Crime & Justice |

Yes, you can get arrested for a DUI on horseback

California Highway Patrol via Twitter
| This guy did. After he got drunk at a birthday party and took his pony for a ride on the 91 freeway.

Judge dismisses coal company suit against HBO's John Oliver

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Murray Energy was seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of a segment in which Oliver called the company's CEO a "geriatric Dr. Evil."

Perris parents face new charges in kids' torture case

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David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to new charges of child abuse on top of a raft of torture and other charges they're already being held on.

Rick Gates pleads guilty, begins cooperating with Mueller's Russia investigation

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Gates, business partner of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, told Judge Amy Berman Jackson he was making the plea of his own free will.

SoCal has had at least 10 school shooting threats this week

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Seven people have been arrested in the incidents, including one man who had two assault rifles and nearly 100 high-capacity magazines.

Florida shooting: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

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Scot Peterson, the armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people, was suspended and placed under investigation — but chose to resign.

California Sen. Tony Mendoza quits before discipline vote

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It was a reversal for Mendoza, who had earlier said he planned to defend himself Thursday on the Senate floor against sexual misconduct allegations.

Not much public feedback on LAPD's new chief hire

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Few people have attended public meetings to tell city officials what they want to see in the new police chief. But commissioners say what they've heard is useful.

Overheard threat helps foil Whittier school shooting plot

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After a security guard heard a student threaten to open fire at El Camino High School, authorities found two assault rifles and nearly 100 high-capacity magazines at his home.