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    • Lawyer looks to unseat L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz on the Westside

      Lawyer looks to unseat L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz on the Westside

      A lawyer who is working to bring housing for homeless veterans to the Westside said Tuesday that he's running to unseat Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz in next year's municipal election. Attorney Jesse Max Creed filed paperwork earlier this week to raise money for a campaign in Koretz's...

    • Ex-pro boxer Exum Speight to stand trial in 1987 death of manager

      Ex-pro boxer Exum Speight to stand trial in 1987 death of manager

      A former professional boxer will stand trial for murder in the 1987 slaying of his manager, a Los Angeles judge ruled Tuesday. Exum Speight, who turns 51 next week, was arrested and charged in September in connection with the death of Douglas Stumler, who was beaten and killed inside his West L.A....

    • Parking issue leads to stolen-car report -- and then an LAPD chase

      Parking issue leads to stolen-car report -- and then an LAPD chase

      Every now and then, a Los Angeles Department of Transportation employee may run across a stolen car while doing routine parking enforcement. It’s just not every day that the thief is still inside the car. But that’s just what happened Monday morning, Los Angeles police said, when an LADOT worker...

    • Angry Birds players scammed by fake 'virus detected' ads, FTC says

      A Los Angeles digital marketing company scammed "a substantial number" of Angry Birds players through deceptive banner ads, according to a Federal Trade Commission complaint. Jesta Digital agreed to a $1.2-million settlement with the FTC. On top of that, the company agreed to give refunds to customers...

    • Man accused of being 'Most Wanted' killer is set free after DNA shows he was the wrong man

      Man accused of being 'Most Wanted' killer is set free after DNA shows he was the wrong man

      After a 16-year search, the Los Angeles Police Department held a news conference this summer to announce it had captured a murder suspect on the department’s “Most Wanted” list. A woman had recognized his face after she logged into the wanted section of the LAPD’s website and called a tipster hotline,...

    • CHP officer shot man who walked on freeway and charged at officers with metal, police say

      CHP officer shot man who walked on freeway and charged at officers with metal, police say

      A man walking on the 110 Freeway early Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles allegedly grabbed a piece of metal and charged at a California Highway Patrol officer, who opened fire and wounded the man, authorities said. The shooting forced the closure of the northbound 110 Freeway for about nine hours,...

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