Las Vegas

Monday, September 20, 2010

News Bits: Paris Hilton pleads guilty to cocaine possession, sports drama in divorce court & Ben Affleck’s film wins Box Office gold

Paris Hilton’s guilty plea in Vegas  Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor cocaine charges in a Las Vegas court today.  Hilton got a plea deal: one year probation, $2,000 fine, 200 hours of community service, and she must complete a drug abuse program.  Also, if  Hilton violates her probation she risks going to jail for a year! […]
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Another Vegas raid in the Michael Jackson death investigation

Federal agents and other law enforcement officers searched a Las Vegas pharmacy today in connection with the criminal investigation into the death of Superstar Michael Jackson. Last month, agents raided the Vegas medical office and home of Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. Photo: Justin M. Bowen/Las Vegas Sun Today’s search of the Applied Pharmacy Services on West Flamingo Road in […]
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Michael Jackson criminal investigation focuses on his personal physician

Photo: Dr. Conrad Murray/Las Vegas Sun Doctor Conrad Murray continues to be the focus of a criminal investigation into the death of the late pop superstar Michael Jackson. Yesterday, a team of Federal DEA Agents, Las Vegas Police, and LAPD Detectives swooped down on Dr. Murray’s Las Vegas medical office and home. During the raids, investigators reportedly carted off boxes of documents, medical records, […]
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Barack Obama: Then and Now

Photo (1980): Lisa Jack — from the Los Angeles Times In 1980, Occidental College student Lisa Jack got very, very lucky. A bright handsome freshman named Barry Obama agreed to a photo session for one of Jack’s class assignments. The session produced 36 shots of a cool, youthful Obama. The photo above shows Obama wearing a bomber-style jacket with swirls of smoke […]
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ex-Wal-Mart employee recounts Black Friday experience — Part 2

    There is a lot of fallout from the Black Friday death of a temp employee at a New York Wal-Mart store. The worker, Jdimytai Damour, was 6-5 and tipped the scales at 270 pounds. Nevertheless, when a bargain hungry throng of two thousand or so shoppers rammed through the doors, Damour was trampled to death. A few days ago, […]
Monday, December 8, 2008

Ex-Wal-Mart employee recounts Black Friday experience — Part 1

 Like many I was shocked by the Black Friday death of a Wal-Mart store employee last month. In a totally out of control scene, a crowd of about two thousand eager shoppers broke down doors and stormed into a Wal-Mart in New York the morning after Thanksgiving. A temporary employee, 34-year-old Jdimytai Damour, didn’t move fast enough and was trampled to […]
Friday, December 5, 2008

O.J. Simpson sentenced to prison!

O.J. Simpson after his conviction in October/Las Vegas Metro Police photo/Las Vegas Sun   Former NFL star running back O.J. Simpson fell several more notches from glory and grace today. A tearful and somewhat remorseful Simpson was sentenced on kidnapping and armed robbery convictions by Las Vegas Judge Jackie Glass. On October 3, Simpson and his friend and co-defendant, Clarence C.J. […]
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Second person in custody in Las Vegas kidnapping case

Two so-called witnesses in the kidnapping of 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger are being held by U.S. Marshals today. Cole’s maternal grandfather, 51-year-old Clemons Tinnemeyer and his alleged companion, 42-year-old Terri Leavy, went before a federal magistrate in Riverside yesterday and then were turned over to the  Marshals. Both were apprehended on fugitive arrest warrants. Tinnemeyer was arrested in Riverside last Friday night. Leavy […]