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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 22-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times in Lincoln Heights in a suspected gang-related attack, Los Angeles police said Wednesday night. The victim was not breathing when he was found on a sidewalk shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Manitou Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The man was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Police said the shooter ran from the area. No arrests had been made.
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April 2, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, This post has been updated. See below.
At least one shot was fired Wednesday at Kent State University in Ohio, according to school officials. [Update 10:15 p.m. PDT April 2: A suspect was apprehended off campus, according to an advisory on the university's website. Police say there is no longer a threat, according to school officials. The university will not release details about the suspect until a Thursday morning news conference, reported Kentwired , a news website run by Kent State student journalists.
SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Chris Kaman found time to joke about his best game with the Lakers. The rest of the season, excruciating at worst and challenging at best, melted behind him. He had 28 points, 17 rebounds and six assists in an easy 115-99 victory Sunday over the Phoenix Suns. "I actually thought I had 30 because my career high was 29 a bunch of times. That last play, Jodie [ Meeks ] was open so I threw it to him," Kaman said. Had he shot it down low on that late fourth-quarter play, it probably would have gone in. Kaman didn't mind on a night he made 13 of 19 shots.
SPORTS
March 29, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
VANCOUVER, Canada - First place in the Pacific Division became the Ducks' again Saturday night, when they returned to the brand of play that put them there in the first place. "It's a goal" to win the division, said center Saku Koivu, one of five Ducks players who scored in a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. "We're more trying to pay attention to our game, the way we want to play, the way it has to be," Koivu said. Ducks rookie goalie Frederik Andersen stopped 31 of 32 shots as Anaheim established a new team record for most road wins (23)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of two men found fatally shot in an SUV in a South Los Angeles alleyway. Police responded to a call of shots fired near Florence and Cimarron avenues shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, said LAPD Officer Sarah Dunster of the 77th Street Division. They found the men in a Nissan Murano parked in an alley behind a home. Both had been shot in the head, Dunster said. Coroner's officials identified one of the men as Dorian Hernandez, 42, of Los Angeles.
FOOD
March 29, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Here's a selection of the best places to sample high-quality mezcals. Bar Ama: Forty mezcals by the shot, from $10 to $36. Mezcal flights, $21 to $47. 118 W. 4th St., downtown Los Angeles, (213) 687-8002, http://www.bar-ama.com. Las Perlas: By manager Raul Yrastorza's count, the downtown tequila bar must have 120 different expressions of mezcal. The majority are at $12 for a 2-ounce pour, with some as high as $40. Mezcal flights are $21, available Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays only.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A man who authorities say went on a rampage through a residential neighborhood of Chino Hills was fatally shot Friday morning by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies, a department spokesman said. Deputies responded to a 911 call around 5:40 a.m. reporting that someone had been stabbed, kicking off an almost hour-long pursuit that ended with the suspect's fatal shooting, said Cpl. Randy Naquin. When deputies arrived near Hickory Lane, they found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds, Naquin said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Two men were injured in a shooting Thursday near a South Los Angeles pawn shop. The shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. in the 8700 block of South Vermont Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The address is listed online as the location of Smart Pawn Vermont. The victims were taken to a hospital for treatment.  No further information was immediately available about their condition or the circumstances of the shooting.  ALSO: O.C. now has largest measles outbreak in California 'Scandal' actor Columbus Short charged with battery in bar attack Lawyer: Fontana woman charged with killing 6 in DUI case is 'scared' emily.alpert@latimes.com Twitter: @latimesemily
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
DALLAS -- Even when the Clippers lost their composure Thursday night, they still found a way to own the Dallas Mavericks. Even though the Clippers have trailed the Mavericks in the fourth quarter in each of their games this season, Los Angeles still found a way to own Dallas. With Chris Paul leading the offense and Blake Griffin playing lockdown defense, the Clippers overcame three technical fouls and a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Mavericks for the third straight time this season, 109-103, at American Airlines Center.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
NEW ORLEANS - The Clippers have slipped in recent games, leaving Coach Doc Rivers to declare that the “basketball gods punish you for messing around.” Rivers also said that a poor mind-set from the outset will prove costly, and the Clippers didn't bring the right intensity in dropping a 98-96 game to the injury-riddled New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center. The Clippers are 2-2 in their last four games, all against sub.-500 teams. BOX SCORE: Pelicans 98, Clippers 96 This loss came against a Pelicans team that had only nine healthy players and has the fourth-worst record in the Western Conference, but still won after Jamal Crawford missed a potential game-winning three-pointer as time expired.
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