{FD} California cops bust multimillion-dollar weed ‘fortress’

Police in Southern California have seized 35,000 marijuana plants and shut down an operation they believe was bringing in millions of dollars a month.

{FD} California shooting rampage highlights “ghost guns”

The man who went on a shooting rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: He secretly built them at home.

{FD} Sheriff: Las Vegas shooter had lost money, been depressed

The top lawman in Las Vegas says the gunman who killed 58 people at a concert last month had lost a significant amount of money in the previous two years and that it may be a “determining factor” in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

{FD} Murky timeline is a focus of Las Vegas shooting probe

Nearly two weeks after the Las Vegas mass shooting, authorities have yet to sort out the basic facts.

{FD} Questions remain about police response to Las Vegas massacre

A revised chronology given by investigators for the Las Vegas massacre is intensifying pressure for police to explain how quickly they responded to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

{FD} Suspect arrested decades after pregnant woman found dead

A suspect has been arrested in the killing of a pregnant woman whose...body was found on a Los Angeles County beach in 1980, sheriff’s investigators said Friday.

{FD} Woman arrested after brandishing gun at Kardashian boutique

Authorities say they have arrested a woman who pointed a gun at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood and later threatened reporters with a machete.

{FD} US aviator who helped form Israeli Air Force dies at 94

An American aviator who was among those who helped form the Israeli Air Force and served in Israel’s first fighter squadron has died.

{FD} Man fatally shot after ordering California workers to ground

A man with a bag over his hands followed an employee into a state office building in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, took “an aggressive shooting stance” and ordered workers to the ground before an officer fatally shot him, authorities said.

{FD} Authorities: California woman kidnapped by ex-boyfriend

A man considered armed and dangerous kidnapped his former girlfriend in California and was spotted in Arizona as he held her against her will, authorities said.

{FD} APNewsBreak: Motel 6 to pay to settle human trafficking suit

Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles that alleged one of the chain’s locations was a base for human traffickers, drug dealers and gang members, prosecutors said.

California dad to be sentenced in 5-year-old son’s killing

A California father who admitted killing his 5-year-old son amid a bitter custody battle with his estranged wife is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

{FD} Man fired at Chinese Consulate in LA before taking own life

Police say a man opened fire outside of the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles before turning the gun on himself.

{FD} The Latest: AP source says slain boy’s dad to plead guilty

The Latest on a California father accused of murdering his 5-year-old son (all times local): 7:40 a.m.

{FD} California father accused of killing 5-year-old due in court

A California man charged with killing his 5-year-old son after a family trip to Disneyland is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

{FD} California officials to announce human trafficking arrests

California law enforcement officials say they’ve made arrests in what they believe to be one of the largest human trafficking cases in the western U.S. Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra are expected to provide details of the probe at a news conference Thursday morning.

{FD} Inmates’ escape video shows everything is caught on tape

In an age when everything else is captured for public consumption on a smartphone, why not your own jailbreak?

{FD} Grand jury: LA pursuits cause ‘unnecessary’ injuries, deaths

A grand jury has found police chases in Los Angeles are causing unnecessary bystander injuries and deaths.

{FD} California man pleads not guilty to killing 5-year-old son

The father of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found near a Southern California lake pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Monday.

{FD} The Latest: Official: Suspect streamed shootout on Facebook

The Latest on the shooting of a Los Angeles police officer (all times local): 11 p.m.