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  • Woman, 32, found dead in East Hollywood after possible domestic dispute

    Woman, 32, found dead in East Hollywood after possible domestic dispute

    A woman was found dead Tuesday morning in East Hollywood after what police have described as a possible dispute with her boyfriend. Officers were called at 6:25 a.m. to the 500 block of North Virgil Avenue, where they found a dead woman in her 30s, said Officer Matthew Ludwig, a spokesman for the...

  • Man, 65, found dead in Koreatown apartment fire

    Man, 65, found dead in Koreatown apartment fire

    A 65-year-old man was found dead Wednesday after a fire at a Koreatown apartment, authorities said. The fire was reported shortly before 9 p.m. in the 400 block of South Hobart Boulevard, said Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. More than 40 firefighters knocked...

  • Scientology spying claims latest in decades of controversy, accusations

    Scientology spying claims latest in decades of controversy, accusations

    Allegations that the church of Scientology paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to investigate the father of leader David Miscavige are the latest in several decades of claims that the organization uses intimidation and harassment against perceived enemies. Scientology denied the reports involving...

  • Man fatally impaled on fence in East Hollywood after drinking identified

    Man fatally impaled on fence in East Hollywood after drinking identified

    Authorities have identified a 30-year-old man who was fatally impaled on a fence in East Hollywood early Wednesday as a Los Angeles resident. Edwin Ochoa was found dead, his head and neck impaled by an iron fence in the 500 block of North Berendo Street about 3:30 a.m. He apparently had been drinking...

  • Arrest made in October slaying of transgender woman

    Arrest made in October slaying of transgender woman

    Los Angeles police have made an arrest in the October slaying of a transgender woman in East Hollywood. Aniya Knee Parker, 47, was fatally shot near Melrose and North Kenmore avenues on Oct. 2 during a dispute with three men. Police described the incident as a street robbery gone bad. An LAPD spokeswoman...

  • Police shoot burglary suspect in Hollywood

    Police shoot burglary suspect in Hollywood

    Los Angeles police officers shot a gunman in Hollywood early Saturday after he fired at the officers who were responding to a burglary call, police said. The officers received a radio call about 10 a.m. that someone was burglarizing a vehicle near the intersection of Wilton Place and Melrose Avenue...

  • $50,000 reward offered in shooting death of transgender woman
    $50,000 reward offered in shooting death of transgender woman

    Officials on Friday announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the early-morning killing of a transgender woman during what police said was a street robbery gone bad.

    Authorities are also looking for a possible witness who was with Aniya Knee Parker at the time she was killed.

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  • Transgender woman fatally shot in head in botched robbery, LAPD says
    Transgender woman fatally shot in head in botched robbery, LAPD says

    A transgender woman was fatally shot in the head early Thursday during a robbery "gone bad" in East Hollywood, police said.

    The woman, who was not immediately identified, was discovered about 2:30 a.m. by officers responding to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of North Kenmore Avenue, according...

  • Police searching for gunman following fatal shooting in East Hollywood

    A 38-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning in East Hollywood when he and another man were confronted by a gunman, authorities said.

    Fire and police officials responded to the scene following the shooting about 3 a.m. near the intersection of Rosewood Avenue and Heliotrope Drive, about...

  • Girl pulled from Hollywood motel pool dies, LAPD says
    Girl pulled from Hollywood motel pool dies, LAPD says

    A 12-year-old girl who was pulled not breathing from a motel pool in Hollywood, along with her mother and 11-year-old brother, has died, officials said Tuesday.

    The boy was listed in stable condition and breathing on his own two days after the incident, although he remains hospitalized, according...

  • Mother, son and daughter pulled from motel pool; condition grave
    Mother, son and daughter pulled from motel pool; condition grave

    A mother, her 11-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter were hospitalized in grave condition Monday after a bystander pulled them from the deep end of a motel swimming pool on Hollywood Boulevard, fire officials said.

    Paramedics responded to a drowning call at the Hollywood Premiere Motel in the...

  • 1 adult, 2 kids pulled from Hollywood motel pool, in grave condition
    1 adult, 2 kids pulled from Hollywood motel pool, in grave condition

    An adult and two children were in grave condition Monday after being pulled from a motel pool in Hollywood, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.

    Paramedics rushed the three victims to the hospital after they responded to a drowning call at the Hollywood Premiere Motel in the 5300 block of...

  • East Hollywood woman fights off attacker in laundry room
    East Hollywood woman fights off attacker in laundry room

    A woman in her 30s was able to fight off a man who attacked her in the laundry room of her East Hollywood apartment complex Thursday night, authorities said.

    The incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Edgemont Steet. The woman had left the workout room of the complex when...

  • Police identify man shot to death in East Hollywood
    Police identify man shot to death in East Hollywood

    Police on Monday identified a man who was shot to death in East Hollywood as 33-year-old Lavell L. Smith.

