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Police say hundreds of illegal marijuana shops operate in LA


Los Angeles has issued licenses to nearly 100 marijuana retailers but police estimate there are at least two times that number operating illegally in the city and undercutting those who are playing by the rules.

'Numerous fatalities' in Florida high school shooting — shooter is former student


The shooter, who was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades, set off a fire alarm to draw students out of their classrooms shortly before the school day ended, officials said.


Some California cities criminalize nuisance code violations


A lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to halt what it sees as the criminalization of minor property code violations, which can hit homeowners with thousands of dollars in cost recovery fees.


Episode 3: Witnesses in Uniform


All four of the men Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Gonzalo Inzunza shot at were accused of a crime. Tennell Billups believes law enforcement purposefully sought trumped up charges, making Billups look dangerous and Inzunza appear as though he had to shoot. Did the evidence back the men’s claims?

Bullet still lodged in boy's head after school shooting, teacher says


The former teacher says Sal Castro Middle School student Issa Al-Bayati will require another surgery and months of treatment.

Man arrested after running onto LAX runway


Authorities say he was under the influence of some kind of narcotic. They are investigating how he made his way onto an airport runway.

Ex-Guatemalan police chief arrested in LA


Catalino Esteban Valiente Alonzo was arrested Friday for visa fraud. Authorities say he didn't reveal he had been charged with killing two political activists.

Appeals court broadens immigrant detainee case alleging forced labor


Immigrants held at a private facility contracted by the government say they are forced to perform chores for little or no pay, a violation of state and federal law.