Healing continues 30 years after prom night murders

More than three decades after the 1989 murders of her mother, stepfather and two sisters, Jessi Toronjo shares her emotional journey from a scared child to a woman intent on maintaining justice for her family.
Load more
Read full article on:
unread news
unread news
NBA Finals seems likely to land in Los Angeles and Milwaukee
SportsPulse: The All-Star break may have just passed but Mackenzie Salmon, Jeff Zillgitt and Mark Medina aren't afraid to pull out their crystal balls and look deep into the NBA playoffs.
You might have to prove your identity to get Michigan tax refund
Tax filers can expect to answer quizzes or prove their identity as the IRS and state governments try to crack down on ID theft-related tax fraud.
Is the Gym Open Today? Presidents Day Hours at Planet Fitness, Equinox, Crunch and More
As the country celebrates U.S. presidents from the past and the present, we look at which gym venues are open on the national holiday.
Which Restaurants Are Open on Presidents Day? McDonald's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-fil-A, and More
Foodies will be happy this federal holiday as the majority of America's favorites are open.
Presidents Day Grocery Store Hours: When Publix, Whole Foods and Target Are Open
While Presidents Day, or Washington's Birthday as it's officially known, is a federal holiday, most stores should stay open.
Are Banks Open on Presidents Day? Bank of America, Chase, Capital One Bank, Wells Fargo
While most banks are affected by federal holidays like Presidents Day, some in-store branches will stay open.
Presidents' Day Sales: Deals at Walmart, Best Buy, Macy's and More
Spend the Federal holiday saving money with these big retailers
Family therapist Amie Harwick killed in Hollywood Hills, police say
Police said Harwick died after falling from a third-floor balcony. There was evidence of a forced entry and struggle inside her home, they said.
Tim Tebow flirted with XFL before choosing the Mets grind
PORT ST. LUCIE — Tim Tebow’s passion for baseball remains high enough that he’s willing to weather at least another spring training and presumably minor league season for a shot at the big leagues. But the former Heisman Trophy winner also dropped a hint Sunday that he might be nearing his threshold on waiting for...
Kawhi Leonard wins inaugural Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP Award
Kawhi Leonard was the recipient of the newly-renamed Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP Award with a 30-point performance in Team LeBron's victory.
Kobe Bryant tribute sets off unprecedented NBA All-Star Game
CHICAGO — In the end, the big number was 157 to honor Kobe Bryant during Sunday’s All-Star Game. The new Bryant-inspired scoring system didn’t elevate the defensive intensity at the All-Star Game until the all-important fourth quarter when it became ferocious, foul-plagued, controversial, chaotic and thrilling. A total of 157 points wound up as the...
Americans quarantined on Diamond Princess cruise ship over coronavirus flown to US; more than 40 left behind
Hundreds of American passengers who had been quarantined on the coronavirus-infected Diamond Princess cruise ship left Japan Monday on two State Department-chartered planes en route to the United States -- but some 46 infected Americans remained behind.
Team LeBron edges Team Giannis on final free throw to win thrilling NBA All-Star Game
A new scoring format produced a thrilling fourth quarter, with both squads going all-out down the stretch before Team LeBron notched a 157-155 win.
Thailand records one new case of coronavirus: health official
Thailand records one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 35 since January, a senior health official said on Monday.
Team LeBron wins All-Star game on Anthony Davis free throw
Anthony Davis made the second of two free-throw attempts to clinch a 157-155 victory for Team LeBron in the NBA All-Star game Sunday. Kawhi Leonard was MVP.
Jalaiah Harmon, the teen who created the viral Renegade dance, performed at the NBA All-Star game
Jalaiah performed in front of thousands of people at Chicago's United Center.
Two homes collapse in landslide along the Tennessee River
Two homes collapsed over the weekend in a landslide along the Tennessee River, according to the Hardin County Fire Department.
Brad Marchand disses Rangers’ Ryan Lindgren after ugly hit
Bruins forward Brad Marchand crosschecked Ryan Lindgren during the second period of Boston’s 3-1 win Sunday at the Garden. He then took another verbal shot at the Rangers’ defenseman after the game Lindgren had shoved Bruins star Patrice Bergeron before Marchand was penalized for a retaliatory crosscheck. “I didn’t even know he was here,” Marchand...
GM Is Pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand
GM has 828 employees in Australia and New Zealand and another 1,500 in Thailand
Democratic candidates ramp up efforts in Nevada as early voting begins
Early voting lines wrapped around sites and attacks on Michael Bloomberg by his opponents ramped up as the Democratic presidential candidates fight for the fickle attention of Nevada voters.
Hope springs eternal
These Yankees better be ready for grilling on Astros saga
TAMPA — With Yankees position players reporting to camp Monday, they can expect to be grilled about the Astros’ sign-stealing saga which may have cost the Yankees a trip to the 2017 World Series and people inside the organization believe played a role in Jose Altuve’s ALCS ending homer in Game 6 last year off...
Celebrate 32 Years, Seven Months, and Six Days of the Fat Boys and the Beach Boys’ Cover of “Wipe Out” by Watching the Music Video
Let’s hear it for the Boys.
Drew Carey's ex-fiancée Amie Harwick murdered, ex-boyfriend arrested, police say
Dr. Amie Harwick, the ex-fiancée of comic and "The Price Is Right" host Drew Carey, was found dead in a Hollywood Hills neighborhood, and an ex-boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of murder, police told multiple news outlets Sunday.
Disney actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who appeared in 'Queen of Katwe,' dead at 15
Nikita Pearl Waligwa died Saturday following a brain tumor.
