The mayor of Bell Gardens, California, was shot and killed by his wife during an apparent domestic dispute Tuesday, officials said. Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, were arguing Tuesday afternoon when their 19-year-old son intervened, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The father and the son began physically fighting, and the wife got a handgun and shot Crespo in the upper body several times, the department said.
A Connecticut family has filed a lawsuit claiming a public school district, a trio of high school teachers and others engaged in a "predatory religious indoctrination" that left their daughters speaking a "bizarre new language."
The Dumb Starbucks stunt has come to an end, courtesy of L.A. County health officials. County health officials shut down the parody coffee joint Monday around the time television comedian Nathan Fielder emerged as the proprietor. Dumb Starbucks opened its doors this weekend in L.A., and the baristas gave away free coffee until they ran out.
A woman who says a female teacher from middle school sexually abused her for years decided to confront the teacher -- and post video of the exchange on YouTube. Within hours, the educator resigned from her job at another school in California. Police launched an investigation. And the former student, who once felt powerless, now says she feels vindicated knowing the ex-teacher is no longer working with children.
Neighbors had been complaining for a while about the dreadful smell coming from William Buchman's house in Santa Ana, California. "The stench is overwhelming," said Forest Long, Jr., who lives nearby in the Orange County city. Long said friends were becoming reluctant to visit because of the nasty odor in the area.