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Jury Recommends Death for Orange County Serial Killer Steven Gordon

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Jury Recommends Death for Orange County Serial Killer Steven Gordon

Steven Dean Gordon, who killed four women in Orange County in 2013 and 2014 with alleged accomplice Franc Cano, represented himself at his trial. Representing himself at his trial in Santa Ana, Steven Dean Gordon did not dispute his responsibility for the deaths of the women, who had been working as prostitutes in Anaheim and Santa Ana in late 2013 and early 2014. “If you kill four people like this in cold blood, you deserve to die — I believe that,” Gordon told jurors. A jury recommended death today for Gordon in the special circumstances murder of four women
— Tony Rackauckas (@OCDATony) December 22, 2016

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Accused Serial Killer Convicted of Killing 4 Women in Orange County
Closing Arguments Held in Trial of Accused OC Serial Killer
Accused Serial Killer Speaks Out in Santa Ana Courtroom During Trial (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Orange County jury on Wednesday decided a serial killer should be executed for the abduction and murder of four women. “My actions were evil and horrible, and you’re gonna get your justice very shortly.”
Click here to read the full story on Nor in his closing argument to jurors Tuesday did Gordon, 47, disagree with a prosecutor’s argument that he ought to be executed for his crimes. Steven Dean Gordon, who killed four women in Orange County in 2013 and 2014 with alleged accomplice Franc Cano, represented himself at his trial.

Final U.S. Popular Vote Count: Trump Lost to Clinton by Nearly 2.9 Million Votes, or 2.1 Percent

Clinton’s 2.1% margin ranks third among defeated candidates, according to statistics from US Elections Atlas. “I would have done even better in the election, if that is possible, if the winner was based on popular vote — but would campaign differently,” he tweeted as recently as Wednesday morning, more than six weeks after the election. Andrew Jackson won by more than 10% in 1824 but was denied the presidency, which went to John Quincy Adams. (Credit: CNN)
Though the legitimacy of his victory has never come into serious doubt, Trump has repeatedly argued, usually via Twitter, that he would have won the popular vote, too, if that had been his focus. More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than any other losing presidential candidate in US history. A week after the election, retiring Sen. If all the electors had voted in accordance with their states’ results during meetings on Monday, Trump would have garnered 56.9% — or 306 — of the 538 available electoral votes. Still, Trump’s claims of a “massive landslide victory” are belied by past statistics, which place his win among the narrowest. Trump’s victories in swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida — all carried by Obama four years ago — gave him a comfortable edge in the Electoral College. In 1876, Samuel Tilden received 3% more votes than Rutherford B. The Democrat outpaced President-elect Donald Trump by almost 2.9 million votes, with 65,844,954 (48.2%) to his 62,979,879 (46.1%), according to revised and certified final election results from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Measuring the electoral margin
In the final count, Clinton surpassed President Barack Obama’s 2012 total by 389,944 votes, but narrow losses in key battleground states meant Obama won 100 more electoral votes on Election Day. Hayes, who eventually triumphed by one electoral vote. Related stories

Donald Trump Surpasses 270 Electoral College Votes Needed to Become President
Bipartisan Group of Senators Calls for Probe of Russian Role in 2016 US Elections
Trump Alleges That Millions of People Voted Illegally for Clinton, Costing Him Popular Vote Trump will be inaugurated on January 20 in Washington. Two defections lowered his final share to 56.5%. In late November, Trump also falsely claimed that “millions” of Clinton voters had cast ballots “illegally.”
Meanwhile, high-profile Clinton supporters have held up the dissonant results as an argument for fundamentally changing the system. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat and vocal Clinton backer, introduced a bill to abolish the Electoral College. The 2016 electoral votes will be counted on January 6 by a Joint Session of Congress, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding over the largely symbolic meeting. “This is the only office in the land where you can get more votes and still lose the presidency,” Boxer said in a statement. “The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately.”
Two days later, New York Congressman Charlie Rangel put forth companion legislation in the House of Representatives. Clinton won 232 electoral votes on November 8, but “faithless electors” also brought down her total.

