Crime & Justice

Southern Tornadoes

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'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

Increasingly, law enforcement investigators across the country are putting their faith in dogs to help find remains — bodies, bones and blood from the missing and the murdered.

Oscar Pistorius Is Sentenced For Killing Girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to the maximum term of five years after being found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Eric Matthew Frein

Search shifts after ambush suspect likely spotted

Police shifted their search after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses.

Family of slain Bell Gardens mayor sues for wrongful death (updated)

The mother of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his wife Lyvette, alleging she "killed him with malice and in cold blood."

Police: CSUN student was killed while attempting to sell car

CSUN student Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi was stabbed to death after attempting to sell his car on Craigslist, LAPD Chief Beck said at a press conference Monday.

Stiviano suit against Shelly Sterling dismissed

A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.

Kings support suspension after Voynov's domestic violence arrest

The National Hockey League confirmed he was arrested Monday morning but isn't providing other details. He will be paid during the investigation.

Supreme Court will decide privacy case on hotel records

The city of Los Angeles appealed after a lower court struck down an ordinance requiring hotel operators to open their guest registries at the demand of police.

Police arrest 2 people in connection with CSUN student's death

Police are planning a news conference Monday to discuss arrests made in connection with the death of Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi.

10-year-old killed, family hurt in Anaheim crash

Police say a man suspected of driving under the influence crashed into a vehicle carrying the child and his family members.

Remains may be those of missing UVa. student Hannah Graham

Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said.

Murrieta mayor arrested on DUI charge issues apology

The mayor of Murrieta has apologized to four cheerleaders who were injured in a crash that resulted in his arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.

3 shot in In-N-Out parking lot after high school football game

Police searched Saturday for a teenage boy who they said opened fire on a car full of other teens in a restaurant parking lot after a football game late Friday.

Missing Cal State Northridge student's body found in Palm Desert

A missing Cal State Northridge student's body has been found in Indio, according to a release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Nooses found hanging at 2 Los Angeles-area high schools

An investigation is underway at two Los Angeles-area campuses after nooses were found hanging from trees at Bellflower and Mayfair high schools.

Suspect bragged about killing Chinese USC students

Jurors in the case of a man charged with the murders of two Chinese students at the University of Southern California have heard him brag about the shootings.