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Body of missing 14-year-old found in L.A. River after weeklong search

The 14-year-old boy who disappeared from San Fernando this month during a powerful storm was found Saturday afternoon on an island in the Los Angeles River, authorities said. 

The body of Elias Rodriguez was recovered about 1:15 p.m. Saturday along a stretch of the river in Los Feliz, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Investigators with the L.A.

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Man wanted in triple slaying of Sacramento pastor and her two grandsons is arrested in Mississippi

A suspect in the deaths of a California pastor and her two adult grandsons has been arrested in Mississippi.

Media outlets report 52-year-old Jerod Michael Watson was arrested Friday in Biloxi, Miss., on panhandling charges.

Watson is wanted for the slayings of Christine Lucas, 68; Marquise Brown, 23; and James Ferrell, 20.

Sacramento police say Lucas’ daughter, Twanna Lucas, came home Oct.

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Well-known magician found dead at Magic Castle

A man was found dead Friday night at the Magic Castle, an exclusive private club in Hollywood that offers fine dining and magic shows.

The Magic Castle identified the man as Daryl Easton, a well-known magician who performed at the venue last week.

In a statement, the Magic Castle said Easton was an award-winning magician and that police had told the organization that he took his own life.

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The Battle of L.A. turns 75: When a panicked city fought a Japanese invasion that never happened

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Los Angeles, one of the scarier and more absurd moments in the city’s World War II efforts.

Following the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, war jitters swept the Southland. By February 1942, air-raid sirens, searchlights and antiaircraft guns filled Los Angeles. Blackouts and drills were common.

Then on Feb.

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3-month-old girl dies in car fire on 5 Freeway in Tustin

A 3-month-old girl died in a car fire on the 5 Freeway Friday night in Tustin after the adults in the vehicle were unable to free her from a car seat, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP dispatcher Michael Corcoran said the Dodge Caravan hit debris in a southbound lane on Interstate 5 just north of Tustin Ranch Road at 11:22 p.m.

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'Law & Order' creator suffers legal setback in fight to sell Central Coast groundwater

A Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge has dealt a blow to “Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf, tentatively siding with a local water supplier in a contentious, closely watched battle over precious Central Coast groundwater.

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