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canelo alvarez, julio cesar chavez jr. bet of purse money could be all for show


even if it was sealed by a handshake on national television in their home country, the high-stakes bet between canelo alvarez and julio cesar chavez jr. means nothing unless it becomes part of a revised signed contract, the head of the nevada state athletic commission said wednesday.alvarez, who’ll meet chavez jr. on may 6 at t-mobile arena in las vegas in a 164-pound catch-weight bout, got flustered tuesday, according to people observing a segment with hbo’s max kellerman and offered to wager chavez his entire purse to underline how confident he is about a victory.one official there said alvarez grew agitated “and said, ‘i’ll bet you my whole purse.’ … people were breathing deeply, and then they shook hands.”the fighters repeated the scene on univision, and alvarez promoter oscar de la ho






19-year-old woman drowns along sonoma county coast – the mercury news


a trip to a bodega bay beach monday turned fatal for a 19-year-old fairfield woman when a wave swept her off the rocks she was standing on, and pulled her into the pacific ocean, sonoma coast state park officials said.the victim was later identified as victoria alvarez. according to sonoma coast state park supervising ranger damien jones, alvarez was pulled into the water at schoolhouse beach at roughly 1:30 p.m. with four other individuals who made the trip with her.all five were standing on a rock near the water when the wave hit. four of the individuals were able to make it out of the water and back onto the rocks, while alvarez remained submerged. one of the victims who escaped went to a nearby house, where the resident called 911. the sonoma county sheriff’s office, bodega bay fire pr






'there is no comparison between me and canelo': julio cesar chavez sr. says his


no translator is needed to understand a smirk.while legendary mexican fighter julio cesar chavez sr. denies taking what appeared to be a slight measure of satisfaction on television after watching his younger countryman canelo alvarez lose to floyd mayweather jr. in 2013, chavez says drawing comparisons between himself and alvarez is ridiculous.“people are very confused and wrong because there is no comparison between me and canelo,” chavez said friday in a conversation interpreted from spanish with the los angeles times. “most people know who i am and what kind of legacy i have.”alvarez (48-1-1, 34 knockouts) has transfixed fans in bouts like last year’s knockouts of amir khan and liam smith, the former to open t-mobile arena in las vegas and the latter before more than 50,000 fans at at&






8 bodies found stuffed in suv in southern mexico


acapulco, mexico — authorities in the southern mexico state of guerrero said monday they found the tortured, asphyxiated bodies of eight men stuffed into an suv abandoned on the side of a highway.guerrero state security spokesman roberto alvarez said the victims were found around midnight near chilpancingo, the state capital.the state has been the scene of drug gang turf battles, kidnappings and extortions, and groups of bodies are often found dumped on roadsides.the eight bodies initially appeared to be gagged; while alvarez did not specify how they were asphyxiated, drug gangs in mexico frequently wrap their victims' faces and heads with packing tape, cutting off their breathing.alvarez said the dead men appeared to be between 25 and 35 years in age, and had "visible signs of torture."






julio cesar chavez jr. sees canelo alvarez fight as an image changer


for julio cesar chavez jr., facing canelo alvarez with all of mexico’s attention is an opportunity to cleanse his reputation as a malingerer.“winning takes away a lot of that criticism,” chavez told the times through an interpreter friday before his appearance with alvarez in front of an estimated 5,000 at plaza mexico in lynwood to hype their may 6 pay-per-view bout in las vegas.“however, i also feel they’ve over-criticized me.”the 31-year-old former middleweight world champion has been previously disciplined by the nevada state athletic commission for smoking marijuana and taking a banned diuretic, and he’s taken severe public heat for not meeting standards set by his legendary fighter father.chavez (50-2-1, 32 knockouts), who has battled to make weight in recent years, was unceremonious






gennady golovkin, oscar de la hoya exchange verbal blows over canelo alvarez fig


while both gennady golovkin and canelo alvarez need to win their coming fights to give their long-discussed september showdown the most meaning, it also would help if there were more agreement between the sides.yet in conversations with the los angeles times, golovkin says he hasn’t seen a contract offer, while alvarez’s promoter, oscar de la hoya, said he’s delivered one.“if canelo wants the fight, give me the contract,” said three-belt, unbeaten middleweight champion golovkin (36-0, 33 knockouts). “send me the contract. i’ll get you the signature. everybody wants this fight. i’m ready for anybody.”golovkin spoke thursday in big bear while prepping for his march 18 hbo pay-per-view bout against brooklyn’s daniel jacobs at madison square garden.de la hoya, meanwhile, spoke to the times abo






