Suspect arrested in slayings of three people in gated community

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale Southern California community. Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun said Friday that 64-year-old Richard Nicholson, 61-year-old Kim Nicholson and 57-year-old Maria Morse were identified as the victims who were found dead in…

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale Southern California community. Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun said Friday that 64-year-old Richard Nicholson, 61-year-old Kim Nicholson and 57-year-old Maria Morse were identified as the victims who were found dead in...

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Mexico’s crime is so bad that scientists are avoiding observatories

MEXICO CITY — Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico’s violence with activities at two observatories being reduced because their staff suffered crimes while traveling to the remote mountain sites, researchers said Thursday. The problems occurred near the Alfonso Serrano Large Millimeter Telescope, or LMT, in the central Mexico state of Puebla. It is…

MEXICO CITY — Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico’s violence with activities at two observatories being reduced because their staff suffered crimes while traveling to the remote mountain sites, researchers said Thursday. The problems occurred near the Alfonso Serrano Large Millimeter Telescope, or LMT, in the central Mexico state of Puebla. It is...

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Tennis star describes knife attack: ‘There was blood everywhere’

PRAGUE — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova testified in the Czech Republic on Tuesday at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her home. After the December 2016 attack in her home in Prostejov, Kvitova had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. It took the tennis star more than five…

PRAGUE — Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova testified in the Czech Republic on Tuesday at the trial of the man who allegedly knifed her in her home. After the December 2016 attack in her home in Prostejov, Kvitova had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. It took the tennis star more than five...

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Charges dropped after sheriff used security camera to view courtroom notes

SEATTLE — Charges have been thrown out in a Washington case after it was revealed a county sheriff was using a courtroom security camera to zoom in on defense notes and a juror’s notebook. The Seattle Times reports San Juan County Superior Court Judge Donald Eaton reviewed video from the surveillance camera and subsequently dismissed misdemeanor assault…

SEATTLE — Charges have been thrown out in a Washington case after it was revealed a county sheriff was using a courtroom security camera to zoom in on defense notes and a juror’s notebook. The Seattle Times reports San Juan County Superior Court Judge Donald Eaton reviewed video from the surveillance camera and subsequently dismissed misdemeanor assault...

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Jussie Smollett opens act with emotion: Attackers won’t win

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — “Empire” actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett has opened a Southern California concert with an emotional speech, saying he had to play the show because he couldn’t let his attackers win. The long-planned concert at the Troubador in West Hollywood on Saturday night was Smollett’s first public appearance since he reported…

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — “Empire” actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett has opened a Southern California concert with an emotional speech, saying he had to play the show because he couldn’t let his attackers win. The long-planned concert at the Troubador in West Hollywood on Saturday night was Smollett’s first public appearance since he reported...

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Jussie Smollett arrived home with rope around neck after attack: cops

The video from a surveillance camera at Smollett’s apartment building showing him arrive home with a rope around his neck is part of a larger effort to obtain as much footage as possible.

The video from a surveillance camera at Smollett's apartment building showing him arrive home with a rope around his neck is part of a larger effort to obtain as much footage as possible.

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Nurse sold 20,000 opioid pills on the dark web: cops

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Federal agents have arrested a California nurse on suspicion of running an illegal online pharmacy that sold more than 20,000 opioid prescription pills. The Sacramento Bee reports Sunday that Carrie Alaine Markis of Rancho Cordova was arrested last week and could face charges including distribution and conspiracy. It was not immediately…

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Federal agents have arrested a California nurse on suspicion of running an illegal online pharmacy that sold more than 20,000 opioid prescription pills. The Sacramento Bee reports Sunday that Carrie Alaine Markis of Rancho Cordova was arrested last week and could face charges including distribution and conspiracy. It was not immediately...

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Ray Lewis returns to scene of Super Bowl murders, certain they’re forgotten

ATLANTA — Once again, Ray Lewis and the Super Bowl intersect in Atlanta. Lewis isn’t ducking from the bad memories of his career low point in 2000, when he and a pair friends were charged for the stabbing deaths of two men outside a nightclub hours after the last Super Bowl played here. Now a Super…

ATLANTA — Once again, Ray Lewis and the Super Bowl intersect in Atlanta. Lewis isn’t ducking from the bad memories of his career low point in 2000, when he and a pair friends were charged for the stabbing deaths of two men outside a nightclub hours after the last Super Bowl played here. Now a Super...

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Homeless men break into home, cook themselves dinner

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Two homeless men have been charged with burglary after a California man said he came home to find them cooking dinner. Robby Spillman tells KNBC-TV he returned from Christmas shopping last Friday to find the men in his Santa Monica apartment. Spillman says the men, who stank and wore filthy, ripped…

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Two homeless men have been charged with burglary after a California man said he came home to find them cooking dinner. Robby Spillman tells KNBC-TV he returned from Christmas shopping last Friday to find the men in his Santa Monica apartment. Spillman says the men, who stank and wore filthy, ripped...

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Escaped inmate accidentally hitches ride with cop

GREENUP, Ky. — A jail inmate who escaped from authorities and tried hitchhiking along a highway didn’t enjoy freedom for long because the motorist he flagged down was a law enforcement officer. Greenup County Jailer Mike Worthington told The Independent that 31-year-old Allen Lewis was being transported on Tuesday to face charges in another county…

GREENUP, Ky. — A jail inmate who escaped from authorities and tried hitchhiking along a highway didn’t enjoy freedom for long because the motorist he flagged down was a law enforcement officer. Greenup County Jailer Mike Worthington told The Independent that 31-year-old Allen Lewis was being transported on Tuesday to face charges in another county...

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