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October 31, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Dist. Atty. David Roger said in Las Vegas that authorities have reopened their investigation into a cocktail waitress' claim that a Republican congressman running for governor assaulted her in a parking garage after a night of drinking. Roger said the case involving Rep. Jim Gibbons -- which had been closed after the waitress, Chrissy Mazzeo, dropped her complaint -- is under investigation again.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Thirty-three students attending the city's public schools were suspended for sexually assaulting classmates in the first five months of the school year, a sharp increase from the same period last year, according to district documents. The 33 suspensions stemmed from 25 separate incidents, five of which involved more than one student assailant. The documents showed that two of the incidents took place at elementary schools, 17 at middle schools and six at high schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2003 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A picketing supermarket employee was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attacking a truck driver who was trying to make a delivery to an Albertsons market in Fullerton. Robert Haeberle, 45, of Orange was taken to Fullerton City Jail, where he was booked on suspicion of assault, vandalism and making terrorist threats, said Lt. Doug Cave, a spokesman for the Fullerton Police Department. The altercation occurred about 8 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1996
Sheriff's investigators on Sunday asked for the public's assistance in finding a man who assaulted the manager of a local diner during an unsuccessful robbery attempt. The incident occurred about 4:50 p.m. Sunday at Clifton's Cafe, which is in the 24100 block of Paseo de Valencia in an unincorporated part of Laguna Hills. A sheriff's spokesman said the manager was summoned into the cafe's restroom by the would-be robber, who then demanded money.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Busta Rhymes was charged Thursday with misdemeanor assault stemming from a man's complaint that the hip-hop star had beaten him in a dispute over money. Rhymes, 34, turned himself in and was booked on the misdemeanor charge at a Manhattan police station Wednesday night, police Lt. John Grimpel said. He was released Thursday on $3,500 bail for the third-degree assault charge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
The manager of a fast-food restaurant followed a disgruntled customer to another restaurant, threw a cup of liquid at the woman and injured her son, authorities said. Burger King manager Mark Martin was cited for assault Sunday and released, San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Edna Ito said. Martin and Carolyn Blake argued after he told the woman and her son that breakfast was not served after 10:30 a.m.; Blake insisted she was in line before the cutoff time, Ito said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A Laguna Hills man is to be arraigned today on kidnapping and assault charges after his DNA was matched to evidence in an October incident at a Midway City gas station, officials said. Vernon Lee Fiene, 38, is being held on $1-million bail at Orange County Jail, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
Russell Crowe pleaded guilty in New York Friday to third-degree assault, admitting to a judge that he threw a phone that hit a Manhattan hotel concierge in June. Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Kathryn Freed sentenced the actor to a conditional discharge, which means he must not be arrested for one year. The judge also instructed Crowe to pay a $160 court surcharge, which defense attorney Gerald Lefcourt said would be paid immediately.
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