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Alleged burglar charged with murder after homeowner shoots accomplice

A 26-year-old man accused of breaking into a Long Beach home was charged with murder Friday in the death of his accomplice, who was shot by the 80-year-old homeowner.

Judge allows 2 charter schools to remain open

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that two charter schools previously ordered shut down by L.A. Unified will be allowed to remain open despite questions over their financial management.

Condo parking structure partially collapses in Century City

A section of a large parking garage collapsed in Century City on Friday morning, apparently caused by the storage of too much dirt and rocks on its roof for a landscaping project, officials said.

Dead burglary suspect was not pregnant; accomplice charged

The Los Angeles County coroner's office concluded Friday that a burglary suspect was not pregnant before a Long Beach homeowner shot her to death earlier this week. 

Compton school official accused of sexual assault is urged to step down

Community leaders called for the resignation of school board member Skyy Fisher on Friday, a day after he was released from jail on suspicion of sexually assaulting a man who was alseep.

5 Freeway closed in both directions at Olympic Boulevard in East L.A.

The 5 Freeway is closed in both directions in East Los Angeles at the Olympic Boulevard overpass because there is a pedestrian on the ledge of a freeway sign, the California Highway Patrol said. 

Victims, suspect in Moreno Valley shootings identified

Authorities have identified the man they believe is responsible for an outburst of violence in Moreno Valley on Tuesday that left two people dead and a sheriff's deputy injured.

UC Irvine police investigate report of rape on campus

UC Irvine police are investigating a report of a rape on campus late Monday.

Suspected burglar shot dead by homeowner was not pregnant, coroner says

A burglary suspect who police say was shot dead while attempting to flee a Long Beach home this week was not pregnant, coroner’s officials said Friday.

Huntington Beach holds breath ahead of U.S. Open of Surfing

The U.S. Open of Surfing kicks off in earnest Saturday at Huntington Beach, where thousands of people are expected to converge for the nine-day competition.

San Francisco breaks heat record amid California drought, heat wave

It's the saying San Francisco residents love to hate: "The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco."

Good Samaritan killed after saving child from attack in Hollywood

Detectives were looking Friday for a man who fatally punched a good Samaritan who tried to fend off an attack on a child at a Hollywood fast-food restaurant.

Coroner may announce whether fatally shot burglary suspect was pregnant

Coroner's officials may announce later Friday whether a woman fatally shot by the owner of a Long Beach home that she and an alleged accomplice are accused of breaking into was pregnant.

'Creepy' porcelain dolls mystery solved, residents relieved

Residents of an upscale San Clemente neighborhood said they were relieved now that the mystery of the porcelain dolls is solved.

Slain USC student left trail of blood that police followed

Detectives determined that a USC graduate student found dead in his apartment Thursday morning had been attacked earlier just blocks away in part because of a “significant amount of blood” leading to the apartment from the crime scene, an LAPD official familiar with the investigation said.

Caltrans will put toll lanes on 405 Freeway despite objections

State transportation officials are moving forward with a controversial plan to add toll lanes to a busy stretch of the 405 Freeway in Orange County despite strong opposition from nearby cities who argue the so-called "Lexus lanes" will hurt average commuters.

Man pleads not guilty to stabbing, shooting Target maintenance worker

A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to fatally stabbing and shooting a maintenance worker who was pressure washing a Target parking lot in Van Nuys, prosecutors said. 

'Century Crunch' starts biting tonight with 3-mile detour to LAX

Motorists are being advised to avoid a main thoroughfare into Los Angeles International Airport this weekend as construction begins on a new light rail station. 

Ex-Bell council member gets 2 years in prison for role in pay scandal

Former Bell Councilwoman Teresa Jacobo was sentenced Friday to two years in state prison and ordered to pay more than $242,000 in restitution for her role in the city's pay scandal.

Woman behind 'creepy' porcelain dolls reportedly embarrassed over stir

An Orange County woman told investigators she was embarrassed that her well-intentioned act of leaving porcelain dolls outside girls' homes scared a quiet San Clemente community, a sheriff’s official said.

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