Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
We're rounding up some of the top headlines in the region:
- A 55-year-old Los Angeles man was sentenced Wednesday to serve 25 years to life in prison for the deaths of a Glendale woman whose dismembered body was found in Mexico and another woman whose body has never been found. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge George Lomeli, who had previously viewed photographs of Esperanza Torio’s dismembered body, called convicted killer Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra’s case “absolutely sickening” before sentencing him.
- Police cited more than two dozen motorists Wednesday during an undercover operation aimed at those who failed to stop for pedestrians. The undercover operation comes days after Glendale had its first pedestrian-involved fatality this year.
- The Southland could see patchy fog overnight Wednesday and possible showers after 10 a.m. on Thursday, forecasters predict. The National Weather Service expects a 20% chance of precipitation on Thursday, with a high of 61 and low of 52 in the Glendale and Burbank area.
- A Burbank couple is accused of secretly filming a sexual encounter between the wife and another man after setting up a date online, police said.
- In Glendale, a special election to replace outgoing Councilman Frank Quintero is set to take place on June 3 and be consolidated with a statewide primary election following a unanimous City Council vote this week. On the ballot may also be a tax measure proposed by the city and a possible amendment to city rules regulating the replacement of an empty council position midterm.
-- Sameea Kamal, email@example.com
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