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California schools closed where ex-cop’s truck found

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published February 8, 2013 at 8:11 a.m. Updated February 8, 2013 at 10:13 a.m.

— Police spent all night searching the snowy mountains of Southern California but were unable to find the former Los Angeles police officer accused of carrying out a killing rampage because he felt he was unfairly fired from his job.

Authorities planned a midmorning Friday news conference about 80 miles east of LA at Big Bear Lake, where Christopher Dorner’s torched pickup was found Thursday.

The area was under a winter storm warning, with snow falling and temperatures well below freezing.

Local ski areas were open, but Bear Valley schoolchildren had the day off because of the manhunt.

About 150 miles to the south, up to 16 San Diego County sheriff’s deputies spent the night surrounding and searching a rural home after a hoaxer reported Dorner was there. There were people at home, but Dorner wasn’t one of them, said Lt. Jason Rothlein.

Investigators have a pretty good idea who made the call and will be seeking criminal charges, he said.

Though the focus is on the resort area, the search for Dorner, 33, stretches across California, Nevada, Arizona and northern Mexico. LAPD officers are especially on edge because Dorner, who was fired from the force in 2008 after three years on the job, promised in rambling writings to bring “warfare” to police and their families.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... February 8, 2013 at 2:56 p.m.

Where are the Liberals on this? Do we now limit law enforcement to rubber band guns?

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PaulRevere says... February 8, 2013 at 3:41 p.m.

Loves Piers Morgan's rants on gun control, Loves Obama (and Michelle's bangs), describes the NRA's Wayne LaPierre as a "vile and inhumane piece of sh*t, and says nobody needs an AR-15 because there has been too many Virginia Techs. Here is a typical liberal and the same man who murdered 3 people so far; only untypical due to his military skills and police background. Read his "Manifesto" online for a better understanding. Piers Morgan, this guy's hero is clearly one of the reasons this killer was incited to violence.

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WowReally says... February 8, 2013 at 4:07 p.m.

You two just love going around trying to start sh*t, don't you?

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