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  1. Hurdles in 'Suge' Knight case: Hesitant witness, fuzzy videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES - On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight's history of violence and intimidation. But a hearing this week that ended with a judge ordering Knight to stand trial showed the difficulty prosecutors will face if they hope to convict the Death Row Records co-founder.

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  2. Elusive mountain lion captivates LA then quickly vanishesRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON and JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES - A celebrity mountain lion transformed a wealthy hillside neighborhood into a paparazzi-like scene of scrambling photographers before eluding everyone Tuesday and quietly slipping away. The 125-pound beast, easily recognizable by the collar and ear tag wildlife officials placed on him a few years ago, has been seen from time to time roaming the hillsides overlooking downtown Los Angeles.

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  3. Official: Cougar has left crawl space under Los Angeles homeRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON Associated Press LOS ANGELES - A celebrity mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge for bean bags, tennis balls and prods has wandered out on its own, wildlife officials said Tuesday. A thorough check turned up no sign of the big cat known as P-22 under the residence in the hilly Los Feliz neighborhood, said Lt.

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  4. Officials try to see if cougar is still camped under houseRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LOS ANGELES - Wildlife officials are trying to find out if a celebrity mountain lion that spent much of Monday lounging under a Los Angeles house is still there or if it wandered back to a nearby park. Janice Mackey of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says a preliminary check early Tuesday turned up no sign of the big cat under the home in the hilly Los Feliz neighborhood.

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  5. Natural causes or accident likely in Getty heir deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home from was most likely natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said. Neither the coroner nor police had officially identified the man, but a statement from 47-year-old Andrew Getty's parents, Ann and Gordon Getty, confirmed it was him.

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  6. Coroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By ROBERT JABLON and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES - The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said. The death appeared to be from natural causes, Los Angeles County coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said, but it has been initially called an accident because of medication found at the scene.

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  7. Oil heir Andrew Getty found dead at Hollywood Hills homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LOS ANGELES - A man was found dead Tuesday in the Hollywood Hills home of oil fortune heir Andrew Getty, and the Getty family confirmed that it was the 47-year-old grandson of J. Paul Getty. A woman calling to report that someone had died sent officers to the gated home on Montcalm Avenue shortly after 2:15 p.m. They found the man dead in a bathroom, police spokesman Jack Richter said.

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  8. LA light rail running after hitting car; driver gravely hurtRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 29 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Trains were again running by the University of Southern California early Sunday, a day after a light rail train slammed into a car injuring 21 people, including the train operator and the driver, who was in critical condition. The Metro Expo Line train was heading east toward downtown shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday when authorities said it appeared the car's 21-year-old driver didn't see it and tried to make a left turn across the tracks from a major thoroughfare.

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  9. LA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurtRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 29 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES - A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.

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  10. Darren Sharper admits drugging, rape counts in Los AngelesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BRIAN MELLEY and JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years. In two separate court cases, Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Arizona and no contest in California to raping two women he knocked out with a potent sedative mixed with booze.

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  11. Darren Sharper pleads no contest in Los Angeles rape caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2014 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BRIAN MELLEY and JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded no contest Monday to drugging and raping two women in Los Angeles as part of a broader plea deal in four states that will send him to federal prison for nine years. Sharper, 39, acknowledged the crimes in Los Angeles Superior Court after pleading guilty by video link to sexual assault in Arizona.

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  12. Goldwyn fine art collection going to NYC auctionRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    NEW YORK - Works of fine art collected by Hollywood film moguls Samuel Goldwyn and his son are going to auction in a series of sales in New York City beginning in May, Sotheby's announced Thursday. The 27 works are expected to bring in a total of $25 million.

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  13. Millionaire Robert Durst faces murder charge after broadcastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS - Robert Durst, a troubled millionaire from one of America's richest families, agreed Monday to face trial for murder in the Los Angeles shooting 15 years ago of a woman who some believe knew too much about the disappearance of his wife in 1982. Monday's extradition hearing came only hours after Sunday's finale of a six-part HBO documentary detailing Durst's life of privilege and links to three deaths: his friend in Los Angeles, Susan Berman; his wife in New York, Kathleen Durst; and Morris Black, an elderly neighbor in Texas.

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  14. Durst waives extradition, will return to CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS - Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst waived extradition Monday and will return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the 15-year-old death of a writer and friend who acted as his spokeswoman. Durst, who was acquitted of one murder and long suspected in two others over three decades in three states, muttered that he "killed them all, of course" in the finale of a six-part documentary that authorities hope will finally lead to a conviction.

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  15. Wealthy eccentric says in HBO finale he 'killed them all'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS - The arrest of Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife's disappearance, came just before the finale in an HBO show about his life in which he said he "killed them all." Durst was arrested on a murder warrant just before Sunday evening's showing of an HBO serial documentary about his links to three sensational killings.

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  16. Lawyer vows 'compelling' case for eccentric heir in killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS - Robert Durst, an eccentric millionaire from one of America's wealthiest families, was arrested on a murder warrant just before Sunday's finale of a serial documentary about his links to three sensational killings. FBI agents arrested Durst without incident Saturday at a New Orleans hotel on a warrant from Los Angeles for the murder of a mobster's daughter 15 years ago, authorities said.

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  17. Hearing in Sharper case set for next week in Los AngelesRead the original story

    Mar 11, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LOS ANGELES - Lawyers say they are ready for a preliminary hearing next week for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women in Los Angeles County. Judge Michael Pastor on Wednesday scheduled the hearing next Tuesday to see if prosecutors have enough evidence to try Sharper.

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  18. Doctor helping downed pilot is shocked to find Harrison FordRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Dr. Sanjay Khurana was close to finishing a golf game when a vintage plane clipped a tree and "dropped like a rock" onto the next hole's green. He rushed to the crash, finding a pilot bleeding from a deep gash in his head.

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  19. Harrison Ford's love of flight marked by mishaps, serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By LYNN ELBER and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES - When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies. But with adventure comes risk, just as Han Solo, Indiana Jones and other daring movie characters Ford brought to life realized.

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  20. Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf courseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By LYNN ELBER and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES - When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford's answer is found in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies at will. But with adventure comes risk, just as Han Solo, Indiana Jones and other daring movie characters brought to life by Ford realized.

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