CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2010 |
Detectives are investigating whether a man suspected in the slaying of a family in Little Armenia stalked one of the victims, according to law enforcement sources. Alberd Tersargyan of Los Angeles has been charged with killing one member of the family, but police said they believe he's responsible for all three slayings, which occurred over two years in the Hollywood area. LAPD Capt. Kevin McClure said detectives recovered a weapon when they arrested Tersargyan on Thursday but declined to provide further details about the case.
April 22, 2010 |
A man arrested in the slaying of a Hollywood family may have been obsessed with one of his victims, according to law enforcement sources. Alberd Tersargyan of Los Angeles was taken into custody as detectives continue to investigate the mysterious killings. He told authorities he was in his 70s, but police believe he is 59. He initially was detained on an unrelated charge, but police said they have evidence he is involved in the slaying that shocked the Little Armenia area, law enforcement sources told The Times.
April 20, 2010
A roundup of this morning's arts and entertainment headlines: David Hasselhoff will reprise his role as Dr. William "Snapper" Foster Jr. on "The Young and the Restless." (Entertainment Weekly) That abandoned next generation iPhone? Apple wants it back, and Gizmodo is willing to return it. (The Wrap, Gizmodo) A new season of "Mad Men" will premiere July 25. Meanwhile, AMC says there's no end date for the series. (The Hollywood Reporter, Show Tracker) Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have extended their contracts on Comedy Central; Stewart's "The Daily Show" will continue through June 2013, while Colbert's "The Colbert Report" will go through the end of 2012.
March 15, 2010 |
An Illinois insurance executive who secretly shot nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was sentenced Monday to 21/2 years in prison after giving a tearful apology that was harshly rebuked by his victim. Michael David Barrett pleaded guilty in December to interstate stalking after prosecutors accused him of following the reporter to at least three cities and shooting the videos through hotel peepholes. Barrett, 48, of suburban Chicago, agreed to a 27-month prison sentence after pleading guilty.
January 23, 2010 |
On the first day of testimony in the trial of Scott Roeder, the anti- abortion activist accused of murdering Dr. George Tiller, a Wichita, Kan., jury heard tearful testimony today from a fellow congregant who was 40 feet away when Tiller was shot in his church's vestibule last May. Kathy Wegner, the church's youth director who made the first 911 call after the shooting, said this morning she saw a flash and heard a sound like a balloon popping....
January 14, 2010 |
Lions Gate Entertainment has taken a lead in the bidding for "Terminator," but competition for rights to the 26-year-old science fiction franchise is likely to heat up in the next month. In a federal Bankruptcy Court filing Wednesday, Halcyon Group, the independent production company owned by Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek, asked a judge to approve naming Lions Gate as "stalking horse" bidder for the "Terminator" rights. The two producers put the film rights up for sale in September to raise cash as they work their way out of Chapter 11 reorganization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2009 |
The FBI served search warrants at the Silicon Valley offices of Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc., seeking explicit videos and electronic records involving the Illinois man accused of illegally recording ESPN reporter Erin Andrews through hotel peepholes. Michael David Barrett, 48, of Westmont, Ill., who is accused of trying to sell nude videos of Andrews, pleaded not guilty last month in federal court in Los Angeles to a charge of interstate stalking. The warrants were served in Northern California on Wednesday.
October 25, 2009 |
Wolf 527 was a survivor. She lived through a rival pack's crippling 12-day siege of her den. When another pair of wolves laid down stakes in her territory, she killed the mother and picked off the pups while the invader's mate howled nearby in frustration and fury. She was not a charmer. But successful wolves are not known for their geniality. She was large and black and wary -- and cruel when she needed to be. As the alpha female of the Cottonwood Creek pack, she also was equipped with a radio collar so wildlife biologists could track her movements, making her one of Yellowstone National Park's best-known wolves.