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Two boys allegedly molested in Dave & Busters bathroom; man arrested

A 31-year-old man is in police custody after authorities say he molested two 10-year-old boys on separate occasions in the bathroom of an Arcadia Dave & Busters restaurant and arcade.

LAPD searching for shooting suspect in Highland Park

A busy Highland Park thoroughfare was shut down Tuesday night as LAPD officers searched for a male suspect believed to have shot another man.

L.A. Unified schools chief to restore parent power to overhaul failing schools

Los Angeles Unified Supt. Ramon Cortines said Tuesday that he will allow parents to petition for sweeping changes in their failing schools, reversing the district’s previous position that it was not subject this year to the "parent trigger" law allowing such overhauls.

Man detained in fatal shooting of Army veteran back from Afghanistan

Los Angeles police detectives detained a man Tuesday who may have information about or be connected with the weekend slaying of a 21-year-old Army veteran who had recently returned from Afghanistan, authorities said.

Riverside County police chase ends in fatal shooting

A police chase in Riverside County on Tuesday afternoon ended with a deputy fatally shooting a suspect, authorities said.

Palmdale man 'angry with government' accused of slashing patrol car tires

A man who said he was angry at the goverment was arrested Monday on suspicion of slashing the tires on a patrol car parked outside a Palmdale Wal-Mart, authorities said.

Pastor gets 10 years in prison for $7-million pyramid scheme

The pastor of a San Fernando church has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for pursuading scores of mostly low-income families to invest in what turned out to be a $7-million Ponzi scheme.

Westminster councilman arrested on DUI charges again

A Westminster city councilman was released from jail Tuesday after being arrested for a second time on suspicion of driving under the influence.

L.A. to provide soda syrup barrels for home irrigation

The city of Los Angeles will distribute 1,000 soda syrup barrels in an effort to encourage residents to capture rainwater for home irrigation.

Veterans memorial defaced in Alhambra; alleged tagger arrested

An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of spray-painting graffiti on a veterans memorial at Alhambra Park.

Long Beach deputy chief tapped to take over police department

Long Beach is tapping a top deputy of Jim McDonnell, newly elected to be Los Angeles County's next sheriff, to replace him as police chief, officials announced Tuesday.

Boy, 4, survives 230-foot fall from cliff in Northern California

A 4-year-old boy was rescued Monday after falling 230 feet off a seaside cliff in Northern California and landing on a rocky beach below.

Woman charged in alleged fake McDonald's coffee burn case

The woman claimed that an unsecured lid caused steaming hot McDonald’s coffee to spill on her right hand, severely burning it. As evidence, Selena Edwards, 38, of Victorville provided pictures of second-degree burns.

Trash load dumped onto downtown street over fear of man trapped inside

Traffic stunk in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning over a report of a man trapped inside a trash hauler, prompting the load to be dumped in the middle of the street.

Arrest in McStay killings 'like a boulder falling on me,' father says

People typically may feel relief to learn of an arrest in a family member's death, but Patrick McStay, whose son, daughter-in-law and two young grandchildren were killed in 2010, instead felt a crushing weight.

FBI ranks Irvine as safest big city in U.S. for 10th year in a row

The lowest violent-crime rate in city history last year netted Irvine its 10th straight title as the safest big city in the nation, officials announced this week.

Police release video footage of Glendale church, YMCA burglars

Police in Glendale were searching Monday for two men wanted for stealing thousands of dollars of electronics and other items from three churches and a YMCA.

Pedestrian struck, killed on southbound 101 Freeway in Silver Lake

Two lanes of the southbound 101 Freeway will be shut down through at least 7 a.m. at Silver Lake Boulevard after a pedestrian was struck and killed, the California Highway Patrol said.

El Sereno shooting leaves teen in critical condition

Police were searching for three males Monday in connection with a gang-related shooting in El Sereno that left a teenager in critical condition.

Cheerleaders sue former Murrieta mayor over DUI crash

Melissa Reynolds, a cheerleader from Murrieta Valley High School, may not be able to rally crowds of students again, her attorney said.

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