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Lawyers: Many more abuse cases to comeupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 00:07:00

Raymond Boucher and Brian Claypool, lawyers for alleged victims in Miramonte abuse case, say more victims will come forward.

Sex abuse scandal at L.A. school forces parents to have difficult talks with kidsupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 00:07:00

Sergio Blanco faced the most painstaking moment of parenthood the past week when he had to ask two of his young sons whether they were sexually molested at Miramonte Elementary School.

Los Angeles authorities find 200 more photos in teacher caseupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 20:17:00

Los Angeles County investigators have found 200 more photos allegedly taken by a former public elementary school teacher now facing 23 felony counts of lewd acts with pupils, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.

Superintendent: All of L.A. school's teachers to be replacedupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 23:08:00

The entire staff of a Los Angeles elementary school where two teachers were arrested last week for lewd acts involving pupils will be replaced when the students return to class, the school district's superintendent said.

Second teacher at L.A. school accused of 'lewd acts' against pupilsupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 20:44:00

Another teacher has been arrested at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles on allegations of lewd acts on young pupils, authorities said Friday.

$23 million bond set for teacher accused of 'bondage' photos of kidsupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 12:56:00

Bond was set at $23 million Wednesday for a Los Angeles elementary school teacher who allegedly took bondage photos of more than two dozen students in his classroom -- $1 million for each of the 23 counts he faces of lewd acts on a child.

Teacher accused of taking elementary student 'bondage' photosupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 18:56:00

A Los Angeles elementary school teacher allegedly took bondage photos of more than two dozen students in his classroom, including some with suspected semen-filled spoons at their mouths, investigators said Tuesday.

Part-time cop nabbed arson suspectupdated: Sun Jan 08 2012 07:13:00

A part-time police officer who earns a $1 a year arrested the man suspected in a series of fires in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles reserve deputy is reluctant -- and private -- heroupdated: Sun Jan 08 2012 07:13:00

Call it good timing, divine intervention or just dumb luck.

SI.com: Jeff Benedict: Seeing gang problem in Compton firsthand was eye-opening experienceupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 09:57:00

The presence of gang members on college sports teams is a topic my colleague Armen Keteyian and I started looking into last spring. After getting an exclusive look at a forthcoming study on the subject, we talked to many experts, but our story didn't come into focus until mid-September when we spent a weekend in Compton, Calif., the birthplace of the Bloods and Crips and one of the leading hot spots for college football and basketball recruiting.

17-year-old student dies after stabbing during high school lunch breakupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 18:46:00

A 17-year-old student was killed following a stabbing and struggle with an 18-year-old man during a lunch break at a southern California high school, authorities said Saturday.

Rapper The Game apologizes for 'flashcalls,' blames friendupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 21:13:00

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday authorities will not pursue criminal charges against a rap artist after he apologized for his Twitter account's role in causing a deluge of telephone calls into the department's Compton station.

Rapper: Tweet not meant to cause harmupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 21:13:00

Rapper "The Game" says a friend sent out a tweet that tied up police phone lines.

Rembrandt work stolen from California hotelupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 19:35:00

Detectives in southern California searched Sunday for clues to crack the case of a stolen piece of artwork by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, thought to be worth some $250,000.

L.A. sheriff probes rapper for allegedly setting off 'flashcalls'updated: Sat Aug 13 2011 18:28:00

Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives are considering misdemeanor charges against rapper The Game for allegedly tweeting the phone number of a sheriff's station and prompting hundreds of his followers to flood dispatchers and deputies with phone calls, a spokesman said.

Former pitcher Hideki Irabu dead in apparent suicideupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 18:44:00

Former professional baseball pitcher Hideki Irabu was found dead at his California home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Former transit cop convicted in California subway shooting goes freeupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 07:56:00

A former transit police officer convicted last year in the shooting death of an unarmed man on an Oakland, California, train platform was freed from prison early Monday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Lohan reports to jail early; will serve sentence at homeupdated: Thu May 26 2011 14:55:00

Actress Lindsay Lohan showed up three weeks early at a Los Angeles jail to begin serving her sentence for a theft charge, but it was determined that she would be allowed to serve her time in home confinement, Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Thursday.

Lindsay Lohan plans to sit out her plea deal dramaupdated: Wed May 11 2011 06:54:00

Lindsay Lohan will bypass the courthouse Wednesday on her way to begin serving her sentence on a necklace theft charge, officials say.

Dr. Drew: Jail won't help Lindsay Lohanupdated: Wed May 11 2011 06:54:00

HLN's Dr. Drew says a judge should mandate treatment for Lindsay Lohan instead of jail. Jane Velez-Mitchell reports.

