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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
A Metrolink train en route to Los Angeles from the Antelope Valley struck and killed a man Thursday morning in the Sylmar area, officials said. The man was struck by Train 212 near the intersections of Cobalt Street and San Fernando Road , said Brian Humphrey, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. No one on the train was injured, Humphrey said. Law enforcement officers will decide when to move the train, officials said. Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson said the man was struck at 10:22 a.m. and that 197 passengers were on the train, which originated in Lancaster.
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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.
NATIONAL
October 15, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Authorities have announced the arrest of a man suspected of  the Oct. 8 kidnapping and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Cody, Wyo. Few details were available  Sunday. “The suspect and vehicle (white Toyota 4Runner) involved in the child abduction case in Cody has been captured,” the Wyoming Highway Patrol said on its   Facebook page . “Thank you for all of your assistance and information!” An FBI news release said that the man had been arrested in Belgrade, Mont., and that further details would be released at a Monday morning news conference at Cody City Hall.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A North Hills man accused of molesting a family member was due in court Monday after he was taken into custody for failing to appear at a previous court hearing, officials said. Regino Murrillo-Martinez, 54, was arrested Thursday by Los Angeles police officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, City Atty. Carmen Trutanich announced Monday. Murrillo-Martinez was charged March 12 with 21 misdemeanor counts related to the molestation, including sexual battery with restraint, statutory rape and child abuse causing mental suffering, Trutanich said.
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