CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2008 |
An unruly airline passenger who had to be duct-taped to his seat during a trip from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was indicted Thursday on federal charges of assault and interfering with flight crew members. The FBI said James Allen Cameron, 49, of Anaheim is accused of hitting at least one cabin attendant and interfering with other crew members during a United Airlines flight that landed at Los Angeles International Airport on April 23. Authorities alleged he was so belligerent and verbally abusive that crew members strapped him to his seat for a portion of the flight.
April 25, 2012 |
Deion Sanders has been cited for misdemeanor assault in connection with an altercation with his estranged wife, Pilar Sanders, who spent Monday night in jail and also was charged with misdemeanor assault as a result of the same incident. Pilar Sanders was arrested Monday, with her husband tweeting that she and a friend had attacked him in front of their children at their home in the Dallas suburb of Prosper. He also posted a photo of the boys filling out a police report against their mother, which was later removed from his Twitter feed.
April 14, 2002
James Flanigan stated a very real fact: No industry was hit as severely as travel ["Hotel Industry's Plan Confirm Recovery--and More," March 31]. But within the industry, travel agents have been battered on all fronts. During the days following Sept. 11, we did most of the airlines' work--for no profit--simply out of the desire to assist during a crisis. Yet the airlines' assault on U.S. travel agencies continues unabated. Their actions draw little attention. The major U.S. air carriers recently dropped commissions to U.S. travel agencies to zero.
March 6, 2008 |
A former paramedic was sentenced in Standish to between 40 months and 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old while she was being taken to a hospital. David Spresny, 43, was found guilty in January of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. The girl, who was hurt in a traffic accident, said she was molested while strapped to a backboard in the ambulance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2012 |
An attorney for Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante is asking an Orange County Superior Court judge to dismiss sexual assault and battery charges against his client, saying the district attorney made "inflammatory" statements to the media. Bustamante, who resigned his post in the county's public works department following an internal investigation into his workplace behavior, is charged with sexually assaulting women in his county office over an eight-year period. James Riddet, Bustamante's attorney, alleges that the conduct of the district attorney's office is "so egregious" that the only remedy is to dismiss the case because it denies Bustamante a fair trial.
May 19, 2013 |
BEIRUT - Syrian forces launched a large-scale assault Sunday on the city of Qusair, a rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border, in the government's latest effort to push back opposition fighters from strategic areas of the country. The opposition said fighters from Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group allied with the Syrian government, took part in the siege. Hezbollah did not confirm its involvement. The onslaught commenced with shelling shortly after midnight and continued for hours, with artillery strikes and airborne bombardment targeting both the city and rebel-controlled suburbs, opposition activists said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1997
Re "Lungren Assault Gun Policy Attacked," Dec. 17: With the lawsuit by Handgun Control Inc. to push Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren to enforce the Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 comes the real possibility that the state of California may soon be compelled to jail thousands of gun owners not because they committed a crime but because they happen to own a legally purchased brand-name semiautomatic rifle. Knowing how full the prisons are already, the only logical way to make room for these thousands of legislated "criminals" will be to let an equal number of violent criminals back out on the street.
May 19, 1989 |
A high school hockey player charged with assaulting another player during a game with his stick was found innocent today. The Delta County District Court jury returned its verdict after two days of testimony and less than two hours of deliberations. Frank Sliva Jr., a senior at Escanaba High School, was charged with assault and battery as well as aggravated assault after he hit another player during a Jan. 14 game. Judge Robert DeGrand on Thursday dropped the more serious aggravated assault charge for lack of evidence.
December 10, 2008 |
A New York City police officer warned a tattoo parlor worker that if he reported being sodomized with a baton during his arrest, officers would lock him up for a felony, prosecutors said. The Brooklyn district attorney announced an indictment charging Officers Richard Kern, Alex Cruz and Andrew Morales with felonies linked to the Oct. 15 incident. Kern was charged with aggravated sexual abuse and assault; Cruz and Morales with hindering prosecution and official misconduct. They pleaded not guilty.
December 7, 1985 |
A confirmed AIDS victim who allegedly spat on four police officers during a traffic arrest was charged Friday with assault with intent to murder. John Richards of Davison was charged with the felony warrant and held in county jail because "it appears the man knows he has AIDS and was trying to transmit it by spitting on the officers," said assistant Genesee County prosecutor John McGraw.