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Grim Sleeper trial: Prosecution opens with graphic photos

Nick Ut/AP
| L.A. County prosecutors opened the trial against Lonnie Franklin Jr. by projecting a string of gruesome crime scene and autopsy photographs.

Can Baca’s guilty plea restore the Sheriff’s Department’s reputation?

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An FBI investigation into alleged inmate abuse and a cover-up in the LA jails left the sheriff's department with a tattered reputation - is it being repaired?

Rising crime causes anxiety, speculation in Long Beach

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The residents of Long Beach are experiencing a double-digit boost in robberies and thefts. It’s one of many California cities posting an increase in crime in 2015.

LA County expands air monitoring at Porter Ranch gas leak

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Testing will now be round the clock. It will include the measurement of other chemicals that occur in natural gas, such as radon.