A Highland man has been arrested in connection with more than 20 armed robberies in the Inland Empire including a hold up at a Redlands Dairy Queen where a female employee was shot in the leg. 45 year old Nathaniel Dawson is facing charges of attempted murder and robbery and is set to be arraigned this morning. Authorities say they don’t have evidence linking Dawson to the murder of a 20 year old man at a Rialto Taco Bell.
Meantime police in the Hemet area are on the look out for the so called Sweet and Stylin robbery crew which may be responsible for more than 50 holdups in Southwest Riverside County. The suspects were given the name because they generally target stores that sell things like clothing, cosmetics, ice cream and candy.
The LAPD began a “Zero-Tolerance” policy last night at Dodger Stadium for the team’s first home series since the opening night attack of a Giants fan. There were more than 30 citations, mostly for open container violations.
The death toll is climbing after a severe weather system slammed the southern Plains with tornadoes and golf ball-size hail yesterday. At least six people are confirmed dead in eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Today April 15th is normally tax day but because of a holiday in Washington DC you have until Monday to file.
Two long running soap operas are coming to an end. ABC has cancelled One Life to Live and All My Children due to low ratings.
You have seen the US Postal Service’s new forever stamp which features an image of the Statue of Liberty, but the New York Times reports the photo is actually of the replica Statue outside the New York New York casino in Las Vegas. A postal official says they regret the error but will keep the stamp.