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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...
  • Universal Studios fire out at site of closed Terminator 2 ride

    A two-alarm blaze reported at the closed Terminator 2: 3D ride at Universal Studios Hollywood has been mostly extinguished, park officials said. The fire was reported about 1:15 p.m. Several dozen firefighters responded to the fire to help protect other...
  • Federal grand jury still probing Burbank Police Department, records show

    Federal grand jury still probing Burbank Police Department, records show
    A federal grand jury is continuing to examine evidence as part of a years-long investigation into alleged civil rights violations by Burbank police officers, according to court documents and sources familiar with the investigation. Officials with the U....
  • 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...
  • Glendale resident among those arrested in Northridge quadruple homicide investigation

    Glendale resident among those arrested in Northridge quadruple homicide investigation
    Los Angeles police detectives have arrested four people in Las Vegas in connection with a quadruple homicide in Northridge, Chief Charlie Beck announced Tuesday. The four people were taken into custody without incident at the Silverton Hotel and Casino,...
  • Northridge shooting victims identified as suspects await extradition

    The names of the four people found shot to death outside a Northridge home early Sunday were released Thursday by authorities. Los Angeles County coroner's officials identified the victims as Amanda Ghossein, 24, of Monterey Park; Jennifer Kim, 26, of...
  • 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...
  • Tennis umpire Lois Goodman kisses attorney after murder case tossed

     
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed the murder case against professional tennis umpire Lois Goodman, who had been accused of killing her 80-year-old husband....
  • Manti Te'o hoax: Scandal has been 'nightmare,' family member says

     
    Relatives of one of the figures in the hoax involving Notre Dame's star linebacker Manti Te'o said the scandal has been a "nightmare" but believe the full truth will eventually get out. A deadspin.com report released Wednesday linked a Palmdale......