Crime & Justice

Girl, 14, dies after school shooting in Washington, according to hospital

One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities since the shooting last week.

'Grim Reaper' attacks woman in California home

A woman told sheriff's deputies that she was blow-drying her hair in the bathroom Friday when someone dressed like the Reaper stabbed her several times and fled.

A year after LAX shooting, airport cops question security

The head of the union that represents rank-and-file airport police officers says they are understaffed and under-equipped. Police Chief Pat Gannon disputes that

California woman charged in $22M Medicare fraud

A federal indictment unsealed Thursday charges Angela Avetisyan of Glendale with fraud and conspiracy. A Los Angeles doctor, Robert Glazer, was previously charged.

Man wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush captured, police say

Pennsylvania State Police, ending a seven-week manhunt, have captured Eric Frein, a man accused of ambushing two troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other.

LA increases use of probation for non-violent offenses

The District Attorney's office reports 14 percent of low-level felons in September were given reduced time behind bars and probation instead of traditional jail sentences. That's up from 3 percent.

'Midnight Runner' film crew wasn't warned about unsafe site, OSHA says

Federal inspectors reported that a film crew was not told they had been denied permission to shoot on a rail trestle; an accident led to the death of crew member Sarah Jones.

Pomona SWAT shooting: Suspect charged with capital murder

David Martinez, 36, a suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member, was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in the death of Pomona SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond.

Giants' World Series win: Revelry leads to gunfire, arrests

A celebration on the streets of San Francisco following the Giants' 3-2 World Series win turned ugly Wednesday night, with two people injured by gunfire and a third stabbed.

Nicaragua, taking different response to drug trade, reduces violence

Unlike many of its neighbors, Nicaragua has taken a different approach to drug violence. "One analyst I spoke with said the choice that Nicaragua is taking is the lesser of two evils," said Eyder Peralta of NPR.

LAPD officer arrested in Huntington Beach for alleged lewd act

A Los Angeles Police officer was arrested on Thursday October 23, 2014 in Huntington Beach for committing a lewd act in public.

Gunman shot during standoff at Lawndale home

A man who fired a rifle in a Lawndale home was shot and wounded by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Wednesday. The man was hospitalized in stable condition.

Suge Knight and Katt Williams arrested, charged with robbery

Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight and Micah "Katt" Williams were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a camera from a photographer.

Pomona SWAT officer shot in San Gabriel has died

Officer Shaun Diamond, a 16-year police veteran, was shot while serving a search warrant in San Gabriel.

Pomona SWAT officer shot in San Gabriel

A Pomona SWAT officer was shot early Tuesday while police were serving a search warrant in San Gabriel. He was identified at a Tuesday afternoon press conference as Shaun Diamond.

Police ID suspect in DUI crash that killed Ventura sheriff's deputy

Kevin Hogrefe, 25, was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter, following the hit-and-run death of an on-duty sheriff's deputy.