Crime & Justice

Man who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced

A former Air Force employee who tried to sell classified information about a military satellite network to China has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

2 South Pas High students charged with murder conspiracy

Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed more charges against two South Pasadena High School students in connection with an alleged plot to kill students and staff.

Police return fire, kill suspect in South LA

Police say a suspect shot and wounded a woman and then fired on police when they arrived at a home in South Los Angeles early Monday.

Off-duty officer who died in Torrance motorcycle crash ID'd

The L.A. County Coroner's office has identified the off-duty officer who died Saturday evening after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle as 24-year-old Erick Alcaraz of Carson.

Condition improving of San Bernardino officer wounded in shootout

The San Bernardino Police officer shot in the head last month is now breathing without a ventilator.

Downed power lines force PCH closure, snarl traffic in Malibu

Both directions of the Pacific Coast Highway were shut down in Malibu, causing heavy traffic delays.

Body of missing swimmer found in Redondo Beach

The body of a 21-year-old man was found after he went missing near the Redondo Beach Pier early Saturday morning.

Assistant LA City Attorney Garcia arrested on child porn charges

Assistant Los Angeles city attorney Christopher Garcia has been arrested for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.

Child welfare agency investigating death of Signal Hill boy

The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services says it's launched an internal investigation into whether a Signal Hill boy's death was preventable.

Relatives weep at sentencing long after LA murders

An insurance salesman has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole 11 years after the murders of a neighbor, her toddler and the child's nanny in Los Angeles.

Can body cameras 'civilize' police encounters?

Police in Ferguson, Mo., started wearing video cameras this week. What effect do they have on behavior? A criminologist reviews the (preliminary) evidence.

2 wounded in car-to-car shooting in South LA

Police say a 17-year-old girl and a 24-year-old man were fired upon as they drove near 84th Street and Vermont Avenue Wednesday evening.

Los Angeles-area kidnapping story false, police say

Azusa police had initially said the boy was walking home from a Labor Day family gathering when he fought off a man who tried to pull him inside a van.

'Gun violence restraining order' bill on Gov. Brown's desk

AB 1014 would permit the confiscation of weapons from someone deemed by a judge to be an immediate threat to himself or others.

Judge orders report on McDade police shooting sealed for now

A judge has ordered the city of Pasadena to keep an independent review of the 2012 police shooting of Kendrec McDade concealed until another hearing can be held.

Emailed hoax bomb, shooting threat shuts Orange County high school (updated)

The email, traced to a student, said there were hidden explosives on campus and that the student would come Wednesday to shoot and kill any surviving students.