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Facebook 'Friend' Robs Home Of Vacationing Family: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime

This story won't get many "likes." A woman on vacation in Las Vegas had her house burglarized by a trio that allegedly included one of her Facebook...

Gunman Dead After LA Shootout

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 03.24.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of shooting at officers responding to a domestic dispute and injuring one was found dead Monday after a four-hour...

Woman Who Drove With Man On Car Guilty Of Murder

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 02.05.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A substance-abuse counselor who drove 2 miles through a Los Angeles suburb with a dying man on her windshield was convicted Tuesd...

Police Comb Hollywood Hills For Murder Suspect

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies combed the Hollywood Hills and the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday for a suspect in the k...

Former Banker Loses LAPD Beating Lawsuit

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former banker and movie executive who said police beat him with batons in a bizarre street confrontation lost his $20 million e...

Robbery Suspect Kills Self After 5-Hour Shopping Center Standoff: Cops

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2013 | Crime

A robbery suspect in Southern California has taken his own life after a standoff with police that lasted nearly six hours. The suspect, whose name ...

Teen Sentenced To 90 Years For Fatally Shooting Baby

AP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A 16-year-old gang member was sentenced Friday to 90 years to life in prison for killing a 1-year-old boy who was shot as the toddler l...

Search Is On For Drive-By Shooter After Deadly Nine-Car Collision

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police are searching for a driver who caused a deadly eight-vehicle pileup while apparently fleeing after a drive-by shooti...

Missing California Teens Believed To Be Suicidal

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.04.2013 | Crime

Officers in Thousand Oaks, Calif., are searching for two teenagers who have been missing since early Thursday morning and believed to be suicidal. ...

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...

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...

Sheriff Says Dorner's Cabin Not Purposely Burned In Firefight

AP | GREG RISLING and TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 04.15.2013 | Crime

LOS ANGELES — There was no question. The man standing before Rick Heltebrake on a rural mountain road was Christopher Dorner. Clad in camouflag...

Making Our Dollars Speak for Us -- Divesting in Assault Weapons Industry, a Powerful Step Forward

Jan Perry | Posted 04.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Jan Perry

Too often, I have had the sorrowful experience of attending funerals of men, women, and children who have been gunned down on the streets of Los Angeles. Even though violent crime has been on the decline, no amount is acceptable. I took a stand against this violence.

Senior Center Murder-suicide Leaves Three Dead

AP | Posted 01.20.2013 | Crime

TORRANCE, Calif. — Three people died Tuesday in what appears to be a double murder-suicide at a senior citizens' high-rise south of Los Angeles,...

Body Of Murder Suspect's Wife Found In San Diego County Dumpster

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.20.2012 | Crime

The body of the missing wife of a real estate mogul wanted for murder has been positively identified after being discovered in a trash dumpster in eas...

Why Was A Special Ed Child Left On A Bus For Four Hours?

AP | Posted 10.29.2012 | Crime

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.--A Southern California school district is investigating how a special education student was left alone on a school bus for more th...

Cops: Chef Shot Dead For Slow Service

Posted 07.05.2012 | Crime

Police in California released surveillance footage on Tuesday showing two suspects in the alleged murder investigation of a cook shot dead for his sup...

'Teardrop Rapist' Strikes Again, Day After LA Posts $50,000 Reward

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.28.2012 | Crime

The "Teardrop Rapist," wanted for 35 sex assaults around Los Angeles, was linked today to yet another attack -- just one day after the city offered a ...

Doc Charged For Murder In Overdose Deaths Called Patients 'Druggies,' Says Witness

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 06.27.2012 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- A doctor accused of prescribing pain killers to three young men who died was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for second-degree murder in...

Is A Son's Life Only Worth $1M?

AP | Posted 05.16.2012 | Los Angeles

FULLERTON, Calif. -- The mother of a mentally ill homeless man who died after a violent confrontation with Southern California police has accepted a $...

Mila Kunis's Alleged Stalker Strikes Again

TMZ | Posted 05.07.2012 | Crime

A homeless man tailed Mila Kunis to a gym Friday -- a man who law enforcement says is a stalker -- and he was detained after Kunis' security sounded t...

The Inconvenient Truths of South Central 1992

Tom Hayden | Posted 06.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Tom Hayden

Most of the widespread commemorative discussion of South Central's 1992 has missed three very important lessons.

Local Violence Poses Health Concerns

The Daily Trojan | Posted 06.17.2012 | College
The Daily Trojan

USC needs to realize that neighborhood safety is also important in the context of the greater student body's mental and physical health. The impact of violence in a neighborhood goes beyond the first few weeks.

TRAGIC: Heroic Father Dies Saving His Son's Life

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.06.2012 | Los Angeles

A young father died using his body to shield his 8-year-old son from gunfire in Inglewood, Calif. Tuesday. The victim was identified on Thursday as 28...

Police Investigate Whether Aspiring Actress Was Drugged, Tortured For Months

HuffPost Crime | David Moye | Posted 03.21.2012 | Crime

Aspiring actress Satara Stratton, who had been reportedly missing since October, has been found. Now, the Los Angeles Police Department has launched a...