Updated: 07/20/2014 8:02 AM
Created: 07/20/2014 8:01 AM WDIO.com
By: LYNN ELBER, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86.
He was found dead of natural causes at his Brentwood home Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday.
Officers responded to a call around 8 p.m. PDT and confirmed Garner's identity from family members, Iniquez told The Associated Press.
There was no immediate word on a specific cause of death. Garner had suffered a stroke in May 2008, just weeks after his 80th birthday.
Although he was adept at drama and action, Garner was best known for his witty, low-key style, especially with the TV series "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files."
He was nominated for an Oscar for the 1985 "Murphy's Romance." He remained active well into his 70s.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
911 Outage Affects Ashland County
The Ashland County Sheriff's Office says a 911 outage is affecting landlines in parts of northern Wisconsin. If 911 does not work, people with an emergency can call the Ashland County Sheriff's Office at 715-682-7023 and select option 1.
Minnesota Sees Lowest Voter Turnout since 1986
Final figures for this November's election put participation at 50.5 percent of eligible voters. That's the smallest percentage since 48 percent voted in the 1986 election.
E-Pulltabs Finally Gaining Ground in Minnesota
Although electronic pulltabs may never provide the revenue once counted on to help build the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, they have quietly begun to do much better than when first launched.
What Are All Those Devices Doing To Your Eyes?
With the increased use of screen based technology, we reach out to experts to see if it hurts or damages our eyesight.
Minneapolis Considers Statewide Mattress Recycling
The Minneapolis City Council is proposing the creation of a statewide mattress recycling program to ease the burden of the cumbersome and costly item at landfills.