• Whittier Police Officer Accused Of Lewd Acts With 2 Underage Females

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA)  —  Authorities have arrested a Whittier Police Officer and accused him of committing lewd acts on two underage females.
    Officials believe there may be more victims.
    This past Sunday, detectives from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station were notified by the Whittier Police Department about a possible sexual assault of a 12-year-old that occurred in Rancho Cucamonga in April 2018.
    Sheriff’s detectives interviewed the victim and her mother in Whittier.
  • Gondolas From Union Station To Dodger Stadium One Step Closer To Becoming A Reality

    CHAVEZ RAVINE (CBSLA) — It’s not quite a mission to Mars, but people seem just as excited at the news the plan to send people to Dodger Stadium through the air might be one step closer to becoming a reality.
    Los Angeles Metro on Tuesday sent a formal request for information on the proposed aerial tram project floated back in April. Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted the gondola plan “has taken another key step forward,” saying that when it is completed, it “is expecte
  • Upton Homers, Drives In 3 To Lift Angels Past Padres 7-3

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Upton had three hits, including a home run for the second straight night, and drove in three runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
    Eric Young Jr. tripled and had two RBIs, and rookie Taylor Ward had two hits, including an RBI double in his first major league at-bat, as the Angels won their second in a row over San Diego.
    Upton crushed a 1-1 pitch from Brett Kennedy 435 feet into the left-center field bleache
  • Castillo, Jackson Score 2nd-Half Goals, Rapids Tie Galaxy

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Edgar Castillo and Niki Jackson scored eight minutes apart in the second half, and the Colorado Rapids tied the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-2 on Tuesday night.
    Castillo tied it at 1 for Colorado (6-12-6) in the 74th minute after sending a loose ball in from distance. Jackson knotted it at 2 in the 82th with a deflected shot over the head of David Bingham.
    Ashley Cole scored his first goal of the season for Los Angeles (10-8-7). He got a friendly bounce at the edge of the are
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  • Robbery Suspect Shot By Police In Costa Mesa

    COSTA MESA (CBSLA) — A terrifying morning for people in one Costa Mesa neighborhood.
    As CBSLA’s Stacey Butler reports, police shot a 49-year-old man they say tried to break into cars and homes around 5 o’clock Tuesday morning.
    Police say he jumped a back patio fence. The resident who lives there said he heard the suspect just outside his sliding glass door. He thought the guy was going to break in when a neighbor called 911.
    Joe Killian came running Tuesday morning wh
  • Sarah Sanders Apologizes For False Claim About African-American Jobs

    (CNN) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a rare correction Tuesday night after falsely declaring that President Donald Trump has created three times as many jobs for African-American workers as former President Barack Obama did during his two terms in office.
    “Correction from today’s briefing: Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn’t. I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000
  • IE School District Agrees To Pay $11M To Family Of Teen Who Drowned In Pool

    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — A Riverside County school district has agreed to pay $11 million to the family of boy who died after being submerged in one of its pools more than two years ago.
    The settlement between the family of 13-year-old Alex Pierce and the Murrieta Valley Unified High School District was announced Tuesday, which would have been the boy’s birthday.
    “Today is Alex’s 16th birthday,” Alex’s mother Sabrina Pierce told reporters as she fought back
  • California Could Reshape Pot Rules As Legal Market Struggles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation’s largest legal marijuana market is struggling.
    Illicit sales continue to thrive. A shaky supply chain has customers looking at barren shelves in some shops. There are testing problems. And a proposal to allow home marijuana deliveries in cities that have banned pot sales could lead to a courtroom fight.
    A Los Angeles hearing Tuesday provided a window into the state’s emerging cannabis economy, in which early enthusiasm for broad legal sales has be
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  • Goldstein Investigation: LA Sanitation Worker In DUI Crash No Longer Employed

    City officials say sanitation worker Adrian Corrales no longer has a job.
  • Report: More Than 1,000 Children Abused By Catholic Priests, Including Clergyman Relocated To Los Angeles, San Diego

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBSLA/CBS News) — More than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday.
    The grand jury said it believes the “real number” of abused children might be “in the thousands” since some records were lost and victims were afraid to come forward.
  • Los Angeles Is First In US To Install Subway Body Scanners

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles’ subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday.
    The deployment of the portable scanners, which project waves to do full-body screenings of passengers walking through a station without slowing them down, will happen in the coming months, said Alex Wiggins, who runs the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s law enfor
  • Police Officer Seen Punching Man On Video Indicted On Assault Charges

