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LA news anchor died from meth overdose during sexual encounter at hotel, autopsy reveals

A Los Angeles news anchor died in December after overdosing on methamphetamine during a sexual encounter with a male companion at a California hotel, an autopsy report revealed Friday.


Comedian Brody Stevens reportedly found dead in Los Angeles home

Brody Stevens, a prominent Los Angeles-based comedian known for sets with a positive spin, has died at age 48. "Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community," Stevens' reps said in a statement.


Former CBS 47 anchor Chris Burrous died of methamphetamine toxicity, Los Angeles coroner says

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, California - Former CBS 47 news anchor Chris Burrous, who was found unconscious Dec. 27 in a Glendale motel room and pronounced dead at a hospital, died of methamphetamine toxicity, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has announced.


LA's Sheriff Says Jail Reform Has Failed. We Went Inside To Find Out

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says reforms designed to reduce violence by deputies in the jails are a failed "social experiment." He claims attacks on guards are up, and his deputies feel the new rules keep them from fully defending themselves. Villanueva has argued his deputies need a


Los Angeles woman faces life sentences in child rape charges

A Los Angeles woman faces up to three life sentences in prison after she admitted Tuesday to sexual assault and pornography charges involving a 3-year-old girl. Umi Hongo, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of principal to sexual assault on a child under 14 years old and one count of child pornography


4 pedestrians struck in Los Angeles, conditions unknown

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four pedestrians have been struck by a vehicle at or near a Los Angeles bus stop. The Fire Department says the incident occurred early Friday afternoon in Boyle Heights.


It’s snowing in Los Angeles, from Malibu to La Cañada

A cold storm system brought traveling through the Santa Monica Mountains Thursday sprinkled hillside neighborhoods above Malibu with rarely seen winter weather. Snow and graupel fell near Simi Valley, according to the National Weather Service, and residents of Calabasas, La Cañada Flintridge, and Sy


One boy was an American citizen, his twin brother wasn't. A judge's ruling changed that.

Los Angeles -- A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to 2-year-old Et


Man Fatally Struck by Car on 110-101 Freeway Interchange in L.A.

A man died after being struck by a car on the transition road linking the 101 Freeway to the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles late Friday afternoon, authorities said. The collision was reported about 7:30 p.m. on the connector between the southbound 101 Freeway and the southbound 110 Freeway, according to


California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple pleaded guilty Friday to torture and years of abuse that included shackling some of their 13 children to beds and starving them to the point it stunted their growth.


Downtown Los Angeles: 2-car crash shears fire hydrant, floods intersection

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A violent two-car crash sheared a fire hydrant Friday morning at an intersection in downtown Los Angeles, flooding the street as first responders and a utility crew arrived at the scene.


High rents create a new class of hidden homeless in Los Angeles

Watch the new CBSN Originals documentary, "Priced Out: LA's Hidden Homeless," in the video player above. The full hour-long special premieres on CBSN Sunday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m., 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET.


Valentine’s Day Police Killings ~ Two Dead After Seperate LAPD Officer Involved Shootings

A Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a man armed with a knife during the morning hours of February 14 – Valentine’s Day – at the heavily trafficked 7th Street/Metro Center station in downtown L.A., Los Angeles police said.


Los Angeles County attempted-homicide suspect captured in Mexico, turned over in San Ysidro

A fugitive suspected of shooting a man during an apparent carjacking attempt in Los Angeles County last year was arrested Wednesday at the San Ysidro port of entry after he was captured by Mexican authorities south of the border, officials said.


Seafood in Los Angeles: 3 new spots to try

If you've got seafood on the brain, you're in luck: we've found the freshest Los Angeles eateries to quell your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for some seafood.


Pilot in Deadly California House Crash Was Warned of Weather

A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather. The two-page National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday doesn't explain why the Cessna came apart mid-flight


Gov. Newsom Orders New DNA Testing In 1983 Chino Hills Massacre

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom Friday issued an executive order for more DNA testing in the case of a man who was convicted of brutally murdering a Chino Hills family of three and their neighbor in 1983.


DEA crackdown: 9 SoCal doctors, medical professionals arrested amid opioid prescription investigation

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Nine Southern California doctors and medical professionals were arrested amid a DEA crackdown on illegal opioid prescriptions. Video of the investigation shows DEA agents raiding medical offices in several locations.


Two Inmates Released After Being Convicted of Murder

Two men who spent years in state prison after being convicted of murder in separate cases were freed Friday following efforts spearheaded by two programs at Loyola Law School seeking their release.


Clippers owner Steve Ballmer wants to build basketball-only arena for LA team

Steve Ballmer is among the most excitable owners in all of professional sports. It’s common to see the former Microsoft CEO in his normal seat on the left baseline at Staples Center, rooting on his Los Angeles Clippers with the unabashed vigor normally reserved for anonymous super-fans. And as the C