Category Archives: HLN: Forensic Files

Ninety-nine things on but nothing to watch

A few nights ago, I was in charge of the remote for a while and decided to see if there was anything on television that I wanted to watch. I proceeded to the lowest channel and went up from there on a mission of discovery. Oh, yeah, don’t they have a channel by that name? Yes, they do, but back to the story: After about ten minutes I reached the limit of my available channels without finding one thing on that I wanted to watch. Why, you ask?

That question occurred to me as well, so I decided to go on a mission of discovery. Whoops, that channel again! Anyway, I proceeded to make a list of every program that was on, and I assigned each program to a specific category or genre. For example, I began with

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Racing (with updated entries)! You’re going to want to get to know this guy

Santa Anita Charts Results for Thursday, October 19.

Copyright 2017 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 12th day of a 19-day meet. Clear Fast

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $15,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500. Time 25.04 49.98 1:15.55 1:28.71 1:42.36

Winner–Jill Madden Ch.f.3 by Grazen out of Striking Point, by Thunder Gulch. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Andrew Lerner. Owner: Lerner Racing and Schwartz, Jack and Justin. Mutuel Pool $78,551 Exacta Pool $44,968 Superfecta Pool $22,597 Trifecta Pool $32,486. Scratched–Forthe Lovof Patty.

JILL MADDEN sped to the early lead, set all the pace along the inside, kicked away on the second turn and drew off under a couple left handed cracks of the whip and a long hold late. ZANAB three deep into the first turn, stalked off the rail

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Road rage, a bullet to the head — and the frantic effort to save a 4-year-old

CLEVELAND — The bullet exploded from the gun’s barrel, spiraling through cool night air toward a gray SUV’s back passenger-side window. Carter “Quis” Hill was perched in his car seat on the other side of the glass, and as it shattered all around him, the round burrowed into his head, an inch above the right temple. From the boy’s hand slipped a bright-red plastic Spider-Man mask he’d gotten for his 4th birthday, nine days earlier.

A white Pontiac blew past, disappearing into the distance. Carter’s mother, Cecelia Hill, knew it was the same car that had been chasing them for three miles before someone inside fired eight shots at her 2004 Volkswagen in what police would call an extraordinary act of road rage.

Now she shoved her foot against the brake, squealing to a stop in the middle of Interstate 90. In the back seat, her son and daughter snapped forward against

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Road rage, a bullet to the head — and the frantic effort to save a 4 …

CLEVELAND — The bullet exploded from the gun’s barrel, spiraling through cool night air toward a gray SUV’s back passenger-side window. Carter “Quis” Hill was perched in his car seat on the other side of the glass, and as it shattered all around him, the round burrowed into his head, an inch above the right temple. From the boy’s hand slipped a bright-red plastic Spider-Man mask he’d gotten for his 4th birthday, nine days earlier.

A white Pontiac blew past, disappearing into the distance. Carter’s mother, Cecelia Hill, knew it was the same car that had been chasing them for three miles before someone inside fired eight shots at her 2004 Volkswagen in what police would call an extraordinary act of road rage.

Now she shoved her foot against the brake, squealing to a stop in the middle of Interstate 90. In the back seat, her son and daughter snapped forward against

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Road rage, a bullet to the head — and the frantic effort to save a 4-year-old

CLEVELAND — The bullet exploded from the gun’s barrel, spiraling through cool night air toward a gray SUV’s back passenger-side window. Carter “Quis” Hill was perched in his car seat on the other side of the glass, and as it shattered all around him, the round burrowed into his head, an inch above the right temple. From the boy’s hand slipped a bright-red plastic Spider-Man mask he’d gotten for his 4th birthday, nine days earlier.

A white Pontiac blew past, disappearing into the distance. Carter’s mother, Cecelia Hill, knew it was the same car that had been chasing them for three miles before someone inside fired eight shots at her 2004 Volkswagen in what police would call an extraordinary act of road rage.

