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February 8, 2013 |
The massive dragnet for a fugitive ex-cop continued Friday, with more than 100 officers conducting a fruitless search in the snowy, forested mountains around Big Bear Lake for an armed gunman who police say is on a vengeful rampage. As the falling snow piled up, authorities pledged to continue the manhunt until they find Christopher Jordan Dorner, the 33-year-old former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing three people, or stumble on definitive evidence that he is no longer in the area.
February 7, 2013 |
Federal and local authorities served a search warrant at the Las Vegas home of an ex-police officer sought in connection with a series of shootings in Southern California, but said the suspect was not located. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed agents and Las Vegas police searched the home Thursday as part of the ongoing investigation into Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, but did not elaborate as to what was recovered. The surrounding neighborhood was cleared as a precaution, she said.
February 7, 2013 |
CNN newsman Anderson Cooper received a package thought to be from the ex-Los Angeles police officer-turned fugitive Christopher Dorner a week before the massive manhunt that has gripped Southern California. "Learned today suspect Christopher Dorner sent me a parcel at CNN. Inside was a note, DVD, and a coin shot thru with bullet holes," Cooper said in a Twitter message Thursday. Cooper was one of several news personalities praised in the lengthy manifesto that authorities said was published on what they believe is Dorner's Facebook page.
November 9, 2012 |
We live in a culture where everyone wants to have it all, but the only place where that is really possible is in the DVD world, where you can have all of a particular show, no matter how many seasons it ran on TV. Both “All in the Family” and “The Fugitive” were aired over hours and hours of prime network time, but new boxed sets replicate every minute, and then some. “All in the Family: The Complete Series” runs to 28 discs, containing the more than 200 episodes of this groundbreaking series that starred Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers in a show that effortlessly mixed impeccable character comedy with cutting-edge political issues.
September 24, 2012 |
Six boys, ages 14 and 15, broke out of a maximum security juvenile detention facility near Snoqualmie, Wash., on Saturday night after knocking out a female staff member, authorities said. Police recaptured them on Sunday after spotting them in a nearby woods from a helicopter. The boys had been locked up on charges of assault, possession of firearms and burglary, the King County Sheriff's Office told the Associated Press; now they'll face charges of assault, unlawful imprisonment and escape.
September 19, 2012 |
BOGOTA, Colombia - Venezuelan police on Tuesday captured Colombia's most wanted fugitive, the notorious Daniel "El Loco" Barrera, who is suspected of smuggling 100 tons of cocaine in recent years to U.S. and European markets. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos went on national television Tuesday night to announce the capture of Barrera in the western Venezuelan city of San Cristobal. Colombian authorities had posted a $2.5-million reward for information leading to his arrest.
September 11, 2012 |
HOUSTON -- A fugitive convicted last month of raping an 11-year-old Texas girl was caught Tuesday morning after a massive manhunt, authorities said. Eric McGowen, 20, of Cleveland, Texas, had been charged with sexually assaulting a middle school student, and was free on bail during his trial. But he disappeared Aug. 29 during a break in those proceedings; the trial was being held in the nearby town of Liberty, about 40 miles northeast of Houston. After he disappeared, his bond was revoked and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
September 7, 2012 |
Just a few years after writing his antiwar masterpiece, "The Trojan Women," Euripides was even more despondent about the reckless imperialist course of Athenian foreign policy. His response wasn't a louder shriek of lament but a rollicking romantic melodrama - escapist fare, really, but with a radical Euripidean twist. Conceived of during a low point in the long and costly Peloponnesian War, "Helen," a sentimental adventure tale with a biting undercurrent of social criticism, dares to debunk the rationale for the Trojan War by imagining an alternative narrative about the faithless beauty who infamously launched a thousand Greek ships.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2012 |
A man who escaped a Florida prison in 1977 only to be recaptured three decades later in the Inland Empire is now suspected of killing at least four women in Southern California during his years on the run. Larry D. Hubbard was arrested by Ontario police on an outstanding Florida escape warrant in May 2007, and died following an attempted suicide after he was returned to Florida. But Los Angeles cold case homicide detectives say they have now linked Hubbard through DNA testing and other evidence to the slayings of four women, each found strangled and abandoned in open fields.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2012 |
A fugitive in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum corruption case says that for years he alerted his superiors to alleged criminal wrongdoing at the stadium, but they did nothing. In telephone and Skype interviews with The Times, former Coliseum contractor Tony Estrada, who has been charged with embezzlement and conspiracy, said a culture of self-dealing and fraud thrived at the taxpayer-owned stadium for more than a decade. "I did the right thing," Estrada said in one Skype session, speaking in the accent of his native Cuba.