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  • Dorner hostage: 'I really thought it could be the end'

     
    This post has been corrected. See below for details. Christopher Jordan Dorner was apparently holed up inside a Big Bear area condo for as many as five days before he took the husband and wife who own the property hostage,......
  • Dorner to captives: 'I just want to clear my name'

     
    Just a few hours before he was believed to have been killed, fugitive ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner told a couple he tied up and gagged: “I don’t have a problem with you. I just want to clear my name.” Dorner......
  • Couple says Christopher Dorner tied them up, gagged them

     
    When they stumbled upon Christopher Jordan Dorner inside their condo, they were quickly bound and gagged by him so they couldn't escape and alert authorities that the fugitive former police officer was in the area. That harrowing ordeal was described........
  • Christopher Dorner hostages: 'He tried to calm us down'

     
    Christopher Jordan Dorner, accused in the killings of four people, told two hostages he wanted to clear his name shortly before his presumed death The hostage quoted him as saying: “I don’t have a problem with you. I just want......
  • Motive still a mystery in slaying of movie executive Gavin Smith

     
    After months of speculation, Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators confirmed Thursday they believed missing Fox movie executive Gavin Smith was murdered and publicly named a convicted drug dealer a person of interest in the case. The revelation...
  • Dorner: Women mistakenly shot by LAPD could get more money

     
    Two women whose truck was riddled by police gunfire during the pursuit of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner will a receive $40,000 cash settlement to replace their vehicle, but it remains to be determined how much additional compensation they will...
  • Gavin Smith's wife: Family 'devastated,' worst suspicions confirmed

     
    Gavin Smith's wife said she and her sons are "devastated" by news from homicide investigators that they believe the Fox executive was killed....
  • Women shot by LAPD in Dorner pursuit to get $40,000 to buy truck

     
    Two women whose truck was riddled with bullets fired by Los Angeles Police officers in a case of mistaken identity during the pursuit of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner will a receive $40,000 cash settlement to replace their vehicle....
  • Man describes earlier assault by ‘Sons of Anarchy’ actor

     
    The "Sons of Anarchy" actor who police believe killed his 81-year-old landlady in Los Feliz broke into a Northridge townhome – barefoot and shirtless – in January and attacked residents inside, one of the victims said....
  • In a first, U.S. labels MS-13 street gang 'criminal organization'

     
    Federal authorities Thursday designated the notorious Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 as a “transnational criminal organization,” giving federal authorities more tools to fight the street gang that has its roots in Los Angeles. Under the designation,...
  • Unprecedented action aimed at weakening MS-13 street gang

     
    Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 on Thursday won the distinction of being the first street gang designated by the federal government as a “transnational criminal organization." Local law enforcement officials cheered what they saw as the unprecedented federal...
  • Federal officials want to starve MS-13 gang of its money

     
    Federal authorities named Mara Salvatrucha MS-13, the ruthless Latin American gang born three decades ago on the streets of Los Angeles, a “transnational criminal organization” on Thursday, making it the first street gang to join the list. The...