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Couple charged with scalding death of their dog Sprocket

SAN MATEO (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a San Francisco Bay Area couple with felony animal abuse for allegedly scalding their poodle and Maltese mix dog and then waiting more than a week before taking it to the vet.

August 29, 2016 | | Crime


Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend to death in South LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police have arrested a 26-year-old Katrina Jeaneene Rawls on suspicion of stabbing her boyfriend to death during an argument.

August 28, 2016 | | Crime


Former teacher sentenced for sex acts with student

SANTA ANA (AP) - A former Orange County high school teacher who had a long affair with a 15-year-old student has been sentenced to six months in jail.

August 28, 2016 | | Crime


Northern spotted owl now listed as endangered

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Wildlife officials say the northern spotted owl has been listed under the California Endangered Species Act.

August 28, 2016 | | Crime


Young suicide bomber kills 51

ISTANBUL (AP) - A child suicide bomber killed at least 51 people and wounded nearly 70 others at a Kurdish wedding party near Turkey's border with Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, decrying the attack as an apparent attempt by Islamic State extremists to destabilize the nation by exploiting ethnic and religious tensions.

August 21, 2016 | | Crime


52,000 FEWER ARRESTS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 2014 California voter-approved initiative that reduced penalties for certain drug and property crimes has led to the lowest arrest rate in state history as police frequently ignore those illegal activities, experts say.

August 21, 2016 | | Crime


2 Houston kids found dead under home; mom in custody

HOUSTON (AP) - Two children were found dead under a neighbor's house Sunday after their mother matter-of-factly told someone helping her move that she had drowned them in a bathtub, authorities said.

August 14, 2016 | | Crime


Man shot had a gun in his hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The black man whose killing by police touched off rioting in Milwaukee was shot by a black officer after turning toward him with a gun in his hand, the police chief said Sunday, as Wisconsin's governor put the National Guard on standby against any further violence on the city's mostly black north side.

August 14, 2016 | | Crime


‘Grim Sleeper’ mystery remains

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The death sentence of the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer last week put to rest a case that spanned more than three decades, but it left another mystery wide open.

August 14, 2016 | | Crime


FBI: Woman robbed bank to return to prison

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police, authorities said Friday.

July 31, 2016 | | Crime


Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police here in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide.

July 18, 2016 | | Crime


Northern California heist suspects linked to murder, robbery

WINDSOR (AP) - Two men accused of robbing a Northern California armored car are also suspected of carrying out a similar heist in Southern California.

July 18, 2016 | | Crime


Woman who pointed out alleged rapist is sentenced in killing

SANTA ANA (AP) - Norma Patricia Esparza was a Southern California college student in 1995 when she says she was raped by a man she met at a bar.

July 18, 2016 | | Crime


Police: Third victim dies in attacks on San Diego homeless

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in San Diego died at a hospital Sunday - bringing the death toll to three, police said.

July 10, 2016 | | Crime


Kidnapping victim missing even though 4 arrested in case

VALLEJO (AP) - Police in Northern California are investigating the kidnapping for ransom of a woman who remains missing even though four suspects have been arrested in the case.

July 10, 2016 | | Crime


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Deputy shoots suspect who stabbed dog

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Both a suspect and a San Diego County sheriff's dog have been hospitalized after the man attacked the dog and then ...

December 04, 2016 | | Crime


The Latest: 4 arrested as protests remain calm in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on a decision not to charge an officer who shot a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina (all times ...

November 30, 2016 | | Crime


Ex-NFL star Sharper faces final sentence in drugging rapes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper's tour of shame and punishment reaches its conclusion Tuesday in the courthouse where he first admitted ...

November 29, 2016 | | Crime


Man arrested for allegedly molesting 9-year-old on train

SAN LEANDRO (AP) - San Leandro police say a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of molesting a 9-year-old girl aboard a commuter train.

November 28, 2016 | | Crime


2 Los Angeles County deputies get prison after jail beating

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who beat a mentally ill jail inmate and falsified records to hide the abuse were ...

November 28, 2016 | | Crime


Shootings not connected to youth football game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A shooting in which two people were killed and five injured occurred in a Kentucky park near a youth football game, but ...

November 25, 2016 | | Crime


Students complained about erratic driving before bus wreck

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Students and administrators raised concerns about a Tennessee school bus driver's behavior behind the wheel in the weeks before a crash ...

November 25, 2016 | | Crime


South Dakota man strangled his mother, boy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 24-year-old South Dakota man strangled his mother and a 7-year-old boy in a mobile home.

November 21, 2016 | | Crime


Pregnant woman fatally shot; baby delivered by C-section

VISALIA (AP) - A pregnant woman was fatally shot at a busy Central California intersection, but her baby was saved after doctors delivered the boy by ...

November 20, 2016 | | Crime


Woman arrested in killings of 3 people in Oakland home

OAKLAND (AP) - A woman from San Jose has been arrested in connection with the killing of three people inside a home on the eastern end ...

November 13, 2016 | | Crime


STANISLAUS DEPUTY’ EXECUTED’

HUGHSON (AP) - A Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy was shot twice in the head and killed Sunday while responding to a call about a suspicious ...

November 13, 2016 | | Crime


Officer shot in head, expected to survive

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco police officer was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Saturday after being shot in the head while responding to ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime


Police kill rake- wielding man who hit officers

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Police in Northern California shot and killed a man who attacked officers with a metal rake in the backyard of a home ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime


Hate crime charges filed in attack on Sikh man

RICHMOND (AP) - Prosecutors in the San Francisco Bay Area have filed hate crime charges against two men accused of attacking a Sikh man by removing ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime


2 arrested in LA shooting that left 3 dead, 12 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police arrested on Sunday two suspects in connection with a shooting that left three people dead and 12 wounded at ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime


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