A homeless man finds a quiet spot to sleep beside a wall covered with movie posters in Los Angeles, California on July 21, 2015, where there are shelter beds only enough for less than one-third of the homeless population, the lowest percentage on any large city in the United States. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

LA-Area Homeless Could Have Minor Crimes Wiped From Record If They Accept Help

Homeless people who’ve been ticketed for panhandling and other minor crimes in the Los Angeles area can have their records wiped clean if they accept help to get back on their feet.


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Getting Answers Road Tour: Stockton Crime, Courthouse And Speeders

It’s a city that’s gotten a bad rap for violent crime. For a lot of people who call Stockton home, the homicide rate is a concern.


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Does Free Ping Pong Stop Crime?

The city of Seattle is wondering if free ping pong in its parks may help stop crime.


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Bill Targeting Racial Profiling Requires Data On Officers’ Stops

California lawmakers on Wednesday narrowly approved legislation to reduce racial profiling with unprecedented data collection on police stops.


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Serial Stowaway Arrested In Chicago Airports

Marilyn Hartman, 63, was arrested for loitering at both O’Hare and Midway airports in Chicago.


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Father Of Baby Found Dead In Yolo County Appears In Court On Unrelated Charges

The father of “Baby Justice” the infant found dead in a Yolo County slough in February has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges unrelated to his son’s death.



Rancho Cordova Briefcase Theft Could Spell The End Of Historic Airplane

The owner of a classic car repair shop says the smash-and-grab crime only took a couple of minutes, but the burglars stole something he’s been working on for years.


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Weekend Crime Spree Hits Three Rocklin Neighborhoods In 15-Hour Span

Heading back inside to find her car keys she made another discovery, her purse with her car keys inside sitting on the kitchen counter was missing. The thieves had been inside her home


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Lawmakers Tinker With Crime Measure Recently OK’d By Voters

Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.


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San Diego TV Sports Anchor Shot Outside His Home

CBS affiliate KFMB-TV says Kyle Kraska was wounded in a shooting outside his home in Scripps Ranch.


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4 Sentenced In SoCal Fake Kidnapping Scheme

Crime ring targeted Spanish-speaking, non-legal immigrants in the San Diego area, who were falsely told their loved ones were in danger unless the victims paid them cash.


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Southern California UPS Driver Found Guilty Of Stealing Guns

Southern California prosecutors alleged that Curtis Hays stole dozens of guns and sold them on the black market.