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October 24, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
Oxnard investigators are asking for help in finding the assailant who hit another man so hard that he is still suffering severe physical and emotional trauma three months later. Richard Sohovich, a 43-year-old intensive care nurse, took a blow to the head July 20 at Champs Bar on South Victoria Avenue in Oxnard, said Oxnard Police Sgt. Dan Christian.
April 12, 2014 | By Ruben Vives, Richard Winton and Cindy Chang
Comedy Central TV host Daniel Tosh took to Twitter to remember John Winkler, the aspiring TV producer mistakenly killed by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies this week. Winkler worked as a temporary production assistant on Tosh's show, "Tosh.0" "Only had the privilege of working with John Winkler for a short while. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends," Tosh wrote. Winkler, 30, who had recently arrived from Washington state to pursue a career in entertainment, was hit once in the chest when three deputies opened fire on him Monday night at a West Hollywood apartment complex, officials said in a statement.
January 13, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Ari Bloomekatz
A man was in grave condition Monday after being stabbed on an MTA Red Line train following a brief verbal exchange with his assailant, officials said. Security video collected by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority captured a limited view of the attacker, said Sheriff's Transit Det. Keith Schumaker. The victim in his 30s was stabbed about 9:18 a.m. by another rider described as 18 to 24 years old. "There was a verbal exchange," Schumaker said. "Then the suspect produces a weapon and lunged toward the victim with a stabbing motion.
April 11, 2014 | By Cindy Chang, Richard Winton, Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives
Family and friends of the aspiring producer mistakenly killed by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies this week said he was excited to be chasing his Hollywood dream. John Winkler, a 30-year-old TV production assistant who had recently arrived from Washington state to pursue a career in entertainment, was hit once in the chest when three deputies opened fire on him Monday night at a West Hollywood apartment complex, officials said in a statement. Deputies mistook him for an assailant who was holding people hostage at knifepoint in an apartment.
A Moorpark woman stood up on the witness stand Tuesday, pointed to James Linkenauger and said he was the man she had seen beating a woman outside his house on a rainy night last January. "It's him," Nora Reynoso said, rising to her feet in Ventura County Superior Court and pointing directly at Linkenauger. "The one with the striped shirt." Linkenauger, 38, is accused of beating and strangling his wife of two years Jan. 17 after she returned home from a weekend with friends in Las Vegas.
She had just bought a huge, live lobster, and she had fun showing it to a good friend who lived near her in a Fountain Valley apartment complex. She had just returned to her own apartment and put water on to boil the lobster when she heard a noise. A man was in her living room. It was the same man who had raped her 14 months before. He raped her again, then taunted her about the earlier rape. "Remember when I was here before, when I had to wait until your boyfriend left?" he asked her.
May 14, 1985
A San Quentin prison convict was shot and killed by a guard on a gun rail for refusing to halt his stabbing attack on another prisoner, officials said. The guard in an East Block exercise yard saw the assailant pull a homemade knife from a pocket and stab another inmate in the upper midsection, Sgt. Dave Langerman said. The officer ordered the convict to "freeze" but the assailant ignored the order and stabbed the victim in the neck, Langerman said.
October 7, 1987
A 22-year-old student was raped Monday night in a study room at UCLA's University Research Library and her assailant is still at large, campus police said. The rapist grabbed the woman from behind as she sat at a desk on the third floor, then covered her mouth with his hand and dragged her into a private room, according to campus detective Michael Shain. The assailant was not armed. After the 10 p.m. incident, the victim was treated at the UCLA Medical Center and released.
October 30, 1987
A 29-year-old man was listed in fair condition after he was stabbed in the stomach on a downtown street Thursday afternoon. San Diego police said Thomas Schwochert, who was standing at F Street and 10th Avenue, was approached by a man with a knife. The man stabbed Schwochert when he refused to hand over some painkilling drugs. Police said the assailant then got into the passenger side of a waiting car, which sped off.
December 7, 2008 | Ruben Vives
Investigators were searching for a gunman who shot and killed a man Saturday at a bus stop. The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. in the 2100 block of North Long Beach Boulevard, near East Pine Street, said Deputy Bill Brauberger of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Investigators said the assailant walked up to the man and began arguing with him. During the argument, the assailant pulled a gun and fired several shots at the man's chest. The victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
April 10, 2014 | By Joseph Serna, Cindy Chang and Ruben Vives
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot and killed an aspiring TV producer earlier this week while responding to a stabbing and hostage standoff in West Hollywood, officials said Thursday. Sheriff's officials said deputies believed John Winkler, 30, was the attacker when they encountered him at a Palm Avenue apartment complex Monday night. In fact, he was one of three hostages being held inside an apartment by a man with a knife. Three deputies shot Winkler when he rushed out of the apartment with one of the other victims, sheriff's officials said in a statement.
