September 27, 2012
ROSEVILLE, MICH. - Investigators will take soil samples from the ground beneath a suburban Detroit driveway after a man told police he believes that he witnessed the burial there of missing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa about 35 years ago, police said Wednesday. Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said that his department got a tip from the man, who said he "thinks it may have been Jimmy he saw interred. " Hoffa was last seen on July 30, 1975, outside a suburban Detroit restaurant where he was supposed to meet with a New Jersey Teamsters boss and a Detroit Mafia captain.
September 8, 2001 |
A strand of hair provides new clues to the disappearance of former Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa, placing him in the car driven by a longtime friend on the day he vanished 26 years ago, a newspaper reported yesterday. Using DNA evidence, FBI scientists have matched a hair found in a borrowed car driven by Charles "Chuckie" O'Brien on July 30, 1975, with a hair taken from Hoffa's hairbrush, sources familiar with the investigation told the Detroit News. O'Brien, whom the senior Hoffa considered an adopted son, has always maintained that the powerful union leader was never in the car and has denied any role in his disappearance, which is one of the great unsolved cases in American history.
June 1, 2006
EVERY CLOUD Has a Silver Lining Dept.: Doesn't seem like residents of Milford Township, Mich., were bothered by the FBI's futile $250,000 search for Jimmy Hoffa's remains. Entrepreneurial spirits there sold Hoffa cupcakes (with a plastic hand rising from chocolate sprinkles and frosting), Teamster tacos and chances to "whack" the late labor leader with a golf ball. Surely, the legendary Hoffa must be turning over in his grave. If only they could find it.
October 23, 2010
James F. Neal, 81, who successfully prosecuted Jimmy Hoffa and key Watergate figures and later defended such prominent clients as the Exxon Corp. after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, died Thursday at a Nashville hospital, his law partner, Aubrey Harwell, said Friday. He had been battling cancer, Harwell said. In 1964, Mr. Neal, working as a special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, prosecuted Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa on jury-tampering charges in Chattanooga, sending him to prison.
September 29, 2012 |
ROSEVILLE, Mich. - Authorities drilled through concrete and removed two samples of wet soil and clay in a modest Detroit-area neighborhood Friday in the latest effort to find the remains of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975. There was no visible sign of human remains, but test results could be ready by Monday, Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said. "We're not sure if anything is down there. That's what this is all about," Berlin said. They drilled the concrete floor of a shed adjacent to a driveway where a recent radar test revealed a shift in the soil.
September 28, 2012 |
ROSEVILLE, Mich. - Police were standing watch over a suburban Detroit driveway on Thursday where authorities have been told the body of former missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa may have been buried. The curious were walking or driving by the Roseville home where state officials planned to take soil samples Friday in the search for human decomposition. Roseville Police Chief James Berlin previously said officials were "not claiming it's Jimmy Hoffa; the timeline doesn't add up. We're investigating a body that may be at the location.
June 18, 2013 |
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Federal agents revived the hunt for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa on Monday, bringing excavation equipment to a field in suburban Detroit where a reputed Mafia captain says the Teamsters boss' body was buried. Robert Foley, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit division, said the agency and its partners had a search warrant allowing them to dig at the property in Oakland Township, about 25 miles north of Detroit. Officials are "here to execute a search warrant, based on information that we have involving the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa," Foley said.
December 25, 1992 |
Danny DeVito's long-held dream of filming the life and death of Jimmy Hoffa is manifestly a labor of love, but the movie is consistently undermined by its love of the controversial labor leader. The advertising for Hoffa declares, "He did what he had to do" - a phrase that catches the tone of pugnacious justification with which DeVito views his protagonist. Apart from the partisan presentation, DeVito's picture is one- sided in a more damaging way: It offers only a public side.
December 24, 1992 |
There are many theories about what happened to Jimmy Hoffa. Some say the longtime president of the Teamsters union, a man with myriad enemies, was fitted with cement boots and dumped into the Atlantic. Others say he was cut into tiny bits, put into a drum, and then dumped into the Atlantic. And then there's the Sudden Death theory, which has it that Hoffa was buried at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. "Yeah," says director Danny DeVito, whose Hoffa, which opens tomorrow, tackles all these myths and more.
June 20, 2013
Astrodome on endangered list WASHINGTON - Houston's Astrodome, New York's old Pan Am Worldport Terminal at Kennedy Airport, and Montana's one-room schoolhouses are joining a list of the nation's most endangered historic places. On Wednesday, the National Trust for Historic Preservation released its listing of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. It includes sites from Maine to Alaska. Also Wednesday, a county board recommended converting the Astrodome into a giant convention center and exhibition space.