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  • Fewer L.A. County probation department employees arrested in 2013

    Fewer L.A. County probation department employees arrested in 2013
    Los Angeles County probation officials have made substantial strides in reducing criminal misconduct committed by department employees, according to a report released Tuesday. Officials said the improvement — with cases falling from 74 in 2011...
  • Gang rivalries cited as trial opens in Halloween shooting at USC

    Gang rivalries cited as trial opens in Halloween shooting at USC
    A man accused of opening fire at a Halloween party at USC in 2012, wounding four people, was retaliating for his being shot by a rival gang member, prosecutors said Wednesday on the first day of his trial. Brandon Spencer, 21, is charged with four...
  • Trial begins for man accused of shooting four at USC party

    Trial begins for man accused of shooting four at USC party
    A man accused of opening fire outside a Halloween party at USC in 2012, wounding four people, was retaliating for his being shot by a rival gang member, a prosecutor said Wednesday on the first day of his trial. Brandon Spencer, 21, is charged with four...
  • Greyhound bus crashes after attack by hallucinating rider, police say

    Greyhound bus crashes after attack by hallucinating rider, police say
    A man authorities believe was hallucinating while under the influence of drugs allegedly attacked the driver of a Greyhound bus on its way from Los Angeles to Phoenix early Thursday, causing the driver to crash and  sending two dozen people to area...
  • Frustration with crime evident at public safety summit

    The written questions from the audience of more than 100 people came fast and furious on cards read aloud by City Councilman Bill Henry, moderator of the 3rd annual Public Safety Summit at Morgan State University on Saturday. What can city police do...
  • Father and son arrested in shooting deaths of two Alaska troopers

    Father and son arrested in shooting deaths of two Alaska troopers
    A father and son from a remote village west of Fairbanks have been arrested in a shooting incident that left two Alaska state troopers dead and the tight-knit law enforcement community in the Last Frontier reeling. The bodies of Sgt. Patrick "Scott"...
  • Police search for leads in kayaker shooting

    Police search for leads in kayaker shooting
    Maryland Natural Resources Police continue to investigate the case of a man who was shot while kayaking Saturday night and then paddled himself to shore, where he was found the next morning. Police don't know who shot the 56-year-old man from Reston, Va....
  • Highland Park revisits 911 dispatch consolidation plan

    Highland Park revisits 911 dispatch consolidation plan
    A miscommunication between Highland Park and private consultants studying the proposed 911 dispatch consolidation was one of several factors to prop up a bloated savings projection of about $260,000 per year, city officials said recently. Highland...
  • Coastal Commission reopens fight over L.A. beach curfew in Venice

    Coastal Commission reopens fight over L.A. beach curfew in Venice
    The state Coastal Commission has quietly revived the long-running fight over an overnight beach curfew in the city of Los Angeles. In an April 9 letter, Andrew Willis, a commission enforcement analyst, asked the city Department of Recreation and Parks...
  • Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family

    Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family
    Rinka Hirayama was a cheerful 9-year-old before the accident that took the lives of her parents and brother — and she still is, those who know her say. Rinka suffered a broken arm and internal bleeding in the crash that killed the rest of her...
  • Columbia Election Candidate: Suzanne Waller

    This is one in a series of submitted candidate profiles for the Columbia Association Elections.  The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee...