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San Francisco Uber driver accused of running down bicyclist

San Francisco police arrested Emerson Decarvalho, 38, on Sunday in the city's Fisherman's Wharf area, a tourist destination.

LAPD officer charged with assault

LAPD officer Richard Garcia allegedly assaulted a man lying on the ground in October 2014, while investigating a robbery.

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Q&A: Is federal anti-radicalization effort profiling or prevention?

Some activists worry that programs focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale will lead to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities.

Convicted OC serial killer denied parole

Brett Matthew Paul Thomas, now 56, and his friend, Mark Titch, were convicted in 1977 after committing the murders during robbery or burglary attempts in Orange County.

LA Kings' Jarret Stoll released after arrest in Las Vegas

The two-time Stanley Cup champion is accused of possession of controlled substances, including cocaine and Ecstasy.

Video of 'Suge' Knight running over 2 men released

Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen reviewed the items before determining Knight should stand trial on murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges.

LA may not be riding a crime wave, criminologists say

Crime is on the rise, but for how long and why? Criminologists say it's too early to say and are unconvinced by arguments that realignment is pushing crime rates up.

Ex-wrestling coach pleads not guilty to molesting athletes

Thomas Joseph Snider entered pleas on Thursday to 41 felony and misdemeanor charges of child molesting and committing lewd acts on children.

1 dead and several injured in Palms shootings

Los Angeles police say one person has been killed and four others injured in a series of attacks in the Palms area, and they're hunting for at least one suspect.

You got a ticket for jaywalking. Here's what you do next

It's similar to handling a traffic citation. And, it's harder for authorities to collect.

Senate OKs bill barring minor's sexual consent as civil defense

The vote comes after LAUSD argued last year that a 14-year-old girl who had sex with a male teacher shared responsibility, despite her age.

'Suge' Knight is ordered to stand trial, taken to hospital

The ruling came Thursday after a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was hit outside a Compton burger stand.

True Religion subcontractors accused in $79M payroll fraud

Two CEOs of sewing companies that subcontract with the jeans manufacturer were arrested. True Religion is not suspected of any wrongdoing.

2 teens who allegedly plotted South Pasadena school shooting admit threats

Prosecutors say the teens, who are now 17 and 18 years old, appeared in Pasadena Juvenile Court Wednesday.

Grand jury in Texas indicts dad of fugitive ex-LAPD officer

Investigators believe Victor Solis helped his 27-year-old son slip into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on March 14.

LA's drug courts could open up to more serious crimes

L.A.'s public safety leaders are considering a proposal to save the county's drug courts by offering higher level offenders an opportunity to participate.