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    • Woman indicted on murder charge in crash that killed LAPD officer

      Woman indicted on murder charge in crash that killed LAPD officer

      A grand jury has indicted a Pacoima woman on murder and other charges in connection with a 2014 crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer, the L.A. County district attorney's office announced Wednesday. Qaneak Shaney Cobb, 35, was charged last year with murder, drug possession and gross vehicular...

    • LAPD investigating fatal shooting in North Hollywood

      Los Angeles Police Department detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 44-year-old man in North Hollywood. The shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Saticoy Street and Bellaire Avenue, authorities said. When officers arrived, they found a male lying face-down...

    • Driver apprehended after pursuit, standoff in stolen rental truck

      Driver apprehended after pursuit, standoff in stolen rental truck

      An innocent mistake by a rental car customer led to a slow-speed pursuit on Southern California’s freeways Monday when a thief stole a Budget rental truck and drove off. The pursuit came to an end about 2 p.m. when CHP officers deployed a spike strip that punctured at least two of the truck’s tires....

    • Pedestrian dies in hit-run incident in North Hollywood

      Authorities are searching for a motorist involved in a hit-and-run incident that killed a female pedestrian Friday night, Los Angeles police said. The unidentified victim, believed to be in her early 50s, was struck about 8:30 p.m. in an unmarked crosswalk on Saticoy Streeet near Irvine Avenue,...

    • Woman killed in hit-and-run in North Hollywood

      Woman killed in hit-and-run in North Hollywood

      A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in North Hollywood, police said.  The incident occurred about 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the 7300 block of Lankershim Boulevard when a white Mercedes-Benz struck a 48-year-old woman pushing a shopping cart, according to a statement by the Los Angeles Police...

    • 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...

    • Former Councilman Richard Alarcon, wife guilty of voter fraud, perjury
      Former Councilman Richard Alarcon, wife guilty of voter fraud, perjury

      Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of some but not all voter-fraud and perjury charges brought in a case that accused them of lying about where they lived so he would be qualified to run for his council seat.

      A seven-woman, five-man jury delivered...

    • Richard Alarcon's perjury and voter fraud trial to resume this week
      Richard Alarcon's perjury and voter fraud trial to resume this week

      In his ongoing perjury and voter fraud trial, former Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon is seeking to fend off two intertwined lines of attack by prosecutors: that he allegedly lived illegally outside his district and was a career politician who put personal ambition first.

      Alarcon's attorneys...

    • Witness: Alarcon said he lived outside his district when elected
      Witness: Alarcon said he lived outside his district when elected

      At the perjury trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, a former city employee testified Tuesday that Alarcon told her he wasn't living in the district he represented when he was elected. 

      Carolyn Jackson, who worked with city lawmakers as a representative of the city Department...

    • 3 men get life in killing of L.A. man who tried to help grandfather
      3 men get life in killing of L.A. man who tried to help grandfather

      Three men were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 24-year-old Los Angeles man who tried to help his grandfather after a robbery, prosecutors said Monday afternoon.

      Danilo Estuero Morales was shot in the head and collapsed on the street as he chased after the suspects who had tried...

    • Fraud and perjury trial of ex-Councilman Alarcon and wife begins
      Fraud and perjury trial of ex-Councilman Alarcon and wife begins

      Wendy Greuel could be called to testify in the perjury and voter fraud case against her former Los Angeles City Council colleague Richard Alarcon, a prosecutor said in opening statements Thursday.

      Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon, are accused of falsely claiming to live in what...

    • Man with knife shot dead by officers in North Hollywood, police say

      A man who allegedly threw rocks at residents after they discovered him in their yard was shot dead by Los Angeles police in North Hollywood late Saturday night.

      The man was armed with at least one knife and did not obey commands from police officers even after they shot beanbags at him, said Officer...

    • L.A. Council seeks to curb new adult businesses in parts of Valley
      L.A. Council seeks to curb new adult businesses in parts of Valley

      New strip clubs, massage parlors and other “adult entertainment” will be temporarily barred from getting city permits along four streets in Sun Valley and Van Nuys, under new rules that the Los Angeles City Council voted to draft Tuesday. The restrictions would also curb new liquor stores, hotels...

    • L.A. councilwoman targets sex trade in her Valley district
      L.A. councilwoman targets sex trade in her Valley district

      In the mornings, when Dakeya Brown-Kane takes her 3-year-old daughter to preschool, she tries to distract her with paper to draw on so she overlooks the scantily clad women outside.

      But it's hard to ignore the sultry billboard for the La Perla gentlemen's club near their apartment window on Sepulveda...

    • Driver charged in crash that left LAPD officer critically injured
      Driver charged in crash that left LAPD officer critically injured

      A Pacoima woman accused of slammed her vehicle into a Los Angeles police motorcycle officer, severely injuring him, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.

      Qaneak Shaney Cobb, 33, faces a felony DUI charge, and prosecutors allege that she was under the influence...

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