| Jul 26, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The horror show on Arizona’s death row this week has deservedly raised yet another national debate over the death penalty, particularly lethal injections by states scrambling for fresh killing agents as they find it harder to procure tried-and-...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:52 PM
A 34-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison for shooting a Mexican actor to death in his Downey home, officials said.
Larry Paul Trujillo pleaded no contest in May to the murder of 53-year-old Hermilio Franco, whom he shot...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:10 PM
A Los Angeles jury said Wednesday it was deadlocked over whether the Los Angeles Dodgers organization was responsible for the devastating injuries suffered by a Giants fan beaten during the 2011 home opener at Dodgers Stadium.
But the judge in the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:36 PM
A state prison guard in Soledad was stabbed in the back of the head Friday by an inmate who allegedly slipped out of his handcuffs and went at him with a handmade shank, a spokesman said.
The attack happened just before 1 p.m. as two guards took 48-...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:04 AM
Oscar Pistorius, the South African athlete charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, broke his five-month-long social media silence Sunday, tweeting four quotes about suffering, love and pain.
His tweets prompted...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:54 PM
A hostage and both of the suspects were killed Wednesday during a wild shootout and police pursuit following a bank robbery in Stockton.
TV video showed images of an SUV riddled with bullet holes when the pursuit ended.
Stockton police said on...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:57 PM
A Honduran man accused of killing his girlfriend in Louisiana and fleeing to Texas with three of their five children had recently crossed into the U.S. illegally but was released by border authorities on a promise to reappear in immigration court,...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Los Angeles police were searching Friday evening for four men in connection with a car-to-car shooting in Highland Park.
A man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg after shots were fired from a yellow SUV at Avenue 64 and Roble Avenue, said LAPD...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Sandy Banks is both compassionate and complex in the way she deals with the death penalty. She describes those who have been made victims: the inmates themselves, jurors and taxpayers. ("California's death penalty isn't really about death...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:44 PM
An employee of Desert Christian Schools in Lancaster was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of child molestation, authorities said.
Jonathan Macy, 31, of Lancaster was arrested on suspicion of molesting two children at Grace Chapel Church, which is on...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:19 PM
An unidentified person shot Monday night by a Los Angeles police officer in the Florence neighborhood has died, authorities said Tuesday.
An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division conducted "an investigative stop" in the 200...