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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


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.


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Glendale triple shooting: Victims identified as shooter remains at large

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities on Friday released the names of the three men killed in a shooting at a home in Glendale. Gunfire was reported at 12:17 a.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of Columbia Drive in the Adams Hill neighborhood, where Glendale police officers made the gruesome discovery.


Los Angeles County loses 13,241 residents, 4th biggest drop among largest U.S. counties

Los Angeles County lost 13,241 residents in the past year, the fourth-biggest drop among the nation’s 100 most-populous counties. Newly released U.S. Bureau Census population stats show the county had 10.11 million residents as of July 1, 2018 — still No. 1 among the nation’s 100 largest counties. O


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


Jail Sentence Handed Down to Chemistry Teacher Who Had Sex With Her Student During Summer School & Football Practice; How She Was Caught; Name That State (Pics-Vid)

Another day, another teacher who can’t find a man old enough to drink to have sex with. A former teacher at an elite California private school has pleaded no contest to having unlawful sex with a student in 2017, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday.


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


Man and Woman Charged With Murder in Deadly Santa Ana Shooting

Prosecutors filed murder charges Thursday against a man and woman in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in Santa Ana last year, officials said. Santa Ana gang member Vincent Alcaraz, 47, and gang associate Dorsa Pourhajir, 21, each face a count of murder, Santa Ana police said i


Attack at Long Beach Bar Caught on Video

Police have begun an investigation after a man was caught on camera punching a woman at a bar in Long Beach. The woman said the incident began with a series of vulgar comments from the man.


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


California couple sentenced to life in prison in severe child abuse case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California couple was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday after the pair pleaded guilty to charges stemming from grim, headline-making accusations they beat, starved and shackled their 13 children in the family’s home, prosecutors said.


Nipsey Hussle Was Hailed as a Hero. But to California Officials, He Was Still a Gangster.

LOS ANGELES — When a gunman rolled up to Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store late last month, the first person to be shot was Kerry Lathan, recently released from prison and there to pick up a T-shirt. Mr. Lathan was shot in the back, before Hussle, the renowned rap artist, was killed.


Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Likely Headed to Prison After Being Denied New Appeal

An appeals court will not reconsider its decision to uphold the conviction of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, all but extinguishing the chances the once-towering law enforcement figure had to avoid prison.


West Covina Girl Dies After Allergic Reaction to Toothpaste, Prompting Warning From Parents

The parents of an 11-year-old girl from West Covina who they say died of an allergic reaction to toothpaste containing milk are speaking out to warn others. Parents Monique Altamirano and Jose Saldate, both 43, told Yahoo Lifestyle they had EpiPens and had always taken great care to avoid anything t


High-speed motorcycle pursuit ends in Cajon Pass on 15 Fwy

CAJON PASS, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspect on a motorcycle led authorities on a high-speed chase starting in Los Angeles County and ending on the 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass Friday night.


VIDEO: Long Beach homeowner confronts, chases off suspected porch pirate

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Video shows the moment a Long Beach resident confronted a suspected porch pirate going through her mail and putting a stop to it. Shirah Booker saw the woman going through her mailbox on her Ring doorbell camera, confronted her and kicked her off her property.


LA County firefighters extinguish house fire in Lakewood

The blaze started shortly before 1:30 p.m. in a garage on the 6300 block of Droxford Street, according to Sky Cornell, a spokesperson for the L.A. County Fire Department. Video courtesy of Romeo Joey Paragas.


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


Former LAPD Officer Sentenced to 5 Years for Molesting Fellow Cop's Daughter

A former Los Angeles police officer who pleaded guilty to molesting a fellow cop's 13-year-old daughter was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.