Two L.A. Sheriff’s Deputies Share Ultimate Holiday Gift After Successful Kidney Transplant

Ay said he often confided in Offringa about his deteriorating condition, and during one of these conversations the pair discovered they were the same blood type. County Sheriff’s Department)
Despite working at different Sheriff’s stations, the two maintained close contact and their teacher-student relationship grew first to a work partnership, then to a personal friendship, Ay said. At the time, Ay was married with a three-month old and spending 12 hours a week on dialysis, he said. 21, 2016, by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. The best I can do is just be there for him,” Ay told KTLA. After six months, the medical evaluation process confirmed Offringa was a compatible donation candidate, allowing the two to solidify their deep bond. “He showed me a lot of how to do the job, how to do it safely and how to do it properly. Hallmark doesn’t make a card saying, ‘Thanks for an organ.’ “
The friends first met in July 2010, when Ay joined the Lakewood division and was assigned to train under Offringa, who was then of deputy rank. (However, Offringa has since been promoted to sergeant and reassigned to LASD’s Carson division.)
Darrin Offringa recovers in the hospital following the removal of his left kidney in a photo released Dec. “For my particular blood type, it was extremely difficult,” Ay noted. “We’re definitely family now,” Offringa said. So I’ve always been grateful of him for that.”
Darrin Offringa, right, was by Kevin Ay’s side after his kidney was successfully transplanted. After first meeting four years ago as mentor and trainee, two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday shared the story of how their friendship deepened until the two became inextricably linked when one needed an organ transplant. Without hesitation, Offringa asked Ay to consider him as a donor. Once Ay finished training in December, he assumed the responsibilities of Offringa’s old beat, since Offringa was leaving the station for another assignment, according to the statement. “I was looking at a 10- to 12-year wait on the transplant list.”
Ay didn’t accept the offer right away, saying he didn’t want to place undue strain on Offringa and his family. “I don’t think there is a way I can repay him. 29, Carson Sheriff’s Sgt. On Nov. “Darrin was my mentor,” Ay said. (Credit: L.A. “It took a couple of years, and kind of diving further into my faith, that my heartstrings really got pulled to help him in this manner,” Offringa said. “He’s a part of me for the rest of my life. Eventually, Ay was able to resume his duties and Offringa also returned to the Lakewood division, allowing the two to work alongside each other as training officers. In November 2013, Ay received a promotion to field training officer, and was ready to become a mentor himself. Doctors successfully transplanted Offringa’s left kidney, and he and Ay are both recovery well, authorities said. Offringa remained involved in Ay’s life, checking on him regularly after learning about his diagnosis. Kevin Ay, left, and Darrin Offringa are shown in a photo released Dec. Darrin Offringa underwent a four-hour surgery to provide a kidney to Lakewood Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Ay, who was diagnosed with renal failure in 2013, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. County Sheriff’s Department. But that same month, he was diagnosed with renal failure, and hospitalization and dialysis treatment forced him to work in a light-duty capacity, Ay said. 21, 2016, by the L.A. “For whatever reason, this relationship was put together.”

-118.281693 But Offringa was insistent, telling Ay he and his wife had already discussed the possibility of donation and both were prepared for it.

Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect in Riverside Double Homicide After Gunfire Erupts During Arrest Attempt Near Fresno

23, 2015, shooting at the corner of Kansas Avenue and Seventh Street in Riverside that left two people dead and a third injured, according to a statement from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. 23, 2015. The incident is being investigated by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, U.S. 36.144682

