Crime

Study: Less kids in California prisons, but minority percentage is high

The number of juveniles incarcerated in the U.S. has dropped dramatically – including California. But not all ethnic and racial groups have benefitted equally.

Wounded Anaheim police dog has more surgery

Bruno the German shepherd was wounded March 20 after a man fired on probation officers and shot the dog twice.

Iraqi man wails at start of his murder trial

A fatal beating of a Muslim woman sparked fears that it was a hate crime, but prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that other evidence proves her husband was the killer.

Ex-hospital aide probed in patient assault cases

Two women came forward separately last year and gave police similar accounts about how a Cedars-Sinai male nursing assistant assaulted them while they were heavily medicated and too weak to resist.

Body found in suitcase in Los Angeles County wash

LA County workers were cleaning out the Verdugo Wash in Glendale about five miles north of downtown Los Angeles in anticipation of overnight rain when they found the suitcase Monday morning.

LA officer hospitalized after finding white powder

Officers found a 23-year-old man had injected himself with a mix of an unknown white power and crushed castor beans, which contain the deadly poison ricin.

Immigration officials mount campaign against marriage fraud

Here's the set-up: An American marries a foreigner to help a virtual stranger get a green card.

After FBI raid, lawmaker Yee returns to court

A federal complaint alleges California Senator Leland Yee traded political favors for cash and sought to connect an undercover agent with an international arms dealer.

Suspect dies after jumping through window in Azusa

An unidentified man fled when officers arrived to arrest him at a condominium complex Sunday afternoon.

Man, 38, fatally shot outside Hollywood nightclub

Police say a man was shot outside a Hollywood nightclub as it was closing and later died.

Program teaches jailed teenagers to be better fathers

The key message the innovative program tries to pass on to troubled young fathers is the importance of making personal contact with their children.

LAX Shooting: Committee debates armed checkpoints

A Congressional subcommittee is looking into lessons learned from last fall's deadly LAX shooting. One question: should armed police be stationed at checkpoints?

Lawsuit: LA Sheriff's 'gang' harassed female trainees

An L.A. Sheriff's deputy has sued the department, claiming female trainees at the East L.A. station were routinely harassed by male training officers.

11 arrested in Montana-California meth ring bust

The defendants will face drug conspiracy charges in Montana. The charges carry potential penalties of life in prison and fines of up to $10,000,000 each upon conviction.

Ex-UCLA athletics official facing child porn charges

Michael Sondheimer, once the associate athletic director at the UCLA, is accused of having child pornography on his university work computer.

LAX baggage theft raises questions about airport security

This week's arrest and detention of 20 people was the largest passenger luggage theft case in the LAX for decades. Is it a sign of weak security?