Crime & Justice

Pilot reports laser strike during landing at LAX

The FBI says it is investigating a laser strike that occurred early Wednesday as an airliner was landing at Los Angeles International Airport.

Student shot by police at Long Beach Community College

A suspect fleeing police ran onto the college campus, where he reportedly fired at an officer. The suspect was shot and taken into custody.

Feds award $3.5M to help LA-area ex-offenders re-enter society

The U.S. Department of Labor has given two local community groups $3.5 million to help former prison inmates and juvenile offenders re-enter the job market.

Beverly Hills adopts safety rules after 2 LAPD officers killed

Beverly Hills adopted new safety rules this week after two LAPD officers were killed in separate crashes with construction vehicles on the steep Loma Vista Drive.

15 indicted in alleged Orange County workers comp fraud scheme

An indictment alleges that a businessman conspired with physicians, chiropractors and pharmacists to bilk the workers compensation system of millions of dollars.

Court overturns LA law that bars living in cars (update)

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the 1983 law was vaguely written and discriminates against homeless and poor people.

Judge rejects Shelly Sterling bid for injunction

A judge has refused Shelly Sterling's request for an injunction against husband Donald Sterling and his lawyers in their dispute over the planned sale of the L.A. Clippers.

Onetime Auschwitz guard arrested in Philadelphia on German warrant

A man who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952 is being sought by German authorities in connection with the deaths of 216,000 Jews at a death camp during World War II.

Sandra Bullock stalking suspect faces new weapons charges

A man who pleaded not guilty to breaking into the home of actress Sandra Bullock has been charged with possessing an arsenal of heavy weapons.

3rd inmate executed after April's botched lethal injection

John Ruthell Henry was put to death in Florida after inmates in Georgia and Missouri became the first and second to be executed in the wake of a failed lethal injection two months ago.

Lawsuits aim to oust gangs at 3 Los Angeles homes

The Los Angeles city attorney is heading to court to attempt to oust the Five Deuce Broadway Ganster Crips gang from three South Los Angeles homes.

LAPD Chief Beck sidelines detective accused of racial, vulgar remarks

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said a detective accused of making vulgar, callous remarks in an audio recording has been taken out of the field while an investigation is underway.

LA offers $100,000 reward for Ramona Gardens firebombers leads

FBI and LA officials release surveillance footage and $100,00 reward for information on the Ramona Gardens firebombing on May 12.

Claim filed in fatal patrol car-cyclist collision

The claim was filed by the family of attorney Milton Everett Olin Jr., who was traveling in a bicycle lane in Calabasas when he was fatally struck.

LAPD Chief Beck: Police drones, innumerable pot shops and his 5-year plan

LAPD has two new drones equipped with cameras and night-vision. The small, remote-controlled Draganflyer X6 aircraft were a gift from the Seattle Police Department last month (after Seattle residents protested their use).

LA County man arrested in alleged kidnap, sexual assault

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have arrested an Antelope Valley man for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenager in an abandoned home.