Crime & Justice
The Los Angeles City Attorney's office contends the pile, which weighs 22 million pounds and is at least two stories high, poses a public threat, citing a fire there that burned for six weeks.
The most recent controversial shooting occurred earlier this month when a Bakersfield police officer killed Francisco Serna, 73.
After several scandal-plagued years that included investigations into Sheriff's Department hiring practices, personnel probes, and an FBI probe into deputy-monitored jails, the embattled sheriff stepped down. We take a look back at Baca's history in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and his rise and fall as sheriff, plus what's happened since.
An NPR analysis of public records found that in an eight-year period, some 1,500 people who were held by immigration turned out to be Americans.
Panel told lawyers they split 11-1 in favor of acquittal. Prosecutors must decide whether to retry Baca to attempt to prove a jail abuse cover-up went all the way to the top.
The deputy DA cited Robert Durst's $100 million worth and allegations that he knocked off his best friend, a witness in the 1982 disappearance of Durst's wife.
Former Antelope Valley High School student Diavauni James Crooms, 18, was arrested on suspicion of plotting to acquire weapons and attack students.
Groups are urging the Kern High School District board to reverse recent votes allowing teachers and nonstaff to carry guns into the classroom.
The cash was found Tuesday inside two cars in Escondido. It's the largest cash seizure ever made by the Border Patrol in San Diego County.
In 2016, 30 people were sentenced to death in America, and 20 people were executed. Both numbers are the lowest in decades, but voters in three states also voted to keep execution on the books.
Early Tuesday morning, an officer-involved shooting left a suspect dead in the unincorporated area of East Hemet following a chase. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.
The California Supreme Court has halted implementation of a voter-approved measure intended to speed up the appeals process for Death Row inmates.
San Francisco appointed a deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, William Scott, to head the city police department Tuesday as it deals with a number of racially charged issues.
The February 2015 crash killed the engineer and injured 32 passengers and train crew members. The driver had been on duty for nearly 24 hours, according to the NTSB's final report.
In closing arguments, a prosecutor told the jury they must “police the police" and find Baca guilty. The defense says prosecutors are distorting the truth.
Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Stanford University student Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman. The state judicial discipline agency found no evidence of sentencing bias.