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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The investigation into the death of a newborn baby found beaten and burned in a trash dumpster in Oildale has come to a standstill, Kern County Sheriff's Department investigators said Thursday. “I've been working in law enforcement for 25 years and this is the only case that I can recall where the baby was murdered, dumped and abandoned, and we really have no indication who the parents were,” said Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt. “Obviously, this baby was the victim of a violent crime and it's a troubling case," he continued.
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NEWS
November 17, 2011 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
Detectives decided to reopen the investigation into the death of actress Natalie Wood in part because of statements made by the captain of the boat Wood was on at the time of her death. L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca told The Times that homicide detectives want to talk to the captain based on comments he had made recounting the case on its 30th anniversary. Baca did not detail what the captain said regarding the case "He made comments worthy of exploring," Baca said. A law enforcement source added that the department had recently received a letter from an unidentified "third party" who said that the captain had "new recollections" about the case.
SPORTS
March 13, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Turns out, the NFL isn't dragging its feet on punishing the New Orleans Saints in the wake of their bounty scandal. The league is simply honoring the request of the NFL Players Assn., which asked for time to conduct its own investigation. NFLPA spokesman George Atallah confirmed as much Tuesday to the Associated Press. The union said last week that members of its legal team planned to look into the so-called pay-for-performance program, a system that was largely player-funded and paid rewards of $1,000 if an opponent was carted off the field and $1,500 for a knockout.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The attorney for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault asked Friday for Florida's attorney general to examine the rape investigation and the Tallahassee Police Dept. Patricia Carroll said that detectives failed to interview key witnesses and that DNA tests were unreliable and incomplete. “The bulk of the investigation was into the rape victim,” she said. “I'm looking at an investigation of a rape victim, not a rape suspect. If victims are subjected on an ongoing basis to what this victim was there is a serious problem in the state of Florida and certainly the Tallahassee area.” Carroll said that the lead detective got a search warrant for her client's cellphone and social media accounts but failed to do the same for Winston and his two companions immediately after the accusations were made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2014 | By Tony Perry
Military officials are investigating an incident at Camp Pendleton that left a Marine lance corporal in the hospital with stab wounds, officials said Sunday. She was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where she was treated for "moderate" injuries, official said. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service says the suspect may be a Marine corporal. The attack occurred on the base Saturday morning. Both Marines are with the 1st Marine Logistics Group. No other information was released.
NEWS
January 5, 2012 | By Ken Dilanian
Did the Obama administration release classified information to Hollywood notables for a film about the operation that killed Osama bin Laden? That's a question Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) wants answered.  And in response, the Pentagon's inspector general has launched an investigation, King disclosed Thursday. “We plan to begin subject investigation immediately,” Patricia A. Brannin, deputy inspector general for intelligence and special program assessments, wrote in a memo that King emailed to reporters.
SPORTS
December 4, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
So much for published speculation that findings on the sexual-assault investigation involving Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston would not be released until after this weekend. Willie Meggs, Florida's state attorney,  has scheduled  a Thursday news conference in Tallahassee to address the Winston case. "We think we have exhausted all investigative tools," Meggs said in a story posted on ESPN.com news services. The investigation is focusing on whether Winston sexually assaulted a female student last December, long before he became a national figure.
NEWS
June 12, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON -- Attorney Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. told a Senate committee Tuesday that members of the Department of Justice's national security division have been recused from participating in new investigations into leaks of classified information to the press, but he insisted that the decision does not signal they were part of the unauthorized disclosure of secret material. He also said that he and FBI Director Robert Mueller III have already been interviewed by two teams of prosecutors about what they knew about the leaks into secret drone attacks, cyber warfare and other clandestine operations.
AUTOS
October 21, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Federal safety regulators have opened an investigation into problems with the brakes on the 2009 Hyundai Genesis cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has received 23 complaints alleging that drivers have to push down hard on the brake pedal and reduced brake effectiveness in upscale cars from Hyundai. There was one reported crash. PHOTOS: Cheapest cars with best gas mileage The federal agency said that several complaints indicate that the problem was diagnosed as a faulty ABS, or anti-lock braking, module.  One driver reported crashing into a stopped vehicle after the brakes didn't respond properly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A grass fire apparently sparked on the side of a freeway in Fairfield spread quickly, scorching five homes and forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of residences, police said Tuesday night. Two of the homes were destroyed by the blaze that broke out along Interstate 80 on Tuesday afternoon and three others were damaged, the Fairfield Police Department said. The homes were along Marigold Drive. As flames were pushed by winds, officers went door to door to evacuate homes and apartments and make sure no one was trapped inside.
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