Crime

Encino man charged for 3 pipe bombs found in his car

L.A. County prosecutors charged an Encino man in connection with the discovery of three pipe bombs in his car during a traffic stop earlier this week in Northridge.

Court upholds California DNA swabs of arrestees

At issue is a law passed by voters in 2004 requiring that all people arrested in California on suspicion of committing a felony supply a DNA sample to police by way of a cheek swab.

Report says California targeted by cyber-gangs

A report from state attorney general Kamala Harris calls California the top target in the U.S. for international criminal organizations, which are increasingly turning to cybercrime.

8 questions for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

Beck joins Larry for AirTalk's monthly check-in to discuss the LAX shooting, pot shops and prostitution at massage businesses.

LA County approves drawing up plans for new women's jail

The Board of Supervisors took a significant step Tuesday towards constructing a new women's jail in Lancaster using state funds. Critics urged supervisors to look at alternatives.

LAX shooting: Biggest failure was lack of communication, mayor says (updated)

Los Angeles airport officials on Tuesday released an "after action report" on the response to a shooting last year on Nov. 1 at LAX. Read the full report.

Calif. student arrested on terrorism charge, talked LA subway attack

Nicholas Teausant, 20, was charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, the U.S. Attorney's office said Monday.

Amber Alert issued for 4 children taken from Boyle Heights

Police have issued an Amber Alert for four young children. Authorities say they were taken by their parents from their grandmother's home in Boyle Heights.

Los Angeles inmate still missing in rare jail escape

The 37-year old Christopher Lee Brown had just been sentenced to four years in jail for burglary and identity theft when he walked out of jail in downtown L.A.

Authorities: Chris Brown arrested on warrant

Authorities say R&B singer Chris Brown is being held without bail on a warrant issued by probation officials.

Pinkberry co-founder gets prison in LA homeless man assault

A co-founder of the frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry has been sentenced to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man with a tire iron in Los Angeles.

Police investigating possible road rage in fatal Sylmar shooting

The CHP found a man shot to death in his car on the westbound 210 Freeway around 1 a.m. Preliminary evidence suggests a case of road rage, police say.

Convicted burglar escapes Los Angeles jail

Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker says 37-year-old Christopher Lee Brown remained free Thursday night, after escaping Twin Towers jail late Wednesday.

LA Sheriff's Department searching for missing inmate

A search was underway at Los Angeles's Twin Towers Correctional Facility for an inmate who was unaccounted for during a wristband count Wednesday night.

LA deputy pleads no contest in rape, bribe case

The deputy, 29-year-old Jose Rigoberto Sanchez, entered the plea Thursday. He will be sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison on April 1.

Why for-profit prisons house more inmates of color

A recent study found that the populations of for-profit prisons tend to be younger, which correlates with a skew toward more black and Latino inmates than in publicly-run prisons.