Crime & Justice

School bus driver charged with allegedly hiding condition that caused injury crash

Gerald Douglas Rupple, 25, is accused of not disclosing to the Orange Unified School District that he had a medical condition at the time of the Anaheim Hills crash that causes dizziness, seizures and blackouts.

Long Beach police will test body cameras

The Long Beach Police Department plans to test body cameras after a spike in shootings in 2013. Shootings dropped in 2014 but citizen complaints were still high.

New York Police Commissioner confirms work slowdown by officers

The death of Eric Garner in police custody and the subsequent slaying of two New York City police officers has created a tense atmosphere.

3 hostage-takers killed, including 2 French massacre suspects (updated)

Two al-Qaida-linked brothers suspected in the Charlie Hebdo massacre were killed in a clash with security forces. Another hostage-taker in Paris was killed along with several hostages.

Woman found dead in lake ID'd as missing Irvine resident

Lisa Ann Cimbaluk was last seen on Dec. 29 at the home of her parents, who reported her missing the following day.

California man sentenced in multimillion dollar airline fraud scheme

Prosecutors say between at least 1999 and 2013, Michael Yedor of Los Angeles submitted fraudulent invoices on behalf of a company he purportedly owned for services that had never been provided.

British imam convicted in U.S. of terrorism charges gets life

Abu Hamza al-Masri was found guilty eight months ago of charges stemming from plots to kill tourists in Yemen to a plan to open a jihadist training camp in rural Oregon.

Former Florida A&M student sentenced to 6 years in hazing death

The judge said Dante Martin, who was convicted in the death of his fellow band member, Robert Champion, was a "willing participant" in the ritual.

Armed bandits in gorilla, monkey masks hold up LA boutique

The Los Angeles Times reports the robbery happened in broad daylight Thursday afternoon on Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax District.

California making sex offenders take lie-detector tests

For the first time, California will make paroled sex offenders take periodic lie-detector tests as a way to gauge their behavior patterns and perhaps prevent new sex crimes.

What's known about the suspects in the Paris shooting

One of the men, Chérif Kouachi, was convicted on terrorism charges in 2008. He served 18 months for helping to funnel fighters from France to Iraq.

12 dead in terrorist attack on Paris weekly; gunmen at large

Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, methodically killing 12 people Wednesday before escaping.

Charges filed against alleged OC Christmas burglar

Prosecutors on Tuesday said 29-year-old Jeremy Bell of Fullerton was charged with burglary, attempted burglary and aggravated assault.

2 Maine men charged with murder of man in Los Angeles

Twenty-two-year-old Troy T. McVey and 21-year-old Colby R. Kronholm are being held on $1 million bail and are expected to appear in court Wednesday.

California man posts lewd pictures on fake Facebook page

A Northern California man is facing charges for creating a fake Facebook page impersonating the police officer who arrested him for possessing child pornography.

US asks Poland to extradite Roman Polanski

Poland has been asked to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States, where he is wanted on 1977 charges of sex with a minor, an official said Wednesday.