71 cited for bogus disabled parking placards at L.A. County Fair in Pomona |Sep 13, 2017

Investigators checking disabled placards on vehicles parked outside the L.A. County Fair last weekend issued 71 misdemeanor citations for fraudulently using the parking passes, authorities said. California Department of Motor Vehicle investigators conducted the enforcement crackdown Sunday outside Pomona Fairplex,

Monterey Park man pleads guilty to smuggling poisonous cobras in potato chip cans |Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES (CNS) >> A Monterey Park man who accepted packages containing three highly venomous king cobras coiled up in potato chip canisters pleaded guilty today to a federal wildlife smuggling charge.

Suspect is ‘down’ in officer-involved shooting on downtown LA streets |Sep 6, 2017

An officer-involved shooting involving the California Highway Patrol and a downed suspect occurred Tuesday morning on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooting, in which one suspect was listed as “down” was reported at 6:08 a.

California woman believed kidnapped by ex is found in Nevada |Sep 5, 2017

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police say a California woman believed kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend has been found at a Las Vegas-area casino-hotel near the Arizona border. Henderson Officer Rod Pena says security at the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino reported that Virginia Paris approached guards late Monday and told them she had been abducted.

LAPD officer injured in crash during North Hollywood chase |Sep 5, 2017

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — A Los Angeles police officer was injured today in a crash during a vehicle chase of suspects in the North Hollywood area. The crash occurred about 9:35 a.m. at Whitsett Avenue and Sherman Way, said Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison.

Ex-con pleads not guilty in Las Vegas 1-punch murder case |Sep 5, 2017

LAS VEGAS — A 28-year-old ex-convict pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing a California man with a single punch outside a downtown Las Vegas bar. James Michael Beach also is accused of threatening to harm a woman who identified him in to police.

Increase in violent confrontations in California |Sep 5, 2017

Violent and hostile confrontations statewide that resulted in crimes, arrests, significant property damage, cancellation of a scheduled event or injuries are on track to double in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a report released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

Attempted rape suspect arrested at work after Van Nuys assault, police say |Sep 5, 2017

VAN NUYS >> Police Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of attempting to rape a woman nearly a month ago in Van Nuys. Antonio Reyes of Arleta was arrested at work and booked on suspicion of attempted rape, police said at a news conference at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Station.

Wrong-way driver arrested on 118 Freeway |Sep 4, 2017

CHATSWORTH >> A wrong way driver traveled westbound in the eastbound HOV lane of the 118 Freeway today but was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers before hitting any vehicles, authorities said.

Here’s why 5 convicted killers may benefit from the Dekraai ruling |Sep 3, 2017

For several convicted killers, the horrific case of Seal Beach mass murderer Scott Evans Dekraai is a potential legal gift. Last month, a Superior Court ruled that Dekraai — who admitted to killing eight people at a hair salon in 2011 — should not receive the death penalty because of misconduct on the part of local prosecutors and the sheriff’s department.

Man seriously injured during West Hollywood assault; Suspect at-large |Sep 2, 2017

WEST HOLLYWOOD >> A man was seriously injured Saturday when he was struck by what a sheriff’s sergeant called a “blunt object” at a 7-Eleven in West Hollywood, and deputies were unable to locate his assailant.

2nd Utah police officer on paid leave over nurse arrest |Sep 2, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY >> A second Salt Lake City police officer has been put on paid leave as authorities investigate the use of force in a nurse’s arrest. The July 26 incident captured on police body-camera video showed Detective Jeff Payne dragging nurse Alex Wubbels from a hospital and handcuffing her after she refused to allow blood to be drawn from an unconscious patient in a car-crash investigation.

Man fatally shot during drug deal gone bad in Van Nuys identified |Sep 1, 2017

VAN NUYS >> The coroner’s office Thursday released the name of a man who was fatally wounded during a drug transaction that went awry in a Van Nuys parking lot. The victim was identified as Isidro Alba, 28, of Rowland Heights.

Judge refuses to reduce bail for fired Centinela Valley school superintendent |Sep 1, 2017

Fired Centinela Valley schools Superintendent Jose Fernandez pleaded not guilty Friday to public corruption allegations that a prosecutor alleged could have bilked the district of $1.5 million to as much as $3 million.

Wife, her alleged lover plead not guilty to hairdresser’s murder in Woodland Hills |Aug 31, 2017

The wife of a renowned hairdresser and her reputed lover charged with the man’s stabbing death earlier this year in Woodland Hills pleaded not guilty Thursday. A grand jury indictment unsealed on Friday charged Monica Sementilli, 45, and Robert Louis Baker, 55, with capital murder and conspiring to kill Fabio Sementilli, 49.

