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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Crime

Scorched Earth: Aftermath of Lincoln Heights fire

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS –The flames have been put out, the fire trucks are gone and the water-dropping helicopters have flown away. What is left to remind residents of Thursday afternoon’s blaze on Paradise Hill is a scorched, 7.5-acre section of steep hillside.  Angela Whiting, who took photos ... Read More »

Police seek help to find Boyle Heights shooter

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — Homicide detectives with the Hollenbeck Division are asking the public to provide any information in connection with a shooting earlier this week that left one man dead and another injured. 54-year-old, Raul Alaniz Jr died after being shot several times inside a converted ... Read More »

Boyle Heights shooting leaves one dead

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BOYLE HEIGHTS –– One man was killed and another injured during a late afternoon shooting in the 900 block of S. Bernal Avenue, according to the L.A. Police Department. The shooting took place at about 3:50 p.m., said Officer Mike Lopez.  The victim who died was ... Read More »

Drunk driver sentenced in death of Echo Park cyclist

ECHO PARK — A drunk driver  who was speeding at about 60 miles per hour on surface streets was sentenced to six years in state prison after he crashed into and killed a cyclist on Temple Street last April, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney. ... Read More »

Highland Park shooting prompts evacuations [updated]

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HIGHLAND PARK ––  Police have ordered some evacuations tonight after shots were fired in the 200 block of S. Avenue 64, said LAPD spokesman Drake Madison. It’s not clear if anyone has been hit, and the situation remains “very fluid,” he said. Update @ 11: 45 ... Read More »

Site of Boyle Heights tragedy to be torn down

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — A demolition crew is preparing to tear down the home that was heavily damaged last February when a car fleeing an unprovoked gang shooting crashed into the front porch, killing a man and woman inside the vehicle. The 105-year-old home on 1550 Pleasant Avenue attracted more ... Read More »