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LAPD identifies off-duty officer who fired gun during high-profile confrontation with teens in Anaheim

The Los Angeles Police Department on Monday released the name of the off-duty officer who fired his gun during what quickly became a highly charged confrontation with a group of teenagers in Anaheim.

The officer, Kevin Ferguson, is back on the job but is not working in the field, said Capt. Andy Neiman, an LAPD spokesman.

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Three people are killed when small plane crashes into Riverside neighborhood

Three people were killed Monday when a small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in Riverside, destroying two houses.

All the dead were from the plane, Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore said late Monday. Two others onboard the plane, which was on its way back to San Jose after a cheerleading event in Anaheim, were injured.

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LAX breaks ground on a $1.6-billion midfield terminal that will add 12 gates for aircraft

Marking another milestone in the massive renovation of Los Angeles International Airport, city officials broke ground Monday on a $1.6-billion midfield passenger terminal that will have a dozen gates for aircraft.

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Alex Caputo-Pearl wins second term as L.A. teachers union president

Alex Caputo-Pearl on Monday won a second three-year term as president of United Teachers Los Angeles, the union that represents teachers, counselors and nurses in L.A. Unified.

The results were a strong vote of confidence for the union leader, who received 82% of the vote against challenger Lisa Karahalios.

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Transit officials backtrack on controversial policy to sell naming rights for Metro stations

Two months after approving a controversial policy to sell naming rights to Los Angeles County’s subway stations, bus stops and other transit properties, transportation officials have overturned the plan, citing legal concerns.

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$20,000 reward offered in fatal drive-by shooting of 8-year-old Pomona boy

A $20,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a shooter who sprayed gunfire at a Pomona home last week, killing an 8-year-old boy.

Jonah Min Hwang and his family were visiting a friend’s home for dinner on Feb. 20 in the 1100 block of West 11th Street when the shooter fired at the residence from the street and drove away, according to the Pomona Police Department.

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