CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2012 |
After a fourth day of searching failed to produce the body of a missing diver, Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives said they are now investigating her disappearance and plan to interview her husband. Rebecca Weiss, 50, was reported missing Saturday by her husband after she did not return from diving in a cove near the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. Alan Weiss told authorities she went alone to the cove to free dive. They are both experienced divers. When she didn't return, Alan Weiss went to look for her and found her car in the parking lot and her dive bag where she entered the water, authorities said.
June 9, 2011 |
Prime-time stars — they're dropping like corpses on "CSI. " Word leaked late Tuesday that Laurence Fishburne will leave CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" after just 2½ seasons as Dr. Raymond Langston. CBS hasn't picked a replacement yet, but with Ashton Kutcher substituting for Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men," CBS will start the 2011-12 season with new leads on at least two of its signature series. Meanwhile, the exit of Christopher Meloni as a detective on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" has thrown that show into disarray, with Mariska Hargitay signed on for a reduced role and executives in an 11th-hour scramble to make a deal with costar Ice-T.
January 16, 2011 |
John Singleton hadn't directed a film in six years, and he was in no rush to make another one. "I didn't want to do a movie just to do another movie," said the auteur, who last stepped behind the camera for a feature film for the 2005 Mark Wahlberg- Andre Benjamin revenge picture "Four Brothers. " "I wanted something that felt adventurous to me. " The adventure he found comes in the form of "Abduction," a conspiracy thriller starring "Twilight" teen pinup Taylor Lautner that comes to theaters Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2011 |
Los Angeles police detectives said Thursday they are investigating at least four missing persons cases as a result of publicizing photos seized from the South Los Angeles property of Lonnie Franklin Jr., the Grim Sleeper serial slaying suspect. The Los Angeles Police Department received hundreds of phone calls, e-mails and other tips last month after releasing about 180 photographs of unidentified women that were found in a trailer and garage belonging to Franklin. Franklin, 57, is charged with 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder ?
December 19, 2010 |
They were braced for the deflating prospect of overtime, having played a ragged, wobbly final minute. But then the wildly unexpected unfolded on the free-throw line: Chicago star Derrick Rose, having made his first free throw with 0.8 of a second remaining, missed the second one. Overtime would not be needed at the United Center. The Clippers escaped with a 100-99 victory over the Bulls on Saturday night, giving Coach Vinny Del Negro a moment to savor in his first game back here since being fired by the Bulls in May. "He just came in and said, 'Thank you, that was the best present,'" said Blake Griffin, who had his 15th consecutive double-double with 29 points and 12 rebounds.
February 23, 2010 |
As the House on Tuesday approved "Billy's Law," a bill designed to aid families searching for missing loved ones, Janice Smolinski had more than a casual interest. Her son, Billy, for whom the legislation is named, disappeared more than five years ago. The measure, which seeks to expand online public information on missing people and unidentified remains, comes in the wake of missing-persons cases that have drawn national attention, including that of Mitrice Richardson, 24, who disappeared after being released from the Malibu-Lost Hills Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in September without her car, cellphone or purse.