Police investigate apparent murder-suicide in Lancaster

Detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Lancaster in which authorities said a man shot his wife and then himself early Monday.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the woman as Jamie Lynn Matthews, 35, of Lancaster. The office is not identifying the man publicly…

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The DWP’s biggest union is in line to get six raises by 2021

More than 9,000 workers at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power would receive six raises within five years under a proposed salary agreement endorsed Tuesday by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s appointees at the DWP.

The agreement, backed by Garcetti and the DWP’s largest employee union, would provide…

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If this isn’t the worst job to have in triple-digit heat, it’s at least No. 2

For Mike Darby, hard work for an honest day’s pay means servicing Death Valley’s septic systems when they reach capacity.

At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the needle on a nearby vintage thermometer was pushing 113 degrees as he wrapped up a job at a gas station that is a popular pit stop for many of the…

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Body found near brush fire in Granada Hills

A person was found dead Tuesday morning near the site of a brush fire in a Granada Hills neighborhood, fire officials said.

It is unclear how the person died, or why the person was near the fire, said Capt. Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The brush fire was reported…

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Man fatally shot by South Gate police following pursuit and crash

A man was fatally shot by South Gate police Tuesday morning following a pursuit that ended in a crash involving multiple vehicles, authorities said.

The man was struck by gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene in South Gate, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting…

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Man accused of dragging woman by her hair is arrested and held on $1 million bail

Police have arrested a man who they say tried to kidnap a woman while she was at work in an Irvine baby store, authorities said.

Irvine police arrested Charlie Choi, 47, on suspicion of attempted kidnapping with the intent to commit rape, said Irvine Police Department spokeswoman Kim Mohr.

Police…

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Four more arrests made in LAPD cadet probe of stolen police cruisers

Four more arrests were made in the ongoing investigation into the thefts of police cruisers by Los Angeles Police Department cadets.

Police Chief Charlie Beck announced the arrests during a Police Commission meeting Tuesday. Police have arrested a total of seven people in connection with the stolen…

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Bodyguard for well-known alt-right figure stabbed several times in Santa Monica

A man who works as a bodyguard for a nationally known figure popular among the alt-right was stabbed multiple times in Santa Monica on Saturday night following a dispute in a parking lot, police said.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a brawl broke out in a parking…

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Police shoot man wielding steak knife during Sherman Oaks domestic violence call

A police officer shot a man while responding to a domestic violence call in Sherman Oaks late Monday night, authorities said.

Los Angeles Police Department officers arrived at the 4200 block of Matilija Avenue around 11 p.m. and found a man in his 70s holding a steak knife, said LAPD Officer Irma…

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‘It’s just too hot’: Death Valley cafe loses air conditioning as temperature soars

The temperature in Death Valley’s crumpled badlands was expected to reach 126 degrees by the afternoon, but things started to cook long before that at the Wrangler Restaurant in Furnace Creek on Tuesday.

By 7 a.m., on the first day of summer, customers, short-order cooks and waitresses were already…

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