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The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help to track down a missing 72-year-old man. The LAPD describes the missing man as a cold case. Adolfo Del Rio, who has Alzheimer’s, was last seen on November 15, 2007. Suraya Fadel Reporting
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Suraya reports from the Vermont Red Line station at Santa Monica Blvd, where the search for the suspect in a fatal stabbing on the Red Line continues Wednesday evening. The murder happened Monday morning just after a train pulled into the Vermont Station, police said. Suraya Fadel Reporting
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The Los Angeles Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing 23-year-old Los Angeles man. Darwin Vela was last seen around 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 2900 block of South Redondo Boulevard in the West Adams neighborhood. Suraya Fadel Reporting.
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Family, neighbors and friends spent much of Friday dropping flowers, candles and cards in front of Joseph Gatto’s Silver Lake home. A steady stream of loved ones came by Bright Lane to express their grief and to mourn Gatto’s loss. Gatto, who police believe was shot and killed during the commission of a home invasion robbery Wednesday evening, was the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles). Suraya Fadel Reporting
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The heartbroken family of Martha Sanchez met this evening for a vigil to remember the hard-working 39-year-old mother of five. Suraya Fadel reports.

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Authorities Thursday were investigating the death of an elderly man who was fatally shot at his upscale San Fernando Valley home. Neighbors report the victim was Harvey Cohen, an 80-year-old investment banker. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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A shooting early Friday was the latest in a string of crimes that has led the LAPD to evaluate whether a San Fernando Valley strip club should shut its doors. Police say the strip club, along with a nearby medical marijuana dispensary and liquor store, attract crime to the area. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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A report says that the probation department failed to adequately monitor a suspect in the fatal stabbing of 23-year-old Christine Calderon in Hollywood two months ago. The report says the woman’s death was preventable. Suraya Fadel reports. Read more…

A father is desperate to find his 18-year-old daughter who went missing early Monday morning. Dr. Ardeshir Karimi told KCAL9 that he last saw his daughter, Caroline, around 7 a.m. at their residence in the 2900 block of Queensbury Dr. in Cheviot Hills. He said she was headed to work as a San Gabriel Valley Medical Center volunteer, but never showed up. Caroline’s last known stop was two miles away from her home at the Vons at the Cheviot Hills Shopping Center. Security cameras showed her walking in, grabbing food, going back to her car and then driving away. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man accused of beating a U.S. Army Ranger to death at a Los Angeles nightclub last month. KCAL9’s Suraya Fadel reports.

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