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Man found shot to death on Carson street |Sep 26, 2017

A man was found shot to death on a Carson street Tuesday morning, sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies found the man at Idabell Avenue and Fairhaven Street when they responded to a report of gunshots at 2:30 a.

Former CSULB student charged with trying to stab detective on campus |Sep 26, 2017

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with trying to stab a detective while fleeing from police at Cal State Long Beach earlier this month, according to authorities. Police said the woman, who used to be a student at CSULB, attacked the detective while he was chasing her on Sept.

Father arrested with baby after allegedly shooting mother in San Pedro |Sep 26, 2017

A man who allegedly shot the mother of his child Tuesday in San Pedro was arrested a short time later holding their baby, police said. Officers responded to the shooting shortly before 9 a.m., when the woman ran into the Harbor Interfaith Services family shelter in the 600 block of 10th Street and told workers she had been shot, said Tahia Hayslet, executive director of Harbor Interfaith.

USC assistant basketball coach charged with taking bribes in nationwide FBI sting |Sep 26, 2017

Four college basketball assistant coaches, including USC’s Tony Bland, were among 10 people indicted by federal authorities Tuesday on fraud and corruption charges that allege hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes were offered to student athletes.

Shooting closes north 605 Freeway in Norwalk |Sep 25, 2017

NORWALK — A portion of the 605 Freeway was shut down today after a car-to-car shooting, authorities said. It was reported at 1:53 a.m. on the northbound 605 at Alondra Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson.

Authorities identify LA firefighter killed in Long Beach murder-suicide |Sep 25, 2017

Coroner’s officials on Monday identified the man killed in a Long Beach murder-suicide over the weekend as Wayne Havron, a 52-year-old Los Angeles firefighter. Authorities have not identified the woman killed in the murder-suicide, although police said she’s

Emotional testimony from the Downey police lieutenant who found slain officer’s body |Sep 25, 2017

A Downey police lieutenant gave emotional testimony Monday about finding a fellow officer shot to death in a BMW parked near the police station nearly two years ago, saying he didn’t initially recognize the victim.

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded |Sep 24, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. >> A masked gunman invaded a Nashville church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said.

New video surfaces showing violent encounter moments before fatal Huntington Beach police shooting |Sep 24, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH >> A new video surfaced Saturday, Sept. 23, of the Huntington Beach police officer shooting and killing a suspect outside of a 7-Eleven, with this one showing the male aggressively approaching the officer.

L.A. city firefighter, spouse, die in murder-suicide in southeast Long Beach |Sep 24, 2017

Police are investigating a murder-suicide involving a husband and wife – one of them an employee of the Los Angeles Fire Department – in southeast Long Beach, officials said Sunday morning.

Hate crimes in Long Beach on the rise in 2017 |Sep 23, 2017

Hate crimes are up this year in many large cities across California and the U.S., but Long Beach has shown a particularly pronounced increase by comparison, according to researchers at Cal State San Bernardino who track reported hate crimes.

Man found shot to death in Norwalk |Sep 22, 2017

NORWALK >> Authorities today were investigating the death of a man who was gunned down while riding a bicycle in Norwalk. The shooting was reported at 10:04 p.m. Thursday in the 14400 block of Pioneer Boulevard, said Deputy Trina Schrader of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Woman shot to death in Inglewood is identified |Sep 22, 2017

INGLEWOOD — A woman who was shot to death in Inglewood was identified by the coroner’s office today. The shooting was reported at 2:20 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Victor Avenue, said Inglewood police Sgt.

Scott Dekraai, Orange County’s worst mass killer, gets life without parole for eight Seal Beach murders |Sep 22, 2017

Scott Evans Dekraai, who pleaded guilty to the worst mass killing in Orange County history, will serve eight terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole, one term for each of his victims.

Video shows police shooting male at 7-Eleven across from Marina High School |Sep 22, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH – Marina High School locked down this morning as a precaution in response to an incident at the 7-Eleven across the street, which ended in police shooting a suspect. • WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO —

Two gang members convicted in one of Long Beach’s worst mass killings |Sep 22, 2017

Two gang members were convicted Friday of first-degree murder for the killings of five people at a homeless encampment near a Long Beach freeway almost nine years ago. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated about a day before finding David Cruz Ponce, 36, and Max Eliseo Rafael, 31, guilty of the Nov.

Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault rescinded California public colleges' policies unchanged for now |Sep 22, 2017

Colleges nationwide no longer have to follow Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault, the U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday — a move some opponents said could have a chilling effect on victims coming forward.

