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It's a scene straight out of film noir, yet it's played out in real life many times a day: A beleaguered crime victim flips through page after page of mug shots, looking for his attacker, his head swimming amid the hundreds of faces glaring back at him. But using a program that's the first of its kind, Santa Ana police hope to have a computer do that search instead, saving crime victims--and themselves--countless hours.
Two teen-agers, skateboarding along busy Niguel Road last week, were arrested, handcuffed and photographed at the sheriff's substation for allegedly violating a city ban on riding in the street. The arrests infuriated the parents of one boy who said Wednesday that they have filed a complaint against the arresting officer for the "abusive" treatment of their son. "My son will now go through the rest of his life with a criminal record," said the boy's father.
October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
June 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"Hart of Dixie" star Cress Williams has tied the knot with girlfriend Kristen Torrianni. The actor, 42, who plays beloved football-star-turned-Bluebell Mayor Lavon Hayes in the CW series, wed the actress on the island of Kauai on May 21 and had a formal wedding reeption in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to his rep.  "The wedding was an intimate affair on the beach, with the bride's and groom's parents and Cress' daughter in attendance," Williams'...
July 23, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Jimmy Fallon may have been joking about the royal baby on Monday, but Tuesday found him paying attention to a much more important child: his own! The "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" host, 38, and producer wife Nancy Juvonen, 46, welcomed a baby girl at 6:21 a.m., the comedian's rep told People . The couple met on the rom-com "Fever Pitch," costarring Fallon and Drew Barrymore, whose production company is co-run by Juvonen, the mag said. They married in 2007. It's a first marriage and first child for both.
April 5, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Wesley Snipes has been released from prison and transferred into a house-arrest situation. The "Blade" and "White Men Can't Jump" actor got out of the federal pen on Tuesday, TMZ reported , after serving the bulk of a three-year sentence for failing to file tax returns in 1999, 2000 and 2001, during which time he earned $40 million. Snipes was convicted in 2008 in Florida, but fought his sentence vigorously right up until the week or so before he went behind bars in Pennsylvania on Dec. 9, 2010.
May 7, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lana Parrilla is getting her own fairy-tale love story: The actress is now engaged to beau Fred Di Blasio. The "Once Upon a Time" star, who plays Evil Queen / Mayor Regina Mills on the ABC fantasy series, was traveling in Israel last week with actors from ABC's "Scandal" when Di Blasio, a software executive, popped the question in the Negev Desert on April 28, her rep confirmed to the Ministry.  The couple prefers to keep details of the proposal...
October 20, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A new TV commercial from the National Rifle Assn. has angered some minority lawmakers because of its portrayal of blacks and Latinos in a series of mug shots. The commercial, which asks Congress not to create more federal gun laws until current ones are enforced more aggressively, started airing Oct. 11. It shows dozens of mug shots of criminals prosecuted in Ohio. While there are many whites in the mug shots, a large percentage are minorities. One Latino lawmaker, Rep. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.
December 8, 2000 | Reuters
Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against 32 people arrested during last summer's Republican National Convention after police failed to link the suspects to any crimes. Four state troopers infiltrated a warehouse that was a staging area for protests during the convention. During a raid on Aug. 2, police arrested 75 people, all for misdemeanors, but the cases have fallen apart. Charges may be dropped against 30 more people next week. The remainder accepted plea agreements earlier.
June 2, 2001
Reading Saturday's letters about Vince Carter's graduation and horse racing, you'd think that Diane Pucin was T.J. Simers in drag. Wait a minute? Is that why the Times stopped printing mug shots with the columns? Greg Paull San Diego
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