People.com: Rick Springfield Arrested for DUIupdated: Mon May 02 2011 19:29:00

The "Jessie's Girl" rocker reportedly had a blood alcohol content of .10 when officers pulled him over Sunday night

Soldier facing rape charge captured in Floridaupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 05:59:00

A U.S. soldier who escaped Army custody while facing a rape charge in California has been returned to Los Angeles County, authorities said Monday.

Abducted two years ago, California boy, 5, found undernourishedupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 00:55:00

A 5-year-old California boy, missing for two years after his parents lost custody and then allegedly abducted him, was found undernourished and weighing 38 pounds, Los Angeles County authorities said Tuesday.

Police: Father stabs baby to death; deputies kill dadupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 12:41:00

A California teenager kidnapped his 5-month-old baby and fatally stabbed the child as pursuing deputies watched before police shot and killed the teen, authorities said.

Christina Aguilera taken into custody after companion's arrestupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 21:23:00

Pop singer and actress Christina Aguilera was detained early Tuesday "to ensure her safety" after her rumored boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said.

Police: Intoxicated Aguilera detainedupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 21:23:00

Authorities report that pop star Christina Aguilera was taken into custody after her boyfriend was arrested.

Did male soldiers rape female soldiers?updated: Thu Feb 17 2011 06:03:00

Female soldiers discuss the alleged sexual abuse they suffered from male soldiers while in the military.

Army private accused of rape escapes custodyupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 06:03:00

Authorities were searching late Monday for an Army private who escaped military custody and is also accused of raping a 15-year-old.

DA: Prosecutors reviewing extortion claim against Mel Gibson's exupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 05:57:00

Allegations that Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend tried to extort millions from the actor during their child custody battle are being reviewed by prosecutors, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney said Wednesday.

2010: Mel Gibson's ex tells her sideupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 05:57:00

In November 2010, Oksana Grigorieva discussed her relationship with her former boyfriend, actor Mel Gibson.

Man accused of making death threats to former congresswomanupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 08:30:00

A 42-year-old Los Angeles man is in custody after allegedly making death threats to a former congresswoman, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Police: 2nd disabled victim talking in L.A. sexual assault probeupdated: Sat Jan 15 2011 00:50:00

The second of ten or more severely disabled victims whose sexual assaults were captured on videotape has come forward -- a development the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is touting as progress in their burgeoning probe of what they say were years-long assaults of defenseless women.

Arrest made in California disabled rape caseupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 06:07:00

Police arrested a suspect believed to be one of four men shown in a video apparently sexually assaulting disabled women in a care home and other places, authorities said in a statement.

Disabled women sexually assaultedupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 06:07:00

Los Angeles police identify two suspects shown on tapes sexually assaulting disabled women. CNN's Casey Wian reports.

L.A. officials receive video of men sexually assaulting disabled womenupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 22:43:00

Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators made a public appeal Thursday in seeking at least four men who were videotaped sexually assaulting at least 10 women who appear to be severely disabled, including women in a care home.

'My Name Is Earl' actress arrested on DUI chargeupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 11:21:00

Actress Jaime Pressly, best known for her role on the sitcom "My Name Is Earl," was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly driving under the influence, police said Thursday.

Police: California bank robber returns to scene of crime, gets caughtupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 12:47:00

The Los Angeles area bank robber had an outrageous disguise for an audacious plan, authorities said.

Three men struck by train, killedupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 10:08:00

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department was investigating the deaths of three people who were struck by a train Monday night.

T.I., Tiny face the music from drug arrestupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 13:53:00

Rapper T.I. begins serving an 11-month sentence in an Arkansas federal prison Monday, while the drug case against his wife is set for a hearing in a Beverly Hills, California courtroom.

Lohan released from jail after posting bailupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 05:55:00

Actress Lindsay Lohan posted a $300,000 bail and was released from jail late Friday night, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said.

California official in pay scandal posts bailupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 03:07:00

A former assistant manager for Bell, California, posted a $350,000 bond and was released from jail Friday night, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said.

Probe leads to city officials' arrestupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 03:07:00

Officials of a small California town are arrested on charges of stealing millions from taxpayers. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.

Missing 'cult-like' group found alive after suicide fearsupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 02:22:00

A group of 13 Salvadoran immigrants missing in southern California amid fears that they planned a cult-like mass suicide have been found alive, unhurt and upset to find they were the subjects of an extensive search.

Missing 'cult-like' group found aliveupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 02:22:00

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on the missing 'cult-like' group that were found alive after suicide fears.

Police: Rapper T.I. and wife arrested on drug suspicionupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 17:21:00

Lab tests on suspected illegal drugs taken from rapper T.I.'s car Wednesday night should be completed by Friday, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokeswoman.

L.A. jail testing heat ray as way to stop fightsupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 01:20:00

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says it is trying out a new way to break up fights between inmates: a high-tech heat ray.

