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    According to McKinney, Tubbs has been charged with a variety of other offenses across several states following the 2014 assault, including multiple assaults with deadly weapons, probation violations, and drug possessions. Tubbs has pleaded guilty to the sexual assault but will not have to register as a sex offender, as the case will not be prosecuted in adult court. What else? Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit Lt. Richard Ruiz said he and the rest of his department are furious over the progressive DA's handling of the case and others like it. “I would ask the public to reach out to Mr. Gascon and express their concerns and their outrage on a matter such as this involving a sexual predator,” Ruiz said according to KTTV-TV. “The public should be concerned. This is a heinous crime.” McKinney added, "What is happening is our district attorney is ushering him right out the door, back onto the streets of this county and God knows where else he might roam. It’s madness. It makes a mockery of our criminal justice...
    The Los Angeles Police Department has identified a suspect in last week's fatal stabbing in a furniture store. Shawn Laval Smith, 31, is suspected of murdering Brianna Kupfer, 24, last Thursday at a furniture store where she worked. There is a $250,000 award for information that could lead to his arrest from both private and city money, LA City Councilman Paul Koretz said during a press conference Tuesday. "I don't think anybody's to blame other than the assailant, the awful person that did this to my daughter. We want her to be remembered as a person; a human being; a caring, devoted, loving family member; and a great friend," Kupfer's father told Fox News on Tuesday. "She embodied so much that we all should be proud of in a young woman. And she had dreams and aspirations that unfortunately are going to be ended by this." UCLA GRADUATE STUDENT KILLED IN KNIFE ATTACK AT HIGH-END LOS ANGELES FURNITURE STORE LAPD Lt. John Radke said during Tuesday's press conference the police believe the attack was random...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2022 Grammy Awards will shift to an April show in Las Vegas after recently postponing the ceremony due to rising COVID-19 cases because the omicron variant. The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, according to a joint statement released Tuesday from the Recording Academy and CBS. The show postponed its original date on Jan. 31 at the newly renamed Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles after organizers’ determined there were “too many risks” because of the virus’s latest surge. For the Grammys, it was attempting a back-to-normal show with a live audience, but the decision to postpone the ceremony came after “careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners.” This is the second consecutive year the Grammys has been rescheduled due to the spread of the coronavirus. Last year, like most major award shows, the Grammys were postponed because of virus concerns. It was a big night for Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, but the live...
    That’s not a mammoth starship taking shape next to the Natural History Museum and the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park. It’s a testament to the power of the tale. Founded by George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art hopes to inspire current and future generations through the art of visual storytelling. The museum will present diverse exhibitions and visual storytelling, its founder say. Public programs will enable people to explore various forms of narrative art. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is taking shape in Los Angeles across from the Natural History museum and the Los Angeles Coliseum Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Designed by architect Ma Yansong, the 300,000 square foot museum is scheduled for completion in 2023. It will feature two theaters, galleries and a restaurant. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Concept design rendering of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Picture courtesy Lucas Museum. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is taking shape in Los Angeles...
    A downtown Los Angeles track where rail cars derailed over the weekend has been repaired and is now reopened, a Union Pacific spokeswoman said Tuesday evening, Jan. 18. Seventeen train cars derailed at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the intersection of San Pablo Street and Valley Boulevard. There were no injuries and the cause of the derailment remains under investigation. What remains are mostly cardboard and packaging along Union Pacific tracks near the 5 freeway and Mission Blvd. in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) What remains are mostly cardboard and packaging along Union Pacific tracks near the 5 freeway and Mission Blvd. in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) What remains are mostly cardboard and packaging along Union Pacific tracks near the 5 freeway and Mission Blvd. in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) What remains...
    Getty The Lakers could be looking to trade Talen Horton-Tucker. The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to upgrade before the NBA trade deadline and one player may be the only way they can do that. According to Dan Woike and Broderick Turner of The Los Angeles Times, the Lakers are actively shopping 21-year-old guard Talen Horton-Tucker in trade talks. “Meanwhile, the Lakers are trying to find help, though their option appear limited. According to people with knowledge of the situation, the team is shopping 21-year-old Talen Horton-Tucker in trade discussions. Rival general managers believe the Lakers value Horton-Tucker, but they lack the mid-range contracts needed to put together a deal to upgrade their roster and understand no significant trade is getting made without him.”Horton-Tucker is Lakers’ Only Asset of ValueThe report comes as no surprise considering the Lakers will not part with LeBron James or Anthony Davis, for obvious reasons. And while previous reports have it that Los Angeles attempted to shop Russell Westbrook, that trade has no chance of coming to fruition due to his $44.2 million...
    A homeless man was charged Tuesday in the killing of Los Angeles emergency room nurse who was attacked last week near the city's Union Station. Sandra Shells, 70, suffered a fractured skull in the attack on Thursday and police said they located Kerry Bell, the 48-year-old suspect, not far from the scene. "Sandra Shells unselfishly dedicated her life to caring for others in their time of need," George Gascón, the city's district attorney, said in a news release. "To lose such a valuable member of our community is tragic, and my office will hold accountable the person responsible for her death." LARRY ELDER BLASTS LA PROSECUTOR FOLLOWING MURDER IN MAXINE WATERS' NEIGHBORHOOD People wait in line to get the COVID-19 test at Union Station on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) The attack occurred at a bus stop shortly after 5 a.m., as Shells was on her way back to work at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, the release added. Bell...
