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  • USC

    USC assistant basketball coach charged with taking bribes in nationwide FBI sting

    Four college basketball assistant coaches, including USC’s Tony Bland, were among 10 people indicted by federal authorities Tuesday on fraud and corruption charges that allege hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes were offered to student athletes. The charges culminated a three-year federal investigation into corruption in the sport that also ensnared a representative of Adidas, agents and financial advisers, alleging they sought to influence the schools, shoe sponsors...

    Scott Wolf
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  • Crime News

    These San Pedro burglars were caught on video breaking into homes

    Los Angeles Harbor Division police detectives Tuesday said they need the public’s help to identify residential burglary suspects who were caught on camera during a series of crimes. The crimes occurred over the course of 11 days: • 3 p.m. Sept. 14, 1400 block of Brett Place: Burglars broke a sliding glass door to get inside and stole jewelry, computers, and gaming consoles. • 3 p.m. Sept. 15, 1200 block of Park Wester Drive: Burglars broke a front...

    Larry Altman
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  • Lawsuits

    Beating victim sues Dodgers, alleged Lunada Bay Boy

    A Bakersfield man who was severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium two years ago is suing the baseball team and his alleged attackers, who are from Palos Verdes Estates. Ariel Auffant, a geologist who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was violently punched and kicked after a Dodgers-Mets playoff game on Oct. 9, 2015, alleges the...

    Megan Barnes
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  • Crime News

    Feds charge men with illegally trading protected living corals

    A Gardena man is facing charges that he allegedly illegally traded live corals that are protected by an international treaty but are frequently used to decorate aquariums, authorities said Tuesday. Jose Torres, 42, was charged in a federal indictment issued Sept. 20 with unlawfully attempting to export to Mexico some 20 varieties of live corals protected by the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the U.S. Attorney’s Office...

    By staff and wire services|

  • Shootings

    Man found shot to death on Carson street

    A man was found shot to death on a Carson street Tuesday morning, sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies found the man at Idabell Avenue and Fairhaven Street when they responded to a report of gunshots at 2:30 a.m., sheriff’s Deputy Kimberly Alexander said. The man suffered one wound to his body and was pronounced dead at the scene, she said. There was no suspect information available. The victim’s name was not immediately released.

    By staff and wire reports|

  • Shootings

    Father arrested with baby after allegedly shooting mother in San Pedro

    A man who allegedly shot the mother of his child Tuesday in San Pedro was arrested a short time later holding their baby, police said. Officers responded to the shooting shortly before 9 a.m., when the woman ran into the Harbor Interfaith Services family shelter in the 600 block of 10th Street and told workers she had been shot, said Tahia Hayslet, executive director of Harbor Interfaith. “She ran into our office for safety. She is a neighbor from a few houses...

    Larry Altman
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  • Crime News

    LAPD officer charged with off-duty pistol-whipping in El Segundo

    A Los Angeles police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he pulled a gun on three people outside an El Segundo restaurant and struck one with the pistol, prosecutors said. Joseph William Rooney II, 33, made his first appearance before a judge in downtown Los Angeles to face four counts of assault with a firearm. He was released after posting $200,000 bail. The case stems from a confrontation that occurred on May 22, 2016, shortly after three men had just left a...

    Larry Altman
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  • Crime News

    Parolee convicted of assault on Redondo Beach police officers

    A parolee who was shot in Lawndale when he drove at high speed toward Redondo Beach police officers during an escape attempt— crashing head-on into a lieutenant’s car — has been convicted of offenses that could send him to prison for nearly 10 years, prosecutors said Tuesday. Daniel Padilla, 26, learned his fate Monday at the conclusion of...

    Larry Altman
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  • Kidnapping

    Woman dragged into car in South LA tries to escape, and it’s caught on video

    LOS ANGELES >> Authorities sought today to identify the female victim of an apparent kidnapping who was seen on video being pulled by a man into a car with Texas license plates in South Los Angeles. Detectives circulated the video in hopes that the public can help identify the victim and suspect of the apparent kidnapping, which occurred around 11:50 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West 79th Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Witnesses said they saw a...

    City News Service|

  • Crime News

    Suicidal man who fired weapon surrenders to deputies in Rancho Palos Verdes

    A 36-year-old convicted felon who chased his family out of their Rancho Palos Verdes house when he began firing a weapon inside was arrested nearby Monday after an hours-long standoff with sheriff’s deputies. Paul David Carriere arrived unexpectedly at his parents’ home in the 6400 block of Sealpoint Court shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Once there, he obtained a handgun and began firing inside the home. His family members...

    Cynthia Washicko
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