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March 6, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A 43-year-old former middle school teacher was found guilty this week of committing lewd acts against a student and possession of child pornography, prosecutors said. Steven Andrews -- a former teacher at Lorbeer Middle School in Diamond Bar -- was convicted Wednesday of 17 felony counts: six counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, two counts of oral copulation of a person under 16, five counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, three counts of lewd act upon a child and one count of possession or control of child pornography, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
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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
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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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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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June 16, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Sheriff's detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man in South Los Angeles late Saturday. The shooting occurred about 11:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of W. 109th Street , according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. No arrests have been made. ALSO: Plane smashes into hangar at Chino Airport during engine test Glendora residents save man from house fire; man's wife perishes Santa Monica gunman wrote an apology, was denied weapon by state carlos.lozano@latimes.com
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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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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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March 26, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A Fontana woman who has been in jail since February after allegedly driving drunk on two freeways and killing six people in a crash in Diamond Bar is grieving and scared, her attorney said Wednesday. Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender Ramiro Cisneros said his client, 21-year-old Olivia Carolee Culbreath, has been “very scared” and in grief since her sister and five others were killed in the early morning crash Feb. 9 on the 60 Freeway. Culbreath was handcuffed and wheeled into a Pomona courtroom Wednesday afternoon on a stretcher because she is still unable to walk due to her injuries, Cisneros said.
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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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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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