    Los Angeles County Democratic District Attorney George Gascon's soft-on-crime policies led to the apparently random murder of a young furniture store employee Tuesday, former California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder told Fox News. Elder noted on "Hannity" that the murder of Brianna Kupfer occurred in the same neighborhood where Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., resides. "Regarding this young lady from UCLA, this graduate student, and these [Union-Pacific freight] train robberies, they're all connected," Elder said.  "They can be traced right back to our soft-on-crime DA, George Gascon, [whom] Gavin Newsom supported and George Soros supported." PHILADELPHIA CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER: BIDEN-HARRIS ‘HIJACKED THE RICH LEGACY OF OUR MOVEMENT’ Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) "Guess who else supported [Gascon] — Maxine Waters — and Maxine Waters lives in Hancock Park. This is the upscale area where this young lady was working in a furniture store." Elder said Waters' support for progressive criminal justice policies have arrived in her neighborhood with the murder of Kupfer. "Maybe now, they will reconsider some of their policies...
    The policies of progressive district attorneys in Los Angeles and elsewhere around the country, like not seeking bail or declining to prosecute certain crimes, are failing their own communities, according to the L.A. County prosecutor who led the Gabriel Fernandez case in 2014. After an unidentified homeless man knifed a 24-year-old California grad student to death in a furniture store -- and another one allegedly killed a 70-year-old woman at a Los Angeles bus stop last week -- Jon Hatami says voters need to pay closer attention to D.A. races in their communities and choose more qualified candidates. Brianna Kupfer was at work Thursday at the Croft House, an upscale furniture store on North La Brea Avenue, when the suspect walked in and stabbed her to death. Investigators called it a "random act" at a news briefing Tuesday. Los Angeles police are on the hunt for this unidentified man in connection with the stabbing death of Brianna Kupfer, center, on Thursday. (Kupler family  |  Crimestoppers) BRIANNA KUPFER SENT PAL OMINOUS TEXT BEFORE SHE WAS STABBED TO DEATH Sandra Shells...
    LeBron James finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-95 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James talks to teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) The win put an end to a three-game losing streak, and it was by far one of the best wins for the Lakers, but according to The Athletic, head coach Frank Vogel’s job is still in jeopardy, despite leading the team to a championship in 2020. Vogel is reportedly being evaluated on a game-to-game basis. ESPN AVOIDS ON-AIR COVERAGE OF GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS OWNER'S UYGHUR COMMENTS, OTHER NETWORKS ALSO IGNORE Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel coaches on the sidelines against the Toronto Raptors during the first quarter in game four of the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Tuesday announced an eight-point plan to address increasing gun violence in Los Angeles. Feuer — who is running for mayor this year — submitted a plan calling for an inter-jurisdictional response to gun violence to Mayor Eric Garcetti, the City Council, the Board of Police Commissioners, Police Chief Michel Moore, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón. READ MORE: Multiple Convenience Stores Hit By Armed Robbers In Bellflower, Long Beach, ParamountIn his letter, Feuer noted that 278 people died in Los Angeles from gun violence in 2021, 1,499 people were shot, and the Los Angeles Police Department recovered 30% more firearms than during the previous year. “A number of specific approaches to grapple with this epidemic are in place … but as the continued increase in gun violence demonstrates, these important efforts are insufficient,” Feuer wrote. Feuer’s plan calls for collaborations from officials across jurisdictions to address gun violence, including through a Gun Crime Violence Review Commission that would be tasked with...
    AN URGENT manhunt is underway as police released new video of a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a grad student at an up-scale furniture store. Brianna Kupfer was working at the store on Thursday when a man wandered into the shop and attacked her, The Los Angeles Police Department said. 4UCLA grad student Brianna Kupfer (pictured) was stabbed to death at a furniture storeCredit: Todd Kupfer Hand out 4LAPD released new photos and video of a man suspected in the 24-year-old's killingCredit: LAPD 4A $250,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the suspect's arrestCredit: FOX11 Los Angeles It happened in broad daylight, at 1.50pm, before a customer found the 24-year-old's body on the ground inside the store and called police. New surveillance video from LAPD's homicide unit showed the suspect in Ms Kupfer's murder at a 7-Eleven store approximately 30 minutes after her killing. The man in a dark hoodie, sunglasses, and a white N-95 mask is seen walking into the store with a black backpack and interacting with the store clerk. Police are searching for the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — More than 1,700 donations poured in from across the country and the globe and raised $70,389 to honor beloved actress Betty White on what would have been her 100th birthday. The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, benefiting the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, was one of White’s favorite charities during her lifetime, and officials say they were blown away by her fans answering the call to meet the #BettyWhite Challenge on social media. READ MORE: Grammy Awards To Be Held In Las Vegas On April 3“Betty would be so thrilled to see the outpouring of support in her honor,” GLAZA President Tom Jacobson said in a statement. White died on Christmas Eve after suffering a stroke just a couple of weeks shy of her 100th birthday. READ MORE: Garcetti Nominates LAFD’s First Ever Female Fire ChiefGLAZA received 1,731 donations from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, plus contributions from 11 countries, including Malta, the Netherlands, and Australia. To date, 2,117 donations totaling $94,297 have been received by GLAZA in White’s honor, GLAZA officials said....
    Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has not appeared to take any action or issue a formal reaction to reports of looting from cargo trains near Los Angeles, even though he has taken credit for incremental progress on the supply chain crisis. As Breitbart News reported last week, viral video showed thousands of packages littered across the train tracks along a stretch of Union Pacific rail near downtown Los Angeles, the result of thieves looting from the trains as they slow down. I’m told by law enforcement these @UPS bags are especially sought after by thieves opening cargo containers… they are often full of boxes with merchandise bound for residential addresses. More valuable than say, a cargo container full of low value bulky items like toilet paper. pic.twitter.com/Tj5bQNIeby — John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) January 13, 2022 Over the weekend, a train derailed near the area where looting has been taking place, though it was not certain that the derailment was related to the cargo debris littered across the tracks. Los Angeles. No other developed nation looks like this. pic.twitter.com/PUkyVGTIFI — Ian Miles...
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva joined "America's Newsroom" on Tuesday to discuss the rampant crime plaguing the city, and his decision to bypass liberal District Attorney George Gascón to handle violent crime investigations.  "I have no confidence in what the local D.A., George Gascón, is going to do," Villanueva said. "His deputy district attorney and the Crimes Against Peace Officers unit appeared on the scene of the shooting of Fernando Arroyos' very tragic murder, and they were fully briefed." FATHER OF SLAIN UCLA GRAD STUDENT SPEAKS OUT ON ‘FOX & FRIENDS’: SHE WAS A ‘RISING STAR’ "They participated in the discussion, and they told our investigators that the D.A. had no interest in pursuing anything beyond just a straightforward murder charge without any enhancements for gang activity, for weapons used," he continued. "That is just not acceptable." According to Villanueva, the federal officials were happy to take on the case.  Arroyos was a Los Angeles police officer who was killed last week during an attempted robbery, while off-duty and looking at homes with his girlfriend.  Four people have been charged...
    Californians started this year with a major change in housing development. On Jan. 1, a new state law began allowing property owners to build at least duplexes on nearly all residential parcels, ending the dominance of single-family home-only zoning that has shaped the state’s building patterns. What will happen in housing this year? On this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast,” we discuss Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plans to pump $2 billion more into homelessness prevention efforts, why lawmakers might turn away from further zoning changes and how the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to affect tenants and landlords in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Our guest is Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), who is the new chairwoman of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development. Wicks discusses her priorities and how she plans to shape the state’s response to its affordable housing challenges. Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Pod · What does new California housing leader want to do? “Gimme Shelter,”a biweekly podcast that looks at why it’s so expensive to live in California and what the state...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Friends and neighbors remember a devoted 70-year-old nurse who died after being attacked at a downtown Los Angeles bus stop.For 38 years, Sandra Shells cared for patients at LAC+USC Medical Center, and she was on her way to do just that shortly after 5 a.m. on Jan. 13, waiting for the bus near the corner of Cesar E Chavez Avenue and Vignes Street.That's when Shells became the victim of a random attack, was struck in the face, then fell to the ground, fracturing her skull, and passing away Sunday, according to officials."Sandy was a very hard worker. Very private person, stayed to herself but she was always working. Her whole job, her whole life, was just helping other people," said Liz Anderson, one of Shells' close neighbors. "Her personality would effect anybody. A very caring person that just loved everybody, and I know that this community will really, she's just going to be missed.""It's sad. It's sad to hear. Getting ready to retire and this is what happens," added Tony Mena, another neighbor.RELATED: Nurse dies days...
    THESE are the five chilling details in the fatal stabbing of UCLA student Brianna Kupfer from creepy CCTV footage to the suspect's doctor's visit. The body of Brianna Kupfer — a UCLA grad student who worked at the high-end furniture store Croft House, in Los Angeles — was found on January 13, 2022. 4Brianna Kupfer was a UCLA grad student who worked at the high-end furniture store Croft HouseCredit: The Mega Agency 4The suspect is seen on surveillance footageCredit: Twitter Kupfer, 24, had passed away after a man, who is believed to be homeless, came into the store and stabbed her to death. She was discovered by a customer 20 minutes later but pronounced dead on the scene, according to Fox 11. As an investigation remains underway by The Los Angeles Police Department and West Bureau Homicide detectives, frightening details have been revealed. CCTV The suspect was last seen on surveillance footage just north of an alley behind the furniture store. Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department have determined the suspect was not known to the victim, an LAPD news release...
