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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A 16-year-old student at a Santa Ana charter school has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to carry out a campus attack and shoot students he had named on a "hit list. " The threat, police said, was made in an email to a former girlfriend. The NOVA Academy Early College High School sophomore wrote that he was going to recruit other students to help him carry out the attack, Santa Ana police said in a statement. He didn't threaten his ex-girlfriend, police said, but did say he was tired of being bullied.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | By Dan Weikel and Laura J. Nelson
The emergency response to November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport was hampered by poor communications and a lack of coordination between agencies, problems that contributed to a chaotic evacuation and delays reaching victims, officials said Tuesday. A new report on the shooting found that firefighters and paramedics had difficulty determining where to go. There was a delay in setting up a unified emergency command center. Thousands of passengers spilled onto secure airport ramps where planes were parked or fled onto nearby streets, many lugging their bags along Sepulveda, Lincoln and Century boulevards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | By Dan Weikel
An in-depth report that critiques the response of public safety agencies and airport officials to November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport will be released to the public Tuesday. The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, which sets policy for LAX, LA/Ontario International Airport and Van Nuys Airport, is scheduled to discuss the review during a special meeting that begins at noon. Earlier in the morning, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is also scheduled to address the evaluation at a news conference.
SPORTS
March 16, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
Going into the final round of the 20th Toshiba Classic, Fred Couples didn't think he could win the tournament because Bernhard Langer had been so hot. But on Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club, Couples grabbed momentum on his back nine to give himself an opportunity. Still a victory wasn't close to being secured because at one point nine golfers had held or shared the lead. Six were tied for the lead with three holes remaining. But Couples shot a five-under-par 66 in his final round and finished at 15-under 198 to become the second player in Toshiba Classic history to win the event twice, as he won it in 2010.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2014 | By Rosanna Xia, This post has been corrected. See note below for details
Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating a shooting in Norwalk that left one man dead early Sunday morning, authorities said. Deputies responded to multiple calls of gunshots about 1:40 a.m. Sunday in the 12000 block of Lowemont Street, said Lt. Jason Skeen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A man in his 20s was found on the sidewalk and pronounced dead at the scene, he said. The shooting is believed to be gang related, Skeen said, and sheriff's homicide and gang detectives are handling the investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The 20-year-old man who was arrested after  allegedly threatening to shoot someone on a Los Angeles street in exchange for 100 retweets now faces charges of making criminal threats. Dakkari Dijon McAnuff, who remains in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, was arrested Wednesday after Los Angeles police were tipped off to a photo he allegedly posted on Twitter that shows what appears to be a rifle, complete with a scope, pointed down at a city street. The caption on the photo pledges:  “100 [retweets]
NATIONAL
March 14, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Harris County sheriff's deputies in Texas are investigating after a father shot a 17-year-old boy whom he found in his teenage daughter's bedroom. Officials said Friday the 55-year-old father has not been arrested and investigators will ultimately hand over their report to the grand jury to consider possible charges. According to KHOU-TV in Houston , the incident began when the girl's brother went to say good night to his 16-year-old sister and saw a pair of feet sticking out from under the bed. The brother alerted their father, who went into the bedroom to investigate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Police say road rage may be behind a car-to-car shooting on the westbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar early Friday that left one man dead. Responding to a call about a traffic obstruction, California Highway Patrol officers discovered the shooting victim inside his Mitsubishi on the Roxford Street off-ramp shortly before 1 a.m.     The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released. “Preliminary evidence tends to show this is a case of road rage,” Lt. Paul Vernon said in a police statement.  “Bullet impacts and glass fragments lead us to think the shooter fired at the victim from the victim's side of the car.” Vernon said the victim was in his 30s and may have been coming from or going to work.  The CHP closed all westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway from the 118 Freeway around 3 a.m. to allow investigators to search for possible evidence.
NATIONAL
March 12, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Mistaking a walking cane for a shotgun, a South Carolina sheriff's deputy shot a 70-year-old man during a nighttime traffic stop last month and then quickly began sobbing when he realized what had happened, according to audio and video from his cruiser's dash camera released Wednesday. York County Sheriff's Deputy Terrance Knox pulled over a pickup truck with an expired license plate around 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. On the tape, Bobby Dean Canipe, 70, is seen coming out of the truck unprompted and reaching into the truck bed despite pleas from Knox: “Sir!
WORLD
March 12, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
PRETORIA, South Africa -- A broken, bullet-pierced bathroom door was introduced as evidence Wednesday in the murder trial of South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius -- the same door Pistorius shot through when he killed his girlfriend last year. There were four bullet holes visible and a long crack with a missing section next to the handle, where a cricket bat broke open the otherwise largely intact door. Police forensic expert  Lt. Col. Gerhard Vermeulen told Pretoria's High Court that, according to his analysis, Pistorius was not wearing his prosthetic legs when he hit the door with the bat. Pistorius, a double amputee who made history competing in the Olympics in London in 2012, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.
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