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March 25, 2014 | By Richard Winton, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The high-performance Porsche that "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker was riding in was traveling up to 93 mph when it crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver, an L.A. County Sheriff's investigation found. The rate of speed was determined using surveillance videos and electronic data retrieved from the car's computers with the help of the carmaker. That would mean that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, driven by Walker's friend, Roger Rodas, was traveling about twice the 45 mph limit when it crashed Nov. 30 on a curvy road in a Santa Clarita business park.
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April 27, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Long Beach police shot and killed a man suspected of assaulting a law enforcement officer Sunday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department pursued the assailant into Long Beach after the alleged felony assault. Long Beach police joined in the pursuit about 3:15 p.m., said Long Beach Police spokeswoman Sgt. Megan Zabel. The man was shot in the area of Ocean Boulevard and 14th Place. He died after being taken to a nearby hospital. It was not immediately clear what caused police to fire on him. Twitter: @latimesemily Emily.Alpert@latimes.com
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August 17, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
A man was fatally stabbed in Rowland Heights early Saturday, authorities said. The incident was reported about 1:25 a.m. in the 1400 block of Gloriosa Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The victim's name was not released pending notification of next of kin. No arrests have been made and the investigation into the stabbing is continuing. ALSO: Rockefeller impostor reasserts innocence after sentencing Gang rape victim's letter tells attackers: 'I forgive both of you' Letters from Hannah Anderson, handcuff boxes found at DiMaggio's home carla.rivera@latimes.com Twitter: @CarlaRiveraLat
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August 23, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
A man was shot and killed in Compton on Friday night, according to sheriff's officials. Deputies were called to the 900 block of West 134th Street about 8 p.m., according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information was immediately available. ALSO: Homicide Report: Track killings in L.A. County¿¿¿ Tour bus crash: Company has logged numerous safety violations Filner resignation: San Diego council to vote on harassment settlement Twitter: @PalomaEsquivel paloma.esquivel@latimes.com
SPORTS
November 20, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA tackle Torian White was released from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Twin Towers correctional facility late Tuesday night. White was arrested on suspicion of felony sexual assault Sunday. The district attorney's office has returned the case for further investigation. Charges have not been filed. White was released without bail. White has been indefinitely suspended from the team. ALSO: Tiger Woods could have benefited from new golf rule Clippers face tough games at Minnesota, Oklahoma City LeBron James talking soccer partnership with David Beckham in Miami
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April 22, 2013 | By Matt Stevens, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
Santa Monica police smelled alcohol and heard “slurred speech” when they pulled over legendary sportscaster Al Michaels late Friday, and later arrested him on suspicion of drunk driving, authorities told The Times. Michaels, who broadcasts Sunday Night Football on NBC, was driving east in the 700 block of Pico Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. Friday when two officers on motorcycles saw him make an illegal U-turn, Sgt. Richard Lewis said. Lewis said the officers were at a gas station when they observed the illegal U-turn, moving from eastbound Pico Boulevard to westbound Pico Boulevard . A DUI checkpoint had been set up nearby in the 1800 block of Lincoln Boulevard.  “They pulled him over, detected the smell of alcoholic beverage, slurred speech, they did [field sobriety tests]
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April 16, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A man who dragged himself naked, burned and bound up a riverbed wash to the side of the 605 Freeway where he was discovered has died, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Authorities said the man was found by a driver sometime before 2 p.m. Tuesday on the side of the northbound 605, north of the 60 Freeway in the City of Industry. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said the man had apparently been assaulted, then burned and left in the riverbed wash.
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May 19, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
Authorities were searching Sunday for three men suspected of fatally shooting a man in La Puente in what is believed to be a gang-related incident. The shooting was reported Saturday about 11:15 p.m. in the 100 block of 2nd Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. The suspects were last seen fleeing the scene in a silver Honda Accord. The victim, whose name and age were not given pending notification of next of kin, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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June 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" actor and comedian Jeff Garlin was arrested over the weekend in the alleged smashing of another motorist's windows during a fight over a parking space, LAPD officials said. The 51-year-old actor was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism Saturday afternoon after the parking-space spat allegedly turned violent in Studio City. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department records show Garlin is out on $20,000 bail. He has an initial court appearance scheduled for July 11. Garlin plays the manager of "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David on the successful HBO show.
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