2 naked brothers arrested after standoff at Irvine church apparently had fake gun |Aug 31, 2017

IRVINE – Two brothers who barricaded themselves inside Harvest Orange County Church for two hours Wednesday night might have been armed with a fake gun and were intent on damaging the facility, a church official said on Thursday.

Motel 6 pays LA $250,000 in settlement over prostitution, gangs and drugs at Sylmar property |Aug 31, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> A Motel 6 in Sylmar will have stricter guest registration requirements and beefed up security as part of a $250,000 settlement with the office of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.

Ex-LA undersheriff Paul Tanaka’s obstruction conviction upheld by appeal’s court |Aug 31, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court panel today upheld the obstruction of justice conviction of former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, who began serving a five-year prison term in January at a minimum security camp in Colorado.

Suspect arrested in Evan Jimenez beating case |Aug 31, 2017

The prime suspect in the beating of a 15-year-old San Pedro boy who continues to recover from a brain injury was arrested Thursday and is expected to be charged next week with attempted murder, authorities said.

Prosecution freezes assets of fired Centinela superintendent facing embezzlement charges |Aug 31, 2017

About 10 days before prosecutors arrested former Centinela Valley Union High School Superintendent Jose Fernandez on embezzlement and public corruption charges, they obtained a temporary restraining order in court to freeze his assets, including his $1.

Follower: Manson threatened grisly death if she left cult |Aug 31, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> A woman once under the spell of Charles Manson testified Thursday that the violent and manipulative cult leader threatened to have her die a painful death if she left the ranch where they lived.

Stolen-ambulance chase ends in Long Beach area |Aug 30, 2017

A suspect who reportedly stole an ambulance Wednesday in Westminster and then led police on a chase northbound on the I-405 freeway was apprehended in the Long Beach area, authorities said. The suspect was taken into custody around 9 a.

Former Centinela Valley Superintendent Jose Fernandez arrested on public corruption charges |Aug 30, 2017

Three years after Jose Fernandez was fired from his position at the helm of the Centinela Valley Union High School District after revelations of excessive compensation, the disgraced former superintendent was arrested Wednesday on public corruption charges.

Suspects in Sacramento police shooting linked to stolen vehicle ring |Aug 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. >> Two women believed to be part of a stolen car ring led California police on a 20-mile chase Wednesday before pointing them to a Sacramento hotel where another suspect opened fire with an assault rifle in a shootout that left one officer dead and two others wounded, authorities said.

North Hollywood man sentenced to 50-year-to-life prison term for raping 2 elderly women |Aug 30, 2017

SAN FERNANDO >> A North Hollywood man was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years to life in state prison for raping two senior citizens less than a year apart in Northridge, including an 89-year-old woman at a senior living center, and assaulting two other elderly victims.

Dog chained to pole outside South LA home dies during heat wave |Aug 30, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The death today of a dog that was chained to a pole outside a home in South Los Angeles amid sweltering heat was determined to be accidental by investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Task Force.

3 arrested in Pacoima following stolen SUV chase |Aug 29, 2017

PACOIMA >> Three people suspected of stealing an SUV were in custody Monday night after leading police on a chase through the San Fernando Valley, ending in Pacoima where the suspects ran into a Food4Less store.

Ex-coach at LAUSD schools gets 105 years for lewd acts with 7 young girls |Aug 29, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> A former coach convicted of lewd acts with seven girls while he worked at after-school programs at elementary schools in Los Angeles and Hollywood was sentenced Tuesday to 105 years to life in state prison.

Branch falls at Pasadena day care center injuring three children, one critically |Aug 29, 2017

PASADENA >> Three children were injured — one critically — after a eucalyptus branch fell on them Tuesday at a day care center near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Around noon, about 15 students at the Linda Vista Children’s Center were outside in the schoolyard during the lunch break when a 20-plus-foot eucalyptus tree branch fell on three children, said Lisa Derderian, spokeswoman for the Pasadena Fire Department.

Mother of 2 young children killed, father wounded in South LA car-to-car shooting |Aug 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The mother of two young children was shot and killed, and her husband was wounded in an attack that took place from another car as the family drove through South Los Angles early this morning, police said.

Sherman Oaks man suspected of fatally stabbing wife in front of their son is now in custody |Aug 28, 2017

A man suspected of fatally stabbing his wife in front of their son in Sherman Oaks has been taken into custody after he was hit by a car in Ventura County, authorities said Monday. Suspect Aurelio Teran, 38, was walking around 12:15 p.

Man killed in Van Nuys drug deal gone bad |Aug 28, 2017

VAN NUYS — A man was fatally wounded during a drug transaction that went awry in a Van Nuys parking lot, and two unidentified suspects remained at large today, police said. Officers dispatched about 11:50 p.

