August 30, 2013 |
THE LAMAR ODOM saga is getting curiouser and curiouser. Yesterday, Radar Online reported that the Los Angeles Lakers have offered the free-agent forward a roster spot if he goes to rehab for his alleged drug problem. Odom, who played for the Clippers last season, played for the Lakers from 2004-10. A source told Radar Online that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak made the offer because "the organization and the Buss family [which owns the Lakers] are extremely concerned about" Odom.
March 27, 2013
S.D. senator plans to retire SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota says he's retiring at the end of his term, acknowledging he remains limited by a recent "health crisis. " The 66-year-old said at a news conference that "my right arm and right leg aren't what they used to be, and my speech is not entirely there. " Appearing in his hometown Tuesday, Johnson made it official he will not seek a fourth term. Lingering effects from a 2006 brain hemorrhage have slowed his speech and caused him to use a motorized scooter.
December 9, 2011 |
SEATTLE - A mentally ill petty thief pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges that he joined another man in planning to attack a Seattle military recruiting station with machine guns and grenades - a plot inspired by the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, authorities say. "Why don't we all just go into there with guns blazing and just lay everybody down?" Walli Mujahidh said in one conversation recorded by investigators. The Los Angeles man faces 27 to 32 years after pleading guilty to three charges: conspiracy to kill officers of the United States, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
April 1, 2011 |
SEATTLE - The U.S. Justice Department launched a civil rights investigation of the Seattle Police Department Thursday after the fatal shooting of a homeless, Native American wood carver and other incidents of force against minority suspects. The investigation aims to determine whether Seattle police have a "pattern or practice" of violating civil rights or discriminatory policing, and if so, what they should do to improve, Seattle U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan and the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's civil rights division, Thomas E. Perez, said during a conference call Thursday morning.
July 20, 2006 |
Seattle Seahawks right tackle Sean Locklear has reached an agreement with prosecutors on a charge of assaulting his girlfriend in January. Locklear will perform community service for the next 2 years. "Among other things, the agreement requires Mr. Locklear to perform community service, obtain an evaluation, and pay court costs," read a statement issued by Locklear's attorney, Jon Scott Fox. Locklear was facing a maximum penalty of 1 year in prison and a $5,000 fine for the gross misdemeanor.
July 20, 2006 |
The Minnesota Vikings yesterday agreed to terms on a four-year contract with offensive lineman Ryan Cook, one of their three second-round draft picks. He is guaranteed a little more than $1.5 million, including a $1.2 million signing bonus. Cook, a standout at New Mexico who was a three-time first team all-Mountain West Conference selection, can play center and guard. He was taken with the 51st overall choice. The Vikings have two draft picks to sign, first-round linebacker Chad Greenway and second-round quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, before rookies are due to report to training camp next Thursday.
October 18, 2005 |
Seattle safety Ken Hamlin was in serious but stable condition with head injuries yesterday following a fight outside a nightclub in downtown Seattle. Hamlin was involved in an altercation with two men who were not in custody, according to Seattle police. He has a fractured skull, a small blood clot and bruising of the brain tissue, and will remain in intensive care for the next day or 2, said Dr. Stan Herring, the team physician. "Right now, he is awake intermittently and talking to us," Herring said.
February 27, 2001 |
Today is Fat Tuesday and only God knows what to expect on South Street for the annual Mardi Gras bash. Last year was a fiasco, drawing 25,000 mostly drunken revelers. People vomited, urinated and fornicated on South Street and in a nearby residential neighborhoods until the wee hours of the morning. When police tried to control the crowds, beer bottles were thrown at them. About 33 people were arrested. This year, cops and city officials have big plans to make things runs more smoothly on South Street, hoping to avoid the kind of ugliness that's happened earlier this week in other parts of the country.
February 26, 2001 |
Mardi Gras isn't fun for everyone. Police in riot gear used pepper spray and rubber bullets against drunken revelers early yesterday in Seattle and in Austin, Texas. Seattle police said several people in a crowd of about 2,000 threw bottles, rocks and firecrackers at officers soon after bars closed about 1:30 a.m. A half-dozen people were arrested, most on assault charges. One person was injured in a stabbing, and a police officer suffered a broken arm. Six businesses were damaged, three vehicles were trashed and someone tried to turn a bus over, Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske said.
February 28, 2000 |
Attendance has doubled in recent months at "critical situations" courses organized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the country's leading police professional organization. Crowd-control consultants say requests for their services started growing last year because of the Y2K computer-glitch scare, and are still going up because of the "Battle in Seattle. " "Cops have called and asked to get into our classes from everywhere, and a lot of them talk about Seattle," said Capt.