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Recording Studio Fire Kills 1, Injures Stars' Daughter

Aimee Osbourne and her producer were working in the LA recording studio

(Newser) - A fire in a Los Angeles recording studio killed one person Thursday afternoon, while two people escaped the building, including a daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Police did not identify the person killed, though people who worked there said he was a 26-year-old artist, producer, and engineer, the Los ...

Couple Pays Off Student Debt for LA School's Class of 2022
Graduation Got Even Sweeter

Graduation Got Even Sweeter

Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr pay off student debt for LA school's Class of 2022

(Newser) - Evan Spiegel, who later co-founded Snapchat, has fond memories of taking summer classes at Otis College of Art and Design while in high school. "It changed my life and made me feel at home," Spiegel said, the Los Angeles Times reports. "I felt pushed and challenged to...

Mom Arrested After 3 Kids Found Dead in Calif. Home
Cops: Mother Said Teen
Helped Her Kill 3 Kids
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Cops: Mother Said Teen Helped Her Kill 3 Kids

LAPD says 16-year-old is now in custody

(Newser) - Update: A mother accused of killing her three children over Mother's Day weekend has told police a 16-year-old helped her carry out the murders, the LAPD says. Angela Flores, 38, was booked on suspicion of three counts of murder Sunday after the bodies of the children—8-year-old twin boys...

Racism at LA Hospital Killed Black Mom: Suit

Charles Johnson files civil rights suit over death of wife Kira, who died hours after c-section

(Newser) - A Black couple walked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on April 12, 2016 for what they thought would be "the happiest day of our lives." Instead, just 12 hours after giving birth to the couple's second son during a remarkably fast Cesarean section, Kira Dixon...

Dave Chappelle Performance Takes a Wild Turn in LA

Comedian attacked onstage while performing at Hollywood Bowl during comedy fest; he's OK

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle performed Tuesday evening at the "Netflix Is a Joke" comedy fest in Los Angeles, but what happened to him at the end of his set definitely wasn't a planned part of the night's humor. Cops say the 48-year-old comedian, who was performing at the Hollywood...

Source of Deutsche Bank's Secret Files Turns Up Dead

Valentin Broeksmit was an FBI informant; no foul play is suspected

(Newser) - A whistleblower who supplied secret files to federal authorities investigating Deutsche Bank's dealings with former President Trump has been found dead. The body of 46-year-old Valentin Broeksmit was found by a cleaning crew just before 7am Wednesday at Woodrow Wilson High School in Los Angeles, Sgt. Rudy Perez of...

LAPD Investigating Swarm of 'Follow-Home Robberies'

They say Los Angeles street gangs are responsible

(Newser) - Los Angeles street gangs are behind brazen robberies in which people are followed home from fancy locations, stripped of a fortune in jewelry or other goods, and sometimes shot, police said Tuesday. At least 17 gangs, most of them based in South Los Angeles, had independently staged robberies, sometimes using...

Actor Jena Malone: 'The Dog Was Going to Die'

She was part of group that chased down animal abuser

(Newser) - Actor Jena Malone jumped into action to save a dog on Tuesday—and not as part of any film scene. Malone—who has appeared in major releases including The Hunger Games, Sucker Punch, and Pride & Prejudice— opened up on Twitter about how she chased down a man she'd...

Woman Dies After Collapsing at LA Marathon Finish Line

Trisha Paddock, 46, was running the half-marathon

(Newser) - A woman collapsed at the finish line of the Los Angeles Marathon Sunday afternoon with what the LA Fire Department describes as "a medical complaint that escalated to a witnessed cardiac arrest." By that night, she had died, Deadline reports. Trisha Paddock, 46, was running in the 13....

Man Saves Wife, Son Before Being Killed in Hit-and-Run

Los Angeles police search for driver who struck Jemmy Chavarria in crosswalk

(Newser) - Angelica Chavarria has lost her husband, her son Zion has lost his father, and—a member of the Los Angeles City Council said—the community has "lost a superdad." Jemmy Chavarria, 42, was killed Feb. 26 after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while the family crossed a...

