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  • The 1600 block of Florence Avenue in South Los Angeles in seen in a Google Maps Street View image from May 2017.

    Man Shot to Death in South L.A.; No Suspect Information Released: Sheriff

    The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a man early Saturday morning in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles, officials said. Authorities have said there’s no suspect information yet available. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a gunshot call around 1 a.m. Saturday morning in the 1600 block of Florence Avenue, according to an L.A. Sheriff’s Department news release. Deputies found the man, who is described as Hispanic, with at least one gunshot wound to his upper […]

  • The Justice Department seal is seen on June 29, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    DOJ Unit Leader Demoted for Accusations of Favoritism and Sexism

    The former head of the Justice Department’s death penalty unit has been demoted following a New York Times inquiry into accusations that he promoted gender bias and a “sexualized environment” in the workplace. Capital case section chief Kevin Carwile, who received an Excellence in Management Award from the Justice Department in 2011, has been accused of favoritism and sexism in how he oversaw the unit, which he was placed in charge of in 2010, the newspaper reported, citing court records, internal documents and interviews […]

  • Guests ride the first virtual reality coaster powered by Samsung Gear VR at Six Flags Magic Mountain on March 25, 2016, in Valencia. (Credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)

    Six Flags Magic Mountain Amusement Park Closes Due to Storm Headed for SoCal

    Six Flags Magic Mountain announced the amusement park would close Wednesday ahead of a major storm that will drop heavy rain on much of Southern California. Six Flags is located in Santa Clarita, near areas that were affected by the Rye Fire, which burned in December 2017. Firefighters worked close to the park to put out the fire, video showed at the time. Officials have issued evacuations and closed roads in other parts of Los Angeles County – near the […]

  • A deer is seen trotting across a roadway where it was shot on Sept. 14, 2017. (Credit: Robyn and Chuck Tapert)

    Man Pleads No Contest to Illegal Killing of Deer in Monrovia Neighborhood

    A man charged with illegally killing a deer with a bow and arrow in Monrovia in September entered a no contest plea Tuesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. As part of the plea deal, 34-year-old Michael Rodriguez was sentenced to three years of summary probation and 30 days of community service for one misdemeanor count of possessing fish or wildlife taken unlawfully, a DA’s office news release stated. Rodriguez will be prohibited from hunting during the three-year […]

  • Cal Fire Arrests Man Who Allegedly Set 13 Fires in 30 Minutes Near Near Diamond Valley Lake

    Cal Fire law enforcement officers have arrested an arson suspect linked to 13 fires that were set within a half-hour near Diamond Valley Lake in Riverside County. Timothy Jordan Boone, 32, is accused of setting nine wildland fires and four property fires within the boundaries of Diamond Valley Lake Recreational Area on March 2, Cal Fire announced Tuesday. Cal Fire law enforcement officers linked Boone to the fires and were able to apprehend him on the same day with assistance […]

  • Paul Lopez is shown in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on March 13, 2018.

    Agoura Hills Day Care Owner Arrested on Suspicion of Lewd Acts With a Child

    The owner of an Agoura Hills day care facility that cares for children age 4 and under has been arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor, authorities announced Tuesday. Paul Lopez, 72, was arrested on March 7. He owns and operates the Small Wonder Academy, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The facility has been in existence for several years and provides services to children between age 3 months and 4 years, the Sheriff’s Department said. […]

  • A Los Angeles County sheriff's vehicle that advertises for recruits is parked in the parking lot of the Maywood Police Department as deputies make plans to take over the facility on June 23, 2010. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    Former LASD Recruit Charged With Robbing ATM While Working as Brinks Truck Driver

    A Brinks truck driver and former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recruit has been charged with stealing cash he was delivering to a Wells Fargo ATM in Newhall, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Julio Cesar Jimenez of Santa Clarita was charged with grand theft, vandalism over $400, and arson of property, according to a news release from the DA’s office. All three charges are felonies, and Jimenez could face more than five years in prison if […]

  • 24-year-old Kodie Dylan Hitchcock was arrested by police in Anaheim home after leading them on a hourslong search.

    Suspect Who Fled Buena Park Police Arrested After Hourslong Search in Anaheim Residential Neighborhood

    A police chase that started in Buena Park led to a nearly nine-hour manhunt in Anaheim that ultimately resulted in the arrest of a suspect early Wednesday, authorities said. The pursuit began about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, when Buena Park Police Department officers attempted to stop a vehicle that they suspected was related to a theft they were investigating. From La Palma Avenue and Stanton Avenue, police chased the vehicle into a residential area of Anaheim a couple of miles away, […]

  • L.A. Mayor Touts New Speed Limits on 146 Miles of City Streets as Part of Push to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced changes to posted speed limits throughout L.A. at a news conference Wednesday morning as a component of his effort to eliminate traffic deaths in the city. Under state law, the city can’t issue tickets to drivers for speeding on streets that haven’t been surveyed by traffic engineers to find the average speed. Surveys on many streets expired more than a decade ago, but now they’ve been updated by the city Department of Transportation, the […]