Crime & Justice
Three people who called police in a city near Los Angeles saying a man tried to kidnap them were arrested when authorities found the alleged kidnapper dead.
Baja Distributors, a Chula Vista business, allegedly laundered millions of dollars for a Mexican drug cartel.
In at least two patrol areas, police told the LAPD's staffing computer that more officers were in the field and on duty than were actually working.
A homeless man who pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing of a woman in Hollywood has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
A Superior Court judge ruled Friday that Susan Mellen should not spend another minute in jail, and she's being processed for release from the courthouse in suburban Torrance.
A man suspected of kidnapping his former girlfriend has been found dead after an hours-long standoff with police at a Southern California motel.
A New York City fire captain charged with molesting two boys in Hollywood has pleaded not guilty to six felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14.
About 100 law enforcement officers were paired with autistic students as part of a unique daylong training program to educate both populations about the other.
Jason "Mayhem Miller," a mixed martial arts fighter, live-tweeted a standoff with the Orange County Sheriff's Department from his Mission Viejo home.
A student with a cache of weapons arrested for investigation of threatening to shoot, stab and assault staff members at his high school in the Yucca Valley.
Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg confirmed this mix-up Thursday, saying Kennedy's order issued a day earlier was an error that the justice corrected with a second order several hours later.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office will no longer fight a court challenge to West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages.
A former University of Southern California professor has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge of lying on a government research grant application.
Proposition 47 would reduce some felony property and drug crimes to misdemeanors. Millions in savings would go to fund community rehabilitation programs. Opponents say it would derail realignment and encourage criminals to reoffend.
The wife and family of the TSA officer who was shot and killed at Los Angeles International Airport in November 2013 are suing the city of Los Angeles for $25 million.
A former student government commissioner at University of California, Los Angeles, has pleaded no contest to several charges including sexual battery and false imprisonment.