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August 11, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
One man was shot to death and another injured early Sunday morning in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, police said. At 4:40 a.m., the two men were walking along Success Avenue in the Nickerson Gardens housing project, a Los Angeles police spokesperson said. As the pair crossed 114th Street, a dark colored sedan approached with three men inside. All three in the car opened fire, striking the men several times. One of the victims, a 27-year-old, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital.
April 12, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
  P ink is taking another shot at selling a home she owns in Sherman Oaks, this time priced at $3.499 million. The three-time Grammy winner, who sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Oscars this year, listed the gated property at $4 million three years ago or for lease at $8,500 a month. She ended up with a tenant instead of a buyer. The two-story home has been leased out for as much as $10,000 a month. The Spanish-style house, built in 1946, features hand-hewn double entry doors and a two-story foyer.
July 28, 2013 | By Garrett Therolf
A woman was killed and a man was wounded in a shooting attack Sunday morning in San Gabriel, authorities said.  The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. in the 8100 block of Celito Drive, said Sgt. Michael Thomas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The woman died immediately, and the man was transported to a local hospital, where his condition was unknown, Thomas said. Detectives had not yet disclosed whether they have information about a suspect or a motivation for the attack, Thomas said.
April 9, 2014 | By Richard Simon, Alana Semuels and Tina Susman
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - The hallways were buzzing with pupils arriving for classes at Franklin Regional Senior High School when screams, shouts and the thunder of running feet broke the morning routine. "Run, run! He has a knife!" a teacher yelled Wednesday as a boy charged through the first-floor corridor, slashing and stabbing anyone who got in his way in a melee that unfolded like a scene from a horror film. He fought off a group of boys who tried to pin him down. By the time he was tackled by a security guard and vice principal, he had wounded at least 19 classmates, including three who underwent surgery for what doctors called deep, life-threatening puncture wounds.
May 27, 2013 | By Jean Merl
A man killed one of his adult daughters early Monday and critically wounded another in the Central Valley town of Orosi before fatally shooting himself, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department said. The gunman was identified as Anthony Alvarez, 63. Dead at the scene was Jennifer Kimble, 37, a mother of three children. Valerie Alvarez, 33, was in critical condition at a Fresno hospital. All three lived in Orosi. Three of the gunman's grandchildren were in the home during the 4:39 a.m. shooting and one of them, an 8-year-old girl, called sheriff's deputies to report gunfire.
June 27, 2009 | Robert Hilburn
I'll always regret that my last conversation with Michael Jackson ended with him angrily hanging up the phone -- at least I've long thought of Michael's mood that day more than a decade ago as angry. I realize now that a more accurate description would be "wounded." Michael was among the sweetest and most talented people I met during 35 years covering pop music for the Los Angeles Times. I was fortunate to be present at many of his proudest moments.
May 18, 1986 | M\f7 . F. Rengel-Dempsey \f7 DVM
Q: Is it safe to put iodine on a dog's scratch, as my veterinarian told me it was? I've heard that iodine is not the antiseptic it was once thought to be and that it can worsen wounds and injure skin tissue.--H.L. A: There is absolutely nothing wrong with dabbing providone iodine (Betadine) on your dog's scratch. In a proper dilution and applied gently to wounds, it is a safe and effective antiseptic. We frequently have our clients flush out abscess pockets with iodine.
July 9, 2010 | Hector Tobar
In life and in death, strange things happened to Ruben Salazar. In 1966, the legendary Times reporter found himself in Bong Son, covering the evacuation of civilians during the Vietnam War. Fellow foreign correspondent Joseph E. Brown was there with him. After three days of sleeping on the ground, the exhausted reporters landed the last hotel room in town. Their slumbers were interrupted by the sound of refugee children outside. "Without hesitation," Brown recalled, Salazar told the hotel owner: "Why not put them in our room?"
October 7, 1995
A 24-year-old Oxnard man has died five days after being shot in the head during what police are calling a gang-related shooting, authorities said. Sergio Sanchez Maldando was initially listed in critical condition at St. John's Regional Medical Center after the 11:30 p.m. shooting Sept. 29 in the 400 block of Anita Avenue, but died Thursday as a result of his injuries, police said. The investigation is continuing.
June 29, 1992
A father and son were found shot in their Lancaster apartment Sunday evening, and the father later died of his wounds, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, responding to reports of shots, discovered the pair in their apartment in the 800 block of East Avenue J-12 about 7:40 p.m., sheriff's Sgt. Bob Stoneman said. The two were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center, where the father--described as a man in his 50s--died, Stoneman said.
