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“The Shield” Actor Arrested For Murder

LOS ANGELES—Actor Michael Jace, 51, known by many from the FX series “The Shield” was arrested on Monday, May 19 for fatally shooting his wife during a domestic dispute. The Los Angeles Police Department Criminal Gang and Homicide Division Detectives are still investigating the murder of the victim, April Jace, 40. Officers responded to a call of shots being fired...

NBA Fines Donald Sterling $2.5 Million

***image2***LOS ANGELES—After the release of a racially laced phone call between Donald Sterling and V. Stiviano, the NBA is asking Sterling, who purchased the team back in the 1980s for $12 million, to sell his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. TMZ posted on their YouTube channel a conversation between Donald Sterling and his ex-girlfriend, who is believed to be...

Shooting At Fort Hood Leaves 4 Dead

KILLEEN, TEXAS—A soldier opened fire on personnel in the same military base as a 2009 tragedy on Wednesday, April 2. The Fort Hood Press Center stated that around 4:00 p.m., central standard time, a soldier assigned to the 13 Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) fired on people in the area of Fort Hood's 1st Medical Brigade. Emergency personnel were able to respond...

Paul Walker Crash Report Released

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Sheriff's Investigators revealed their findings into the crash that killed Paul Walker on March 25. The investigation was performed by the Sheriff's traffic collision experts in cooperation with the CHP's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT), according to a news release from the Sheriff's Department. The results of the redacted reports showed that the Porsche was traveling at a...

Chris Pine Pleads Guilty To DUI

NEW ZEALAND―”Star Trek” actor Chris Pine pleaded guilty to a DUI charge at the Ashburton District Court on March 17. According to Entertainment Weekly, the actor entered the plea through his lawyer, Marilyn Gilchrist, who cited the actor's guilt and remorse over over his crime. Pine was stopped on March 1 in the town of Methven, according to Reuters, which is...

4.4 Quake Rattles Los Angeles

WESTWOOD—A tremor woke a majority of Los Angeles on March 17. The United States Geological Survey measured a 4.4 magnitude quake epicentered near Westwood at 6:30 am in a shake that some say lasted 20 seconds. The depth of the earthquake was measured nine miles deep away from the famous San Andreas fault line that spreads across most of California....

Salma Hayek’s Brother Involved In Deadly Crash

BEL AIR―The brother of actress Salma Hayek was involved in a vehicle collision that left a man dead on February 23. The incident occurred around 4:50 p.m. when 40-year-old Sami Hayek was traveling eastbound on Sunset Boulevard just east of Mapleton Drive when Hayek somehow lost control of his 2006 Ford GT, according to a news release from the LAPD....

Ron Calderon Indicted For Corruption

CALIFORNIA―Senator Ron Calderon was indicted on multiple counts of public corruption on February 21. Calderon, and his brother Tom Calderon, were both charged with 24 counts of corruption which included allegations of wire fraud, mail fraud, honest services fraud and money laundering. Ron Calderon was arraigned in a U.S. District Court on February 24, where he pleaded not guilty on...

Hoffman’s Death An Accidental Overdose

NEW YORK―Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death is being treated by police as an accidental overdose, following the discovery of his body next to five empty heroin bags and 65 unused ones on Sunday, February 2. He was last seen at 8 p.m. on Saturday night, and was supposed to pick up his three children on Sunday at 9 a.m.,...

President Speaks, Did You Listen?

UNITED STATES—President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union Address on Tuesday to discuss a bevy of issues with the American public. While so many people tuned out to watching the president speak, I couldn’t help, but listen to what our Commander in Chief had to say.  His hour long speech discussed a slew of topics including education,...
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