Tuesday, October 29, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago taxicab company says it fired a driver after two men complained they were ejected from a cab because they kissed. Steven White of West Hollywood and Matthew McCrea of Chicago say they kissed during a ride in May from O'Hare airport to McCrea's home. The pair yesterday filed a discrimination complaint against Sun Taxi with the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Sun Taxi says the driver was released "right after the incident."
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — One man has been killed and two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies wounded in a shooting in Inglewood. City News Service says no details were immediately released about what happened but authorities say neither injury is life-threatening. A man and a woman have been detained. It's not clear why the deputies were involved in a shooting in Inglewood, which has its own police department.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reputed Los Angeles gang members have been charged with robbing and killing a man police say was lured to his death with a Craigslist ad for a cellphone. Charges were filed yesterday against 17-year-old Ryan Roth and 18-year-old Markell Thomas in the Oct. 19 shooting of Rene Balbuena, who was gunned down in front of his 15-year-old son. Both were arrested last week.
HONOLULU (AP) — A Santa Ana man faces 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in a federal case involving about six pounds of crystal meth sent to Hawaii. Christopher Woolem pleaded guilty yesterday in Honolulu. Co-defendant Vyra Kaopua pleaded guilty last week, saying Woolem paid her several thousand dollars to accept drug shipments at her West Oahu home.