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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.



Elderly woman hit by New Year’s bullet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An elderly woman sitting in her den at midnight on New Year’s Eve was struck in the foot by a bullet fragment. The 74-year-old Gardena woman heard glass breaking and felt the metal piece hit her foot.


Audit: LA sheriff’s managers misused aircraft

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An audit has found that Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department managers improperly used the department’s aircraft for personal use.


Arrest made in rape of woman on LA bus

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A man suspected of raping a mentally disabled woman aboard a Los Angeles transit bus during rush hour was arrested Friday, authorities said. The suspect, whose name and age weren’t immediately […]