A former Eastvale high school teacher suspected of repeatedly contacting students and inappropriately touching several of them was arrested Thursday. Chad Joseph Costello, 44, of Anaheim was booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on suspicion of multiple acts of sexual battery and annoying a child under 18 years old. Costello is being held on $75,000 bail. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, an investigation was initiated in April after administrators at Roosevelt High School, on Scholar Way, alerted deputies to allegations by students that their teacher — Costello — had committed unspecified offenses. The Corona-Norco Unified School District initially placed the suspect on administrative leave but ultimately dismissed him, sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Kelleher said. He said the investigation continued, culminating in detectives gathering sufficient evidence to obtain an arrest warrant this week. It was served on Costello at his State College Boulevard residence shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday. He was taken into custody without incident. The number of alleged victims, their genders and interactions with Costello were not disclosed. It was also not immediately clear how long the former educator worked at
Los Angeles police detectives asked for the public’s help Thursday to locate a murder suspect who may suffer from mental illness and is considered violent and dangerous. Jacob William James McFadden, a 28-year-old registered sex offender, allegedly assaulted a man around 7:40 p.m. Oct. 30 at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Kingsley Drive. Police said McFadden assaulted the 59-year-old victim until witnesses intervened, and the suspect fled south on Kingsley. The victim was taken to a hospital and died from his injuries on Nov. 6, police said. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin. McFadden was described as a 6-foot-1-inch Black man who weighs 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his chest, left shoulder and near his right eye, according to the LAPD. Anyone with information on McFadden’s whereabouts was asked to call LAPD Detective Allen Hsiaoat 213-382-9470. Tipsters can also call the LAPD’s tipline at 877-527-3247 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
A report released Thursday by the House Ethics Committee found clear evidence that embattled Republican Rep. George Santos of New York stole from his campaign and deceived donors. Following the report’s release, Santos announced that he will not run for reelection in 2024.
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Oakland Coliseum, soon to be deserted by the Oakland Athletics, sits within an underdeveloped and overly industrial corridor within the city. Kevin Jenkins, the councilman who represents the area, would like to tell you a little about his district. “We lack a major grocery store,” he said. People need places to dine, places to shop, and places to gather. “They need,” Jenkins said, “somewhere they can go for entertainment and have great memories for their families here in their hometown.” What they do not need turns out to be exactly what they have: a 120-acre site, vacated by the last of three major sports teams to play there, ripe for development — and controlled by the guy who is moving the A’s to Las Vegas. John Fisher, who owns the A’s, also owns a 50% stake in the Coliseum property. The city owns the other half. “We need to develop that site,” Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao told me. “I hope he doesn’t hold it hostage.” When the A’s insisted they were “rooted in Oakland,” they proposed a pretty cool plan to develop
Three weeks into the NBA season, only two teams have yet to win a game decided in the final minutes. One is the Washington Wizards, a rebuilding team for whom struggles were predictable. The other is the championship-aspirant Clippers, whose inability to close out close games is but one of several issues contributing to a 3-7 start, including six consecutive losses. The Clippers are 0-5 in games within five points in the last five minutes, the NBA’s self-defined “clutch” time. Even Memphis, which owns the league’s worst record, owns two such wins — including outlasting the Clippers by four on Sunday. What began with a two-point loss at Utah in the season’s second game continued in an overtime loss to the Lakers in which the Clippers’ roster was in flux from its trade for James Harden — missing four players and with Harden yet to suit up. But the last three losses — by seven points at Brooklyn, three points to Denver and the Memphis loss — have come while trying to figure out how best to incorporate Harden into the roster. Clippers coach Tyronn
World By Debora Patta, Agnes Reau November 16, 2023 / 8:00 PM EST / CBS News Palestinians trying to protect West Bank land Palestinians trying to protect West Bank land from Israelis 05:54 East Jerusalem — Just to enter the driveway of his own home in East Jerusalem, Sa’adat Gharib must pass through a gate controlled remotely by Israeli security forces. Gharib’s home is on his family’s ancestral land, but it has been surrounded by an imposing metal fence, sitting within a cage encircled by Israeli settlements. Gharib said the settler communities were built around his home — illegally — when he was a child. He said the settlers have offered to pay him whatever he wants to leave, but he has refused. He told CBS News that his family, including his young children, have been threatened. Sa’adat Gharib stands with his children at the entrance to their home in East Jerusalem, which is entirely surrounded by an Israeli settlement – and a high security fence – in mid-November 2023. CBS News/Agnes Reau Gharib said his 11-year-old son Sabri was detained for six hours after his
Palestinians in the West Bank say Israeli settlers have attacked them and seized their land amid the war with Hamas. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta reports from East Jerusalem.
