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    • Man barricaded in Elysian Valley home, SWAT team called

      Man barricaded in Elysian Valley home, SWAT team called

      The Los Angeles Police Department has sealed off the area around an Elysian Valley home where a man is barricaded. About 2:15 p.m., police received reports of a man acting violently and erratically in the 23800 block of Denby Avenue, Officer Muria Vanegas said. Officers have issued calls for the...

    • 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,...

    • Arraignment for Hillary Clinton's brother-in-law postponed

      Arraignment for Hillary Clinton's brother-in-law postponed

      Arraignment for Roger Clinton, the half-brother of former President Clinton, on charges that he was driving under the influence of alcohol has been postponed until Oct. 6.  A judge also ordered Roger Clinton to attend one Alcoholics Anonymous meeting per week or alternatively show proof of enrollment...

    • Man found guilty in notorious series of arson attacks across L.A.

      Man found guilty in notorious series of arson attacks across L.A.

      During the holiday season between Christmas and New Year’s five years ago, a serial arsonist terrorized neighborhoods in Los Angeles. At least 50 fires were set in carports, garages and driveways, mostly at night. Some spread to homes and apartment buildings, causing at least $3 million in damage....

    • Her blood was 'drained' from her: Canadian heir charged with torture killing of girlfriend in WeHo

      Her blood was 'drained' from her: Canadian heir charged with torture killing of girlfriend in WeHo

      An artist and screenwriter from a prominent Canadian family was charged Tuesday with torturing, killing and draining the blood from the body of his girlfriend at their West Hollywood apartment. Appearing in a Los Angeles courtroom, Blake Leibel, 35, pleaded not guilty to felony charges including...

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