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Orange County man gets longer prison term for sexually assaulting toddler

Orange County District Attorney's Office via AP
| A man convicted of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl got a new sentence Friday of 25 years to life in prison after an appeals court found the trial judge handed down a 10-year sentence that was too lenient.

2 explosives set off in Southern California Sam's Club; no injuries


Police have detained a man for questioning after two explosive devices were detonated inside a Sam's Club store in Southern California.

Police: YouTube shooter was calm in interview before attack


Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems and had left her home.

ACLU sues OC Sheriff, DA over jailhouse snitch scandal


The improper use of jailhouse informants allowed confessed mass murderer Scott Dekraai to escape the death penalty. The ACLU now wants a judge to force OC law enforcement to notify any individuals whose criminal defense cases might also be affected.

LA Sheriff's watchdog is reviewing deputy shooting investigations after KPCC reports


The Sheriff's inspector general has ordered a review of a shooting investigation and other issues raised by KPCC's podcast "Repeat," which looked at deputies with multiple shootings.

5 ways police shooting investigations could become more transparent


SB 1421 would end California's current prohibition on the release of information related to investigations into officer shootings and other serious uses of force.


Police say woman who opened fire at YouTube had long-running dispute with company


A woman who opened fire Tuesday at YouTube headquarters, wounding several people before fatally shooting herself, has been identified as 39-year-old Nasim Aghdam. She had "had a robust presence on YouTube."


Episode 7: "The Update"


The inspector general of Los Angeles County tells his people to listen to the podcast and look into the questions raised. Sheriff Jim McDonnell is up for re-election, and Deputy Mike Coberg is supporting his opponent. Tennell Billups is transferred to another prison.

​California Supreme Court upholds taking DNA from arson suspect


A California law that required an arson suspect to provide a sample of DNA when he was booked into jail did not violate his privacy, the California Supreme Court said Monday.