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L.A. jury awards $27 million to family of construction worker who died at Hyperion Treatment Plant in 2011

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $27 million to the family of a construction worker who fell to his death at a wastewater treatment plant in Playa del Rey in 2011, after finding the construction company at fault for the accident.

Edgar Alejandro Gonzalez, 30, was standing on top of a 30-foot concrete wall-form panel when it collapsed, killing him.

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An ex-Marine and a cracker-bread heiress will stand trial in man's choking death

A judge has ordered an heiress and an ex-Marine accused in the choking death of a 31-year-old man in Glendale last year to stand trial on murder charges.

The decision came after a two-day preliminary hearing this week during which witnesses recounted the moments leading up to the death of John Michael King-Smith.

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Coroner's officials identify man fatally shot by LAPD in Boyle Heights chase

Jose Ortega had just finished mowing the lawn and was watching television inside his Boyle Heights home when he heard the scream of the first siren Thursday night.

Then he heard a second siren and a third. As the noises grew, Ortega, 68, peered out his front window, then went to his door.

A police car was stopped in front of Ortega’s home. An officer jumped out, holding a rifle.

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At least 2 dead after crews find wreckage of medical plane in Northern California

Authorities say that searchers have found the wreckage of a small medical transport plane in remote Northern California and that at least two people are dead.

A pilot was taking a flight nurse, a transport medic and a patient from Crescent City, near the Oregon border, to Oakland. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office didn't immediately release information about the fates of the two other people aboard.

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'One of our officers was murdered last night': San Diego police shaken by fatal attack

Two San Diego police gang-detail officers making a traffic stop in Southcrest late Thursday night were shot several times, one mortally wounded, triggering a massive police search into the daylight hours. One suspect is in custody.

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Santa Ana yard excavated in search of possible human remains

Authorities have excavated a large pad of cement from the backyard of a Santa Ana home as a team of Orange County anthropologists searched Friday for a body that may have been buried there decades ago.

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