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Gas Prices Fall For 10th Consecutive Day In LA County, OC

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County fell Sunday for the 10th consecutive day, dropping 1.1 cents to $3.784.



Report: Drug Trade Is Thriving In LA County Jails

An illicit drug trade is thriving at Los Angeles County jails, helped in part by crooked guards who deliver contraband to inmates.


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Oasis Fire Burns 225 Acres On LA/San Bernardino County Line

A brush fire on the LA and San Bernardino County line has burned about 225 acres Saturday, according to officials.


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Ruling: LA County Officials Can’t Mandate Condoms In Porn

A Los Angeles appeals court says the legal system can’t compel public health officials to require and enforce condom use in porn.


Fourteen-year-old Anamika Veeramani of Cleveland, Ohio, hoists her trophy after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee June 4, 2010 in Washington, DC. Veeramani spelled "stromuhr" to win the competition.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

3 Locals Eliminated From National S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G Bee

Two Los Angeles County students and one from Orange County were eliminated Wednesday from the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md.


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Convicted Riverside County Rapist Found Murdered In His Cell

Officials at a Northern California prison believe an inmate found dead in his cell was killed by his cellmate.

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Prison Escapee Wanted For Sexually Assaulting LA County Girl Nabbed

An Army private wanted for the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old Los Angeles County girl has been arrested in Florida.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/18/2011

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More People In LA County Qualify As Home Buyers

A local realtors’ group says more households are financially eligible to buy a home in Los Angeles County in 2011.


Homicides Dip 16 Percent In Compton, LA County

Officials say decreases in homicides in the Compton Station area are among the most notable successes in the annual report.


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Video Depicts Sexual Assaults On Disabled Women

Sheriff’s investigators say they’ve uncovered a disturbing video depicting a group of men sexually assaulting at least 10 severely handicapped women.


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Welfare Unit Cell Phone Calls Cost LA County $500K

Auditor-Controller Wendy Watanabe says about one-fourth of the $2.2 million cellular telephone budget went toward questionable charges.


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Homeowners Hit By Storm May Be Eligible For Tax Relief

County tax officials say property owners who have suffered $10,000 or more in damage from the recent storms could be eligible for tax relief.


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New Storm Makes Its Way Toward Southern California

California is in for another round of cold, wet, snowy and blustery weather. The National Weather Service says a storm moving down into the state Tuesday is being fueled by a plume of subtropical moisture from north of Hawaii combined with low pressure over the Northeast Pacific.


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LA County Sees Increase In Holiday DUIs

The California Highway Patrol reports that 83 people were arrested for driving under the influence this holiday weekend compared to 72 during the first 36 hours of Christmas in 2009.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/26/2010


LA County: Hate Crimes Drop, Jews Targeted More

The number of reported hate crimes in LA County dipped in 2009, but a growing number used white supremacy symbols, including swastikas.





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