Sheriff’s deputies responding to a house fire call in the Crestline area yesterday morning shot and killed a man who reached into waistband. The incident started as a house fire on Redwood Way in the Valley of Enchantment just before 10 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies approached a man who they saw running from the home, and that’s when the suspect allegedly put his hand in his waistband. They did not say whether the man was armed.
The scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus is widening. General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the center of the scandal. The FBI has uncovered between 20 and 30-thousand pages of emails between Allen and Petraeus family friend Jill Kelley. Kelley’s complaints about harassing emails from Paula Broadwell, with whom Petraeus had an affair, set off an FBI investigation. Authorities served a search warrant at Broadwells home last night.
Palm Springs Police Chief Alberto Franz says the officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Marine were allegedly assaulted prior to the confrontation. The incident took place Saturday in a parking garage on Indian Canyon Drive. Two Camp Pendleton Marines reportedly started yelling at the officers from inside a vehicle and were told repeatedly to turn off their car. Chief Franz says when an officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated toward a second officer, hitting him. That’s when the officers fired their weapons. Both have been placed on administrative leave.
An investigation is underway in Fontana where a high-tension cable killed a man. San Bernardino County Fire officials were called to the Oldcastle Precast industrial company around 7:15 yesterday morning and found the unidentified man dead at the scene. A second victim was taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries. Authorities say workers at the company were trying to coil heavy cables into spools under high tension when the cable snapped and struck both workers.
Cal State San Bernardino students are speaking out about proposed “incentive” fees to clear up classroom space. A recent survey found that most students at CSU’s 23 campuses would take out additional loans and delay their graduation if the new fees take effect next fall. They include a 372-dollar-per-unit supplement fee for so-called “super seniors” and a 91-dollar-per-unit fee for students who want to repeat a class. Cal State Chancellor Charles Reed says the fees are designed to change the behavior of students who repeat or drop classes on a whim and take too many courses.
A new study finds that most people don’t need to fast before having their cholesterol checked. Researchers in Canada found that blood tests showed similar average total cholesterol and “good” HDL readings whether or not patients had eaten recently.
November 13, 2012 at 6:10 am | Local News | No comment