Examination results on bones found in Malibu Canyon to be releasedupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 10:37:00

County coroner's officials in Los Angeles, California, hope to release results Thursday morning of their examination of skeletal remains found in a remote area of Malibu Canyon.

Woman thought dead seen in Vegasupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 17:17:00

There have been "credible sightings" of a California woman who vanished nearly a year ago.

Police say missing California woman may be alive in Las Vegasupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 17:17:00

A California woman missing for nearly a year and believed to be dead may still be alive and living in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area, detectives from Los Angeles said Thursday.

Lindsay Lohan released from jailupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 18:27:00

Actress Lindsay Lohan was released from the Lynwood Correctional Facility early Monday morning after less than two weeks behind bars, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Lawyers mum after Mel Gibson hearingupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 05:38:00

Lawyers for Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend attended a closed hearing with a Los Angeles family court judge for two hours Thursday morning, but neither Gibson nor Oksana Grigorieva were there.

LA sheriff looking into extortion allegations in Mel Gibson caseupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 19:49:00

Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators are looking into extortion allegations involving Oksana Grigorieva, the ex-girlfriend of actor Mel Gibson, a sheriff's spokesman said.

People.com: Lindsay Lohan Enters Jail for 90-Day Sentenceupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 18:49:00

The facility is on lockdown as she's booked into custody and given routine medical and psychiatric tests

Missing girl found after almost 7 yearsupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 07:10:00

Police say one thing was clear when authorities showed up at a house in Arizona looking for a California girl who had been missing for seven years. The family inside was hiding something.

Nearly 7 years later, child found aliveupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 07:10:00

Almost seven years after her abduction, Amber Rose Nicklas was found safe in a home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mother of missing woman sues L.A. authorities for wrongful deathupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 20:18:00

The mother of a missing California woman is suing the county of Los Angeles and several sheriff's officials for wrongful death and negligence in her daughter's 2009 disappearance, court documents say.

Cold case: Teen with bright future disappeared in L.A.updated: Mon Jun 07 2010 08:15:00

On a Tuesday afternoon, 17-year-old Byron Page drove the family Volvo around Los Angeles, California, with his mother. Byron, who was preparing for his driver's test, was excited about this rite of passage and his other pursuits -- writing, sports, his first real jobs and college.

People.com: Michael Lohan Brings Cops to Lindsay's Houseupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 10:07:00

He says he wants to make sure his 16-year-old daughter, Ali, is okay

Alleged Tiger Woods mistress arrestedupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 11:00:00

The cocktail waitress whose voicemail from Tiger Woods helped unravel the golfer's sex scandal last fall was arrested in West Hollywood, California, Wednesday night on several driving-related warrants.

Police: Facebook site may have led to beating of 12-year-oldupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 21:58:00

The beating of 12-year-old boy by a group of classmates at a Southern California middle school may be linked to a Facebook posting encouraging kids to target redheads, authorities say.

Gang member joins FBI's Most Wantedupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 12:11:00

Joe Saenz rubbed his hands together and smiled as he walked up to a Los Angeles County, California, home.

Gang member latest to join FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives listupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 13:17:00

Joe Saenz rubbed his hands together and smiled as he walked up to a Los Angeles County, California, home.

Station fire caused by arsonupdated: Sat Sep 05 2009 22:55:00

Investigators say a massive fire that has charred more than 147,000 acres in southern California was caused by arson.

California fire 49 percent contained, official saysupdated: Sat Sep 05 2009 22:55:00

A fire north of Los Angeles is 49 percent contained and is moving east in the San Gabriel Wilderness area, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said Saturday.

Arson caused California blaze, officials sayupdated: Sat Sep 05 2009 08:50:00

A massive fire that has charred more than 147,000 acres in Southern California and destroyed dozens of homes north of Los Angeles was caused by arson, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said Thursday.

3 killed in drive-by at motorcycle fundraiserupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 04:30:00

Three people were killed and at least seven wounded Saturday in a drive-by shooting at a motorcycle club fundraiser in California, authorities said.

Michael Landon's oldest son found deadupdated: Mon May 11 2009 23:09:00

The son of actor Michael Landon was found dead in his West Hollywood, California, home Monday afternoon, according to investigators.

Woman arrested at Britney Spears' homeupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 15:31:00

Authorities arrested a 26-year-old woman in camouflaged fatigues Thursday, accusing her of peering into the windows of Britney Spears' house, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

People.com: Ex-Idol Hopeful Arrested at Britney Spears's Houseupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 13:52:00

An alleged prowler wearing camouflage was peeking inside the star's Calabasas home

850-pound emerald at center of disputeupdated: Sat Dec 27 2008 10:47:00

An 850-pound emerald said to be worth as much as $370 million is in the hands of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department while a court decides who really owns it, a spokesman for the sheriff said.

