June 11, 2012 |
- The first witness in Jerry Sandusky's trial testified Monday that the former Penn State University assistant football coach sexually abused him as a young teenager on campus and in hotels and later sent him "creepy love letters. " Identified in court papers as Victim 4, the witness said "soap battles" in the shower escalated into inappropriate touching and oral sex. Under cross-examination, he said he felt responsible for what happened to other boys because he didn't come forward earlier.
March 21, 2012 |
A day after human remains were found in a West Texas pasture, investigators had yet to identify them, but people couldn't help wondering whether they belonged to a missing cheerleader. Hailey Dunn, 13, disappeared more than a year ago from her Colorado City home about 100 miles southeast of Lubbock. It was still unclear late Wednesday whether the remains found Tuesday near a city-owned airport in Big Spring, about 40 miles west of Colorado City, could be Hailey's. The mother of a person of interest in the case lives in Big Spring. At a Wednesday news conference broadcast from an airport hangar by KOSA , Big Spring Police Sgt. Tony Everett described the remains as "partially mummified and skeletal," saying it was impossible to speculate about the person's identity or sex. “An anthropologist is going to have to make that determination,” he said.
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November 9, 2010 |
Ryan Bonaminio walked into Ramona High School as a shy, greenhorn freshman and left as a Marine Corps ROTC platoon leader, charging head-on into the U.S. Army and two tours in Iraq before returning to his hometown and his dream job. But his career as a Riverside police officer was cut short. Bonaminio, who would have celebrated his 28th birthday Thanksgiving Day, was shot and killed Sunday night next to a dark roadside by an unidentified suspect who remains at large. "He was a good kid. It's a big loss to this community, especially when you're talking about someone who went into harm's way in a combat zone, then came home to protect your city and gets killed in his own backyard," said Sgt. Maj. Henry David Jr., his ROTC instructor.
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November 5, 2010 |
Officials at the San Fernando Valley clinic where a porn performer tested HIV-positive last month announced Friday that two rounds of tests showed no other adult film actors had contracted the virus. The performer tested HIV-positive Oct. 9 at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, or AIM, in Sherman Oaks. The clinic routinely tests performers working in the Valley's adult film industry for sexually transmitted diseases and maintains a database of their results. Once the new HIV case was detected, clinic officials created a quarantine list to test performers who had worked with the porn actor, referred to in Friday's announcement as "Patient Zeta.
August 4, 2010 |
A former teammate of Lance Armstrong has told federal investigators that the seven-time Tour de France winner participated in illegal doping practices when both were members of the U.S. Postal Service cycling team, the New York Times reported Wednesday night. Federal prosecutors are investigating Armstrong's possible involvement in doping. But the former teammate, who the paper did not identify but said had never tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, has not been called before the grand jury that has been convened in Los Angeles to investigate the case, the report said.
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July 9, 2010 |
The Los Angeles County coroner's office is seeking the public's help in identifying a woman whose remains were found last year in the Angeles National Forest after the Station fire. Coroner's officials this week released a composite sketch of the Jane Doe, who officials believe was a white or Latina woman between the ages of 20 and 40. The sketch was created using clay reconstruction technology. The woman's skull was found Dec. 26 in a burned-out area below Angeles Forest Highway two days after hikers in the same area discovered a male skull with an apparent bullet hole, officials said.