san diego may change sidewalk policy in wake of $5m injury settlement


in the wake of a nearly $5 million city payout to a bicyclist injured by damaged sidewalk, san diego councilman david alvarez wants a new policy shifting the responsibility of repairing sidewalks almost entirely to the city.alvarez says the existing policy, which makes adjacent property owners responsible for repairs in all but a small number of circumstances, has resulted in too many damaged sidewalks and large injury payouts by the city.the council approved such a payout early this month to a man who was launched 28 feet on his bike by tree-damaged sidewalk in del cerro. the man, who got $4.85 million from the city, tore spinal cord ligaments, lost several teeth and suffered a possible stroke during the 2014 crash.related: san diego ok's $4.85m for bicyclist injured by sidewalksuch payou






it's official: canelo alvarez will fight julio cesar chavez jr. in las vegas not


it’s hard to resist the potential riches of las vegas for many, including those charged with staging the canelo alvarez-julio cesar chavez jr. fight.golden boy promotions announced friday that the anticipated showdown between mexico’s two most popular fighters will take place at t-mobile arena in las vegas rather than jerry jones’ m ive at&t stadium in arlington, texas.“i love fighting in las vegas, where the most important fights have historically been, and i’m very happy to be back at the t-mobile arena for this huge event on cinco de mayo weekend,” alvarez (48-1-1, 34 knockouts) said in a prepared statement. “i know that people from all over the world … will attend to witness a great show.”chavez (50-2-1, 32 knockouts) called las vegas “the home of boxing.”the non-title bout will be






gennady golovkin doubts canelo alvarez's intentions, but not daniel jacobs' vali


gennady golovkin said that, for the first time in as long as he can remember, “i don’t know who wins” when he meets fellow world boxing assn. middleweight champion daniel jacobs on march 18.“i see him as having the same speed, the same boxing iq,” golovkin told the los angeles times on thursday in an interview at film director peter berg’s wild card west boxing club in santa monica.“it’s a very interesting fight, more interesting than the last couple guys for me. and after so much talk — like with canelo [alvarez] — daniel just said, ‘ok, this is better for me to fight now … i’m getting help from [trainer] virgil hunter, [unbeaten, three-belt light-heavyweight champion] andre ward.’ … so i know everybody wants to beat me now, so it’s more motivation.”three-belt middleweight world champion






6 dismembered bodies found in bags left in southern mexico


mexico city (ap) — authorities in the southern mexico state of guerrero have found six dismembered bodies in 13 bags in a mountain town.state security spokesman roberto alvarez heredia says state police and soldiers responded to a 911 call tuesday and found the bags on the side of a road in chilapa township near a wastewater treatment plant.alvarez says in a statement that the preliminary investigation suggests the killings could be related to competition for control of the opium poppy cultivation in the area.the discovery came a day after 10 bodies were found in various parts of guerrero. authorities say criminals also left bags with cow and pig parts around the state capital of chilpancingo to distract police and sow fear.






thousands join 'i am a muslim too' rally in new york to protest trump's immigrat


i am a muslim too rallyeduardo munoz alvarez / getty imagesnew york, ny - february 19: people take part in a rally called 'i am a muslim too' in a show of solidarity with american muslims at times square on february 19, 2017 in new york city. a new version of a trump administration travel ban will not stop green card holders or travelers already on planes from entering the united states, u.s. secretary of homeland security john kelly said. (photo by eduardo munoz alvarez/getty images) ** outs - elsent, fpg, cm - outs * nm, ph, va if sourced by ct, la or mod **new york, ny - february 19: people take part in a rally called 'i am a muslim too' in a show of solidarity with american muslims at times square on february 19, 2017 in new york city. a new version of a trump administration travel ban






chicago fire knocks off real salt lake 2-0 for 1st win


bridgeview, ill. — nemanja nikolic and arturo alvarez each scored in the opening 15 minutes and the chicago fire beat real salt lake 2-0 on saturday for the fire's first victory.chicago (1-0-1) and rsl (0-1-1) each opened the season with draws last weekend.nikolic started the scoring in the 11th minute. he was in an offside position but rsl's back pass found nikolic's feet and he beat goalkeerper nick rimando on a one-on-one breakaway. alvarez scored four minutes later. he dribbled in space on the right side, cut inside with three touches along the 18-yard box and rolled in a deflected shot off defender david horst.rimando kept rsl in it. he barely got a hand on nikolic's open shot in the 50th minute and in the 81st, rimando dove to his left to punch away juninho's free kick from just outs






