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Police arrest driver of stolen vehicle at gunpoint in Norwalk

By Christopher Yee|

Thousands of fake hoverboards seized in Santa Fe Springs

Sheriff’s investigators on Monday seized thousands of counterfeit hoverboards worth about $1.2 million in Santa Fe Springs, officials said. Deputies who descended on the building in the 10000 block of Pioneer Boulevard found 2,500 to 3,00...

By Josh Cain @joshpcain on Twitter|


  • Animal cruelty

    State wants to prosecute man who killed deer with bow and arrow in Monrovia

    LOS ANGELES >> State wildlife officials said on Monday they will seek the prosecution of a man caught on camera shooting a young deer with a bow and arrow near homes in Monrovia last week, killing it. “We have interviewed the suspect and (are) conducting an investigation,” Andrew Hughan of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said...

    By City News Service|

  • Crime

    Former South Bay defense engineer caught in spy sting gets 5 years in prison

    A Culver City man who worked for a South Bay defense contractor was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for his guilty plea to economic espionage and violating the Arms Export Control Act by selling sensitive satellite information to a person he believed to be a Russian spy. Gregory Allen Justice, who told an undercover investigator he was enamored with Jason Bourne, James Bond and the television spy thriller “The Americans,” was sentenced by U.S. District Judge...

    Staff and wire reports|

  • Shootings

    Man shot while doing yard work in Norwalk

    An unidentified gunman shot and wounded another man as he performed yard work in a residential neighborhood in Norwalk on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The drive-by attack took place about 1:55 p.m. in the 12000 block of Cedarvale Street, just west of Norwalk Boulevard, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt.

    Brian Day

  • Criminal investigations

    France: Acid attack on 4 US tourists not seen as terror act

    PARIS >> Four young American tourists were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged assailant, the local prosecutor’s office said. Two of the female tourists suffered facial injuries during the late morning attack at Marseille’s Saint Charles train station and one of the two also had a possible eye injury, a...

    BY PHILIPPE SOTTO Associated Press|

  • Trials

    Taxpayer cost for mass murderer Scott Dekraai’s case tops $2.5 million

    If all goes as expected, the worst mass killer in Orange County history, Scott Dekraai, will be sentenced Friday, Sept. 22, to eight terms of life without parole, one term each for the people he fatally shot in Seal Beach six years ago. But the sentence comes with a relatively high price tag after a

    Tony Saavedra

  • Homicide

    Police think 2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated

    BATON ROUGE, La. >> The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times. The suspect, Kenneth Gleason, was being held on drug charges. Authorities did not yet have enough evidence to charge him with murder, but the...

    By MIKE KUNZELMAN Associated Press|

  • Wildlife poaching and smuggling

    Video: Man shoots deer with arrow in Monrovia neighborhood

    Neighbors are outraged and authorities are investigating after a man was captured on video shooting a deer with a bow and arrow in a residential neighborhood in Monrovia earlier this week, but the archer says there’s more to the story that depicted in the video clip. The incident took place just before 4:30 p.m. Thursday at

    Brian Day

  • Arson

    Malaysia police arrest 7 boys linked to deadly school fire

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia >> Malaysian police said Saturday they have arrested seven boys suspected of intentionally starting a fire at an Islamic boarding school that killed 23 people because students there had teased them. Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh said the boys, aged 11 to 18, were rounded up since Friday night after they were identified in CCTV footage from a neighboring building that showed them near the school the night of the fire. The pre-dawn blaze Thursday...

    By EILEEN NG Associated Press|

  • Homicide

    Detectives seek help finding suspect in slaying of Industry restaurant worker

    Detectives on Friday identified the suspect in the fatal shooting of a La Puente woman as she left work at an Industry restaurant. Investigators said 57-year-old Martin Godinez, who is known to frequent La Puente, is the ex-husband of the victim’s partner. Investigators allege Godinez shot

    Ruby Gonzales

  • Law and order

    St. Louis ex-officer acquitted in killing of black man

    ST. LOUIS — A judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer Friday in the death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase in 2011. The acquittal of Jason Stockley in the death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith came amid concerns of significant unrest, but St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson wrote that he was bound by the Code of Judicial Conduct to not be swayed by “partisan interests, public clamor or fear of criticism.” About...

    By JIM SALTER Associated Press|

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