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Baby Left In Dumpster Has 13-year-old Mother

AP | Posted 10.13.2014 | Crime

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California say they have identified a 13-year-old girl as the mother of a newborn baby abandoned last w...

College Student Charged In Mom's Brutal Scissor Slaying

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

A student at the University of California, Santa Cruz has been arrested on charges of stabbing his mother to death with scissors and killing three of ...

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Woman Who Hid Boyfriend's Body Parts In Flower Pots Sentenced

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.03.2014 | Crime

A California woman who hid the dismembered remains of her boyfriend in flower pots that she gave away on Mother's Day 2011 has been sentenced to 26 ye...

Cops: Lazy Suspect Tooled Around Store On Scooter Before Robbery

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.26.2014 | Weird News

A man accused of attempting to rob a southern California grocery store apparently cased the joint in the most lazy way possible -- on a motorized scoo...

Fugitive Returned To California In Penis Dismemberment Case

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested in the Czech Republic and accused of torturing a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern Cali...

Woman Has No Idea How Dead Body Ended Up In The Trunk Of Her Car

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

A California woman searching for the source of a foul odor in her car made a grisly discovery on Saturday -- a dead body in the trunk of the vehicle. ...

Mom Accused Of Assaulting Daughter's Bully Won't Be Charged

Associated Press | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they will not file charges against a Northern California mother accused of grabbing the throat o...

Pediatric Nurse Charged With Molesting 2-Month-Old

AP | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster child, and investigators are asking for the public's h...

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...

Twin Brothers Charged With Murder

AP | Posted 09.07.2014 | Crime

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1.1 million each for twin brothers charged with murder in the death of a Good Samaritan who was run over...

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...

Girl Tests Positive For Meth After Sipping Grandma's Tea

AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say a 51-year-old woman has been arrested after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank tea w...

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...

Family Of 4 Found Dead In Possible Murder-Suicide: Police

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California said on Friday they found a family of four dead inside a home in what appeared to be a murder-su...

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...

Fire Chief Accused Of Stabbing Girlfriend Arrested

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite reported sightings as distant as Los Angeles and Oregon, a former California fire battalion chief suspected in the...

4 Dead In Southern California Murder-suicide

AP | Posted 07.09.2014 | Crime

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A man who shot to death his girlfriend and two of her relatives before turning the gun on himself warned his own brother of th...

Accused Hitman Confesses To 40 Killings

AP | KIM CHANDLER and SCOTT SMITH | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime

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

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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 06.01.2014 | 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...