Twice-convicted O.C. killer will receive new trial in latest fallout from jailhouse snitch scandal

A man convicted in the 1998 killing of a pregnant woman will receive a new trial after an appellate court concluded that the Orange County district attorney’s office failed to disclose pertinent information about a jailhouse informant, the latest fallout from a years-long controversy embroiling…

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Father of South Pasadena boy missing for two months is arrested on suspicion of murder

The father of a 5-year-old boy from South Pasadena who mysteriously disappeared more than two months ago was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

The arrest comes after an extensive search for the boy that reached from his home town to Santa Barbara…

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UPS shooter targeted employees and used stolen assault pistol to kill 3 coworkers, police says

A United Parcel Service driver who killed three coworkers before taking his own life at their San Francisco package facility last week, used a stolen assault-style pistol in the attack and targeted specific employees, police said Friday.

Investigators still don’t know what drove gunman Jimmy Lam…

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Biker in Mongols gang is arrested in fatal shooting of rival Hell Angels member

A Mongols motorcycle gang member is accused of fatally shooting a member of the Hells Angels biker gang last month in Riverside as part of an ongoing rivalry, authorities said.

Joshua Ryan Herbert, a 27-year-old Corona resident, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder,…

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Parents of slain teenager Jesse Romero file federal lawsuit against L.A., police officer

The parents of a gun-wielding 14-year-old whom Los Angeles police shot and killed in Boyle Heights last year have filed suit against the city and an officer, alleging that police violated their son’s civil rights, used excessive force and denied him timely medical care.

“By not disciplining police…

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Woman linked to cartel kingpin ‘El Chapo’ arrested at San Diego border, charged in drug conspiracy

A former Mexican legislator who has been linked to notorious cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán was charged Thursday in San Diego federal court with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

The U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego said Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López was detained Wednesday at the Otay…

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Boyfriend detained after woman dies of possible strangling in Compton

A man has been detained in the death of his girlfriend after her body was found with ligature marks around her neck early Friday in their Compton home, authorities said.

The man, whose identity has not been released, is considered a person of interest in the woman’s death, said Deputy Grace Medrano,…

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Weapons cache seized at home of LAPD officer accused of having sex with teenage cadet, sources say

More than 100 firearms, including modified assault rifles, were recovered at the home of the Los Angeles police officer accused of having sex with an underage member of the department’s long-hailed cadet program, law enforcement sources told The Times on Friday.

The weapons were recovered during…

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Montebello school district officials discussed ways to ‘reward’ certain companies, notes about contract meeting suggest

The Montebello Unified School District raised eyebrows last year when it awarded a $2.5-million painting contract to a firm even though a competitor offered to do the same work for less than half the price.

School leaders defended the decision, saying the lower-bidding contractor didn’t have its…

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‘This is what happens when you lose control’: Man who videotaped car-kicking motorcyclist speaks out

Some blame the biker for kicking the car and provoking the driver; others blame the “cager” behind the wheel for swerving into the biker at freeway speed.

As California Highway Patrol investigators search for a motorcyclist who kicked a sedan and then throttled away as an explosive, chain-reaction…

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