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  • Man found shot to death in bullet-riddled car with Uber sticker in Lincoln Heights

    Man found shot to death in bullet-riddled car with Uber sticker in Lincoln Heights

    Four people were taken into custody early Tuesday after a man was found shot to death in a car bearing an Uber sticker in Lincoln Heights. TV news footage showed the man in the driver’s seat of a bullet-riddled Toyota sedan in the 2900 block of Broadway near Griffin Avenue. Police responded at...

  • Man killed by LAPD officers after he allegedly charged at them with knife is identified

    Man killed by LAPD officers after he allegedly charged at them with knife is identified

    The Los Angeles County coroner has identified a man shot and killed by LAPD officers in Lincoln Heights on Wednesday. Luis Molina Martinez, 35, was shot and killed by officers after he allegedly charged at them with a large hunting knife, police said. The officers who discharged their weapons have...

  • LAPD: Officers fatally shoot man who charged at them with a knife

    LAPD: Officers fatally shoot man who charged at them with a knife

    Los Angeles police fatally shot a man Tuesday after he charged at them with a large hunting knife, authorities said. Police were called to the 3400 block of Manitou Avenue in Lincoln Heights after a woman reported that a relative had stabbed himself, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said. Officers arrived...

  • LAPD seeks help identifying hit-and-run driver who injured child

    LAPD seeks help identifying hit-and-run driver who injured child

    Los Angeles police Wednesday asked the community for help in identifying the driver of a car that hit and seriously injured a 10-year-old boy, then fled the scene. The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North Main and Sichel streets, police said. The victim and a friend...

  • 10-year-old boy in critical condition after East L.A. hit-and-run

    10-year-old boy in critical condition after East L.A. hit-and-run

    Police are looking for a driver who ran into a 10-year-old boy in an East L.A. intersection and then drove on. The boy was walking with an 11-year-old friend about 5:35 p.m. Tuesday in a marked crosswalk at North Main and Sichel streets in Lincoln Heights. A dark-colored car southbound on Main...

  • Separate killings of Lincoln Heights women are related, police say

    Separate killings of Lincoln Heights women are related, police say

    The killings of two Lincoln Heights women whose bodies were discovered near freeways have been linked through forensic evidence, prompting police on Tuesday to announce a $50,000 reward in the hopes that someone will come forward with information. The body of Michelle Lozano, 17, was found April...

  • Man shot dead in suspected gang attack in Lincoln Heights
    Man shot dead in suspected gang attack in Lincoln Heights

    A 22-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times in Lincoln Heights in a suspected gang-related attack, Los Angeles police said Wednesday night.

    The victim was not breathing when he was found on a sidewalk shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Manitou Avenue, the Los Angeles Police...

  • Josephine Serrano Collier dies at 91; LAPD's first Latina officer
    Josephine Serrano Collier dies at 91; LAPD's first Latina officer

    Josephine Serrano Collier fought family opposition and community mistrust to join the LAPD in the late 1940s, when female officers at first wore nurses' uniforms and did not get guns.

  • L.A. Unified's decision to move students sparks furor
    L.A. Unified's decision to move students sparks furor

    Officials didn't take into account long-standing rivalries when they decided to transfer about 280 students from Boyle Heights to Lincoln Heights, critics say.

  • Body of man found alongside L.A. River in Lincoln Heights is identified
    Body of man found alongside L.A. River in Lincoln Heights is identified

    Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man whose body was discovered Monday morning alongside the Los Angeles River in Lincoln Heights.

    The body, found facedown in the riverbed near the 1700 block of North Spring Street, was reported to police about 7:20 a.m., said coroner's...

  • LAPD standoff with unruly club-goers ends without arrests, injuries
    LAPD standoff with unruly club-goers ends without arrests, injuries

    A brief standoff with unruly club-goers Wednesday night in Lincoln Heights ended without incident, Los Angeles police said.

    The scene unfolded at Avenue 24 and Broadway outside the Airliner club, according to police and television news footage.

    "The bouncers started turning people away and it got...

  • LAPD officers face off with unruly crowds in Lincoln Heights
    LAPD officers face off with unruly crowds in Lincoln Heights

    Los Angeles police formed a skirmish line late Wednesday as they tried to disperse crowds that had gathered outside a club in Lincoln Heights.

    The incident was at Avenue 24 and Broadway outside the Airliner club, according to police and television news footage.

    "The bouncers started turning people...

  • L.A. school board approves new parent trigger rules

    Pioneering guidelines to help Los Angeles Unified school staff and parents navigate the complex and controversial process to overhaul failing schools under the state parent trigger law were approved Tuesday by the school board.The 2010 state law gives parents at low-performing schools the right...

  • Specialist: 'I don't know' if Michael Jackson was a drug addict
    Specialist: 'I don't know' if Michael Jackson was a drug addict

    Michael Jackson’s drug use was again the topic of conversation in court Wednesday, where an addiction specialist testified that he saw no evidence the singer was addicted to painkillers or the anesthetic propofol that ultimately led to his death.

    Dr. Sidney Schnoll acknowledged that after Jackson...

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