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2 juvenile carjacking suspects arrested in South LA

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2 men killed in South Los Angeles shooting

LOS ANGELES >> Two men were killed Saturday night in a South Los Angeles shooting, authorities said. It was reported at 8:05 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Main Street, Lt. Ted Urena of the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Stre...

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  • Court decisions

    Palmdale man found guilty in death of woman’s 2-year-old son

    LANCASTER >> A Palmdale man was convicted today of murder, torture and assault charges stemming from the beating death of his then-girlfriend’s 2- year-old son. Jurors deliberated for a total of about 90 minutes on Thursday and this morning before convicting Brandon Jerel Williams, 27, who faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. A separate jury this afternoon began deliberating the fate of the toddler’s 23-year-old mother and will resume discussions...

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  • Hate crimes

    As hate crimes rise in LA, new report says ‘hard left’ actions also pose threat

    Violent clashes and arrests as a result of political intolerance increased in 2016 on California college campuses and at pro-Trump rallies, as did far-left extremism that could lead to more civil conflicts, researchers concluded in a report presented this week to Los Angeles County officials. Frayed race relations, demographic changes and political divisions along with distrust in institutions and the democratic process all contributed to the rise of hate crimes and extremism, said...

    Susan Abram

  • Theft

    2 Fontana men accused of stealing SUV they rented in Glendale

    FONTANA >> Two men were arrested in Fontana on Thursday in connection with the theft of a vehicle they rented in Glendale. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said Friday. At 5:01 p.m. Thursday, two San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies located a black Cadillac XTS that had been reported stolen eastbound on Merrill Avenue near Beach Avenue, according to a sheriff’s statement. After calling for backup, the deputies signalled for the...

    Jim Steinberg

  • Shootings

    Man shot on Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys

    VAN NUYS >> A man in his 30s was shot Friday afternoon on a street in Van Nuys, police reported. The unidentified victim was wounded about 3:30 p.m. on Sepulveda Boulevard, just south of Raymer Street, and taken to a hospital with injuries of unknown severity. LAPD Officer Jenny Houser said the assailant, who got away, was armed with a shotgun. A motive for the shooting was unclear, and no suspect information was immediately released.

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  • Homicide

    Man kills ex in front of her family in Colton, then turns gun on self

    COLTON >> Family members say a toxic relationship has left several children without a mother or father after authorities say a San Bernardino man shot and killed his estranged girlfriend — and then himself. “My brother was a good brother and an excellent father,” said Shaebawnte Brown, 24, of her brother Arbret Brown, 39, of San Bernardino, who police say opened fire on the mother of his children Thursday night in the parking lot of a Colton business...

    Beatriz Valenzuela

  • Accounting fraud

    Agoura Hills man bilked ex-NFL player out of $4.5 million, prosecutors say

    INDIANAPOLIS — Federal prosecutors say a money manager stole more than $4.5 million from an unnamed former NFL player who played several years for the Indianapolis Colts. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said Friday that 63-year-old Kenneth Ray Cleveland of Agoura Hills has been indicted on seven counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering in the investment fraud scheme. Prosecutors say Cleveland was the football player’s financial adviser for nearly a...

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  • Wildlife

    Bear visits Monrovia, gives police the slip

    MONROVIA >> A bear lumbered through yards and city streets early Friday morning before officers lost track of it. Authorities don’t know if it’s the same bear that broke into a Bradbury home then

    Ruby Gonzales

  • Sentencing

    How an LA-area felon got illegal guns with newspaper ads, ammo from Sheriff’s Department

    A Sunland-Tujunga newspaper publisher who solicited gun donations to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief could be headed to prison after pleading guilty to illegally possessing firearms. Foothills Paper owner David DeMulle was sentenced Monday to serve 41 months in prison, with the right to appeal. He was indicted in 2015 and subsequently arrested on one count of possessing 25 guns and 913 rounds of ammunition and pleaded guilty in December. Due to a prior felony...

    Elizabeth Chou

  • Illegal immigration

    Of 188 arrested in this week’s ICE sweep, 23 were in San Fernando Valley

    A wide-ranging crackdown on criminal immigrants this week netted 23 people in the San Fernando Valley – part of 188 who were arrested in a five-day sweep that spanned from Los Angeles County to the Inland Empire. All were “public safety threats” and they included criminal foreign nationals, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday. • RELATED STORY:

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  • Terrorist attacks

    Report details officers’ fierce response to the San Bernardino terror attack

    On the morning of Dec. 2, 2015, Inland law enforcement officers had no way to know they were going to war. But within a few hours of a terrorist attack that killed 14 people at the Inland Regional Center, the officers found themselves on a battlefield that erupted on a San Bernardino street...

    Suzanne Hurt

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