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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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September 14, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Police: Texas Cop ‘Fighting For His Life' After Being Shot In Head
Garrett Hull, an undercover police officer, was shot in the head while trying to stop suspects in an armed robbery and is in critical condition, Fort Worth chief of police Joel Fitzgerald said. The shooting happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. at the Los Vaqueros bar and restaurant in the 400 block of W. Biddison Street , police said. Undercover officers were following what Fitzgerald called a “robbery crew.” Three suspects in a series of area robberies were being staked out at the restaurant, police said, when the suspects tried to rob the restaurant.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Police: Indiana Officer Collapses, Dies Following Foot Pursuit
Authorities say a northeastern Indiana police officer has collapsed and died following a chase of a man suspected of stealing a vehicle. Fort Wayne police say officers chased a vehicle Monday night that was reported stolen and the suspect drove into a greenway along the St. Marys River before crashing. Police say 50-year-old Officer David A. Tinsley, his police dog and an officer in training searched the area on foot. Officers arrested 49-year old Patrick Anthony Faiers of Fort Wayne in a wooded area nearby. Police say Tinsley was returning to his vehicle when he collapsed due to a medical issue.
Associated Press

Homeless Woman Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver In North Hollywood
A homeless woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver near the 170 onramp in North Hollywood Wednesday night. Authorities said around 9:30 p.m., a pedestrian was struck by a car in the 12400 block of Victory Boulevard near the 170 Freeway onramp. She appeared to have been crossing the street when she was hit. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The vehicle was described as a white sedan, but there were no witnesses at the scene.

Gunman Sought Following Shooting Near USC Health Sciences Campus In Boyle Heights: LAPD
Investigators were at the scene of a shooting in the area the USC Health Sciences Campus in Boyle Heights Thursday afternoon, according to police and aerial footage. Authorities responded to the 2200 block of Norfolk Street — where the Keck Hospital is located — at about 5:10 p.m., Los Angeles Police Officer Jeff Lee said. Officers found one person who had been shot multiple times, the officer said. The victim was taken to the hospital by unknown means, according to Lee. A perimeter was being set up as authorities searched for the gunman.

Police ID Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder After Man's Body Found In Backyard In Harbor Gateway
The woman accused of killing a man whose body was found on a dolly not far from a hole that had been dug behind a home in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood was identified by police on Thursday. Kristen Olson, 39, was arrested on suspicion of murder after homicide investigators responded to the home on the 800 block of 173rd Street Wednesday, Los Angeles Police Officer Jeff Lee confirmed. Officials said they responded to the home shortly before 10 a.m., and inmate records show Olson was arrested around 5 p.m. She was being held on $2 million bail.

CSUN Student In Court On Rape Charges
A Cal State Northridge student athlete was in court Thursday on charges of sexual assaults on three women. Davis Moreno-Jaime, 19, is accused of rape, false imprisonment, and sexual battery. Moreno-Jaime played soccer at CSUN. The university has suspended him. Police say he is behind multiple assaults dating back to April of last year. They are urging any additional victims to come forward. The case was continued to Oct 2.

Unloaded Gun Found In Grant High Locker, Student Arrested
A social media threat directed at Grant High School in Valley Glen led authorities on Thursday to an unloaded gun in a locker and the arrest of a student, according to the school's principal. In a robo-call to parents Thursday evening, Principal Vicky Damonte said the social media post led school police to a student's locker, where they found the unloaded gun. The LAUSD campus is at 13000 Oxnard St. “We did have an incident at the school today,” said Sgt. Julie Spry, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles School Police Department. “Officers responded and recovered an unloaded handgun.”
Los Angeles Daily News

LA Sheriff Says, Use A Gun, No More Early Release From Jail
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Thursday that people found guilty of using a gun to commit a crime will have to serve their full sentences. The policy change also applies to those convicted of illegal possession of a weapon. McDonnell expressed frustration that many convicted of these crimes serve just a small fraction of their sentences because of overcrowding.

Public Safety News

Fire Erupts In Multi-Million Dollar Home In Brentwood  
More than 100 firefighters are battling a fire at a multi-million-dollar house in Brentwood Friday morning and one firefighter was examined at the scene for exertion. Crews responded just before 4 a.m. to the 300 block of North Rockingham Avenue and located a 7,552 square-foot, one-story, vacant ranch-style home with fire showing, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Drivers should expect congestion and avoid the area of Sunset Boulevard and Rockingham Avenue, he said.
FOX 11

Local Government News

L.A. Officials Back Three-Tower Hollywood Project With 950 Apartments
The Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted Thursday to endorse the sprawling project known as Crossroads Hollywood, a campus offering 950 new apartments and a 308-room hotel on or near Sunset Boulevard. The panel, made up of appointees of Mayor Eric Garcetti, recommended the project to the City Council despite warnings that it would flood the neighborhood with thousands of additional cars and result in the demolition of dozens of rent-controlled apartments.
Los Angeles Times

Airbnb Hosts Can Rent All Year Under Rules Passed By LA Planning Commission
The Los Angeles Planning Commission approved a set of guidelines for Airbnb and other short-term rentals Thursday that would allow qualified hosts to rent year round, something industry advocates have been pleading for over the past several years. Under the proposed ordinance, renters would be initially capped at being able to rent all or some of their primary residence for 120 days, but would be allowed to rent for 365 days by petitioning for more time and meeting certain criteria, including that the property has not been the subject of any recent nuisance violations.


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