| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:35 AM
The man suspected in the killing of a beloved Northern California priest was arraigned Monday, just hours after parishioners mourned the cleric's passing at a funeral Mass.
Gary Lee Bullock, 43, was charged with first-degree murder, auto theft and...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:55 AM
The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco called on the U.S. to provide "adequate protection" for its staff and property after someone reportedly dumped two buckets of gasoline on the front entrance and set it ablaze on New Year's Day.
The arson attack was...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:33 PM
A man set fire to the apartment shared by his ex-girlfriend and their 2-year-old son early Thursday, authorities said, then set his mother's home ablaze before being killed by Torrance police when they found him with a knife on a middle-school campus....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Two men are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in the death of a 42-year-old man whose body was found inside a burned SUV in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Jose Angel Martinez, 18, of Compton and Adrian Berumen, 18, of Long Beach face murder and arson charges in...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:35 AM
The man shot and killed by Torrance police after he allegedly set two fires -- including at an apartment with his 2-year-old son inside -- was suffering from depression, his sister said.
Asa James Dolak, 19, was fatally shot about 1:35 p.m. Thursday...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:23 PM
A man suspected of setting the apartment of his ex-girlfriend and their 2-year-old son on fire and then setting his mother's home ablaze was shot and killed Thursday by Torrance police after officers found him with a knife on the campus of a middle...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:27 AM
A 2-year-old was rescued from a burning apartment building in Torrance early Thursday morning in a fire that authorities said was intentionally set by the toddler's father.
Fire crews and officers responded to the fire in the 16700 block of Crenshaw...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:56 AM
A 23-year-old homeless man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 10 years in prison for burglarizing and setting fire to a prominent Hollywood synagogue and other sites in 2011, although he may only serve closer to two years due to time already served....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Tucked into the deeply evangelical corner of southwestern Missouri, the Islamic Society of Joplin's mosque was an oasis for Muslims -- the only mosque within a 50-mile radius.
But in August 2012, during Ramadan, the building burned to the ground in an...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:38 PM
A historic South Los Angeles church where three firefighters were injured battling a large blaze has been regularly inspected in recent years and has no history of fire code violations, according to records reviewed Wednesday by The Times.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:43 AM
A propane tank caught fire near an apartment complex in Santa Clarita early Monday morning, spreading to the building and displacing at least two families, authorities said.
The blaze started about 2:45 a.m. in the bottom floor of the three-story...