Crime & Justice

UCLA witness: Professor held door shut after hearing gunshots

An eyewitness says a fast-thinking professor's actions may have prevented yesterday's shooting at UCLA from spilling into an even bigger tragedy.

William Klug remembered fondly following UCLA shooting

Klug's work included a focus on the mechanics of biological systems, such as cancer cells, with UCLA saying in an obituary that he conducted "life-saving research."

Inside a classroom during the UCLA murder-suicide

If you're in a classroom and you want to keep a shooter out, but the door opens outwards, what do you do? You get inventive.

Chimney Fire burns 1,000 acres

The Chimney Fire started burning Wednesday afternoon in and near the Owens Peak and Chimney Peak wilderness areas on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Prosecutors: Gun buyer in SB massacre knew aspiring jihadists

The revelation in a court filing Tuesday says Enrique Marquez Jr. was associated with a group arrested as they tried to fly to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida.

2 dead in UCLA murder-suicide, including professor

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said investigators had determined there was a homicide and suicide in an engineering building on the campus of UCLA Wednesday morning.

UCLA students struggled with unlocked doors during shooting

In the minutes after a fatal shooting at a UCLA engineering building, panicked students seeking a safe place to hide used belts, cords and other items to try to secure doors they said did not lock.

San Bernardino: Feds move to stop shooter's life insurance

According to the U.S. attorney, San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook took out a pair of life insurance payments worth $275,000 leading up to the Dec. 2 attack.

Family: SoCal veteran behind Houston shooting rampage

Family members identified Army veteran Dionisio Garza III of Rancho Cucamonga as the man who opened fire Sunday, killing one person and wounding several others.

'Shield' actor convicted of 2nd-degree murder

A jury has convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in Los Angeles.

Bought and Sold: The new fight against teen sex trafficking

Advocates for kids are pushing for a new approach to combating underage prostitution: treating young people caught up in sex trafficking as victims, not delinquents.

Update: Defaced Venice war memorial covered for now

The block-long memorial wall dedicated to service members missing in action during the Vietnam War has been tagged before, but not quite like this.

Botched shooting by deputies to cost LA County $7.5 million

The Board of Supervisors is expected on Tuesday to agree to pay $2.5 million to a man accidentally shot by sheriff’s deputies in West Hollywood two years ago—adding to a $5 million settlement paid to the family of a man killed in the same incident.

1 of FBI's most-wanted fugitives caught at Mexico border

Philip Patrick Policarpio—accused of fleeing Los Angeles after fatally shooting his pregnant, live-in girlfriend in April—was taken into custody at the San Diego port of entry from Tijuana.

2 die as plane crashes in Ventura County

A plane that crashed into a Ventura County orchard on Saturday may have been in distress before the accident.

San Bernardino mass shooting victim autopsies released

Autopsies released Friday of the 14 victims of the San Bernardino terror attack confirm that all died quickly after being shot at least twice but also reveal chilling details.