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  1. Thousands March in Boston Amid Some Fears of Violence as Protests Unfold Nationwide

    08.19 / 18:16 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    Thousands of counterdemonstrators marched peacefully Saturday morning in downtown Boston in response to a self-described free speech rally that has sparked concerns of possible violence. The march and rally come one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. Live updates: Boston rally A Facebook page purportedly linked to the Boston rally has sought to distance itself from last weekend’s white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville. Counter…
  2. Man Charged With First-Degree Murder in Shooting Death of Florida Police Officer

    08.19 / 18:16 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    A 46-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a police officer in the central Florida city of Kissimmee, Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said Saturday. Police charged Everett Glenn Miller in the killing of Kissimmee Officer Matthew Baxter. Sgt. Sam Howard was also shot and is in grave condition, police said. The shooting may have been an ambush, O’Dell said, as the officers responded to a suspicious activity call just before 9:30 pm Friday.…
  3. 1 Killed, 2 Injured After Being Shot at While Riding Bikes in South L.A.; Suspects Still at Large

    08.19 / 18:16 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    A man was killed in a triple shooting in South L.A. during the early morning hours of Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Two women were also injured in the shooting, which happened at about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday in the 1400 block of East 77th Street in Florence-Firestone, the Department said in a news release. Three people were discovered with gunshot wounds when officers arrived, according to the Department. The first victim was a Hispanic man and…
  4. L.A. City Attorney Urges Officials to Consider Denying Permits to Hate Groups, Following Deadly Charlottesville Violence

    08.19 / 18:16 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    City Atty. Mike Feuer said Friday that he would urge Los Angeles officials to consider imposing restrictions or even deny permits to hate groups seeking to rally here in order to prevent the kind of violent clashes that erupted last weekend at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Permits for such demonstrations have not been sought in L.A. But if they were, Feuer said, he would recommend that officials look to precautions taken by other cities, such as Boston, which banned […
  5. Connecticut Mom Arrested After 5 Children Found Eating Dog Food Off Floor, Living in Feces Covered Apartment

    08.19 / 03:26 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    Police arrested a woman Thursday after they found five children living in deplorable conditions in a third floor Connecticut apartment, according to WTIC. Police and fire crews were called to the apartment in downtown Middletown around 2 p.m. after a report of an air conditioner fire caused by a cigarette thrown from the third floor window. The rear exit of the apartment was blocked by trash, fire officials learned. The health department was also on scene because of complaints that there …
  6. ‘Documented Gang Member’ Accused of Fatally Shooting His Estranged Wife Killed in Police Shooting in Montebe

    08.19 / 02:28 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    A 26-year-old man wanted in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wife was killed in a police shooting on Friday, authorities said. Christopher Michael Diaz was shot by Montebello police around 2:40 p.m. in the 2900 block of West Via Corona following a car chase and foot pursuit, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Police had been searching Diaz, who officials previously described as a “documented gang member,” since Aug. 8, when…
  7. Death Toll in Sierra Leone Mudslides Rises to 467

    08.19 / 01:28 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    Sierra Leone is facing significant health challenges after this week’s devastating mudslides claimed at least 467 lives, a government health official said Friday, with the number of dead expected to rise. The death toll includes those killed in mudslides on the outskirts of the West African nation’s capital, Freetown, and fatalities from flash floods in other provinces, Deputy Health Minister Madina Rahman told CNN. The country also must battle cholera and malaria, Rahman said,…
  8. Billionaire Carl Icahn Steps Down as Adviser to President Trump

    08.19 / 01:28 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said Friday he has stepped down as a special adviser to President Trump on regulatory reform. He said in a letter to Trump that he was stepping down with the president’s “blessing” and “because I did not want partisan bickering about my role to in any way cloud your administration.” Icahn has been criticized by Democrats who said his advisory role created a conflict of interest because he had not taken a formal government job and…
  9. Police Warn of Increase in Crimes Involving Paintball Guns; Public’s Help Sought ID’ing Perpetrators

    08.19 / 01:28 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    Police are asking for the public’s help in providing information on individuals who may be behind a recent increase in crimes involving paintball guns in South Los Angeles. Compressed-air guns normally reserved for use at a recreational paintball range are increasingly being used in robberies, aggravated assaults and vandalism, Los Angeles Police Capt. Lee Sands said in a Friday press conference. So far this year in the area policed by LAPD’s South Bureau, 68 people have been…
  10. 92-Year-Old South L.A. Man Accused of Killing Wife With Shotgun on Valentine’s Day Pleads No Contest

    08.19 / 01:28 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    A 92-year-old man pleaded no contest on Friday after being charged with fatally shooting his wife with a shotgun on Valentine’s Day, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Carven Nathaniel Kendrick pleaded open to one count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted the special allegation of use of a firearm. The open plea means a sentence was not negotiated with the District Attorney’s office, the DA stated in a press release. Kendrick was accused of…
  11. 22-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty in Beating Death of USC Grad Student, Marking Third Conviction in Case

