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Missing 5-year-old boy's father released from jail

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As the search for missing 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr. continues, the boy's father, who was the last person known to be with the boy, has been released from jail.

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Ex-LA County Sheriff Baca seeks community service for his conviction

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Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's attorney is seeking community service and home confinement for Baca's role in a corruption scheme. But prosecutors are calling for a two-year prison term.

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4 ways to protect yourself from knock-knock burglaries

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Property crimes are on the rise in San Fernando Valley due to an increase in "knock-knock" burglaries. But this method has been around for quite some time.

Missing 1-year-old girl found safe after Amber Alert

The Rancho Cucamonga girl was taken by her father, 38-year-old Daniel Segura, after an argument with the girl's mother, authorities said. She was found safe in Montclair and her father arrested.

At least 1 dead after high-speed police pursuit ends in gunfire

An early morning high-speed pursuit ended with police opening fire on the car. One person surrendered and officers pulled a second person out and could be seen performing CPR.

Search for 5-year-old boy expands to neighboring states, airports

Authorities have expanded the search for a missing 5-year-old boy whose father was arrested after being found passed out at a South Pasadena park.

Anti-Semitic violence in California increased by 21 percent last year

In a national audit of anti-Semitism published on Monday, the Anti-Defamation League reported a total of 211 incidents of violence against Jews in California.

Man pleads no contest to arson in 2014 Los Angeles inferno

Dawud Abdulwali entered the plea Monday to a charge of arson of a structure, and he was immediately sentenced to 15 years in prison.

LAPD recovers $250,000 of stolen goods

The LAPD has recovered more than 1,000 items including jewelry, rare coins, stamps and high-end handbags that they think were headed for a store in South L.A.

San Bernardino teacher Karen Smith praised at funeral

Karen Smith, the special education teacher gunned down in her San Bernardino classroom, has been laid to rest.

Cops bust Coachella theft rings

Police nabbed five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the music festival.

California moves slowly toward resuming executions

Prodded by voters and lawsuits, the state may be easing back toward allowing executions, though it may not happen quickly, if at all.

Police shoot, injure man in Panorama City

When officers approached the suspect, the suspect allegedly told them that he had a gun and refused to be taken into custody. He allegedly said “that he would shoot and kill the officers,” said a police spokesman.

LA city attorney sues owners of 6 crime-infested homes

Feuer announced the lawsuits in a statement released on Wednesday, stating the properties had long been the sites of rampant criminal activity.

Loyola’s Project for the Innocent scores another win

For the third time in a month, the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent has secured the release of a man it argued was wrongfully convicted.

Fresno gunman targeting whites chose 3 men at random, police say

Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, is in custody and is expected to be charged with four counts of murder including another white man he shot last week.