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Baca request to remain free pending appeal denied by court

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's request to remain free while he appeals his conviction in an obstruction of justice case.

Boy Killed Father Arrested

South Pasadena dad gets 25-to-life for son's killing

Aramazd Andressian Sr. did not speak during the sentencing hearing Wednesday in the Alhambra branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Father shot, son safe after mom's slaying spurs Amber Alert

Konstantin Morozov, 48, and his son Daniel Morozov had been the subjects of a manhunt Tuesday after they disappeared from Santa Barbara County and the boy's mother was found dead from gunshot wounds.

5 things to think about as the LAPD plans to launch a drone

If approved by the police commission, the LAPD would fly a seven-and-a-half foot drone in similar situations during a one-year pilot program.

LAPD to host community meetings on drones

According to information from the LAPD, "the proposed pilot program will be for a period of one year and will be monitored by the Board of Police Commissioners."

Police kill Montebello man wanted for wife's death

Authorities had been looking for the suspect since his pregnant wife was shot almost two weeks ago.

Did a bail reform algorithm contribute to this man's murder?

The July murder of Ed French is raising concerns about a risk assessment tool used by many county and city courts.

Gov. Brown commutes 9 lengthy prison sentences

Eight who received commutations were from Southern California. The governor said each showed exemplary behavior. They earned degrees, trained rescue dogs or mentored at-risk youth.

Seal Beach shooting victim's husband hopes judge rules out death

The fate of Scott Dekraai, the perpetrator of the 2011 Seal Beach beauty salon massacre, could become clear on Friday. Victims' family members want closure.

5 takeaways from the state crime report

Violent crime ticked up, property crimes fell, and the rate at which cops solved crimes went down, according to the state attorney general's annual report on crime.

At least 13 dead, 100 injured after van strikes crowd in Barcelona

Regional police are describing the deadly incident on Las Ramblas boulevard as a terrorist attack. One suspect has been arrested, police say.

California police use force at a higher rate against blacks, data shows

The state collected police shooting and use of force data for the first time — and found black people are shot at or hurt at triple their proportion of the population.

Auditor calls out CA prison officials for high suicide rate

A lack of leadership and oversight has led to California's high prison suicide rate, the California State Auditor said in a report Thursday.

Killer of Chinese USC grad student sentenced to life without parole

A 21-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for beating to death a University of Southern California graduate student from China who was walking to his off-campus apartment.

LA Police Commission says fatal shooting of Carnell Snell justified

The LAPD killing of Snell sparked angry protests, prompting Chief Charlie Beck to release video of him running with a gun right before he was killed.

Charlottesville: Could it happen in Southern California?

California has had its share of violent clashes involving extremists. Can unrest on the scale of Charlottesville break out here?