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LA diocese to turn over sex abuse files

LOS ANGELES — Five years after promising to do so, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will give the confidential personnel files of about 200 priests accused of sex abuse and child molestation to a judge in December. Those documents — with the names of innocent individuals redacted — will ultimately be made public under the Archdiocese’s record $660 million settlement in 2007 to 508 people who said they were victims. During a hearing Friday, Judge Emily Elias asked lawyers for both the archdiocese and victims about the status of the redacted papers and when they could be delivered to her. (Los Angeles Daily News)

2 killed, 3 wounded by masked gunman

INGLEWOOD — A father and his 4-year-old son were killed and a woman and two other young children were wounded by a gunman wearing a painter’s mask who set fire to their home near Los Angeles on Saturday, police said. Inglewood Police Chief Mark Fronterotta told KABC-TV that a SWAT team was using a team of
dogs to search for the attacker. (AP)


Neighbor arrested in woman’s slaying

GRESHAM — Searchers found the body of an Oregon woman who vanished this week on
her way to work and a neighbor has been arrested, Gresham police said late Friday night. The body of Whitney Heichel, 21, was found on Larch Mountain, a remote, forested area east of Gresham,
Police Chief Craig Junginger said. (AP)