April 7, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer and Joel Rubin
A gunman walked into a Los Angeles Police Department station lobby Monday night and opened fire, wounding one officer in an exchange of gunfire. The male suspect, who was not identified, was wounded when two officers returned fire inside the West Bureau Traffic lobby in Mid-City, police said. The officer was hit multiple times, with several of the rounds striking his vest and one bullet passing through his left arm, Cmdr. Dennis Kato said. He was in stable condition, Kato said.
March 22, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A man was killed and a woman wounded in El Monte early Saturday when a gunman walked up to their parked car and began shooting, authorities said. The man and woman were parked in the 11300 block of Medina Court about 12:30 a.m. when the suspect "shot into the vehicle several times," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The man, who was sitting in the driver's seat, was struck several times in the upper torso and pronounced dead at the scene, sheriff's officials said.
March 21, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An Anaheim police dog that was shot in the face Thursday during a probation search and officer-involved shooting is expected to survive after undergoing extensive surgery. The chain of events began Thursday at 1:45 p.m. as two Orange County probation officers went to a home in the 1100 block of Mayfair Avenue, according to KTLA . The probationer they were looking for was with two men who fled as authorities approached. One of the men shot at officers multiple times, Anaheim police said.
March 19, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police late Wednesday were looking for a suspect or suspects in connection with a shooting that left a woman and boy wounded while they rode a Dash bus in South Los Angeles. Police said it was not clear whether the victims were grazed by the bullet or cut by shattered glass after the bullet smashed a window on the bus at Avalon Boulevard near 42nd Street. The boy was believed to be about 10 years old and the woman was in her 30s, said Officer Sara Faden of the Los Angeles Police Department.
March 19, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A police ballistics expert at the murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday rejected the athlete's assertion that he fired two sets of rapid gunshots when he killed his girlfriend, testifying that her wounds made such a claim impossible. Pistorius fired four gunshots through a closed bathroom door, but Reeva Steenkamp's wounds were not consistent with the results of so-called “double taps,” said Capt. Chris Mangena, a prosecution witness.
March 14, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Music is not a competition, though at the South by Southwest music festival it often feels like one. A battle to discover the most talented unknown artist, for a choice spot in the queue outside of the Ty Dolla Sign gig, to get the most noteworthy ears into the club, to get signed, to land a song in an ad or at least leave with a free pair of Chuck Taylors from the generous folks at Converse. A war to avoid mentioning the word Doritos in a written piece about the glory of organized sound.  How does such competition handle the tragedy of Wednesday night, when the plot went off course after a suspected drunk driver plowed into a group of people, killing two and injuring 23 -- highlighting what many are now saying is a festival at its boiling point?
February 10, 1990 | Associated Press
A man took his two young stepsons hostage Friday after a dispute with his estranged wife, then fatally shot the boys and wounded himself in the shoulder, police said. The man was identified as 28-year-old Marcus Atkins. He was listed in stable condition at St. Louis University Hospital. The boys, ages 8 and 5, were found in the apartment after police broke down the door on hearing a shot, police said.
February 13, 1987 | United Press International
An unidentified assailant hurled a hand grenade into a crowd of revelers at a Buddhist temple near Thailand's border with Laos, killing six people and wounding 48, authorities said Thursday. The temple was packed with revelers on the eve of the Buddhist holiday of Makha Puja. The Bangkok Word newspaper quoted provincial police Supt. Banchong Sattham as saying the explosion was preceded by a quarrel between two rival groups.
March 6, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
"The Activist" is an earnest but largely melodramatic thriller placed against the 1973 standoff between federal authorities and members of the American Indian Movement in the South Dakota village of Wounded Knee. Writer-director Cyril Morin (who also composed the score) combines real-life and fictional situations and characters to tell this uneven tale of two Native American activists, Marvin (Chadwick E. Brown) and Bud (Michael Spears), who are dubiously arrested and locked up while the Nixon administration attempts to manipulate events - and further a secret political agenda - around the famed occupation.
February 20, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez, This post has been updated. See note below
A 44-year-old woman was in custody Thursday night in connection with a shooting rampage that left four people dead and two others wounded after a dispute broke out at a hearing for a small Native American tribe in Northern California, law enforcement authorities said. Police identified the suspect as Sherie Lash, also known as Sherie Rhoades. [Updated 10:58 p.m. PST, Feb. 20, 2014: Public records indentify her as Cherie Rhoades. ] She allegedly opened fire shortly before 3:30 p.m. at the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office in Alturas, about 140 miles northeast of Redding in Modoc County.
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