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LAPD officer wounded in South L.A. shooting during traffic stop

A Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded Saturday night during a traffic stop in South Los Angeles. The shooting occurred near the intersection of 52nd Street and Long Beach Avenue.


16-Year-Old Believed to Be Intoxicated Is Arrested After Running Red Light, Killing Pedestrian: Torrance Police

A teenager suspected of driving while intoxicated struck and killed a pedestrian before crashing into two other vehicles in Torrance Thursday night, the Torrance Police Department said.


Officer Hospitalized After South LA Shooting, Sources Say

An LAPD officer was hospitalized after being shot and wounded near 51st Street and Long Beach Avenue in South Los Angeles Saturday night, law enforcement sources tell NBC News.


DASHCAM VIDEO: Lancaster patrol car struck, causing chain-reaction crash

LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) -- Startling dashcam video captured a crash involving a Lancaster deputy's patrol vehicle that was struck, leading to a chain-reaction wreck Saturday. The crash happened at about 3 p.m. at the intersection of Avenue K and Sierra Highway, according to sheriff's officials.


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.


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


Video caught woman dumping 7 puppies behind California store

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are trying to identify a woman captured by security cameras tossing seven newborn puppies into a dumpster in Southern California. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services released surveillance video of the woman pulling up to a dumpster behind an auto p


Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Warns Santa Clarita Residents To Not ‘Drive While High’

Despite the recent changes to marijuana possession laws in California, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials are reminding Santa Clarita residents that driving under the influence of marijuana is still a criminal offense.


VIDEO: Long Beach homeowner recalls catching porch pirate red-handed

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A porch pirate was caught on video in front of a home in Long Beach, and the homeowner who caught the suspect red-handed says she wanted to make sure that woman knew she was being watched.


Man found dead on 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore; woman taken into custody

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (KABC) -- A woman is in custody in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a vehicle on the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore Saturday. The incident happened on the southbound side of the freeway at about 7 a.m. California Highway Patrol officials said they receive


Here’s what California marijuana smokers think about driving while high

Many cannabis-culture celebrations will take place on 4/20 (April 20), so here’s a look at some pot smokers’ opinions on driving and tips to self-assess if you are too high.


Lawyer files $5-million claim, saying L.A. City Hall rat problem caused her illness

A Los Angeles city attorney who says a City Hall rat infestation caused her to contract flea-borne typhus has filed a $5-million legal claim, saying Mayor Eric Garcetti and other elected officials allowed trash outside her office to become a threat to public health.


DNA from old razor helps solve California cold case from 40 years ago

ATASCADERO (CNN) - Police have cracked a cold case with DNA found on the razor of the man they say raped and killed two women more than four decades ago in California. DNA from a razor used by Arthur Rudy Martinez matches that left by the attacker at both crime scenes in the late 1970s, the San Luis


Officer In Surgery After Being Shot In South LA

SOUTH LA (CBSLA) — An LAPD officer was shot Saturday night in South LA. The officer has been hospitalized and is undergoing surgery. His condition has not been released. One suspect was struck by gunfire. That condition of that suspect is also unknown.


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.


Michael Norman puts world record on notice at Mt. SAC relays

TORRANCE — As the showdown between Michael Norman, the world’s fastest quarter-miler in 2018, and Rai Benjamin, the second-fastest 400 meter hurdler on the planet last season, in the Mt. SAC Relays 400-meters Saturday grew closer the trash talking between the training partners, already a constant, i


Man Who Was Shot Alongside Nipsey Hussle Released From Jail

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A man who was shot alongside rapper Nipsey Hussle last month, a parolee who was jailed because he was with the slain performer at the time he was fatally shot, was released from jail Saturday morning.


Argument leads to shooting in Long Beach, no injuries reported

An argument led to gunfire in the Poly neighborhood of Long Beach early Saturday, but no injuries were reported, authorities said. About 3:20 a.m., Long Beach Police Department officers were called to the 1900 block of Martin Luther King Avenue on a call of shots fired to a dwelling or vehicle, depa


Adele Gave Her Los Angeles Home to Estranged Husband Simon Konecki 2 Months Before Announcing Split

An early red flag. Adele gifted her home in Los Angeles to estranged husband Simon Konecki months before the pair announced their split. According to property records obtained by Us Weekly, an intrafamily transfer and dissolution took place in February, at which time Konecki, 45, bought the property


Lake Forest Woman Stabbed 20 Times During Bizarre Violent Crime Rampage Speaks Out

A Lake Elsinore woman who survived being stabbed 20 times during an alleged spate of violent crimes earlier this week is recovering at home. After being involved in a fight, the suspect broke into the home of Marylou Villalobos Palos on Tuesday as she was inside with her two children, according to O