Crime

FILE - In this March 18, 1980 file photo, Roy Lewis Norris, a Redondo Beach electrician, stands in court as he listens to charges read against him in the death of five teen-aged girls in a Torrance, Calif., courtroom. Norris pleaded guilty to five counts of murder in the rape-torture of the five, as well as two counts of rape and one count of robbery in a plea bargain to avoid the death penalty. At left is his attorney Ray Legg. California officials say one of the so-called "Tool Box Killers," who preyed on teenage girls in Southern California more than 40 years ago, has died. Norris, now 72, died of natural causes on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at California Medical Facility. Norris had been serving a 45-years-to-life sentence. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)
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February 25, 2020 - 10:55 am
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Roy Lewis Norris one of the “Tool Box Killers” who preyed on teenage girls in Southern California more than 40 years ago has died, state corrections officials said Tuesday. Norris and Lawrence Sigmond Bittaker kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered five girls in 1979...
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Santa Clara County Officials Work To Keep Guns Away From Domestic Violence Offenders
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Mike Colgan
February 24, 2020 - 4:11 pm
Santa Clara County lawmakers look to approve a plan that would increase enforcement of a law keeping guns away from domestic violence offenders.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 27: San Francisco police cars sit parked in front of the Hall of Justice on February 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California. A federal grand jury has indicted five San Francisco police officers and one former officer in two cas
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Carrie Hodousek
February 24, 2020 - 3:33 pm
Dacari Spires said he was beaten by SFPD officers at Pier 39 in October 2019. Now, attorneys Michael Seville and Curtis Briggs announced a new lawsuit against the police department, claiming brutality.
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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February 24, 2020 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a verdict in the rape and sexual assault trial of Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Actress Annabella Sciorra, who accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in the 1990s, said Monday that her testimony against him at his New York City trial was “painful but...
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February 23, 2020 - 3:39 pm
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting a blaze that killed two firefighters at a central California library. Police said the boys were arrested after they were seen running from Porterville City Library shortly after flames...
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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at Firing of Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick
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Jeffrey Schaub
February 21, 2020 - 11:41 am
Anne Kirkpatrick is out as chief of the Oakland Police Department. The vote to dismiss her came from the Oakland Police Commission.
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2020 file photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Jonathan Watson. Watson has confessed that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars and says his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP,File)
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February 20, 2020 - 7:59 pm
CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday. Jonathan Watson, 41,...
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Roger Stone, center, puts his hat on as he departs after his sentencing at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally, Roger Stone was sentenced to over three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. The sentence came amid President Donald Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president interfered in the case. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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February 20, 2020 - 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system. Soon after Judge Amy Berman...
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A San Francisco police car sits parked in front of the Hall of Justice on February 27, 2014.
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Margie Shafer
February 20, 2020 - 11:18 am
San Francisco police say they are searching for three suspects who attempted three carjackings early Thursday morning.
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 photo, firemen battle a fire at the public library in Porterville, Calif. Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested for allegedly starting the blaze at a public library in central California that left a firefighter dead and another missing, officials said. (Charles Whisnand/The Porterville Recorder via AP)
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February 19, 2020 - 10:18 am
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of starting a blaze at a public library in central California that left a firefighter dead and another missing, officials said. Porterville Police Chief Eric Kroutil said Wednesday the teenagers were arrested Tuesday in...
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