    BALTIMORE (CBS Baltimore/WJZ) — A former Baltimore Police Department officer seen on video punching a man repeatedly has been indicted on assault charges.
    Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Tuesday that the officer, who has been identified as Arthur Williams by attorney Warren Brown, has been charged with first- and second-degree assault, as well as misconduct in office.
    Penalty for 1st degree assault 25 years in prison, 2nd-degree assault—10 years; Former
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  • Taiwanese President Ing-Wen Makes Rare Stopover In LA En Route To Latin America

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) – The president of Taiwan was briefly in Los Angeles this week as part of an eight-day swing through Paraguay and Belize.
    Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen spoke Monday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, marking the first time in 15 years that a Taiwanese leader has spoken publicly on U.S. soil, according to reports.
    The move was expected to roil Beijing, which views Taiwan as part of Chinese territory despite a civil war in 1949 that saw the two sides split.
  • Report: Man Who Followed Teen Into Restroom Beaten, Killed By Girl’s Father

    Phoenix, AZ (CBS Local)- An Arizona man has been accused of beating and killing the man who attempted to enter a bathroom stall that his daughter was in.
    According to ABC 15, 40-year-old Melvin Harris has been charged with second-degree murder after confronting and beating the man outside a Quick Trip store in the Phoenix area on August 2nd.
    Police told the station that Harris went to pick up his daughter and her friends at the store at around 11:30 p.m. on the night of August 2nd.
    After Harris
  • Police Seek Suspect Who Sexually Battered Woman At Riverside Taco Shop

    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – Authorities have released a surveillance photo of a man wanted for committing a sexual battery at a taco shop in downtown Riverside earlier this year.
    (Riverside Police Department)
    The crime occurred on the evening of May 18 at the Taco Station, located in the 4000 block of Mission Inn Avenue.
    The suspect approached a woman inside the eatery and grabbed her breast, police said. He then fled in a black-colored newer-model Jeep.
    The man was described as Hispanic, in his l
  • Police Warn Parents: Predators Using Online Games To Meet, Lure Children

    LAPEER COUNTY, Mich. (CBS Local) – Police are warning parents that child predators may be trying to use online games to meet kids in the real world.
    In a post by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department in Michigan on Facebook, authorities warn that there have been “multiple reports” of strangers attempting to set up meetings with minors through online video games. “Predators will use every avenue possible to reach minor children and use a bait tactic to bui
  • Stolen $100K Custom Cello Found, Returned To LA Musician

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A rare $100,000 custom cello stolen from a prominent Los Angeles classical musician last week has been found.
    On the night of Aug. 8, the valuable string instrument was stolen from the San Diego hotel room of John Walz, the principal cellist for the Los Angeles Opera.
    The cello was taken during a burglary of Walz room at the Town and Country Hotel in the neighborhood of Mission Valley, according to San Diego police.
    Walz wrote on Facebook that he had gone out to dinne
  • Suicide Survivor Gets ‘Ultimate Second Chance’ After Historic Face Transplant

    CLEVELAND (CBS Local) – A young woman who attempted suicide has been given a new lease on life one year after becoming the youngest person to undergo a face transplant in the U.S.
    Katie Stubblefield was 18 when she shot herself with a rifle in her Mississippi home. The gunshot destroyed the teen’s face and required extensive surgery to save her life.
    After three years of reconstructive surgery and rehab, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic performed a total face transplant on the 21
  • Aretha Franklin Is In Home Hospice Care, Source Says

    (CBS News) — A source close to Aretha Franklin’s family told CBS News the legendary singer is seriously ill. Franklin, who is 76, has battled health problems for several years.
    CBS News’ Vladimir Duthiers reports from the Queen of Soul’s hometown of Detroit. It was there that Franklin discovered her legendary voice at the New Bethel Baptist Church, where her father was a minister.
    Even as her music style changed, her gospel roots stayed with her. Pastor Robert Smith
  • Ariana Grande And James Corden Melt Hearts With Musical Ode To ‘Titanic’

    (CNN) — James Corden’s latest musical celebrity segment will have you swimming in emotions.
    On Monday night’s “Late Late Show with James Corden,” the late-night host and superstar singer Ariana Grande teamed up for a 13-song tribute to “Titanic” that relived the movie’s plotline through tunes like “Come Sail Away” by Styx, “Rich Girl” by Hall & Oats and, naturally, “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice.
    Grande took t
  • Four Teens Arrested In Series Of Armed Robberies In San Bernardino, Riverside Counties

