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2 LA colleges evacuated after threats are made

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two colleges in the Los Angeles area have been closed because of unspecified threats involving guns. Authorities say two calls from cell phones were made to the California Highway Patrol early […]

05/16/2013

Bear in La Canada scares swimmers, schools

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — A bear that wandered down from the mountains and into suburban backyards north of Los Angeles had swimmers scrambling from a backyard pool and brought the lockdown of two […]

05/13/2013

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2 LA County deputies save man from fiery apartment

PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says two of its deputies disregarded their own safety to save the life of a 51-year-old man who was unconscious in a burning apartment […]

05/09/2013

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Murder suspect mistakenly released from LA jail

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s authorities say a man charged with murder was accidentally released from jail last month because of a clerical error. Sheriff’s Capt. Chuck Antuna says 32-year-old Johnny Mata […]

05/04/2013

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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

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