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  • 3 men are charged with hate crimes in an attack on Latinos at an L.A. County park

    Three men have been charged with hate crimes in an assault on Latinos at a Los Angeles County park, prosecutors said. Ian Plankey, Richard Daulton and Kevin Stewart pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony counts each of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of assault with force likely to...

  • 600 marijuana plants seized, 2 men arrested in Lake Los Angeles

    600 marijuana plants seized, 2 men arrested in Lake Los Angeles

    More than 600 marijuana plants were seized at a Lake Los Angeles residence Wednesday, authorities said.  The plants were discovered inside a home and detached garage after Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at the property near 240th Street East and Avenue K-8. Two men,...

  • Two dead in custody of L.A. County sheriff's deputies

    Homicide detectives are investigating the unrelated deaths Saturday of a man and woman who were in the custody of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, authorities said.  In the first incident, an unidentified man whom sheriff’s deputies had struggled to detain outside a home in Lancaster died...

  • Nearly 100 cats, dogs rescued from filthy conditions

    Nearly 100 cats, dogs rescued from filthy conditions

    Nearly 100 dogs and cats, many of them sick, were rescued from two homes in the Antelope Valley where the animals were living amid filthy conditions, officials said Tuesday. A woman who was living on at least one of the properties was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty, according to officials....

  • Lake Los Angeles residents might get serial rapist for a neighbor

    Lake Los Angeles residents might get serial rapist for a neighbor

    Residents are alarmed to learn a serial rapist could be placed in unincorporated Lake Los Angeles upon release from a mental hospital.

  • Boy, 14, charged with stabbing 86-year-old Lancaster woman to death

    Boy, 14, charged with stabbing 86-year-old Lancaster woman to death

    A 14-year-old boy will be prosecuted as an adult in connection with the slaying of an 86-year-old woman, authorities said. Tony Donnell Brown was charged Monday with one count of murder and two counts of first-degree burglary in the June 18 killing of Annie Margaret Bell, according to the Los Angeles...

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