Crime & Justice

Gay Pride-Explosives Arrest


Man arrested before LA Pride faces weapons, explosives charges

James Wesley Howell is due to be charged Tuesday after being arrested in Santa Monica over the weekend with weapons and explosive chemicals in a car he apparently drove from Indiana.

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Photos: Los Angeles remembers victims of the Orlando massacre


Just one day after Angelenos gathered to celebrate Pride Weekend in West Hollywood, a crowd gathered at City Hall to honor those killed in Sunday's attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Ron Calderon

Ex-state Sen. Ron Calderon to plead guilty, prosecutors say


Prosecutors say that in the plea agreement filed Monday, Calderon admits accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for official acts as a legislator.

Vigils to be held in LA to honor victims of Orlando massacre

Memorials for those who died in Saturday's attack in Orlando will take place throughout the Southern California Monday, including one at L.A.'s City Hall.

Armed man going to LA Pride parade twice accused of gun threats

Police in Charlestown, Indiana, say the first incident involved James Wesley Howell's boyfriend last October and the second involved a neighbor four days later.

Orlando shooting: What we know on Monday

Police say 48 of a lone gunman's 49 victims have now been identified. The attacks struck Pulse Orlando, a gay nightclub that had been throwing a Latin Night dance party.

Orlando shooting: Friends, family remember victims

As the names of the victims are slowly released, friends and family members remember their loved ones. Here are stories of some of the victims.

Arrest of heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica rattles LA Pride event

Law enforcement officials arrested a heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica early Sunday who told police he had been heading to L.A.'s Pride event.

Obama: 'An attack on any American ... Is an attack on all Americans'

President Obama said that we now know enough about the mass shooting in Orlando to say it was an "act of terror and an act of hate."

At West Hollywood Pride, spirits strong but also somber

It would be impossible to pretend the nightclub attack in Orlando hadn

49 slain in gay nightclub, worst mass shooting in US history

In the deadliest mass shooting in American history, a lone gunman armed with a pistol and an assault rifle killed 49 people and injured 53 more at a gay Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning.

Updates: 50 dead in Orlando nightclub shooting

Fifty people were killed and 53 injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. Officials have said it may have been an act of terrorism. See updates from the Orlando Sentinel.

Man wounded in deputy-involved Maywood shooting

One person was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting in Maywood on Saturday afternoon.

How ousting the judge in the Stanford sexual assault case could impact future cases

Michele Dauber, the Stanford law professor who's leading the effort to recall Judge Aaron Persky discusses why she's leading an effort to recall him.

Foster parents continue legal fight for Native American girl

Lawyers for a foster family who had to give up a 6-year-old girl with Native American heritage returned to an appellate court in Los Angeles on Friday in their latest legal effort to return the girl to California.

After 21 years, an abducted son and his grieving mother are reunited

DNA testing confirms that a 22-year-old law student in Mexico is the boy who was taken from his California home by his father more than two decades ago.