Crime

Ex-NFL player Sharper surrenders in Los Angeles

Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper is being held in a Los Angeles detention center after being named in a warrant involving a rape case in New Orleans.

Data breaches affected 21.3 million Californians in last 2 years

State Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday said she would elevate cybersecurity as a key focus of the state's top crime-fighting agency.

3 men sentenced in California for weapons import

The Philippine nationals were caught in a sting operation and have been sentenced in Los Angeles for importing military-grade weapons to the United States.

LA County Probation finds flaws in electronic monitoring

Management issues and a failure to hold an outside vendor accountable led to serious flaws in a program that monitors offenders in Los Angeles County.

LA officials announce anti-prostitution efforts in the Valley

L.A. city officials are funding new diversion programs and special police patrols in an effort to curb prostitution activity in the San Fernando Valley.

US Supreme Court allows disputed home search

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police may search a home without a warrant when two occupants disagree about allowing officers to enter, and the resident who refuses access is then arrested.

Passenger charged with punching flight attendant

A man who allegedly punched a flight attendant on a Los Angeles-bound jetliner has been charged with interfering with a flight crew.

Dozens of Southern California cars vandalized

Authorities in Los Angeles and Orange counties are looking for vandals who damaged more than 60 cars in two weekend crime sprees.

Santa Barbara authorities probe gang rape, beating

A 19-year-old woman was attacked by several men either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

NY becomes largest prison system to curb solitary confinement

Reform advocates hope the deal to limit solitary confinement becomes a model for prisons throughout the country.

Fullerton teacher arrested on suspicion of molestation

Melissa Lindgren of La Mirada was arrested less than five hours after officials at Nicolas Junior High learned of possible sexual improprieties.

Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel boss 'Chapo' Guzman

Mexican authorities captured the world's most powerful drug lord Saturday after a massive search for the capo whose organization is the leading supplier of cocaine to the U.S.

LAUSD teacher arrested for alleged 1999 sexual assaults

LAPD detectives arrested teacher Peter Christopher Gomez for alleged sexual assaults that occurred in 1999.

Ex-hospital chief admits to health fraud scheme and Calderon bribery

Michael Drobot admits to orchestrating a conspiracy that fraudulently billed workers comp insurers for more than $500 million over five years.

Former LAX workers get probation for dry ice bombs

Two former LAX airport workers plead no contest and get 3 years probation to setting off dry ice bombs at the airport last year.

4 dead, 2 injured in Northern California tribal shooting

Authorities say a woman who once served as a leader of a small Indian tribe opened fire at an eviction hearing Thursday, killing four and critically wounding two.