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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2013 | By Anne Colby
A young black bear with police in pursuit took a meandering trip through Sierra Madre this week, past City Hall and downtown businesses and through alleys, backyards and apartment complexes before being captured and returned to the mountains. The female bear was first spotted just after 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grandview Avenue and Lima Street by Ben Rillorta, who heard his border collie barking and saw the bear in his backyard. The bear escaped over a fence, made its way to the street and headed south, Rillorta said.  He notified Sierra Madre police, who met up with the bear at the historic Pinney House and tried to corral it and push it north toward the mountains, police Chief Larry Giannoni said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 | By Anh Do
Two suspects riding in a car that had been reported stolen were seriously wounded Tuesday in an officer-involved shooting in Santa Ana. The injured - a man struck in the upper torso and a woman with a cut underneath her chin - were hospitalized while officials investigate the case. The incident began earlier in the day with the report of a robbery just across the border in Anaheim, according to Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. Officers were called to the Akua Motel on East Orangethorpe Avenue after one of the motel guests reported that a woman with a handgun had forced her to hand over her car keys, said Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim police.
NATIONAL
May 10, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
A burglary suspect was killed and two police officers shot in a fast-paced string of events in Minnesota on Friday that also involved the death of a motorcyclist. The episode began about 2 p.m. when someone called Minneapolis police to say they had seen a man they thought had burglarized their home last week. When officers arrived, they spotted the suspect, who began to drive off. He struck a police car and almost hit an officer who was on foot, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau told reporters at a news conference Friday night.
SPORTS
May 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young has really bad luck. How else can you account for one guy getting arrested two times during a 15-hour period? The first incident happened at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, after he made an illegal left turn toward oncoming traffic right in front of a Moreno Valley police car, officials said. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI, booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center, then later cited and released. Later in the day, at 2:22 p.m. to be precise, police said officers responded to a report that someone had jumped over the fence of a towing company yard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
The first time the two Los Angeles Police Department officers walked to the backyard of an off-campus house party near USC, they had no problem with the crowd as they told the organizer to turn off the music and begin shutting down the party. The officers walked across the street to another party in the area of West 23rdand Hoover streets, told them to shut it down, but returned to the first party when it seemed their instructions had been ignored. But when they went into the house to question the organizer the second time, about 2 a.m. Saturday, they and two other officers who arrived were surrounded by an angry crowd that yelled at them and tried to keep them from taking the now handcuffed and detained organizer outside, according to the LAPD.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Police shot a man in Garden Grove on Thursday night after he tried to run down officers with his vehicle, authorities said. Lt. Jeff Nightengale of the Garden Grove Police Department said the incident began about 8:15 p.m. when some undercover officers stationed near Beach and Garden Grove boulevards became worried about a driver who pulled up near them and was acting suspiciously. The undercover officers called for a marked police car to check out the situation because they feared the man driving the car would interfere with their surveillance, Nightengale said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
Entertainer Ryan Seacrest is the latest celebrity victim of a so-called swatting prank, police say. Details about the Wednesday afternoon incident were not immediately available, but the Beverly Hills Police Department said on Twitter it had responded to a "swatting call" at Seacrest's home. "No signs of trouble," the tweet read. "Everyone OK. " PHOTOS: Celebrity 'swatting' targets Seacrest is the sixth celebrity in a week whose Los Angeles-area home was targeted, bringing the number of such swatting incidents to nearly a dozen in recent months.
OPINION
March 24, 2013 | By Andrew Bridge
Just before my 7th birthday, a police car rolled up alongside me as I was running an early morning errand for my mother. An officer leaned out the window and asked if my name was Andy. He then asked me to get into the car, and we drove the short distance back to the squalid motel where my mother and I were staying. Leaving me in the car, the officer jumped out to join a woman who was arguing on the sidewalk with my screaming mother. By then, my mother and I had been evicted from a string of apartments.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | By August Brown
The pioneering goth-rocker Peter Murphy's nightlife took a dark turn Saturday, when the 55-year-old singer was arrested after he allegedly rear-ended a vehicle in Glendale, injured the driver, then fled to Los Angeles, where he was blocked by an eyewitness until police arrived, officials said. According to a report in the Glendale News-Press , quoting Glendale police, the British singer, known for fronting the goth-rock group Bauhaus in the late '70s and early '80s, was driving a Subaru Forester that reportedly hit a Mercedes shortly before noon.
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