April 9, 2000 |
A former lead detective in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case says he believes the murdered girl's mother wrote the ransom note that was in the family home the day her body was found. In an interview airing Monday on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," Steve Thomas, who resigned in protest of what he called the lack of aggressive prosecution of the case, said Patsy Ramsey wrote the note.
May 1, 1999 |
A sheriff's deputy based at Columbine High School was told to keep an eye on Eric Harris, and did so for a year, reporting back that he saw no signs of impending trouble, authorities said Friday.
August 23, 1989 |
They found his squad car in a parking lot between some warehouses at 3:30 in the morning. Motor running, emergency flashers on, driver's door open, radio still crackling. But four days have passed now, and still there is no trace of Officer David Hayhurst, no clue about what happened to a routine cop on a routine night doing a routine job. "This is just unheard of," said his commander, Capt. Mike O'Neill. Hayhurst had asked for a special assignment last Thursday when he reported for his 7 p.m.
September 26, 1993 |
John Denver has been sentenced to sing at a benefit concert to settle drunk-driving charges after he pleaded guilty to driving while his ability was impaired. The 49-year-old performer was originally charged with driving under the influence, but prosecutors agreed to let him plead guilty to the lesser charge. The longtime resident of this Rocky Mountain ski resort has until March 8 to complete the typical sentence of 28 hours of public service, which will include doing the benefit.
March 21, 2013 |
HOUSTON - Authorities were investigating whether a man involved in a high-speed chase and shootout in north Texas on Thursday was linked to the killing of Colorado's prisons chief. The man was driving a black Cadillac with Colorado plates - a vehicle similar to one seen outside the home of Tom Clements, executive director of Colorado's Department of Corrections, before Clements was shot to death Tuesday night. Authorities did not release the suspected gunman's identity, but the Denver Post and the Associated Press reported that he was Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, a parolee and a member of a white supremacist prison gang.
October 2, 2000 |
NBC's ratings for the Sydney Olympics dropped to a new low for a second consecutive night. Saturday's show, which included four track relay finals and live coverage of the men's basketball final on the East Coast, drew a 10.5 rating and 20 share. That is a tenth of a point lower than Friday's rating, dropping the cumulative Nielsen number to 14. These are the lowest-rated Summer Olympics since 1964, when only 14 hours of the Tokyo Games were televised.