lincoln boys open ccs soccer playoffs with back-to-back shutout wins


juan torres had a plan for his lincoln boys soccer team entering the 2016-17 season.“as a coach and as a team, we set objectives to reach during the season,” said the lion boss, who is in his third year as lincoln’s leader. “our goal was to do well in league and earn a ccs berth. secondly, it was to attempt to win ccs again.”the lions, who achieved the first part of that goal with a strong second-place finish in the blossom valley athletic league’s mt. hamilton division, were halfway to completing the second part of that plan after notching shutout wins over los gatos and alvarez last week in the opening two rounds of the 2017 ccs division i playoffs.lincoln, the tournament’s no. 8 seed, was to face no. 5 mountain view (12-4-6) earlier this week in the semifinals with the winner advancing






mexicans, pbs and parks matter


republican sen. tom cotton of arkansas. (photo: andrew harnik, ap)a 7-year-old boy drew applause and cheers when he, as they say, kept it real for sen. tom cotton."donald trump makes mexicans not important to people who are in arkansas who like mexicans, like me, like my grandma," toby smith said. "and he's deleting parks and pbs kids just to make a wall.""he shouldn't do that," smith ended.after smith's mini speech, cotton asked how old the boy was. "i'm almost 8, but i'm 7, smith replied.the exchange, reported by cnn and katv, happened at a town hall held by the arkansas republican, where constituents angrily voiced their opinions to the senator.#toby4president, indeed. a woman walks a llama as people take part in a protest outside raritan valley community college before a town hall meet






how the white sox scored 14 runs in the 9th inning vs. dodgers


the white sox saved their best for the last inning late sunday night, when they scored 14 runs in the top of the ninth inning of a 15-5 victory against the dodgers at camelback ranch.four pitchers, 18 batters, seven hits, three walks, two hit batters and three errors later, the sox had erased a 3-1 deficit.the sox scored eight runs before the dodgers managed an out and jason bourgeois hit a three-run home run and a two-run single in the inning.here's how they did it:alfredo gonzalez began the mayhem by reaching on an error and was replaced by pinch-runner jake peterdanny hayes followed with a single and was replaced by pinch-runner joey demichelenick basto singled home peter. demichele scored on a throwing error on adam engel’s sacrifice bunteddy alvarez walkedluis basabe singled home bast






california's sanctuary policy on immigration forges ahead


sacramento — a fast-tracked bill to limit local and state law enforcement officers’ participation in federal immigration law enforcement cleared its first committee hearing on tuesday over the concerns of gop committee members and two state law enforcement groups that it was too broad.supporters of the bill, representing organizations from the electronic frontier foundation to equality california to the national council of jewish women, packed the hearing room as the committee debated the proposal. if p ed, the bill would prohibit local law enforcement agencies from collecting information about immigration status and from detaining people for federal agents without a judicial warrant.“as we know in california, draconian immigration policies do not work,” said the bill’s champion, sen. kevi






the dogs are getting high


have you heard? your dog might have an affinity for the devil’s lettuce. don’t take it from me (or your dog, who can’t talk [if they can, please email a video to us]), take it from the paper of record.the new york times has an article out today about dogs who eat weed and then have to go to the hospital called “dogs on marijuana: not cool.” consider this the nefarious counterpart to a piece the times dropped this fall about the benefits of getting your pets stoned, because unlike that one, today’s dispatch deals with the darker side of things. specifically, pets are attempting to cope with the struggles of city living by turning to dank weed in ever increasing numbers.here is a sad story about a family unable to come to terms with their sweet poodle harry’s crippling pot addiction. for ms.






update on 'golovkin vs. jacobs round-by-round live updates: golovkin stays undef


i'm ready and i'm really hungry. for that fight i am like an animal.  golovkin, referring to a possible matchup against canelo alvarez.






