CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1995
A 29-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a Manhattan Beach police officer two years ago was convicted Friday of killing a 55-year-old Oregon nurse with the same gun believed to have been used against the patrolman. A Hillsboro, Ore., jury took eight hours to convict Roger Hoan Brady in the 1994 shooting death of Catalina Correa during a robbery outside a supermarket in the Portland suburb of Cedar Mill.
December 4, 1992 |
A woman who took her Alzheimer's-afflicted father from a nursing home and abandoned him at a dog-racing track in Idaho was convicted Thursday of kidnaping, theft and perjury. Sue Gifford, 41, also was convicted of unlawfully seeking public assistance. Her lawyer, Wilbur Smith, said he would appeal the verdict. He had argued that she was abused as a child and suffered from a mental disorder.
November 4, 1993 |
FBI Investigates Computer Chip Theft: Masked, armed robbers who stole $2 million worth of computer chips from an Oki Semiconductor plant have sent shudders through high-tech companies and touched off a nationwide investigation. FBI agents were looking into the possibility that the weekend robbery in Tualatin, Ore., a suburb of Portland, might be connected to similar armed robberies in California and Florida, Special Agent Bart Gori said.
June 30, 1998 |
Retired Maj. Gen. Marion Carl, a World War II ace and postwar test pilot considered the "Chuck Yeager of the Marine Corps," was shot to death in a robbery at his home after a man kicked in the front door. The 82-year-old Carl, one of the Marines' most highly decorated aviators, was shot in the head Sunday night. His wife, Edna, suffered a glancing shot to the head. Sheriff's deputies Monday searched for the gunman in the wooded hills nearby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2004 |
Authorities are looking for a 28-year-old Oregon woman in connection with eight bank robberies since November, including one in Roseville, Calif., on Thursday. The FBI said the suspect, Erika Lynne Heald, appears to be working alone, which authorities say is rare. Heald is believed to be responsible for a string of bank robberies in Oregon, Washington and the Sacramento area. Police say she was arrested in April and charged with a robbery in Salem, Ore.
November 25, 1987 |
Non-royal women will now be accepted into Britain's knighthood. Buckingham Palace said Queen Elizabeth II decided to open the Most Noble Orders of the Garter and Thistle--the highest of her nine appointed chivalric orders--to non-royal women for the first time. "She amended the statutes of the orders to do away with sex discrimination," a palace spokeswoman said. "She wants worthy women to be able to be installed in the orders."