A standoff between sheriff's deputies and an armed elderly woman in Woodland Hills entered its 14th hour Thursday night as crisis negotiators tried to coax her into surrendering.
The self-proclaimed chief of a Masonic police force who was charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors of falsely representing himself as actual law enforcement appeared in court Thursday for his arraignment but did not enter a plea.
Prosecutors have charged a mother with stabbing her 3-year-old son during a domestic dispute with the child’s father.
A homeless man died early Thursday after being pulled from a three-alarm fire inside an abandoned building in West Hollywood.
The operator of an underground pipeline that ruptured and released up to 105,000 gallons of crude oil in Santa Barbara County -- and tens of thousands of gallons into the ocean -- said Wednesday that the spill happened after a series of mechanical problems caused the line to be shut down.
A man who claimed to be the victim of a bank's fraudulent acts was arrested Wednesday after he threatened to kill himself and barricaded himself inside his Studio City home, police said.
Three people were shot during a carjacking in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles early Wednesday, police said.
An escort who injected a former Google executive with a fatal dose of heroin aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple felonies, including involuntary manslaughter, and was sentenced to six years in prison.