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Cops: Man Who Shot Officer Is Newly Paroled Gang Member

He allegedly opened fire on police after car accident in Whittier, California

(Newser) - "This is a senseless, senseless tragedy that did not need to be," says a California police chief after a gang member paroled earlier this month allegedly killed a relative and a police officer . At least two officers had responded to the scene of a vehicle accident in Whittier... More »

Falling Tree Killed Mother of the Bride

Injured 4-year-old is improving, say relatives

(Newser) - The woman who died when a tree uprooted and fell on a wedding party in a California park on Saturday has been identified as the mother of the bride. Authorities say 61-year-old Margarita Mojarro of San Pedro was pronounced dead at the scene in Whittier's Penn Park. Up to... More »

Octuplet Mom Calls Cops on Paps

Chaos surrounds Suleman's new home

(Newser) - Nadya Suleman is drawing all sorts of people to her new home, the Los Angeles Times reports, from paparazzi overrunning her property in suburban La Habra to prankster rappers claiming to be the octuplets' dad. The chaos led Suleman to call 911, and more than 200 residents complained to the... More »

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