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  • Unprecedented action aimed at weakening MS-13 street gang

     
    Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 on Thursday won the distinction of being the first street gang designated by the federal government as a “transnational criminal organization." Local law enforcement officials cheered what they saw as the unprecedented federal...
  • Federal officials want to starve MS-13 gang of its money

     
    Federal authorities named Mara Salvatrucha MS-13, the ruthless Latin American gang born three decades ago on the streets of Los Angeles, a “transnational criminal organization” on Thursday, making it the first street gang to join the list. The...
  • MS-13 street gang's finances targeted by feds; reaction mixed

     
    The new federal crackdown on the notorious Los Angeles-based Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 street gang is being cheered by some local officials, though others worry about some of the side effects. The designation gives the U.S. Treasury Department the power to.....
  • Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said

     
    The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a “transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run....
  • 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......
  • Notorious B.I.G. autopsy 'prematurely' released by LAPD [Google+ hangout]

     
    Los Angeles Times crime reporters Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein will join City Editor Shelby Grad in a Google+ hangout at 2 p.m. to discuss rapper Notorious B.I.G.'s autopsy, which was released last week 15 years after his slaying. The......
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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....