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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man in Palmdale early Sunday. About 4:30 a.m., deputies responded to 57th Street East and East Avenue S in Palmdale where an adult male was found dead, according to the Sheriff's Department. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim No additional details were available. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323)
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BUSINESS
January 17, 2013 | David Lazarus
Saturday is Gun Appreciation Day, an occasion to feel good about a consumer product that is guaranteed to play a role in the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans this year. That's not hyperbole. Roughly 30,000 people have been killed annually by guns in this country since 1979, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, the latest year for which statistics are available, the body count was 31,672. That places guns in unique company as a legal, over-the-counter product that, in the hands of some users, will kill people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death in Hollywood early Sunday morning, police said. Los Angeles police received a call at 2:30 a.m. reporting a fight at Hollywood Boulevard and Whitley Avenue , said Officer Cleon Joseph. When officers arrived, they found a man with stab wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, Joseph said. No description of the suspect was given. The motive is unknown. ALSO: Mother of two children found dead in hotel identified, arrested South Bay power outage leaves 115,000 homes without electricity 37 Hawthorne families displaced as workers try to cap methane leak Twitter: LATangel angel.jennings@latimes.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, Rong-Gong Lin II and Hector Becerra
The death of "Night Stalker" serial killer Richard Ramirez on Friday at the age of 53 brought satisfaction and even some cheers from people involved in the infamous case. Some victims and their relatives said Ramirez should have been executed long ago. "It's about time," said Bill Carns, one of the last people attacked by Ramirez. Carns was left partially paralyzed after Ramirez broke into his Mission Viejo house in August 1985, shot him three times and raped his girlfriend. "He should have been put to death an awful long time ago. " Ramirez died Friday morning of natural causes at Marin General Hospital, state corrections officials said.
SPORTS
May 18, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Tampa Bay defensive tackle Brian Price, a former UCLA standout, is once again dealing with heartbreak. His older sister, Bridget, 30, died last week as a result of a car accident in Inglewood. So devastated was Price that he had to be hospitalized in Tampa from Monday through late Thursday after reporting to Buccaneers mini-camp. "He physically broke down," said his agent, Chuck Price, who is not related to Brian. "He had a high fever, was dehydrated, and couldn't hold anything down.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The day after Peaches Geldof's death, authorities are searching in and around the house where the model, writer and socialite was found, with an autopsy scheduled for Wednesday.  After the autopsy, the coroner will open an investigation and decide whether an inquest -- such as that into the death of singer Amy Winehouse -- is merited, according to the U.K.'s Mirror.  No evidence of drugs was found at the home near London where the 25-year-old was...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2009 | Anthony Pesce
He is a onetime contestant on "The Sexiest Bachelor in America" who according to his website traveled the world ministering as a Christian mime. She was a model and entertainer who had bit parts in Hollywood blockbusters and featured roles in adult films. Now, Brian Lee Randone is accused of torturing and killing Felicia Tang Lee inside the home they shared in Monrovia. Shortly after noon on Friday, Sept. 11, Randone, 45, called 911 to report that his girlfriend of several months was not breathing.
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Jim Fregosi, 71, who was a star shortstop for the Angels from 1961 to 1971 and managed them to their first division title in 1979, died Friday in Miami after suffering an apparent stroke earlier this week, the Angels announced. “The Angels organization joins the rest of the Major League Baseball community in mourning the loss today of Jim Fregosi," the Angels said in a statement. "His contributions and passion for the Angels, both as a player and manager, have served as the standard for others within our organization through the years.  "Jim was one of Mr. Autry's all-time favorite players, and a man who remained in the hearts and memories of long-time Angel fans.
NATIONAL
March 27, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
ARLINGTON, Wash. -- With rescuers entering the sixth day of their search effort, the death toll from the mudslide east of the town of Oso was expected to rise "dramatically," officials said Thursday. Sixteen have been confirmed dead.  But officials believe they have located at least nine more bodies in the square-mile debris field of the Snohomish County landslide. Officials said 90 people are missing or unaccounted for. Chief Travis Hots, of Snohomish County Fire District 21, said the recovery effort is arduous, somber and can take hours once searchers find a body in the slurry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2013 | By Paul Pringle
A man was stabbed to death early Sunday on an Echo Park street in an attack that appeared to be gang-related, police said. About 2:40 a.m., two men got into an argument at Clinton and Waterloo streets when one of them pulled a knife, stabbed the other several times and ran away, said Officer Bruce Borihanh of the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital, Borihanh said. Police did not release his name. The suspect is believed to be in his 20s; no other description was available, said Borihanh.
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