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California couple pleads guilty to killing newborn

Aug. 20, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California couple who killed their newborn daughter and left her body in a cardboard box have pleaded guilty to murder. Eighteen-year-old Joshua Benson of Corona and 23-year-old Shawna Andritch entered pleas Tuesday to first-degree and second-degree murder, respectively....

Memorial held for California officer slain by gunman

Aug. 20, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement colleagues joined family and friends Tuesday in mourning a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer who was gunned down during a traffic stop last week. The throng filled Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in Riverside, east of Los Angeles, where...

The Latest: Memorial held for slain California officer

Aug. 20, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for a California Highway Patrol officer slain by a gunman during a traffic stop (all times local): 10:28 a.m. A California Highway Patrol motorcycle patrolman who was slain by a gunman during a traffic stop is being recalled as a talented young officer...

Former California mayor indicted in bribery scheme

Aug. 18, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the former mayor of Palm Springs in a public corruption case that alleges he took $375,000 in bribes from real estate developers. Former Mayor Stephen Philip Pougnet could be barred for life from holding public office if he is convicted, according to...

The Latest: Stolen car chase sparks fire; homes, cars burned

Aug. 16, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California stolen car chase that ended in a brushfire (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Authorities have lifted evacuations orders for dozens of homes after dousing a brushfire apparently sparked by a stolen car chase. Authorities say Riverside County sheriff's...

Stolen car chase sparks fire; homes, cars burned

Aug. 16, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a brushfire that erupted after a stolen car chase has burned two homes and prompted the evacuation of dozens more east of Los Angeles. Authorities say Riverside County sheriff's deputies were chasing the car Thursday afternoon when it crashed in a brushy field...

Cop fatally shot during traffic stop mourned in California

Aug. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bells tolled Wednesday during a solemn California Highway Patrol ceremony for an officer killed when a motorist he pulled over for a traffic stop grabbed a rifle and opened fire in a shooting rampage that wounded two more officers. The tribute for Andre Moye, Jr. at the highway patrol's...

The Latest: Celebration canceled after California cop killed

Aug. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a shootout that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and a gunman (all times local): 8:20 a.m. The California Highway Patrol has canceled a planned celebration of the agency's 90th birthday as it mourns an officer killed this week in a shootout following a traffic...

California officer likely unaware of killer's criminal past

Aug. 13, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The man who suddenly grabbed a rifle and opened fire during a traffic stop just off a Southern California freeway had a long and violent criminal history that the police officer he killed most likely knew nothing about as he filled out paperwork alongside the road. California...

The Latest: Slain California officer had 'dream job'

Aug. 13, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shootout that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and a gunman (all times local): 1:30 p.m. An official says the California Highway Patrol officer killed in a shootout following a traffic stop was working his dream job. Investigators say CHP Officer Andre...