January 24, 2014 |
A student who was shot outside a South Carolina State University dorm Friday has died, officials said. Though university officials did not release the victim's name, Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said the victim was 20-year-old Brandon Robinson. The coroner's office will release further information Saturday after an autopsy, she told the Los Angeles Times. Robinson was fatally shot outside a dorm, Hugine Suites , at about 1:30 p.m, prompting a campus-wide lockdown. Authorities said they were pursuing four suspects in connection with the shooting.
January 16, 2014 |
Ruth Robinson Duccini, one of the last members of the troupe of diminutive actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz," died Thursday after a brief illness at a hospice in Las Vegas, said her son, Fred Duccini. She was 95. The actress, who lived for many years in Los Angeles before moving to Arizona and later Nevada, was one of 124 "little people," then called midgets, who appeared with Judy Garland in the musical fantasy based on the novel by L. Frank Baum.
December 23, 2013 |
For sports memorabilia collectors looking for a last-minute Christmas gift suggestion, how about a treasured Jackie Robinson artifact? Better yet: It's marked down like an item at a Black Friday sale! The Lelands auction house announced last week that Robinson's rookie of the year award trophy is available for bidding . Robinson won the first such award for his historic 1947 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers; the award was renamed in his honor in 1987. The award is accompanied by a letter of authentication from Robinson's widow, Rachel.
December 14, 2013 |
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Carrying a shotgun, a machete, a bandolier of ammunition and a backpack with three incendiary devices, Karl Halverson Pierson entered Arapahoe High School and launched 80 seconds of terror as he hunted his debate coach, who was also the school librarian. New details emerged Saturday as authorities described the country's latest school shooting. As soon as he entered the building Friday, Pierson fired a round down the hallway and another from point-blank range that critically injured one student.
December 13, 2013 |
Robinson Cano, who was introduced Thursday at a news conference making his 10-year, $240-million contract with the Seattle Mariners official, has a different definition of respect and effort than most people. When asked if he felt the Yankees wanted him back, he said: "Honestly, I would say no. I didn't feel respect. I didn't get any respect from them and I didn't see any effort. " The Yankees last offer to Cano was seven years, $175 million. That seems like a lot of respect and effort.
December 4, 2013 |
New USC Coach Steve Sarkisian will wait until spring practice to install the up-tempo, no-huddle offense he brought with him from Washington. Trojans quarterbacks are already looking forward to it. "I'm very excited," said starter Cody Kessler, who ran a spread offense at Bakersfield Centennial High. Fellow sophomore Max Wittek operated out of a more traditional pro-style offense at Santa Ana Mater Dei, but said, "I think I can move around well and do what's asked.