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Amber Alert: Boy, 9, believed abducted after Santa Maria homicide

LOS ANGELES — An Amber Alert was in effect today in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for a 9-year-old boy believed to have been abducted in Santa Maria following a homicide. The Santa Maria Police Department said Daniel Mor...

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  • Legal proceedings

    Temple City man pleads guilty to stabbing neighbor to death, injuring others

    A Temple City man pleaded guilty Monday to fatally stabbing his neighbor and trying to kill three other people during a Jan. 11 crime spree spanning El Monte and Temple City. John Perales, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. He also admitted a special allegation that he personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon in each of the crimes. Perales is set to be sentenced Nov. 15 in Department P of the Pomona Superior Court.

    Christopher Yee
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  • Sexual abuse

    Glendora soldier found guilty of child abuse, rape

    A Glendora man who was serving in the military on a tour of duty in Iraq when he was extradited back to the United States after he was charged with molesting a girl and raping a woman was found guilty of both crimes Monday, authorities said. Fadi Haddad, 40, was found guilty of five felony counts — three counts of lewd acts upon a child and two counts of forcible rape. He faces a maximum sentence of 75 years to life in state prison and will have to register as a sex...

    Christopher Yee
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  • Sentencing

    Diamond Bar man to be sentenced for selling illegal sex-boosting ‘herbs’

    LOS ANGELES — A Diamond Bar man faces possible prison time today for illegally importing the active ingredients used in erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis and repackaging the drugs for sale as herbal sexual enhancement products. Joseph “Tzong Hwan” Jinn, 60, pleaded guilty in March in downtown Los Angeles to one count of conspiring to bring the drugs into the United States by means of false statements. He faces up to five years in federal...

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  • Shootings

    Man shot while driving in Baldwin Park

    A man suffered a wound to his shoulder in a shooting when was driving through Baldwin Park on Sunday evening, police said. The shooting took place about 7:30 p.m. as the victim, a man in his mid-20s, was driving an SUV at Ramona Boulevard and Harlan Avenue, according to...

    Brian Day
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  • Road safety

    La Habra, Whittier police launch summer DUI crackdown

    Police throughout the Whittier area and beyond are cracking down on impaired drivers during their summertime “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The extra enforcement period began Friday and will continue through Labor Day, Sept. 4. While the end of summer is dominated by picnics, barbecues and beach trips, “Sadly, the Labor Day weekend is also one of the deadliest, with alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers endangering themselves and others on...

    Brian Day
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  • Assault and battery

    Man stabbed in head during fight at Pasadena park; suspect jailed

    A fight between two homeless men early Sunday ended with one of them hospitalized with stab wounds to his head and the other behind bars, authorities said. Lewis Divens, 52, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, according to Pasadena police officials and Los Angeles County booking records. The violence took place about 7 a.m. at Central Park,

    Brian Day
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  • Sexual abuse

    Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states

    EDMOND, Okla. >> A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime. Outraged, the Oklahoma woman, now 21, called lawmakers, the police and advocacy groups to plead with them to take action. Danyelle Dyer soon discovered that what Harold Dwayne English did in June is perfectly legal in the state — as well as in 44 others that don’t specifically bar...

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  • Crime

    Improvised explosive device ignited on Pasadena driveway

    Police are seeking clues after what was described as an improvised explosive device fashioned from a propane canister was ignited on a driveway in Pasadena on Sunday morning, but apparently failed to detonate, authorities said. The incident was first reported just before 4 a.m. in a residential driveway in the

    Brian Day
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  • Mass transit systems

    Crackdowns begin on seat-hoggers, loud talkers and manspreading on buses and trains

    The woman seated next to them on the Metro Blue Line began speaking louder, and her words became more profane. She started cursing at her boyfriend who had his hand under her shirt. Then, when she announced in full voice she would take off her top and flash the train, that was the last straw. Michael Payan and Nelson Perez exited the light-rail train at the next stop, ran down the platform and hopped back on finding a seat in a different car seconds before the train pulled...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Shootings

    Man wanted for killing wife fatally shot by police in Montebello

    MONTEBELLO >> A fugitive suspected of killing his estranged wife died in a gunfight with police Friday afternoon. Detectives recovered a gun believed used by the suspect. Montebello police said no officers were injured in the shooting that took place in the

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