    The shooting was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of North Vermont Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    Officers found the victim with multiple gunshot...

  • Violent weekend in Hollywood area capped by 2 overnight shootings
    Violent weekend in Hollywood area capped by 2 overnight shootings

    A spate of violence in Hollywood over the weekend spilled into Monday morning when Los Angeles police on foot patrol reported two separate shootings but found no victims and no gunmen.

    Officers patrolling near Hollywood Boulevard and North Las Palmas Avenue reported hearing gunshots at about 2:15...

  • Police shoot knife-wielding suspect in East Hollywood
    Police shoot knife-wielding suspect in East Hollywood

    A suspect armed with a knife was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers responding to a report of a man with a deadly weapon in East Hollywood, police said Sunday. 

    Police responded about 3:45 p.m. to Sunset and Hobart boulevards after a call for help, said LAPD Officer Sally Madera.

    LAPD...

  • Man pleads not guilty to murder charge in Metro Red Line stabbing
    Man pleads not guilty to murder charge in Metro Red Line stabbing

    A man accused of fatally stabbing a passenger on the Metro Red Line in East Hollywood last month pleaded not guilty Friday, prosecutors said.

    Angelo Correa, 24, has been charged with one count of murder with the special allegation that he personally used a deadly weapon -- a folding knife -- in...

  • Man arrested in fatal Red Line stabbing

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    A man has been arrested in connection with last week’s fatal stabbing on the Metro Red Line in East Hollywood, officials said Sunday.

    Angelo Correia, 24, was arrested Friday after investigators served a search warrant at his home in North Hollywood,...

  • Sheriff: Red Line stabbing victim was seated during attack
    Sheriff: Red Line stabbing victim was seated during attack

    A man was just sitting in his seat on a Red Line train when another passenger walked up to him and fatally stabbed him before fleeing at the next stop in East Hollywood, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

    No weapon has been found and no one has been arrested in Monday's killing of 34-year-old Jose...

  • Fatal Red Line stabbing victim is ID'd; suspect remains at large
    Fatal Red Line stabbing victim is ID'd; suspect remains at large

    A man who was fatally stabbed by another passenger while on board a Red Line train Monday morning has been identified as 34-year-old Jose Velazco-Alvarado.

    Velazco-Alvarado was stabbed at about 9:18 a.m. by another rider and was taken to a hospital in grave condition when the train came to a stop...

  • Pinkberry co-founder convicted of beating homeless man with tire iron
    Pinkberry co-founder convicted of beating homeless man with tire iron

    Young Lee, 49, co-founder of the yogurt chain, is convicted of beating Donald Bolding on an East Hollywood street in 2011.

  • Trial of Pinkberry founder in tire iron beating goes to jury
    Trial of Pinkberry founder in tire iron beating goes to jury

    Trial focuses on whether Young Lee or a companion beat a Hollywood panhandler who flashed a tattoo of a couple having sex.

  • Good Samaritan helps find suspect in fatal East Hollywood hit-and-run
    Good Samaritan helps find suspect in fatal East Hollywood hit-and-run

    One person was killed and another arrested--after a good Samaritan chased him--following an early Friday morning hit-and-run in East Hollywood, authorities said.

    A driver in a car traveling eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard near Normandie Avenue struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk about 1:50 a.m.,...

  • LAPD seeks public's help in finding woman reported missing
    LAPD seeks public's help in finding woman reported missing

    Los Angeles police were seeking the public's help Monday night in finding a missing 19-year-old student.

    Janet Ji Young Choi was last seen Saturday about 11:50 a.m. at her home in the 4900 block of Maplewood Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    She failed to show up for class...

  • Attorney blasts sentence for LAPD police perjury as 'way too lenient'
    Attorney blasts sentence for LAPD police perjury as 'way too lenient'

    An attorney for a man who accused two Los Angeles police officers of lying about his arrest and trying to frame him blasted a judge's decision on Tuesday not to jail the officers.

    Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender Victor Acevedo said the former LAPD partners should have been incarcerated...

  • Former LAPD partners avoid jail time in perjury case
    Former LAPD partners avoid jail time in perjury case

    Two former Los Angeles police partners found guilty of perjury and conspiring to obstruct justice avoided jail Tuesday when they were sentenced to community labor and probation, capping the first conviction of LAPD officers accused of falsely testifying during a trial in more than a decade.

    Describing...

  • Police probe death of DUI suspect stunned by taser

    Los Angeles police are investigating the death of a DUI suspect whom officers stunned with a Taser prior to his arrest.

    The suspect, Mark Courtier, 50, also “suffered a laceration to the face … during the takedown” the LAPD said in a statement published Tuesday.

    Investigators said officers initially...

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