| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:23 PM
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'...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:05 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 2:44 PM
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...
| Apr 12, 2009
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...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 11:47 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2009
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...