January 18, 2013 |
Officials with the medical examiner's office finished an autopsy Friday on the Chicago lottery winner who authorities say died of cyanide poisoning. The results, which could confirm that finding, are expected in a few weeks. Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina told reporters Friday afternoon that the autopsy, conducted a short time after Urooj Khan's body was exhumed Friday morning , lasted a few hours. Doctors took samples of hair and fingernails as well as organs from the 46-year-old who died July 20, just weeks after winning a $1-million jackpot in the Illinois Lottery.
January 17, 2013 |
Authorities on Friday plan to exhume the body of a Chicago lottery winner who officials say died of cyanide poisoning, police confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Last week, a Cook County judge gave the medical examiner's office approval to remove Urooj Khan's body to conduct an autopsy. Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina said in a court filing that his office needs to confirm the cyanide poisoning finding and “rule out any other natural causes that might have contributed to or caused Mr. Khan's death.
January 11, 2013 |
Cook County prosecutors are expected to ask a judge Friday morning to exhume the body of a Chicago lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning, according to the medical examiner's office. A spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner previously told the Los Angeles Times that the removal of 46-year-old Urooj Khan's remains may not take place for several weeks because the decision must receive a judge's approval and authorities must coordinate with the cemetery. Khan -- who won a $1-million jackpot from the Illinois lottery last summer -- died before he could receive his winnings.
January 10, 2013 |
Cook County prosecutors will to seek to exhume the body of a 46-year-old Chicago lottery winner who authorities say died from cyanide poisoning, the medical examiner's office says. Mary Paleologos, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, told the Los Angeles Times that a judge must approve the removal of Urooj Khan's remains. Then authorities must coordinate with the cemetery, she said, so the exhumation will probably not occur for several weeks. Paleologos said the motion would be filed in court Friday, but a spokesman for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office would not confirm that.
January 10, 2013 |
The walk to the team bus was short but still left eons for Steve Nash to ponder the imponderable. Will the Lakers miss the playoffs? "I think about it every day," he said in a quiet moment after their latest loss, Wednesday in San Antonio. "We've got to make some serious ground up here quickly. We're in deep, and we've got to find a way to scratch and claw and get to 48 wins. " He chose 48 because it was tossed his way by a reporter. It's the average number of victories claimed by the eighth and final team in the Western Conference playoffs the last five years.
December 19, 2012
Re "For lottery winners, it's hard to hide," Dec. 16 Dang! California releases the names of jackpot winners. If that's what one has to put up with, it just might be better to pass on the whole thing. Still, it's nice that the privacy most of us have right now is ultimately so important. Richie Locasso Huntington Beach ALSO: Letters: Deaf reality Letters: God and gays Letters: Free healthcare is expensive
December 11, 2012 |
There are a lot of things you can buy with $192 million in Arizona, but anonymity isn't one of them. As the Times reported Monday , Matthew Good of Fountain Hills, Ariz., purchased one of the two winning Powerball tickets for the record-setting $587.5-million jackpot two weeks ago. Though Good wanted to remain anonymous, he bought his ticket in his home state, so he didn't have a choice. Because lotteries like Powerball, which is played in 43 (including California starting in April)
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November 30, 2012 |
Californians griping about not getting their shot at the recent $587.5-million Powerball jackpot won't have much longer to complain. The California Lottery Commission voted unanimously Thursday to bring the popular multi-state game to California. Tickets, which cost $2 each, will go on sale at licensed lottery merchants in April. The vote comes a day after the game attracted wide attention for its largest jackpot ever. "That would have been worth an investment of my dollar, but I didn't want to go all the way to Arizona to buy a ticket," said Alfred Reeves, 51, as he stood by his car outside Country Donut Shop in Long Beach.
November 30, 2012 |
DEARBORN, Mo. - Powerball fever carried an edge of anticipation Thursday as Missouri lottery officials said they had verified one of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a $588-million jackpot, but that ticket holder - and another in Arizona - remained a mystery. The winning tickets were sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix and a gas station in Dearborn, just off Interstate 29. Missouri lottery officials said they had verified a ticket presented to them that included all winning numbers - 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and the Powerball, 6 - and scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. Friday.