will leave us with an object lesson in how not to campaign with a big lead. A Tribune/WGN-TV poll conducted March 1-5 found Oberweis, of Sugar Grove, with a......
  • Ice & Oberweis, your GOP senate race roundup

     
    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Republican strategist and frequent thorn in my side Dan Curry (left), who was struck by falling ice today. Curry received stitches at Northwestern Memorial, and there was concern that he might......
  • Oberweis back in Illinois, addresses questions on wife's voting history

    Oberweis back in Illinois, addresses questions on wife's voting history
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, back in Illinois after a controversial trip to Florida just days before the primary, said Friday that the visit was intended to support his marriage by keeping a commitment to celebrate his wife's...
  • Oberweis' ill-timed Florida trip

     Oberweis' ill-timed Florida trip
    Win or lose Tuesday, state Sen. Jim Oberweis will leave us with an object lesson in how not to campaign with a big lead. A Tribune/WGN-TV poll conducted March 1-5 found Oberweis, of Sugar Grove, with a comfortable 52 percent to 18 percent lead over...
  • Truax tries to turn Oberweis' Florida trip into cash

    Truax tries to turn Oberweis' Florida trip into cash
    WASHINGTON — Doug Truax, trailing in the Republican race for U.S. Senate, has spent his campaign into debt, his newest report showed, as he appealed today for contributions by citing front-runner Jim Oberweis’ decision to spend time in Florida...
  • 'Breaking Bad' contest winner accused of running drug ring

    'Breaking Bad' contest winner accused of running drug ring
    This just might be a case of life imitating art: On Thursday, Florida officials announced that they arrested a "Breaking Bad" contest winner on suspicion of helping run a nationwide drug ring out of his home. However, instead of making meth, like the...
  • Keeping up with Common Core insanity

    Keeping up with Common Core insanity
    And the insanity over Common Core continues. Gov. Rick Scott's weekend pandering backfired. Cursive is suddenly a hot new skill in our high-tech world. And paranoia that Common Core is an attempt to dumb down education is met with recommendations to ......
  • Florida high school to remove name of early KKK leader

    A Florida high school that was named in the 1950s after a 19th century white supremacist and now has a majority black student enrollment will soon have a new name for its 21st century community. Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville will...
  • Delbert Tibbs dies at 74; exonerated man's life defined by time on death row

    After Delbert Tibbs dropped out of a Chicago seminary in 1972, he went on the road, walking, hopping freight trains and taking odd jobs across the U.S. One day in early 1974, police stopped him near Ocala, Fla., and questioned him about a crime 220...