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Police arrest Washington state man suspected of murdering girlfriend, posting photos online

Police in Oregon have arrested a Washington state man suspected of killing his girlfriend and posting photos of the crime scene online.<p>KPTV reported that 33-year-old David Kalac was taken into custody at around 9 p.m. local time Wednesday in Wilsonville, about 20 miles southwest of Portland. …

Suspect in Wash. killing of girlfriend held in Ore., accused of posting death photos online

A 33-year-old man accused of murder in the slaying of his girlfriend in Washington state, posting photos of her body online, and writing that he wanted authorities to kill him has peacefully surrendered in Oregon.<p>Clackamas County sheriff's Sgt. Nate Thompson said late Wednesday night that David …

Movie exec whose remains were found by hikers was murdered in his car, police say

Authorities say they believe a former 20th Century Fox executive and UCLA basketball player was murdered in his car before his body was dumped in a shallow grave in a California national forest more than two years ago.<p>No arrests have been made yet in the death of Gavin Smith, whose remains were …

Philadelphia kidnapping victim's spirit 'probably kept her alive,' police say

A Philadelphia woman's fighting spirit helped save her life, the city's top cop said Thursday.<p>Charles Ramsey told ABC's "Good Morning America" that Carlesha Freeland-Gaither kept struggling with her captor despite being bound. The 22-year-old nursing assistant's resistance, "probably helped keep …

Prosecutor: Boy, 3, hung upside down, whipped, beaten until he died; mother, boyfriend charged

A prosecutor in suburban Philadelphia says a 3-year-old boy endured weeks of escalating abuse before he was systematically tortured over three days, ending in his death.<p>Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan says what happened to the boy, Scott McMillan, was "just evilness."<p>The boy's mother, …

Mother wants to stop convicted killer from profiting off 1985 murder

A California woman whose only daughter was the victim of a gruesome 1985 murder reportedly wants to stop one of the convicted killers from profiting from a memoir detailing the crime.<p>The body of Michelle “Missy” Avila, 17, was found on Oct. 4, 1985, face down beneath a 100-pound log in a creek …

Another teen wounded in Washington school shooting dies

A fourth teenager has died from wounds sustained in the Oct. 24 Washington state school shooting.<p>"Unfortunately, Andrew Fryberg, 15, passed away this evening November 7, at Harborview Medical Center," the hospital announced Friday night, according to Fox affiliate KCPQ in Seattle. The station said …

After years of investigating, authorities say California family killed by associate in home

Authorities searched for the missing McStay family across California and into Mexico, and found their bodies in the desert a hundred miles from home.<p>They now say the family of four was slain before they ever left their house, and a man familiar to them was their killer.<p>Investigators believe that …

‘I happened to wake up’: Utah cops release 911 call as dad confronts daughter’s alleged kidnapper

A frightening 911 call captures the terror a distraught Utah mom was feeling when a stranger tried to snatch her 5-year-old daughter from her bed early Friday morning.<p>"There was a man in my home and he took my 5-year-old daughter and I happened to wake up," Stephanie Edson told the 911 dispatcher …

San Bernardino airport developer Scot Spencer’s case delayed again

SAN BERNARDINO >> The San Bernardino International Airport developer charged with conspiring to steal more than $1 million in public funds had his …

Airports

52 San Bernardino gang members, associates charged in Mexican Mafia drug case

A federal indictment unsealed Thursday implicated 52 members and associates of a San Bernardino street gang in a drug-dealing operation that …

San Bernardino to crack down on medical marijuana

SAN BERNARDINO >> A study into possibly allowing some medical marijuana dispensaries is out, and a new program of more aggressive enforcement is …

Cannabis

Suspect in San Bernardino triple shooting arrested in Mexico

SAN BERNARDINO >> Mexican authorities this week arrested and deported an American citizen who fled the U.S. after allegedly shooting three people — …

San Bernardino County

Slayings in San Bernardino, Highland end week of violence

A San Bernardino man was shot to death early Saturday morning, capping off a particularly violent week in the city and county of San Bernardino.<p>Three …

Crime

San Bernardino to impose new contract on Fire Department

SAN BERNARDINO >> Mayor Carey Davis broke a tie late Monday to impose new terms and conditions of employment on the city’s firefighters.<p>The vote …

Population

sbX OmniTrans Bus collides with car in San Bernardino

An sbX OmniTrans Bus and a compact passenger car collided on Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino on Monday, trapping the driver of the car, according …

San Bernardino

Man fatally shot at San Bernardino store

SAN BERNARDINO >> A man was gunned down at a vape shop early Saturday to become the third homicide in a week and the 40th this year in the city.<p>San …

San Bernardino

Panel believes improving housing could boost San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO >> At the root of many of this bankrupt and crime-challenged city’s problems, many believe, is the poor quality of its housing.<p>Barely …

Housing

I.E. Restaurant Week: Alfredo’s serves hearty Italian meals for a deal

In 1979, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, NASA’s Skylab fell to Earth and, in the Inland Empire, Alfredo’s Pizza and Pasta opened.<p>For the past 35 …

Food

Election 2014: Measure Q fiercely debated in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO >> A decades-old provision in a city charter rarely attracts this kind of passion, but then rarely is there a history like the one …

City Politics

San Bernardino: Charter to cause $1.3 million in raises this year

SAN BERNARDINO >> The cost of police salary increases required by the city Charter Section 186 will surpass $1.3 million for the 2014-15 year, …

Salaries & Wages

Business leaders optimistic at Inland Empire economic conference

RIVERSIDE >> Optimism about the regional and national economy was abundant at the 2014 Riverside/San Bernardino Economic Forecast Conference hosted …

Amgen Tour of California’s return to Inland Empire a boon for businesses

ONTARIO >> Inland business leaders say the return of the Amgen Tour of California will be a boon for the region, as cycling enthusiasts flock to the …

California

Tavis Smiley in San Bernardino: Poverty is threatening society

SAN BERNARDINO >> Commentator Tavis Smiley was here Thursday night with a message: “Poverty is threatening our very democracy.”<p>The message resonated …

United States

Man kills brother, shoots sister then kills himself over inheritance

A La Quinta man killed his brother, shot his sister and then turned the gun on himself during a dispute over their mother's inheritance, authorities said Friday.<p>Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Armando Munoz said Robert Bertrand, 55, and his siblings had a meeting and then got into an argument …

California

2 Northern California deputies die after shootings, suspect in custody

Authorities said a man believed to have fatally shot two Northern California deputies Friday was in custody after a massive manhunt.<p>Marcelo Marquez, 34, was arrested on suspicion of carrying out a series of shootings that left two deputies dead and an officer and a civilian injured, said Dena …

Northern California