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September 1, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Dublin's mayor evacuated his official residence and army specialists were called in to search for a bomb that a Protestant paramilitary group said it planted 25 years ago. Police said nothing was found after a daylong operation involving detectives, search dogs and bomb-disposal experts. The security alert followed a claim made in a newspaper interview with Ulster Volunteer Force leaders.
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April 1, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
The confirmed death toll from the Washington landslide continues to rise, with officials confirming Tuesday morning that they have recovered the remains of at least 27 people. The latest tally from the Snohomish County medical examiner said officials have identified the remains of only 19 of the 27 confirmed victims and were working "diligently" to confirm the rest. All of those identified were from Snohomish County and died from multiple blunt-force injuries, according to the examiner's office.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2010 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
San Bruno Police confirmed late Saturday that seven people died in Thursday's gas explosion, and that six people are still missing. "Our hearts go out to the victims of this tragedy," said Police Chief Neil Telford. "This is devastating to so many families. " Telford said specially trained search dogs located three additional victims from the rubble following searches Saturday. No identifying information was immediately provided. The chief said the coroner's office would release their identities.
NATIONAL
March 31, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
ARLINGTON, Wash. - The confirmed death toll from the massive landslide has reached 24, officials announced Monday, and the tally of the missing has dropped to 22. Of the 24 confirmed dead, officials said, 18 have been identified. In addition, searchers found three more victims Monday who are not included in the confirmed tally. During the 10-day rescue and recovery effort, officials decided not to count victims among the confirmed dead unless their remains had been recovered. Also Monday, officials released the names, ages and addresses of the missing.
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March 31, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
ARLINGTON, Wash. - The confirmed death toll from the massive landslide has reached 24, officials announced Monday, and the tally of the missing has dropped to 22. Of the 24 confirmed dead, officials said, 18 have been identified. In addition, searchers found three more victims Monday who are not included in the confirmed tally. During the 10-day rescue and recovery effort, officials decided not to count victims among the confirmed dead unless their remains had been recovered. Also Monday, officials released the names, ages and addresses of the missing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A search dog handler testified Tuesday in Scott Peterson's murder trial on how dogs pick up scent and follow trails as they search for missing people. Prosecutors have started a new phase in the trial by moving toward the introduction of evidence discovered by dog handlers that authorities claim places Peterson's dead wife at the scene where he allegedly dumped her body. Christopher Boyer, a volunteer for the Contra Costa County search and rescue team, returned to the witness stand Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1992
The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday directed the Police Department to be more accountable for the use of search dogs, and asked that the panel be notified if anyone is seriously injured by a canine. With little discussion, the commission approved the directive to Police Chief Daryl F. Gates that a supervisor be present when a police dog is sent to a search scene. The commission also directed that once a dog is dispatched, an "after-action report' be sent to the commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Search and rescue teams braved strong winds and snow Saturday night to look for a 14-year-old snowboarder missing since the afternoon, authorities said. About 30 searchers from the Antelope Valley, Montrose and San Dimas looked for Jeff Thornton, of Brawley, who was last seen at the Mountain High West ski resort about noon, said Sheriff's Lt. Steven Fredericks.
NEWS
August 8, 1986
A search team combing the rugged foothills northwest of Coalinga for two missing Los Angeles-area deer hunters increased to more than 100. Two crews of California Conservation Corps members joined more than 50 Fresno County sheriff's deputies and volunteers using horses and four-wheel-drive vehicles to look for Tom Wilson, 29, and David Reller, 32.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Authorities have found the body of a 73-year-old man who disappeared during a hike up Mt. Whitney. The National Park Service said the body of Wade Brunette of Hansville, Wash., was found a little after noon Saturday on the eastern slope of the 14,494-foot mountain by a team of search dogs. Crews began searching for Brunette on Tuesday after he failed to return from a hike to the summit of 14,494-foot Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the contiguous United States. Search efforts were complicated by extremely windy and cold conditions during the early part of the week.
