Sunday, December 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a gunman suspected of killing a man and critically wounding a woman in the San Fernando Valley is an Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Authorities said yesterday that 32-year-old Ricardo Javier Tapia had shown irrational behavior following deployments to the Middle East. He was arrested Friday night after firing in several directions from a Reseda apartment complex, striking two people.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The homeless are being pushed out of Union Station under a program that limits seats in the Los Angeles train station to ticketed passengers. The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday the county Metropolitan Transportation Authority began the crackdown Dec. 9 as the agency embarks on a major renovation of the structure. Station officials say passengers had complained about panhandling and transients occupying restrooms.
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — A Lake Tahoe couple says they have received numerous death threats after reporting problems with a black bear that was euthanized. Richard and Adrienne Evans of Incline Village filed a report with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, the same day the bear was killed. A Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman says the bear was a threat.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police are ramping up security for the last 49ers game at Candlestick Park. Police Chief Greg Suhr told KGO-TV fans can expect 50 percent more officers at tomorrow's game. He says fans trying to steal a piece of the stadium as a memento will be arrested. The Niners will move into its new stadium in Santa Clara next year.