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2 People Fatally Shot, 1 Injured in Riverside; Gunmen Sought The agencies are collecting evidence from the home and interviewing the other three adults and two small children who were inside, according to the statement. Two people were fatally shot, and one injured, in Riverside on Oct. Early Wednesday morning, Fresno deputies served a search warrant at his home in the 600 block of West College Avenue in Coalinga, assisted by the U.S. A deputy on the SWAT team returned fire, fatally striking the suspect, officials said. No deputies or other civilians were injured, authorities said. Marshals Service, authorities said. (Credit: OnScene)
The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was wanted as a suspect in the Oct. A short time after deputies surrounded the home and asked its occupants to surrender, a man came out of the home with a handgun and opened fire on deputies, according to the statement. A 24-year-old man was killed by a Sheriff’s deputy Wednesday following an exchange of gunfire as authorities were serving a search warrant in relation to a 2015 double homicide in Riverside at his home in Coalinga, about 53 miles south of Fresno, officials said. Marshals Service and Riverside Police Department. First responders rendered aid but the man died at the scene a short time later, deputies said.

Odysseo Cavalia Sneak Peak

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Former Lakers Star Shaquille O’Neal to Be Honored With Bronze Statue Outside Staples Center

He also won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award in 2000, and was a seven-time all-star for the team. Lakers released this photo of the bronze statue honoring Shaq. 34.052234
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Former Lakers Star Shaquille O’Neal to Be Honored With Bronze Statue Outside Staples Center

The L.A. A bronze statue of former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Shaquille O’Neal will be unveiled outside Staples Center next March, the team announced Tuesday. It was commissioned by the Lakers, the Staples Center and AEG organizations, and created by the same sculptors behind several other statues in the plaza, the release stated. The statue will be unveiled at a ceremony before the Lakers game on March 24, 2017, that is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Lakers released this photo of the bronze statue honoring Shaq. The ceremony is free to the general public, and will feature speeches from O’Neal, his teammates, colleagues and friends, the release stated. During the NBA center’s Hall of Fame career with the Lakers, which spanned from 1996 to 2004, O’Neal helped lead to the team to three consecutive league titles, from 2000 to 2002, and was named the NBA Finals MVP after each championship. sports figures,  according to a news release on the Lakers website. Billed as a tribute to the “larger-than-life Laker great,” the massive statue — which stands 9-feet tall and weighs about 1,200 pounds — will be suspended 10 feet above the ground at  Star Plaza, alongside sculptures of other legendary L.A. in Star Plaza, which is just west of where Figueroa Street and Chick Hearn Court intersect in downtown L.A.

Robert Durst Appears in L.A. Court for Hearing Related to Murder Case

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Real estate heir Robert Durst appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday for a hearing related to the murder case pending against him. 2016. Elizabeth Espinosa reports from downtown L.A.

SoCal Woman Accuses Doctor of Sexual Assault, Files Lawsuit

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A Southern California woman has filed a lawsuit against a doctor, accusing him of sexually assaulted her when she was a college athlete in Michigan. 33.683947
-117.794694 21, 2016. Chip Yost reports from Irvine for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec.

Wisconsin Police Officer Helps Speeding Student Tie His Tie During Traffic Stop

-91.919342 “Probably not the best knot, but it will work.”
“Better than what I was going to do,” the student said. After seeing the video of the traffic stop, the department’s police chief invited the driver back to the police station and taught him to properly tie his own tie, according to KTLA sister station KFOR in Kansas City. “While I do this, why don’t you grab your proof of insurance and your driver’s license real quick,” Officer Folczyk said. A police officer in Menomonie, Wisconsin, ended up helping out a student during a traffic stop after pulling him over for speeding, newly released dashcam video showed. “I have to get a tie tied,” the driver explained. Folczyk then pulls over the driver, who quickly explained that he was in a rush after stopping at a friend’s house because his friend knew how to tie a tie. “I have a presentation and I thought my buddy was home but he’s not, and I’m running behind.”
Before asking for his license and insurance, the officer asked the student for his tie, then loosely tied it around his own neck before handing it back. In the video, Menomonie Police Department Officer Martin Folczykcan be seen pulling over a University of Wisconsin-Stout student, who was speeding on his way to class. The incident took place in November, but the Police Department posted the footage to their Facebook page on Tuesday. “Thank you so much.”
The student was given a verbal warning.

