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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan
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.
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NATIONAL
October 30, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Michael and Sharon Landsberry celebrated their love and their fifth wedding anniversary Oct. 18. Three days later, the Nevada mathematics teacher was dead after trying to reason with a 12-year-old boy, Jose Reyes, who opened fire at Sparks Middle School. “Knowing why to me doesn't matter. My husband laid down his life doing what he loved to do, and protecting the ones he loved,” Sharon Landsberry told NBC's “Today” show in a segment broadcast Wednesday. Landsberry has been praised as a hero for his actions in the Oct. 21 shooting, trying to talk to the boy who killed Landsberry, injured two other students then turned his weapon on himself and died.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Sean "Diddy" Combs was in pain after an ugly car accident Wednesday in Beverly Hills, but not so much that he had to be taken to the hospital, police said. Diddy's driver T-boned a Lexus sedan whose driver had made a left turn in front of the music and fashion mogul's black Escalade on Sunset Boulevard in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel, police told the Associated Press. Pictures taken after the accident showed a shaken-up Combs lying on the ground, plus a lot of front-end damage to the SUV. Though everyone involved in the accident complained of pain, police said, nobody was taken to the hospital from the scene of the crash.
SPORTS
September 24, 2013
Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson suffered a broken arm in a single-car accident early Tuesday. Coach Jim Schwartz stopped short of writing off the rest of the 11-year veteran's season, but surgery is scheduled for Wednesday. According to police, the accident occurred after Burleson reached over to keep two pizza boxes from falling off the front passenger seat. His car hit a center median wall on a highway in suburban Detroit and he was taken to a hospital. Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said there were no indicators of alcohol on the scene or on Burleson's person after the crash at 2:25 a.m. EDT. The team did not say which arm was broken.
SPORTS
December 12, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
James Loney could face criminal charges for his involvement in a multi-car accident on the 101 Freeway last month, but the Dodgers still tendered him a contract Monday night for the 2012 season. "He told me what had transpired," General Manager Ned Colletti said. "I trust him and I believe him. " Loney, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, has assured the Dodgers the accident wasn't caused by drugs or alcohol. The California Highway Patrol said officers extracted a blood sample to test for drugs and alcohol but that test results were not yet available.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Rap musician Tracy Lynn Curry of The D.O.C. was in stable condition after losing control of his car on the Ventura Freeway, authorities said. Curry, 21, suffered injuries to his face, including damage to one eye and his nose, said California Highway Patrol Officer David Grajeda. He was in stable condition Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said spokesman Ron Wise.
NEWS
December 17, 1986 | United Press International
A young mother who was the victim of a widely publicized gang-rape on a tavern pool table in New Bedford, Mass., died in a car accident in Miami, the Florida Highway Patrol reported today. Cheryl Araujo, 25, living in Miami since the 1984 rape trial, died Sunday night after losing control of her car and smashing into a light pole, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
SPORTS
January 16, 2001 | Associated Press
Golfer Kim Williams was recovering Monday after suffering a broken collarbone and knee injury in a car wreck. Williams was injured Friday, hours after she shot a par 72 in the first round of the season-opening LPGA event at Grand Cypress Resort. She was driving on a two-lane road when an oncoming driver had a seizure, swerved into her lane and hit her head-on, police said. Williams, 37, was in stable condition at the Orlando Regional Medical Center after surgery Saturday on her right knee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2000
A North Hollywood mother, who was high on drugs when she was involved in a car wreck that killed her 7-year-old son, was sentenced Friday to six years in state prison. Lynn Margie Julian, 30, was immediately returned to Los Angeles County Jail, where she has been held since July in lieu of $1 million bail. Julian sat quietly throughout the hourlong sentencing by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Leslie A. Dunn.
SPORTS
January 26, 1999 | PAUL McLEOD
Southern California College opens its baseball season Friday and Matt Newton is expected to start at first base. Some are calling it a miracle that Newton is alive, let alone playing. Fifteen months ago, Newton was involved in a high-speed automobile accident when the Ford Tempo he was driving hit head on with a 22-foot construction trailer that had become disconnected from a big rig on the 57 Freeway near Edison Field.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan
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.
SPORTS
July 18, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
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.
OPINION
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 | By Lauren Williams and Jill Cowan
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Allyssa Lee
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.
SPORTS
May 6, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  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.
NEWS
January 15, 1995 | THOMAS GOLTZ, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
This time, the war in Albania pits people against the automobile. The sight of a car, other than government limousines, used to be a strange phenomenon for Albania's 3 million inhabitants. But today, just three years after the last--and cruelest--of Eastern Europe's Communist countries crumbled, Albania is overrun with dented Mercedes and battered Volvos. They roar through the streets and careen down alleyways, oblivious to slower modes of transportation such as bicycles and donkey carts.
NEWS
December 3, 1994 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Although the so-called flesh-eating bacteria that killed two Southern Californians within a week has provoked widespread concern, the actual risk from it is quite small, experts said Friday. No more than 500 of the 250 million people in the United States die of the disease each year, making the risk of death a minuscule 0.2 per 100,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2013 | By Bryce Alderton
A retired professional surfer who co-founded Gotcha surfwear was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and on suspicion of cocaine possession after a traffic accident in Laguna Beach, police said Wednesday. Police charged Michael Elliot Tomson, 58, of Laguna Beach with two felony counts of DUI and possession of a controlled substance, as well as a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of drugs, Laguna Beach police Capt. Jason Kravetz said in an email. Tomson posted $100,000 bail and was released.
NATIONAL
February 19, 2013 | By David Horsey
Another season of "Downton Abbey" has swiftly gone by, and those of us who are fans deserve a break. The tragic death of one character -- Lady Sybil -- was hard enough to take, but when the final episode concluded with the upright Matthew Crawley dying in a car wreck reminiscent of the opening scene in "Lawrence of Arabia," it was simply too much manipulation of our tender heartstrings. We need some time to grieve while the writers concoct new twists in a storyline that had tied up most of the loose ends at the close of Season 3. I confess I'll not miss Matthew all that much.
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