A man is facing criminal charges after he arrived at LAX wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a cache of weapons in his luggage. 28-year-old Yongda Harris was arrested last Friday. The Boston resident arrived at LAX on a flight from Japan wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants. U.S. Customs officers found body bags in his luggage, along with billy clubs, knives, a hatchet, handcuffs and a smoke grenade. Harris faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
A Guatemalan man has pleaded not guilty to stabbing his ex-girlfriend and their two kids to death at a home in Riverside. Police shot and wounded Selvin Rodriguez after the alleged slayings in late August. They found him covered in blood and holding a knife near the Highway 91/Interstate 15 interchange. Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to the triple-murder yesterday through a court interpreter.
A 21-year-old man is in custody in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash in Upland. Kyle Bahensky was arrested at his Ontario home about three miles away from the scene of the accident. He’s accused of ramming his pickup truck into the side of a Plymouth Neon late Monday night at Campus Avenue and Arrow Highway. Thirteen-year-old Joshua Roberson was killed in the wreck. Bahensky is facing felony hit-and-run charges.
A power window problem has prompted Toyota to conduct a global recall of more than seven million cars. Toyota says the problem could lead to fires. No accidents or deaths have been reported. The recall applies to about two-and-a-half million vehicles in the U.S.
A power window problem has prompted Toyota to conduct a global recall of more than seven million cars. Toyota says the problem could lead to fires. No accidents or deaths have been reported. The recall applies to about two-and-a-half million vehicles in the U.S. The vehicles involved include:
• 2007 to 2008 Yaris (approx. 110,300)
• 2007 to 2009 RAV4 (approx. 336,400)
• 2007 to 2009 Tundra (approx. 337,100)
• 2007 to 2009 Camry (approx. 938,100)
• 2007 to 2009 Camry Hybrid (approx. 116,800)
• 2008 to 2009 Scion xD (approx. 34,400)
• 2008 to 2009 Scion xA (approx. 77,500)
• 2008 to 2009 Sequoia (approx. 38,500)
• 2008 Highlander (approx. 135,400)
• 2008 Highlander Hybrid (approx. 23,200)
• 2009 Corolla (approx. 270,900)
• 2009 Matrix (approx. 53,800)
The alleged ringleader of a brazen burglary attempt at the Temecula Apple store will undergo a mental evaluation. Equonne Howard of Los Angeles is accused of driving his SUV through the front of the store last month before three unidentified men jumped out and started grabbing devices. A judge suspended criminal proceedings yesterday amid questions about Howard’s mental competence.
Darden, the company that owns the Olive Garden and Red Lobster is cutting back on full-time schedules in order to save money on healthcare. Under the Affordable Care Act, large companies like Darden have to provide affordable health insurance plans to employees who work more than 30 hours per week.
The first HIV test that can be used at home is now on sale. The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is designed to give a result in 20 to 40 minutes. The test is on sale at national retailers including CVS, RiteAid, Walgreen’s, and Walmart.
An Austrian daredevil’s attempt at a record setting skydive remains on hold. Felix Baumgartner was forced to call off yesterday’s attempt to skydive from 23 miles above the Earth due to windy conditions in the Roswell, New Mexico area.
The field has shrunk by two on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” with this season’s first double elimination. Former “Dancing With The Stars” champions Drew Lachey and Helio Castroneves were told to hang up their dancing shoes for the season.
October 10, 2012 at 6:22 am | Local News | No comment