May 6, 2013 |
TUCSON - The harsh Sonoran Desert claims the lives of hundreds of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each year. Many of the dead - about 1 in 3 - go unidentified. Now there may be an easier way to put a name to some of the suspected border crossers who died north of the international boundary. On Monday, the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner and the human rights organization Humane Borders Inc. started an online system that will allow the public to identify the deceased found in southern Arizona - more than 2,000 deaths over 13 years.
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April 30, 2013 |
Federal agents searched the homes of Moreno Valley's mayor and City Council members and the offices of a major warehouse developer Tuesday as part of a broad public corruption investigation in a Riverside County town already singed by scandal. Agents with the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and local prosecutors served search warrants at the homes of Mayor Tom Owings and the four other council members and at the corporate offices of Highland Fairview, the company that has proposed a 41-million-square-foot warehouse center on the city's eastside.
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April 29, 2013 |
VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. - In this rural town southeast of Sacramento, small-town neighborliness and distance from urban life made many of its 7,500 residents feel safe. Locals say many residents still don't lock their doors. But feelings of security have been shattered by the killing of an 8-year-old girl over the weekend. Authorities have revealed few details about the crime, but local media have reported that the girl's older brother told detectives an intruder got into the home while their parents were away and fatally stabbed her. Leila Fowler's slaying prompted a sweeping manhunt across the rugged terrain of Calaveras County and left residents searching for answers.
April 27, 2013
If you have more than 80 pounds to lose and no fear of puking on a treadmill on national TV, here's your chance: NBC's weight-loss show "The Biggest Loser" is launching a nationwide search for Season 15 contestants. Auditions begin May 4 in Los Angeles, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City and Charleston, S.C. On May 11, auditions will be held in Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Philadelphia and Phoenix. Casting in Los Angeles takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Citadel Outlets at 100 Citadel Drive.
April 22, 2013 |
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- As the probe into the Boston Marathon bombings continued, investigators on Monday removed items from an apartment here where authorities had arrested two foreign nationals on immigration violations. The two foreign nationals, who are students, and a third student who was not arrested were questioned by FBI agents on Friday about bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, said a law enforcement source. The arrests came on Saturday. The official said investigators know the three were acquainted with Tsarnaev, but don't know if they have any connection to the bombings.
April 21, 2013 |
By 6 p.m. Friday, Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau was discouraged. Six of his officers had battled heavily armed Boston Marathon bombing suspects early that morning. None of the six were hurt, but one suspect got away. Authorities had spent all day scouring 20 blocks of Watertown for 19-year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Nothing. Figuring they couldn't keep the town locked down any longer, police told the public they were free to leave their homes. Some of Deveau's officers started to head home.