Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Gebers seriously injured a state trooper and killed a cadet training to join the service. He was charged with murder because prosecutors said he’d fled a traffic stop and was en route to a drug deal when the crash occurred. Going for a murder conviction under such circumstances may have seemed like an overreach, but that’s not the way it turned out. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Woodward is a controversial figure in the JonBenet case — the reporter given the most access to the family in the weeks and months after the killing. Now, with the cooperation of father John Ramsey, she’s come forward with a book that aims to put all the facts on the table, including some that have been newly unearthed. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A judge ruled that Sisco, the operator of a controversial “medical detox” center, was in contempt of court for continuing to refer to herself as a doctor and administer IVs containing her proprietary blend of amino-acid injections, despite an injunction prohibiting her from practicing medicine. Westword has the story.
A former Medicare provider who owned an ambulance company has been found guilty of engaging in organized crime after deceiving dozens of mentally disabled patients and attempting to steal more than $1.3 million through fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid programs, the Texas Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday.
A Harris County judge sentenced the 44-year-old Houston man, Chimaroke Echenwune, to 30 years in prison for the elaborate theft.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: In interviews prior to his arrest for marijuana-related crimes and meth possession, Vanover talked about being sickened by a meth-lab raid during his police days — and how the DEA taught him how to make the stuff. Talk about breaking bad. Westword has the story.
A woman who was reported to be three months pregnant was fatally stabbed on a bustling street in Venice last night.
The attack by two women and a man followed a fight, apparently in the street, on Windward Avenue, the epicenter of Venice’s tourist scene, according to police. Officers were called to Windward and Pacific Avenue at 9:30 p.m., authorities said.
Earlier this month protesters descended on downtown Los Angeles after Donald Trump was elected president. Few, it seems, were surprised by that (or by subsequent protests) in a state where 61.5 percent of voters went for Hillary Clinton. What was surprising to most of the planet, even to the candidate himself, was that Trump won.