The search continues in the Big Bear area for suspected cop killer Christopher Dorner. That after his burned out pick up truck was found yesterday near the Snow Summit Ski Resort. The ex-LAPD officer is accused of shooting three police officers in Riverside and Corona early yesterday morning. A Riverside police officer, described as an 11 year veteran of the force, was killed. A second Riverside officer was seriously injured, but is expected to survive. Dorner’s also believed to be responsible for the murders of an Irvine couple last weekend. LAPD officials have said they believe Dorner is targeting law enforcement members and their families because he’s angry about his previous termination from the force. There are unconfirmed reports that Dorner may have been spotted last night near the Barona Indian Reservation in the San Diego area.
The female newspaper delivery person mistakenly shot by LAPD officers yesterday during the hunt for a cop killer is hospitalized in an intensive care unit. She was in stable condition Thursday night. The “Los Angeles Times” reports 71-year-old Emma Hernandez was delivering the “Los Angeles Times” with her daughter when cops mistook her Toyota Tacoma for Christopher Dorner’s Nissan Titan. Hernandez was shot twice in the back. Her blue pickup truck was riddled with bullets. Her daughter received stitches in her finger for a gunshot wound. The “Times” reports the LAPD detectives were in the area to protect an LAPD official named as a target in Dorner’s online manifesto.
Winter weather has returned to the Inland Empire. Forecasters say a Pacific storm is expected to drop about a half-inch of rain in the valleys today. A winter storm warning is in effect in the local mountains where the resorts could get up to six-inches of snow. Snow levels could drop as low as 2000 feet which would affect travel in the Cajon Pass and High Desert.
Schools are being closed and flights are being canceled in the Northeast as a major snowstorm approaches. The National Weather Service says the storm could dump two-and-a-half feet of snow on the region before the weekend is over. Blizzard warnings are in effect from New Jersey through southern Maine. Boston is likely to catch the worst of the monstrous storm.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not happy with plans to end Saturday mail delivery this summer. Reid questions the legality of the move, and believes it could have been prevented if the Republican-controlled House had approved the Senate’s bipartisan postal reform bill last year.
The Girl Scouts of the USA are rolling out their Cookie Finder app again, just in time for National Girl Scout Cookie Day. The app helps users find cookie selling scouts and lets them know when a local troop is having a sale.
February 8, 2013 at 5:22 am | Local News | No comment