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Former L.A. County sheriff pleads not guilty to new federal charges

Aug 12 2016

LOS ANGELES Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges he sought to obstruct a federal corruption probe that overshadowed the final years of his tenure as chief custodian of the nation's largest county jail system.

Former L.A. County sheriff pleads not guilty to new federal charges

Aug 12 2016

LOS ANGELES Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges he sought to obstruct a federal corruption probe that overshadowed the final years of his tenure as chief custodian of the nation's largest county jail system.

'Grim Sleeper' killer sentenced to death for LA murders

Aug 10 2016

LOS ANGELES A former sanitation worker was sentenced to death on Wednesday for murdering nine women and a teenage girl as the "Grim Sleeper," a serial killer who preyed on prostitutes and drug addicts in a Los Angeles crime spree dating back three decades. | Video

Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' goes on trial

Jun 14 2016

LOS ANGELES Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page appeared in a Los Angeles court for a civil trial that opens on Tuesday in which they are accused of stealing the opening chords of their 1971 classic "Stairway to Heaven" from another band.

Judge weighs bid to dismiss child sex abuse claim against Cosby

Apr 14 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif. Lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby and a woman accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was 15 faced off in a California courtroom on Thursday over a defense bid to dismiss her lawsuit for reasons related to the statute of limitations.

Los Angeles-area methane leak declared permanently sealed

Feb 18 2016

LOS ANGELES An underground natural gas pipeline rupture that caused the largest-ever methane leak in California has been permanently capped, paving the way for thousands of displaced Los Angeles residents to return home, state regulators said on Thursday.

Regulators approve health study on huge California gas leak

Jan 23 2016

LOS ANGELES Regional air quality regulators in California voted on Saturday to require the utility responsible for a ruptured underground pipeline in the Los Angeles area to underwrite an independent study on the health effects of a huge methane leak from the site.

California residents vent frustrations over state's biggest gas leak

Jan 16 2016

LOS ANGELES - California residents sickened and forced to evacuate their homes in the biggest methane gas leak in state history voiced their frustrations at a public meeting on Friday, with many saying they opposed the resumption of work at the natural gas facility. | Video

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