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Woman stabbed inside hospital room during domestic dispute in Long Beach

A woman was in stable condition Tuesday after she was stabbed inside her hospital room during a domestic dispute in the early morning, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Police officers responded about 2:50 a.m. to St. Mary Medical Center in the 1000 block of Linden Avenue to investigate a stabbing inside a hospital room.

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Innocent man freed after spending 20 years behind bars for attempted murder in a Compton shooting

A Los Angeles County judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of a man who has served 20 years behind bars for a Compton shooting he didn’t commit.

Moments after walking out of a downtown L.A. courtroom as a free man, Marco Contreras offered a message to others in his situation.

“Keep fighting,” he said in Spanish. “Be patient and keep fighting.”

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Only hours after horses ran onto a freeway in Northern California, so did a bull

Hours after the California Highway Patrol shut down a freeway in Contra Costa County because of horses running onto lanes, officers were dispatched to a stretch of rural highway where a bull hit six cars, officials said.

About 8 p.m.

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Emmy Rossum is latest Hollywood notable to be burglarized; $150,000 in jewels snatched from safe

Actress Emmy Rossum may play a character in one of TV’s most crooked families, but last week her Beverly Glen home was visited by some truly unsavory characters who broke in and made off with $150,000 in jewels from her safe.

Rossum, who appears in Showtime’s “Shameless,” is the latest victim in a wave of celebrity burglaries that have swept the San Fernando Valley.

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Oakland building where 4 died in blaze lacked smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and sprinkler system

Inspectors discovered that a California building in a rundown neighborhood lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working sprinkler system just three days before a blaze erupted and killed four low-income residents.

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Strip mall fire leaves 2 dead in South Los Angeles

Arson investigators are probing the cause of a fire that left two people dead Tuesday in a one-story strip mall in South Los Angeles, according to officials.

The fire was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m. at a 99 Cents store at 4709 S. Broadway, according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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