the fight's the formality after what gennady golovkin does in the gym


while both gennady golovkin and canelo alvarez need to win their coming fights to give their long-discussed september showdown the most meaning, it also would help if there were more agreement between the sides.yet in conversations with the los angeles times, golovkin says he hasn’t seen a contract... (lance pugmire)






peter berg: the hollywood star, his santa monica gym and his mission to nurture


film director peter berg remembers the moment he decided he wasn’t going to close down santa monica’s wild card west boxing gym. it was 2012. berg was on location in new mexico working on the war movie “lone survivor” when his assistant phoned, crying hysterically.the assistant had bad news, telling berg on a friday that a sewage pipe had exploded, that the downstairs was flooded, and that he should “get out here now!”“i flew back saturday. there was no one to clean it up but me,” berg said. “so i got someone from work, we got into some rubber suits and hosed it down.“after we disinfected the whole thing, i came back to the gym on sunday, sitting there, thinking, ‘i can’t do this. it’s too much work, the business is shady as it is. …’ i got a little emotional and decided i’m going to close






the 'sun king' who built a solar city in china


huan ming built a vast 'solar valley' in china, dreaming of clean air and energy - but did he dream too big? a film for bbc world hacks by alvaro alvarez.a week of coverage by bbc news looking at ways to cut air pollution.






ggg has options, options, options


new york (ap) — options, options and more options.all the talk if gennady golovkin successfully defended his middleweight titles against danny jacobs was centered on ggg finally getting in the ring with canelo alvarez. now, there might be another big-money possibility after saturday night’s close decision win: a rematch with jacobs.actually, golovkin most likely will next fight england’s billy joe saunders, who owns the only belt in the weight class not in the kazakh’s possession, the wbo’s version in the alphabet soup of championships. that could happen in golovkin’s home country in june during the expo 2017 – a world’s fair type event .golovkin likes that idea, though it wouldn’t be a lucrative payday. the idea of completely unifying all the middleweight crowns is enticing for the 34-yea






china grants preliminary approval to 31 new trump trademarks


china has granted preliminary approval for 31 trump trademarks for businesses ranging from hotels and spas to animal training and weather forecasting, reopening a debate about the potential for conflicts of interest under his presidency.there were also seven trademark applications that were rejected.there was no evidence that president donald trump received special favors from the beijing government in granting the trademarks, experts said, and no indication that trump was about to start business ventures in china in any of these sectors.trump's lawyers in china applied for the trademarks in april 2016, at a time when, as a candidate for the republican presidential nomination, he was complaining about the country's trade practices.the trademarks were given preliminary approval feb. 27 and






two gang members in u.s. illegally are accused of kidnapping 3 girls, killing 1


two ms-13 gang members from el salvador, both in the united states illegally, held three teenage girls against their will and killed one of them in what was described as a satanic ritual, authorities in houston said friday.miguel alvarez-flores, 22, and diego hernandez-rivera, 18, have been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and murder — both first-degree felonies punishable by up to life in prison. bond has been set at $300,000 for each, but immigration detainers will keep both behind bars.the 15-year-old girl's body was found feb. 16 with gunshot wounds to the face and chest. homicide detective sgt. chris sturdivant said that the girl's identity has not been officially determined but that investigators are confident they know who she is — a girl reported missing in january i






mothers stage 'nurse-in' for breast-feeding rights


at precisely 10:30 a.m. friday, aurora's rose alvarez was one of 20 other local moms who came together at vna health care's aurora avenue location to breast feed their babies in unison as part of the big latch on event — a worldwide effort to bring attention and awareness to the benefits of breastfeeding....






gennady golovkin has plenty of options after beating danny jacobs – the denver p


new york — options, options and more options.all the talk if gennady golovkin successfully defended his middleweight titles against danny jacobs was centered on ggg finally getting in the ring with canelo alvarez. now, there might be another big-money possibility after saturday night’s close decision win: a rematch with jacobs.actually, golovkin most likely will next fight england’s billy joe saunders, who owns the only belt in the weight class not in the kazakh’s possession, the wbo’s version in the alphabet soup of championships. that could happen in golovkin’s home country in june during the expo 2017 – a world’s fair type event.golovkin likes that idea, though it wouldn’t be a lucrative payday. the idea of completely unifying all the middleweight crowns is enticing for the 34-year-old






san diego ok's $4.85m for bicyclist injured by sidewalk


the san diego city council approved on tuesday paying a man nearly $5 million for severe injuries he suffered when he and his bicycle were launched 28 feet by tree-damaged sidewalk.councilman david alvarez said such a large payment should spur city leaders to approve a new sidewalk maintenance policy as soon as possible, so that san diego can take responsibility for fixing the many damaged sidewalks it owns."we should not be paying out million and millions of dollars -- taxpayer dollars -- to cure an incident like this one when we can actually be fixing our sidewalks to avoid this," alvarez said.related: san diego paying $4.85m to cyclist injured by damaged sidewalkthe council voted 8-1 to approve the $4.85 million settlement for clifford brown, who tore spinal cord ligaments, lost several






