Crime & Justice

Student held in Yucca Valley high school threat

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.

Supreme Court says it erred in halting Nevada gay marriage

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 won't fight challenge to gay-marriage ban

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.

Ex-USC professor admits lying on grant application

A former University of Southern California professor has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge of lying on a government research grant application.

Prop 47: Reducing property and drug crimes to misdemeanors

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.

Los Angeles sued for $25 million in TSA officer's LAX shooting

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.

Former UCLA student pleads no contest to battery

A former student government commissioner at University of California, Los Angeles, has pleaded no contest to several charges including sexual battery and false imprisonment.

NFL owners see video on domestic violence

The presentation on domestic violence being given to NFL owners on Wednesday includes a powerful video by a former player appealing for recognition and action.

Former detective pleads not guilty to embezzlement

A retired Los Angeles police detective accused of embezzling more than $150,000 from a foundation that represents black police officers and employees has pleaded not guilty.

'7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins accused of child molestation

New York police say they have an open investigation into allegations that veteran TV actor Stephen Collins molested a teenage girl in the early 1970s.

Tutor charged in Corona del Mar High School grade scandal

Authorities say Timothy Lance Lai was taken into custody Monday at Los Angeles International Airport. There's no word on whether he was jailed or has a lawyer.

Man attacked while in motorized scooter dies in hospital

Los Angeles police have renewed their call for public's help after a disabled man died Monday, two weeks after he was punched on a Hollywood street in his motorized scooter.

'Modern Family' actress granted restraining order

"Modern Family" actress Sarah Hyland's ex-boyfriend, Matt Prokop, has been ordered to stay away from the actress and not contact her for three years.

Man attacked at Angels Stadium is ex-LAPD officer

Anaheim police say the 43-year-old man beaten and left in critical condition Friday is a former Los Angeles police officer and that his situation is improving.

Teen drivers FAQ: What are the rules in California?

In the wake of a horrific traffic accident in Irvine involving teens over the weekend, we review the rules governing teen drivers in California.

'You have the right to remain silent.' Or do you?

Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.