| Dec 3, 2013
Los Angeles County residents, taxpayers and voters have every right to expect their sheriff to hire only the best and most trustworthy deputies to carry weapons and badges, to patrol their streets and to serve in their courtrooms and jails. It's a given...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:11 PM
A convicted child molester facing a life sentence in prison was found dead in Carlsbad, officials said Tuesday. Suicide was suspected.
Joseph Vincent McCarron, 58, was free on $500,000 bail during his jury trial. But when he did not appear in court to...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:49 AM
A transformer fire at a nuclear power plant in Arkansas has forced the shutdown of one of the two units at the site, utility officials said on Wednesday.
There is no date for when the unit will come back online, Mike Bowling, a spokesman for Entergy,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Some months after the Sandy Hook murders, Scott J. Svonkin, elected in 2011 to the Los Angeles Community College board of trustees, heard that a couple of his own campuses were hosting gun safety classes.
They had to go, he decided. His colleagues...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Over the objections of Los Angeles County mental health officials, a judge Thursday ordered an 86-year-old murder defendant to remain in the government's care and not be released to a family member.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Norman Shapiro...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to announce Tuesday that it has improved gun safety in the country by chipping away at 21 of 23 items on an executive to-do list issued in January.
But the progress report will also highlight steps that Congress has...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
SACRAMENTO — Most California voters are willing to take more drastic steps than Gov. Jerry Brown favors to reduce prison crowding, including the early release of nonviolent offenders, but they don't want to sacrifice public safety to reduce the...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The bold, broad daylight burglaries in and around Cheviot Hills started in May and have come in clusters since then. About a dozen homes were hit in one day alone, and roughly 50 in a month.
"They were breaking windows, coming through doors," said...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Riverside County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to order that pit bulls be spayed or neutered, with officials saying it would help stem a threat to public safety highlighted by recent attacks and reduce the number of dogs euthanized by county...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:13 PM
SANFORD, Fla. -- The defense in the George Zimmerman case Wednesday completed presenting its case to the jury, which will soon begin deliberations on whether the neighborhood watch volunteer murdered Trayvon Martin or shot the unarmed teenager in self-...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:16 PM
A convicted serial rapist who has been ordered released under strict supervision in Los Angeles County embraced intensive treatment for years while locked in a state mental hospital and is not a public safety risk, his attorney said Wednesday....