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Fire crews gain ground on stubborn Southland wildfires

  Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times In the fire-damaged Oakridge Mobile Home Park hundreds of homes were destroyed, but some survived. “We have found no human remains at this point.” That was the conclusion today from a Los Angeles County Coroner official about the search for victims at the fire-ravaged Oakridge Mobile Home Park in Sylmar. L.A. County Coroner spokesman Ed Winter says investigation teams combed through the rubble yesterday and today in the mobile home park. However, there is still some concern because some residents of the park have not checked... Read More →

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Wildfires still burning in the Southland

Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times A firefighting plane circles the flames and smoke in Yorba Linda The major battle against these destructive wildfires shifted to Orange and San Bernardino Counties today where the flames are the most threatening. Fire crews from Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County, and as far away as San Mateo in Northern California are joining that fight. Since yesterday, more than 10,000 acres have burned in Chino Hills, Carbon Canyon, Yorba Linda, Corona, Anaheim Hills, and Brea. Thousands of people have been evacuated. At least a hundred homes and apartment units... Read More →

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Second person in custody in Las Vegas kidnapping case

Two so-called witnesses in the kidnapping of 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger are being held by U.S. Marshals today. Cole’s maternal grandfather, 51-year-old Clemons Tinnemeyer and his alleged companion, 42-year-old Terri Leavy, went before a federal magistrate in Riverside yesterday and then were turned over to the  Marshals. Both were apprehended on fugitive arrest warrants. Tinnemeyer was arrested in Riverside last Friday night. Leavy was picked up in Fontana on Sunday night. Meanwhile, new details are coming out on how young Cole was found on a street a few blocks from the Las Vegas Strip,... Read More →

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Las Vegas kidnapped boy found safe

“We got’m,” the emotional words from a delighted father, Robert Puffinburger, after his 6-year-old son was found walking a street in northeast Las Vegas, not far from the Strip last night. A tip from a citizen alerted police to the boy’s whereabouts. Puffinburger, Las Vegas police and detectives spoke to reporters at an early morning news conference. Las Vegas Police Captain Vincent Cannito says, “… Cole is in extremely good condition.” However, the investigation is not over. Authorities indicated they have shifted their focus now to the narcotics angle of their probe. Cole... Read More →

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Amber Alert canceled, but seach still on for missing Las Vegas boy

Las Vegas police held a news conference around 2 p.m. this afternoon and they say they have interviewed the grandfather of that kidnapped 6-year-old Las Vegas boy. Clemons Fred Tinnemeyer, a person of interest in the case, was arrested in Riverside last night and is being held at the Central Detention Center in the city of San Bernardino. A nationwide Amber Alert went out after Cole Puffinburger was snatched from his Las Vegas home by at least two suspects posing as cops on Wednesday, October 15. The first grader’s mother... Read More →

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Grandfather in Las Vegas kidnapping case arrested in Southland

Cole Puffinburger The heart wrenching story of a 6-year-old boy kidnapped from his Las Vegas home, allegedly to settle a multi-million dollar drug deal gone sour, now has a Southern California connection. The boy’s grandfather, a person of interest in the case, is in the Central Detention Center in the city of San Bernardino today after being arrested in Riverside by U.S. Marshals last night. There is a nationwide Amber Alert for young Cole Puffinburger. I spotted a huge billboard flashing that Amber Alert at La Brea Avenue and Olympic Boulevard in... Read More →

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