Israeli soldiers continued their search of Gaza’s largest hospital Thursday, where they said they found more proof Hamas was using it as a command center, including a tunnel shaft and a vehicle with weapons. The body of 65-year-old Yehudit Weiss, one of the hostages abducted by Hamas militants on Oct. 7, was found in a building near Al-Shifa. Debora Patta reports from Israel.
CBS Evening News By Mark Strassmann Updated on: November 16, 2023 / 8:26 PM EST / CBS News Training program restores hope for jobless miners West Virginia training program restores hope for jobless coal miners 02:10 Mingo County, West Virginia — In West Virginia’s hollers, deep in Appalachia, jobless coal miners are now finding a seam of hope. “I wasn’t 100% sure what I was going to do,” said James Damron, who was laid off two years ago from a mine. “I did know I didn’t want to go back in the deep mines,” he added. Instead, Damron found Coalfield Development, and its incoming CEO, Jacob Israel Hannah. “Hope is only as good as what it means to put food on the table,” Hannah told CBS News. The recent boom in renewable energy has impacted the coal industry. According to numbers from the Energy Information Administration, there were just under 90,000 coal workers in the U.S. in 2012. As of 2022, that number has dropped by about half, to a little over 43,500. Coalfield Development is a community-based nonprofit, teaching a dozen job skills, such
A 50-year-old Moorpark man who was arrested in connection with the death of Paul Kessler, a 69-year-old Jewish man, after an alleged altercation in Thousand Oaks has been charged with two felony counts, according to authorities with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. Loay Abdelfattah Alnaji, 50, of Moorpark, was arrested Thursday and has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter and battery causing serious bodily injury, according to a news release from the Ventura County DA’s Office. “Both charges have special allegations that Alnaji personally inflicted great bodily injury,” the release stated. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Ventura County Main Jail and is due to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on Monday. Authorities say Kessler, died from a severe head injury after an altercation with Alnaji during dueling protests at the intersection of Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards on Nov 5. After the incident, the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles said Kessler was “struck in the head by a megaphone wielded by a pro-Palestinian protestor,” though investigators said there were conflicting reports as to what happened. Video showed him
Actor and comedian Dana Carvey’s eldest son, Dex Carvey, has died from an accidental drug overdose, his family announced Thursday. He was 32. On Wednesday night, Dex’s girlfriend reportedly called the police from their L.A. home where Dex was found unresponsive in the bathroom, according to TMZ. Paramedics reportedly tried reviving him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. “Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy,” read a statement from Dex’s parents, Dana and Paula Carvey. “Our beloved son, Dex, died of an accidental drug overdose. Dex packed a lot into those 32 years. He was extremely talented at so many things — music, art, filmmaking, comedy — and pursued all of them passionately.” Dex Carvey, 32, in family photos shared by his father, Dana Carvey. Dana Carvey, left, and Paula Zwagerman arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL — Pictured: (l-r) Mike Meyers as Wayne, Dana Carvey as Garth during the Wayne’s World skit on February 15, 2015 — (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBCU Photo
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times) Nov. 16, 2023 4 PM PT Ryan Coleman, the boys and girls basketball coach at Shalhevet, an orthodox Jewish school in Los Angeles, has been facing almost daily challenges guiding and empathizing with his players and parents who have been deeply affected by the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. Six former players are in Israel as part of a gap year, Coleman said. Former players are serving in the military. Current players have brothers and sisters living in Israel. “We have not practiced near as much because our school and community are trying to help as much as we can raising money and doing charity work to make sure the soldiers are taken care of,” Coleman said. “I think basketball is a good outlet, so they’re not always consuming the news.” Coleman, in his ninth year coaching basketball for Shalhevet, said the school has increased security measures at the school and for the team on road games. The school hosted a tournament earlier this month featuring 18 Jewish schools from across the country and tried to honor the missing hostages. Hostage
