Our coronavirus coverage is free for the first 24 hours. Find the latest information at Please consider subscribing or donating.

  1. Archive

Poundstone to get custody of her kids back

Seventeen months after Los Angeles authorities took away her kids, comic Paula Poundstone is due to regain custody of her three adopted children, Reuters reports.

According to, Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Bernard Kamins, citing Poundstone's successful 14-month probationary period, ordered Monday that the children be returned to Poundstone. It could be up to two weeks before Poundstone gets to take the kids (two girls and a boy, who range from 4 to 11) home.

Poundstone's adopted children and two foster children were taken away in June 2001, when she was charged with three felony counts of lewd conduct with a child. The charges were reduced to a felony count of endangering a child and a misdemeanor count of injuring a child in a September 2001 plea deal.

Poundstone, who acknowledged driving drunk with her kids in the car, pleaded no contest and was sentenced to six months in rehab and five years of probation.

Tickets on sale for Crosby and Collins concert

Tickets are now on sale for the Jan. 22 performance of David Crosby and Judy Collins at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. They will perform their individual hits and will also perform together.

Tickets are $35 and $42. Call the box office at (727) 791-7400 or purchase tickets online at www. or through Ticketmaster.

American Stage

extends show

American Stage has added another performance to its current show, Over the River and Through the Woods. The final performance now will be Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Call (727) 823-7529 for tickets.

D'Angelo arrested

Grammy-winning R&B singer D'Angelo had to be subdued with pepper spray after he resisted arrest on misdemeanor charges of aggressive driving and other counts, police said.

Chesterfield, Va., police said they went to D'Angelo's suburban Richmond home after a confrontation he reportedly had with a woman at a gas station Sunday. The singer, whose real name is Michael Eugene Archer, allegedly cursed at the woman and spit on her after he cut her off in his sport utility vehicle, police said.

The 28-year-old singer was released on his recognizance pending a Jan. 15 appearance in Chesterfield General Court.