Christopher Benton's mug shot. (credit: LA County Sheriff's Department)

Pepperdine President’s Son Behind Bars For Allegedly Making Threats

Christopher Benton, son of the president of Pepperdine University, is behind bars Thursday for allegedly making criminal threats against his parents.



Temecula Valley High Student Arrested For Bringing Gun, Ammo To School

A 16-year-old Temecula Valley High School student brought a gun and ammo to school and was arrested, a sheriff’s department spokesman said Saturday.


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Thieves Use Van As Battering Ram In Attempt To Burglarize Cerritos Gun Store

A stolen van, used as a battering ram by thieves, crashed into ammunition store early Monday morning.

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Ammunition Explodes After Crash, Prompts Closure Of 60 Freeway

Exploding ammunition after a Southern California freeway crash shut down highway lanes for more than hour.


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Beck Supports Ban On High-Capacity Ammunition Magazines

The city’s police chief endorsed a proposed ban Wednesday on the sale and possession of the types of high-capacity ammunition magazines that have been repeatedly used in mass shootings.


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Ex-Con Arrested In Murrieta For Weapons Possession

Authorities say a convicted felon in Riverside County has been arrested for possessing assault rifles and other weapons.


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Calif. Judge Says Handgun Ammunition Laws Are Unconstitutional

A judge has ruled that key sections of a California law restricting the sale of handgun ammunition cannot be enforced because they are unconstitutional.