Now she shoved her foot against the brake, squealing to a stop in the middle of Interstate 90. In the back seat, her son and daughter snapped forward against

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Confederate Monuments

It had been exactly one week since Carter’s surgery. Two men, both 21 with criminal histories, had been charged in the shooting, but Hill feared retaliation, so a victim advocates group had moved her and the kids to a hotel across town until they could figure out where to go next.

Carter and his sister hadn’t asked many questions, but both vividly remembered what had happened that day, which began with a visit to their grandmother’s home.

He had stood on a neighbor’s shoulders and dunked a basketball in a hoop. Dahalia had climbed on the playground until she saw a spider near the slide. In the apartment, they ate pork and greens and watched an “Avengers” movie, and when it was time to go, they all loaded into Hill’s SUV.

Then, the kids and their mom got stuck in the road because of the white Pontiac.

Dahalia: “She was beeping her horn, and

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Children under fire

It had been exactly one week since Carter’s surgery. Two men, both 21 with criminal histories, had been charged in the shooting, but Hill feared retaliation, so a victim advocates group had moved her and the kids to a hotel across town until they could figure out where to go next.

Carter and his sister hadn’t asked many questions, but both vividly remembered what had happened that day, which began with a visit to their grandmother’s home.

He had stood on a neighbor’s shoulders and dunked a basketball in a hoop. Dahalia had climbed on the playground until she saw a spider near the slide. In the apartment, they ate pork and greens and watched an “Avengers” movie, and when it was time to go, they all loaded into Hill’s SUV.

Then, the kids and their mom got stuck in the road because of the white Pontiac.

Dahalia: “She was beeping her horn, and

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Almost two dozen kids are shot every day in the U.S. This 4-year-old …

It had been exactly one week since Carter’s surgery. Two men, both 21 with criminal histories, had been charged in the shooting, but Hill feared retaliation, so a victim advocates group had moved her and the kids to a hotel across town until they could figure out where to go next.

Carter and his sister hadn’t asked many questions, but both vividly remembered what had happened that day, which began with a visit to their grandmother’s home.

He had stood on a neighbor’s shoulders and dunked a basketball in a hoop. Dahalia had climbed on the playground until she saw a spider near the slide. In the apartment, they ate pork and greens and watched an “Avengers” movie, and when it was time to go, they all loaded into Hill’s SUV.

Then, the kids and their mom got stuck in the road because of the white Pontiac.

Dahalia: “She was beeping her horn, and

Read more at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/local/2017/09/15/road-rage-a-bullet-to-the-head-and-the-frantic-effort-to-save-a-4-year-old/

TV Review | ‘Chandra Levy’: Documentary relives case but reveals little new

 

 

Is any high-profile crime ever really solved?

If you watch a lot of television, you might have good reason to ask that question.

From Jack the Ripper to the Petersons (Drew and Scott), television has long fed off true-crime stories. It doesn’t matter whether the case is open, shut or cold; true-crime shows keep the story going.

If the feeding frenzy seems especially intense these days, it is — thanks, in part, to the deserved success of Ryan Murphy’s “The People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.”

Heavily covered crime stories are a natural, though, because you already have the attention of the audience, not to mention the raw materials in the form of archival footage from when the case was originally covered by the media. The economics are friendly.

There are three basic ways to revisit true crime stories: dramatize, as Murphy did; employ a

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TV Review | ‘Chandra Levy’: Documentary relives case but reveals …

 

 

Is any high-profile crime ever really solved?

If you watch a lot of television, you might have good reason to ask that question.

From Jack the Ripper to the Petersons (Drew and Scott), television has long fed off true-crime stories. It doesn’t matter whether the case is open, shut or cold; true-crime shows keep the story going.

If the feeding frenzy seems especially intense these days, it is — thanks, in part, to the deserved success of Ryan Murphy’s “The People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.”

Heavily covered crime stories are a natural, though, because you already have the attention of the audience, not to mention the raw materials in the form of archival footage from when the case was originally covered by the media. The economics are friendly.

There are three basic ways to revisit true crime stories: dramatize, as Murphy did; employ a

Read more at: http://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20170904/tv-review--chandra-levy-documentary-relives-case-but-reveals-little-new