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April 17, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Police have arrested a man linked to a series of apparently random highway shootings that have terrorized drivers in the Kansas City area, officials said Thursday evening. Officers swarmed a home in Grandview, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, and towed away a green Dodge Neon with Illinois plates after apprehending the suspect Thursday. Police Chief Darryl Forte would not confirm the man's name or whether he was the only one suspected of carrying out a least a dozen shootings near a tangle of freeway interchanges known to local residents as the "Grandview Triangle.
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SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
A mugshot of former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb is making its rounds on the Internet and social media. AZ Family, an affiliate of KTVK-3TV in Phoenix, tweeted out the former NFL quarterback's mugshot on Thursday, saying it had been released  by the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office. MCSO has released a mugshot of former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb. More details to come. pic.twitter.com/QpnNVMV2IR - AZ Family (@azfamily) April 17, 2014 According to TMZ.com, the mugshot comes from a DUI arrest back in January.
NATIONAL
April 17, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Since the bullets began to fly on freeways here, Taylor Stevens has stuck to the back roads. Rikki Rohret keeps her eyes on the overpasses. Behind the wheel, Joe Miller tries not to think about being an anonymous gunman's next victim. Somebody has been firing at vehicles, a serial triggerman who police warned seemed to be randomly targeting motorists, declaring his own misguided war against his fellow drivers. Since the shootings began in March, police have linked at least a dozen incidents along the network of freeways that connect this Midwestern city, which sees itself as a genteel cousin of Rome for its fountains, or Paris for its boulevards, not as some hulking U.S. city where an armed man could run amok.
WORLD
April 16, 2014 | By Richard Fausset and Cecilia Sanchez
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's drug and corruption crackdown intensified this week with the arrests of the reputed second in command of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and the mayor of a Michoacan city once controlled by the Knights Templar criminal gang. The detention Tuesday of Uriel Chavez Mendoza, the mayor of Apatzingan, could help government officials persuade the “self-defense” militias in the western state of Michoacan to comply with a newly minted agreement to disband by May 10. Tension between the armed citizen militias and the Knights Templar, a cult-like criminal organization, has made Michoacan one of the most sensitive security problems for the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 17-year-old student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making threats against a charter-school teacher in Point Loma and a middle school in Clairemont via social media. The boy was taken to Juvenile Hall on a possible charge of making a terrorist threat after the postings were discovered by authorities. A search of his family's home found no weapons, the San Diego Police Department said. The nature of the threats was not disclosed. ALSO: Rizzo gets 12 years in prison, must pay $8.8 million in Bell scandal Jay Z, Mayor Eric Garcetti expected to announce music festival Top Centinela official says FBI probing superintendent's high salary tony.perry@latimes.com Twitter: @LATsandiego
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Police sought more possible victims Tuesday after arresting a man they say has a sexual obsession with socks and has stalked Murrieta schools and other places where children gather. Alexis Edmundo Garcia, 31, was arrested Friday on suspicion of child pornography and child annoyance, according to the Murrieta Police Department. Garcia, of Murrieta, was seen driving up to girls as young as 11 and striking up conversations focused on the socks they were wearing, police said. Their investigation led them to believe the alleged obsession was sexual.
WORLD
April 15, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
A 14-year-old Dutch girl, whose Twitter message to American Airlines was interpreted as a terrorist threat, has been freed after a brief arrest and confronted with a worldwide barrage of tweets debating whether she was a victim of security excess or an "idiot" for performing the stunt. The girl, identified only as Sarah, was briefly taken into custody Monday, a day after she sent a tweet to @AmericanAir with the message: “hello my name is Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye. " The airline responded swiftly: "Sarah, we take these threats very seriously.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
A teenage boy faces felony assault and conspiracy charges after egging a 60-year-old homeless woman who was praying on the sidewalk in Lancaster. A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy witnessed the alleged attack about 1 p.m. Monday near Sierra Highway and Jackson Avenue and arrested the teen, whom authorities did not identify. Two other teen males who were waiting in a nearby vehicle were also arrested. All three are minors. The woman, who was struck once in her chest, complained of pain, but declined medical treatment, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Police have arrested a 31-year-old man accused of killing his former employer in a dispute over money in Beverly Crest, authorities said. Angelo Armani Eppolito-Autry, 28, was found about 4 p.m. Saturday with gunshot wounds by a business associate in the entryway of his studio apartment in the 10000 block of Westwanda Drive in Beverly Crest, said LAPD Det. Mark Morgan. Residents said they heard gunshots about 3:30 p.m. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for evey victim Eppolito-Autry was a contractor who hired people to help him carry out various construction jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Diana Marcum
A nearly yearlong investigation has led to the dismantling of a drug organization that distributed narcotics from Mexico to the Central Valley, and from there all over the country, authorities said Monday. At a Fresno news conference, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said that a task force led by the Department of Justice had arrested 11 people and seized 56 pounds of methamphetamine, four kilograms of cocaine, 942 marijuana plants, one vehicle and nearly $269,000 in cash. The alleged network was known as the Magana organization and Harris said it was based in Tulare County.
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