Charissa Thompson, a co-host on pregame shows for Fox Sports and Amazon’s Prime Video, acknowledged that she has fabricated comments from NFL coaches while working as a sideline reporter. The admission surfaced earlier this week on the Barstool Sports podcast “Pardon My Take.” Thompson, who first worked as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports from 2007 to 2010, said she would fabricate comments if a coach refused to speak to her or was unable to provide access before halftime ended. Inside the business of entertainment The Wide Shot brings you news, analysis and insights on everything from streaming wars to production — and what it all means for the future. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. “I didn’t want to screw up the report, so I was like, ‘I’m just going to make this up,’” Thompson said. “Because, first of all, no coach is going to get mad if I say, ‘Hey, we need to stop hurting ourselves,’ ‘We need to be better on third down,’ ‘We need to stop turning the ball over and do a better job of
Shohei Ohtani seemed like his own biggest competition most of the year. Not even a season derailed by injuries that affected his two-way abilities could have stopped him from winning his second American League most valuable player award. “I think the balance of pitching and hitting was really good,” Ohtani said in Japanese on MLB Network’s broadcast Thursday. “I think I was able to do that at a higher level. I wasn’t able to play until the end, and I think that might be my only regret.” Ohtani won the award, given by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, by a unanimous vote. Texas Rangers teammates Corey Seager and Marcus Semien finished second and third in the voting, respectively. Ohtani won his first MVP award in 2021 and finished second in 2022. He is the first player in MLB history to be a unanimous MVP twice. Ohtani’s latest award caps a season in which he was also named AL Outstanding Player, in the Players Choice awards, and won his second Silver Slugger award. “Congrats on an epic year and well deserved MVP,” Angels outfielder Mike
Brian Mills talks about what the Formula One wedding chapel in Las Vegas is all about. This is Las Vegas, so it’s only natural that among all the high-tech team garages in the paddock, there’s also a pop-up chapel complete with an ordained minister — an Elvis impersonator, no less — ready to perform legal weddings at the race. It’s billed as the first-ever F1 chapel. Some of the ceremonies are already scheduled, and there’s a first-come, first-served system for any other ticketed fans who want to stop in and tie the knot. As for witnesses, there’s a row of red velour chairs surrounding the altar, and there are glass walls, so spectators strolling past can get a good look at the happy couple, who are either getting married for the first time or renewing their vows. Organizers are expecting to host about 20 weddings per night from Thursday through Saturday. The newlyweds-to-be walk down a polished black aisle and through neon, heart-shaped arches. Behind the minister is a neon sign reading “Lights Out and together we go.” “This is the best way to tie
R&B singer Cassie has filed a shocking lawsuit against her ex-partner Sean “Diddy” Combs in New York federal court on Thursday. According to the New York Times, Cassie’s lawsuit accuses the Bad Boy Records founder of subjecting her to years of rape and abuse. “After years in silence and darkness, I am finally ready to tell my story, and to speak up on behalf of myself and for the benefit of other women who face violence and abuse in their relationships,” Ventura said in a statement obtained by CNN. “With the expiration of New York’s Adult Survivors Act fast approaching, it became clear that this was an opportunity to speak up about the trauma I have experienced and that I will be recovering from for the rest of my life.” Cassie, whose real name is Casandra Ventura, said she met Combs in 2005 when she was just 19 years old. Combs has been a mainstay in the music industry for decades and in the mid-90s he became a household name after working with Mary J. Blige, the Notorious B.I.G. and Lil’ Kim. Since that meeting
Metrolink is bringing back its $10 Holiday Pass so commuters can easily navigate Thanksgiving traffic without being behind the wheel. Passengers can buy the pass and enjoy unlimited trips on Metrolink train services. It can also be used on the Arrow service in San Bernardino and Redlands, a news release said. Officials hope the discounted pass will alleviate traffic on the busiest travel day of the year, especially since portions of the 10 freeway are still closed. Over 4.6 million Southern California residents are anticipated to hit the roads or skies during the five-day period from Nov. 22 to Nov. 26, according to the Auto Club of Southern California. Beginning on Thanksgiving Day, Metrolink and Arrow trains will operate on a weekend schedule. The trains will be servicing these areas: Ventura County Antelope Valley San Bernardino Orange County 91/Perris Valley Inland Empire – Orange County The Riverside line will not be operating on either Nov. 24 or Nov. 25. The trains are expected to return to its regular schedule after Nov. 26. The Rail 2 Rail program will be suspended from Nov. 23 to Nov.
