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  • Man arrested after telling Hemet police that he killed his mother

    A 51-year-old man was arrested after he walked into the Hemet Police Department and told officers that he killed his mother, authorities said. The man entered the Police Department at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday, according to a department news release. Officers...
  • Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail

    Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, county jail
    Hundreds of people marched in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The protesters who...
  • LAPD arrests about 130 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A.

    LAPD arrests about 130 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A.
    Police made another mass arrest in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. LAPD officers...
  • DOC: Prison Workers On Leave; Failed To Properly Handle Inmate's Medical Needs

    DOC: Prison Workers On Leave; Failed To Properly Handle Inmate's Medical Needs
    EAST LYME — Six prison workers have been placed on leave after their actions were found to be contrary to a prisoner's health, a correction spokesman said. The incidents involved four Department of Correction workers, plus two contractual health...
  • Hit man in 'Yom Kippur murders' dies of natural causes on death row

    A San Quentin State Prison inmate convicted in the murder-for-hire deaths of a Brentwood couple in 1985, dubbed the "Yom Kippur murders," died Wednesday of natural causes, authorities said. Steven Homick, 74, died at a nearby hospital, according to...
  • Jerry Brown plans final touches on legacy as California governor

    Jerry Brown plans final touches on legacy as California governor
    In what may be the last act of a political career spanning more than four decades, Jerry Brown will begin his fourth and final term as governor uniquely positioned to build his legacy as California's longest-serving chief executive. On Wednesday morning...
  • 'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades

    'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades
    A Florida man who calls himself the "Alligator Whisperer" was arrested after officials received complaints that he was swimming with and kissing gators in the Everglades, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife. FWC officials had been tracking posts on...
  • Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another

    Small town with several detention centers debates if it needs another
    The budget deficit and the detention centers are about the only things growing in this economically depressed high-desert city. Amid the tumbleweeds on the edge of town, construction crews are adding 650 beds at a privately run detention facility for...
  • Former judge in 'Kids-for-Cash' scandal demands $130K from co-conspirator's in-laws

    Former judge in 'Kids-for-Cash' scandal demands $130K from co-conspirator's in-laws
    Jailed former Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Conahan has written to the in-laws of his co-conspirator, Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., demanding they repay nearly $130,000 he says they owe him. Incarcerated in a Florida prison, Conahan recently wrote to Gerald...
  • John Goodman attorneys file motion seeking new trial

    The jury has spoken, but John Goodman's attorneys are still fighting. With the Oct. 28 guilty verdict and defeat still raw, the Wellington polo executive's defense team on Wednesday filed a request for a new trial — Round Three, if granted —...
  • Ex-corrections officer sentenced to 18 months for accepting bribes

    Ex-corrections officer sentenced to 18 months for accepting bribes
    A former corrections officer was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after he admitted to accepting bribes and smuggling contraband into a Sumter County prison. Jason Epstein, 29, of Orlando pleaded guilty to the bribery charges in September....