san diego ok's $4.85m for bicyclist injured by sidewalk


the san diego city council approved on tuesday paying a man nearly $5 million for severe injuries he suffered when he and his bicycle were launched 28 feet by tree-damaged sidewalk.councilman david alvarez said such a large payment should spur city leaders to approve a new sidewalk maintenance policy as soon as possible, so that san diego can take responsibility for fixing the many damaged sidewalks it owns."we should not be paying out million and millions of dollars — taxpayer dollars — to cure an incident like this one when we can actually be fixing our sidewalks to avoid this," alvarez said.related: san diego paying $4.85m to cyclist injured by damaged sidewalkthe council voted 8-1 to approve the $4.85 million settlement for clifford brown, who tore spinal cord ligaments, lost several t






san diego ok's $4.85m for bicyclist injured by sidewalk


the san diego city council approved on tuesday paying a man nearly $5 million for severe injuries he suffered when he and his bicycle were launched 28 feet by tree-damaged sidewalk.councilman david alvarez said such a large payment should spur city leaders to approve a new sidewalk maintenance policy as soon as possible, so that san diego can take responsibility for fixing the many damaged sidewalks it owns."we should not be paying out million and millions of dollars — taxpayer dollars — to cure an incident like this one when we can actually be fixing our sidewalks to avoid this," alvarez said.related: san diego paying $4.85m to cyclist injured by damaged sidewalkthe council voted 8-1 to approve the $4.85 million settlement for clifford brown, who tore spinal cord ligaments, lost several t






gang members in country illegally kidnap 3 girls in houston, kill one in satanic


two ms-13 gang members from el salvador, both in the united states illegally, held three teenage girls against their will and killed one of them in a satanic ritual, authorities in houston said friday.miguel alvarez-flores, 22, and diego hernandez-rivera, 18, have been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and murder — both first-degree felonies punishable by up to life imprisonment. bonds totaling $300,000 have been set for each, but immigration detainers will keep both behind bars.the 15-year-old girl's body was found feb. 16 with gunshot wounds to the face and chest.homicide detective sgt. chris sturdivant said the girl's identity has not been officially determined but that investigators are confident they know who she is — a girl reported missing in january in nearby jersey v






west chicago man guilty of dui in crash that killed warrenville man


a west chicago man faces up to 14 years in prison after being found guilty thursday of aggravated drunken driving and causing a fiery collision in 2014 that killed a warrenville man.omar montoya medina, 31, was convicted of two counts of aggravated dui and two counts of reckless homicide at the close of a bench trial in the dupage county courtroom of judge brian telander.prosecutors said montoya medina was impaired when he crashed the car he was driving into a vehicle being driven by antonio alvarez, 37, of warrenville. the accident happened about 11:10 p.m. dec. 4, 2014.man charged with dui in fatal west chicago crashclifford warda west chicago man has been charged with drunken driving after a fiery weekend auto accident in which a father of two was killed, dupage county prosecutors said






racial concerns prompt enhanced police training, changes in san diego


san diego is boosting police training and revising some traffic stop procedures after an independent analysis released in november showed evidence of racial disparities in the police department.police chief shelley zimmerman said monday she was optimistic the changes would help reduce such disparities, which she warned could "degrade the department's credibility and erode the public's trust."zimmerman said, however, that the city won’t be able to adopt four of the 10 recommendations in the independent analysis by san diego state researchers until state officials finalize new regulations for collecting traffic stop data.and even then, zimmerman said the city may struggle to find software needed for such data tracking and the personnel required to thoroughly analyze the more than 200,000 tra






racial concerns prompt enhanced police training, changes in san diego


san diego is boosting police training and revising some traffic stop procedures after an independent analysis released in november showed evidence of racial disparities in the police department.police chief shelley zimmerman said monday she was optimistic the changes would help reduce such disparities, which she warned could "degrade the department's credibility and erode the public's trust."zimmerman said, however, that the city won’t be able to adopt four of the 10 recommendations in the independent analysis by san diego state researchers until state officials finalize new regulations for collecting traffic stop data.and even then, zimmerman said the city may struggle to find software needed for such data tracking and the personnel required to thoroughly analyze the more than 200,000 tra






