Crime

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.

Ex-Charles Manson follower gets parole, but hurdles loom

A California board has approved parole for former Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis, but Gov. Brown — who vetoed parole for Davis last year — can stop his release.

Second strikers flooding California's prison system

Offenders convicted of second strikes under California's "Three Strikes" law are flooding the prison system, according to state officials.

East LA high school coach pleads no contest to molestation

Former East Los Angeles high school volleyball coach Jonathan Adam Roldan, 23, pleaded no contest Tuesday to sexually molesting two teen girls.

Los Angeles police arrest man in severed head case

Los Angeles police say they've solved the case of a severed human head found two years ago near the Hollywood sign.

Boy found safe, mother taken into custody after Amber Alert

Long Beach police report they've taken the mother of a boy reported abducted into custody in Oceanside. The boy, Nicholas Johnston was found safe at 2:40 p.m.

LA County supervisor wants more info on deputy shootings

L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina believes the Board of Supervisors should have more access to deputy-involved shooting investigations – part of an ongoing effort to keep tabs on the sheriff's department.