May 11, 2010
SERIES Ashes to Ashes: The time-traveling crime drama returns with new episodes (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America). The Biggest Loser: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is on hand to inspire the remaining contestants in this new episode of the weight-loss competition (8 p.m. NBC). American Idol: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is tonight's guest mentor on the singing competition (8 p.m. Fox). Lost: The mysterious motives of the malevolent entity possessing John Locke (Terry O'Quinn)
February 23, 2010
FLORIDA Python hunting season scheduled State wildlife officials have created a special python hunting season to try to stop the spread of the nonnative snakes throughout the Everglades. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says anyone with a hunting license who pays a $26 permit fee can kill the reptiles from March 8 to April 17 on state-managed lands around the Everglades in South Florida. The season is open for Burmese and Indian pythons, African rock pythons, green anacondas and Nile monitor lizards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2010 |
A Southern California man has been arrested on suspicion of posing as a federal marshal to kidnap a distant cousin's wife and put her on a plane to the Philippines, police said Wednesday. Wearing a fake badge and a shirt imprinted with "U.S. Federal Agent," Gregory Denny, 37, turned up at the Hemet home of Craig Hibbard, a distant cousin, on Jan. 15, said Lt. Duane Wisehart of the Hemet Police Department. Displaying what turned out to be a pellet gun, Denny reportedly handcuffed Hibbard's wife, Cherrie Belle, and told the couple she was being deported, Wisehart said.
October 16, 2008 |
Black employees of the U.S. Marshals Service filed a racial discrimination lawsuit, saying they have been denied promotions by managers who belittled them as lazy. The suit in U.S. District Court, which seeks to represent 200 current or former black employees, alleges violations of federal civil rights laws and asks for damages of at least $300 million for lost back pay and harm suffered in a "hostile work environment."
November 6, 2005 |
The search for a death row inmate who walked unnoticed out of a Texas county jail became a nationwide manhunt Saturday as authorities investigated whether he had help making the brazen escape. The U.S. marshals service offered a $10,000 reward for the capture of Charles Victor Thompson and designated him a federal fugitive. Thompson, 35, of the Houston suburb of Tomball, escaped Thursday after meeting with an attorney, though not his defense attorney of record, authorities said.
April 26, 2005 |
An air marshal who was grounded after criticizing the Federal Air Marshal Service over security issues was told last week to come back to work, a day after he and the ACLU filed a lawsuit that threatened to call wider attention to his complaints. Frank Terreri contends a dress code requiring many agents to wear coats and ties makes them easy to spot in the mass of casually dressed passengers and undermines the marshals' ability to protect passengers.