Man dies a day after being punched in a fight in Bellflower |Sep 21, 2017

BELLFLOWER >> A 40-year-old man has died of injuries he suffered when he was punched and fell to the ground, striking his head, during a fight in Bellflower, authorities said today. The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead Monday at Saint Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Woman shot to death in Inglewood |Sep 21, 2017

INGLEWOOD — A woman was shot to death this morning in Inglewood. The shooting was reported at 2:20 a.m. in the 800 block of Victor Avenue, said Inglewood police Sgt. Geoffrey Meeks. The woman died at the scene, he said.

Long Beach police release photo, video of suspected driver who hit skateboarder and fled the scene |Sep 21, 2017

Long Beach police are asking for help finding the suspected driver in a hit-and-run crash that left a 23-year-old skateboarder in critical condition last month. On Thursday, authorities released

FBI investigating threats against Jewish students, Latino student group at CSULB |Sep 21, 2017

Cal State Long Beach officials have contacted the FBI following threats made against members of La Raza Student Association, as well as Jewish students. Campus police are also investigating the threats, which were made over the Internet and in the form of antagonizing fliers posted around the school’s Multicultural Center.

Emotions will run high at Dekraai sentencing for Seal Beach salon killings |Sep 21, 2017

The most lethal mass shooter in Orange County history is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, and only one thing is a given for that part of the proceedings — emotions will run high. Scott Evans Dekraai, 47, is expected to be sentenced to eight terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole, one life each for the eight he took in 2011 during a rampage at a Seal Beach hair salon.

Long Beach police seek two gunman suspected of shooting man near L.A. River |Sep 20, 2017

Police are looking for two gunman suspected of shooting and wounding another man along the Los Angeles River in Long Beach early Wednesday morning, according to authorities. Officers got a call around 4:18 a.

Jurors to decide fate of two men accused in one of Long Beach’s worst mass slayings |Sep 20, 2017

Jurors began deliberating Wednesday to decide whether two men are guilty of murdering five people at a homeless encampment in what became one of Long Beach’s worst mass slayings. During a trial

Woman in Kevin Hart scandal denies being an extortionist |Sep 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the heels of comedian Kevin Hart’s Instagram video about someone seeking financial gain from a mistake he made, a woman came forward Wednesday and said she was “involved” with the box office star a month ago but is not an extortionist.

Sentencing set today in Redondo Beach killing of reality TV attorney Loredana Nesci |Sep 19, 2017

TORRANCE — A Redondo Beach man is expected to be sentenced today for the stabbing death of his live-in girlfriend, a onetime Los Angeles police officer who became an attorney and reality TV personality.

Man shot to death in Gardena |Sep 19, 2017

Police on Tuesday were investigating the shooting death of a man found lying on the front lawn of a Gardena apartment complex. The shooting occurred about 6:40 p.m. Monday near Rosecrans and Ardath avenues, Gardena police Lt.

Torrance boy, 15, is victim in fatal Wilmington shooting |Sep 19, 2017

WILMINGTON — Authorities today identified a teen who was killed in a car-to-car shooting in Wilmington over the weekend. The shooting occurred near Island and F streets about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police arrest driver of stolen vehicle at gunpoint in Norwalk |Sep 19, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who was driving a stolen vehicle in Norwalk at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. After the deputies ran the vehicle’s license plate number around 3:05 p.

Thousands of fake hoverboards seized in Santa Fe Springs |Sep 19, 2017

Sheriff’s investigators on Monday seized thousands of counterfeit hoverboards worth about $1.2 million in Santa Fe Springs, officials said. Deputies who descended on the building in the 10000 block of Pioneer Boulevard found 2,500 to 3,000 of the fake toys One person was briefly detained during the raid but was released.

Appeal rejected for rapist who claimed to be cop when he attacked exotic dancer in Torrance |Sep 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A state appellate court panel today rejected an appeal by a convicted sex offender who was found guilty of rape and other charges for an attack on an exotic dancer in Torrance in which he claimed to be an undercover police officer.

Appeals court upholds conviction in 2013 Long Beach teacher’s killing |Sep 19, 2017

A state appeals court panel Tuesday upheld a man’s conviction for fatally stabbing his children’s maternal grandmother, who was a teacher, in a Long Beach park where her students had been playing.

State wants to prosecute man who killed deer with bow and arrow in Monrovia |Sep 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> State wildlife officials said on Monday they will seek the prosecution of a man caught on camera shooting a young deer with a bow and arrow near homes in Monrovia last week, killing it.

