LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 95-year-old California man who was stung more than 400 times by a massive swarm of bees was recovering at a local hospital on Thursday, police said.
The attack came as the man was walking past an apartment building in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach on Wednesday where an exterminator was pumping poison into a giant hive of bees, Redondo Beach Police Sgt. Phil Keenan said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 7-month-old baby boy who authorities say was pushed from the fourth story of a Southern California hospital parking structure by his mother died of his injuries on Wednesday.
Noe Medina Jr. died on the same day that his mother, Sonia Hermosillo, made an initial court appearance on charges of murder and assault on a child likely to cause great bodily injury or death.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A convicted murderer who escaped from a California prison camp over three decades ago has been recaptured thanks to a clue gleaned from his dying mother, authorities said on Monday.
William Walter Asher III, 66, was taken into custody without incident at a home in the Northern California town of Salida on Friday, FBI spokesman Steve Dupre said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California man who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill U.S. Representative Jim McDermott of Washington state was sentenced to eight months in prison on Friday by a federal judge.
Charles Turner Habermann, 33, was also fined more than $54,000 and ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his incarceration.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two men charged in the Opening Day beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, an attack that outraged the city, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.
Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, who were arrested in July, four months after the March 31 attack on Bryan Stow, entered their pleas during a hearing in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Customs agents have seized three gallons of a chemical used to make the date rape drug GHB at Los Angeles International Airport amid a surge in illegal shipments of the intoxicant, authorities said on Wednesday.
Customs and Border Protection officers discovered the three, one-gallon plastic jugs of Gamma-Butyrolactone, or GBL, in a late July shipment from China, labeled as “Propylene Glycol,” a spokesman for the agency said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The remarkably well-preserved body of a scuba diver who vanished in Lake Tahoe 17 years ago has been found on a ledge deep in the mountain lake on California’s border with Nevada, authorities said on Tuesday.
The body of Donald Christopher Widecker, 44, was pulled from the lake on July 27, four days after divers stumbled across it while exploring a granite cliff 270 feet (82 metres) below the surface.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The remarkably well-preserved body of a scuba diver who sank and vanished 17 years ago in Lake Tahoe has been found on an underwater ledge deep in the mountain lake, authorities said on Tuesday.
The body of Donald Christopher Widecker, 44, was pulled from Lake Tahoe on July 27, four days after a group of divers stumbled across it while exploring a granite cliff 270 feet below the surface.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Los Angeles judge on Monday set a September pretrial hearing for former New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra on grand theft auto charges.
Dykstra, who was brought into court in orange jail garb and handcuffs, also entered a second not guilty plea in the case, which stems from what prosecutors say was a scheme to lease cars using phony business and credit information.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The skeletal remains of a young woman murdered 65 years ago and left in the California desert have been identified through DNA analysis, authorities said on Friday.
The bones, found scattered near Baker, California, were confirmed as those of Betty Walraven, who was killed in May of 1946, San Bernardino County Coroner’s spokeswoman Sandy Fatland said.