Crime

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High court: ‘Marsy’s Law’ applies to all ‘lifers’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state’s high court has ruled that a 2008 ballot measure increasing the time period between parole hearings for inmates serving life sentences applies to all so-called “lifers,” not just those sentenced after the law passed.

03/04/2013

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Court takes up question of arrestee DNA sampling

WASHINGTON (AP) — With DNA testing becoming more common in criminal investigations, the Supreme Court will decide whether police can take genetic samples from people they arrest for crimes.

02/25/2013

Nordstrom-Rack

Robbers assault some hostages at L.A. store

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Robbers stabbed a clothing store employee and sexually assaulted another during an hours-long hostage drama that ended early Friday with a police SWAT team surging into the shop and rescuing 14 workers.

01/11/2013

4 Calif. men arrested in terror plot

13 year old boy, girl stable in ICU after mall stabbings

REDONDO BEACH (CNS) – The teenage boy and girl who were both stabbed Saturday at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach remained hospitalized Sunday, but have stable life signs.

12/30/2012

Pushed to death

Woman charged with murder in NY subway shove death

NEW YORK (AP) – Prosecutors say a woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a New York subway train has been charged with murder as a hate crime.

12/29/2012

Study: ADHD medicines help curb criminal behavior

By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found. It also […]

11/21/2012

85 sex-offender arrests during 'Operation Boo'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California parole agents have arrested 85 sex-offender parolees during an annual statewide Halloween sweep known as “Operation Boo.” The agents checked on 1,700 parolees to make sure they were not contacting […]

11/01/2012

LA County sees uptick in hate crimes in 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hate crimes increased in Los Angeles County by 15 percent in 2011 after three years of dramatic decline. The Commission on Human Relations said Wednesday the number of hate crimes jumped […]

10/24/2012

OC Man jailed on suspicion of murdering his wife

NEWPORT BEACH (CNS) – A 48-year-old businessman remains in custody in the Newport Beach jail, booked on suspicion of killing his 46-year-old wife, as police Saturday continued to search for her body, a police sergeant […]

10/13/2012

Police arrest mom, say she used child to shoplift

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – A mother accused of using her 10-year-old daughter to shoplift groceries in Northern California and then abandoning the child when store employees intervened has been arrested in Nevada, according to […]

09/29/2012

Study: Fewer kids living in violent households

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says the number of children living in violent households fell by 68 percent over an 18-year period. The department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that in 2010, about 2.8 […]

09/19/2012

Peeping Tom arrested in Westminster

WESTMINSTER (CNS) – A 21-year-old Cypress man accused of surreptitiously videotaping his neighbors, sometimes while they were nude, was charged today with peeping, possession of child pornography and drug charges. Kyle Charles Scott faces one […]

09/18/2012

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