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May 28, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew allegedly punched a security guard in the face at a St. Augustine, Fla., bar and restaurant, according to a police report obtained by multiple media sources. But the former UCLA star's agent says no charges have been filed and denies that his client was involved in the alleged incident Sunday at the Conch House. "We have confirmed with the St. Augustine Police Department that no charges have been filed against Maurice and that the matter is under investigation," Adisa Bakari told's Ian Rapoport.
April 30, 2013 | From KTLA
Police were called to Mattel Inc.'s corporate headquarters in El Segundo on Tuesday after a plastic bottle exploded. A security guard at the toy company's design studio at 2031 East Mariposa Ave. reported hearing what sounded like multiple explosions around 7 a.m., according to El Segundo police. When authorities arrived, they found that a plastic bottle had exploded. Employees inside were evacuated while sheriff's arson and explosives investigators inspected the facility, but nothing else was found.
April 12, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles police are searching for the assailant who killed a security guard outside a strip mall in Panorama City Thursday night. Police said the guard was shot about 10 p.m. in the 15000 block of Roscoe Boulevard. The victim was described as a 48-year-old male who had patrolled the mini mall for 12 years, KTLA reported. The man was found on the pavement and pronounced dead at the scene. The guard was armed but still had his gun in his holster when he was discovered, a relative told KTLA.
April 11, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
A security guard was shot and killed near a liquor store in a Panorama City strip mall, Los Angeles police said Thursday night. The guard was gunned down shortly before 10 p.m. in the 15000 block of Roscoe Boulevard, Lt. Paul Vernon of the Los Angeles Police Department told The Times. It was not immediately known what sparked the violence. Homicide detectives were en route to the crime scene late Thursday. Since January 2007, at least 15 homicides have been reported in Panorama City, according to a Times Homicide Report database . Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call (877)
April 9, 2013 | By James Mulvaney
Theodore Roosevelt was appalled by the lack of firearms training within the constabulary when he was appointed president of the New York City Police Department Board of Supervisors, a rank now known as police commissioner. He would, I suspect, be equally appalled by a National Rifle Assn.-funded study released last week that recommended putting guns in every school in America. Upon becoming New York's top cop in 1895, Roosevelt recognized the danger of large numbers of undertrained officers carrying firearms in crowded urban environments.
April 8, 2013 | By Carla Hall
Brenda Barnette, the general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services, ignited a firestorm of protest when she sent out an email last month explaining why she intended to eliminate animal care technicians on the midnight to 6 a.m. shifts and move them onto day and swing shifts. That would have left some 1,500 animals in six municipal shelters unattended in the wee hours of the night. The outcry was so intense that Barnette - wisely - postponed implementing the move of ACTs, as they are known, and scheduled a meeting for the public to meet with her and discuss this (and some other issues, probably)
March 28, 2013 | KTLA News
Two men were arrested in Chinatown on Thursday morning after a 45-minute, high-speed chase that began in Long Beach. Police responded to an attempted break-in just after 5 a.m. at a business in the 4600 block of Virginia Road. A private security guard confronted the suspects, according to police, and they tried to run him down with their vehicle. The security guard fired at the suspects. Long Beach police arrived on the scene as the suspects fled, and a pursuit ensued. The chase continued on the 710 freeway and several other freeways at high rates of speed.
March 1, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis and Hashmat Baktash, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - The two bullet-riddled bodies were found splayed on the road near a car. Both men - one an interpreter and the other a security guard - had worked at an international base outside Kabul. They knew their lives were in danger, relatives said. The Taliban had threatened to kill them if they did not come up with money and stop helping NATO-led forces. But the men were supporting large extended families. Their recent deaths provided a chilling reminder of the dangers faced by thousands of Afghans who have served as interpreters, cultural advisors and other support staff to foreign troops and diplomats during the 11 years of war in Afghanistan.
February 13, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
In a "this could only happen in Los Angeles" moment during Tuesday's Laker game against Phoenix, Will Ferrell put on a red coat and stood courtside, pretending to be a Staples Center security guard. Ferrell then went up to former Laker Shaquille O'Neal, who was watching the game from a courtside seat, and pretended to eject the 7-foot-1, 325-pound center from the arena.  It was an odd and amusing scene, especially because Ferrell and O'Neal played their roles perfectly.
January 25, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
Friends and fellow congregants trickled into the sanctuary of the Cavalry Albuquerque mega-church Friday afternoon to memorialize one of their former pastors, Greg Griego, his wife, Sarah, and three of his young children. Four miles away, 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego sat inside the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of killing his family. After Nehemiah's initial explanation to authorities began to unravel, he changed course.   He hadn't actually returned home from a friend's house Saturday to find his slain family, he eventually admitted in an interview detailed in court documents, but rather he had gone to his parents' closet, picked up a .22-caliber rifle and shot his mother in the head.
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