Q&A: Top cop Vernon Hale

If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because his name has been in the news a lot — he was a spokesman for the department for two years.

Sparkling wines and Mom’s 7-layer brownies

Call it what you will: Champagne, sparkling wine, bubbly, Cava or Prosecco. But whatever you call it, this is the time of year when the wine with all the fizzy stuff gets the most attention.

True Crime: Arson on the front porch

Martha Lara and her daughter had called it a night, and curled into bed on a chilly mid-October evening. What they woke up to would be quite shocking and unnerving.

Holiday traditions stink

What legitimate delicacy is soaked in lye, gives off a stench reminiscent of rancid meat, jiggles on the plate in the manner of a glob of greasy gelatin, and tastes like something I would never eat except under threat of death?