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Valley Springs, California (Photo: Google Earth)

Tense Calif. town hunts for killer of 8-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Law enforcement patrols have been increased outside a school in a small Northern California town where a search is continuing for a man suspected of stabbing an 8-year-old girl to death.

04/29/2013

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 2 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, FBI handout (AP Photo)

Bomb suspect in boat stored in Mass. neighborhood

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A law enforcement official says the suspect being hunted in the Boston Marathon bombing is in a boat stored in a Watertown, Mass., neighborhood.

04/19/2013

oston Police Special Operations officers in armored tactical vehicle during manhunt for suspect in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Watertown, Massachusetts (AP Photo)

Shots fired in Mass. as police seek bomb suspect

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Gunfire erupted Friday night amid the manhunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, and police rushed into the Watertown neighborhood in a possible break in the case.

04/19/2013

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 2 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, FBI handout (AP Photo)

Classmates: Bomb suspect was on campus this week

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth this week after the explosions killed three people and wounded more than 180 others, according to his classmates.

04/19/2013

SWAT robot, a remote controlled tank-like vehicle with a shield for officers made by Howe & Howe Technologies, is demonstrated in Sanford, Maine (AP Photo)

‘SWAT robots’ soon to protect US first responders

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that’s developed high-tech tanks for the military and Hollywood has a new contraption — a ballistic police shield that sits atop a miniature, remote-controlled tank-like vehicle made to protect first responders.

04/18/2013

Hostage standoff ends at El Segundo popcorn factory

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Police say an executive held at gunpoint at a Southern California gourmet popcorn company has been freed and a company employee is under arrest.

04/16/2013

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Boy admits prank 911 call on Ashton Kutcher’s home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a 12-year-old boy has admitted making a prank 911 call that drew police to Ashton Kutcher’s home. The L.A. D.A.’s Office says the boy admitted responsibility for making a false bomb threat and computer intrusion.

03/11/2013

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2 dead in Los Angeles police standoff in Watts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman killed a man, opened fire on police and holed himself up in a Watts home with three children inside before shooting himself, police said Friday.

03/08/2013

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Dorner mountain manhunt costs tallied

LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials say the cost of a six-day mountain manhunt for fired Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner will cost the department more than a half-million dollars.

02/27/2013

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Police say gunman kills self after standoff

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Monica police say a gunman has killed himself in a home after a nearly 12-hour standoff. SWAT team members fired tear gas and entered the home at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, where they found the man dead.

02/27/2013

Police block Highway 38 during hunt for Christopher Dorner. (AP Photo)

Ex-LA cop hostage story renews manhunt questions

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Karen and Jim Reynolds say they came face to face with fugitive Christopher Dorner, not on a snow-covered mountain trail, but inside their cabin-style condo.

02/14/2013

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Burned remains ID’d as fugitive ex-cop Dorner

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Officials said Thursday that the burned remains found in a California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner.

02/14/2013

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