Archive for April 18th, 2019

LA man free after more than 20 years in prison when judge vacates his murder conviction

Crime & Justice | | April 18 2019, 7:02 PM

Michael Tirpak of Los Angeles walked free Friday for the first time in a quarter century after a judge vacated his murder conviction.

LA Police Commission worried about LAPD's traffic stops

Crime & Justice | | April 18 2019, 6:58 PM

The L.A. Police Commission today ordered the LAPD to develop a regular process for auditing car, bicycle and pedestrian stops throughout the city. KPCC's Frank Stoltze says the move follows an Inspector General's audit that found half of nearly 100 stops by gang officers may have had constitutional problems.

LA supes question Villanueva over rehiring of deputy

Crime & Justice | | April 18 2019, 6:53 PM

This story aired on Jan. 29, 2019.

Villanueva still sorting out his plan for ICE

Crime & Justice | | April 18 2019, 6:49 PM

This story aired on Jan. 25, 2019.

County says Villanueva's rehiring of Mandoyan was illegal

Crime & Justice | | April 18 2019, 6:44 PM

News emerged over the weekend that L.A. County has informed Sheriff Alex Villanueva that his controversial rehiring of Deputy Caren Carl Mandoyan is illegal.

Federal Appeals Panel Upholds California 'Sanctuary State' Law

Crime & Justice | | April 18 2019, 6:20 PM

The panel also upheld two other state laws protecting immigrants in the workplace and in detention facilities. The judges say the state has the right "to refrain from assisting with federal efforts."

The U.S. Now Ranks As A 'Problematic' Place For Journalists

US & World | | April 18 2019, 4:20 PM

"Never before have US journalists been subjected to so many death threats," Reporters Without Borders said in its annual World Press Freedom Index, adding that President Trump "exacerbates" problem.

'Concreteberg' The Size Of A Blue Whale Plagues London's Sewers | | April 18 2019, 4:00 PM

"It goes without saying that pouring concrete down the drains into our sewers isn't going to do any good," said a London water provider.

Unheard LA – KPCC invites you to share your story | | April 18 2019, 3:08 PM

If you’re interested in being part of an upcoming live show, please share your story with us now by filling out this form. We read every submission and look forward to being in touch.

LA prepares for Nipsey Hussle's final "Victory Lap"

Local | | April 18 2019, 1:39 PM

(Archive post) Nipsey Hussle’s casket will travel just over 25 miles in a “victory lap” from Staples Center, hitting the neighborhoods where he lived and worked.

Bus Carrying Tourists Crashes in Portugal; At Least 29 Reported Dead | | April 18 2019, 9:20 AM

The bus was carrying visitors from Germany when it veered off a road Wednesday evening on the island of Madeira and then tumbled down a hill. Authorities have launched an investigation.

High-Deductible Health Policies Linked To Delayed Diagnosis And Treatment

Health | | April 18 2019, 4:40 AM

Her employer offered only a high-deductible health plan; that meant she'd have to pay up to $6,000 out of pocket each year. Advocates for patients say this sort of underinsurance is snatching lives.

After Columbine, An Unlikely Friendship Bound By The Trauma Of Mass Shootings

US & World | | April 18 2019, 4:40 AM

Over the past 20 years, mass shootings have resulted in communities of survivors. Heather Martin, who was a senior at Columbine High School in 1999, runs a nonprofit that connects them.

We fact checked Garcetti's speech on the state of LA: Schools, homelessness, climate change and more | | April 18 2019, 6:42 AM

Many of the mayor's proposals and goals fall along timelines much longer than his remaining three years in office, and some are contingent on policies in various stages at the state and county level.

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First 100 days: Governor Gavin Newsom wants California to be 'a positive alternative to Trump and Trumpism'

| April 18 2019, 9:50 AM

California Governor Gavin Newsom wants California to be “more than just a resistance state.”

AirTalk special: DOJ releases redacted Mueller report to the public

| April 18 2019, 9:10 AM

Two years and countless subpoenas and indictments later, the Department of Justice has released a redacted version of the Mueller report to the public.

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