Saturday, December 7, 2013
TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California truck driver who called police fearing hijackers unwittingly led officers to a 12-ton haul of pot in his own trailer. Tustin police told City News Service yesterday that the driver didn't know $7 million worth of marijuana was hidden in electronics he was taking from San Diego into Orange County. A police spokesman says two men ordered the driver to pull over Monday morning but fled when police arrived.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for another moratorium on filming after an actor tested positive for HIV for the third time this year. The Free Speech Coalition said yesterday an adult performer came up positive at one of the group's testing centers. The group did not release the name or any details about the performer.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Long Beach police say a former detective has been arrested for passing information to a gang about a murder investigation. Police said yesterday that 42-year-old Yvonne Robinson was taken into custody at her home in Carson. Authorities say the 13-year department veteran leaked information to the Baby Insane Crips, who counted Robinson's brother-in-law among their members.
UNDATED (AP) — Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations with nine, but left-of-center hip-hop stars Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among a group of young performers who took many of the major nominations. Macklemore and Lewis and Lamar received seven nominations apiece, including best album and best new artist of the year. Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake also had seven.