Today in history
Frank Jr. kidnapped
Dec 19, 2013 at 7:40 AM
50 years ago, 1963: Frank Sinatra Jr. was reported kidnapped by armed gunmen from a motel night club in Lake Tahoe, just moments before he was to appear on stage. The gunmen broke in, gagged a trumpet player from the band, and made off with the young singer.
25 years ago, 1988: A Navy skipper was to be court marshaled for failing to pick up a boatload of Vietnamese refugees who later resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. The commander faced seven counts of disobeying Navy regulations that require ships to pick up refugees in distress.
10 years ago, 2003: Two men were convicted in what the FBI called a "fraudulent investment scheme" that resulted in the loss of nearly $2 million for an investment group based in Huron. They believed Syzygy could gain them access to high-yield trading.