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LA County deputy charged with running drug-trafficking ring

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| Federal prosecutors say FBI agent arrested Deputy Kevin Collins on Tuesday in a sting operation. They say Collins thought he was arriving to provide security for a drug deal when he was taken into custody in Pasadena.

Parents say Blaze Bernstein's killing may have been hate crime


"If it is determined that this was a hate crime, we will cry not only for our son, but for LGBTQ people everywhere that live in fear or who have been victims of hate crime."

Mother of Perris children shackled to beds 'perplexed' by deputies' visit


Deputies checking on the home of David and Louise Turpin found at least three children chained and padlocked to their beds in "dark and foul-smelling surroundings," according to sheriff's officials.

Parents arrested under suspicion of keeping kids chained in Riverside County home


Officials say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a home in Perris where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds.

Historic Pasadena church holds services after fire


The fire at Church of the Angels burned pews and original statues, some of which have been in the church since it was built in 1889.

3 people found dead in Palmdale home


Authorities found the bodies Saturday after a family member requested a welfare check.

Molestation charges against 98-year-old man dismissed


The 98-year-old Laguna Woods man has severe dementia and may not have known what he was doing.

California man charged in Kansas for deadly swatting call


Tyler Barriss has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for making a hoax 911 call that led to a fatal police shooting. He could serve between 31 and 136 months, if convicted.

Ex-California hospital owner sentenced for huge fraud


The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach is going to prison for helping bilk the government in a $600 million fraud scheme. Seventy-three-year-old Michael Drobot was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and must forfeit $10 million to the government.