    APTOPIX_Cardinals_Rams_Football_43973 Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Marquise Copeland (93) celebrates after intercepting a pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Inglewood, Calif., Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill APTOPIX_Cardinals_Rams_Football_99052 Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Tanner Vallejo (51) tackles Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Inglewood, Calif., Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez APTOPIX_Cardinals_Rams_Football_85311 Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Troy Reeder, left, pressures Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) into throwing a pass that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by David Long Jr. during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Inglewood, Calif., Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill APTOPIX_Cardinals_Rams_Football_42191 Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., top, catches a touchdown against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Marco Wilson (20) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Inglewood, Calif., Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill APTOPIX_Cardinals_Rams_Football_47756 Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Markus...
    The Los Angeles Rams breezed through the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC wild-card playoffs on Monday night 34-11 to move on to the divisional round next week. Matthew Stafford picked up the first playoff win of his career in his fourth try. He came in with three playoff appearances as a member of the Detroit Lions. His teams were previously outscored 95-54, but that wasn’t the case against Arizona. Stafford and Odell Beckham Jr. were on fire to start the game. On their second drive, Stafford first found Beckham for 17 yards to start the series and then found him again for a 4-yard touchdown. The score kicked off a 21-point first half that also saw him QB sneak into the end zone and a David Long Jr. interception return for a touchdown. The Cardinals were making their first playoff appearance since the 2015 season. The team lost in the NFC Championship that year. The Rams got back into the playoffs after a 12-5 record and are did a little bit better than last season after losing in the 2020...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Monday marked a day of remembrance and celebration of the legacy of civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The surging pandemic forced the cancellation of the largest and longest-running MLK Day parade in the nation, for the second year in a row. However, that's not stopping the Kingdom Day Parade Committee in Los Angeles.A free in-car COVID-19 rapid-testing event was held instead.Instead of floats and marching bands rolling along Degnan Boulevard, cars lined up waiting to take a free COVID-19 test."It was the biggest disappointment," said Dr. Adrian Dove, chairman of the Kingdom Day Parade and the Congress of Racial Equality. "We had hundreds of participants lined up, and bleachers. And we spent a lot of money getting it all set. And it was only a week and half before the parade that the (COVID) numbers shot up so high,"So this year, Dove - who worked for Dr. King years ago to register Black voters - says parade organizers decided to postpone their annual Kingdom Day Parade until June. Instead, Monday served as...
    Getty Union Station inside on a different day, near where the attack happened. Sandra Shells was a California nurse who died after police say she was attacked by a homeless man while waiting for a bus. Los Angeles police have accused Kerry Bell of striking Shells in the face, ultimately causing her death. Shells, 70, was from Los Angeles, California. According to CBS Los Angeles, Shells was assaulted as she “waited to catch a bus to her job at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center,” where she worked as a nurse. It’s the latest random attack of a woman waiting for public transportation by a homeless person. In New York, Michelle Alyssa Go was pushed to her death in front of a subway train with no provocation on January 15, 2022, by a homeless man with a long arrest history, police there said. Brianna Kupfer, 24, was randomly stabbed to death while working in a store in the Los Angeles area. Here’s what you need to know:1. Bell Struck Shells in the Face, Causing Her to Fracture Her...
    Los Angeles police are on the lookout for a suspect they believe is responsible for the killing of a graduate student at a furniture store where she worked. Brianna Kupfer, 24, was killed on Jan. 13 inside Croft House when the unidentified suspect attacked her with a knife, leaving through the back door after the attack, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a press release. A customer who had entered the store found her body on the floor and called LAPD. The suspect's motive was not immediately known, authorities said. "Detectives have determined the suspect was not known to the victim and was a random walk in to the store," LAPD said. YE NAMED SUSPECT IN LA BATTERY INVESTIGATION The suspect was last seen on video surveillance northbound in the alley to the rear of the crime scene. LAPD described the suspect as a tall, thin black male wearing a dark hoodie, sunglasses, a white N95 mask, dark skinny jeans, dark shoes, and carrying a dark backpack. He is believed to be homeless based...
    A NURSE has died at the hospital where she worked for 38 years after police said she was beaten to death by a homeless man. Sandra Shells, 70, died from her injuries at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center on Sunday. 1Sandra Shells, 70, was attacked while waiting for a bus to her job near Union Station on Thursday She had been attacked while waiting for a bus to her job near Union Station on Thursday. Police have arrested 48-year-old homeless man Kerry Bell in connection with the fatal incident. Shells is said to have suffered fractured skull after being punched and falling to the ground shortly after 5am. Bell - who has a lengthy arrest record - was found sleeping nearby. MURDER CHARGES He is now facing murder charges after being arrested on suspicion of assault in the unprovoked attack. Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore called Shells death "a tragic and senseless murder." He said it was "directly tied to the failure of this Nation's mental health resources", adding: "We can and must...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles’ premier annual event to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day — the Kingdom Day Parade in South L.A. — has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still a number of MLK- related events going on Monday. At 9 a.m., the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE-CA) Kingdom Day Parade Committee will sponsor a free in-car COVID-19 rapid-testing event in lieu of hosting the annual parade, which has been canceled for a second straight year. The committee has 500 rapid tests, and will be accepting walk-ups on West 43rd Street off Degnan Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. READ MORE: LA Mural, Tributes Honor Betty White On 100th BirthdayThe First AME Church of Los Angeles will host “The Hope Clinic,” a special vaccine event to commemorate MLK Day and provide people an opportunity to receive doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses at 9 a.m. The church is located at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd. At 10 a.m., Big Sunday will host its 10th annual MLK Day...
    Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the Olympic semifinals in Lake Placid, N.Y. to claim one of the biggest upsets in sports history. The Americans beat Finland two days later in the final to win gold. March 21, 1980: United States President Jimmy Carter announces the Americans will boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest of the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. May 16, 1980: Rookie Earvin “Magic” Johnson steps in and plays center for the injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Game 6 of the NBA Finals with his Los Angeles Lakers holding a 3-2 series lead over the Philadelphia 76ers. Johnson, a 6-foot-9 point guard, finishes with 42 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists to help the Lakers clinch the title with a 123-107 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. May 1980: Boston’s Larry Bird beats the Los...
                
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles saw spikes in select categories of crime in 2021, most notably a nearly 12% year-over-year climb in homicides, but the mayor and police chief said redeployments of officers and a focus on getting guns off the streets are preventing the numbers from soaring much higher.Among the more notable statistics were the 11.8% increase in homicides, while violent crime increased 3.9% and property crimes rose by 4.2%. The number of people shot rose by 9%.Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Michel Moore both acknowledged the increases, but the mayor noted that the pace of homicides was stemmed in the second half of the year.
    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles-area law enforcement authorities are continuing to monitor local Jewish houses of worship following a 12-hour standoff with a suspect at a synagogue in suburban Dallas who held four people hostage before he was shot and killed.All of the hostages, including a rabbi, were released unharmed, Texas authorities said late Saturday. They did not disclose whether the suspect was killed by law enforcement officers or a self-inflicted gunshot."Grateful the hostages are safe,'' Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore tweeted. "@LAPDHQ has worked to communicate with our local Jewish & Muslim community leaders thru out the day and augmented patrols. We remain in close contact with our Federal Intel partners for any potential connection to LA.''No threats were reported in Southern California.The armed suspect entered Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, outside the Dallas/Fort Worth area, shortly after 10:30 a.m. Saturday while services were being livestreamed on Facebook. The incident sparked concern within the Los Angeles-area Jewish community and prompted the stepped-up response from local law enforcement agencies.
    Los Angeles’ annual parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. has been canceled for the second year in a row because of COVID-19 concerns, but numerous other events are planned across the city on Monday to celebrate the legacy of the late civil rights leader. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday, is observed each year on the third Monday of January and is designated as a national day of public service. This year’s festivities include free pop-up Covid-19 testing and vaccination sites, clothing drives, virtual handwritten letter events and more. As celebrations take place throughout the area, L.A. county and city government offices, courts and libraries will be closed. Los Angeles Unified School District students have the day off. Post offices will also be closed, and mail will not be delivered. Some banks may be closed for in-person services. Here are some Los Angeles-area events scheduled for Monday: In-car COVID-19 rapid-testing: The Congress of Racial Equality Kingdom Day Parade Committee will sponsor a free in-car COVID-19 rapid-testing event. Five hundred rapid tests will be on...
    Former four-star wide receiver Mario Williams committed to USC football, leaving Oklahoma to join Lincoln Riley in Los Angeles. Lincoln Riley’s move to USC opened the door for a potential transfer portal directly from Norman to Los Angeles. One player has decided to walk through that door. On Saturday, Mario Williams made his commitment to Riley and USC after one season with Oklahoma. Mario Williams transferring to USC fuels Caleb Williams rumorsWilliams entered the transfer portal shortly after quarterback Caleb Williams started exploring his options. He admitted to On3 that he was interested in joining Caleb wherever he landed. The quarterback was spotted in Los Angeles over last weekend around the same time Williams was taking an official visit to USC. However, he has yet to announce a decision on his college football future. Of course, the fact that Williams has thrown in his lot with the Trojans will amp up expectations of Caleb following Riley to USC as well. Regardless of what happens with the quarterback, Williams is a huge get for USC. He ranked No. 43 overall in...
    Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are the latest celebrities in the Los Angeles area to have their home burglarized, Fox News can report. A sergeant confirmed to Fox News Digital that the "Full House" actor and her husband's Hollywood Hills home was burglarized on Jan. 3. Police confirmed the famous couple was not home at the time of the incident. As of Saturday, there are still no suspects. $1 million worth of jewelry was estimated to have been stolen, police said.  LA INFLUENCER FLORENCE MIRSKY'S MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR MANSION INVADED BY ARMED ROBBERS; 2 WOMEN ZIP-TIED A property belonging to Lori Loughlin, center, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, behind her at right, was burglarized on Jan. 3, police said. ( John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Fox News Digital was told burglars made entry into the home, dressed in black. A housekeeper and private security alerted police to the incident. However, video footage has made it difficult to nail down suspects, authorities said. Detectives are still investigating the crime. Fox News Digital has reached out to the couple's reps and attorneys...
