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Teen Posed As Girl To Trick Classmates Into Sending Nude Pics: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.25.2013 | Crime

A teenage boy in La Mesa, Calif., could be facing child porn charges after allegedly posing as a girl on Facebook in order to get other boys to send h...

'I Will Never Have A Sex Life Again': Man Testifies That Wife Cut Penis Off

AP | Posted 04.18.2013 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, California -- The estranged husband of a woman charged with severing his penis said it was as though his life ended the evening of the atta...

5 Teens Charged With Shooting, Killing Off-Duty Paramedic

AP | Posted 04.17.2013 | Crime

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Police have arrested five California teens – all 16-years-old or younger – in the killing of an off-duty paramedic who ...

Both Sides Rest In Rockefeller Imposter LA Trial

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 04.03.2013 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- The defense and prosecution rested their cases in the murder trial of a notorious Rockefeller impostor Wednesday after his ex-wife call...

Mom In Stolen Minivan Takes Kids On Police Chase: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.03.2013 | Weird News

You might not want this minivan mom in your carpool. Erica Braswell is facing felony charges for leading San Diego police on a pursuit early Wedne...

California Pharmacist Gets Prison For Funding Terrorism

AP | Posted 03.29.2013 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A California woman was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for wiring money to Pakistan to help fund terrorist attacks again...

Lawyer Says Missing Wife Is Real Killer In Con Artist's Murder Trial

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.19.2013 | Crime

LOS ANGELES — Testimony in the murder trial of a notorious Rockefeller impostor opened Tuesday with a witness telling how his excavation for a p...

Man Who Allegedly Killed Son With Hatchet Investigated By Social Workers Before Murder

AP | Posted 05.14.2013 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Child welfare workers investigated claims of violence and drug use at a Sacramento home three weeks before authorities said...

Woman Raped Romantic Rival With Golf Club

Posted 03.07.2013 | Crime

A San Diego woman was convicted Wednesday of raping a younger woman with a golf club. Catherine McCoy, 49, had been convicted in November of kidna...

Mom Accidentally Texts Pic Of 8-Year-Old To Child Porn Collector: Cops

Posted 03.03.2013 | Crime

Everyone occasionally dials the wrong number, but rarely does that misdial lead to a child pornography bust. A mother in Citrus Heights, Calif, wa...

Alleged California Rampage Shooter Left Suicide Note, Police Say

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 05.01.2013 | Crime

TUSTIN, Calif. — A Southern California college student who fatally shot three people last month before turning the gun on himself wrote a suicid...

Officers 'Had Absolutely No Chance' In Surprise Shooting

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 03.01.2013 | Crime

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- In this tolerant beach town where a mayor once hosted a medical marijuana giveaway and cars sport "Keep Santa Cruz Weird" bumper...

Oakland Mayor Under Fire For Putting Lock-picking Class In Newsletter

AP | Posted 02.28.2013 | Weird News

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The mayor of a California city struggling with a spike in burglaries and other crimes is apologizing for promoting a class about ho...

News Anchor Vanishes

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.28.2013 | Crime

UPDATE: Lopez returned home around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, according to KEYT. A news anchor in Santa Barbara, Calif., was reported missing th...

Woman Allegedly Stabs Elderly Woman, Dog During Home Invasions

Posted 02.26.2013 | Crime

A woman who allegedly broke into three Riverside, Calif. homes, stabbing an 80-year-old woman and a dog, has been arrested. Shannon Lynn Jones, 25,...

WATCH: Burglars Steal Hooters Jukebox, Thinking It's ATM: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.22.2013 | Weird News

Police in San Diego are currently on the hunt for two burglars who broke into a Hooters restaurant and stole a jukebox that they may have confused for...

Search For Victims Of 'Speed Freak Killers' At An End

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 02.22.2013 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO -- The abandoned well painstakingly excavated over the past six weeks in remote Northern California turned up no human remains, and the ...

Search For Dorner Began With 'Long Shot' Tip From Officer He Feuded With

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Crime

LOS ANGELES — The training officer whose dispute with former Los Angeles police Officer Christopher Dorner led to his firing says it was her "lo...

Shooter's First Victim Was Aspiring Actress

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 02.21.2013 | Los Angeles

TUSTIN, Calif. -- The link between the gunman in a series of deadly California shootings and the woman police say was his first victim remained a myst...

Middle School Teacher Comes To Class With Loaded Gun And Knife: Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime

A San Diego middle school teacher faces up to five years and eight months in prison if he's convicted of bringing a loaded gun and knife into his clas...

Shooting Spree Suspect Killed Man In Front Of Horrified Witnesses

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime

TUSTIN, Calif. — The first of three people killed in a gunman's rampage was identified Wednesday as a 20-year-old woman but police did not know ...

Police Reopen Cases Of California Girls Killed On Beach

Posted 02.16.2013 | Crime

The baffling murders of two teenaged California girls years apart on the same popular beach have been reopened with DNA tests ordered by police, accor...

Man Killed Someone For Laughing At How He Ate A Sandwich

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.14.2013 | Weird News

Johnny Cash once sang that he shot a man in Reno just to watch him die, but a man in Gardena, Calif., is guilty of killing a guy who laughed at him be...

Fugitive Ex-Cop Allegedly Kills Deputy, 4th Homicide Of Spree

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2013 | Crime

Feb 12 (Reuters) - A deputy wounded in a shootout with a gunman believed to be a fugitive ex-Los Angeles policeman wanted in a crime spree targeting...

Records Say Dorner Cried On Police Duty

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 02.09.2013 | Crime

ORANGE, Calif. -- A photo never tells the whole story, and that's especially true for Christopher Dorner. The images on his Facebook page are essentia...