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January 10, 2014 |
Police say they are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Canoga Park this week as a "domestic violence murder. " Authorities were called to the 21900 block of Roscoe Boulevard about 1 p.m. Thursday. When they arrived, they discovered the bodies of a man and woman, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The couple were apparently married and had a child, police said. The woman, referred to by police as a 30-year-old victim, sustained several fatal unspecified injuries, they said.
December 11, 2013 |
George Zimmerman's most recent brush with the law came to an uneventful end Wednesday when Florida authorities said they would not charge him with domestic violence. His girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, had called police last month alleging that he pointed a gun at her face. He was arrested and released on bond. But she recanted her story in an affidavit signed Friday, saying she wasn't afraid of Zimmerman and wanted the court order that barred him from contacting her lifted.
December 5, 2013 |
Mark Kleiman is a UCLA public professor and a go-to guy when it comes to drug policy analysis; it's a field he's studied for years, including the consequences and mechanics of the pendulum swings of criminalizing and legalizing marijuana. Lately, the goalposts - at least from the point of view of the legal marijuana lobby - have moved, and Kleiman consulted with Washington state's liquor control board about the rules of the road for the state's Jan. 1 legal marijuana market. I talked with Kleiman for my “Patt Morrison Asks” column.
October 30, 2013 |
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov was arrested Wednesday in Denver on second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault charges, the Denver Post reported on its website. According to the newspaper, the kidnapping charge is a Class 4 felony charge and the assault charge is a misdemeanor. Varlamov, whose outstanding play has been a key factor in the Avalanche's 10-1-0 start, was to remain in jail Wednesday night and make an appearance before a judge Thursday morning.
October 1, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court, preparing for the beginning of its new term, announced Tuesday that it had agreed to decide eight new cases, including a copyright dispute over the 1980 Oscar-winning boxing film "Raging Bull," and a case that will consider what constitutes a crime of violence that could prohibit someone from owning a gun. The court, which has said it will proceed normally despite the government shutdown, is scheduled to hear...
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August 9, 2013 |
Eileen Garnreiter wanted to break up with her boyfriend. She complained to her family that he was controlling. She had doubts he'd be able to provide for her and their 5-week-old daughter. She griped that he made her iron his socks and scolded her if he didn't like what she was wearing in public. By Jan. 7, 2011, she'd had enough. She canceled plans to go to a Lakers game with a friend to tell her boyfriend that their relationship was over. Hours later, the 22-year-old lay dead on the kitchen floor of the couple's Lawndale apartment, with a black eye and 16 stab wounds - three to the neck.