LA police search for man who robbed Van Nuys restaurant at gunpoint |Aug 28, 2017

VAN NUYS >> A gunman today robbed a Van Nuys take-out business, prompting a perimeter search. The suspect pointed a gun during the robbery, which was reported just before 4 p.m. at Pollo Campero in the 7200 block of Van Nuys Boulevard, near Sherman Way, according to Los Angeles police Officer Mike Lopez.

Man killed in Santa Clarita crash, car fire |Aug 27, 2017

SANTA CLARITA >> A 31-year-old man, possibly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was killed when his vehicle plummeted down an embankment and burst into flames near the 14 Freeway and Agua Dulce Canyon Road near Santa Clarita, authorities said Sunday.

Suspect in custody after stabbing in Panorama City |Aug 27, 2017

A suspect was in custody early Sunday following a stabbing that occurred during a domestic dispute in Panorama City, authorities said. The stabbing was reported at 2:11 a.m. Sunday in the 7900 block of Willis Avenue, said Sgt.

Indian guru faces up to life in prison in rape case |Aug 27, 2017

NEW DELHI >> Thousands of supporters of an Indian quasi-religious sect leader left his headquarters in northern India on Sunday as authorities relaxed a curfew a day ahead of his sentencing for rape.

Man shot, wounded following argument in Hollywood |Aug 27, 2017

HOLLYWOOD >> A man in his 20s is expected to survive several gunshot wounds suffered Sunday morning in Hollywood, where he was with a group of men who had been arguing with another group and the situation escalated into a shooting.

‘Extremely dangerous’ suspect sought after wife fatally stabbed in front of their son in Sherman Oaks |Aug 27, 2017

VAN NUYS>> A man who authorities say fatally stabbed his wife more than six times in front of their 12-year-old son at their Sherman Oaks home before fleeing was being sought by Los Angeles police on Sunday.

Man shot, killed in Lancaster |Aug 26, 2017

LANCASTER >> A man was shot to death Saturday in Lancaster. The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. in the 42000 block of Sierra Highway, said Deputy Joana Warren of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Here’s where police say knock-knock burglars often go to unload stolen goods |Aug 26, 2017

Months after burglars ransacked his Porter Ranch home, David Lasher was surprised to learn where some of his family’s stolen property, including his wife’s “irreplaceable” jewelry, may have ended up.

Palmdale phone buy via OfferUp ends in robbery and attempted carjacking |Aug 25, 2017

PALMDALE — A man was robbed in a Palmdale parking lot when he thought he was meeting up with someone who wanted to sell him a phone, authorities said today while warning other buyers and sellers to beware.

Man who died in LAPD SWAT standoff is identified |Aug 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The coroner’s office today released the name of an armed man found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after he was holed up in his South Los Angeles apartment, prompting the evacuations of at least 20 people.

Palmdale garbage argument leaves one neighbor stabbed, the other at large |Aug 25, 2017

PALMDALE — One man was stabbed during an argument with his neighbor in Palmdale, authorities said today. The stabbing was reported around 10 p.m. Thursday in the 38400 block of Third Street East, said Lt.

Inmate tries downtown LA escape |Aug 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES — An inmate attempted to escape today from the bus bay at the Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles but was quickly caught, authorities said. The man tried to run about 9:15 a.

LA warns against scam that gives ‘blessing,’ takes cash and jewelry |Aug 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office today warned people with deep religious or spiritual beliefs to be aware of a hoax that can result in the loss of cash and valuables.

Sheriff’s department psychologist from La Cañada Flintridge guilty of child molestation |Aug 25, 2017

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s Department psychologist from La Cañada Flintridge could face life in prison after a jury convicted him Friday of sexually abusing two young relatives over more than two years, authorities said.

Wife, alleged lover indicted in prominent hairdresser’s murder in Woodland Hills |Aug 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> A grand jury indictment unsealed Friday charges the wife of a prominent hairdresser and her reputed lover with capital murder for the man’s stabbing death at his Woodland Hills home in January.

LA SWAT standoff ends with armed man found dead |Aug 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES — An armed man who holed up in his South Los Angeles apartment today, prompting the evacuations of at least 20 people, was found dead of an apparent of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

LAUSD elementary school receives bomb threat |Aug 24, 2017

EAST LOS ANGELES — Authorities today investigated a bomb threat involving Ford Boulevard Elementary School in East Los Angeles, but found no explosives on campus. The investigation at the school in the 1000 block of South Ford Boulevard began about 6:50 a.

California death penalty measure survives, but with limits |Aug 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO >> A voter-approved measure to speed up executions in California was upheld Thursday by the state Supreme Court, but justices rejected arguments that a provision setting a five-year limit on appeals was mandatory, raising doubts that the law will succeed in accelerating death sentences.