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February 20, 2013 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
CAMDEN, N.J. - In an office in a sleepy town in southern New Jersey, Harry Glemser's phone rang. With no buxom secretary to take a message, he answered it himself. It was a dame, looking to hire a private eye. But this was no scene from a noir novel. The woman was calling because someone in a car kept lurking in her driveway, the engine running, when her husband wasn't home. She'd called the police, but they couldn't help. She hoped Glemser could. Detectives like Glemser across cash-strapped states have been getting more calls like these as cities and towns cut their police forces to contend with deep budget cuts.
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May 24, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Blake Shelton and NBC have a message for victims of this week's Oklahoma tornado: Help is on the way. Shelton, country-music star and judge on NBC's hit "The Voice," is organizing a benefit concert  in Oklahoma City to help with disaster-relief efforts in his home state. On Friday, NBC announced it will air the event live in many markets across six networks -- NBC, Style, E!, G4, Bravo and CMT -- at 9 p.m. May 29. Joining Shelton will be Reba and Vince Gill, along with Shelton's wife, country singer Miranda Lambert.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By T.L. Stanley
TNT's new private eye drama "King & Maxwell" may share some thematic DNA with classic gumshoe series like "Moonlighting," "Remington Steele" and "The Rockford Files. " But don't call it retro, said executive producer Shane Brennan, who based the show on David Baldacci's bestselling novels. "You can't regurgitate what's been done before," said Brennan, who also created "NCIS: L.A. " "I wanted to revisit this genre that was a TV staple back in the '70s and '80s and look at it in a very fresh, modern way. " The result is a crime-solving drama, launching June 10, with Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn as former Secret Service agents running down bad guys in Washington, D.C. They have an insider's view of the country's halls of power and will sometimes be looking for villains in those very places.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
A&E announced on Thursday that its long-running reality show "Intervention" was coming to an end after eight years and 13 seasons on the air. The show's final five episodes will begin airing June 13. They are being touted as some of the most intense and gripping of the series. The series, which followed people with substance abuse issues or other mental or physical problems, documented the eventual family intervention to help them with their recovery. In a statement, David McKillop, executive vice president of programming for A&E Network and BIO Channel, tallied up the good the show has done for people over the years, saying, "We're honored to have been a part of the 243 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, leading to the 156 individuals that are currently sober to this day. " Among the people filmed for the final episodes is a 29-year-old Chicagoan named Jessica who had been squatting in an abandoned house and injecting heroin, a habit she picked up from her father.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY
The district attorney's office Monday announced the settlement of a consumer protection lawsuit it filed against a Westminster private detective whose agency assists victims of domestic violence. The district attorney's civil complaint alleged that William H. Holland misled prospective clients into thinking his services were free and then asked for donations, and falsely represented his business as a nonprofit organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1991
The family of a 12-year-old El Monte Boy Scout who disappeared on a hike in the San Bernardino Mountains last summer has hired a private detective to investigate the possibility that the youth was kidnaped. Detective Logan Clarke, who specializes in child abduction cases, said Monday that there were strong indications that Jared Negrete did not die in the San Gorgonio Wilderness, where hundreds of searchers concentrated their efforts for 16 days in July and August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1991
A Beverly Hills private investigator who testified two years ago against two of his former employees in the celebrated "Cotton Club" murder case was charged Wednesday with hiring the same employees to kill a West Hollywood prostitute. A. Michael Pascal, 54, was arrested by Los Angeles police as he left his Van Nuys home Wednesday morning, police said.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a private detective, Eiko Yonezawa is smart and enterprising. Using one of a dozen personas, she can track down cheating husbands, dig up potentially embarrassing dirt on future brides and uncover the people behind the money in a hostile takeover. In recent years, however, she has found herself working on a new kind of assignment that is among the toughest she has encountered: clients asking to have themselves investigated.