    A 24-year-old worker at a high-end furniture store in Los Angeles was stabbed to death in the shop Thursday in what authorities were calling a random attack. Officers responded around 1:50 p.m. to a radio call about an assault with a deadly weapon at the Croft House on the city's busy North La Brea Avenue. They were met by a customer who entered the store and found Brianna Kupfer dead on the floor, the Los Angeles Police Department said.  LA SHERIFF ASKS FEDS TO HANDLE PROSECUTION IN OFF-DUTY COP SHOOTING OVER CONCERNS DA TOO LENIENT: REPORT Investigators said she was alone inside the business when a homeless man attacked her with a knife and fled into a back alley.  Investigators determined Kupfer did not know her assailant. No motive for the killing has been determined and no arrests have been made.  Kupfer was an architectural design graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, authorities told FOX 11 of Los Angeles. The Croft House in Los Angeles. Brianna Kupfer, 24, who worked at the furniture shop, was stabbed...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two alleged gang members charged in the robbery and killing of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer will remain in federal custody without bail, a judge ruled Friday. Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, was fatally shot at about 9:15 p.m. Monday in an unincorporated area of south Los Angeles County that is in the territory of the Florencia 13 (F13) gang. The suspects allegedly targeted him because of two silver chains or necklaces around his neck, authorities said Thursday when they announced federal charges against three alleged gang members and one associate. Authorities have said Arroyos was shopping for a house with his girlfriend when a pickup truck approached. Several suspects got out, there was an argument and gunfire was exchanged between the assailants and the officer. Arroyos was shot once; his girlfriend was not hurt. The defendants are charged with violent crime in aid of racketeering because the crimes were allegedly committed in furtherance of the gang, authorities said. The suspects are alleged gang members Luis Alfredo De La Rosa Rios, 29, known as...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Four people are expected to appear in federal court Friday in connection with the robbery and murder of off-duty LAPD officer Fernando Arroyos.Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva handed the case to federal authorities, bypassing L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón.Is this a show of no confidence in the district attorney? LAPD Chief Michel Moore skirted that issue at a Thursday night press conference announcing criminal charges filed against the four individuals in Arroyos' murder, but the sheriff did not. Villanueva said that Gascón's office would not charge the suspects appropriately.Authorities say Arroyos was house-shopping with his girlfriend near the Watts area of Los Angeles Monday when the two were robbed at gunpoint. Investigators say when Arroyos fought back, the suspects shot him.On Thursday, federal prosecutors charged three members of the Florencia 13 gang, as well as an associate, with the homicide.Luis Rios, 27, Ernesto Cisneros, 22, Jesse Contreras, 33, and 18-year-old Haylee Grisham were all hit with murder and racketeering charges.The investigation is being led by the L.A. County Sheriff's Office. When asked why they...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Four people are expected to appear in federal court Friday in connection with the robbery and murder of off-duty LAPD officer Fernando Arroyos.Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva handed the case to federal authorities, bypassing L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón.Is this a show of no confidence in the District Attorney? LAPD Chief Michel Moore skirted that issue at a Thursday night press conference announcing criminal charges filed against four individuals in Arroyos' murder, but the sheriff did not. Villanueva said that Gascón's office would not charge the suspects appropriately.Authorities say Arroyos was house-shopping with his girlfriend near the Watts area of Los Angeles Monday when the two were robbed at gunpoint. Investigators say when Arroyos fought back, the suspects shot him.On Thursday, federal prosecutors charged three members of the Florencia 13 gang, as well as an associate, with the homicide.Luis Rios, 27, Ernesto Cisneros, 22, Jesse Contreras, 33, and 18-year-old Haylee Grisham were all hit with murder and racketeering charges.The investigation is being led by the L.A. County Sheriff's Office. When asked why they circumvented...
    Washington, DC (CNN)Photos and videos showing piles of empty boxes littered alongside rail tracks in Los Angeles County, California have gone viral as shipping companies say they've seen a dramatic spike in railroad theft. Some of the boxes are packages from companies like UPS, Amazon and FedEx. Union Pacific, one of the country's largest railroad companies, says it may avoid operating in Los Angeles County following the spike in thefts, which it blames on lax prosecution of crimes. The containers and trains are locked, but can be broken into.Union Pacific said last month in a letter to the Los Angeles District Attorney that it saw a 160% year-over-year increase in theft in LA county. The company claims that a December 2020 special directive issued District Attorney George Gascón that changed how low-level offenses are prosecuted has contributed to the uptick. Union Pacific said in its letter that in the last three months of the year it made over 100 arrests of "active criminals vandalizing our trains" in partnership with the LA police department and Los Angeles Sherriff department. But Union...
