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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Bomb Squad Called to Marina del Rey

Bomb Squad Called to Marina del Rey

Deputies are investigating a suspicious package found on Admiralty Way.
Woman Pinned by Car that Ran into Bookstore

Woman Pinned by Car that Ran into Bookstore

The woman was in fair condition when taken to a hospital for treatment.
Turns Out, a Surfboard Is Not a Good Place to Hide Cocaine

Turns Out, a Surfboard Is Not a Good Place to Hide Cocaine

Man found at LAX with a surfboard packed with nearly seven pounds of cocaine gets a five-year sentence.
FBI: Man Goes Berserk on Flight to LAX, Facing Charges

FBI: Man Goes Berserk on Flight to LAX, Facing Charges

Kevin Lee Mosele reportedly was disruptive and abusive to passengers and members of the flight crew, and had to be physically restrained during the flight.
Painter in Cherrypicker Electrocuted

Painter in Cherrypicker Electrocuted

According to reports from the scene, the man and the basket of the cherry picker caught on fire and burned for several minutes.
Federal Inspectors Intercept Shipment of 67 Giant African Snails at LAX

Federal Inspectors Intercept Shipment of 67 Giant African Snails at LAX

The snails are classified as "a very serious threat" to agriculture and public health in the United States. They were reportedly headed to a dinner plate in San Dimas.
Immigration Activists Wants L.A. Deputies to Stop Cooperating with Feds

Immigration Activists Wants L.A. Deputies to Stop Cooperating with Feds

They want the L.A. County Sheriff's Department to follow the LAPD, which recently announced it would not be notifying immigration officials about suspects in custody who may not be in the U.
Six Deputies Convicted of Obstructing Federal Probe into County Jail Violence

Six Deputies Convicted of Obstructing Federal Probe into County Jail Violence

After a week of deliberations, a federal jury says, "Guilty."
After Further Review, City Attorney Drops Bomb Scare Case Against 49ers' Aldon Smith

After Further Review, City Attorney Drops Bomb Scare Case Against 49ers' Aldon Smith

Smith allegedly made a comment about having a bomb as he was going through security screening at Los Angeles International Airport.
Man Shot by Pot Dispensary Security Guard Near LAX ID'd

Man Shot by Pot Dispensary Security Guard Near LAX ID'd

William Dion Carter of Gardena collapsed and died in front of a hotel.
SUV Overturns Several Times on Lincoln in MdR

SUV Overturns Several Times on Lincoln in MdR

It appeared at least one of the people in the blue Ford Explorer had major injuries.
UPDATE: Brush Fire on Marina Freeway Median Knocked Out

UPDATE: Brush Fire on Marina Freeway Median Knocked Out

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
MdR Man Gets 20 Months for Embezzling from the Girl Scouts

MdR Man Gets 20 Months for Embezzling from the Girl Scouts

As senior property manager of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Channing Smack was responsible for overseeing the organization's 22 properties in the area.
Judge Sentences Two to Federal Prison for Their Roles in Death of MdR-Based Coast Guard Officer

Judge Sentences Two to Federal Prison for Their Roles in Death of MdR-Based Coast Guard Officer

One Mexican national gets life while another received a 10-year sentence.
U2 Spy Plane Caused Halted Plane Takeoffs Last Week at LAX

U2 Spy Plane Caused Halted Plane Takeoffs Last Week at LAX

An FAA computer at a Palmdale air traffic control center interpreted the flight as a low-altitude operation and began processing it for a course below 10,000 feet.
Lifeguards Make 50 Ocean Rescues Between Playa del Rey and San Pedro

Lifeguards Make 50 Ocean Rescues Between Playa del Rey and San Pedro

Assistance was needed from the Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance fire departments.
Departing Planes Halted at LAX Because of Computer Hitch

Departing Planes Halted at LAX Because of Computer Hitch

Passengers were being advised to check with their airlines about anticipated delays.
D.A. Office Punts Aldon Smith Case to L.A. City Attorney

D.A. Office Punts Aldon Smith Case to L.A. City Attorney

The 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is accused of making a comment about having a bomb at a Los Angeles International Airport security screening station.
Plane Returns to LAX an Hour After Takeoff When One of the Engines Fails

Plane Returns to LAX an Hour After Takeoff When One of the Engines Fails

The American Airlines flight was bound for Honolulu.