Wednesday Night News Wrap for January 13, 2008

Foothill Freeway Reopens After Huge Spill

The California Highway Patrol reported at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday that the Foothill (210) Freeway in Azusa reopened after being shutdown since early Wednesday. A tanker truck overturned at 5:41 a.m. and 1,000 gallons of liquid asphalt spilled onto the freeway and into storm drains, prompting closure of all eastbound lanes and some transition roads and onramp.   No one was hurt. 

Chef Arrested for Stabbing the Help at Corona Mexican Restaurant 

SWAT officers arrested a Mexican Restaurant Chef  Wednesday night after he allegedly stabbed a co-worker.  Corona Police would not release information about the incident but a Channel 4 News source at the scene said the attack happened at 4 p.m. and a standoff continued until 10 p.m. Wendesday.   SWAT coaxed the chef out and rescued his victim.    No customers were injured inside the El Alcapulco Restaurant located at 515 E. Sixth St.   

Cops Still Looking for Suspects Who Murdered Boy

Los Angeles Police were conducting an all out manhunt Wednesday night to find the men responsible for killing a 4-year-old Angelino Heights boy.   Roberto Lopez was walking with his sister when he was shot and killed in the 1200 bock of West Court Street Tuesday evening.  LAPD reported they are looking for a red Scion.

82-Year-Old Woman Disappears, Four Play Suspected 

Orange County Sheriff’s investigators were on the lookout Wednesday for a 2002 Toyota Tacoma with a camper shell, which may be linked to the disappearance of an 82-year-old woman from a Laguna Niguel assisted living home.   Sara Mowry was reported missing by her son Tuesday when he went to check on her and she was not at the facility at 25501 Camino Los Padres.  Left behind were her walker, hearing aid, purse and medications, according to Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.     "It would be highly unusual for her to leave without those things, Amormino said, adding that Mowry has "extreme difficulty walking without her walker."   The truck license plate is 6W01148.

Jury Continues to Deliberate Former Sheriff’s Fate

The jury in the federal public corruption trial of ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona spent its fourth day deliberating Wednesday but was unable to reach a verdict.   Carona, once a rising political star described by CNN's Larry King as "America's sheriff," is accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts from millionaire businessman Don Haidl in exchange for being named assistant sheriff, with a so-called "get-out-of-jail" card, despite not having any law enforcement experience.  Jurors resume deliberations Thursday morning.

Santa Ana Winds Continue Through Friday

A red flag warning signifying a high risk of wildfire was in effect in the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties today, having been extended several times since first issued last week, and will remain in force through at least Friday evening.    But the National Weather Service downgraded the warning in several other areas, among them the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys and the coastal zone of Los Angeles, including downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills and areas immediately near the shore.

Wednesday Night SuperLotto Plus Numbers Announced

The numbers in the Wednesday, January 14,  SuperLotto Plus draw are 1, 19, 39, 44, 45 and the Mega number is 8.    The estimated jackpot is $47 million.  The drawing was the 21st since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold. A ticket sold at a Temple City liquor store had all six numbers for the Nov. 1 draw and was worth $11 million.

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