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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3 indicted in San Diego in one of the nation’s largest fentanyl seizures

A federal investigation in San Diego has led to drug-related charges against three people in what authorities said was one of the largest seizures of fentanyl in the U.S.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized nearly 100 pounds of the potent synthetic drug, most of it from a house in Lemon…

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Californians urged to reduce power consumption as heat wave triggers the first statewide ‘flex alert’ of 2017

With excessive heat forecast throughout the state Tuesday, operators of California’s electrical grid issued their first flex alert of the year and urged energy consumers to scale back power consumption over the next two days or risk outages.

Customers should turn off unnecessary lights and major…

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Two firefighters suffer heat-related injuries battling 850-acre blaze near Big Bear Lake

A wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains continued to grow overnight as warm temperatures and low humidity helped push flames over a ridge top and deeper into rugged terrain, authorities said Tuesday.

“Compared to fire behavior during the day, the fire did lay down a bit. But the fire did remain…

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Skiers hit the slopes in bikini tops as California’s endless winter endures a heat wave

Skiers in bikini tops are showing up on California mountain slopes that could remain open into August. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail must cross miles of deep snowfields that should have melted a month ago, some of them scrambling for their lives in the icy water of raging mountain streams.

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