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Accused Hitman Confesses To 40 Killings

AP | KIM CHANDLER and SCOTT SMITH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Crime

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A suspected contract killer charged in Central California with killing nine people confessed to investigators that he carried ...

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...

Iraqi Man Goes On Trial In Fatal Beating Of Wife

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Two years after the fatal beating of a Muslim woman in her California home sparked fears it was a hate crime, prosecutors to...

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...

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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...

2 Charged In 2006 Triple Slaying

AP | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two men have been charged with killing three members of a Southern California household whose bodies were found in their bu...

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...

Accused Burglar's 'Selfie' Photo Leads To Arrest

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Weird News

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say it was a "selfie" that led detectives to a suspect in the burglary of a Southern California church. U-T ...

She Was Beaten To Death At A Nightclub, But She Started It: Detective

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 02.11.2014 | Crime

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — A 23-year-old woman who was beaten to death outside a Southern California nightclub was kicked in the head at least twice...

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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...

Woman Arrested 37 Years After Busting Out Of Prison

AP | Posted 02.05.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman who escaped from a Michigan prison nearly 37 years ago has been found living under an alias in San Diego, police said Tuesd...

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...

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...