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Covina motorcycle officer dies in crash

A police officer has died after a collision with a vehicle while on patrol on a motorcycle in a Los Angeles County suburb. The officer's name has not been released.

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo shot and killed; wife held

Bell Gardens' mayor Daniel Crespo has been shot during a domestic dispute; police are holding his wife, Lyvette, who allegedly shot him several times.

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Funeral home sues LA Archdiocese for $250M

A funeral home is suing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for at least $250 million, alleging the archdiocese wants to cheat it out of business.

Gravely injured Giants fan sues Dodgers again

An attorney for Brian Stow has sued the Dodgers again, claiming it is trying to recoup $3.4 million in insurance payments from Stow for his medical care.

Brown signs 'Gun Violence Restraining Order' into law

The law permits the confiscation of guns from those deemed a danger to themselves or others. It was crafted in the wake of last May's murder rampage in Isla Vista.

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests.

Governor vetoes bill that would limit police drone use

Governor Jerry Brown vetoes a bill that would have required California law enforcement to secure a warrant in order to use drones for surveillance assignments.

Sarah Jones' death: 1st AD on 'Midnight Rider' faces criminal charges

Hillary Schwartz was charged Sept. 10 with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass and could face a combined sentence of up to 11 years in prison if convicted.

California approves landmark 'yes means yes' law

The bill's author has said it will begin a paradigm shift in how college campuses in California prevent and investigate sexual assaults.

Reality TV crew's bag causes bomb scare at LAX

A television crew's bag full of what turned out to be video equipment touched off a brief bomb scare Sunday on an American Eagle flight bound for Oregon.

To counter gun violence, LA researchers seek deeper data

For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research. There's also growing momentum behind creating a reliable national database for firearm injuries and deaths.

California protesters block Israeli-owned ship

Pro-Palestinian protesters blocked an Israeli ship from docking at the Port of Oakland Saturday.

LA Sheriff's detectives investigate 2 dead

One man was shot and another allegedly committed suicide after they struggled for control of a handgun early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Ferguson police banned from wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' bracelets

In a letter, the Justice Department said the accessory was "exacerbating an already tense atmosphere." The police chief said he would institute a new policy.

2 men implicated in thefts of 15 Southern California ATMs

Federal prosecutors say two Southern California men stole more than $460,000 breaking into ATMs and were charged with attempted bank theft in a failed heist.

Driver who killed LA County bicyclist gets prison

The daughter of a Los Angeles police sergeant is going to prison for killing a 60-year-old bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident in June.