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September 17, 1994 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former LAPD Deputy Chief Daniel R. Sullivan, once considered a top contender for the chief's job, pleaded no contest Friday to illegally possessing confidential law enforcement information as a private detective and was sentenced to a year's probation. He became the highest ranking former LAPD official sentenced on criminal charges since the corruption scandals of the early 1900s. Municipal Court Judge Veronica Simmons McBeth also fined Sullivan $4,995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors have charged a retired Los Angeles police detective, two private investigators and a fourth person in connection with the use of a Los Angeles Police Department computer to obtain confidential records, authorities said Tuesday. Robert Muldrew, 48, was accused of trading confidential information to a west county private detective agency.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Thursday evening, viewers of "NBC Nightly News" got a familiar face they haven't seen much of in recent months. Ann Curry, the ousted former co-host of "Today," was the fill-in anchor for Brian Williams . Curry has been largely absent from TV screens since she was fired from her "Today" gig last summer. Though she chose to remain employed by NBC News after the ouster, she's only reported on a handful of stories. Though she was a regular fill-in anchor on "Nightly News" during her time on "Today," Thursday was the first time she's been there since her tearful "Today" departure.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By T.L. Stanley
TNT's new private eye drama "King & Maxwell" may share some thematic DNA with classic gumshoe series like "Moonlighting," "Remington Steele" and "The Rockford Files. " But don't call it retro, said executive producer Shane Brennan, who based the show on David Baldacci's bestselling novels. "You can't regurgitate what's been done before," said Brennan, who also created "NCIS: L.A. " "I wanted to revisit this genre that was a TV staple back in the '70s and '80s and look at it in a very fresh, modern way. " The result is a crime-solving drama, launching June 10, with Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn as former Secret Service agents running down bad guys in Washington, D.C. They have an insider's view of the country's halls of power and will sometimes be looking for villains in those very places.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2013 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
CAMDEN, N.J. - In an office in a sleepy town in southern New Jersey, Harry Glemser's phone rang. With no buxom secretary to take a message, he answered it himself. It was a dame, looking to hire a private eye. But this was no scene from a noir novel. The woman was calling because someone in a car kept lurking in her driveway, the engine running, when her husband wasn't home. She'd called the police, but they couldn't help. She hoped Glemser could. Detectives like Glemser across cash-strapped states have been getting more calls like these as cities and towns cut their police forces to contend with deep budget cuts.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
AMC may be most closely identified with the glamourous stylings of "Mad Men," but from the looks of its new reality series "Small Town Security," the channel is going as far from the pretty people of 1960s New York as you can get. The unscripted series, set to premiere after"Breaking Bad"on July 15, follows the exploits of the employees of JJK Security, a family-run security and private investigation company in Ringgold, Ga. Based on the...
WORLD
June 28, 2012 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
NEW DELHI - It's a weekday morning in posh Safdarjung Enclave. A man sells fragrant masala tea from a cart, stray dogs dodge belching rickshaws, and two men smoking cigarettes work overtime at looking nonchalant. Their attention is focused on a white house with a narrow veranda and brown trim. Their studied calm disappears when a twentysomething woman in jeans emerges, jumps into a dented silver Hyundai and sails into the chaotic traffic. The two detectives follow a few cars back.
WORLD
March 13, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Police investigating Britain's phone hacking scandal swooped down on a number of homes in an early-morning raid Tuesday and arrested six people, including a woman widely identified as Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers. Scotland Yard said five men and the woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, a more serious charge than phone hacking. That suggests that the authorities' probe of the scandal has broadened to include an investigation of a possible coverup by employees and executives at Murdoch-owned News International.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sad case of a missing Culver City girl took a tragic turn when a prominent Los Angeles private detective searching for her in Georgia was killed in a car crash, authorities said Saturday. Investigator Ted Woolsey, 60, of Altadena died late Wednesday when his rental car smashed into a concrete median divider and flipped over, officials in Augusta, Ga., said.
NEWS
December 25, 1989 | MEGAN ROSENFELD, THE WASHINGTON POST
To hear it from the mavens of commercial surveillance, there is no such thing as paranoia: Your worst fears are probably true. If you think someone is taping your phone calls, bugging your office or reading what's in your computer, you are probably right. That fire sprinkler in the ceiling could be a camera; the person on the phone who says she is "Judy from accounting" could be an impostor; the janitor could be a private investigator ready for a session of "dumpster diving."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The problem with "back-door pilots" — episodes of popular series written to introduce characters for a potential new show — is that they are invariably better than the front-door versions that follow. Exhibit A: "The Finder. " This spring, we met Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults), former military police officer turned private sleuth, when an episode of Fox's "Bones" took Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) into the Florida swamps. Faced with the inevitable half-rotted corpse, Booth turned to Sherman, an old Army buddy and decorated war hero who sustained the sort of gorgeously fictionalized brain damage that leaves a person with the near-miraculous ability to find anyone or anything any where, any time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2011 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
David Dutcher met Sharon on Match.com in late 2008, a few months after separating from his wife. "We had a lot in common," he recalled. Sharon loved four-wheel-drive trucks and sports. They met for coffee, then dinner. Sharon was tall, slender, blond and beautiful. She moaned that she had not had sex in a long time. She told him he had large, strong hands and wondered if that portended other things. She described his kisses as "yummy. " "It felt a lot like Christmas," said Dutcher, 49, a tall, burly engineer with wavy red hair.
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