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  • Twin Towers jail escapee now will do his time in state prison

    Twin Towers jail escapee now will do his time in state prison
    An inmate who walked out of a downtown Los Angeles jail by impersonating another inmate and then spent three weeks on the lam pleaded no contest Thursday to one count of escape. Christopher Lee Brown, 37, is expected to be sentenced to eight months in...
  • Elderly bank robber sentenced to prison

    Elderly bank robber sentenced to prison
    Elderly bank robber Walter Unbehaun had just been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Thursday when he had a request that raised eyebrows in the federal courtroom in Chicago. Unbehaun, a career criminal who told police he’d robbed a Niles bank last...
  • Ex-cop sentenced to two life terms for kidnap and murder of escort

    Ex-cop sentenced to two life terms for kidnap and murder of escort
    He wore a badge and served as a law enforcement officer for 20 years in South Florida. But now Jimmy Dac Ho was wearing handcuffs and leg shackles Friday and facing Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley as a convicted murderer and kidnapper....
  • Candidates note Solis' absence in first debate of county race

    Candidates note Solis' absence in first debate of county race
    Two candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina faced off Thursday in Claremont, without the presumed front-runner participating. El Monte Councilman Juventino "J" Gomez and Long Beach school police officer April Saucedo...
  • News-Press Editorial: Drayman's punishment not appropriate

    Less than two weeks ago, locals who felt betrayed by the actions of John Drayman, the disgraced former Glendale councilman convicted of embezzlement, were able to take a small amount of satisfaction when a judge labeled him a crook and sentenced him to...
  • Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death

    Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death
    Mario Careaga is "selfless," a parade of witnesses told Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes on Monday. He is "responsible." He is "totally upstanding." But he is also guilty of driving drunk and causing the death of Miami Heat dancer Nancy Lopez-Ruiz...
  • County supervisors could vote on jail plan; sheriff candidate says wait

    County supervisors could vote on jail plan; sheriff candidate says wait
    Los Angeles County supervisors are slated to discuss a proposed $2-billion overhaul of the county jail system Tuesday and could vote to move forward with one of the construction options laid out in a consultant's report. Vanir Construction Management...
  • L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan

    L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with a $2-billion plan to replace the deteriorating downtown Men’s Central Jail with a new facility geared toward inmates with mental health and substance abuse issues and to create a...
  • Did brutal winter dump more litter?

    Q: The litter along I-78 is absolutely disgusting. As soon as you come over the border from New Jersey into Pennsylvania it's nothing but trash all along the highway. It's bad enough seeing the deer carcasses; at least they decompose. I live along I-78,...
  • L.A. County supervisors' sudden haste on jail issue is baffling

    L.A. County supervisors' sudden haste on jail issue is baffling
    I am going to try to tell you about the high drama and profiles in courage at Tuesday's L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting, but I'm not even sure where to begin. The issue was whether to build a new county jail to replace the dungeon called Men'...
  • County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum

    County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum
    Two candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina faced off Thursday in Claremont, without the presumed front-runner participating. El Monte Councilman Juventino "J" Gomez and Long Beach school police officer April Saucedo...