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  • Victims of Harvey Weinstein should come forward, LAPD urges

    Victims of Harvey Weinstein should come forward, LAPD urges

    The Los Angeles Police Department said women who feel they were victims of a crime at the hands of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein should report what happened to authorities. "We absolutely encourage anyone who may be a victim of sexual assault to come forward and report the crime," Josh Rubenstein,...

  • 'Office Creeper' theft suspect arrested in El Monte

    Authorities announced Friday the arrest of a 51-year-old parolee they believe to be the “Office Creeper,” the nickname police gave to a man responsible for several thefts from offices across the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys. Anthony Fierro of Huntington Park is said to be responsible for...

  • Police fatally shoot man in San Fernando

    Police fatally shoot man in San Fernando

    San Fernando police shot and killed a 58-year-old man armed with a knife early Sunday while responding to a domestic violence call, authorities said. About 11 a.m., a caller reported hearing someone screaming in an apartment in the 100 block of Harding Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County...

  • Paramount bar fight leads to fatal hit-and-run; suspects remain at large

    An argument that began inside a Parmount bar in the early hours of Sunday morning ended with one man dead and two more on the run from law enforcement. The argument between two groups of young men spilled out of a bar in the 16600 block of Paramount Boulevard and into the street, where a fight...

  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Huntington Beach

    Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Huntington Beach

    The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a swimmer who went missing off Huntington Beach on Friday afternoon, as the rescue effort moves to a recovery mission. Huntington Beach lifeguards say they’ll continue searching for the man, identified by Coast Guard officials as 53-year-old Van...

  • San Diego police to continue using gunshot detection system, despite some criticism

    After a yearlong pilot program, the San Diego Police Department has decided to stick with a gunshot detection system that automatically informs officers of shootings, even if no one calls them in. ShotSpotter, which uses a network of audio sensors to determine where and when shootings take place,...

  • Claims of semen-tainted flutes roil schools across Southern California

    Claims of semen-tainted flutes roil schools across Southern California

    For years, hundreds of children in the Fullerton School District have taken part in a seemingly heartwarming program called “Flutes Across The World.” The initiative aims to connect young students in Southern California with underprivileged counterparts in the Philippines through a simple round...

  • Charges are dropped against another officer in the Oakland police sex scandal

    Charges are dropped against another officer in the Oakland police sex scandal

    Prosecutors Thursday dropped charges against an Oakland police officer accused with several co-workers in a sprawling sex scandal that drew national attention last year, marking the fourth case in which charges against law enforcement officers implicated in the controversy have collapsed. Alameda...

  • Man stabbed in face at Pasadena Gold Line station

    Man stabbed in face at Pasadena Gold Line station

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect after a man was stabbed in his face and body during an argument at a commuter rail station in Pasadena. Sheriff's officials say the stabbing was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday at the Metro Gold Line Fillmore Station. Officials...

  • Essential California: An interview in L.A., a mystery in Las Vegas

    Essential California: An interview in L.A., a mystery in Las Vegas

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Oct. 5, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES An interview in L.A., a mystery in Las Vegas The girlfriend of the gunman who killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas broke her silence...

  • Four suspected gang members charged in slaying of 1-year-old Autumn Johnson, shot in her crib in Compton

    Four suspected gang members charged in slaying of 1-year-old Autumn Johnson, shot in her crib in Compton

    After more than a year and a half, authorities have charged four suspected gang members in connection with the 2016 killing of a 1-year-old girl who was shot in her crib in Compton, officials said Wednesday. The four suspects in the Feb. 9 killing of Autumn Johnson in the 300 block of North Holly...

  • L.A. County to pay $4 million to families of couple killed in 2013 crash with speeding deputy

    L.A. County to pay $4 million to families of couple killed in 2013 crash with speeding deputy

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the families of a couple killed four years ago when a sheriff’s deputy raced into a Palmdale intersection and struck their car, records show. Sara Paynter and Robert Delgadillo...

  • Sidewalk vending isn't supposed to be a crime anymore in L.A., but activists say vendors are still at risk

    Sidewalk vending isn't supposed to be a crime anymore in L.A., but activists say vendors are still at risk

    Fearing a federal crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally, Los Angeles lawmakers vowed to protect vendors who hawk food and goods on city sidewalks. No longer would the sidewalk sellers shilling ice cream or hot dogs wrapped in bacon face criminal charges that could lead to deportation,...

  • 'You are evil': Chapter 3 of 'Dirty John'

    'You are evil': Chapter 3 of 'Dirty John'

    He had lavished her with compliments, and now he savaged her looks. He had entered the marriage broke, and now he demanded half her wealth. He had been gentleness itself, and now he threatened her with “long-lost relatives” in the mob. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST >> “Enough,” Debra Newell texted him....

  • Suspect in fatal double stabbing in Chinatown ordered to stand trial

    Suspect in fatal double stabbing in Chinatown ordered to stand trial

    It was a typical afternoon at Hop Sing Tong, the Chinatown social club frequented by elderly Chinese immigrants. By 2:45 p.m., some were playing mah-jongg, while others stood and watched. It was then that a bloody confrontation unfolded, ending in two fatal stabbings that stunned Los Angeles’ Chinatown...

  • Civilian oversight panel hears guidelines for LAPD use of drones

    Civilian oversight panel hears guidelines for LAPD use of drones

    The Los Angeles Police Department released formal guidelines on its proposal to fly drones during a one-year pilot program, spurring questions and concerns among members of a civilian oversight panel and the public at a contentious meeting Tuesday. “Our challenge is to create a policy that strikes...

  • 18-year-old found shot to death in car in Paramount, authorities say

    An 18-year-old man was found fatally shot in a car in Paramount late Monday. Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lakewood Station responded to an “illegal shooting” call about 11:04, Deputy Kevin Moody said in a statement. The deputies found the victim in a car on Madison Street west...

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