On the Radar: Lohan, Afghanistan, captured fugitive, wild weather, Chavez
Actress Lindsay Lohan is set to return to court Thursday for a probation violation hearing, a source close to the case says.
June 23rd, 2011
09:27 AM ET

On the Radar: Lohan, Afghanistan, captured fugitive, wild weather, Chavez

Lindsay Lohan ordered back to court - Lindsay Lohan allegedly failed a court-ordered alcohol test last week and will have to go before a judge for a probation violation hearing Thursday morning, according to a source close to the case. Lohan's failed test comes while the actress is confined to her Venice Beach, California, home after pleading guilty to stealing a necklace. The actress will appear before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner, the same judge who sentenced her, a prosecution spokeswoman said.

Fugitive captured - Accused Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger is expected to be arraigned Thursday in Los Angeles. Bulger was arrested Wednesday by the FBI Fugitive Task Force in Santa Monica, California, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Bulger had been on the run since the mid-'90s after fleeing Boston as he was about to be arrested in connection with 19 killings, racketeering and other crimes. Bulger, 81, has been the subject of several books and was said to be the inspiration for the 2006 movie "The Departed."

Administration promotes Afghanistan plan - The day after announcing his decision to increase the pace of the troop drawdown in Afghanistan beyond the recommendations of his military commanders, President Barack Obama hits the road Thursday to sell the plan. He will meet with soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York, many of whom have just returned from Afghanistan. He'll also meet with Gold Star families and later speak at three fundraising events in New York. Also Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on evaluating goals and progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Senate tackles confirmation hearings - Senate committees will be busy with several confirmation hearings Thursday: William Burns to be deputy secretary of state, Gary Locke to be ambassador to China, Ryan Crocker to be ambassador to Afghanistan, and Gen. David Petraeus to head the CIA, replacing Leon Panetta, who becomes defense secretary.

Flooding, storms, fires rage - Water is overtopping dikes in Minot, North Dakota, where roughly 12,000 people live in the Souris River evacuation zone. In the Louisville, Kentucky, area, thousands of people were without electricity early Thursday after a powerful storm moved through. The storm damaged Churchill Downs, the world-famous horse track, officials said.

Meanwhile, crews are battling 58 large wildfires from Alaska to Florida, according to the National Interagency Coordination Center. All told, the fires have burned 2,166 square miles or 1.4 million acres - nearly the size of Delaware. The largest of the fires continues to be Arizona's Wallow Fire, which has burned 529,825 acres so far. Officials said it is about 58% contained.

Mystery surrounds Venezuelan leader's health - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been at an undisclosed location in Cuba for almost two weeks recovering from surgery for a pelvic abscess. Tables were turned when ailing former Cuban President Fidel Castro visited his bedside. But Chavez's unusual silence, with no tweets for 15 days and little public comment, is making noise at home.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. bobcat2u

    What are they going to do ? Maybe put her in jail overnight again ?

    June 23, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cosmotologist to the Stars

    I bet 1000 dollars they do nothing to LILO. She may get a little more community service or the may postphone further sentencing. No matter what this girl does the judges always let her off easy.

    June 23, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I am fascinated and surprised to know that Lindsay Lohan picked up.
    Oh, wow.

    June 23, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. han

    She should be in jail right now, hate that the law basically gives her constant free passes, worse she spits at the judges face I bet you there's a layoffs or the judge is being handcuffed somehow

    June 23, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. I Mean... What?!?

    Well, Lo-han and behold, guess who took a few nips of champagne at her champagne party? Honestly, even jail won’t help this chick. She needs to be slammed in a lock up rehab along with John Galliano http://ow.ly/5oMkO

    June 23, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. fernace

    Lilo said in a recent interview: "I've grown up, I really mean it", about her vow to change her ways! That didn't take long! She really needs to be in a gen. pop. jail, to see how regular people have to deal with her type of crimes. In the meantime she & Bulger are both reading about the escaped monkey, going:" Dayyuum, that could've been me!! I have a great idea for the floods & the fires. Build a quick pipe line & siphon the water out of the flooded areas into the burning areas! Well, it's an idea anyway, not hearing anyone else coming up with anything!!

    June 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. L. Ron Howard

    Lilo needs to go spend a few days with grandparents to get her head together and her excessive masturbation down to a minimum

    June 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. funky bunch

    Burn Bulger, Burn.

    June 23, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    Chavez's where abouts unknown for 15 days? Let's make it 15 years.

    June 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
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