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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A Santa Clarita man is using the allure of fancy job titles and elaborate personal stories to seduce women then steal from them, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say. Authorities are seeking women who have come across Jeffrey Elvington, 39, of Saugus, who officials say has been using online dating sites for the last two years to deceive women into trusting him before he steals from them. Elvington was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of grand theft and burglary after he allegedly stole and used a woman's credit card.
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NATIONAL
March 29, 2013 | By John Glionna
LAS VEGAS - The spiral of former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks continued with his arrest near Barstow on Thursday night on charges including resisting arrest and throwing objects. The incident came just hours after state lawmakers in Carson City, Nev., expelled him from office in an unprecedented move, calling him “potentially dangerous.” Officials say the 41-year-old Brooks was arrested about 7 p.m. on Interstate 15 at Stoddard Wells Road. He is being held in the San Bernardino County Jail in Rancho Cucamonga on $100,000 bail, jail officials told the Los Angeles Times.
NATIONAL
March 27, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
The popular cable TV series “Breaking Bad,” now in its climactic fifth and final season, is keeping much of America on the edge of its couch, with fans anxiously guessing how the show will end. Xavier Macafee might have taken that anticipation a tad too far, New Mexico officials told the Los Angeles Times. The 29-year-old Albuquerque man was arrested last week, accused of burglarizing the car of "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston in late December. Officials say he stole a script for the series, which is set in New Mexico.
NEWS
August 29, 2010 | By Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Paris Hilton and Cy Waits mug shotsAn attorney for Paris Hilton and her boyfriend -- who were arrested in Las Vegas late Friday -- urged the public not to rush to judge the pair. Hilton and Cy Waits, in a Cadillac Escalade, were pulled over by Las Vegas police, who said they smelled marijuana. Officers found a small amount of cocaine inside Hilton's purse, police said at a press conference Saturday. Hilton flew back to her home in Los Angeles and has not made a comment. Her attorney, David Chesnoff, released a statement urging people not to make a "rush to judgment.
NEWS
April 19, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - President Obama announced the end of “an important chapter” late Friday night in the Boston Marathon bombing with the arrest of a fugitive suspect. But Obama said the search is just beginning to find out why the attack was launched and who may have been involved.  “The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers,” he said, explicitly classifying the alleged perpetrators of the crime as “terrorists.” Whatever “hateful agenda” propelled the attackers, Obama said, it “cannot prevail.” “They have already failed,” he said, because  Americans refused to be terrified and intimidated.
SPORTS
June 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Adam "Pacman" Jones' streak of steering clear of trouble with the law since signing with the Cincinnati Bengals back in 2010 seems to have come to an end. He apparently reported the news of his own arrest Monday morning on Twitter: Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for .... - ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) June 10, 2013   Mike Florio of NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Jones would be turning himself in to authorities later in the day after an alleged incident at a bar Thursday following a Cincinnati Reds game.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Chris Brown, who sat in jail over the weekend since his arrest after authorities revoked his probation, is expected to face a judge Monday - the same judge who on Friday ordered him held without bail, according to L.A. Now . The R&B singer was arrested at a Malibu rehab facility where the court had ordered to remain even after completing 90 days of court-ordered treatment for anger management. The 90 days came after Brown was arrested in October in Washington, D.C., on suspicion of assault while on probation related to his 2009 pre-Grammys assault against then-girlfriend Rihanna.
SPORTS
September 5, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Ben Bolch
Lamar Odom is receiving treatment for issues related to his recent arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a source close to the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. People.com reported that the former Lakers and Clippers star has checked into an undisclosed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. [12:39 p.m. update : A person close to Odom, who would not speak publicly, said Thursday that he has not checked into a rehab facility.]
NATIONAL
January 31, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Officials are searching for two people in the slaying of a Texas prosecutor outside the Kaufman County Courthouse Thursday morning. Mark Hasse, 57, was shot to death after getting out of his car on his way to work, witnesses said. Authorities offered a $36,000 reward for information leading to arrests in the case, and said they expected the amount to double by Friday. Hasse was an assistant district attorney in Kaufman County. Investigators were sifting through his cases for clues.
NATIONAL
December 5, 2011 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether a Secret Service agent can be held liable for arresting a Colorado man who confronted then-Vice President Dick Cheney and told him his "policies in Iraq are disgusting. " The justices will consider an issue potentially significant to all Americans — whether they can criticize public officials without fear of arrest. But the case before the court is complicated in two ways. First, it involves Secret Service agents who have a special duty to act quickly and decisively to protect the president and vice president from harm.
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