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While You Were Sleeping: Vermin in the Trees, Jewel Bandits in Jail, and an Asian Man in a Wig Who Wants Your Wallet

From odd to awful, a selective lineup of this week’s illegal incidents organized by neighborhood.

Gunman Sought In LAPD Detective Shooting

A manhunt is underway in the Mid-City area

While You Were Sleeping: Bank Robbers and Assaulted Autograph Seekers Make This Week’s Crime Bulletin

From odd to awful, a selective lineup of this week’s illegal incidents organized by neighborhood

Coroner: Elisa Lam’s Mysterious Death Ruled Accidental

Elisa Lam’s body was discovered in a water tank on the roof of the storied Cecil Hotel near Skid Row by a hotel employee four months ago.

While You Were Sleeping: Knives and Nudes Make This Week’s Crime Bulletin

From odd to awful, a selective lineup of this week’s illegal incidents organized by neighborhood

The Juiciest Pulp: 5 Killer L.A. Noir Covers—With A Twist

Listen you, we've done a round-up of our favorite pulpy paperbacks and added one soon-to-be classic. Read it, if you know what's good for ya

Where We Were When O.J. Became the Suspect of the Century

Editor-in-chief Mary Melton and some of the staff of Los Angeles magazine remember the televised pursuit—and eventual acquittal—of double-murder suspect O.J. Simpson

True Crime: Phil Spector’s Real Defense Attorney Weighs in on HBO Movie

"I got a call on my phone and someone said, 'Hello, Linda? This is Dave Mamet.' Your first reaction is, I’m being punked."

The Real Story Behind Last Night’s Hostage Situation

By now you've probably heard about the hostage situation that occurred last night at the Howard Hughes Center. The police are still piecing it together, but most of what we know about it we didn't learn from official news outlets.

LA Scanner: An Interview With The Guy Behind The Twitter Account

Well before the phalanx of officers and local news stations arrives, even before the LAPD airship kicks up dust, Angelenos can learn startlingly precise details of local emergency calls. They only need to check Twitter,