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Suspect car connected to missing teen Alora Benitez, Carson murder investigation found in San Diego border town

CARSON, Calif. (KABC) -- A car connected to a missing 15-year-old girl and a Carson murder investigation was found unoccupied in San Diego Friday, authorities said. The search continues for Alora Benitez, 15, who was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance. She was last seen with her mother and a ma


Turpins get 25 years to life for torturing and imprisoning their children

Standing at a lectern in a Riverside courtroom, just feet away from her parents and their defense attorneys, the woman identified only as Jane Doe No. 4, looked frail. Her sweater seemed too big for her thin body. She shook and cried even before she began to speak. But the message she delivered spok


YG's Life Was Finally on Track -- Then Tragedy Hit

Inside this recording studio in Burbank, Calif., an extra-wide TV screen sits above the mixing board. The left half is playing reruns of Malcolm in the Middle; the right half is divided into four equal quadrants, each showing a live security feed of one of the studio’s entrances. YG -- who has been


Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California couple who for years starved a dozen of their children and kept some shackled to beds were sentenced Friday to life in prison, ending a shocking case that revealed a house of horrors hidden behind a veneer of suburban normalcy.


Compton Councilmember Janna Zurita Leads in Primaries for District 1

With about 41 percent of the vote, Compton City Councilwoman Janna Zurita is leading the primary nominating elections for Compton’s District 1. Despite projections that contenders Michelle Chambers and Jasper “Jay” Jackson would present a challenge for Zurita, the councilwoman’s progress in the prim


Ex-LAPD Officer Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girl in Torrance

A former Los Angeles Police Department officer who admitted to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in her bedroom in Torrance was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison, officials said.


Man Convicted of Killing Witness Waives Right to Appeal

A man convicted of fatally shooting a witness — who had been on his way to court to testify in a robbery case against him — agreed Thursday to waive his appellate rights in exchange for a life prison sentence without the possibility of parole.


Orange County restaurants shut down by health inspectors (April 11-19)

Restaurants and other food businesses closed by health inspectors in Orange County from April 11 to April 19:. Closed: April 17 (report) Nekter Juice Bar, 20355 Yorba Linda Blvd., Suite E, Yorba Linda.


Torrance Police Identify Pedestrian Killed by 16-Year-Old Driver

Authorities identified Friday a pedestrian police say was killed by a 16-year-old driver in Torrance, who was arrested. Sladen John Mohl, 19, died at the scene of the crash that happened at 8:41 p.m. Thursday at Hawthorne and Sepulveda boulevards, according to the coroner's office and the Torrance P


LASD - Carson Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff

*Save the date*Coffee with a Cop Monday April 22, 2019 10:00 am -1:00 pm at Evan Angelo's Gelateria&Coffee Bar,930 E Dominguez St, Carson.


Amber Alert Issued for Girl, 15, Believed to Be With Homicide Suspects

An Amber Alert was in effect Friday for a 15-year-old girl who was last seen with her mother and a man — both suspects in the killing of a man whose body was found in the front seat of a car in Carson — and a relative believes they may be headed for Mexico.


BMW in Amber Alert case found near Mexico; teen still missing

Police on Friday found a car associated with a missing teenager and a slaying in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The girl, Alora Benitez, 15, hasn’t turned up, authorities said, and neither have her mother, Maricela Mercado, 40, and Roman Cerratos, both


Dana Point Bank Robbery Suspect Found Dead After Pursuit to Rancho Santa Margarita May Be the ‘Leatherface Bandit’: FBI

A suspect in a Dana Point bank robbery who was found dead in a vehicle at the end of a SWAT standoff after leading deputies on a pursuit to Rancho Santa Margarita may be the "Leatherface Bandit" serial robber, linked to three prior heists in Orange County, officials said.


Reward offered for suspected killer of father shot at Bellflower party

Oscar Ruiz, of Compton, the father of 1- and 10-year-old sons, was killed in the early morning hours of Jan. 20, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A $10,000 reward offered by the county Board of Supervisors for information leading to the arrest of the suspect, identified as M


Authorities release IDs of 3 men slain in Glendale

Three men who were shot to death inside a Glendale home this week were identified as Los Angeles and Glendale residents, authorities said Friday. The victims, Leon Gough II, 50, of Glendale, and Deandre Tyronne Sims, 36 and Christian Marty Moukam, 35, both of Los Angeles, were found dead Thursday in


Gang Member Sentenced to 100 Years to Life in Prison for Lennox Shootings

A gang member convicted of two shootings in Lennox that occurred about three hours apart — including one that left a man dead and his wife seriously wounded — was sentenced Friday to 100 years to life in state prison.


Father Of 4 Among Victims In Glendale Triple Shooting; Official Cause Of Death Still Undetermined

GLENDALE (CBSLA) — Authorities Friday identified three men who were found fatally shot at a home in Glendale as efforts continued to solve the triple homicide. Police say 26-year-old Leon Gough II, 50-year-old Deandre Tyronne Sims, and Christian Marty Moukam, 35, were found dead shortly after midnig


Monterey Park City Council meeting explodes in expletives, abrupt exits, here’s why

Tempers flared at Wednesday’s Monterey Park City Council meeting as a decision cast by the three-member majority will force the other two off the council, having to wait two years if they want to run again.


Pilot Killed in Fiery Fullerton Plane Crash ID’d as 48-Year-Old SoCal Native Commuting Between O.C., Utah

The 48-year-old pilot killed in a fiery plane crash in Fullerton was a Southern California native and dentist who recently moved to Utah and commuted back and forth between the two states, his mother said Friday.


Union struggle over security at Long Beach Airport could lead to lawsuit against the city

Security at the Long Beach Airport could soon be the source of a lawsuit against the city — if the City Council votes on Tuesday, April 23, to move ahead with a planned reorganization of airport workers.