Crime & Justice

'7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins investigated over exposure claim

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department says it's investigating allegations that former "7th Heaven" star Collins exposed himself to a teenage girl in the early '80s.

Kendrec McDade's mother wants report on son's shooting released

In 2012, Kendrec McDade was shot and killed by Pasadena police officers responding to a 911 call. The exact details of the incident have yet to be released.

Kendrec McDade: Judge delays decision on releasing report

The judge hearing the Kendrec McDade shooting case delayed his decision on Tuesday, saying he is leaning toward releasing portions of an independent consultant's report.

Are LAPD 'ghost cars' a symptom of deeper problems?

Civilian watchdogs say the LAPD may be relying too heavily on performance data, leading commanders to falsify reports.

Police seek man who told LA Metro bus driver he has Ebola

Police are looking for a man they say got on a Metro bus in Los Angeles, told the driver he had Ebola and then walked away. This happened Monday along Venice Boulevard.

Kesha, producer trade lawsuits over abuse claims

Pop singer Kesha is suing her producer and mentor, claiming he sexually and emotionally abused her for nearly a decade — allegations he calls extortion.

March trial date set for Donald Sterling mistress case

A judge has set a March trial date in the lawsuit where Shelley Sterling accuses V. Stiviano of befriending wealthy older men and receiving lavish gifts.

Chefs Center GM, wife killed in Pasadena stabbing, police say

Lawrence Bressler, 50, and Denise K. Bressler, 64, were repeatedly stabbed inside the apartment they shared with Bressler's cousin, according to police.

Ex-LA councilman Alarcon gets 4 months in jail for fraud

Former L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted of fraudulent voting and perjury for living outside the district he represented.

Man arrested after 2 stabbed to death in Pasadena

A husband and wife were fatally stabbed early Monday by a man whom officers arrested nearby with blood on his clothes, Pasadena police said.

3 arrested in death of alleged attempted kidnapper

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.

As Mexico cracks down, drug money comes to San Diego

Baja Distributors, a Chula Vista business, allegedly laundered millions of dollars for a Mexican drug cartel.

Ghost cars: LAPD faked patrol stats, says watchdog agency

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.

Man sentenced to 12 years in Hollywood & Highland stabbing

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.

Woman exonerated in murder case after 17 years

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.

Kidnap suspect found dead after standoff in 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.