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Ex-Broadway Federal bank employee sentenced to prison

$4.2 million mortgage fraud scheme

A Los Angeles man who used his job in a bank to help a co-defendant con churches into participating in a $4.2 million mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced on Monday to a year and a half in federal prison.

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Compton fined for sewage leaks

The city of Compton will pay more than $160,000 in fines to settle allegations that raw sewage and other pollutants were spilled into Compton Creek at least eight times from 2010 to 2013, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board announced this week.

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Mail ballots sent this week

Los Angeles County election officials said Tuesday they have begun mailing more than 1.8 million vote-by-mail ballots for the November election.

Gasoline prices gradually rise and fall

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped two-tenths of a cent today to $2.845, the fourth consecutive decrease following an eight-day streak of increases.

Man kills his mother during argument

A man was arrested today for allegedly pushing his mother out of a second-story window during an argument at an Van Nuys apartment building, resulting in her death, police said.

Tragniew Park killing

Detectives and family members of a 61-year-old woman fatally injured during a fight in a Compton park last month are appealing today to anyone who witnessed the killing to come forward.

Santa Monica Pier stabbing

A homeless man suspected of stabbing an employee of a restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier after unsuccessfully demanding free food is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges including attempted murder.

Man arrested for 'revenge porn'

Police today sought other possible victims of a Reseda man arrested on suspicion of “revenge porn.”

Widow sues hit-and-run killer of her husband

The widow of a late math and music teacher from Valencia is suing the man accused of her husband’s May hit-run death as well as the man’s employer. Valerie Pryor’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed Thursday, alleges a supervisor of 28-year-old Canyon Country resident Lucas James Guidroz at LA Fitness knew or should have known about his employee’s heroin addiction, yet allowed him to  drive away from the job on his own while impaired.

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Usher gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Usher was honored with the 2,588th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week, just a few days before the upcoming release of his latest album, “Hard to Love.”

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