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  • LAPD officers wound two men in separate weekend shootings

    LAPD officers wound two men in separate weekend shootings

    Los Angeles police officers shot and wounded two men -- one in South L.A., the other in Boyle Heights -- in a roughly 24-hour span this weekend. The first shooting occurred about 11:45 p.m. Friday, after officers responded to a 911 call in the 1400 block of West 29th Street in the Adams-Normandie...

  • Knife-wielding man shot, wounded by police in South L.A.

    A man wielding a knife in South L.A. was shot and wounded by a Los Angeles police officer early Saturday morning. The shooting occurred just after midnight when police responded to a call about a mentally ill man in the 1400 block of West 29th Street. When officers arrived, they were confronted...

  • Some criticize Garcetti's low-key approach to police shootings

    Some criticize Garcetti's low-key approach to police shootings

    Mayor Eric Garcetti met with Ezell Ford's mother at First AME Church. It was a historically resonant setting for a talk about Ford, a mentally ill black man killed by police. Founded in the late 19th century by some of Los Angeles' earliest black residents, the church stands amid streets laid waste...

  • Prominent L.A. minister apologizes for sermon comparing cops to the Klan

    Prominent L.A. minister apologizes for sermon comparing cops to the Klan

    The top pastor of one of Los Angeles' most prominent churches has apologized for a sermon in which he compared police shootings to Ku Klux Klan lynchings. Pastor J. Edgar Boyd of the First AME Church ignited the controversy during a Jan. 18 sermon. "Today, lynchings still occur but in a different...

  • Funeral for man struck, killed by Suge Knight will be open to the public

    Funeral for man struck, killed by Suge Knight will be open to the public

    The funeral for the man hit and killed last week by rap impresario Marion “Suge” Knight will be held at a prominent church in South Los Angeles, church officials said Tuesday. Members of the public are invited to join family and friends for the funeral service of Terry Carter, scheduled to begin...

  • Twin brothers charged in robbery, slaying of woman in South L.A.

    Twin brothers charged in robbery, slaying of woman in South L.A.

    Eighteen-year-old twin brothers have been charged with capital murder in connection with a South Los Angeles robbery and fatal stabbing of a 62-year-old seamstress in December, authorities said. Kenyata Blake and Keishon Blake were each charged with one count of murder and two counts of second-degree...

  • 62-year-old woman fatally stabbed in South L.A. street robbery
    62-year-old woman fatally stabbed in South L.A. street robbery

    Police are looking for an assailant who stabbed a 62-year-old woman to death in a robbery Monday evening in South L.A.

    Maria Elena Rivas had just got off the bus from work, bought groceries from a nearby Ralphs supermarket in Adams-Normandie and was walking home about 6:30 p.m. when the assailant...

  • Ezell Ford's family expected to attend First AME Church services
    Ezell Ford's family expected to attend First AME Church services

    The family of a mentally ill man fatally shot by police in South Los Angeles was expected to attend Sunday services at First AME Church as part of a national daylong observance against police confrontations that have resulted in the deaths of unarmed black men.

    Relatives of Ezell Ford Jr., 25,...

  • USC double murder: 22-year-old gets life in prison
    USC double murder: 22-year-old gets life in prison

    Calling the case one of the saddest he had ever presided over, a Los Angeles judge on Monday sentenced a man convicted of killing two USC students from China to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    Superior Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus described Javier Bolden's actions in the 2012...

  • Witnesses sought in South L.A. killings over Labor Day weekend
    Witnesses sought in South L.A. killings over Labor Day weekend

    Los Angeles police detectives are looking for witnesses in five killings after a spate of shootings over the weekend in South L.A.

    The LAPD has deployed extra resources in the impacted neighborhoods in an effort to prevent more shootings, said Deputy Chief Bob Green, who oversees the South Bureau.

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  • Chinese USC grad student found dead in apartment; police investigating
    Chinese USC grad student found dead in apartment; police investigating

    Los Angeles police say a 24-year-old USC graduate student from China who was found dead Thursday at an apartment near campus may have been the victim of an assault.

    Officers were called at about 7 a.m. to the apartment in the 1200 block of 30th Street, where they discovered the student's body inside...

  • USC security, LAPD chase and catch man who tossed gun near campus

    A man who tossed a gun in a neighborhood near the USC campus was apprehended by campus security and Los Angeles police officers Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

    The incident began when a USC officer started following a motorist driving on Budlong Avenue about a half mile from the campus, said...

  • First AME's former pastor is troubled by church upheaval
    First AME's former pastor is troubled by church upheaval

    The Rev. Cecil Murray built the South L.A. congregation into a community force. But in the nine years since he retired, Murray has watched his hard work crumble under the leadership of his successor.

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