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MONROEVILLE — A Pittsburgh woman has been jailed on charges she attacked her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend and other women with a knife and a brick at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant during a party for her son.

Monroeville police say Lynaa Eva Dobbins, 20, attacked four female guests at the restaurant at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators say Miss Dobbins was apparently upset that her son’s father had a new girlfriend at the party. Police say Miss Dobbins cut one woman’s ear with a knife and hit another with a brick. She’s also accused of hitting two other women in the brawl that ensued.

Miss Dobbins remained jailed Monday.

She faces a July 17 preliminary hearing on aggravated assault and other charges, including stalking her ex-boyfriend.


Parents of teen swept away criticize tour group

HONOLULU — The parents of a New York teen missing in the waters off Hawaii criticized tour company guides who led their son on a hike that ended with waves sweeping him out to sea.

Tyler Madoff, 15, of White Plains, N.Y., was on a kayaking expedition on the west coast of the Big Island last week with a tour group. They were hiking near the Captain Cook monument at Kealakekua Bay when they stopped to rest at a tide pool, authorities said. That’s when large waves washed away Tyler and another 15-year-old boy. The other teen, from Miami, was eventually rescued and is recovering in a Honolulu hospital.

Tyler’s parents made comments over the weekend from a Big Island resort, saying Bold Earth Teen Adventures showed “poor judgment” and that no staff members stayed behind to search for their son. “You have a small and cold heart,” Michael Madoff said. “Shame on you.”

Tyler was with a group of 11 other 14- and 15-year-olds, along two contracted guides from Hawaii Pack and Paddle and two Bold Earth team leaders, said Abbott Wallis, founder of Colorado-based Bold Earth, which organizes teen adventure tours on six continents.


Items from crime fighter Eliot Ness up for auction

CLEVELAND — A Massachusetts business plans to auction memorabilia from crime fighter Eliot Ness, the onetime Cleveland safety director and federal Prohibition Bureau agent whose unit brought down Chicago mobster Al Capone.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reported the collection up for auction Sept. 27 includes his signed credentials, his business card and photos of his unsuccessful bid for Cleveland mayor.

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