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Photos from inside jail show how inmates made dramatic escape

So how did those three inmates escape from the Orange County Central Men's Jail? According to authorities, they were able to get past security points in at least three areas, getting away by cutting through half-inch steel bars, making their way through plumbing tunnels and then rappelling from...

Search continues for inmates who escaped from Orange County jail

Sheriff’s investigators Sunday were continuing to search for three dangerous prisoners who escaped from the Orange County Men’s Central Jail by cutting through half-inch steel bars, making their way through plumbing tunnels and then rappelling from roof to the ground using a makeshift rope. “This...

Extradition of suspect in killing of 2 Arcadia teens could become an issue

Deyun Shi, the man suspected of killing his two teenage nephews in Arcadia last week, will appear in a Hong Kong court on Monday, authorities said. Shi, 44, is expected to “not consent” to extradition, his L.A.-based attorney said. Shi, 44, was removed from a Cathay Pacific flight from Los Angeles...

Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Joshua Tree

A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 38 miles from Joshua Tree in San Bernardiono County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:32 a.m. PST at a depth of 1.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 39 miles from Twentynine Palms, 40...

Man and woman killed in South Los Angeles shooting

A shooting Saturday night left a man and a woman dead outside a liquor store in South Los Angeles, police said. Two others were wounded and taken to a hospital after the attack, which occurred about 8:15 p.m. near 81st Street and Avalon Boulevard, said LAPD Sgt. Cory Meisner. A witness described...

Rep. John Lewis speaks out against Trump's divisive rhetoric during L.A. visit

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) used a pair of appearances in Los Angeles on Saturday to urge young student activists to continue to fight for equality in the United States, warning that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump could set the country back with his divisive rhetoric...

Porter Ranch: Regulators approve comprehensive abatement order over massive gas leak

Regulators on Saturday approved a comprehensive abatement order that requires Southern California Gas Co. to take immediate steps to contain a massive natural gas leak in Porter Ranch, permanently shut down the damaged well, establish a leak detection system and conduct an independent health study....

Man and woman struck by hit-and-run driver in Koreatown

A hit-and-run driver struck two pedestrians in Koreatown early Saturday morning and remains at large, Los Angeles police said. The man and woman were hit near Fourth Street and Vermont Avenue about 1:30 a.m., a sergeant with LAPD'S West Traffic Division said. The victims are expected to survive,...

'OneLife LA' event expected to draw thousands Saturday

Thousands are expected to participate in a celebration of life Saturday that will be led by Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez. The event, known as OneLife LA, kicked off at noon in the 800 block of North Alameda Street, and will be followed with Gomez leading a Walk for Life through the streets...

Search underway for 3 inmates who escaped from Orange County jail

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for three inmates charged with violent crimes who escaped from a Santa Ana jail, authorities said Saturday. Jonathan Tieu, 20, Bac Duong, 43, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, were discovered missing from the Orange County Central Men’s Jail on Friday, the sheriff’s...

Bullet train project: Southern California segment might be built last, officials say

A valuable perk handed to Southern California from the bullet train project — a 2012 decision to build the first operating segment from Burbank north into the Central Valley — is being reconsidered by state officials. The state rail authority is studying an alternative to build the first segment...

Homeless man charged in Burbank hatchet threat has murder and assault convictions

A 42-year-old homeless man who was convicted of murder nearly two decades ago was charged Friday with threatening another homeless man with a hatchet at McCambridge Park in Burbank, officials said. On Wednesday afternoon, Leo Jason Cox yelled and cursed at and held a hatchet over the head of a...

300-year-old cello is found unharmed inside stolen car

A stolen car containing a 300-year-old cello was recovered Thursday after Glendale residents noticed it had been parked in their neighborhood for a long time and called police. Officers responded to the 700 block of Glenvista Drive, where they ran the license plate of the 2007 Acura TL and discovered...

Man sought in killing of 2 nephews in Arcadia caught in Hong Kong, reports say

A La Cañada Flintridge man suspected of attacking his wife and killing two of his nephews in their Arcadia home has been taken into custody by authorities in Hong Kong, according to reports. The suspect, Deyun Shi, 44, apparently fled Los Angeles by airplane on Friday and landed in Hong Kong, a...

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.3 quake strikes near San Simeon and Hearst Castle

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Saturday morning eight miles from San Simeon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:28 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter in the Santa Lucia Mountains east of Hearst Castle...

Gov. Brown rejects parole of Manson follower, 73

Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected parole for a third time for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders rocked Southern California. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. He was not involved...

At least one skull used in Santeria ceremonies found in Compton shop, authorities say

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives recovered at least one apparent human skull and possibly others from a Compton store where they were being used for Santeria religious ceremonies, officials said Friday. Sheriff's homicide investigators said no foul play is suspected. But questions remain...

Body of missing surfer recovered in Marin County

The body of a surfer last seen floating in rough waters off Marin County was found Friday, authorities said. Daniel Dafoe, 40, of San Rafael was identified after his remains were discovered in the surf near Rodeo Beach, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. Dafoe was last seen Wednesday...

LAX flights delayed or canceled due to East Coast storms

Powerful winter storms battering the East prompted airlines to delay and cancel dozens of flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. Airport authorities reported that a total of 86 arriving and departing flights were delayed and an additional 80 were canceled. Most of the...

Sierra Club files lawsuit to stop U2 guitarist the Edge's Malibu development

Environmentalists were up in arms last month when the California Coastal Commission gave its OK to U2 guitarist the Edge's much-protested plan to build five mansions with swimming pools on an untouched Malibu ridge. On Thursday, the Sierra Club, which has fought the project in the Sweetwater Mesa...

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