Japan keeps high coronavirus alert as more citizens return from China
Japan evacuated more citizens from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak on Monday, while the disease's spread prompted a hospital to stop accepting new patients and raised the possibility of restricting participants at next month's Tokyo Marathon.
Devils’ wild day of trades capped by ‘emotional’ win
NEWARK, N.J. — While there has been a lot written about No. 1 overall draft selections Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes being the New Jersey Devils’ future, there is no doubt rookie goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood is the club’s best player. Blackwood made a career-high 52 saves and stopped six of seven attempts in the shootout...
Elliott: L.A. Wildcats show heart and feed off crowd's energy in home debut
The Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL draw quite an energetic response from their new fans, something the Chargers have missed out since their return to L.A.
1 h
Country singer Daniel Lee Martin found dead amid child sex abuse charges
Country singer Daniel Lee Martin committed suicide in his Florida home as he faced child sex abuse charges back in Tennessee, according to authorities. Deputies at the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office found Martin, 54, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Friday as they attempted to serve him multiple warrants stemming from the charges, a...
1 h
Red Sox cheating probe ‘developments’ delay decision
NORTH PORT, Fla. — “Development” is a fine word for movie scripts and young athletes. Less so if it refers to someone investigating you. And that’s where the Red Sox find themselves. Rob Manfred said Sunday that his office’s look into allegations the champion 2018 Sawx illegally stole signs had lasted longer than he originally...
1 h
Backstory - 'This is a special time': Reporting from the edge of China's virus lockdown
It was a late afternoon on a blue-sky day in Jiujiang, a city that borders Hubei, the central Chinese province worst hit by the coronavirus.
1 h
A Continent on Fire, “The Server”, West Side Story
Climate change’s role in Australia’s fires; Then, President Trump, CrowdStrike and “the server;” And, “West Side Story”: The 2020 take on a Broadway classic
1 h
What's on TV Monday, Feb. 17: 'All American' on The CW
What's on TV Monday, Feb. 17: 'All American' on The CW; America's Got Talent finale; Washington; Independent Lens: We Believe in Dinosaurs; American Rescue Dog Show
1 h
Bernie Sanders Interrupted by Topless Anti-Diary Industry Protesters Pouring Fake Blood on Themselves During Nevada Rally
"Bernie I'm your biggest supporter and I'm here to ask you to stop propping up the dairy industry and stop propping up animal agriculture," said Priya Sawhney, of the protesters.
1 h
Scott Brown fell just short of a Masters-qualifying performance
Scott Brown's parents have a house next to Augusta National. Had he won, he would have been eligible for the Masters this year.
1 h
Nets’ possible lineup strategy with Kyrie Irving lingering
The Nets will come out of the All-Star break having already played nearly two-thirds of the schedule, and still trying to figure out their best rotations and lineups for the final third. Once Kyrie Irving returns from his latest injury, it will give the Nets an enviable trio of lead guards to work with —...
1 h
Ugandan Disney actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa dead at age 15 of brain tumor
Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who played a memorable role in “Queen of Katwe,” a 2016 flick about an Ugandan chess prodigy, died at a hospital near the country’s capital, Kampala.
1 h
Harvey Weinstein’s case might be too weak to convict: Devine
The trial of Harvey Weinstein has provided ample evidence that he is a grotesque pig lacking empathy for the many women he preyed upon, but probably not enough to prove he should be convicted as a rapist. Prepare for an acquittal or a deadlock after the jury goes out Tuesday, because anyone who has sat...
1 h
Steve Hilton calls on Trump to 'blow up bureaucracy, decimate the civil service' in second term
Steve Hilton railed against what he called the Democrats' attacks on President Trump in his opening monologue on "The Next Revolution" Sunday, calling on the president to "blow up bureaucracy" if he wins reelection.
2 h
Novel coronavirus death toll tops 1,770 as US passengers on quarantined cruise ship fly home
The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus has risen to 1,770, with an additional 100 deaths reported Sunday in Hubei, the Chinese province at the center of the outbreak.
2 h
Julio Teheran begins anew in fresh start with the Angels
Julio Teheran parted ways with the Braves, who had helped develop him since he was 16 in Colombia. The 29-year-old starts over with the Angels this spring.
2 h
Robinson Cano eyeing vintage campaign with Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE — Robinson Cano was a model of health, until he arrived to the Mets. Limited to 107 games last year — the fewest of his career beyond the PED suspension that cost him half the season in 2018 — the Mets second baseman said he spent much of the offseason trying to...
2 h
Bloomberg takes heat from primary rivals on Sunday political talk shows
Mike Bloomberg was in the crosshairs of other Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday — with his rivals going on TV to slam his big-budget national ad blitz, past policies and controversial remarks. “The point is that $60 billion can buy you a lot of advertising, but it can’t erase your record,” former Vice President Joe...
2 h
Katie Waldman and Stephen Miller Wed at Trump Hotel
Katie Waldman, Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, marries Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to President Trump, at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
2 h
Top European Union general: Libya mission is key test
2 h
Scramble to track Cambodia cruise ship passengers after coronavirus case reported
Holland America Line said it is working with governments and health experts to track passengers who disembarked from its Westerdam cruise ship docked in Cambodia after an American woman tested positive for coronavirus in Malaysia.
2 h
Trump attends wedding of Stephen Miller
The president returned from the Daytona 500 for the event.
2 h
Sales for refrigerated dog-food makers soar
The divide between dogs and their owners has never been so small — and a fast-growing niche of gourmet pet-food makers is cashing in. Demand for refrigerated pet foods, which must be devoured within days of purchase and are often advertised as good enough for humans, is surging as owners grow increasingly concerned about their...
2 h