Roscoe mom pleads guilty to having sex with son’s 12-year-old friend
By Jim HagertyReporterROCKFORD - A Roscoe woman, on Wednesday, pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old boy.Gina M. Colwell, 41, pleaded guilty to a single count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a charge she faced in a four-cou
How to Read the Newspaper
I used to be a newspaper editor, a cog in the wheel of the dreaded “mainstream media.” I’ve written for the New York and Washington newspapers, and even — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — Politico. And the checks go both ways: I am a paid-up subscriber to the New York Times. Call me an enemy of the people. Here’s a little secret for you: The news ain’t fake. (Mostly ...
How Skipping Church Affects Our Children
In a Q&A, Carl Trueman was asked about why churches today are losing their young people. Typical answers to this question range from things like the temptations of this world or the irrelevance…
7 Questions To Ask On An Assisted Living Tour
7 top things to look for on your assisted living tour: Can you envision yourself or your loved one feeling comfortable living here? Do you have a warm feeling being in the community? Do the people look happy and engaged? Are residents socializing with other and engaged in programs or activities? Did you sample a meal? Does the community have all the latest safety features? Is the person giving the tour really listening to you? Is there anything about the assisted living community that makes it stand out from the others you visited?
Lancaster woman found dead in her vehicle from apparent suicide: police
A woman was found dead in her vehicle on Friday night in the parking lot of Giant in West Lampeter Township, according to police.
Fall River Wonders: How did cotton cloth get made in Fall River's historic mills?
FALL RIVER – Reader Ronald Bernardo wrote in to “Fall River Wonders” to say he remembers seeing bales of cotton being offloaded from
'We're just pawns.' FMC employees must wait for pay
While correctional officer Heidi Wiplinger has gone through three government shutdowns in her 12 years at the Federal Medical Center, this one feels different.
Answer Man: Newspaper clippings in the voting booth?
Editor’s note: A reader asks about what’s acceptable in the voting booth. Luckily, the Answer Man fielded this same question in November 2010.
TMS International announces Sedalia location
Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, business leaders, citizens and other government officials crowded into the Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County office Wednesday morning to hear the announcement of a new business in
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