| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
America will soon nod respectfully to the first anniversary of the 26 murders that "shocked the nation" last year, sparking fervent cries for action.
Newtown, those directly affected by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:40 PM
America will soon nod respectfully to the first anniversary of the 26 murders that shocked the nation last year, sparking fervent cries for action.
In Newtown, those directly affected by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The reputation that Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale gained as one of Baltimore's most notorious heroin dealers also made him a good outreach worker for Safe Streets, an innovative program that enlists former offenders to help mediate disputes before they erupt...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Reality TV writer and director James Marcus Howe and his wife were inside their Glassell Park home when a salesman knocked on the door.
It was the Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving. Within minutes, Howe was dead and his wife seriously wounded. ...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:27 AM
A 25-year-old man convicted of murdering two people in Santa Monica during attempts as a teenager to gun down rival gang members was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Jose Contreras Zapien Jr., was also given a...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Eddie Reyes was just a 12-year-old in the school lunch line when Daniel Diaz shook his hand, introduced himself and asked Reyes about God.
Twenty years after the pair first met, Diaz was still reaching out to young people. His ability to connect with...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Prosecutors charged a reputed gang member Friday with trying to kill two Glendale men during a brazen carjacking and separate shootings earlier this week.
Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga faces two felony counts of attempted murder as well as a...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The Baltimore Health Department suspended its Safe Streets anti-violence program in West Baltimore after a second outreach worker was arrested in less than two weeks.
The heralded program, modeled after those in other cities and run by community...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:20 PM
In a year in which the number of homicides plummeted across California, a few communities were outliers in 2013, leaving crime experts puzzled and some residents on edge.
In Pomona, a city of 150,000 people on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County,...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Pomona was one of a few areas in Southern California to see a major spike in killings in 2013.
Homicides in the city jumped from 17 to 29, a 70% increase.
Communities patrolled by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department also recorded a homicide...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Nearly eight years after her son was killed in the crossfire of a Santa Monica gang's violence, Armita Lopez found justice Thursday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. But not before her son's killer seized one last opportunity to torment her.