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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Ariz. tribe boosts jail time for reservation crime

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – The Hopi Tribe will be one of the earliest tribes to increase criminal sentences under a landmark federal law meant to improve public safety on American Indian reservations. The Hopi has […]


Calif. hate crime reports drop 4 percent in 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state attorney general’s office says the number of hate crimes reported in California dropped 4 percent last year. The office said Tuesday that 1,060 hate crimes were reported in 2011, […]




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