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3 people found dead in Palmdale home

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| Authorities found the bodies Saturday after a family member requested a welfare check.

Molestation charges against 98-year-old man dismissed


The 98-year-old Laguna Woods man has severe dementia and may not have known what he was doing.

California man charged in Kansas for deadly swatting call


Tyler Barriss has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for making a hoax 911 call that led to a fatal police shooting. He could serve between 31 and 136 months, if convicted.

Ex-California hospital owner sentenced for huge fraud


The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach is going to prison for helping bilk the government in a $600 million fraud scheme. Seventy-three-year-old Michael Drobot was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and must forfeit $10 million to the government.

Blaze Bernstein's friend arrested in connection with his death


High school friend Samuel Woodward, 20, has been taken into custody — a few days after Bernstein's body was found buried a shallow grave in a Lake Forest park.

7-Eleven targeted in largest immigration raid


The action appears to open a new front in Trump's expansion of immigration enforcement, which has already brought a 40 percent increase in deportation arrests.

LA County had 78 police shootings in 2017


That amounts to roughly one shooting every fifth day. It's in line with the trend of recent years.


Crowd packs Pasadena council meeting to denounce beating


It was an overflow crowd at the Pasadena City Council meeting Monday night, as nearly 200 people came out to protect the police beating of a young African-American man.


LA sheriff's detective stabbed in Jack In The Box parking lot


A man was arrested Monday after he walked up to a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective outside a fast food restaurant, asked him if he was a law enforcement officer and then stabbed him in the chest, investigators said.