CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2013 |
Four people were killed and three were injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Saturday night in Lancaster, authorities said. The accident occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. at East Avenue G and 10th Street East, said Robert Diaz, a supervising dispatcher at the Los Angeles County Fire Department. KCAL-Channel 9 television news showed images of the two mangled vehicles in a ditch. The station reported that the victims were in their teens or 20s, some were not wearing seatbelts, and one of the vehicles appeared to have run a stop sign.
July 18, 2013 |
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has retired. Brent, facing an intoxication manslaughter charge in the death of teammate Jerry Brown, announced through the team Thursday that he was stepping away from football. "This is the right decision for me, and something I have given a lot of thought to," said Brent, 25, in a Cowboys news release. "I am at a point where my main focus is all about getting the priorities in my life in order. Those priorities are more important than football.
May 31, 2013
Re "Shock and questions," May 29 As we grieve for the victims of the Memorial Day car wreck that killed five teenagers, one must not lose sight of why this happened. Evidently, a reckless teenager was speeding and lost control of his vehicle, killing himself and four companions in the process. Had he survived through some miracle, the proper move would have been to try him at least for manslaughter. It's no secret that a speeding car can be a lethal weapon. The only good that can come of this tragedy is to find a way to convince all drivers, young and old, of this simple fact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2013 |
All five teens killed in a Memorial Day car wreck in Newport Beach died as a result of traumatic injuries, according to autopsy results released Thursday. The single-car crash on Jamboree Road was so violent that the Infiniti in which they were riding was torn in half after slamming into a tree and four of the passengers were hurled onto the roadway, officials said. Toxicology tests, performed on all five victims as a matter of procedure, won't be available for several weeks.
May 15, 2013 |
This Tuesday was all about cuts - first news from ABC that “Dancing With the Stars” would be narrowed to just one day a week next season. And then, of course, whittling down one more couple before the “DWTS” Season 16 Finals next week. But this was “DWTS'” 300th episode, and the show was in a mood to celebrate. So it was with little tears and much fanfare that hunky actor Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson were deemed the next couple eliminated. Everyone could see this coming a mile away, including Ingo himself.
May 6, 2013 |
A 16-car wreck marred the end of the NASCAR race in Talladega, Ala., on Sunday, and a lot of drivers lashed out at track officials afterward. With six laps to go, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. bumped J.J. Yeley, sending Yeley's car into Kurt Busch's car, which went airborne and flipped once before coming to a stop on the hood of Ryan Newman's car. That set off a domino effect, leading to 16 cars taking damage. “My mom doesn't come to four races a year -- Daytona and Talladega.