Man charged with stealing FBI agent’s gun and other gear from car trunk

A suspected gang member has been charged with stealing FBI gear — including a gun, ammunition, badge, credentials and body armor — from a special agent’s car.

The March 23 indictment comes nearly a year after the equipment was stolen from the agent’s trunk as he went for a morning jog near the…

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Suspect in Fresno shooting rampage spoke about racial conflict and black nationalism

The suspect in a series of shootings in downtown Fresno wrote frequently about the conflict between whites and blacks and did not seem well in recent days, according to family members.

Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, has been arrested after a shooting spree killed three people. Police have not provided…

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Man kills 3 people in shootings in downtown Fresno

A man shot and killed three people in downtown Fresno on Tuesday before surrendering to authorities, the Fresno Police Department said.

The suspect was identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old man who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of a security guard outside a motel Thursday,…

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Man with burn marks on hands linked to ATM explosions in L.A., Burbank, police say

Whether it’s stealing a whole ATM or taking one apart, thieves will do just about anything to crack into a machine to get to the loot.

Using explosives, however, was a first for Burbank, according to police.

On Tuesday, authorities said they have charged Yakov Rozenoyer with doing just that.

He…

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L.A. Police Commission approves new rules for LAPD officers before they fire their guns

The Los Angeles Police Commission voted Tuesday to require officers to try, whenever possible, to defuse tense encounters before firing their guns — a policy shift that marks a significant milestone in the board’s attempts to curb shootings by police.

The new rules formally incorporate a decades-old…

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Deported veteran’s pardon gives him hope of returning to U.S., but it’s no guarantee

Since learning he’d been pardoned by Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday, Hector Barajas-Varela, a deported U.S. Army veteran, has more hope that one day he will be able to reenter the country he considers home.

Brown’s pardon for Barajas-Varela and two others — the first time a governor has taken such…

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California’s DMV isn’t making sure people who have disabled parking permits should actually have them

The California Department of Motor Vehicles isn’t making sure that people issued placards for disabled parking should actually have them, a state audit released Tuesday found. Among other problems, the audit found the agency hasn’t canceled tens of thousands of the permits issued to people who…

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Berkeley police seek to ID suspects in violent clash

The Berkeley Police Department has requested the public’s help in identifying participants in a violent clash that erupted in the city’s downtown Saturday between anti-fascist groups and so-called alt-right groups, including white nationalists.

Authorities have asked the public to submit videos…

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Police investigate after body is found inside a car in Westlake

A body was discovered Tuesday morning inside a car that had been towed to Westlake, and police are investigating the circumstances behind the person’s death, authorities said.

The Los Angeles Police Department received a call around 2:10 a.m. about a body inside a black car in the 300 block of…

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Access to easiest route to Hollywood sign is now permanently closed

Hikers and tourists trying to access the shortest, easiest trail route to the Hollywood sign will find it is closed.

Starting Tuesday, a portion of Griffith Park at the Beachwood Drive gate will be closed to the public due to a recent court order that required the city to allow access to Sunset…

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