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BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - Police in 3 states and Mexico are battling freezing temperatures as they continue the search for the former Los Angeles police officer accused of killing 3 people. Despite the freezing temperatures and snow, the manhunt for Christopher Dorner near Southern California's Big Bear Ski Resort carries on.
"We are going to continue searching for him until we either discover he left the mountain or we find him, one of the 2," says San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon.
The last signs of the fired LAPD officer were the tracks leading away from his burning truck found on Thursday.
"We have no evidence at this point," says Sheriff McMahon.
The search isn't isolated to the Big Bear area. It stretches across California, Nevada, Arizona and northern Mexico. It includes the home of Dorner's mother near Irvine, California, where police executed a search warrant. Dorner posted a manifesto online vowing to hunt down police and their families. It names targets Dorner blames for getting him kicked out of the force years ago. Now, 3 people are dead, and the fired cop suggests he won't be taken alive. The manifesto says "Self preservation is no longer important to me. I do not fear death as I died long ago". LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says the former Naval reservist is well trained, and he knows police and military tactics inside and out.
"The LAPD is his specific target, but all law enforcement is targeted," says Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck. "You know, this is a vendetta against all of Southern California law enforcement."
This story continues to develop. You can get the latest 24/7 at Fox17.com or Facebook.com/FoxNashville. We'll bring updates over the weekend on FOX17 NEWS at 9.
Friday, February 8 2013, 10:33 PM CST
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.