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  • L.A. County probation officer pleads guilty to assaulting inmates at a juvenile hall

    L.A. County probation officer pleads guilty to assaulting inmates at a juvenile hall

    A Los Angeles County probation officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of assault after he was accused of sexually abusing several female inmates at a Santa Clarita juvenile hall, prosecutors said. Oscar Calderon Jr., 33, was immediately sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty in...

  • Valencia man who duct-taped cat's paws is sentenced to a year in L.A. County jail

    A Valencia man convicted of duct-taping a cat’s paws together was sentenced Wednesday to a year in county jail, according to the L.A. County district attorney. In addition, Tyler Scott Vest, 23, was sentenced to three years of formal probation and ordered to complete 24 hours of animal cruelty...

  • Inmate dies in L.A. County lockup in Castaic

    A Los Angeles County Jail inmate died early Sunday, shortly after fellow inmates reported that he was having a seizure. Inmates at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic told deputies about 7 a.m. that a man in their dorm was having a seizure, said Deputy Guillermina Saldaña of the L.A....

  • Golden Valley basketball player arrested after allegedly attacking student in stands

    A Golden Valley basketball player was arrested Tuesday night after going into the stands at West Ranch at the conclusion of a Foothill League basketball game and allegedly attacking a West Ranch student, according to Lt. Derek Sabatini of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department. Sabatini...

  • Man is fatally shot in Santa Clarita; sheriff's detectives investigating

    Man is fatally shot in Santa Clarita; sheriff's detectives investigating

    Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man Thursday afternoon in Santa Clarita. The man was fatally shot about 12:30 p.m. in the 20900 block of Costa Brava, according to the Sheriff's Department. See the most-read stories this hour >> He was taken to the hospital,...

  • L.A. County deputy seriously injured while rescuing children held in bedroom by father

    L.A. County deputy seriously injured while rescuing children held in bedroom by father

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was seriously injured Thursday morning while trying to detain a man armed with a knife who had barricaded himself in a bedroom with his two young children. The deputy, whose identity was not released, was assaulted by the suspect and suffered "significant head...

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