Crime & Justice

Inside a classroom during the UCLA murder-suicide

If you're in a classroom and you want to keep a shooter out, but the door opens outwards, what do you do? You get inventive.

Chimney Fire burns 1,000 acres

The Chimney Fire started burning Wednesday afternoon in and near the Owens Peak and Chimney Peak wilderness areas on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Prosecutors: Gun buyer in SB massacre knew aspiring jihadists

The revelation in a court filing Tuesday says Enrique Marquez Jr. was associated with a group arrested as they tried to fly to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida.

2 dead in UCLA murder-suicide, including professor

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said investigators had determined there was a homicide and suicide in an engineering building on the campus of UCLA Wednesday morning.

UCLA students struggled with unlocked doors during shooting

In the minutes after a fatal shooting at a UCLA engineering building, panicked students seeking a safe place to hide used belts, cords and other items to try to secure doors they said did not lock.

San Bernardino: Feds move to stop shooter's life insurance

According to the U.S. attorney, San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook took out a pair of life insurance payments worth $275,000 leading up to the Dec. 2 attack.

Family: SoCal veteran behind Houston shooting rampage

Family members identified Army veteran Dionisio Garza III of Rancho Cucamonga as the man who opened fire Sunday, killing one person and wounding several others.

'Shield' actor convicted of 2nd-degree murder

A jury has convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in Los Angeles.

2 die as plane crashes in Ventura County

A plane that crashed into a Ventura County orchard on Saturday may have been in distress before the accident.

Grim Sleeper's first known victim testifies

In an unusual, move, L.A. prosecutors take testimony from a woman they say was attacked by the Grim Sleeper in the 1970s — before his killing spree.

CA high court rejects challenge to juvenile sentence

California's Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge to a criminal sentence of 50 years to life for a juvenile convicted of murder who argued that the punishment violated a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

SWAT arrests man suspected of shooting West Covina officer

Sheriff's Deputy Trina Schrader says Jose Luis Chavez was taken into custody by SWAT officers early Thursday at a home in La Puente.

Seventh California prison still providing poor medical care

Inspectors have found that more than a third of the 17 prisons inspected since last year are still providing poor care.

Actor's young son says he heard shots in killing of mom

Jace's 10-year-old son says he heard his father tell his mother she should "run to heaven" before shooting her twice.

Opening statements expected in 'Shield' actor murder trial

Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday in the trial of Michael Jace, who is accused of shooting and killing his wife.

Cosby ordered to stand trial in sex assault case

The 78-year-old actor faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of violating the accuser while she was impaired, unconscious or could not give consent.