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  • Support for death penalty wanes in California, but still a majority

    We aren’t there yet, but a new Field Poll finds fewer Californians – 56% – support the death penalty today than at any time since the Nixon administration, and down from a high of 83% during the mid-1980s. Still, only 34% said they favor replacing it with life in prison without parole.
  • Central Florida domestic violence hotlines

    If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, help is available. Here is a list of Central Florida domestic violence hotlines: Orange County Harbor House, Orlando Hotline number: 407-886-2856 Osceola County Help Now of Osceola County,...

    L.A. man pleads guilty in fatal Christmas Day baseball bat dispute

    A Los Angeles man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his stepfather on Christmas morning last year during an argument over a baseball bat. Rudy Flores, 22, accepted a plea deal and is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 17 to 16 years to life in...

    Lancaster man shown on video abusing puppy gets probation

    Lancaster man shown on video abusing puppy gets probation
    A Lancaster man was sentenced to probation Wednesday after pleading no contest to punching and body-slamming his 6-month-old pit bull mix puppy, prosecutors said. Robert Emmett Martin, 54, entered the plea to one felony count of cruelty to an animal,...

    Arrest ends tense 9-hour standoff with gunman in Lancaster

    A 50-year-old Lancaster man who barricaded himself inside his home for about nine hours was taken into custody Tuesday evening shortly after firing several shots at deputies, authorities said. Stephen Haynes walked outside his home with his hands in the...