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Mar 11, 2015

‘Suge’ Knight’s lawyer says rap mogul blind in one eye

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A lawyer for Marion “Suge” Knight, who is accused of running down two men with his pick-up truck at a Los Angeles area burger stand, killing one of them, says the rap mogul is blind in his left eye and may not have seen clearly during the incident.

Attorney Matthew Fletcher told celebrity news website TMZ that Knight, who suffers from glaucoma, did not have a clear view of his left side and so was forced to drive forward through the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton following fisticuffs with one of the men in January.

Mar 10, 2015

Authorities search for missing California woman amid campus attacks

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Authorities were searching on Tuesday for a 22-year-old woman reported missing near a Southern California university, saying concerns for her well-being were heightened by a string of recent campus crimes that included an attempted kidnapping.

Sahray Astina Barber was last seen after leaving her apartment across the street from Cal State San Bernardino at about 6 a.m. on her way to work on another school campus, according to police, but she never arrived at her job.

Mar 9, 2015

Parents of man shot by LAPD officers sue again, charging racism

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The parents of an unarmed black man shot to death by two Los Angeles police officers have filed a second lawsuit against the police department and city, alleging their son was targeted for excessive force because of his skin color.

Los Angeles Police Department officials say two of its officers shot Ezell Ford, who was 25 and described by family attorneys as mentally challenged, on Aug. 11 last year after he struggled with one of them and tried to grab the policeman’s holstered service revolver.

Mar 9, 2015

Newly released video shows Suge Knight running over two men

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A videotape posted on celebrity news website TMZ on Monday shows Marion “Suge” Knight running over two men with his pick-up truck at a Los Angeles area burger stand, killing one of them, in an incident that led to hit-and-run charges against the rap mogul.

The graphic video appears to support prosecutors’ contention that Knight deliberately struck Cle “Bone” Sloan and Terry Carter with his red Ford F-150 on Jan. 29 following an altercation in the driveway of Tam’s Burgers in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton.

Mar 6, 2015

Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (Reuters) – “Star Wars” star Harrison
Ford was seriously injured on Thursday when the actor crashed
his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after
taking off from a local airport, a source told Reuters.

The single-engine plane clipped a tree as it went down
shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport, about a mile
(1.6 km) away, and the pilot survived in “fair to moderate”
condition, Assistant Los Angeles Fire Chief Patrick Butler said.

Mar 6, 2015

Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles – reports

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Star Wars” star Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday when the actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a local airport, celebrity website TMZ and local media reported.

Reuters could not immediately confirm the TMZ report, which said Ford, 72, suffered multiple gashes to his head in the crash just over a mile (1.6 km) from Santa Monica Airport and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Mar 6, 2015

Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles – reports

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Star Wars” star Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday when the actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a local airport, celebrity website TMZ and local media reported.

Reuters could not immediately confirm the TMZ report, which said Ford, 72, suffered multiple gashes to his head in the crash just over a mile (1.6 km) from Santa Monica Airport and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Mar 6, 2015

Actor Harrison Ford seriously injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles: reports

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday in the crash of a small airplane on a Los Angeles golf course, celebrity website TMZ and local media reported.

Reuters could not immediately confirm the TMZ report, which said Ford, 72, suffered multiple gashes to his head in the crash just over a mile (1.6 km) from Santa Monica Airport and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Mar 4, 2015

Family of California girl left brain dead after tonsillectomy sues hospital

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The family of a Northern California girl who made national headlines when she was declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy to correct sleep apnea sued the surgeon and hospital on Tuesday, alleging medical malpractice.

Jahi McMath, who was 13 when she suffered cardiac arrest in December 2013 following the surgery, remains on a ventilator in New Jersey at her family’s insistence despite a death certificate issued by the coroner in Alameda County, California.

Mar 2, 2015

California court rules San Diego sex offender law unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The California Supreme Court ruled
on Monday that San Diego County’s “blanket” enforcement of the
state’s sex offender residency laws was unconstitutional, a
decision that could open the door to wider challenges of the
statute.

California’s top court issued the ruling in a legal
challenge to “Jessica’s Law” by four registered sex offenders
from San Diego who argued that the restrictions on where they
could live infringed on their rights under the state and federal
constitutions.