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Chargers to introduce new coach

CARSON (CNS) - The Los Angeles Chargers will introduce Anthony Lynn as their coach today, four days after his hiring was announced. Lynn succeeds Mike McCoy, who was fired Jan. 1 less than two hours after the Chargers concluded a 5-11 season with a 37-27 loss to Kansas City.

Chevron clerk fatally shot in robbery

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A clerk at a Chevron gas station in the Los Feliz area was shot and killed today during a robbery attempt, authorities said.

Jim Carrey discredits his former girlfriend's mother

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The mother of the former girlfriend of Jim Carrey says that contrary to the actor's assertions, she was not estranged from her daughter at the time of her offspring's suicide. "I find Mr. Carrey's efforts to discredit me and the relationship I had with my daughter nothing short of desperate and disgusting,'' Brigid Sweetman says in a sworn declaration filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by City News Service.

Heavy rain causes traffic issues

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Heavy rain caused flooding, mudslides and other traffic issues today, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Metro to be possibly crowded from fallout

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Trains on Metro's Blue and Expo lines could be very crowded this morning due to fallout from a mishap at the Blue Line rail yard, officials said.

U.S. Customs computers back to normal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Things were back to normal today at Los Angeles International Airport in the aftermath of a problem with U.S. Customs and Border Protection computers on Monday that delayed airline passengers nationwide.

Standoff in Alhambra

ALHAMBRA (CNS) - A sleeping overnight shift worker's gun-like cell phone case prompted a scare today at an Alhambra shopping center parking lot. A shopping center patron who saw the man conked out in his SUV about 12:30 p.m. at the center at Fremont and Commonwealth avenues called authorities thinking he might be the victim of a medical emergency, according to Alhambra police.

Kidnapping scam

SANTA ANA (CNS) - A mother in Santa Ana who received a telephone call today from someone demanding ransom for her kidnapped daughter wired money to the suspect only to learn her loved one was safe all along and she was the victim of a scam.

Yorba Linda man pleads guilty to broker fraud

SANTA ANA (CNS) - A 40-year-old Yorba Linda man pleaded guilty today in a real estate fraud scheme and was immediately sentenced to four years in prison.

Man convicted of sexually assaulting underage females

SANTA ANA (CNS) - A 36-year-old man was convicted today of sexually assaulting two underage female relatives multiple times over several years in Anaheim.

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