LOS ANGELES (AP) - Darren Sharper returns to court today where his attorneys will seek the former NFL safety's release from a Los Angeles jail. The former player has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women in September. A criminal case has not yet been filed, and Sharper's attorneys say he cannot legally be held without bail in Los Angeles.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County man has died after being attacked by bees. The sheriff says deputies and firefighters responded to a report yesterday that a man who had been stung multiple times while working on his property near Escondido. Firefighters attempted to save the 67-year-old's life, but he died at the scene.
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - A group that blocked construction of a veterans' memorial featuring a cross has now successfully challenged a memorial roadside cross in the same Southern California city. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says AnnMarie Devaney has agreed to remove a cross she put up in Lake Elsinore to honor her 19-year-old son Anthony, who was struck by a car and killed two years ago. The American Humanist Association demanded the removal.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) - Border Patrol agents say two men tried to play them for suckers by smuggling drug-laced lollipops into Southern California - but the crooks were licked by perceptive agents. The agency says a car rolled up to a San Clemente border checkpoint early Wednesday, and Border Patrol agents found three boxes in the trunk that allegedly contained lollipops, hard candy and cookies laced with the active ingredient in pot.
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