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Former San Francisco DBI engineer Rudy Pada pleaded guilty to honest services fraud conspiracy involving bribery for building permit approvals. His sentencing is set for March 2024.
An Atlanta man was convicted for a 2019 murder at a motel during a robbery, with the jury finding him guilty of charges including malice murder and armed robbery.
A $25,000 reward is offered for information on the fatal shooting of Valdosta State student Brianna Long, with the GBI and local police seeking leads.
Three individuals were charged with felony theft after attempting to steal copper wire in Plano, as informed by a resident and confirmed by police investigation.
LA firefighters quickly extinguished a fire along the 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights that involved palm trees and brush, with no structural damage or injuries.
Two people were arrested in Camarillo after a car chase, with law enforcement seizing 5 pounds of meth and $7,000 in suspected drug money. The suspects, convicted felons, also face charges for possessing ammunition.
Santa Barbara resident Samuel William Lafond was arrested for attempting to lure a minor for sex acts by Ventura's CEHTT Task Force and faces a felony charge. He is currently held on $500,000 bail.
Two thieves in Irvine were caught stealing $1,700 worth of Legos and alcohol from Target and $2,000 from Albertsons. Police seek help identifying them, humorously referencing "The Lego Movie" in their social media post.
The FBI is searching for Silviu-Florin Spiridon, accused of an ATM skimming scam in Southern California involving over $220,000 stolen from 300 victims.
A Texas freshman, Eduardo Romero Flores, was killed by a tractor-trailer. The driver, Gregory Jackson, was charged with criminally negligent homicide. Flores died after exiting his school bus; an investigation is ongoing.
A North Lauderdale house fire critically injured a woman and her 3-year-old daughter, with two men also hurt. The fire possibly started from a golf cart. There were no smoke detectors in the home.
A man was wounded in a "hit-shooting" in Long Beach and self-transported to the hospital; the shooter remains unidentified, and police continue to investigate.
Dwayne Edward Weaver was convicted of first-degree homicide by vehicle for a fatal 2016 crash that killed his passenger, Forrest Kelly, in DeKalb County.