2 men shot at Harbor Freeway off-ramp homeless encampment

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Two men were shot Saturday evening at a homeless encampment in an off-ramp from the Harbor (110) Freeway in the Vermont Vista area of Los Angeles. The shooting was reported about 7:50 p.m. on the westbound Century Boulevard off-ramp from the southbound 110 Freeway, according to Lt. P. Shearholdt of the … Read more

Alleged church shooter sent diary to newspaper before attack

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of opening fire on a Southern California church congregation because of his political hatred for Taiwan dubbed himself a “destroying angel” in a seven-volume diary sent to a newspaper before the attack, the paper said Wednesday. What You Need To Know The diary pages were received Monday, … Read more

City files Rikers reform plan to avoid federal takeover

As protestors marched against Rikers Island in front of City Hall Tuesday, the city filed its proposed Rikers action plan in federal court. The 26-page document is supposed to detail how Mayor Eric Adams’ administration is going to turn the troubled jail complex around. The city hopes the plan will convince a federal judge to … Read more

white Americans need to take action

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes represents the district in Buffalo that includes the Tops supermarket where 10 people were killed in a mass shooting Saturday. On Monday, Peoples-Stokes joined Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” to denounce the attack as an act of domestic terrorism and pledged to speak directly with President Joe Biden when … Read more

NYPD arrest man carrying a rifle and loaded handgun

NEW YORK — A group of NYPD officers arrested a man carrying a rifle and loaded handgun inside a subway station Saturday, police said.  Police were alerted of a suspicious individual around 11 a.m. inside the Grand Street station and found a man carrying a AR-15-style rifle and a 9mm loaded handgun before the arrest, … Read more

3 children found dead in Woodland Hills, mother questioned

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Three preteen children were found dead Sunday in Woodland Hills following a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, and police were questioning their mother as part of the investigation. Los Angeles police responded to a 911 call about an assault with a deadly weapon at a residence in the … Read more

Man gets life for killings in California, Texas

LOS ANGELES – A man who pleaded guilty to a series of Southern California attacks that killed five men and injured seven others was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Ramon Escobar, 50, received multiple life sentences after entering guilty pleas to murder with special circumstances and attempted murder. In … Read more

LA City Council orders testing near former toxic dump site

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday voted to begin off-site testing of wastewater, storm water and soil near a Lincoln Heights development project following reporting over the weekend about the site’s toxic dumping history. The motion, which was both introduced by Councilman Gil Cedillo and passed by council members Wednesday, cited … Read more

April was deadliest month in 4 years

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Last month was Los Angeles’ deadliest April due to homicides in at least four years, with 36 reported, compared to 21 last year and 24 in 2020, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday. “This is at least a four-year high,” Moore told the Los Angeles Police Commission. What … Read more

Man set on fire in downtown LA; suspect sought

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man was set on fire by a woman early Tuesday at a bus stop in the downtown Los Angeles area and was being sought by police. The incident occurred about 1 a.m. at Olympic Boulevard and Flower Street, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. According to police, the woman threw … Read more