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Kate Mather

Kate Mather covers crime, policing and breaking news across Southern California. A native of Lawrence, Kan., she studied journalism at USC before first joining The Times in 2011. Mather was part of the team of reporters that received a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, as well as the team that was a Pulitzer finalist for its reporting on a deadly 2014 rampage in Isla Vista, Calif. As a fifth-generation Kansan, she’s probably heard every “Wizard of Oz” joke out there.
LAPD officer arrested on 3 counts of murder in suspected DUI crash in Whittier

A Los Angeles police officer was arrested Friday on suspicion of three counts of murder in connection with a fatal DUI crash in Whittier, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Suspect allegedly set deadly music studio fire after dispute with victims, LAPD says

The Los Angeles Police Department shared more details Monday about an arrest made after a fire ripped through a Studio City recording studio this weekend, killing two people and gravely injuring two others.

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