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  • 'We are all grieving,' after latest LAPD death, Chief Charlie Beck says

    'We are all grieving,' after latest LAPD death, Chief Charlie Beck says
    When Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck arrived last weekend to the scene of a fatal collision that had taken the life of Officer Roberto Sanchez, it immediately brought back a painful memory. On Aug. 2, 1979, Beck’s partner, Officer James J....
  • Three-car collision leaves a driver trapped in Costa Mesa

    Firefighters pulled a trapped driver from an SUV after a crash Saturday in Costa Mesa. The SUV ended up on its side after a three-car collision about 3 p.m. at Placentia and Adams avenues, according to police. The driver, who was the only one in the...
  • Grief hangs over department as LAPD mourns fallen officers

    Grief hangs over department as LAPD mourns fallen officers
    It was Friday afternoon when Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Andrew Smith noticed the voicemail, a message from a friend in the Fire Department. His friend was at the scene of a crash in Beverly Hills. "I'm really sorry to hear about the death of your officer,...
  • Man critically injured, suspect in custody after attempted car theft in Hyde Park

    Man critically injured, suspect in custody after attempted car theft in Hyde Park
    A 34-year-old man was critically injured this morning after he was run over when he tried to stop a teen from stealing his BMW from a Hyde Park neighborhood gas station, according to police and a witness. The incident happened at the BP gas station at...
  • Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park

    Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park
    A pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning, Anne Arundel County Police said. About 2 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to assist a man whose right arm had been struck by a passing vehicle, according to Lt....
  • Sutton Foster gives a scarred performance as 'Violet'

    Sutton Foster gives a scarred performance as 'Violet'
    A little more than halfway through "Violet," the musical revival that recently opened on Broadway, the show's central characters gather in a Memphis dance hall. The band, playing directly behind the actors, starts thumping, and people start boogieing....
  • Woman arrested in alleged hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead

    A Los Angeles woman was apprehended Sunday in connection with an alleged hit-and-run hours earlier that left a pedestrian dead in South Los Angeles, police said. Vernice Taylor, 56, was arrested about 5 a.m. on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, ...
  • Shootings across city overnight injure 8, 1 dies in police shooting

    Shootings across city overnight injure 8, 1 dies in police shooting
    Overnight shootings across the city left at least eight people wounded, including a 15-year-old boy, in addition to a man shot to death by police, authorities said. The 15-year-old, the youngest person shot overnight, was injured in a shooting about 11:...
  • Five killed when van lands on top of car in Hesperia

    Five killed when van lands on top of car in Hesperia
    Five people, including three children, were killed when a van veered into oncoming traffic in Hesperia early Sunday, struck another vehicle and landed on top of the car. The crash occurred shortly before 7 a.m. when the driver of the van traveling...
  • Scores of Europe-bound Africa migrants die in recent boat crossings

    Seeking to take advantage of calmer seasonal waters, more migrants from Africa are trying to cross to Europe from Libya in recent weeks — and more than 100 are believed to have drowned when three boats sank in the Mediterranean. Libyan officials...
  • In Syria, Homs residents salvage belongings after rebels leave

    The people of war-battered central Homs came Sunday to salvage what remained of their belongings and residences after years of conflict and siege. Most found little beyond devastated homes, looted businesses and a handful of tokens from better times....