A young Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy made headlines last week after being hit by bullets he claimed came from a nearby apartment building, one hitting his shoulder. This week, many were shocked to learn the deputy fabricated the entire story.
The Supreme Court of California plans to investigate exactly how an email disclosing this year's topic for bar exam questions was inadvertently sent to several law school deans, prompting the State Bar to email the essay topics to all test takers to level the playing field. Approximately 9,000 have students completed the first day of the test, which takes place on July 30-31, 2019.
Law enforcement has warned Los Angeles restaurants to be aware of a burglary ring that has targeted locations in Santa Monica and other nearby cities. Burglaries have occurred at restaurants in Los Angeles, Gardena, Culver City, Redondo Beach, and Malibu, according to police.
#AgeChallenge went viral earlier this month, as celebrities and online users began using an app called FaceApp to age normal photos of themselves to post online. Several days later, online users raised alarm as many claimed the app was created by Russians who "owned" all the photos on your phone once the app was downloaded and used.
The CHA Fertility Center in Los Angeles made headlines earlier this month when two families filed suit following the alleged mixup of two couples' genetic material, resulting in one woman giving birth to two boys who were not related to her or each other. Its since been revealed that CHA's then medical director was sued in 2006 and accused of having a sexual relationship with a patient and lying about the egg retrieval process to keep seeing her.
The five-week trial of a Princeton graduate accused of killing his father over a decrease in his weekly allowance concluded this week. 34-year-old Thomas Gilbert Jr. is accused of shooting his father in the head on January 4, 2015.
Grand Rapids, Michigan is considering a law that would regulate 911 calls that are a result of racial profiling; joining state legislators in New York, Oregon and other areas of Michigan who have advocated similar laws. The proposed measure would make it illegal to call 911 on people of color who are "participating in their lives."
It's widely known that Memorial Day Weekend is a popular time for vacations and parties; along those lines, it also results in an increase in DUI numbers. The California Highway Patrol reported 941 arrests for suspected DUI violations statewide over Memorial Day Weekend in 2018, up from 818 in 2017.
Actress Felicity Huffman appeared in court in Boston Monday morning to plead guilty to fraud conspiracy charges in connection with the college admissions scandal that has dominated recent headlines. Huffman has admitted to paying $15,000 to William Rick Singer in an attempt to raise her daughter's SAT score.
The Torrance Police Department arrested three suspects after they crashed a stolen care into a retaining wall near Carson Street and Merrill Drive in Torrance. The suspects are believed to have stolen the Nissan Sentra at gunpoint from a woman in the Torrance Target parking lot, less than a mile from the scene of the crash.