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Reward offered in search for suspect in deadly hit-and-run

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a motorist sought in a hit-and-run collision in Boyle Heights that left a woman dead and her 5-year-old daughter severely injured, Los Angeles police said. Korina Campos, 27, was taking her daughter out of...

Shotgun-wielding man arrested after hotel standoff, police say

A man with a shotgun who barricaded himself in a room at the Union Hotel in downtown Los Angeles was safely apprehended Sunday morning, police said. The suspect, who authorities said was in his mid-30s, was taken into custody shortly after 9 a.m. after a six-hour standoff in the 700 block of East...

After days on the run, 2 escaped inmates booked in Orange County jail

Two of the three inmates who escaped from an Orange County jail were booked early Sunday morning into the Santa Ana detention facility from which they had fled. Video released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows deputies escorting Jonathan Tieu and Hossein Nayeri into the Central Men's...

Mystery remains about how Orange County jail inmates managed to escape

The three inmates who broke out of the Orange County jail have been recaptured. But questions remain about how they got out in the first place. Officials said Saturday they continue to investigate many of these missing pieces, including whether the escapees got more help. Q: How did the escape...

Powerful, blustery storm to bear down on Southern California on Sunday

A powerful storm is expected to slam into Southern California on Sunday, and bring unusually strong winds of as much as 50 mph across Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and even stronger, possibly damaging gusts well over 60 mph in the mountains and deserts. Officials warned that the storm is forecast...

O.C. sheriff vows to fix problems after jail escape

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said Saturday that her department has begun an extensive review of security measures in the wake of the jail escape that had three fugitives accused of violent crimes on the run for much of the week.   Now that all three are in custody, Hutchens said Saturday...

O.C. jail escapees: San Jose motel manager describes their stay

Before they were caught this week, three Orange County jail escapees managed to drive to Northern California in a stolen white van and check into a motel in San Jose, authorities and witnesses say. Hossein Nayeri, Jonathan Tieu and Bac Duong checked into the Alameda Motel in the 100 block of The...

'Night on Broadway' street festival expected to draw thousands to downtown

Thousands of people are expected to pack downtown’s historic Broadway corridor Saturday night to celebrate the area’s ongoing revitalization. The “Night on Broadway” event will span eight city blocks and offer music, art, food trucks and more from 5 to 11 p.m. The free street festival, which will...

Strong storm expected to slam Southern California on Sunday

After a weeks-long sunny spell, rain, wind and maybe even snow will return to Southern California on Sunday as a strong winter storm moves into the area, forecasters say. The Pacific storm’s punch is expected to be felt mostly during a six-hour window Sunday morning and afternoon, when as much...

Handguns and FBI agent's badge stolen from car in Bay Area

Three handguns and an FBI agent's badge were stolen early Friday from a locked and alarmed vehicle in the latest such incident in the San Francisco Bay Area, the FBI said. Two other recent thefts in the area had tragic results after firearms stolen from law enforcement agents' vehicles were subsequently...

Seminary student arrested in California en route to Mexico to have sex with child, authorities say

Federal authorities say an Ohio seminary student has been arrested in California on suspicion of intending to travel to Mexico to have sex with a toddler or baby. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement that 23-year-old Joel Wright was taken into custody after getting off a plane...

Manhunt for escaped fugitives shifts to San Jose with reported sighting at motel

The focus of the search for two fugitives who escaped from an Orange County jail last week has shifted to the San Francisco Bay Area. Orange County sheriff's officials said they now believed the pair are in the San Jose area and may be headed to Fresno.  A third escapee, Bac Duong, surrendered...

Police find an indoor marijuana farm in a Sun Valley garage

A probation compliance check led Glendale police to an indoor marijuana farm in a converted Sun Valley garage, police said in a statement released Friday. While checking for Andrey Arutyunyan, who was on probation for a narcotics violation, officers detained three people early Thursday in a house...

Man who murdered 3 people in Hawaiian Gardens is sentenced to death

A Montebello man who killed his ex-girlfriend, her brother and father during a shooting rampage at the family's home in Hawaiian Gardens more than five years ago was sentenced to death Friday. Joseph Mercado, 32, was convicted Nov. 12 of first-degree murder for the May 6, 2010, killings of Serena...

U.S. agrees to review California offshore oil fracking

 The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe for the environment, according to legal settlements filed Friday. Separate deals reached with a pair of environmental organizations require the Department of...

Ex-Compton school board member found guilty of sexual assault

A former Compton school board member was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting an unconscious 25-year-old man during a trip to San Diego two years ago, authorities said. The jury deliberated for 30 minutes before finding Skyy De'Anthony Fisher, 32, guilty of one felony count of committing oral...

Fast-moving storm could dump heavy rain on Southern California

Just days before Punxsutawney Phil is scheduled to emerge from his groundhog home in Pennsylvania and predict the duration of winter, human forecasters say California will get pummeled by rain and up to three feet of snow this weekend, thanks to an atmospheric river.  For Southern California, the...

Teacher and O.C. inmate exchanged letters before jail escape, authorities say

A pair of police searches that rocked the Little Saigon section of Orange County late Thursday were connected to the hunt for three fugitives who escaped from a maximum-security Santa Ana jail last week, police said.  The searches, which focused on a residence and a warehouse, did not result in...

Mexican national accused of shooting woman on San Francisco pier wants case dismissed

The Mexican national charged with fatally shooting a young San Francisco woman walking on a city pier last summer is seeking dismissal of his criminal case, which added to the national debate over illegal immigration. Juan Francisco Sanchez-Lopez and his lawyer Matt Gonzalez are expected to ask...

Toddler is struck and killed by her father pulling out of driveway, police say

A 2-year-old girl was fatally struck by her father's car as he pulled out of the family's driveway in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond, police said. Lt. Andre Hill told the San Francisco Chronicle the death occurred about 2:20 p.m. Thursday. Arriving officers found one of the girl's...

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