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  • 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....
  • Man found dead along 5 Freeway in Burbank was Alaska Airlines pilot

    A 55-year-old man found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank was an Alaska Airlines pilot, sources said Wednesday. A passerby spotted the body along a fence at the Scott Road off-ramp about 6 p.m. Tuesday and called authorities, said...
  • Alaska Airlines says dead pilot found near I-5 in Burbank 'highly respected' and in 'good health'

    Alaska Airlines says dead pilot found near I-5 in Burbank 'highly respected' and in 'good health'
    Alaska Airlines released a statement Wednesday saying the company was “deeply saddened” by the death of a 55-year-old veteran pilot who was found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank. The man, Lee Clifford Morris of Richland,...
  • Alaska Airlines pilot's death is a mystery

    Alaska Airlines pilot's death is a mystery
    Alaska Airlines released a statement Wednesday saying the company was “deeply saddened” by the death of a 55-year-old veteran pilot who was found dead along an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in Burbank. The man, Lee Morris of Richland, Wash.,...
  • Officials urge the public to not clog 911 lines for odor inquiries

    Officials are urging residents not to clog 911 lines as investigators look into the source of a mysterious foul odor reported across Southern California on Monday. The Air Quality Management District is investigating the source of the smell, which some...
  • North Hollywood man accused of killing his parents

    Prosecutors charged a North Hollywood man with capital murder Tuesday in connection with the slaying of his parents. Jonathan Mercado, 25, was charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with two counts of murder with the special...
  • Police target 'knock-knock' burglars on Westside, Valley

    Police target 'knock-knock' burglars on Westside, Valley
    Los Angeles police searched seven locations Wednesday, including a bank and several pawn shops, searching for evidence in connection with so-called knock-knock burglars who have been targeting affluent neighborhoods. Burglars fitting the same mode of...
  • Suspects in medical marijuana clinic robbery crash truck after chase

    Two men who allegedly robbed a medical marijuana clinic in Woodland Hills were arrested early Wednesday after crashing their truck into a building in South Los Angeles during a pursuit, officials said. Around 4:30 a.m., patrol officers with the LAPD's...