CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 |
A 31-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Fontana police officer who lost two teeth and received major injuries to his face during the confrontation, law enforcement authorities said Tuesday. Luis Enrique Flores is accused of attacking the officer after running out of a home Monday during a domestic violence and kidnapping call, according to the Fontana Police Department. "The suspect slammed the officer face first into a woodshed, causing major injuries to the officer's face," Sgt. Doug ImHof said in a statement. The suspect was eventually subdued by the injured officer, who was aided by other officers at the scene in the 16400 block of Tullock Street. The officer was treated for his missing teeth and facial lacerations and released Tuesday from a hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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...