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Compton (Los Angeles, California)

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  • Compton owes L.A. Sheriff’s Department $5.7 million

     
    Compton owes the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department $5.7 million for law enforcement services and another $100,000 in late fees for failing to pay its bill, authorities said. Compton's financial problems come as city officials announced plans to...
  • L.A. County residents living longer, Compton has lowest life expectancy, La Canada Flintridge highest

     
    Los Angeles County residents are living longer than ever, with an average life expectancy of more than 80 years, public health officials announced Tuesday. But economic and racial disparities persist, with some minorities and low-income residents dying...
  • $2.2-million settlement for man shot, paralyzed by L.A. County sheriff's deputies

     
    A $2.2-million settlement was approved Tuesday for a man shot and paralyzed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies last year in Compton. Deputies were on a routine patrol after midnight May 24 when they noticed Daniel Martinez and another man......
  • How much does your city council make?

     
    City council members in Vernon, Compton and Inglewood receive significantly higher compensation than most of their counterparts in Los Angeles County, according to a Los Angeles Times review of salary figures. Council members in the industrial city of...
  • Compton Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse

    Compton Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse
    COMPTON -- A Compton High School math teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted three female students. Nicolei Hurtado Ocaña, 28, of Placentia, entered his plea Tuesday in Compton Superior Court. He is charged with two counts of...
  • Man Killed Fleeing 710 Freeway Accident on Foot

    Man Killed Fleeing 710 Freeway Accident on Foot
    COMPTON -- A man was struck and killed on the Long Beach (710) Freeway in Compton after he ran from a stolen vehicle following a collision with a sheriff's bomb squad truck, authorities said. The fatal accident happened at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday on the...
  • Man's Body Found in SoCal Pursuit Vehicle

    LOS ANGELES -- A carjacking suspect is being held for possible involvement in a kidnapping and murder after a body was found following a pursuit that ended in South Los Angeles. Police responded to a reported kidnapping at 12:54 a.m. in the 10200 block...
  • Family of Teen Killed by Deputy Disputes Gun Claim

    Family of Teen Killed by Deputy Disputes Gun Claim
    LOS ANGELES -- The family of a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy is challenging claims that the teen was carrying a gun at the time of the shooting. Avery Cody Jr. was fatally shot as he ran from a deputy in Compton...
  • Local Pastor Accused of Embezzling $800,000 from Church

    COMPTON -- After a months-long investigation, a Southern California pastor has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling $800,000 from his church. Joshua E. Sims was arrested Wednesday, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore....
  • Man Exchanges 58 Guns for $5,800 in Gift Cards

    Man Exchanges 58 Guns for $5,800 in Gift Cards
    COMPTON -- One man walked away with $5,800 in gift cards at Compton's annual "Gift Cards for Guns" exchange Tuesday. It was a busy day for Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies in Compton who were hoping to reduce crime by getting guns off the streets....
  • Plane Crashes in Fontana, 2 Dead

    Plane Crashes in Fontana, 2 Dead
    FONTANA, Calif. -- Two people have been found dead in the wreckage of a small plane that went missing earlier this week on its way to Compton, officials said. The twin-engine Cessna 340 was found shortly after midnight in the San Bernardino County...