Livingston (Staten Island)

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Bankrupt Detroit Will Survive the Wolves Howling at its Door

    Ah, Detroit. This morning, saddened by the bleak news of bankruptcy and shame, I pulled from the shelf my worn copy of a book of Detroit legends and re-read my favorite of all, the story the Loup Garou. French 17th century settlers on the shores of Lake St. Clair in the area that is now Grosse Poin ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    'Sadomasochistic' Couple Killed an Arlington Man, Then Stuffed His Body in a Refrigerator

    It was Independence Day 2011 when the boy and his father went to the abandoned shell of a house in rural Ellis County. They hoped they might find the treasure that was rumored to be buried there, but came up empty handed. What they found instead was a refrigerator, which pretty clearly had not been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    As Texas' 500th Execution Approaches, Death Penalty Opponents Ramp Up Calls For Reform

    On an August night in 1998, Douglas Feldman pulled his Harley up next to an 18-wheeler that had just cut him off on a highway in Plano. Feldman shot and killed the driver, Robert Everett, then paused on his way home to murder an Exxon tanker driver named Nicholas Velasquez. A week or so later, he ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Keystone Pipeline Protesters Tie Themselves to Construction Equipment, Halt Work

    Three protesters tied themselves to logging equipment clearing trees for the southern portion of the Keystone pipeline early Wednesday morning. A representative of the group, which calls itself the Tar Sands Blockade, says work on the East Texas site is currently halted. "A caravan of between seven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    'A Pain in the Behind': Council Gets Briefed on Zebra Mussels

    When zebra mussels found their way to Lake Ray Roberts last month, or, more precisely, when wildlife officials found that they had found their way there, Dallas let out a collective "Oh, crap." The invasive bivalves were easy to ignore when they were the plague of the Great Lakes and the Upper Midwe ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2008

    Still an Aryan Blood Brother

    Two murders and two life sentences won't alter one convict's allegiance to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas

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    September 12, 2002

    Life Without Father

    Inmates on Texas' Death Row leave behind immeasurable pain and countless victims--including their own families

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    October 25, 2001

    Bad Apples

    Is a teacher's effort to free two convicted killers a rush to bad judgment?

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Killing machine

    It is 6:07 p.m. John Albert Burks salutes the Oakland Raiders and says goodbye to his friends. Minutes later, he is a dead man. This year's 21st execution.

  • News

    August 1, 1996

    Trail of Tears

    Ruth Smith set out to enshrine a Cherokee battleground and started a war of her own

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    September 21, 1995

    Lost Tribe

    Grand Prairie's Henry Clayton has proclaimed himself chief of the new 'nato Nation. Is he the head of Texas' largest Indian tribe-or an indian impostor?