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  • 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...
  • MS-13 street gang's finances targeted by feds; reaction mixed

     
    The new federal crackdown on the notorious Los Angeles-based Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 street gang is being cheered by some local officials, though others worry about some of the side effects. The designation gives the U.S. Treasury Department the power to.....
  • Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said

     
    The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a “transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run....
  • Colorado shooting suspect worked for a summer as counselor at camp above Glendale

    James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting, worked for the summer of 2008 as a cabin counselor at a Los Angeles summer camp -- Camp Max Straus. Camp Max Straus, founded in 1938 in the hills above Glendale, is a nonsectarian...
  • Burbank police investigate homicide near elementary school

    Burbank police are investigating the shooting death of a man at an apartment complex across the street from an elementary school. The shooting took place at a building at 758 E. Providencia Ave., across the street from Joaquin Miller Elementary School...
  • Zamora's sister: 'She always helped people. She didn't measure the consequences'

    Zamora's sister: 'She always helped people. She didn't measure the consequences'
    Irma Zamora's husband told her not to get out of the car as they approached the scene of a traffic accident on Wednesday night. But she rushed out anyway because that's the kind of person she was, her sister said. She ran toward the wrecked SUV and...