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  • Two men are shot and killed in North Hills while out walking, police say

    Two men who were out walking were killed this weekend in separate shootings just a few blocks apart in the San Fernando Valley, police said Monday. Jose Zeron, 37, was walking home about 4 a.m. Saturday in the 15500 block of Nordhoff Street when he was gunned down, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Police shoot, kill knife-wielding man after Panorama City domestic dispute

    Los Angeles police shot and killed a man in Panorama City on Saturday night after he approached two officers with a knife in his hand, authorities said. Two police officers responded to a call about a domestic dispute in a building near the intersection of Parthenia Street and Orion Avenue at about...

  • Father who confessed to killing his son is charged in wife's death

    Father who confessed to killing his son is charged in wife's death

    A 69-year-old man was charged Thursday with fatally stabbing his wife at their North Hills home before shooting their son to death, prosecutors said. Shehada Issa faces two counts of willful, deliberate and premeditated murder with a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders, Deputy Dist....

  • Case against 3 who ran fake police force collapses; phony chief dies

    Case against 3 who ran fake police force collapses; phony chief dies

    The case against three people accused of operating the bogus Masonic Fraternal Police Department — a supposedly ancient force that claimed to work in 33 states and Mexico — partly collapsed on Monday when the charges against one defendant were dismissed and the organization's so-called chief suddenly...

  • 1 killed, 8 injured in North Hills after driver runs red light and crashes into van, LAPD says

    1 killed, 8 injured in North Hills after driver runs red light and crashes into van, LAPD says

    A man was killed and eight others were injured Sunday after a sport utility vehicle ran a red light in North Hills and slammed into a van, police said. More than 60 firefighters responded to the scene following the crash, in which the van rolled over, ejecting several occupants. The crash occurred...

  • Dad allegedly left baby in car to get strip club lap dance

    Dad allegedly left baby in car to get strip club lap dance

    A Van Nuys father has been charged with leaving his 9-month-old girl in his car for an hour during a daytime visit to a strip club, prosecutors said. Auwin Dargin, 24, pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of child abuse, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. If convicted...

  • Calif. dad leaves baby in car while getting strip club lap dance: officials
    Calif. dad leaves baby in car while getting strip club lap dance: officials

    A California father has been charged with leaving his 9-month-old girl in his car for an hour during a daytime visit to a strip club, prosecutors said.

    Auwin Dargin, 24, pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of child abuse, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. If convicted...

  • Officials: California dad leaves baby in car while getting strip club lap dance
    Officials: California dad leaves baby in car while getting strip club lap dance

    A California father has been charged with leaving his 9-month-old girl in his car for an hour during a daytime visit to a strip club, prosecutors said.

    Auwin Dargin, 24, pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of child abuse, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. If convicted...

  • Police kill two men in weekend shootings; first fatal LAPD shootings of 2016
    Police kill two men in weekend shootings; first fatal LAPD shootings of 2016

    Los Angeles police shot and killed two men in unrelated incidents over the weekend, the first fatal shootings by LAPD officers this year, according to officials.

    In one episode, officers shot and killed a man who was carrying a pellet gun in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood, authorities said. In...

  • Police shoot, kill man suspected of wielding knife; 2 other people found dead in Valley
    Police shoot, kill man suspected of wielding knife; 2 other people found dead in Valley

    A man allegedly wielding a knife was shot and killed by police in North Hills on Sunday.

    Los Angeles police officers responded to a call about 5:50 p.m. in the 8800 block of Norwich Avenue, said Sgt. Darren Holst of the West Valley Division.

    The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was...

  • LAPD search yields cache of guns, ammo and arrest

    Los Angeles police seized nearly 40 stolen guns, methamphetamine, some 1,500 pounds of ammunition and cash this week when they arrested a suspected gang member who detectives believe was going to sell the weapons to other gang members, officials said Thursday.

    Michael Mendoza, 44, was arrested...

  • 405 Freeway reopened in both directions in North Hills after report of a bomb threat, police say

    The 405 Freeway in North Hills was reopened in both directions Sunday afternoon after police shut down a portion of the freeway for more than an hour to investigate a bomb threat.

    Just after 1 p.m., officers closed a section of the freeway just south of Roscoe Boulevard for “police activity,” said...

  • Jury rejects negligence lawsuit against LAPD in shooting

    A Los Angeles jury unanimously rejected a lawsuit by the family of a 21-year-old man who was shot and killed by an LAPD officer in 2010, dismissing claims that improper tactics used by officers led to the shooting.

    The lawsuit alleged that officers were negligent in their response to a 911 call...

  • Suspected drunk driver arrested in fatal crash in North Hills

    A suspected drunk driver was arrested after he crashed his vehicle into another car in North Hills early Sunday, killing three people and leaving a fourth critically injured, authorities said.

    Riley John Holman, 19, of Mission Hills was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while...

  • Motorcyclist flees LAPD at 130 mph, crashes and dies in San Fernando
    Motorcyclist flees LAPD at 130 mph, crashes and dies in San Fernando

    A motorcyclist died Wednesday morning when he slammed into a fire hydrant after shooting a gun into the air and fleeing police in the San Fernando Valley, authorities said.

    The incident lasted only minutes and started in Sun Valley, where LAPD officers on patrol responded to a 911 call about gunshots...

  • Naked man tries to take baby at San Fernando Valley park, police say
    Naked man tries to take baby at San Fernando Valley park, police say

    A naked man suffering from a drug overdose was taken into custody Friday morning after he tried to take a baby during an event at a San Fernando Valley park, police say.

    The man, whose identity wasn't immediately released, is receiving medical treatment, said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles...

