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Body thought to be ex-Playmate's found in LA home

Los Angeles County coroners are trying to confirm that a body found last week in the home of former Playboy Playmate and B-movie actress Yvette Vickers is hers. Full story

More night-flying helicopters OK in LA-area forest

Under pressure for its handling of the largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history, federal foresters announced an agreement Thursday with local firefighters that will make it easier to get water-dumping helicopters into the air at night over fire-prone Angeles National Forest. Full story

Meningococcal disease up in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County health officials say a bacterial illness that can cause meningitis is on the rise. Full story

Parts of fire-ravage Calif. forest to be restored

Nearly two years after an arsonist ignited what became the largest fire in Los Angeles County history, officials have launched an effort to restore tens of thousands of acres in some of the most severely charred areas of the mountainous Angeles National Forest. Full story

Judge sets $500K bail for Army scam suspect

A Chinese national appeared shackled in court Wednesday on charges that he pretended to be a U.S. Army recruiter to bilk fellow immigrants out of thousands of dollars in fees, an elaborate scheme that authorities said included setting up an office and giving out fake military ID cards and uniforms t Full story

New Bell leaders welcomed at 1st council meeting

With his first Bell City Council meeting as an incumbent under his belt, one of the most outspoken critics of government in the blue-collar Los Angeles suburb had a lingering question. Full story

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Gang rape alarms residents of Calif. suburb

Calif. suburb residents alarmed after gang rape

Harmful bacteria found at Playboy Mansion

More than 70 reputed Armenian gangsters arrested

Playboy Mansion visitors hit with mystery illness

Gang moms, dads sent to parenting classes

Plastic bag ban OK'd in parts of L.A. County

2 killed in plane crash in Los Angeles County

Cops: Cocaine, meth sold at medical pot clinics

Los Angeles bakes at record 113 degrees


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  California double-checks quake preps

The devastating earthquake in Japan has served as a dire warning for quake-prone California. NBC's George Lewis reports.

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  New year brings new laws

With the new year comes new laws and regulations to the books. NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams takes a look at what changes have been made.

  Lohan, free at last

In today's News You Can't Use, actress Lindsay Lohan is out of jail after 14 days and is now in rehab.

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