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Murder-suicide of 3 ailing in Hacienda Heights investigated

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Every morning, Jim Crabtree said he would wake up, wash and dress his wife who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, and drop her off at his parents’ home so he could […]

05/02/2013

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LA County reacts to Boston Marathon explosions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has heightened security measures in the aftermath of two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

04/15/2013

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Active shooter response drill at high school in Cerritos today

An active shooter response drill is being conducted today at Gahr High School in Cerritos between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Cerritos Sheriff’s Station and L.A. County Fire Department are involving administrators, teachers, students, and parents from the school.

04/02/2013

Bob McCormick and L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca.

Sheriff Lee Baca in studio on Money 101

Money 101 host Bob McCormick talked with L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca about the cost of running a huge jail system. Click here to listen to a portion of the show.

04/01/2013

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Feds raid 17 Calif. businesses for nitrous oxide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers raided Southern California businesses suspected of illegally selling nitrous oxide for use as a recreational drug, in what authorities said was the nation’s largest such raid ever.

03/22/2013

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LA county authorities crack down on nitrous oxide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say the use of nitrous oxide as a recreational drug has grown from a rave party phenomenon to mainstream use, propelled by the ease of social media to reach young people.

03/22/2013

Gavin Smith, missing movie executive. (AP Photo)

Missing LA-area movie exec now believed murdered

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The 10-month search for a movie executive has gone from a missing persons investigation to a murder investigation, and a convicted drug dealer has been named a person of interest.

03/15/2013

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca (AP Photo)

Lee Baca named national sheriff of the year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who has been under fire for jailhouse abuses, has been picked as the nation’s Sheriff of the Year.

02/26/2013

LA County Sheriff's vehicle

LA deputy response times better in contract cities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An audit shows Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy emergency response times are quicker in cities that contract for policing services.

01/30/2013

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LA County homicides down, serious crime up

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Homicides in territory served by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department dropped in 2012 from the previous year despite an uptick in overall serious crime.

01/09/2013

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca (AP Photo)

Officials discuss security plan for LA-area schools

The mass shooting at the elementary school in Connecticut has made everyone question whether a similar scenario could happen in Los Angeles. Two officials explain what is planned in the Southland to address it. Click here to listen.

01/04/2013

8 plastic thieves arrested with $115K products

INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say they’ve arrested eight people in connection with the theft of $115,000 worth of trademarked plastic products in South El Monte and Lynwood.

01/04/2013

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