January 6, 1997 |
Two Riverside County sheriff's deputies were shot to death early Sunday morning when they responded to a report of domestic violence at a mobile home in this isolated desert community and walked into an apparent ambush. Deputies James Lehmann Jr., 40, of Apple Valley and Michael P. Haugen, 33, of San Jacinto were gunned down shortly after 3 a.m. as they left their patrol cars outside a trailer home in the remote Whitewater area, between Cabazon and Palm Springs.
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October 7, 2013 |
A 53-year-old man convicted of killing two Riverside County Sheriff's Department deputies in 1997 has died after possibly committing suicide, corrections authorities said Monday afternoon. Timothy Russell was convicted in the ambush slayings of James Lehmann Jr., 41, an Apple Valley resident, and Michael Haugen 33, who lived in San Jacinto. The deputies had responded to an early morning domestic-violence call outside a remote desert-area mobile home where Russell lived. Authorities said Russell was hiding behind scrub brush and opened fire with a World War II-vintage military carbine as the deputies got out of their patrol cars in pre-dawn darkness on Jan. 5. They died at the scene.
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September 18, 1997
Six Los Angeles Police Department officers on Wednesday received the Medal of Valor, the organization's top honor for acts of courage and bravery. "These six officers are heroes in every sense of the word," said Mayor Richard Riordan, who spoke at the awards luncheon. "These officers serve as they do, even with the risks, because they believe in a greater calling, a greater duty." Honored at a downtown awards ceremony were: * Officers Elizabeth Green and Camerino Mesina of the Van Nuys station.
January 6, 1995
(More than five nominations in a category are as a result of ties.) General Categories Record of the Year: "I'll Make Love to You," Boyz II Men (Babyface, producer); "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," Mary Chapin Carpenter (Mary Chapin Carpenter and John Jennings, producers); "All I Wanna Do," Sheryl Crow (Bill Bottrell, producer); "Love Sneakin' Up on You," Bonnie Raitt (Bonnie Raitt and Don Was, producers); "Streets of Philadelphia," Bruce Springsteen (Chuck Plotkin and Bruce Springsteen, producers).
August 3, 2000 |
Audio The Gift of the Eagle. Summit Records. CD: $17. Ages 4 to 12. http://www.summitrecords.com In the tradition of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," classical music is the framework for this lovely original fantasy about a black cat named Katrina, who is taken on an odyssey through the rhythms of the world by a magic eagle.
March 14, 2013 |
In the wake of a deadly police chase, the U.S. Justice Department has launched a civil rights investigation into Cleveland police practices and whether the agency has used too much force. At a morning news conference, Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the civil rights division, announced the wide-ranging examination, the latest in a series of probes into practices by municipal police agencies around the country. Perez is viewed as President Obama's likely pick as the next secretary of Labor.