| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Hollywood arson suspect Harry Burkhart was "motivated by rage against Americans" and sought to terrorize as many people as possible when he torched dozens of Los Angeles-area cars, homes and garages over New Year's weekend, the Los Angeles County...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Hollywood arson suspect Harry Burkhart appeared Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court looking agitated and unkempt to face 37 felony charges of torching cars and property across a broad swath of Los Angeles over the New Year's weekend. Judge........
| Jan 10, 2012
| 9:35 PM
He sat in the back of the courtroom, dressed in a dark blue suit with a dour expression. But that was the closest former Bell police Chief Randy Adams came to the witness stand Tuesday....
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:35 PM
At least six candidates, perhaps as many as eight, are running for Los Angeles County district attorney in the June 5 primary. Incumbent Steve Cooley is retiring and leaving an open seat. When was the last time that happened?...
| Feb 26, 2012
The walls of L.A. County's Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration are so thick and shielding of public scrutiny that even the old-line Commies in charge of the Kremlin in Moscow would be envious.
The city's newspapers have assigned teams of reporters over...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 5:13 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Arraignment was scheduled Tuesday for a Rowland Heights doctor accused in the deaths of three patients, who overdosed on prescription pills.
Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng, 42, is charged with three counts of second-degree murder --...
| Mar 23, 2012
Two former Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum executives and the head of a prominent rave company have been arrested in connection with a corruption scandal involving millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions at one of the nation's most...
| Jan 29, 2012
Gigi Gordon, a crusading criminal defense lawyer who battled corrupt police and overzealous prosecutors to free dozens of prisoners who had been wrongfully convicted, committed suicide after struggling with multiple sclerosis and depression. She was 54....
| Jun 24, 2012
Just two years ago, a City Hall scandal in Bell touched off a round of community anger amid the working-class cities that hug the 710 Freeway in southeast Los Angeles County. Finally, local activists thought, their elected representatives would straighten...
| Sep 26, 2012
One of the trickier aspects of building an effective criminal justice system is making sure that the punishment fits the crime; that's important because penalties considered arbitrary and unfair breed disillusionment and anger that can worsen...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 11:42 AM
David A. Garcia, the man accused of killing Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka in November 2003, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday.
Garcia, 28, was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:02 PM
VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTLA) -- Gregory U. Powell, one of the infamous "Onion Field" cop killers, has died in prison, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 79.
He died on Sunday at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville after...