    08.19 / 00:27 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    A third person has been convicted in the beating death of a USC graduate student that shook the university community, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. Jonathan Del Carmen, 22, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the July 24, 2014, killing of Xinran Ji, an engineering student from China who had been walking home from a study group when he was attacked in the middle of the night. He faces up to 15 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced Nov. [&#…
  12. Federal Officials: Dark Web Drug Network Operated From Gated Community in Altadena; 6 Charged

    08.19 / 00:27 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    A group of Southern Californians have been accused of operating a multimillion-dollar drug distribution network on the dark Web from a gated community in Altadena, federal prosecutors said. In an indictment unsealed in the Eastern District of California on Thursday, authorities charged William James Farber, 37, and Bryan Antony Lemons, 29, both of Los Angeles, with conspiracy to possess and distribute a controlled substance and conspiracy to launder money. Also charged with conspiracy to…
  13. Oklahoma Teacher Caught Cartwheeling Without Underwear Now Accused of Squatting in Couple’s Home

    08.18 / 23:25 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    A former Oklahoma teacher who pleaded guilty to assault is back in the spotlight after allegedly taking up residence in a Tulsa couple’s home, according to KTLA sister station KFOR in Oklahoma City. Earlier this year, the Pawhuska Police Department took 34-year-old Lacey Sponsler into custody following an incident during choir class. Investigators alleged that the substitute teacher performed a cartwheel in class without underwear on, exposing herself to the students. The teacher …
  14. Man Who Tried to Break Up Fight Dies After Being Sucker Punched in Downtown Riverside: Police

    08.18 / 23:25 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    A man who family members said came to the aid of a stranger after he was jumped by four men in downtown Riverside has died, several days after the incident left him injured and in a coma. Police believe the victim, Adam Valles, tried to break up a fight before he was sucker punched in a separate altercation early Saturday. The incident began shortly after 2 a.m., when an altercation that started inside a bar spilled out onto a street…
  15. Texas Woman Releases Dashcam Video of Roadside Strip Search During Which She Felt ‘Raped’ After Charges Agai

    08.18 / 22:15 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
      Warning: This post contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some readers. A Texas woman who alleges she endured an 11-minute body cavity search amounting to “rape by cop” believes newly released dashcam footage can prove her case, according to KPRC in Houston. The video was recorded two years ago after Harris County deputies pulled Charnesia Corley over for allegedly running a red light, but it was only released this month by her lawyer after the local District …
  16. Mom Finds Highland Park Pedestrian Tunnel Filthy on Son’s 1st Day of Kindergarten, Helps Get It Cleaned Up

    08.18 / 21:13 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    Crystal Durazo was shocked at the filthy condition of a pedestrian tunnel under Figueroa Street as she walked her son to kindergarten at his first day of school at Garvanza Elementary in Highland Park this week. Many of the more than 200 decades-old pedestrian tunnels in Los Angeles – created with the goal of student safety – have been closed, but this one is still open. Inside, Durazo spotted dead birds, feces, used condoms and other trash in the graffiti-lined [&#…
  17. O.C. Man Charged After Allegedly Impersonating Navy Veteran, Lying Under Oath About Being War Hero

    08.18 / 20:06 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    A 54-year-old man accused of falsely representing himself as a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and war veteran has been charged with multiple offenses, including perjury and impersonating a veteran, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Pete Kalamaris, of Corona del Mar, faces two counts each of perjury and forgery, one count of falsifying documents and a count of impersonating a veteran to defraud, according to a DA’s news release. Kalamaris allegedly used…
  18. Indiana Teen Was Driving 107 MPH, High on Opiates at the Time of Crash That Killed 2 Sisters: Court Documents

    08.18 / 20:06 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    A 17-year-old girl accused of crashing into a Clinton County, Indiana, home and killing two sisters was allegedly going more than 100 mph and driving under the influence when she left the road, according to court documents. Alia Sierra is facing ten felony charges, including two counts of reckless homicide for the July 12 crash that killed Haleigh Fullerton, 17, and Callie Fullerton, 8, television station WRTV in Indianapolis reported. Sierra also faced multiple felony charges of operating…
  19. Charlottesville Mayor Calls for Removal of Downtown Confederate Statues After ‘Terrorist Attack’

    08.18 / 20:06 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer on Friday called for the removal of Confederate monuments from the city’s downtown, including the controversial Robert E. Lee statue in Emancipation Park. The decision comes nearly a week after a group of neo-Nazis and white supremacists marched to oppose the statue’s removal and clashed violently with counterprotesters. “With the terrorist attack, these monuments were transformed from equestrian statues into lightning rods,” Signer…
  20. After Getting Drunk, Maryland Man Tried to Kill Lice By Lighting House on Fire: Authorities

    08.18 / 20:06 ktla.com Ktla.com - Los Angeles
    A Maryland man was arrested after allegedly trying to set his rental home in Rockville on fire in order to get rice of a lice infestation. Raymundo Ravelo tried chemicals and powders, but he said they didn’t work, television station WMAR in Baltimore reported on Friday. Police say he couldn’t afford a professional exterminator, so the 54-year-old allegedly got drunk and poured gasoline around the home. When his family asked what he was doing, Ravelo said he was going to set …