    ARIZONA (11-6) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (12-5) Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN/ABC BETTING LINE: Rams by 4, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Arizona 8-9-0, Los Angeles 8-9-0. SERIES RECORD: Rams lead 46-39-2. LAST MEETING: Rams beat Cardinals 30-23 on Dec. 13 in Glendale, Arizona. LAST WEEK: Cardinals lost to Seattle 38-30; Rams lost to San Francisco 27-24, OT. CARDINALS OFFENSE: OVERALL (8), RUSH (10), PASS (10), SCORING (11). CARDINALS DEFENSE: OVERALL (11), RUSH (20), PASS (7), SCORING (T-11). RAMS OFFENSE: OVERALL (9), RUSH (25), PASS (5), SCORING (T-7). RAMS DEFENSE: OVERALL (17), RUSH (6), PASS (22), SCORING (15). TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL: Cardinals plus-12; Rams plus-2. CARDINALS PLAYER TO WATCH: WR A.J. Green. It’s not a coincidence Arizona’s late-season swoon coincided with the loss of DeAndre Hopkins to a knee injury. In the four games without Hopkins, Green is averaging three receptions for 48.5 yards. He needs to step up and make the critical plays if the Cardinals are going to advance. Green did have five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown when Arizona knocked off Los Angeles...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, taking packages belonging to people across the U.S. and leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded boxes. The packages are from retailers including Amazon, REI and others, CBSLA reported Thursday. The sea of debris left behind includes items that the thieves apparently didn’t think were valuable enough to take. While CBSLA cameras were on the scene, one person was spotted running off with a container used to hold small packages, and a Union Pacific railroad police officer was spotted pursuing two other people who were apparently going through packages. The scene was the same in November, when NBC4 showed thousands of boxes discarded along the tracks lined with homeless encampments northeast of downtown in the Lincoln Park area. Passing trains carried containers with doors wide open and packages tumbling out, NBC4 reported. Video showed two men, one holding what looked like bolt cutters, walking along the tracks, the station said. Union Pacific said in a statement to CBSLA that the railroad was concerned...
    Thieves are digging through train cargo filled with packages in downtown Los Angeles, creating mounds of trash as a result. CBS 2 Los Angeles photojournalist John Schreiber visited train tracks in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and described "looted packages as far as the eye can see," including "Amazon packages, UPS boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi pens," he said in a Thursday tweet. INVESTIGATORS PROBE WRECKAGE OF CRASHED MEDICAL HELICOPTER Local law enforcement told Schreiber that UPS bags are popular among "thieves opening cargo containers" because "they are often full of boxes with merchandise bound for residential addresses," he said. Union Pacific, the railroad company that owns the tracks, has its own police department with primary jurisdiction over crimes committed on the railroad, according to its website. "Union Pacific is very concerned about the increased cargo thefts in California, and we have taken several steps to address this criminal activity," a Union Pacific spokesperson told Fox News in a statement. "These rail crimes pose a serious safety threat to the public, our employees and local law...
    Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian immigrant convicted of assassinating presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole Thursday. California governor Gavin Newsom (D) said the killer remains a threat to the public and hasn’t taken responsibility for a crime that added a dark page to the annals of U.S. history. Kennedy, a Democratic U.S. senator from New York, was shot within moments of claiming victory in California’s pivotal Democratic presidential primary. Five others were wounded during the shooting at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Sirhan Sirhan later said he resented Kennedy partly because of his support for Israel. He shouted he had killed Kennedy “for my country” at the scene of the crime. As Breitbart News reported, Sirhan Sirhan’s initial parole request was granted last August on the 16th try, thanks in part to the decision of George Soros-based Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón not to oppose his parole application. SHOCK: A parole board in California voted Friday in favor of the release of Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy. https://t.co/wV0aPY8O4J — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 29, 2021 AP...
    Three men and one women allegedly connected to the Florencia 13 (F13) street gang have been charged in the killing of an off-duty Los Angeles, Calif., police officer who was out shopping for a home with his girlfriend when he was shot on Monday night. Federal authorities with the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Central District of California on Thursday announced that three F13 members — Luis Alfredo De La Rosa Rios, 29, Ernesto Cisneros, 22 and Jesse Contreras, 34, as well as Rios's girlfriend, Haylee Marie Grisham, 18 — were all charged with a count of violent crime in aid of racketeering (VICAR). Authorities said the F13 members robbed Los Angeles Police Department officer Fernando Arroyos and his girlfriend for chains around his neck and other items before shooting and killing him as part of an effort to "increase and maintain position within F13." The defendants were taken into custody on Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and are expected to be transferred into federal custody on Friday before an initial appearance in the U.S. District Court for the...
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Three young children have been reported missing in South Los Angeles, prompting a massive search by the Los Angeles Police Department, authorities said Friday.According to an LAPD spokesperson, the children's mother left them in a car near Adams Boulevard and Compton Avenue about 10 p.m. Thursday.Police released a photo of the kids, two boys and a girl. Investigators are expected to release more information about the case later Friday morning. DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Authorities are looking for three homeless children who went missing in South Los Angeles late Thursday night. The children, two boys and a girl ages 10, 7 and 3, were last seen at 10 p.m. in the area of East Adams Boulevard and Compton Avenue. READ MORE: 4 With Gang Affiliations Federally Charged In Connection To Murder Of LAPD OfficerThey are homeless and have been living out of a vehicle with their mother, Los Angeles police said. READ MORE: High-Speed Pursuit With Stolen Cadillac Winds Through South LATheir mother left them in the vehicle and then returned at about 11:45 p.m. to find them gone. They were still missing as of 7 a.m. Friday. MORE NEWS: One Killed In Woodland Hills Tanker Truck Crash; 1,000 Gallons Of Fuel SpillThere was no immediate description of the children.