March 29, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
During a packed and sometimes tense four-hour public hearing Saturday, Los Angeles County transportation officials heard a litany of complaints from transit riders who said a proposed Metro fare hike would strain the budgets of students and working-class families. A crowd of more than 500 activists, students and low-wage workers packed Metro's downtown boardroom and spilled into the cafeteria as speaker after speaker pressed elected officials to avoid fare increases or service cutbacks.
March 20, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
UCLA police are searching for a man who sexually battered a student in Westwood outside the Palomar Hotel. The attack occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday outside the hotel at 10740 Wilshire Blvd., according to a statement from the UCLA Police Department. The female student was talking on her cellphone and walking in front of the hotel when a man approached her from behind and forcefully grabbed her, police said. The victim told authorities she turned around and saw the man running toward a newer model, silver sedan parked on Selby Avenue.
March 19, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
BERKELEY - Sen. Rand Paul, a leading critic of the government's domestic spying program, came to the birthplace of the free-speech movement Wednesday to deliver a searing indictment of the intelligence community and call for a sweeping congressional investigation of its activities. Addressing a mostly student audience just off the UC Berkeley campus, the Kentucky Republican suggested the nation's surveillance agencies - "drunk with power" - were running roughshod over the Constitution by prying into the most intimate details of people's lives.
March 13, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING - At least four people were reported dead after knife-wielding assailants stabbed and slashed passers-by Friday morning in Changsha, in China's south-central Hunan province. Witnesses described the assailants as Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking minority from northwestern China's Xinjiang region. Militants from that region were implicated in a knifing rampage March 1 that left 33 people dead at a train station in Kunming, China. 12:15 a.m. update: The death toll from Friday's knife attack in Changsha has reached six. Initial witness reports indicated that members of a Turkic minority from northwestern China could have been involved.
March 1, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
SHANGHAI - At least 28 people died and more than 113 were injured Saturday when a group of assailants wielding large knives stormed into a railway station in southern China and apparently attacked people at random, state-run media reported. President Xi Jinping vowed swift action to punish those responsible for the bloody attack and "suppress terrorists' rampant momentum," the official New China News Agency reported. The agency said separatists from the far western region of Xinjiang were behind the highly unusual and terrifying attack in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province.
March 17, 1998
A man whose tongue was nearly cut off in a fight at a Hollywood apartment was listed in stable condition at a hospital Monday, police said. Jose Garcia, 29, was attacked by a man who knocked him down during a fight in the building at Clinton Street and Heliotrope Drive at 12:45 a.m. Monday. The assailant slashed at his face with a knife or broken bottle, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Arthur Reyna. The assailant fled in a red van, heading north on Heliotrope, Reyna said.
November 5, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein
A Woodrow Wilson High School student was stabbed multiple times on campus, and a classmate was detained for questioning, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. The attack about 1:30 p.m. prompted school officials to lock down the campus for more than an hour as police searched for the assailant. Police said the assailant came up from behind the victim, 17, while he was eating lunch and stabbed him in the face with a screwdriver. Police said the attack may have stemmed from a gang rivalry.
February 25, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Long Beach detectives are searching for a man who allegedly kidnapped a 53-year-old mentally disabled woman from a parking lot last month and sexually assaulted her. Surveillance footage from a nearby business shows the man parking his vehicle at the outdoor lot Jan. 14 about 1:30 a.m. near 15 th Street and Long Beach Boulevard. He walked away from the car and moments later led the victim toward the four-door vehicle. As they got closer to his car, the assailant put his right arm around her and his left hand appeared to be on her, as well.
January 30, 2014 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY -- Since a 2009 coup overthrew the president of Honduras, journalists have been killed, intimidated or silenced with virtual impunity, a new report concludes. In a country with an extraordinarily high murder rate , at least 36 journalists have been killed in the last four years, the report notes, and rarely has a case been seriously investigated, a suspect arrested or anyone punished. “In the new climate of fear, few journalists trust the institutions that should shield them from further violence,” PEN International and several partner groups said in an exhaustive, 89-page study released this month.
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