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  • 'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez dies

    'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez dies
    It was 1985 and the Southland was in the grip of fear as a series of grisly killings committed by a man police called "the Night Stalker" continued to scar the calendar, setting the region on edge. Among Richard Ramirez's victims were a traffic...
  • Michael Hastings dies at 33; his article led general to resign

    Michael Hastings, an aggressive and iconoclastic journalist whose reporting exposed the vagaries of the war in Iraq and helped bring down the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, died early Tuesday in a car crash in Los Angeles, according to two of his...
  • Brush fire breaks out near Universal City off the 101 Freeway [Updated]

    A brush fire is threatening homes along the Cahuenga Pass. The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Thursday near Universal City off the 101 Freeway. [Updated 4:30 p.m.: Los Angeles firefighters put out a brush fire that for a time threatened homes...
  • Motorist killed in crash off Angeles Crest Highway

    A motorist was killed Monday when a vehicle careened off Angeles Crest Highway and tumbled several hundred feet down a steep ravine, authorities said.   Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the 32.2-mile mark of the highway about 1:45 p.m. after...
  • CHP arrests motorcyclist who punched cars during pursuit through tri-city area

    A motorcyclist was arrested Wednesday afternoon following a bizarre high-speed chase in which the suspect punched several vehicles and eventually ended up off-road in a freeway construction zone in Sun Valley. The pursuit of the orange motorcycle...
  • Las Vegas Strip shooting suspect expected to be extradited from L.A.

     
    A man suspected in a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that left three people dead is scheduled to appear in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Monday for an extradition proceeding. He was arrested Thursday at a Studio City apartment......
  • Dorner may have been hiding in plain sight near command center

     
    Though he lived only half a mile from the command center, deputies never knocked on the door of Jim Rose’s house looking for Christopher Dorner, Rose told The Times on Wednesday. “One friend said, ‘OK, so much for the inspection,'......
  • Dorner manhunt: Maids stumbled on suspect, were tied up, then called 911

     
    The discovery of a man that police believe to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner began when two maids stumbled upon him Tuesday as they arrived to clean a vacant cabin near ski resorts in the Big Bear area. The......
  • Dorner manhunt: Maids surprised suspect in cabin, escaped, called cops

     
    The discovery of a man who police believe to be Christopher Dorner began when two maids ran into him Tuesday morning as they arrived to clean a vacant cabin in the Big Bear area near where the fugitive ex-cop’s car was set ablaze last week....
  • Dorner hostage: 'I really thought it could be the end'

     
    This post has been corrected. See below for details. Christopher Jordan Dorner was apparently holed up inside a Big Bear area condo for as many as five days before he took the husband and wife who own the property hostage,......
  • Dorner to captives: 'I just want to clear my name'

     
    Just a few hours before he was believed to have been killed, fugitive ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner told a couple he tied up and gagged: “I don’t have a problem with you. I just want to clear my name.” Dorner......