Time.com: Ryan O'Neal, Son, Arrested on Drug Chargesupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 18:00:00

Ryan O'Neal and his son were arrested Wednesday morning after authorities said they found drugs at the actor's Malibu home during a routine probation check

People.com: Angie Everhart's Boyfriend Arrested for Batteryupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 22:34:00

The unidentified man is booked after an "incident" between them that caused "minor injuries," police say

People.com: Khloe Kardashian Enters - and Leaves - Jailupdated: Sun Jul 20 2008 19:46:00

The reality star, who violated probation in a DUI case, serves less than three hours of her 30-day sentence

California prepares for major storm; 3 dead in avalanchesupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 20:43:00

Emergency officials in Orange County braced Saturday for a major storm expected to strike overnight in canyons near Los Angeles, while the bodies of three avalanche victims were discovered in mountains north of the city.

2 Malibu fire suspects turn themselves inupdated: Sun Dec 16 2007 17:24:00

Two men suspected of setting a fire that destroyed dozens of Malibu homes last month have turned themselves in to authorities, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said Sunday.

Police: Boy playing with matches started 38,000-acre fireupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 10:18:00

A boy playing with matches started a Southern California wildfire that scorched more than 38,000 acres, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.

Juvenile suspected in wildfireupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 10:18:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry talks to a sheriff's deputy about who allegedly started one of the largest fires in California.

Nicole Richie sprung from jail in 82 minutesupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 02:26:00

Nicole Richie was released from jail Thursday, just 82 minutes after the pregnant TV reality star checked in for a four day sentence for driving under the influence of drugs.

People.com: Nicole Richie Spends Less Than Two Hours in Jailupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 21:25:00

Nicole Richie served 82 minutes of a four-day sentence for DUI on Thursday due to jail overcrowding, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

People.com: Nicole Richie Will Do Time at Paris Hilton's Jailupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 15:44:00

Nicole Richie will serve her four-day jail sentence at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif. - the same jail where Paris Hilton did her time.

People.com: Did Paris Hilton Get Special Treatment in Jail?updated: Sun Jul 15 2007 16:42:00

An internal investigation has been launched by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to find out whether Paris Hilton received special treatment while behind bars.

People.com: Fight Breaks Out Between T.I., Ludacris Entouragesupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 15:12:00

A fight broke out Sunday between the entourages of rap stars Ludacris and T.I. in Hollywood.

People.com: Paris Hilton Released to Her Homeupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 15:33:00

Due to an undisclosed "medical condition," Paris Hilton has been reassigned from jail to her home, where she will wear an electronic monitoring device.

Paris Hilton out of jailupdated: Thu Jun 07 2007 09:26:00

Paris Hilton was let out of jail Thursday morning, days after she began serving what was to have been a 45-day sentence for violating probation, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

People.com: Paris Hilton Begins Day Two in Jailupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 20:13:00

Prisoner 9818783 is on her best behavior, according to the latest updates from the jail where Paris Hilton is now leading the very simple life.

People.com: Ryan O'Neal Not Charged for Fight With Sonupdated: Sat May 26 2007 00:22:00

Ryan O'Neal won't face charges in the fight with his son Griffin, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Friday.

Actor Ryan O'Neal charged with assaulting sonupdated: Sun Feb 04 2007 15:16:00

Actor Ryan O'Neal was arrested over the weekend for allegedly assaulting his son, Griffin, in Malibu, police said Sunday.

Suspect held in Los Angeles subway mercury spillupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 23:05:00

California authorities on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of spilling mercury in a Los Angeles subway station before Christmas, according to an FBI spokeswoman.

L.A. terror task force probes mercury spillupdated: Thu Jan 18 2007 04:31:00

The Los Angeles Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating an incident involving an unidentified man who spilled a vial of mercury inside a subway station just before Christmas and then disappeared after reporting it to authorities.

Police: Gibson arrest 'without incident'updated: Sun Jul 30 2006 21:58:00

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Sunday stood by his statement that Friday morning's arrest of actor Mel Gibson on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol occurred "without incident."

'CSI effect' cuts both waysupdated: Wed Feb 15 2006 17:01:00

From the outside, the L.A. County crime lab looks like a drab, aging office building. But inside, the real life CSI unit looks like a larger, better-lighted version of what you see on TV.

Deputies to be punished over shootingupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 14:26:00

More than a dozen Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies will be disciplined for their roles in a controversial shooting incident in which more than 120 rounds were fired at a vehicle driven by an unarmed suspect, Sheriff Lee Baca announced Thursday.

CNNMoney: Hezbollah pushes Prada?updated: Thu May 26 2005 13:44:00

While the savvy bargain hunter can tell the real Coach handbag from a fake, many discerning buyers are missing one critical detail -- that purse or DVD for sale on the street corner might be funding a terrorist organization.

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