October 31, 2011 |
Griffen Kramer, a backup quarterback at Thousand Oaks High, was found dead Sunday at a friend's house in Agoura Hills, school officials said Monday. Kramer was 18. Kramer is the son of former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer, who played at Burbank Burroughs High and Pierce College, and started for the Chicago Bears from 1994-96. In a statement, the school, with information it said was provided by the family, announced that "initial indications suggest his passing was due to alcohol poisoning.
February 15, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The family of South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius denied Friday that the Olympic athlete had murdered his girlfriend, releasing a statement shortly after he broke down and wept during his first court appearance. Pistorius, revered for overcoming his disability to compete in the London Olympics last year, is facing a murder charge in the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day, a tragedy that shocked and divided South Africans.
May 15, 2000 |
We've been waiting three weeks for the Lakers to make a statement, a real postseason statement, not some meaningless opening-game banter or desperate deciding-game scream. We've been waiting for the NBA's best regular-season team to put on the sort of consistent display that would remind the rest of the league--and, OK, us--exactly where they are headed. Well, that statement has been made. It was Sunday in Phoenix. It was loud enough to be heard from Los Angeles to Portland.
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January 17, 1991 |
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office on Wednesday spurned the confession of a woman who claimed that she and several friends were responsible for the 1988 slaying of Carol Montecalvo, whose husband was convicted last year of the murder. The prosecutor in the case said that Suzan Brown, 45, was lying when she suddenly stepped forward last month and confessed her role in the fatal shooting of Montecalvo in her Burbank home. "After an extensive investigation of Ms.
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November 5, 2011
Wyatt Knight, 56, an actor best known for portraying Tommy Turner in the three "Porky's" films, committed suicide Oct. 25 in Maui, said Eileen O'Farrell, a family spokeswoman. An autopsy determined that Knight died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Associated Press reported. In 2003, Knight underwent a bone-marrow transplant for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and the resulting radiation therapy left him in physical and emotional pain, according to a statement from the family. "He was tired of the pain and after much contemplation, chose to end his life in a beautiful and a serene place," the statement said.
February 22, 2012 |
Wanted: An attorney who will put up with the media circus that will likely follow Casey Anthony for the rest of her life. The attorney who previously held that position, Jose Baez, released a statement to the media Wednesday announcing that he is no longer representing Anthony. If you'll recall, Baez stood alongside Anthony, clutching her hand, when she was found not guilty last year of killing her daughter, Caylee. Anthony's acquittal outraged many and led one online poll to dub her the most hated person in America.
June 18, 2012 |
HOUSTON -- Investigators have released the name of a man beaten to death June 9 in central Texas when a father allegedly caught him molesting his 5-year-old daughter. Jesus Mora Flores, 47, of Gonzales, Texas, was an "acquaintance" of the father who had come to help care for some horses at a barn near rural Shiner, Texas, about 130 miles west of Houston, according to statements released by the Lavaca County sheriff's and district attorney's offices to the Los Angeles Times.
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December 26, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - A lawsuit filed Christmas Eve alleges that a prominent California lobbying firm sought influence by directing illegal contributions to dozens of politicians - including nearly a third of the Legislature. The suit charges that Sloat Higgins Jensen and Associates tapped its roster of Fortune 500 clients to steer hundreds of thousands of dollars in checks to favored politicians - although the document fails to name any. According to the court papers, company founder Kevin Sloat, who was once an aide to former Gov. Pete Wilson, also improperly gave gifts to legislators, instructing that no written record of them be kept.
March 17, 2014 |
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto of Temple City, the man recently named by Newsweek as the mysterious creator of bitcoin, has hired a law firm and issued a statement late Sunday night in what he says was an attempt to "clear my name. " The statement came in an email from Ethan D. Kirschner, a Los Angeles lawyer. "This firm has been retained by Dorian S. Nakamoto, the subject of the recent Newsweek cover story on Bitcoin," Kirschner said in an email. "He has issued the attached prepared statement.
April 29, 2013 |
The nation's pediatricians have some advice for expectant parents who are considering giving birth to their child at home: Don't. Home birth is not very common in the United States - fewer than 1% of babies are born outside of a medical setting on purpose. But among a certain subset of white women, it's becoming a trendy thing to do. In 2009, 1 out of every 90 babies born to white mothers was born at home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That rate was 36% higher than in 2004.