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Los Angeles college evacuated and locked down after report of man with gun

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Los Angeles college and nearby occupational center were being evacuated and locked down on Friday after reports that a missing and suicidal man could be armed and in the vicinity, police said. A Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman said officers were searching for the missing…

Los Angeles mother accused of stabbing her three daughters to death

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California mother was charged on Friday with first-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of her three daughters – all younger than 3 years of age – at their home in a working-class suburb of Los Angeles, prosecutors said. Carol Ann Coronado, 30, was arrested on…

10,000 gallons of crude oil floods half-mile area in Los Angeles after pipeline ruptures

(Reuters) – Thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area in Los Angeles on Thursday due to a break in an above-ground Plains West Coast pipeline, the city fire department said. The spill was 10,000 gallons, according to Jamie Moore, a public information officer with the Los…

Scandal-plagued California city’s ex-manager gets 12 years in prison for corruption

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The former city administrator of Bell, California, who became a symbol of local government corruption when news surfaced of his annual salary of about $800,000, was sentenced on Wednesday to 12 years in prison, officials said. An apologetic Robert Rizzo, 60, who pleaded…

Meningitis outbreak in the gay community kills three people in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three men in their 20s have died from a meningitis outbreak in the gay community in the Los Angeles area this year, a public health spokesman said on Thursday, a day after officials called on HIV-positive gay men in the region to be vaccinated against the…

More than 100 aftershocks follow Los Angeles 5.1 earthquake

(Reuters) – More than 100 aftershocks have been reported across Southern California following a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that rattled suburban Los Angeles and at least temporarily displaced about 50 people but caused no serious structural damage, seismologists said on Saturday. No injuries were reported from the Friday quake centered outside…

Los Angeles homeless population hardest hit by spike in Tuberculosis cases

Public health officials in Los Angeles reported on Thursday that cases of tuberculosis are up by 7 percent in the city. According to the Los Angeles Times, the rise in cases occurred mainly among the city’s homeless population. In a letter to the County Board of Supervisors, Dr. Jonathan Fielding…

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper arrested after new warrant on rape charges

Former National Football League star Darren Sharper, facing rape charges in Los Angeles and New Orleans, was in police custody Friday in California, officials said. The 38-year-old was arrested Thursday evening and taken to Los Angeles’ Men’s Central Jail, where he was being held without bail, according to LA County…

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads not guilty to rape

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former football star Darren Sharper pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that he drugged and raped two women in a Los Angeles hotel as investigations continue into similar sex crimes in four other U.S. states, according to police and court documents. The…

Woman ejected from moving LAPD car says cop was sexually assaulting her

A 27-year-old Los Angeles pharmacist has sued the Los Angeles Police Department over injuries she sustained when she was thrown from a moving squad car. The New York Daily News reported that Kim Nguyen says she fell from the car as she struggled to escape sexual assault by a police…

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