    The California sheriff tasked with pursuing charges against the four alleged gang members accused in the shooting death of an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer says he took the case to federal prosecutors because the response from the local district attorney’s office was "not satisfactory" and "really did not cover the depravity of this crime."  Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva made the comments to the Los Angeles Times. Luis Alfredo De La Rosa Rios, 29; Ernesto Cisneros, 22; Jesse Contreras, 34; and Rios’ girlfriend Haylee Marie Grisham, 18, are expected to appear in court Friday after being charged in the killing of off-duty officer Fernando Arroyos. The 27-year-old was gunned down Monday in South Los Angeles during an attempted robbery while he was looking at houses with his girlfriend, authorities said.  "I believe their plan was to just prosecute a simple murder with no gun enhancements, no gang enhancements, nothing," Villanueva told the Los Angeles Times when asked if he had consulted with Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon’s office. "And that really did not cover the depravity of this crime…. It should be noted that...
    Thousands of shredded packages were seen scattered along the tracks of a Los Angeles railway on Thursday, said to be left by thieves who are now looting cargo containers. Video footage captured a series of packages that were either left empty or torn up along the Union Pacific tracks in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles. The cargo packages have been bait for railway thieves who have targeted goods from companies such as Amazon and UPS bound for residences along the West Coast.  Products such as unused COVID tests, fishing lures and epi pens were seen scattered across the ground. Cargo thieves have been stealing valuable items from these trains while they are either stopped or slowing down so they can be brought into the Union Pacific Intermodal facility in downtown LA, where the cargo is moved to a new mode of transportation. To break into these containers, thieves will often use bolt cutters to break the locks and steal whatever they can get their hands on. Scroll down for video  Video footage captured thousands of damaged boxes...
    (CNN)Federal prosecutors charged three alleged gang members and one alleged gang associate Thursday in the fatal shooting of off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer Fernando Arroyos during an attempted robbery.Luis Alfredo De La Rosa Rios, 29, Ernesto Cisneros, 22, and Jesse Contreras, 34, are allegedly members of the F-13 gang, according to a US Justice Department release. Rio's alleged girlfriend Haylee Marie Grisham, 18, was also charged.According to the complaint, Arroyos was house-hunting on Monday with his girlfriend when a black pickup truck drove up. Rios and Cisneros pointed guns at the officer and his girlfriend and removed items from both, including chains from Arroyos' neck. There was an exchange of gunfire between Arroyos and the two suspects, after which Arroyos collapsed and the two suspects fled, the release said. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to the scene and took the officer to a hospital where he died. Off-duty Los Angeles police officer fatally shot while house-hunting with his girlfriendThe four defendants were in the vehicle and allegedly were at the scene of the robbery and the shooting, the...
    LOS ANGELES -- Federal prosecutors have charged four people in connection with the robbery and killing of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer and allege the suspects are tied to a street gang, authorities said Thursday.Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, was fatally shot at about 9:15 p.m. Monday in an unincorporated area of south Los Angeles County.Authorities have said Arroyos was shopping for a house with his girlfriend when a pickup truck approached, several suspects got out, there was an argument and gunfire was exchanged between the assailants and the officer. Arroyos was shot once; his girlfriend was not hurt.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles announced the charges on Thursday night ahead of a press conference scheduled by the Los Angeles County sheriff. The sheriff's department was investigating the case, and took the suspects into custody on Wednesday, because the crime occurred in an unincorporated area of the county.The defendants are charged with violent crime in aid of racketeering; they are allegedly connected to the Florencia 13 (F13) gang. They could face the death penalty, or the minimum sentence of...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged four people in connection with the robbery and killing of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer and allege the suspects are tied to a street gang, authorities said Thursday. Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, was fatally shot at about 9:15 p.m. Monday in an unincorporated area of south Los Angeles County. Authorities have said Arroyos was shopping for a house with his girlfriend when a pickup truck approached, several suspects got out, there was an argument and gunfire was exchanged between the assailants and the officer. Arroyos’ girlfriend was not hurt. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles announced the charges on Thursday night ahead of a press conference scheduled by the Los Angeles County sheriff. The defendants are charged with violent crime in aid of racketeering; three are alleged to be members of the Florencia 13 (F13) gang and the fourth is considered an associate of the gang. They were taken into custody on Wednesday and are expected to make their first appearances in federal court on Friday afternoon. It...
    LYNWOOD (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies are asking for public assistance in locating a missing Lynwood woman who suffers from bipolar disorder. (Photo Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department) Sheila Nicole Diciolli, 21-years-old, has been missing since January 5, when she was last seen at around 6:30 p.m. on Elm Street near the 710 Freeway, wearing a black sweater and blue jeans. Diciolli is 5-foot, 8-inches and weighs about 100 pounds, with short blonde hair and hazel eyes. She also has a tattoo of a cat on her right thigh. LACSD noted that her family is extremely concerned for her well-being, and anyone with information on Diciolli’s whereabouts was asked to call the Sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at (323) 890-5500. (© Copyright 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)