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    • Man shot by LAPD during Mid-Wilshire altercation dies

      Man shot by LAPD during Mid-Wilshire altercation dies

      A man shot during an altercation with Los Angeles police officers in the Mid-Wilshire area on Thursday has died, the L.A. County coroner's office said. The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at about 5:50 p.m. Thursday, according to coroner's...

    • Stolen funds went to trips, cars and a French bakery, court opinion says

      Stolen funds went to trips, cars and a French bakery, court opinion says

      When Robert Smylie used to drive by La Maison Du Pain, he would recall the uplifting story behind the bustling Mid-Wilshire bakery. His law firm's former office manager and her sister built the business from scratch, welcoming customers on an unassuming stretch of Pico Boulevard known more for...

    • Los Angeles police accused of allowing search dog to attack woman's cat

      Los Angeles police accused of allowing search dog to attack woman's cat

      When Alissa Kirby returned to her apartment in Mid-Wilshire area and found a trail of blood under her bed leading to her 2-year-old tabby, she panicked. She rushed the cat to the emergency veterinarian clinic across town and told the vet her theory: A dog had bitten Butters. But not just any dog...

    • Floyd Mayweather talked to rapper during murder-suicide, source says

      Floyd Mayweather talked to rapper during murder-suicide, source says

      Pro boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. told LAPD detectives he spoke to rapper Earl Hayes during Monday's murder-suicide that left the rapper and his wife dead, a source told The Times. LAPD officials confirmed in a statement that detectives spoke to Mayweather on Wednesday, saying only that he was "cooperative"...

    • Authorities ID rapper, dancer found dead in apparent murder-suicide

      Authorities ID rapper, dancer found dead in apparent murder-suicide

      A drama unfolded at an apartment near the Grove on Monday morning, with numerous shots fired and a woman screaming from inside the home. Now, police say they have found the bodies of two people inside the apartment, where a suspect was barricaded, and believe it to have been a murder-suicide. Police...

    • 3 charged in alleged plot to extort $20 million from Saudi sheik

      The young Saudi man had been in Los Angeles for about a year studying English when the horrific accusations came to his door. A woman he'd met during a 2012 family trip to Vienna had come to visit him in L.A. But not long after she arrived, the woman went to police, saying the 23-year-old Saudi...

    • LAPD shooting: Witness recalls terror as gunfire broke out
      LAPD shooting: Witness recalls terror as gunfire broke out

      Daphne Brogdon, a member of the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council, was at the group's monthly meeting at the Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau community room on Monday night when the gunfire broke out. 

      "I heard shots," she said in an interview. "They were unmistakable."

      The gunfire broke...

    • L.A. high-rise fire: Building predates state law requiring sprinklers
      L.A. high-rise fire: Building predates state law requiring sprinklers

      The 25-story West Los Angeles high-rise where an 11th-floor fire erupted Friday is not required to have sprinkler system throughout the building under state fire codes.

      L.A. fire officials said the Barrington Plaza apartments in the 11700 block of Wilshire Boulevard is not equipped with a sprinkler...

    • Teenager shot and killed in Mid-Wilshire area is identified
      Teenager shot and killed in Mid-Wilshire area is identified

      The identity of a teenage boy who was fatally shot in the Mid-Wilshire area Sunday was released Tuesday.

      Charles Adam Hill, 17, of Los Angeles was gunned down at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of South Redondo Boulevard, according to authorities. 

      Hill and another unidentified male were...

    • LAPD seeks clues in Mid-Wilshire shooting death
      LAPD seeks clues in Mid-Wilshire shooting death

      Los Angeles police Monday night were seeking the public's help in finding a gunman who killed a 42-year-old man in front of his Mid-Wilshire home.

      Milton Fernandez was pronounced dead at the scene early Monday in the 1400 block of Cloverdale Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

      The attacker...

    • Police find evidence linked to homicide in La Brea Tar Pits
      Police find evidence linked to homicide in La Brea Tar Pits

      A dive into the deep dark depths of the La Brea Tar Pits by Los Angeles police Thursday paid off for investigators, who said they recovered multiple items from a cold homicide case.

      At 6 a.m. Thursday, personnel with the LAPD's Metropolitan Division, criminal gang homicide unit — as well as Long...

    • LAPD warns of traffic jams Friday during Obama visit
      LAPD warns of traffic jams Friday during Obama visit

      Authorities are urging Los Angeles drivers to avoid certain areas of the city during President Obama's visit here Friday.

      Obama will be attending a late-morning, early afternoon fund-raiser Friday at the Santa Monica home of Hollywood executive Peter Chernin, according to CBSLA.

      From there, the...

    • LAPD identifies two suspects in assault weapon incident

      Los Angeles police Thursday identified two suspects who were arrested in connection with an incident in which a man allegedly tried to fire a Tec-9 Mini assault weapon at officers.

      Arturo Estrada, 18, and Alex Melendez, 25, both of Los Angeles, were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly...

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