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July 26, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
A 63-year-old Southern California man, suffering from a painful hernia, apparently stuck a butter knife into his abdomen in an attempt to remove it. In an admirable display of conscientiousness, the Associated Press reports , the Glendale resident also took the cigarette he was smoking and pressed it to the open wound. "I don't know if he was cauterizing it," one officer told AP. The man showed no outward signs of pain, according to police. His wife called 911. The officer said that he'd seen self-mutilation, "but not a maneuver like this.
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May 20, 2013 | By Chris Goffard
Authorities have identified a man who jumped to his death Sunday night from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, but are waiting to notify his next of kin, a Los Angeles County coroner official said. Just after 8 p.m., the man drove his car to the top of the bridge, stopped and climbed out, leaving the vehicle running with the headlights on, Port of Los Angeles  spokesman Phillip Sanfield said Sunday. The man, who was in his 40s, climbed a security fence, which is about 10 feet high, and jumped into the water below, Sanfield said.
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June 9, 2013 | By Teresa Watanabe
An 18-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday after nearly drowning in a Los Angeles County pool, a city fire official said. The man, who has not been identified, had been swimming at the Jesse Owens Community Regional Park pool on South Western Avenue and West Century Boulevard when lifeguards pulled him out about 4:10 p.m., according to Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Main said the man was not breathing and had no pulse when he was rescued by lifeguards, who initiated CPR. Andre Herndon, spokesman for the L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation, said officials were investigating what happened.
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January 24, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Homicide detectives in Santa Ana are investigating the early Friday morning shooting death of a man who was discovered lying on the ground in a residential neighborhood. Police said the man's identity is still not known. Someone called police about 1:10 a.m. Friday to report that a person was lying on the ground in the 1400 block of South Standard Street, according to a Santa Ana police news release. The officers who responded to the scene saw that the man had been shot and alerted paramedics, who pronounced him dead at the scene, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
NATIONAL
December 4, 2012 | By Tina Susman, This post has been updated and corrected, as indicated below.
New York police were questioning a man Tuesday in connection with the death of a subway rider who witnesses said was pushed onto the tracks and crushed by an oncoming train after an apparent altercation on the platform. The identity of the man was not released, but police said late in the evening that he had implicated himself in the attack. No charges were expected to be filed before Wednesday.  Part of the incident Monday was caught on camera, and both the video and photographs of the alleged pusher were circulated across the city.
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May 17, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A man shot by Alhambra police inside the police headquarters lobby on Friday morning has died, a coroner's spokesman said. One or more Alhambra police officers fired their guns about 7:30 a.m. inside the police station on Commonwealth Avenue, hitting a suspect, said Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker. Officials said they were still gathering information and could not yet say exactly what happened inside the station. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
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November 4, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
A Southern California man who said he always wanted to skydive finally did it Monday on this 100th birthday. Vernon Maynard, a retired car dealer, and his two great-nephews made their first skydive from 13,000 feet in Perris, said Jean Walcher of the U.S. Parachute Assn., the Associated Press reported. They were accompanied by trained instructors. Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld said Maynard, of Palm Desert, obtained a doctor's note before making the jump, according to the AP. Maynard's daughter Linda Hironimus said her father's friends made arrangements for him to skydive after he said he always wanted to try it. ALSO: LAX shooting: Condition of wounded teacher is upgraded to 'good' Driver shot and killed in Paramount after 4-hour chase is identified Tomahawk-throwing champion chases burglar from her home with ax  
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February 12, 2014 | By Lauren Raab, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Sheriff's homicide detectives were in La Puente early Wednesday to investigate the stabbing death of a man.  The incident was reported about 2:45 a.m. in the 15900 block of Old Valley Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details were immediately available.  According to the Los Angeles Times Homicide Report, two other homicides have occurred within a mile of the Old Valley Boulevard location in the last 12 months.
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August 3, 2013 | By Anh Do
A man was fatally shot in Anaheim early Saturday in what police said was a gang-related shooting. Officers found the man in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 800 block of North Loara Street about 2:30 a.m. after getting a report of shots being fired, said Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim police. The unidentified victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Witnesses told investigators the suspects may have yelled out the name of a local gang during the shooting.
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May 21, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Joseph Serna
Los Angeles police Monday night shot and killed a man who they said pointed a gun at them when they tried to stop him. No officers were injured in the incident, which was reported shortly before midnight near the intersection of South Gless and East 3 rd streets in Boyle Heights. Officers were on patrol in the area when they spotted a known gang member in the area carrying a revolver, an LAPD official said. According to sources familiar with the investigation, the suspect was riding a bicycle, then pointed the gun at police.
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