| Oct 30, 2012
| 9:02 AM
SAN DIEGO - After spending nearly two years in one of the most notorious prisons in Central America for a crime he did not commit, Jason Puracal was set free.
Monday afternoon the 35-year-old and his sister thanked the California Innocence Project of San...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:37 AM
CHARLEVOIX -- Ten members of St. Mary's Church will be leaving on Friday, May 4, for a Nicaraguan medical mission trip. They will be accompanying experienced delegates from the Gaylord Diocese who have been going to Matagalpa, Nicaragua, since 2004.
| May 14, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Teacher Pat Kurtz recently returned from a five-week visit to Nicaragua and is now sharing her experience with the magnet students at Boonsboro Elementary School.
She spent part of her time there teaching in a school.
The students in both...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:38 AM
WHITTIER, Calif. (KTLA) -- A mortuary mix-up has turned into a contentious lawsuit, after a woman was dressed in someone else's clothes -- and then buried in someone else's casket -- in a cemetery thousands of miles from where she was supposed to be...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:30 PM
The numbers were impressive: 100 employees of Advance Auto Parts packing meals for 10,000 people. And all in less than two hours.
An event Thursday afternoon at Valley View Mall in Roanoke included the sounds of a bluegrass band, the fast hands of...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Oh, how glorious it is to actually go someplace this winter and not have to worry about the weather. Last year, from Thanksgiving to Easter, it was a quick trip to town for supplies and back home again before the roads blew shut. We felt like marooned...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 2:31 PM
A 35-year-old Tacoma man who has been jailed in Nicaragua since August 2010 won a court appeal that annuled his conviction and was released from prison Thursday, family public relations representative Brad Chase confirmed.
“I can confirm that the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Every day in his cell in one of the most notorious prisons in Latin America, an American father wrote a letter to his little boy. Jason Puracal would tuck the papers away, trying to fight the fear that his son might grow up never knowing his dad.
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Since last summer, a former Peace Corpsvolunteer from Tacoma, Washington has been wasting away in a Nicaraguan prison, wrongfully convicted of international drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime, his supporters say.
A growing chorus of...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Salisbury senior Tiffany Libenfinger recently had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua for her senior project.
Libenfinger and her church, Oak Dale Mennonite Church, had in the past made and shipped blankets overseas to struggling countries....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Five students from Northern State University are southern bound for Nicaragua on Sunday as a part of an alternative break trip.
Along with Bart Carithers, director of student activities, the representatives will spend their time with the Las Mercedes...