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  • Well-known Ferguson activist charged with arson, burglary

    St. Louis prosecutors on Saturday charged well-known Ferguson, Mo., activist Joshua Williams, 19, with setting fire to a convenience store during protests sparked by the police shooting of teenager earlier this week. St. Louis County police said in a...
  • Arizona police officer, suspect killed in Flagstaff shooting

    A 24-year-old police officer and a suspect died after a shootout Saturday afternoon. Officer Tyler Stewart died at Flagstaff Medical Center after he was shot by a suspect in a domestic violence case, police said. Stewart was looking for the suspect...
  • Ferguson officer on leave after remarks about Michael Brown memorial

    Ferguson officer on leave after remarks about Michael Brown memorial
    A Ferguson, Mo., police spokesman has been put on unpaid leave after initially denying, then admitting that he referred to a memorial for Michael Brown as a "pile of trash" to a Washington Post reporter.  Post reporter Jose A. DelReal called Officer...
  • Should a shoplifting conviction be an indelible scarlet letter? Not in California

    Should a shoplifting conviction be an indelible scarlet letter? Not in California
    What exactly is the appropriate punishment for someone who commits a low-level, nonviolent crime? Should a conviction for minor drug possession, shoplifting or writing a bad check result in a lifetime of stigma and denied opportunities, or do people...
  • Man faces charges for leaving infant outside early on Christmas morning

    The Los Angeles city attorney's office said Monday that it would prosecute a man accused of leaving his 6-month-old daughter outside early Christmas morning. Neighbors found Jose Chavarria’s daughter in a stroller outside his Pacoima home about 2:...
  • Arrest made in October slaying of transgender woman

    Los Angeles police have made an arrest in the October slaying of a transgender woman in East Hollywood. Aniya Knee Parker, 47, was fatally shot near Melrose and North Kenmore avenues on Oct. 2 during a dispute with three men. Police described the...
  • Maryland governor takes brave step, commutes death sentences

    The Maryland state legislature last year ended the death penalty in that state for all future crimes. This morning, Gov. Martin O’Malley decided to extend that reach to the past and commuted the sentences of the last four people on Maryland’...
  • Pasadena employee allegedly embezzles $6 million from city

    Pasadena employee allegedly embezzles $6 million from city
    Pasadena’s city manager blamed a “a complete breakdown” of internal controls Tuesday as prosecutors announced the arrest of a former city employee accused of embezzling more than $6 million from city coffers and funneling some of the...
  • Infant missing from Long Beach home where 3 people found shot

    Infant missing from Long Beach home where 3 people found shot
    An infant is missing from the Long Beach residence where three people were found with gunshot wounds Saturday evening, police said. Just before 6 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 100 block of West 51st Street, said Long Beach...
  • 2-year-old child found asleep at scene of double murder-suicide

    2-year-old child found asleep at scene of double murder-suicide
    A 2-year-old child was found asleep Sunday evening inside a Palm Springs apartment that was the scene of a double murder-suicide, police said. The child was not physically harmed during the shooting that resulted in the deaths of a man and two women,...
  • Pathologist hired by Michael Brown family to testify before grand jury

    Pathologist hired by Michael Brown family to testify before grand jury
    A private pathologist who examined Michael Brown's body is expected to appear this week in front of the grand jury investigating the 18-year-old's shooting death by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, a family attorney said Wednesday. Dr. Michael Baden...