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Judge: Teen Accused Of Starting California Wildfire Fit To Stand Trial

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfi...

Men Suspected Of Smoking Heroin At Chuck E. Cheese

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.14.2014 | Weird News

Two men face drug possession charges after allegedly smoking heroin in the bathroom of a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Costa Mesa, California. Col...

RAW VIDEO: Armed Robber Knocks Out 78-Year-Old Man

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

Police are searching for two suspects accused in the assault and robbery of a 78-year-old Marine veteran at a California gas station. John Faust wa...

Dog Unearths Human Remains, 'Creepy' Doll Head And Other Oddities

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

A husky recently made a strange discovery in California -– a makeshift burial plot, with several bizarre items including human remains, a "creepy lo...

Did The Hypnotist Bandit Strike Again?

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

The FBI has its eye on you, Hypnotist Bandit. The alleged bank robber, who earned his monicker by staring down victim tellers as they handed him mo...

Man Ran Meth Lab From Retirement Home: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.16.2014 | Crime

A 64-year-old man in Fresno, California, has been arrested for allegedly running a meth lab out of a retirement home. Fresno Police made the discov...

Fake Gun Used To Rob Real Gun Store: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.16.2014 | Weird News

Fake it till you take it? A man and two teens are behind bars after allegedly using a fake gun to rob a real gun store in El Cajon, California, Sat...

Man Suspected Of Killing His Mother

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

A California man who hung up midway through a 911 call about an "altercation" with his mother has been arrested for her unexplained death. Dispatch...

David Lohr

Woman Who Wasn't Dead Died Trying To Escape Morgue Freezer, Lawsuit Alleges

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.04.2014 | Crime

A California family who claims a loved one was prematurely declared dead, and then "frozen alive" while trying to escape a morgue freezer, has filed a...

Teens Break Into Mansion For Massive Party, Steal Leopard

Posted 03.19.2014 | Crime

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have filed criminal charges against 14 teenagers who allegedly broke into a Southern California mansion and held a...

David Lohr

Teen Disappears While Walking Family Dog

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.13.2014 | Crime

Authorities in California are trying to locate a missing teenager who disappeared while walking the family dog Sunday. Fourteen-year-old Leah Kritz...

Elderly Man Beaten While Breaking Up Teens' Party

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.05.2014 | Crime

A 71-year-old man underwent brain surgery after being attacked while trying to put an end to a raucous California house party for teenagers. More t...

Woman Says She Was Sexually Assaulted By Man Wearing ... What?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.03.2014 | Crime

A California man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman while wearing a pink Barbie costume, authorities say. Gregory Schwartz, 40, was arrested...

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Two Sisters Disappear Under Mysterious Circumstances 32 Years Apart

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

For 65 days in 1969, Marcia Shelton watched, waited and hoped against all odds that her missing 12-year-old daughter would turn up safe and sound. ...

Cops: Boss Wanted 'Enforcer' To Cut Off Ex-Employee's Penis

Posted 02.28.2014 | Crime

A California employer is accused of trying to hire an "enforcer" to carry out a bizarre and highly specific attack on a former worker. Police in Pi...

Police: Driver Slams Into Home On Purpose With Girlfriend & 2 Kids In Car

Posted 02.27.2014 | Crime

A California man is facing charges of attempted homicide after police say he deliberately slammed his car into a home to hurt or kill himself, his gir...

David Lohr

Mystery Quilt May Help Solve 25-Year-Old Murder Case

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

California authorities are hopeful a handmade quilt found covering the body of Cathy Zimmer, a mother of two who was murdered 25 years ago, will final...

Teen Caught At Starbucks After 'Sexually Explicit' Messages To Child: Cops

Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime

A 19-year-old California man propositioned a 10-year-old girl with a lewd request on Facebook over the weekend, police say. Investigators intercept...

Man Claims Casual Sex Was Secretly Filmed

Posted 01.29.2014 | Crime

A California man who thought he scored a hot date claims that his sexual encounter was secretly filmed. Police in Burbank say that Erica Beck, 26, ...

WATCH: Woman Secretly Records Confrontation With Alleged Childhood Rapist

David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

A California woman has posted video of a confrontation with a woman she says sexually abused her nearly 16 years ago. "Why did you do that," Jamie ...

Bad Handwriting Foils Bank Robbery: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

An alleged bank robber may have written his own ticket to prison because of sloppy handwriting. Police in Antioch, Calif., say Jamal Garrett, 29, h...

REPORT: 1 In 4 GPS Trackers Worn By L.A. Felons Were Faulty

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

A state audit in California revealed faulty electronic monitoring devices allegedly allowed numerous dangerous felons to go unmonitored in Los Angeles...

Man Allegedly Killed Dog, Threatened To 'Eat' Roommate On Christmas Eve

David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A California man, in the midst of a domestic dispute on Christmas Eve, allegedly threatened to 'eat' his roommate and then killed her small dog. Al...

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Vanished: Two Missing Men, Two Unsolved Mysteries

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

The families of Donald "JC" Cavanaugh and David Neily have forged an unlikely bond since their loved ones vanished nearly a decade ago. Similaritie...

Aunt Charged With Torture, Murder In Death Of Niece

David Lohr | Posted 09.25.2013 | Crime

Authorities in California said a 2-year-old girl was abused and tortured by her aunt for months before the child died. The aunt, Wendy Guadalupe Go...