CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2011 |
Navy Corpsman Peter Ruggiero, who spent months living in the dust and dirt of Afghanistan, looked at his new barracks room and was impressed. "I feel like I've just checked into a Comfort Inn," said Ruggiero, 21. Marine Lance Cpl. Vincent Shafer, 19, wanted to be succinct in his description of his new digs, with the private bath, walk-in closet, microwave, refrigerator and space for a television and computer. Photos: New barracks "It's so, so … contemporary," he said.
December 10, 2009 |
Authorities charged nine Michigan State football players with misdemeanor assault and conspiracy Wednesday as a result of a dormitory brawl last month that has left the team short-handed for its Jan. 2 bowl game. All nine players were charged with conspiracy to commit assault and battery, according to Ingham County prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III and campus Police Chief James Dunlap . Each was also charged with at least one count of assault or assault and battery. Coach Mark Dantonio has suspended 11 players, up from eight following the Nov. 22 incident.
September 2, 2009 |
Duck confit, pancetta-wrapped quail, butter-poached lobster tails, fried zucchini blossoms -- not exactly how most collegians are expecting to dine when they head back to their school dormitories this fall. But those are some of the dishes that may again delight the denizens of Norris Hall at Occidental College in Eagle Rock come this semester. Occidental junior Saul Sutcher is heading back to school with his '87 Volvo packed full of his cooking equipment and dishes. Without objection from the school administration, he'll again be setting up for CafÃ© Norris, preparing three-course gourmet meals served in the dormitory's common room most Saturday nights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2009 |
A dormitory burned down and 55 inmates were taken to hospitals after a riot touched off by fighting among Latino and African American prisoners shut down a 1,300-man unit of the California Institution for Men in Chino on Saturday. The riot erupted at 8:20 p.m. in the medium-security dormitory-style barracks of the Reception Center West and lasted until about midnight, according to corrections Lt. Mark Hargrove. Prisoners ripped pieces of metal from lockers, destroyed beds and broke off pipes to use as weapons.
October 27, 2008 |
University of Central Arkansas police say two people are dead and one wounded in a shooting on the campus in Conway, about 30 miles north of Little Rock. UCA police spokeswoman Lt. Rhonda Swindle said the shots were fired at night near Arkansas Hall, a dormitory primarily for male freshmen. She could not say whether the victims, all male, were students. One died at the scene and another at an area hospital. The condition of the third victim wasn't available. One suspect is in custody and three others are being sought.
August 2, 2008 |
An explosion destroyed a three-story girls dormitory in central Turkey, killing at least 17 students, injuring 27 and setting off a frantic search for others trapped in the rubble. Rescuers working late into the night pulled out two survivors, leaving at least one girl unaccounted for. Officials said about 45 girls between the ages of 8 and 16 were staying at the dormitory as they attended Koran courses during the summer school break. A leaking pipe carrying liquefied petroleum gas is believed to have caused the predawn blast.