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Homicides plummet in LA County. Why?

Frank Stoltze/KPCC
| The number of killings dropped by more than 20 percent compared to 2016. Sheriff Jim McDonnell says that's due to reduced gang violence.

California company has pot license, workers still arrested

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The workers were transporting nearly a ton of marijuana from a farm when they were pulled over by the California Highway Patrol.

Drive safe, Californians. We’re seeing a big spike in holiday DUI's

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The California Highway Patrol arrested 917 drunk drivers this holiday weekend. That's a significant spike from 621 arrests made last year.

The California law that keeps police misconduct secret

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California has the most restrictive police records laws in the nation — and it's because of something called the "Pitchess process."

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California man arrested after explosive device found in car

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Authorities say the device was "similar to a pipe bomb" but there was no indication of what he may have been intending to do with it.

California teens commit fewer crimes than their parents did

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A new report finds Millennials had the lowest juvenile arrest rates of any generation. The shift follows a decades-long slide in youth crime and arrest rates.

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Secret Service questions man who sent manure to Treasury secretary

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A gift-wrapped box of horse poop was found Saturday night near Steve Mnuchin's Bel Air home.

LA police shoot machete-wielding man

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A man in Canoga Park was fatally shot after LAPD officers were called to a domestic disturbance on Saturday night.

Judge rules American detainee in Iraq has a right to a lawyer

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The federal judge sided with the ACLU and said the Pentagon should give the detained man, who has been held for three months without charge, immediate access to a lawyer.