Relatives of the Riverside family killed by “catfish” cop Austin Lee Edwards nearly a year ago filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Virginia sheriff’s office that hired him. Edwards, a former Virginia state trooper then employed by the Washington County, Va., sheriff’s office, killed Mark Winek, 69; Sharie Winek, 65; and Brooke Winek 38, in their Riverside home on the morning of Nov. 25, according to authorities. He set fire to their home and kidnapped Brooke’s then-15-year-old daughter. Police said Edwards, 28, “catfished” the girl by telling her during previous online conversations that he was 17. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Central California, the teen’s aunt, Mychelle Blandin, sued the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Edwards’ estate for damages, citing violation of 4th Amendment rights, battery and negligent hiring, supervision and retention, among other allegations. Blandin, who is the guardian of the 15-year-old’s younger sister, has also sued on behalf of the younger child, and is seeking unspecified financial compensation. After kidnapping the teen, Edwards drove into the Mojave Desert with the girl, where he died in a confrontation with
There have been 37 Godzilla movies since 1954, made with inconsistent continuity, changing tone and variable quality control, but alike in that the star is unkillable both within the series and in the hearts of its admirers. The latest, the Japanese “Godzilla Minus One,” is currently in theaters here, while the American “Monsterverse,” with characters licensed from Toho Co. Ltd., has just produced an immensely enjoyable television series, “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters,” premiering Friday on Apple TV+. Godzilla belongs to Japan in the same way that, say, the Doctor of “Doctor Who” will always be British, even though that character is from a different planet and mutable in every other respect. It’s a failing of the four American films that they have relatively little Asian content. Godzilla is a creature with particular meaning in Japan, an atomic monster created a mere nine years after nuclear bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Tokyo was firebombed — a memory as a much as a metaphor. In a sense, Americans shouldn’t be making Godzilla movies at all. So it’s good to see that the series, which is set
It’s a “Modern Family” reunion! The cast of the ABC sitcom came together under the same roof for the first time since the show’s finale in 2020, according to a series of photos and video that Sofia Vergara shared on her Instagram account. “So lucky to have worked with [these] people for 11 years,” Vergara, who played Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the show, captioned one of her posts. “I love and miss u all guys!!!” Vergara is seen posing alongside her TV husband, Ed O’Neil, who plays Jay Pritchett. The rest of the family can be seen chatting and laughing over drinks and a charcuterie board, next to a campfire. However, one notable cast member was missing: Ty Burrell, who plays self-described “cool dad” Phil Dunphy. Burrell won two Primetime Emmys for his performance. The group posed for a family photo — which included Vergara, O’Neil, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Nolan Gould and the show’s co-creators, Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan. Ariel Winter held a framed picture of her TV dad, Burrell. In a video, the cast
More information surrounding TV and film producer Kevin Turen‘s final moments has emerged days after his death. Turen, whose work included HBO and Sam Levinson series “Euphoria” and “The Idol,” suffered a medical emergency while driving his Tesla over the weekend, his father, Edward Turen, confirmed to The Times. Kevin Turen died Nov. 12, but no official cause of death has been revealed. He was 45. According to his father, the producer was driving back from a tennis tournament with his 10-year-old son, Jack. Taking his two sons to and from tournaments was “what Kevin loved doing best in life,” Edward said in a phone call, before detailing how his grandson took control of the car. “Jack looked over and his dad had fainted, he thought, at the wheel,” Edward said. “He had the presence of mind to undo his seat belt, to get on the floor with his left hand [controlling] the brake and the accelerator, his right hand the steering wheel.” The Tesla was in autopilot, but Jack had to navigate the car “three lanes over to the side,” where he could call