Crime & Justice
Gavin Smith, who worked for 20th Century Fox, was last seen on May 1, 2012, and his disappearance has been investigated as a murder.
Jim McDonnell will take the helm of a massive agency facing multiple federal investigations. We take a look at the greatest challenges he faces as he takes office next month.
State prisons officials say a San Quentin death row inmate convicted of two 1985 murders in Los Angeles has died of natural causes.
A Los Angeles man who allegedly beat a homeless man with a rock at Griffith Park, leaving him in a coma, has been charged with attempted murder.
The passage of Prop 47, which softens penalties for theft, fraud and drug possession, signals a major shift in how Californians perceives punishment for low-level offenders.
A new report says the California law mandating GPS monitoring of sex offenders can provide a false sense of security for the public.
A Los Angeles policeman has been charged with exposing himself to five people, including an 80-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl.
Suge Knight has pleaded not guilty to a robbery charge filed over an incident in which a celebrity photographer accused him stealing her camera.
Police say there's been another apparent act of sabotage at the University of California, Riverside, where a vandal has hit labs several times this year.
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who took bribes to fix tickets has been sentenced to 400 hours of community service.
The FBI says a Seattle man charged with kidnapping his 9-year-old son and fleeing with him on his sailboat is now in the United States.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says violent crime is up 9 percent in the city this year but the overall crime rate has fallen by 3 percent.
Jaquinn Bell, 31, was charged with three felony counts of vehicular manslaughter in the hit-and-run deaths of three teenage girls who were out trick-or-treating.
Tyrone C. Isumu, 54, was arrested at about 7:30 p.m. and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, police said Tuesday.
Officials say they were already working on a strategic plan to make the city safer — and Friday's fatal hit and run accident shows the need for a comprehensive plan.
Jaquinn Ramone Bell was arrested at a motel in Stanton. Two other adults and two teenage children were taken into custody but later released, according to police.