| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:09 PM
TUCSON — The mother calling from the Mexican state of Chihuahua hadn't heard from her son for days and she feared the worst.
Her voice cracked. She spoke quickly. She told the young man on the other end of the phone that she needed help.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:20 PM
An inmate serving time for attempted murder allegedly tried to kill a correctional officer at a Northern California state prison by slashing him repeatedly in the neck, authorities said Monday afternoon.
Alberto Cortez, 22, "tried to murder" the officer...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:28 PM
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's jailer has been sentenced to 2½ years in state prison accepting a $700 bribe and what prosecutors said was his role in smuggling cocaine behind bars.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:59 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown expressed hope Tuesday that court-ordered negotiations can resolve the lingering impasse over how to relieve prison crowding in California.
As ordered by federal judges, the Brown administration has been in talks with...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:36 AM
BONNE TERRE, Mo. — Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state's first execution in nearly three years.
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Joseph Paul Franklin, a racist who targeted African Americans, Jews and tried to assassinate Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine, was executed Wednesday morning in Missouri, officials said.
The execution came after Flynt, who has used a...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:40 AM
A South Gate man who is accused of exposing himself to a 21-year-old woman in Long Beach may be connected to at least seven similar incidents in Los Angeles County, authorities said.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department booked Albert Raul Pulido,...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 9:37 AM
A Pomona man previously convicted of possessing child pornography was indicted Friday on federal charges of illegally possessing a slew of weapons, including eight handguns, two shotguns and a rifle, authorities said.
Ky Cheng, 43, faces a maximum of 10...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:37 PM
A 53-year-old Norco man was arrested on suspicion of molesting two children over a period of several years, authorities said Tuesday.
Ronald Littlefield turned himself in to detectives after they began investigating molestation allegations involving the...
| Nov 30, 2013
Re "Catch a cold, go to prison," Editorial, Nov. 26
This editorial's brilliant parsing of the word "recidivism" has major implications for public policy, including prison overcrowding and, even more important, how parolees are treated.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:41 PM
The man accused in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport last month is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday, federal prosecutors said.
Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, will not be asked to enter a plea at the 11 a.m....