    FONTANA (CBSLA) – Four teen boys have been arrested in a spree of at least 15 armed robberies over a two-week period in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
    Fontana police report that the juvenile suspects were identified and apprehended last week.
    According to police, the robberies began on July 23 and ran through Aug. 6. The suspects would rob pedestrians at gunpoint, brandishing handguns at the victims and stealing personal property.
    Surveillance photos of vehicles believed to have be
  • Ethan Peck To Join ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ As Spock

    CBS has announced that Ethan Peck will join the cast of Star Trek: Discovery as the legendary “Spock.” The character “Spock,” is a half-human, half-Vulcan Science Officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and foster brother of “Michael Burnham.”
    “Through 52 years of television and film, a parallel universe and a mirror universe, Mr. Spock remains the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek,” said Executive Producer Alex Kurtz
  • House From Twilight Movie Put Up For Sale In Oregon

    St. Helens, OR (CBS Local)- Fans of the “Twilight” series now have a chance to own a part of the movie history.
    According to KATU, one of the houses used in the filming of the movies has been put up for sale in St. Helens, Oregon. The house, located at 184 6th Street, was home to the main character, Bella, played by Kristin Stewart, in the movie series.
    St. Helens was home to much of the filming for the movie and several other spots in the town could be seen in the film. The owner of
  • Scooters Set On Fire, Thrown Into Ocean By People Fed Up With Clutter

    LOS ANGELES (CBS Local) – Dockless scooters may be a free way to get around California, but many locals are allegedly choosing to destroy the shareable vehicles instead.
    According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, people in several cities are so fed up with the free scooters being left piled up on sidewalks that they’re being burned, crushed, and even thrown into the Pacific Ocean.
    “They throw them everywhere: in the ocean, in the sand, in the trash can,” Ve
  • Today Is The First Day Of School For Los Angeles Students, New Superintendent

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — School is back in session today for more than half a million Los Angeles Unified School District students.
    Tuesday marks the first school year for Austin Beutner as LAUSD superintendent, and he plans to visit several campuses and district facilities throughout the day.
    Before students even arrived on campus, they were being cheered on via a recorded message sent out from some of LA’s sports stars. The Dodgers’ Manny Mechado, the Sparks’ Allyson
  • Teen’s Headache Turns Out To Be Rare, Life-Threatening Illness

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (CBS Local) – An Iowa teen dealing with headaches is now fighting for his life after doctors discovered he was actually suffering from a rare brain disease.
    Christopher Bunch told his parents he had a headache on Aug. 6, but decided to go to football practice anyway. When the pain did not go away, the 14-year-old’s coaches reportedly sat him down for the remainder of practice before going home.
    According to the boy’s parents, that’s when Bunch went to
  • Riverside Sheriff’s Investigators Seeking Out Victims Of Suspected Police Impersonator

    HEMET (CBSLA) — A Hemet man arrested on weapons and child endangerment charges had items investigators say indicate he may have been impersonating a police officer in the Riverside County area.
    Jeovanny Landeros, 24, was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of having an assault rifle, ammunition and for child endangerment. But he also had a law enforcement badge and equipment, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
    Moreover, Landeros’ car, a 2015 white M
  • ‘The 100’ Star Marie Avgeropoulos Arrested On Felony Domestic Violence In Glendale

    GLENDALE (CBSLA) – A 32-year-old actress best known for the television series “The 100” was arrested on felony domestic violence charges last week in Glendale.
    Marie Avgeropoulos speaks onstage at Comic-Con International 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2017. (Getty Images)
    Marie Avgeropoulos was taken into custody by Glendale police in the early morning hours of Aug. 5, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department inmate records.
    Avgeropoulos w
  • 4-Day School Week Means Longer Days For Some Denver-Area Students

    THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4)– Students in School District 27-J north of the Denver metro area started their first full week of school Tuesday morning, which means they’re only going to class four days a week.The move could save the district millions of dollars in the coming years, while also giving longer weekends to staff and students.
    (credit: CBS)
    Incoming students at Riverdale Ridge High School, the district’s newest high school, headed to class for their new schedule on Tuesday
  • At Least 22 Killed In Italy Bridge Collapse

    MILAN (CBS News/AP) – A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging almost 300 feet into a heap of rubble below.
    A collapsed section of the raised A10 highway in Genoa, Italy. (Red Cross)
    Italy’s Deputy Transport Minister Edoardo Rixi said on Italian television that at least 22 people were confirmed dead and eight more injured. He said the toll would likely rise furthe

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