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  • Georgia death penalty case is straight from the theater of the absurd

    Georgia death penalty case is straight from the theater of the absurd
    The Times editorial board Friday weighs in on the absurdity of the state of Georgia’s efforts to execute convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill Jr., who faces lethal injection next week despite expert witnesses for both sides who now say he is...
  • Suspects in stolen car chased across L.A. -- to LAPD headquarters

    Suspects in stolen car chased across L.A. -- to LAPD headquarters
    Three people led police on a wild pursuit Thursday night that started in West Los Angeles and ended downtown -- at the doorstep of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. Officers spotted a driver in a green Honda Civic driving erratically in West...
  • Suspect in attempted sexual assaults smelled like 'wet dog,' police say

    Suspect in attempted sexual assaults smelled like 'wet dog,' police say
    Police in Victorville are searching for a man suspected of trying to sexually assault and kidnap two women this week. The man is between 30 and 40 years old with a full beard and short brown hair, and he may drive a four-door white car, according to the...
  • What's next after Supreme Court agrees to review execution protocols?

    What's next after Supreme Court agrees to review execution protocols?
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to Oklahoma’s procedures on executing death row inmates, an action that opens the door to a ruling on how executions are handled across the nation. The court’s action comes after a year...
  • Teen stabbed to death at East L.A. middle school

    Teen stabbed to death at East L.A. middle school
    Homicide detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a teenage boy at an East L.A. middle school.  The stabbing occurred about 3:10 p.m. Friday, officials said. The victim was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.  A Los Angeles...
  • After homeless man is set on fire, Ventura police seek witnesses

    After homeless man is set on fire, Ventura police seek witnesses
    Seeking witnesses in the case of a homeless man who was set on fire this month, Ventura police are asking the public for help identifying people visible in surveillance images from that night. The two males and one female pictured "are just people...
  • Four sentenced to prison for sham ransom scheme

    Four people were sentenced to federal prison Monday after pleading guilty to running an extortion racket that tricked Latino families into paying ransoms to free relatives they were told had been kidnapped. Ruth Graciela Raygoza, 64, of Chula Vista;...
  • No charges for elderly homeowner who fatally shot burglar

    No charges for elderly homeowner who fatally shot burglar
    No charges will be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot a woman who was burglarizing his Long Beach home, prosecutors said Monday. On July 22, Thomas Greer fired two bullets into the back of Andrea Miller, 28, even after she begged him...
  • New Jersey mother burned newborn baby girl, police say

    New Jersey mother burned newborn baby girl, police say
    A mother who allegedly set her newborn baby girl on fire in the middle of a New Jersey road  will be charged with murder, prosecutors said Saturday. Police found the baby ablaze Friday just before 11 p.m., after a resident called to report a fire in the...
  • LAPD investigating shooting involving man on a bike firing on a car

    Los Angeles police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Hollywood late Friday evening.  The shooting happened about 8:40 p.m. when a man riding a bike shot at a car in the area of Sunset Boulevard and North Gardner Street, police said.  One...
  • Alligator found at San Fernando Valley home had lived there 37 years

    Alligator found at San Fernando Valley home had lived there 37 years
    An 8-foot-long alligator has been living in the backyard of a San Fernando Valley home for about 40 years, animal control officials said Wednesday. Officers from the Los Angeles Animal Services Department found the alligator Monday inside a wooden crate...