racial concerns prompt enhanced police training, changes in san diego


san diego is boosting police training and revising some traffic stop procedures after an independent analysis released in november showed evidence of racial disparities in the police department.police chief shelley zimmerman said monday she was optimistic the changes would help reduce such disparities, which she warned could "degrade the department's credibility and erode the public's trust."zimmerman said, however, that the city won’t be able to adopt four of the 10 recommendations in the independent analysis by san diego state researchers until state officials finalize new regulations for collecting traffic stop data.and even then, zimmerman said the city may struggle to find software needed for such data tracking and the personnel required to thoroughly analyze the more than 200,000 tra






don't breathe director hired for new girl with the dragon tattoo movie


why it matters to you the girl with the dragon tattoo is getting a new sequel -- and a new cast -- in a reboot of the movie franchise.secure those secret files, because lisbeth salander is headed back to the big screen.sony’s columbia pictures has hired don’t breathe director fede alvarez to helm an adaptation of the girl in the spider’s web, the fourth installment in the best-selling millennium series that began with the girl with the dragon tattoo and chronicles the adventures of swedish hacker salander and journalist mikael blomkvist. the girl in the spider’s web will feature a different cast from that of david fincher’s 2011 adaptation of dragon tattoo. it will also be the first book in the series to be adapted as an english-language movie before it was turned into a swedish film.more:






two el salvador illegal immigrats, miguel alvarez-flores, diego hernandez-rivera


share thistagsel salvadorfbi investigationgang violencehomicidehomicide casehoustonillegal immigrantsillegal immigrationimmigrationimmigration crisiskidnappingman arrestedmara salvatruchamurder suspectssatanic templesex slavesex slavesteen kidnappedteen kidnappingteen killedtexasus newstwo illegal immigrants from el salvador, reportedly part of the ms-13 gang (mara salvatrucha), have been arrested and charged with the kidnapping of three teen girls and murdering one in part of a “satanic ritual.” in a short video from court, both men were happy, smiling and even waved at the camera.houston police stated friday that miguel alvarez-flores, 22, and diego hernandez-rivera, 18, have been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and murder. the two men now face up to life imprisonment.a 1






racial bias concerns prompt enhanced police training, policy changes in san dieg


san diego is boosting police training and revising some traffic stop policies after an independent analysis released in november showed evidence of racial disparities in the police department.police chief shelley zimmerman said monday she was optimistic the changes would help reduce such disparities, which she warned could "degrade the department's credibility and erode the public's trust."zimmerman said, however, that the city won’t be able to adopt four of the 10 recommendations in the independent analysis by san diego state researchers until state officials finalize new regulations for collecting traffic stop data.and even then, zimmerman said the city may struggle to find software needed for such data tracking and the personnel required to thoroughly analyze the more than 200,000 traff






cops: gang members suspected in slaying, kidnapping had satanic shrine


houston -- authorities say two ms-13 gang members from el salvador who had a satanic shrine in their houston apartment are suspects in the killing of one teenager and the kidnapping of another. twenty-two-year-old miguel alvarez-flores and 18-year-old diego hernandez-rivera appeared in court wednesday on charges of aggravated kidnapping and murder. prosecutors say a 14-year-old girl was kidnapped after leaving school early last month and taken to the apartment the men shared with others. authorities say she was held against her will for two weeks, given drugs and sexually assaulted by some of the men. the gang members also allegedly forcibly gave the teen a tattoo of a satanic figure, prosecutors said, according to cbs affiliate khou.it’s not clear what led investigators to the kidnapped t






female officers in high demand at st. paul police department


allison rogers knew she wanted to be a police officer, but others had their concerns: did she consider teaching instead? had she seen the most recent news articles about officers who were killed in the line of duty?so rogers pursued a degree in corrections instead.“i had a lot of people telling me i wouldn’t want to be in the profession,” said rogers. “more out of fear than that it wasn’t a noble profession. i’m a pretty small … i’m 5-foot-1. with my boots, i’m 5-3.”in her second year at minnesota state university, mankato, she gained the confidence to switch tracks to law enforcement after speaking with an officer from her hometown of waseca, minn., where she served as a police reserve. on a recent urday morning, rogers, 23, was among 88 people who packed an informational meeting at the n