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November 20, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Long Beach police officers shot and killed a man because they believed he was about to fire on them, authorities said Wednesday. The man was identified as Tyler Damon Woods, 19, who lived in Rialto, the Long Beach Police Department said. Woods was in a vehicle with several others and fled from officers early Tuesday after a traffic stop, triggering a pursuit with search dogs and a helicopter, according to police. Officers interviewed people in the vehicle and learned that Woods had a felony warrant for robbery and carjacking in Los Angeles, police officials said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Law enforcement authorities Tuesday evening were searching for a missing 19-year-old man who was believed to have been driving a pickup truck that was involved in an accident near Castaic Lake. Rescue divers from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department were searching the lake for evidence that might lead investigators to Bryce Laspisa. Laspisa was driving a 2003 Toyota Highlander that was found on its side about 5:30 a.m. Friday on the Main Ramp Road near the lake, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez, This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
A search was expected to continue Tuesday for a missing 11-year-old Menifee boy last seen over the weekend. Terry Dewayne Smith is described by law enforcement authorities as an "at-risk" autistic child missing from his home in the 33000 block of Helen Lane, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said. He has blond hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing blue basketball shorts. He went missing sometime between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, sheriff's deputies said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Volunteers were aiding law enforcement officers late Monday in a search for an 11-year-old autistic boy last seen at his Riverside County home on Saturday night. Terry Dewayne Smith is described by law enforcement authorities as an "at-risk" child who was discovered missing from his home in 33000 block of Helen Lane in Menifee, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said. The effort to find the missing boy has included search dogs, helicopters and dozens of volunteers who have scoured the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Hector Becerra and Joseph Serna
Three hikers missing in the Big Bear area for more than three days were found Tuesday by a San Bernardino County sheriff's helicopter, officials said. Ryan Shankles and Miguel De La Torre of Oceanside and David Yoder of Carlsbad were found at 10:15 a.m. in the North Fork Meadows area close to the Mineshaft Campground, said Cindy Bachman, a Sheriff's Department spokeswoman. “They appear to be in good condition and were just reunited with their families,” Bachman said. “All three of them were on foot when the pilot and observer saw them and advised them to stay where they were.” The chopper crew led ground search crews to the three men before they were brought back to the helicopter and flown to Heartbar Campground, where they were greeted by jubilant family members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
About 40 San Bernardino County search and rescue personnel searched Tuesday for three hikers who went missing in the Big Bear area. Ryan Shankles and Miguel De La Torre from Oceanside and David Yoder from Carlsbad set out on a hike Saturday morning on Fish Creek Trail, according to Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino  County Sheriff's Department. On Sunday morning, deputies at the Big Bear sheriff's station received a report from a friend that the three were missing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1998 | CHRIS CHI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hoping to find the body of a 20-year-old woman missing since 1992, investigators used search dogs Saturday to scour the backyard of the Oxnard house where Katrina Elizabeth Montgomery was last seen. Authorities have been looking for the former Ventura High School student since her disappearance from a rowdy Thanksgiving weekend party on Azalea Street in Oxnard more than five years ago.
NATIONAL
April 1, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
The confirmed death toll from the Washington landslide continues to rise, with officials confirming Tuesday morning that they have recovered the remains of at least 27 people. The latest tally from the Snohomish County medical examiner said officials have identified the remains of only 19 of the 27 confirmed victims and were working "diligently" to confirm the rest. All of those identified were from Snohomish County and died from multiple blunt-force injuries, according to the examiner's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Irfan Khan
The teenage hiker still missing in the Trabuco Canyon area of Orange County apparently couldn't keep up with her friend as the two tried to make their way out of the brush, possibly because of a twisted ankle, her father said. Russ Jack told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday morning that some information had been gleaned from his daughter's friend, Nicholas Cendoya, 19, who was rescued Wednesday night. Cendoya and Kyndall Jack, 18, called authorities Easter Sunday and said they were lost.
SCIENCE
February 8, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Authorities continue to search the Big Bear mountains for Christopher Dorner, using tracking dogs to aid in the manhunt. But with fresh snow falling, how effective are those canine detectives? Officials say the former Los Angeles police officer, accused of shooting three Riverside police officers, killing one of them, and killing a young Irvine couple, appeared to have published a manifesto online indicating a long-standing grudge against the LAPD. His torched truck was found in the area with footprints leading away.
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