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Cops: Student Fatally Stabbed USC Professor

Police believe killing was personal dispute

(Newser) - A student stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what authorities say was a personal dispute. An LAPD spokeswoman says the professor was killed inside the Seeley G. Mudd building in the heart of campus, the AP reports.... More »

10 Pricey Cities, and the Salary You Need to Live in Them

California claims the top 3—and you'll need a 6-figure annual paycheck there

(Newser) - Buying a home has always been a big-ticket purchase, but as CNNMoney notes, a seller's market has made being able to afford one increasingly difficult. HSH.com looked at median house prices from the National Association of Realtors for the third quarter of this year, plus the average interest... More »

Fake Catholic Priest Sentenced to Jail...Again

'You can't go into a church and pretend you're a priest'

(Newser) - Good thing Catholics have a fairly relaxed forgiveness policy. The Los Angeles Times reports a 60-year-old man convicted last February after posing as a priest was arrested earlier this month for slipping back into the vestments. When Erwin Mena was originally arrested, he had been acting as a priest at... More »

NASA, FEMA Simulated Asteroid Strike on Los Angeles

In their scenario, city had 4-year warning

(Newser) - A 330-foot asteroid on a collision course with downtown Los Angeles. Four years to try to stop it—or carry out mass evacuations ahead of certain devastation. That's not the plot of an unoriginal new movie, but the scenario behind a recent NASA-FEMA exercise, the New York Times reports.... More »

Durst Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in LA

Heir is accused of killing friend in 2000

(Newser) - Wearing a neck brace and seated in a wheelchair, looking pale and frail, real estate heir and documentary star Robert Durst pleaded not guilty to murder Monday, more than a year and a half after a live microphone recorded him muttering, "killed them all." The 73-year-old Durst entered... More »

News Anchor Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Cop's Headphones

While going through airport security, no less

(Newser) - A Los Angeles news anchor was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing expensive headphones from a cop while going through an airport security line. The Los Angeles Times reports a passenger was going through the security line at Los Angeles International Airport when she noticed her headphones were missing. TMZ notes... More »

Cops: Boy Hidden Away for 3 Years Found Dead in Closet

His mother has been charged with murder

(Newser) - Police found Yonatan Daniel Aguilar dead in the bedroom closet of his family's Los Angeles home in August—and authorities say the malnourished boy, who was 11 years old but weighed just 34 pounds, had been hidden away in locked closets for three years. He was last seen publicly... More »

2 Wounded Suspects Arrested After LA Party Bloodbath

Other suspects still at large after deadly gunfight

(Newser) - Police in Los Angeles say they've tracked down two of the shooters involved in a horrific gunfight at a party early Saturday that left three people dead and at least a dozen wounded. A police spokesman tells the Los Angeles Times that Jamaican nationals Mowayne McKay, 33, and Diego... More »

3 Killed, 12 Wounded in 'Horrific' Restaurant Shooting

Multiple people opened fire; diners were caught in the crossfire

(Newser) - LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado tells NBC Los Angeles it was "one of the most horrific crime scenes I've seen in a while." Three people were killed and a dozen wounded in a gun battle that broke out shortly after midnight Saturday inside a Los Angeles restaurant. Police... More »

Trouble-Making Cookie Monster Is 'National Nuisance'

Adam Sandler, the man behind the blue mask, has left trail of complaints from coast to coast

(Newser) - "No one wants to hear the Cookie Monster say he's going to kill their family," says a man who filed a battery report against the Sesame Street character. The Los Angeles Times takes a long look at Adam Sandler (not that one), a man currently cavorting around... More »

Armed Man Arrested After Standoff on Amtrak Train

Police fired tear gas at the suspect, who barricaded himself in one of the cars

(Newser) - An Amtrak train had to be evacuated outside Los Angeles Friday night due to a passenger with a gun, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to KABC , fellow passengers saw the armed man and alerted Amtrak personnel, who notified police. The man appeared to be intoxicated, on drugs, or having... More »

This Guy's Job Is to Walk People, Not Dogs

Meet Chuck McCarthy, the 'People Walker'

(Newser) - For aspiring LA-based actor Chuck McCarthy, poop was the hurdle. He was considering becoming a dog walker to help make ends meet, but decided he just couldn't stomach the idea of dealing with all the doo-doo, reports KABC . So he began to joke about walking people instead, with no... More »

Police Release Sketches in Possible Manson Family Killing

Two men named Jean are persons of interest in teen's 1969 murder

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Police Department has released sketches of two men considered persons of interest in a 47-year-old murder possibly connected to the Manson family, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to People , Reet Jurvetson, 19, flew from Canada to LA in 1969 to see a man named Jean she... More »

Longtime Fugitive May Be Hiding by Dressing as Woman

John Gentry Jr. is wanted in a 1983 double murder in Michigan

(Newser) - A suspected murderer Michigan authorities have been hunting for more than 30 years may be living in California disguised as a woman, the Los Angeles Times reports. John Gentry Jr. was 30 years old in 1983 when he was released from a Michigan prison after serving time for nearly killing... More »

Woman Falls Off Cliff Day After She Moved to California

Lorena Barrera climbed over wall, tripped on flip-flops

(Newser) - A Nevada woman who had just moved to California ended up falling off a notorious cliff on her first full day in the state, CBS News reports. The woman, identified by NBC Los Angeles as 21-year-old Lorena Barrera, was found dead at the base of the seaside cliff in Point... More »

Iconic Home From Brady Bunch Ransacked

Current resident scared apparent burglars away

(Newser) - "Here's a story / Of a seventy-something lady ..." is how the theme song would start to accompany the latest crime report out of Los Angeles. Police sources tell NBC News that the iconic Studio City home used for the sitcom's exterior shots was burglarized Wednesday night—... More »

10 Unfriendliest Cities in the US

Who knew Delaware was so mean?

(Newser) - Planning an end-of-summer vacation? Better stay away from these US cities, apparently the kinds of places where locals will give you bad directions, then steal your wallet. Condé Nast Traveler asked travelers to rate the "friendliness" of US cities for its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards and received 128,000... More »

3 Die After Attending LA Rave

9 were transported to hospitals from electronic music festival

(Newser) - Authorities say three people died after attending a weekend rave in Fontana, Calif., the AP reports. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller said Monday that nine people were transported from the HARD Summer Music Festival, and three were pronounced dead at local hospitals. Two deaths occurred Saturday... More »

Los Feliz 'Murder House,' Empty for Decades, Has New Owner

It's Gloria Allred's daughter

(Newser) - After sitting empty for more than five decades, the Los Feliz ' murder house ' will soon be full of life again. The 1925 Spanish Colonial Revival—the scene of a murder-suicide—has been purchased by Lisa Bloom (the daughter of attorney Gloria Allred) and her husband Braden Pollock for... More »

Soylent CEO Charged Over 'Experimental Living Facility'

Rob Rhinehart's shipping container is hauled off an LA hilltop

(Newser) - The man behind the liquid food substitute called Soylent is in trouble with the law over a shipping container he put up on a hilltop overlooking Los Angeles, the Guardian reports. Last week, prosecutors in Montecito Heights charged Rob Rhinehart, 27, with unpermitted construction and other violations in connection with... More »

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