Former Lakewood teacher charged with lewd acts on former student misses court |Sep 18, 2017

Arraignment was delayed again Monday for a woman who taught at Lakewood High School and is facing nine felony sex-related counts stemming from an alleged relationship with a female student.

Former South Bay defense engineer caught in spy sting gets 5 years in prison |Sep 18, 2017

A Culver City man who worked for a South Bay defense contractor was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for his guilty plea to economic espionage and violating the Arms Export Control Act by selling sensitive satellite information to a person he believed to be a Russian spy.

France: Acid attack on 4 US tourists not seen as terror act |Sep 17, 2017

PARIS >> Four young American tourists were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged assailant, the local prosecutor’s office said.

Police think 2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated |Sep 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. >> The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody.

Lakewood teacher suspected of sexual relationship with student to be arraigned Monday |Sep 17, 2017

LONG BEACH >> A woman who taught at Lakewood High School is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on nine felony sex-related counts stemming from an alleged relationship with a female student.

Taxpayer cost for mass murderer Scott Dekraai’s case tops $2.5 million |Sep 17, 2017

If all goes as expected, the worst mass killer in Orange County history, Scott Dekraai, will be sentenced Friday, Sept. 22, to eight terms of life without parole, one term each for the people he fatally shot in Seal Beach six years ago.

Motorist killed in suspected gang-related Wilmington shooting |Sep 17, 2017

A motorist was shot and killed in a likely gang attack in Wilmington, a police officer said Sunday. The motorist was a man in his 20s, who was driving in the area of Island and F streets about 10:15 p.

Man shot while doing yard work in Norwalk |Sep 17, 2017

An unidentified gunman shot and wounded another man as he performed yard work in a residential neighborhood in Norwalk on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The drive-by attack took place about 1:55 p.

Malaysia police arrest 7 boys linked to deadly school fire |Sep 16, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia >> Malaysian police said Saturday they have arrested seven boys suspected of intentionally starting a fire at an Islamic boarding school that killed 23 people because students there had teased them.

St. Louis ex-officer acquitted in killing of black man |Sep 15, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer Friday in the death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase in 2011. The acquittal of Jason Stockley in the death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith came amid concerns of significant unrest, but St.

Have you seen this man suspected of exposing himself to girls in Long Beach? |Sep 15, 2017

Long Beach police on Friday released a sketch of a man suspected of exposing himself to girls in east Long Beach and Lakewood neighborhoods. Police described the offender as a Latino man who is 5-foot-9, between the ages of 20 and 40, with thin to average body type, short-cut black hair that is cropped shorter on the sides than an the top of his head.

LA deputy arrested on suspicion of raping female jail inmates |Sep 14, 2017

A 10-year veteran deputy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two female inmates, officials announced Thursday. Giancarlo Scotti, 31, a San Pedro High School graduate and current resident of the community, was on duty when he was taken into custody Wednesday night, within hours of the allegation, including “rape under color of authority,”  Sheriff Jim McDonnell said during a news conference at downtown Los Angeles’ Hall of Justice.

Lakewood teacher, 52, accused of 3-year sexual relationship with student |Sep 14, 2017

A 52-year-old Lakewood woman has been charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female student over the span of three years, Los Angeles County prosecutors announced today. Mary Jahn has been charged with nine felony counts, including four counts of sexual penetration by foreign object, three counts of lewd acts upon a child and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18, according to authorities.

Long Beach police seek offender in series of indecent exposure cases |Sep 14, 2017

Long Beach police officials issued a warning Thursday following multiple reports of a man exposing himself to girls in east Long Beach and Lakewood neighborhoods. Police described the offender as a Latino man who is 5-foot-9, between the ages of 20 and 40, with thin to average body type, short-cut black hair that is cropped shorter on the sides than an the top of his head.

Man arrested after nearly 8-hour standoff in Bellflower home |Sep 13, 2017

BELLFLOWER >> A man suspected of brandishing a firearm barricaded himself in a Bellflower home for nearly eight hours today before a SWAT team went in and got him. The standoff began shortly after noon in the 9300 block of Ramona Street, according to Deputy Kelvin Moody of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Family pleads for help to find killer of Carson patriarch |Sep 13, 2017

An 81-year-old woman pleaded Wednesday for the public’s help to find the man who killed her elderly husband as he walked just blocks from their Carson home, ending their 60-year marriage for the few dollars in his wallet.

Video: 83-year-old La Puente resident throws man off roof after hours-long standoff |Sep 13, 2017

A man climbed on top of the roof of a La Puente home and wouldn’t come down for several hours Tuesday until an 83-year-old resident threw him off, according to bystander video of the incident.