Her Body Was Found in California Wilderness in 2001. Now, Justice

3 MS-13 gang members convicted of murder in death of 13-year-old girl

(Newser) - Justice was finally served Thursday in the case of a young California teen murdered more than two decades ago by MS-13 gang members. The Whittier Daily News reports that Santos Grimaldi, 39, and Melvin Sandoval, 42, were convicted of first-degree murder in the case of 13-year-old Jacqueline Piazza, who was...

Another Actor Is Missing in Los Angeles

' Family Reunion' actor Jaida Benjamin last seen in Studio City on Saturday

(Newser) - Jaida Benjamin, the actor who portrays Kelly in Netflix's Family Reunion, has been reported missing. The 27-year-old was last seen around 6:30pm Saturday in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles, wearing a purple crop top, pink jogging shorts, and white sneakers, according to the LAPD, which does...

Suspect Arrested in SoFi Stadium Assault

Officials deny covering up incident that left 49ers fan in coma

(Newser) - Officials in Inglewood, California, deny that there was any attempt to cover up a near-fatal assault on a fan outside the stadium that will host the Super Bowl on Feb. 13—but critics say they waited far too long to tell the public about it. The Los Angeles Times reports...

Guy Who Jumped From Plane Allegedly Smoked 'a Lot' of Meth
Guy Who Jumped Out of
Plane at LAX Hears His Fate
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Guy Who Jumped Out of Plane at LAX Hears His Fate

Mexican national Luis Armando Victoria Dominguez will see 18 months behind bars in federal prison

(Newser) - Update: A Mexican national who jumped out of a plane at Los Angeles International Airport last summer has found out the consequences of his actions. KTLA reports that a judge on Wednesday sentenced Luis Armando Victoria Dominguez, 34, to 18 months in federal prison for the incident in June, in...

Schwarzenegger in Multi-Vehicle Accident

Former governor is OK after 4-car crash in Brentwood that injured one

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger is OK after a bad multi-vehicle crash in Brentwood on Friday that left one woman injured. Officer Drake Madison of the LAPD tells KTLA that the four-car accident took place around 4:30pm at an intersection in Brentwood, Calif. Per the police report cited by CBS Los Angeles...

Suspect Arrested in Killing of Woman at LA Furniture Store

Shawn Laval Smith allegedly stabbed 24-year-old woman to death at random

(Newser) - Update: Police say a man suspected of fatally stabbing a young woman in a Los Angeles furniture store last week is now in custody. The LAPD says 31-year-old Shawn Laval Smith was arrested in Pasadena on Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Times . The arrest follows a manhunt and the offer...

After Assault, Nurse Dies in Same Hospital She Served

Police in Los Angeles say Sandra Shells, 70, was victim of unprovoked attack at bus stop

(Newser) - A 70-year-old nurse who worked most of her life at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center died there last week after being assaulted at a bus stop, reports NBC News . Sandra Shells, who was still employed by the hospital after 38 years, was the victim of what police are calling an...

Thieves Are Feasting on Cargo Trains in Los Angeles
Train Derails Near Site
of LA Cargo Thefts
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Train Derails Near Site of LA Cargo Thefts

Union Pacific says 17 cars came off tracks

(Newser) - Update: Crews made railroad repairs in Los Angeles on Monday after a train derailed near the location where thieves have been raiding cargo containers, leaving the tracks littered with emptied boxes of packaged goods sent by retailers. It wasn't immediately clear if the derailment that happened Saturday was caused...

Robbery in Progress, Cops Opted to Play Pokemon Go

Fired LAPD officers, caught playing on dashcam instead of responding to a call, lose appeal

(Newser) - A California judge has refused to reinstate two former Los Angeles police officers who chose to play Pokemon Go rather than respond to a robbery in progress. The officers, Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell, had ignored a commanding officer's request for backup during a robbery at the Crenshaw Mall...

After Plane Crash, Cops Rescue Pilot Seconds Before Train Hit

Watch as police pull pilot from small aircraft from tracks right before train smashes into it

(Newser) - One very lucky pilot in California is alive after surviving not one, but two back-to-back crashes over the weekend. Per the LAPD's Valley Bureau , a small plane lost power and crashed onto the railroad tracks in the Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday, with ABC7 noting the accident...

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