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California Mother, Boyfriend Arrested After 3-Year-Old Daughter Found Dead

AP | Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested a 23-year-old woman and her boyfriend who were sought in connection with the death of her 3-year-old daughter, a...

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 ...

Teens Assaulted Girl Before Her Suicide

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) — Three teenage boys have admitted to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Northern California girl who later committed suicide a...

Pastor Says He Didn't Firebomb House

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Crime

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pastor arrested on suspicion of firebombing his ex-girlfriend's house while six people were inside sa...

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...

7 Wounded In Oakland Shootings

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Crime

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police say two shootings near a park in Oakland have left seven people wounded. Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson s...

David Lohr

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...

Sailor Accused Of Attacking Cab Driver With Didgeridoo

AP | Posted 11.13.2013 | Weird News

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been arrested after police say he whacked a taxi with a didgeridoo in an argument over the ...

Self-Proclaimed Tomahawk Champ Scares Off Home Intruder

AP | Posted 11.05.2013 | Weird News

HEMET, Calif. -- HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Police say a Southern California woman can throw a mean ax — and she used one to chase a burglar from her ho...

ANOTHER Biker Club Fight

AP | Posted 12.07.2013 | Crime

FRESNO, Calif. — FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A "running gun battle" at a Central California motorcycle club's annual dance that left one man dead, a...

One Dead After Shootout At Biker Club

AP | Posted 10.06.2013 | Crime

FRESNO, Calif. -- FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A gunfight at a motorcycle club gathering in southeast Fresno has left one dead and at least 12 injured. Th...

Student Faces Life In Prison For Attempted Rape Of High School Teacher

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A former Northern California high school student faces a maximum sentence of life in prison afte...

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...

Burglary Mastermind Caught After Falling Through Roof: Cops

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Weird News

SAN FRANCISCO -- A burglar who tried to break into an ATM at a bank in San Francisco was arrested Friday after he hopped onto the roof of a nearby bui...

Killer Sentenced To Death

AP | Posted 11.17.2013 | Crime

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — A jury on Tuesday recommended a death sentence for Joseph Naso, a 79-year-old former photographer convicted of the decades-...

John Wayne Thomson's Crimes 'Will Send Chills Down Your Spine', Prosecutor Says

David Lohr | Posted 09.17.2013 | Crime

The details of suspected serial killer John Wayne Thompson's crimes "will send chills down your spine, a prosecutor told jurors Monday in opening stat...

Mom Loses Custody Of Kids, Kills Them: Cops

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 11.16.2013 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A mother involved in a contentious custody case was charged Monday with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old ...

Religious Man Murders Atheist Who Mocked Belief In God

Posted 09.05.2013 | Crime

A California man was found guilty Tuesday of murdering his friend over an argument over whether or not God exists. Douglas Yim, 33, shot 25-year-o...

Alleged Pimp Arrested In World's Most Ironic T-Shirt

Posted 08.20.2013 | Weird News

He makes catchin' pimps look easy. Martell Davis, 34, was clad in a t-shirt that read "I make pimpin' look easy" when he was arrested in late July...

California Teen Is Home After Harrowing Rescue

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 10.13.2013 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — A 16-year-old girl who was rescued during an FBI shootout with her captor in the Idaho wilderness faces a long recovery, but support...

Deputy Allegedly Pepper Sprays Teen's Pizza

Posted 08.05.2013 | Weird News

Justice is blind, and justice pizza is blinding. A sheriff's deputy in California faces jail time after he allegedly pepper sprayed a teen's pizza ...

WATCH: Thief Makes Off With Flock Of Seagulls' Van

Posted 07.23.2013 | Weird News

A thief ran (so far away) after robbing $70,000 worth of equipment from '80s new-wave band Flock of Seagulls. Frontman Mike Score told the Los Ange...