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  • 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...
  • One man killed, one injured in Compton shooting

    One man killed, one injured in Compton shooting
    A shooting Wednesday in Compton left one man dead, another man injured and a third unharmed, authorities said. About 11:45 a.m. in the 900 block of West Poplar Street, a group came upon the three men, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Grace...
  • Police arrest man suspected of crashing into house in Boyle Heights

    Los Angeles police arrested a man on suspicion of trying to run over someone and hitting a house in Boyle Heights.  The incident was reported about 9 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Pecan Street, police said.  The suspect allegedly drove up on...
  • Olive Garden employees held at gunpoint during robbery

    Olive Garden employees held at gunpoint during robbery
    Employees at an Olive Garden in Montebello were held at gunpoint Monday by a man who stole cash from the restaurant, authorities said. About 8:15 a.m., a man entered the restaurant in the Shops at Montebello in the 1800 block of South Montebello...
  • Man in Texas hospital standoff surrenders to police

    A man whose behavior prompted authorities to clear portions of a Houston-area hospital has surrendered to police. The Associated Press reported that the man, who did not have a weapon, ended the standoff with police without incident and was taken into...
  • Alert system would target California drivers in hit-and-run crashes

    Drivers who flee the scenes of crashes in California could see descriptions of their cars and license plates displayed on freeway signs under a proposed expansion of the Amber Alert system.  For the second time in two years, state Assemblyman Mike Gatto...
  • Texas stirs controversy with plans to execute schizophrenic man

    Attorneys and a politically diverse coalition of supporters are fighting to stop Texas from executing a schizophrenic man this week, arguing that to do so would be unconstitutional. Scott Panetti, 56, is scheduled to be executed 6 p.m. local time...
  • White, Latino police officers claim racial bias after Cleveland shooting

    While much of the world last week was focusing on events in Ferguson, Mo., or on the case of a 12-year-old who displayed a realistic toy gun and was shot to death by a police officer in Cleveland, a different kind of confrontation involving police and...
  • LAPD seeks help identifying hit-and-run driver who injured child

    LAPD seeks help identifying hit-and-run driver who injured child
    Los Angeles police Wednesday asked the community for help in identifying the driver of a car that hit and seriously injured a 10-year-old boy, then fled the scene. The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North Main and...
  • Man slashes principal's cheek with box cutter in Merced County

    Man slashes principal's cheek with box cutter in Merced County
    A man slashed an elementary school principal’s cheek with a box cutter Thursday afternoon, then ran away, prompting a lockdown on the campus in Merced County. Police said that two men approached Gustine Elementary School Principal Ismael Munoz...
  • San Gabriel man sentenced to prison for smuggling 46 turtles

    San Gabriel man sentenced to prison for smuggling 46 turtles
    A San Gabriel man tried to avoid detection when he smuggled nearly four dozen endangered turtles, but he wasn't fast enough. Kwong Wa Cheung, 36, was sentenced Tuesday to serve two months in federal prison for trying to smuggle 46 turtles and...