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Long Beach Man who Shot Intruder Likely to Face Legal Consequences

Long Beach Man who Shot Intruder Likely to Face Legal Consequences

Police Chief Jim McDonnell saidhe plans to present the case to the District Attorney's Office today.
Long Beach Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Connected to Attacks on 2 Women

Long Beach Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Connected to Attacks on 2 Women

Raymond Demetrius Howard of Long Beach is charged with a dozen felony counts, including rape, forcible oral copulation, kidnapping to commit another crime, assault with a firearm, aggravated
Police Pondering Future of 80-Year-Old who Shot Intruder as She Ran Away

Police Pondering Future of 80-Year-Old who Shot Intruder as She Ran Away

The woman told Tom Greer she was pregnant. He has no regrets.
VIDEO: 80-Year-Old Bixby Knolls Resident Shoots, Kills Home Invader

VIDEO: 80-Year-Old Bixby Knolls Resident Shoots, Kills Home Invader

"The lady didn't run as fast as the man, so I shot her two times," Tom Greer said.
Suspect Tries to Take Gun from Bank Security Guard, Ends Up Getting Shot at by Police

Suspect Tries to Take Gun from Bank Security Guard, Ends Up Getting Shot at by Police

The non-injury shooting occurred around 5:50 p.m. near the intersection of Mountain View Street and Pacific Avenue.
Police: Man Curses at Muslim, Rips Off her Head Covering

Police: Man Curses at Muslim, Rips Off her Head Covering

The man forcibly pulled and twisted the hijab, choking the woman and causing bruises and scratches on her neck, Long Beach Chief of Police Jim McDonnell said.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
Police Looking for People with Information About Street Race that Ended in Fatal Crash

Police Looking for People with Information About Street Race that Ended in Fatal Crash

One or more vehicles took off after a Long Beach man driving a Honda crashed, killing the 27-year-old passenger.
Two Vehicles Race Down Ocean Boulevard, One Person Dies

Two Vehicles Race Down Ocean Boulevard, One Person Dies

The driver of one vehicle lost control for unknown reasons, ejecting both occupants.
Man Jumps from Vincent Thomas Bridge

Man Jumps from Vincent Thomas Bridge

The man, who witnesses said appeared to be in his early 20s, landed in the main channel of the port close to the Catalina Express facility.
Shooting Death in Long Beach May Be Gang-Related, Police Say

Shooting Death in Long Beach May Be Gang-Related, Police Say

Officers responded around 4:40 p.m. to a shooting call in the area of Hill Street and Earl Avenue.
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Two Die After Motorcyclist Hits Pedestrian on Ocean Boulevard

Two Die After Motorcyclist Hits Pedestrian on Ocean Boulevard

A witnesses said the motorcyclist was ejected into the path of an oncoming vehicle and also struck.
Police Catch Man Believed to Behind Long Beach, Torrance Armed Robberies

Police Catch Man Believed to Behind Long Beach, Torrance Armed Robberies

The charges stem from Jan. 24 and Feb. 28 robberies at Long Beach electronics stores and a similar crime in Torrance March 21.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Two Long Beach Men Accused of Stealing from Lomita Mosque

Two Long Beach Men Accused of Stealing from Lomita Mosque

Matthew Pacheco and Carlos Perez were two of four people arrested this week.
Police Catch a Suspected Bicycle Thief with Expensive Taste

Police Catch a Suspected Bicycle Thief with Expensive Taste

Elpidio Vargas, 47, was detained and then booked following a stakeout Monday.
Long Beach Man Charged in Two Local Rape, Kidnapping

Long Beach Man Charged in Two Local Rape, Kidnapping

Raymond Demetrius Howard of Long Beach faces eight felony counts.