Saturday, December 28, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead says it has located a second nursing home willing to provide for her long-term care. The family's lawyer says the new facility is in Southern California. He said yesterday that he had held a teleconference with the facility director and a lawyer for Children's Hospital, where Jahi McMath is being kept. The hospital said it would cooperate.
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors say a man has been charged with the murder of his 18-year-old girlfriend, who was found buried in a Compton backyard. The district attorney's office says that the charge against 22-year-old Devon Anderson includes a special allegation that the murder was committed willfully and with premeditation. He appeared in court yesterday, but his arraignment was postponed until Jan. 17.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles drivers pulled over on New Year's Eve may get on-the-spot tests for more than just too much champagne. LA City Attorney Mike Feuer (FYOO'-uhr) is pushing for expanded use of a new oral swab test that checks for marijuana, cocaine and other drugs. Feuer says he's looking to aggressively enforce all impaired-driving laws.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Fresno County coroner has not identified two victims of a small aircraft that crashed near a downtown Fresno airport, saying the bodies were badly burned. The Fresno Bee reports that Fresno County Coroner David Hadden said yesterday there were no dental records or DNA available to help them more quickly identify the bodies, which included a 9-year-old child.