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  • Mother facing charges in daughter's death appears in court

    Mother facing charges in daughter's death appears in court
    A mother facing neglect charges in the death of her 3-year-old daughter made her first appearance in court Monday. Samantha Ellis had her initial hearing In connection with the death of her daughter Carmen. Police said Carmen was beaten by Ellis'...
  • Family to hold memorial ride for slain 3-year-old

    Family to hold memorial ride for slain 3-year-old
    As her mother faces neglect charges in her daughter’s death, the rest of a little girl's family is planning a fundraiser to prevent child abuse. The first Carmen Ellis Memorial Ride will take place Oct. 13. Carmen Ellis died after police said her...
  • State requests life sentence for man charged in death of girlfriend's daughter

    State requests life sentence for man charged in death of girlfriend's daughter
    The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday that a request has been filed for life sentence without parole for a man charged in the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. Jose Cruz, 20, was charged with one count of murder...
  • In reality, Octavio Solis mines a new vein

    In reality, Octavio Solis mines a new vein
    Playwright Octavio Solis has become an overnight sensation, and it took only 25 years. Long respected in theater and Latino arts circles, the writer is having breakthrough success with his play "Lydia." Set in El Paso in the 1970s, "Lydia" portrays the...
  • Bodega Workers Fight Off Would-Be Robbers

    Bodega Workers Fight Off Would-Be Robbers
    Brave bodega workers fought off a pair of would-be robbers by wrestling a gun away from one of them during a holdup and keeping the suspect there until police arrived on the scene. Police say the incident occurred around 7:15 a.m. Saturday inside the...
  • FBI probe of Burbank police focusing on alleged excessive force involving 12 officers

     
    The FBI investigation into the Burbank Police Department is focusing on allegations of excessive force by officers, court documents obtained by The Times show. Federal investigators have told the Burbank officials to turn over reports involving 12 current...