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October 10, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A suspect led officers on a wild car chase across Los Angeles streets before bailing from his vehicle on the USC campus. The male suspect was taken into custody by officers who searched the campus, the California Highway Patrol said. The scene played out as the Trojans football team was battling Arizona in the Coliseum. CRAZY CAR CHASES ACROSS L.A. The driver was momentarily trapped as several California Highway Patrol vehicles executed a so-called PIT maneuver, which forces a fleeing vehicle to turn sideways and stop.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Richard Winton and Ruben Vives
The man called Ridgecrest police early Friday morning with a warning: He planned to "wreak havoc" on the Central California community. Less than three hours later, the caller - already suspected of killing one person and wounding another - lived up to his word. He led authorities on a high-speed, 35-mile chase on a Mojave Desert highway, shooting at authorities and other vehicles and forcing drivers off the road. At some point, the gunman's trunk popped open, revealing a man and woman inside.
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NATIONAL
February 19, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Three people were arrested in Las Vegas after a wild chase during which a woman leaned out the window of a car and fired an automatic rifle at pursuing police, authorities said. There were several bursts of gunfire, and a police car was peppered with bullets, said Officer Jose Montoya, a department spokesman. He said officers did not shoot back. The chase ended when the car stalled at an intersection after a collision with a pickup truck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A suspect led officers on a wild car chase across Los Angeles streets before bailing from his vehicle on the USC campus. The male suspect was taken into custody by officers who searched the campus, the California Highway Patrol said. The scene played out as the Trojans football team was battling Arizona in the Coliseum. CRAZY CAR CHASES ACROSS L.A. The driver was momentarily trapped as several California Highway Patrol vehicles executed a so-called PIT maneuver, which forces a fleeing vehicle to turn sideways and stop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1988
A man driving a stolen car with a broken axle and only three good wheels led police on a wild chase through Pacoima until he surrendered by driving into the parking lot of a police station Wednesday night. The 15-minute chase began about 6:45 p.m. near Terra Bella Street and Sunland Boulevard after patrolling officers did a computer check on the car's license plate and learned that the Nissan 280Z was stolen, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Gene Fretheim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded a drive-by shooting suspect after he led officers on a wild auto and foot chase through North Hollywood, authorities said Sunday. Marvin Barrio, 22, was in critical condition at Northridge Hospital Medical Center after the Saturday night shooting in which he was struck several times by police gunfire, Detective Ronald Karlson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1985
An escapee from a federal prison in California touched off a wild chase in Mission Valley Wednesday afternoon before being apprehended by San Diego police, a Police Department spokeswoman reported. Wayne Sherman Ross, 29, was stopped at Mission Center Road and Camino del Rio South by police carrying a federal warrant for his arrest. As the officers approached Ross' van, the spokeswoman said, he attempted to run them over.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1985 | From United Press International
A man suspected of stealing foreign sports cars in the Boyle Heights area was arrested Wednesday after leading a motorcycle officer on a wild chase at speeds up to 80 m.p.h., Los Angeles police said. "He drove like he was insane," Officer Raul LaRiva said of the suspect. "The car was all over the road--spinning out, running through red lights, speeding on the wrong side of the road and nearly crashing into oncoming cars."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles police were taken on a wild chase Tuesday afternoon when a suspect in a white van tore through residential streets and alleys in a futile attempt to escape authorities. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, started fleeing from police at USC before leading the chase across the 10 and 110 freeways and streets in Koreatown. As news cameras followed from the air, the suspect precariously weaved in and out of ongoing traffic and attempted to negotiate tight turns despite his speed and the van's limited maneuverability.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1987 | MARCIDA DODSON and JONATHAN WEISMAN, Times Staff Writers
Police arrested one youth and sought two others suspected of firing shots into a man's car on Interstate 5 in Irvine on Tuesday night, ending a wild chase that began in northern San Diego County. In another shooting on the same freeway Wednesday, a Buena Park computer software consultant swerved in front of a yellow Porsche in the Santa Ana area to avoid hitting a disabled car and was fired upon by the Porsche's driver, the California Highway Patrol said.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A grand jury in New York has been given an extension to act on the wild chase that resulted in the beating of an SUV driver and serious injuries to a motorcyclist, officials said Friday. Christopher Cruz, the only person to be charged in the incident, briefly made a return appearance in court on Friday. It had been expected that the grand jury would report on the same day, but prosecutors said further action will be delayed until Oct. 24 to allow more time for investigation. There have been reports in the New York media that some of the motorcyclists involved in the chase up Manhattan's West Side and the beating of the driver of the black Range Rover have been identified.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Breaking news: They may have found Amelia Earhart -- again. No, really! This time they're pretty sure! OK, don't take my word for it. Here's what History.com writes : Researchers with the Earhart Project, a division of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), have released sonar images that they believe show the remains of Earhart's twin-engine Lockheed Electra lying 600 feet below sea level off the coast of an uninhabited island in the South Pacific - just 350 miles from Earhart's original destination on her fateful journey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles police were taken on a wild chase Tuesday afternoon when a suspect in a white van tore through residential streets and alleys in a futile attempt to escape authorities. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, started fleeing from police at USC before leading the chase across the 10 and 110 freeways and streets in Koreatown. As news cameras followed from the air, the suspect precariously weaved in and out of ongoing traffic and attempted to negotiate tight turns despite his speed and the van's limited maneuverability.
NEWS
October 3, 2012 | By Alice Short
"Ice Road Truckers. " "Amish in the City. " "Half Pint Brawlers. " "Federal Duck Stamp Contest Artists. " If the question were “Which subset of society doesn't have its own reality TV show?” and you picked duck stamp artists, you'd be correct. But they do come under some scrutiny in an unorthodox little book, “The Wild Duck Chase: Inside the Strange and Wonderful World of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest” (Walker: 262 pp., $25). Author Martin J. Smith thoroughly examines the only juried arts competition run by the federal government, and the artists, judges, hunters and other hangers-on who participate.
SPORTS
October 1, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Recent events have convinced Matt Kemp that the Dodgers could do something special in the postseason. "The way we're playing, I would like our chances against any team that we play," Kemp said. Here's the problem: Short of a miracle, the Dodgers won't be there. They are on the brink of elimination, even after extending their winning streak to five games Sunday with a sweep-sealing 7-1 victory over the downtrodden Colorado Rockies. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals, 10-4, to maintain their two-game lead over Dodgers for the second of two National League wild-card spots.
SPORTS
September 25, 2012 | Wire reports
Manager Davey Johnson plans to rest his regular players if the Washington Nationals clinch the National League East title and he doesn't care one bit what anyone else thinks. After beating the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, the Nationals' magic number to clinch the division is five. The rest of Washington's regular-season opponents are still in the chase for wild-card berths, including the St. Louis Cardinals. And if other clubs hope the Nationals will put their best lineup on the field against the Cardinals?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein
The Burbank Police Department and Los Angeles County district attorney's office launched investigations Tuesday into the actions of officers who tried to stop a high-speed pursuit by firing at the suspect while he was stopped in rush-hour traffic. Officials said they are looking at the tactics used Monday afternoon by the Burbank officers, who fired at the suspect on two occasions during the wild chase. Of biggest concern is one officer's decision to fire into the suspect's stolen sport utility vehicle while he was in the middle of traffic on Barham Boulevard near the 101 Freeway.
NEWS
May 15, 1993 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dozens of terrified residents of a massive townhouse complex hid in their homes for about nine hours Friday while police SWAT teams searched door-to-door for three gunmen fleeing a botched bank robbery. Police sealed off the Rossmoor Townhouse complex on Montecito Road shortly after the 11 a.m. robbery, ordering people to remain locked in their apartments and preventing about 200 residents from returning to their homes. At 8:20 p.m.
SPORTS
September 5, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Magic Johnson dropped in on his old friend Jay Leno on Wednesday. Johnson tweeted about the Dallas Cowboys' victory in the NFL opener, about former President Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention, and about what he said was his 23rd appearance on Leno's show. "Tonight might have been the most fun yet," Johnson tweeted. Johnson's baseball team? Not too much fun. As the days of the pennant stretch dwindle to a precious few, the Dodgers lost a chance to gain ground in the National League West and wild-card races.
SPORTS
September 23, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Look at the bright side, Angels fans. At least you won't have to watch the Texas Rangers dance all over your team's turf next week. The Angels spared themselves and their followers that indignity Friday night when they lost to the Oakland Athletics, 3-1, and were eliminated from the American League West race. The Rangers beat Seattle, 5-3, earlier Friday and watched the Angels-A's game with their fans on the video board at the Ballpark in Arlington. When Oakland escaped a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the eighth and held on for the win, Texas clinched its second consecutive division title and rendered its season-ending three-game series in Angel Stadium beginning Monday moot.
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