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3 Arrested in $300,000 Avocado Theft

Three men were arrested earlier this week in Ventura County for theft of up to $300,000 worth of avocados, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. All three men worked at a ripening facility in Oxnard owned by the Mission Produce company. 

Cosby Case Ends in Mistrial

Despite engaging in 52 hours of deliberations, a jury failed to render a unanimous verdict in the criminal trial of Bill Cosby, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial. The Pennsylvania prosecutors who tried the case have promised to retry Cosby on sexual assault charges.

Car Crashes into Hermosa Apartment Building

Early this morning, a motorist lost control of his car while driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach and crashed into the wall of an apartment building. The driver, who was suffering a medical emergency at the time of the crash, was not hurt. No one was inside the apartment unit at the time of the crash.

James Comey Testifies at Senate Hearing

Former FBI Director James Comey testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing earlier this week regarding the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 United States presidential election. The testimony was widely publicized and broadcast live on national television networks. 

Cosby Trial Begins

After nearly 60 women have come forward with allegations and more than ten years after a civil suit resolved with an undisclosed cash settlement, Bill Cosby was finally tried for the alleged sexual assault of Andrea Constand. The trial began on June 5, in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Tiger Woods Arrested on DUI Charge

Tiger Woods made headlines over Memorial Day weekend after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence early Monday morning in Florida. Woods released a statement Monday night explaining that alcohol was not involved.

Dani Mathers Pleads No Contest to Invasion of Privacy Charges

Former Playboy model Dani Mathers has been ordered to perform 30 days of graffiti removal and serve three years' probation after pleading no contest to invasion of privacy charges. Earlier this year, Mathers took a photograph of a nude woman inside an LA Fitness locker room and posted the photo to social media.

Man Sues Date for Texting During Movie

A Texas man is suing his one-time date because she texted while they were watching a movie in Austin. Brandon Vezmar filed for $17.31 in damages in small claims court against the woman, claiming he spent that much to buy pizza and two tickets to Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.

LA Car Chase Ends in Movie Theater

A high speed car chase that led authorities throughout the East Los Angeles area finally ended at a movie theater Thursday evening in South Gate. 27-year-old La Mirada resident Christopher Cook was arrested by authorities around 9:00 p.m.