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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Crowd packs Pasadena council meeting to denounce beating

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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.

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

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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.