Crime & Justice
Sheriff's and school district officials say the boy was declared dead at a hospital after the stabbing shortly after school let out on Friday afternoon.
Vandals have desecrated an historic L.A.-area cemetery, causing an estimated $50,000 in damage. Two graves were attacked Tuesday night at the San Gabriel Mission Cemetery.
Joseph Sledge, now 70, spent 37 years in prison for a crime that a three-judge panel said Friday he did not commit.
The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative midazolam can be used in executions, eight days after the court refused to halt an execution in Oklahoma using the same drug.
Probation officials credit Prop 47 for restoring jail population to pre-realignment levels in a matter of weeks. And they expect the drop to continue.
Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty Thursday in Los Angeles to being a felon in possession of firearms and faces 10 years in prison.
A Tijuana police spokesman said authorities were alerted after the drone fell Tuesday night near the San Ysidro crossing at Mexico's border with California.
A study commissioned by the mayor is critical of the Los Angeles Fire Department's recruiting process. The agency is half white and nearly entirely male.
Former state Sen. Ron Calderon pleaded not guilty to accepting $100,000 in bribes and trips in exchange for pushing workers' compensation legislation and a film industry tax credit scheme that was actually an FBI sting.
The San Jacinto Police K9 was shot while searching for a suspect, who was himself later killed after a standoff with law enforcement officers.
A panel of law enforcement leaders and activists produces tension, but also some ideas on how to solve strained relations between police and some minority communities.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the victim was crossing Santa Monica Boulevard when men inside a car began shouting at him.
Carlos Canino with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it's the largest reward he's seen in 25 years with the bureau.
It was the second time a jury has deadlocked on the case of 25-year-old Leonard Hall Jr., a reputed gang member who was charged with killing a 5-year-old boy in 2010.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Tuesday that commercial sex trafficking is now the fastest-growing trend amongLos Angeles County gangs.
The justices said that inmate Gregory Holt could maintain a half-inch beard because Arkansas prison officials could not substantiate claims that the beard posed a security risk.