  • Second pet alligator found in Los Angeles
    Second pet alligator found in Los Angeles

    Another pet alligator has been discovered in Los Angeles, authorities said Thursday. 

    It's the second time in less than a week that an alligator has been found by authorities in Los Angeles.

    Thursday's alligator was found in the 15300 Block of Lassen Street in the rear of a North Hills residence,...

  • Man suspected in Valley shooting rampage pleads not guilty
    Man suspected in Valley shooting rampage pleads not guilty

    A Sylmar man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing four people during a five-day shooting rampage in the San Fernando Valley.

    Alexander Hernandez, 34, has been charged with 22 counts in connection with the shooting spree last summer, according to Jane Robison, spokeswoman of the Los Angeles district...

  • Disturbing accounts of being stalked by alleged L.A. serial killer
    Disturbing accounts of being stalked by alleged L.A. serial killer

    Witnesses have come forward to say they were stalked by a man who police say they believe is a serial killer.

    Alex Hernandez, 34, has so far been charged with fatally shooting one person and trying to kill two others. Detectives have identified him as the suspect in at least five other shootings,...

  • Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'
    Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'

    Former California legislator Gloria Romero called it “heartbreaking” when a Los Angeles jury delivered perjury and voter fraud verdicts Wednesday against former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife.But the 12-year lawmaker from Los Angeles who served in both the state Assembly and Senate...

  • 'White Pages Bandit' gets 12 years for string of home burglaries

    A 30-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for burglarizing more than a dozen San Fernando Valley homes, which he targeted by using reverse phone directories, prosecutors said.

    Aramis Davae Williams pleaded guilty to seven counts of burglary and admitted to the allegation that...

  • Couple plead not guilty in Miley Cyrus home break-in, Maserati theft
    Couple plead not guilty in Miley Cyrus home break-in, Maserati theft

    An Arizona couple have pleaded not guilty to charges that they burglarized pop star Miley Cyrus' home and stole her Maserati, officials said.

    Naomi Charles, 21, and Tylor Scott, 19, face multiple theft-related charges, including burglary and stealing Cyrus' white, four-door Maserati, according...

  • Man arrested in Miley Cyrus home burglary is wanted in Arizona
    Man arrested in Miley Cyrus home burglary is wanted in Arizona

    One of two people arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing Miley Cyrus' Maserati and other valuables from her San Fernando Valley home is wanted for similar alleged crimes in Arizona.

    Tylor Morgan Scott, 19, of Arizona and Naomi Charles, 21, of Los Angeles were taken into custody at about 11...

  • Miley Cyrus home burglary: Police detain pair in North Hollywood
    Miley Cyrus home burglary: Police detain pair in North Hollywood

    A man and woman were detained Thursday in connection with the theft of Miley Cyrus' Maserati and other items from her home, police said.

    The pair, who have not been identified by police, were spotted near Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Lankershim and Magnolia boulevards during an investigation and immediately...

  • Woman killed, driver injured in suspected DUI crash in North Hills
    Woman killed, driver injured in suspected DUI crash in North Hills

    A woman was killed and a man was seriously injured early Monday in a one-car crash in the North Hills area in which drunk driving may have been a factor, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    The crash was reported around 12:30 a.m. in the 16600 block of Roscoe Boulevard near Hayvenhurst...

  • Man charged with murder in 'mercy killing' of wife and sister
    Man charged with murder in 'mercy killing' of wife and sister

    A Canyon Country man was charged Friday with murder in the deaths of his 68-year-old wife and 59-year-old sister, in what police have described as a possible "mercy killing."

    Lance Anderson, 60, also faces special circumstance allegations of committing multiple murders and intentionally discharging...

  • Same gun used in sister's 'mercy killing,' wife's slaying, police say
    Same gun used in sister's 'mercy killing,' wife's slaying, police say

    A handgun found Wednesday at a North Hills nursing home where a man allegedly shot and killed his near-comatose sister is the same weapon they believe was used to killed his wife in Canyon Country.

    Lance Holger Anderson, 60, was arrested by Los Angeles police Wednesday on suspicion of killing his...

  • Tears, fear in nursing home after man kills near-comatose sister
    Tears, fear in nursing home after man kills near-comatose sister

    Tears were shed and nerves were frayed Wednesday at the North Hills convalescent hospital where a man allegedly shot his near-comatose sister after killing his wife in their Canyon Country home.

    David Chabolla, 61, a resident at the nursing home, said he had just finished eating breakfast and a...

  • Man suspected of killing wife and sister gave away Christmas tree
    Man suspected of killing wife and sister gave away Christmas tree

    A man who authorities said killed his ailing wife in their Canyon Country home and then fatally shot his near-comatose sister Wednesday at a North Hills nursing home had recently given away the family Christmas tree, saying he didn’t need it this year.

    Lance Holger Anderson, 60, was arrested by...

  • Man's slaying of sister in convalescent home called 'mercy killing'
    Man's slaying of sister in convalescent home called 'mercy killing'

    A woman who authorities say was shot and killed by her brother Wednesday as she lay in a vegetative state in a North Hills convalescent home was identified as Lisa Nave, 58.

    Before the 60-year-old man killed his sister with a small-caliber handgun, he had killed his wife, who suffered from dementia,...

  • Pregnant woman loses baby after she's hit by car in North Hills
    Pregnant woman loses baby after she's hit by car in North Hills

    A woman who was seven months pregnant lost her baby after she and another person were struck by a car in North Hills, authorities said.

    The woman and a man were crossing at the intersection of Parthenia Street and Sepulveda Boulevard when they were hit by a car about 11:20 p.m. Thursday, Los Angeles...

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