LINDA Robson was spotted with husband Mark Dunford for the first time since police were called to their home because of her "erratic behaviour" last month. The Loose Women star, 60, puffed on a cigarette as she spent the day with her long-time spouse - after saying she'd kicked the habit for health reasons in a 2016 interview. The couple appeared to have been on a shopping trip as they hopped out of the car with a number of carrier bags. Mark has no doubt been supporting Linda after her friends and family dialled 999 fearing she was having a meltdown last month. The Sun revealed police officers raced to the Loose Women's star's house twice in two weeks. Linda, 60 — who has spoken of suffering with anxiety and recently shocked viewers with her dramatic weight loss — is now said to be on the road to recovery. A source said the star was not sleeping well over the stressful festive season. They added: “It all got a bit too much for Linda and the … [Read more...] about Linda Robson spotted with husband Mark Dunford for the first time since police were called to her home over her ‘erratic behaviour’
Why police called cops
POLICE raced to Loose Women star Linda Robson’s home amid concern for her wellbeing. Friends and family dialled 999 fearing she was having a meltdown. Cops and medics have been called to the Birds of a Feather actress’s home at least twice in the past two weeks — the last time on Thursday morning. Linda, 60 — who has spoken of suffering with anxiety and recently shocked viewers with her dramatic weight loss — is now said to be on the road to recovery. A source said the star was not sleeping well over the stressful festive season. They added: “It all got a bit too much for Linda and the family, and that’s why they called in police and experts. “The family reached breaking point as Linda’s behaviour was becoming a bit erratic. They were worried she might hurt herself.” ExclusiveBUST-UP WITH EX David Beckham’s sister quizzed by cops over 'assault on ex' with TV remote ExclusiveGOT HIS CLOCKS OFF Paul Hollywood sent baker 24 … [Read more...] about Cops race to ‘erratic’ Loose Women star Linda Robson’s home twice in two weeks over concerns for her wellbeing
By Robert Salonga | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 2, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 3, 2019 at 4:33 am SAN JOSE — Violent crime in the Bay Area’s largest city rose 6 percent last year, bucking the broad downward trend in Oakland and San Francisco as well as statewide and nationally, according to the latest figures for 2018. Police Chief Eddie Garcia said he understands that San Jose doesn’t see the volume of crimes experienced by other big Bay Area cities and places such as Los Angeles — which is projecting a 4 percent drop in violent crime in 2018 — but the direction is troubling for a city hailed a decade ago as a metropolitan low-crime haven. The violent crime increase in San Jose — which follows spikes of 14 and 7 percent in 2016 and 2017 — is driven largely by a nearly 19 percent projected rise in robberies and 2 percent in rapes. On the other hand, homicides decreased to 27 in 2018, … [Read more...] about San Jose: Violent crime continues to rise as chief calls for reinforcements
The day after city officials shut down a homeless camp near Cathedral Hill, St. Paul police officer Dean Koehnen is finding the campers again. It’s part of his job. “We took half his stuff to storage,” he tells Bret Byfield, an outreach worker just about everyone on the streets seems to know. The two stand in a Burger King parking lot Friday morning, less than a mile from the old camp. Nearby, a pair of tents sit on a tiny triangle of greenery. They’re talking about one of the tents’ occupants, James, who lost the other half of his stuff during a fight with a woman after they were kicked off the Hill. The belongings — blankets and clothes, mostly — ended up strewn about the street next to some new condos, and police came to clear it away. There are at least five people from the camp in the lot. There’s a little good news: One of the women got some money “from a settlement,” enough to put a group of them in a hotel for the … [Read more...] about For some homeless, this St. Paul cop holds the key to a better life
By Adam Ashton | McClatchy-Tribune PUBLISHED: October 14, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: October 15, 2018 at 6:41 am The California State Lottery has paid more than $500,000 to settle lawsuits filed by two former investigators who claimed they were fired for calling attention to jackpots they believed the lottery improperly awarded to recipients who could not prove they were winners. The two ousted lottery cops had flagged a $2 million jackpot in 2015 and a $750,000 prize in 2016 that they argued should not have been paid. “It was a travesty the way they were both handled,” said Steve Tacchini, a retired San Francisco police captain and former lottery deputy director. A third and related lawsuit from another former investigator is still in play. The ongoing costs to taxpayers stem from discipline the lottery handed down two years ago when a group of investigators grew frustrated by what they considered to be preventable fraud among lottery retailers as well as questionable … [Read more...] about California Lottery cops questioned a $2 million jackpot. Then they lost their jobs.