Man Who Allegedly Confessed to Burying Body of Ex-Reality Show Contestant on Lennox Property Held on $2 Million Bail

It was also unclear how long the body had been buried, and when the person died. Jackie Rogers is shown in a driver’s license photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department on Dec. 20, 2016. Television’s “Bridalplasty” who was reported missing on Monday, Los Angeles Police  Detective Meghan Aguilar told KTLA Tuesday night after the grim discovery. Sunday after she left a birthday party at the Alpine Village restaurant in an unincorporated area near Torrance. Police continued to search the yard of 34-year-old Jackie Jerome Rogers on Wednesday morning, one day after the female remains were discovered in a shallow grave on the property, which is located in the 5000 block of West 106th Street. Authorities suspect the two were having an affair, but a motive was not immediately known. 21, 2016, one day after a body was found buried in a Lennox yard. The family has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Naegle’s funeral. A coroner’s van was visible on the street after dawn. “The information he has provided has led them to believe that Lisa has been murdered and that her body is at Rogers’ residence in Lennox,” she said. He later changed his story, and Michelle Naegle, the victim’s sister, said that Rogers had seemed “antsy” and “nervous” when they started questioning him. 17, 2016. Lisa Marie Naegle, a former reality show contestant, has been missing since Dec. Neagle told her husband she was going to get food, but failed to return to their San Pedro home. The man who police said Tuesday confessed to burying the body of a missing former reality television show contestant at his home in Lennox has been arrested and booked into jail, according to inmate records. Investigators then went to the property and discovered the shallow grave, according to police. The Los Angeles Times reported that he was taken into custody on suspicion of murder, though the L.A. County inmate records indicated he had been arrested and booked into jail. Lisa Marie Naegle, seen in a family photo, was last heard from on Dec. She also didn’t show up to her teaching job at the college the following morning. Investigators have not formally identified the person, but they believe the body is that of 36-year-old Lisa Marie Naegle, a nurse and onetime contest on E! Derek Harryman, Naegle’s husband,  told KTLA on Monday that he had last heard from his wife around 2:30 a.m. Family members told KTLA they contacted police after speaking with Rogers, who first told them he had attended the party with Naegle. County DA’s office has yet to file charges in the case. Police and the coroner’s office were investigating on Dec. 18, 2016. (Credit: Derek Harryman)

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Rogers, a nursing student who was studying under Naegle at West Los Angeles College in Culver City, allegedly confessed to burying the body in his yards. Rogers had initially been detained Tuesday morning for questioning before L.A.

Epic Disney Gift Bag Giveaway!

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This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on December 21st, 2016.

George Lopez Talks Local Upcoming Performances

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Don’t miss George Lopez at the Orpheum Theatre December 28th & 29th as well as his New Years Eve performance happening at the Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield.

Terry Crews Talks Christmas Special and How He Celebrates the Holidays

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You can catch “Terry Crews Saves Christmas” airing right here on KTLA December 21st and 22nd at 8pm.

YouTube Star Adam Saleh Says He Was Removed From Delta Flight in London for Speaking Arabic

YouTube star Adam Saleh, best known for his pranking videos, as well as his examinations of how the world interacts with Muslims, was removed from a Delta flight Wednesday at Heathrow Airport in London. I cannot believe my eyes. Saleh claims he was asked to leave the flight after some passengers reported being uncomfortable after Saleh was heard speaking Arabic on the phone to his mother, as well as to Slim Albaher, his travel companion. In a video posted from the plane after Delta’s request to remove him, Saleh said, “We spoke a different language on the plane, and now we’re getting kicked out. Just because I spoke a different language,” Saleh continued. This is 2016. Why are you guys doing that? We got kicked out of a @Delta airplane because I spoke Arabic to my mom on the phone and with my friend slim… WTFFFFFFFF please spread
— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) December 21, 2016

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Leonard Maltin Discusses the Must-See Movies of 2016

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You can listen to Leonard’s podcast ‘Maltin on Movies’ available for free on iTunes and on Leonard’s website.