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The latest on local crime and public safety.
CHP to Forward Investigation into Freeway Beating to D.A.

CHP to Forward Investigation into Freeway Beating to D.A.

The probe reportedly outlines “potentially serious charges” against the officer.
12-Year-Old who Drowned in Hollywood Motel Pool Dies Today

12-Year-Old who Drowned in Hollywood Motel Pool Dies Today

Eight days after being pulled out of the Hollywood Premier Motel pool with no signs of life, she succumbs to the injuries suffered.
Insecticide Foggers Explode, Sparks Fire in Apartment

Insecticide Foggers Explode, Sparks Fire in Apartment

A resident used 10 foggers in a space that needed only one or two.
Brown Reverses Decision to Parole for Former Manson Follower

Brown Reverses Decision to Parole for Former Manson Follower

This is the third time the 71-year-old Bruce Davis has been recommended for parole and rejected.
Know CPR? Here's How to Get to Where You're Most Needed

Know CPR? Here's How to Get to Where You're Most Needed

An app was launched in Los Angeles County today that can connect a heart attack victim with someone nearby who knows CPR.
Man Found Beaten on Hollywood Street a Month Ago Succumbs to Injuries

Man Found Beaten on Hollywood Street a Month Ago Succumbs to Injuries

HIs loved ones suspect the attack was a hate crime.
Mom, Two Children Pulled from Hollywood Pool Still on Life Support

Mom, Two Children Pulled from Hollywood Pool Still on Life Support

Their condition was described by the LAFD as “grave” when they were admitted to the hospitals. It hasn't changed since.
Man Accused of Scamming Elderly Motorists

Man Accused of Scamming Elderly Motorists

Prosecutors say David Stevens bilked the elderly out of $38,000 in the Valley, West Hollywood and West L.A.
West Basin Water District Rep Charged with Misusing Public Funds

West Basin Water District Rep Charged with Misusing Public Funds

Ronald C. Smith is accused of using about $20,000 public funds to pay for rent, boat repairs and his children’s tuition.

Civil Rights Activists Urge Federal Probe of CHP Freeway Beating

They say they're frustrated by the slow pace of CHP's internal investigation.
Parking Structure in Century City Collapses

Parking Structure in Century City Collapses

Miraculously, no one was hurt. Officials now believe the weight of landscaping materials being stored on top of the underground structure caused the collapse.
Deputies to Be on the Lookout for Unsafe Motorcyclists in West Hollywood Monday

Deputies to Be on the Lookout for Unsafe Motorcyclists in West Hollywood Monday

In the area policed by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, there was a 390 percent increase in motorcyclists injured over the last 13 years.
Results From Friday's DUI Checkpoint in West Hollywood: Four Arrests

Results From Friday's DUI Checkpoint in West Hollywood: Four Arrests

All four arrests were drug or alcohol-related.
Man Pleads Not Guilty to Bilking Investors out of $2M for Fake Movies

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Bilking Investors out of $2M for Fake Movies

Robert "Bobby" Matias is accused of joining three others -- including one from West Hollywood -- in promising investors that big-name movie stars would be making their bogus films.
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.
Activists Hold Impromptu Meeting with CHP Honcho over Alleged Beating Incident

Activists Hold Impromptu Meeting with CHP Honcho over Alleged Beating Incident

Outrage among civil rights groups has been growing since cell phone video emerged late last week of the altercation between an as-yet-unidentified CHP officer tackling and then repeatedly st
Thieves Steal Tesla, Speed Away at 100 MPH, Crash, Slice Car in Half

Thieves Steal Tesla, Speed Away at 100 MPH, Crash, Slice Car in Half

The Tesla had been stolen from a Playa Vista-area dealership.
Report: Comedian Katt Williams Pulls out Gun at Comedy Store

Report: Comedian Katt Williams Pulls out Gun at Comedy Store

Williams was reportedly not on stage when he allegedly threatened a heckler with a gun.