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Woman Gets Stuck In Ex's Chimney: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.21.2014 | Weird News

Breaking up is hard to do -- and it's even more difficult when the ex gets stuck in your chimney. Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, was arrested Sunday ...

Stolen Ambulance Taken On Joyride Through LA

Posted 10.20.2014 | Crime

A sick man being treated by paramedics on Sunday night allegedly stole their ambulance and led police on a chase through downtown Los Angeles before c...

Rape Survivor Confronts Attacker In Court, Forgives Him

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact

In the 11 years since Jane Piper was beaten and raped in the back seat of her car, she's been mulling over some choice words for her assailant. On...

Attorney Suspected Of Doctoring Celeb Photos Faces Suspension

AP | Posted 11.22.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who posted doctored photos on her firm's website that s...

Police Officer Allegedly Solicits Undercover Cop For Sex

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.19.2014 | Crime

A Southern California police officer has been charged with soliciting a prostitute after being caught in a sting involving an undercover cop in a Las ...

Jury Recommends 2nd Death Sentence For LA Killer

AP | Posted 06.26.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury recommended another death sentence for a man who's already on death row for murdering 10 women in the Los Angeles area. C...

Notorious Serial Killer,Convicted Of More Deaths

AP | Posted 08.19.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who is on death row for killing 10 women in the Los Angeles area was convicted Thursday of four more murders. Chester Turn...

Judge Orders 'Pillowcase Rapist' Be Released

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 07.23.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The so-called "Pillowcase Rapist" who attacked at least 40 women in the 1970s and 1980s will be freed from prison and allowed to ...

Family Of Man Shot By LAPD Files $20 Million Suit

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 05.15.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A father who saw his unarmed son fatally shot by Los Angeles police on live television filed a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit...

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...