April 23, 2017

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — The Belleville Police Department has 33 teddy bears to give to scared children because a little girl was inspired by a book found at a yard sale.

"Especially kids that have lost something special or someone special, they need a bear," says Noa Grace Welborn, 7, of…

Boutique owner gets help during cancer treatment

April 22, 2017

HOUSTON — Operating a clothing boutique normally requires long hours and stamina.

The Houston Chronicle reports Alexandra Kaldis Venzke had neither of those last year when she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.

Venzke, 31, owns a clothing boutique called Sultana’s Daughter in…

Church keeps alive Easter Rock, a tradition begun by slaves

April 21, 2017

WINNSBORO, La. — "Oh when the saints go marching in," a single voice calls out in the dimmed sanctuary of Original True Light Baptist Church in Winnsboro.

"Oh when the saints go marching in," a dozen voices echo.

The hymn continues a cappella with Emma Hagan calling it and the voices…

Baked muffin frittatas are quick, easy customizable treat

April 19, 2017

I recently became obsessed with these little crustless quiches.

They're more frittata but everyone who eats them likens them to quiche. However defined, they are quick and easy to prepare and can be filled with any of your favorite cheese, vegetable and/or meat combos.

Make sure that your…