uLOS ANGELES (AP) — A 61-year-old retired Los Angeles police officer has been sentenced to probation and ordered to register as a sex offender after pleading no contest to one count of possessing child pornography.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office says Clark Warren Baker of Los Angeles was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation. He also was ordered to attend sex offender counseling sessions.
Prosecutors say images of child pornography were found on an external hard drive during a Nov. 28 search of Baker’s home.
uSAG AWARDS SHIFT DATE, AVOID SCHEDULE CONFLICT WITH GRAMMYS: LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild Awards will shift a week earlier than planned and avoid airing at the same time as the Grammy Awards.
Organizers announced the shift Thursday and that the show, which honors the best performances in film and television, will be broadcast live Jan. 19 on TNT and TBS.
The SAG Awards are voted on by acting guild members and are a reliable indicator of who will win acting honors at the Academy Awards.
The Oscars’ decision to move up its 2020 ceremony from late February to Feb. 9 has created a crunch for earlier awards ceremonies. The Grammy Awards will be bestowed on Jan. 26.
uNEW MEASLES EXPOSURE REPORTED IN LA COUNTY: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County health authorities say the public may have been exposed to the measles at more than half a dozen locations visited this month by a person who had the highly contagious disease.
The Department of Public Health says the case involves someone who traveled outside the U.S. and is not linked to outbreaks reported earlier this month and in April.
The department has published a list of locations visited by the person, including a coffee shop, fast food restaurants, and a bank, gym and drug store from July 14 through 16. Health officials say there’s no known current measles risk at those businesses.
So far this year there have been 16 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents and eight others among non-residents who traveled through the county.
UC SAN DIEGO CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT KILLS WORKER: SAN DIEGO (AP) — An accident at a University of California, San Diego, construction site has killed one worker and injured four others.
The accident occurred Thursday morning at a site where several multi-story structures are being built.
Cal/OSHA spokesman Frank Polizzi says the five workers were injured when a 35-foot-tall (10.6-meter) wall of rebar collapsed.
Polizzi says at least two of the workers were seriously injured and one later died at a hospital.
Cal/OSHA is investigating. A message seeking comment was left with the university.