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September 16, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather
The former Transportation Security Administration screener arrested last week after allegedly making a series of threats against Los Angeles International Airport was denied bail by a federal judge Monday. U.S. District Judge Patrick Walsh ruled Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, a flight risk and ordered him held without bond. Onuoha did not enter a plea. The Nigerian-born, naturalized U.S. citizen faces felony charges in connection with the threats -- depicted in phone calls, suspicious packages and rambling letters -- which unfolded Tuesday morning after he resigned his TSA job at the Los Angeles airport.
August 27, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A man is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in the shooting death of an AM/PM store clerk in Victorville just as his shift was ending. Eric David Robbins, 35, is being held without bail in the Aug. 11 killing of Daniel Olivera, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department jail records. Robbins was arrested near his home by a special Sheriff's Department unit Friday after tips from the public identified him as Olivera's suspected killer. Olivera, a 26-year-old father of four from Hesperia, was fatally shot in the upper body as he chatted with a security guard outside the entrance of a Victorville AM/PM store about 11 p.m. “He was standing outside of the store when he fell to the ground,” Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said.
August 4, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
For tenants in an East Hollywood apartment building, Juan Chavez was a beloved security guard who always went out of his way to cheer them up and make them feel safe. But undercover Los Angeles police officers, patrolling a vigil in Pico-Union, say they considered the 37-year-old a threat to their lives. Earlier this month, police shot and killed Chavez after he allegedly removed a blue steel revolver from his waistband. Chavez's friends and family say they still don't understand how that could have happened.
July 3, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Antonio Lopez Chaj's skull looks a pie chart with a quarter missing. He cannot speak, needs help to walk and needs 24-hour care after being severely beaten by a security guard in a Los Angeles bar three years ago, his attorneys say. After hearing evidence about the horrific April 2010 attack, a Torrance jury awarded the 43-year-old immigrant painter nearly $58 million in economic and medical losses. The Los Angeles resident's injuries were so severe that doctors had to remove a portion of his brain and skull.
June 21, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Drake, we get it. Everywhere you go, lines part and doors open. Traffic lights probably even know to turn green when you're approaching.  There's one place, though, where your celebrity won't work: An NBA locker room. After the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Drake wanted in on the party. Thing is, reporters are on this very evil thing called "deadline," so athlete-rapper social hour is not encouraged. The security guard at the locker room door succinctly broke it down for Drake: "There's no access," he said.
May 31, 2013 | By Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday that it has temporarily suspended operations in Afghanistan after an attack this week in the eastern city of Jalalabad in which a security guard was killed and a staff member wounded. The closure comes as aid agencies across the war-torn country grow increasingly concerned about their ability to carry out humanitarian work after the withdrawal of foreign combat troops by the end of 2014. "Because of the incident in Jalalabad we suspended all our activities in Jalalabad and our offices are closed until further notice," Robin Waudo, a spokesman for the Red Cross in Afghanistan, said in a telephone interview.
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)
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