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LBPD says a man was stabbed by his girlfriend after an argument in Belmont Heights Wednesday night.


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Officers responded to a domestic violence incident at around 10:30 p.m. at a house in Belmont Heights. When the officers arrived, they found a 37-year-old man who sustained multiple wounds to his upper torso and who told police that his girlfriend stabbed him over an argument.

  • Karla Baeza was arrested and charged with suspicion of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon. She is being held on a $50,000 bail, according to police.

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An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department faces multiple charges regarding suspicion of possessing child pornography, the LBPD announced.

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Long Beach Police opened an investigation back in October after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding an individual who was potentially sharing child porn online. After some time, LBPD detectives obtained enough evidence during their investigation to locate and identify 52-year-old Long Beach resident and LAPD officer James Diamond.

  • Diamond was apprehended outside of a business in Huntington Beach, and his home in Long Beach, plus his job site, was searched by law enforcement.

  • The LBPD booked Diamond on two felony counts of possession of child pornography and two felony counts of distribution of obscene matter depicting a minor. Diamond’s bail was set at $100,000.

  • The Los Angeles Police Department’s Professional Standards Bureau has been notified of Diamond’s arrest, and the department will be conducting an administrative investigation.



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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Wednesday that 714 migrant children are currently being housed at the temporary shelter inside the Long Beach Convention Center and that 49 have tested positive for COVID-19.


Why it matters:

The federal government converted the Convention Center to accommodate up to 1,000 children — meaning 70% of the facility is currently occupied. Officials also confirmed that 47 children at the facility have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 67 children were placed in isolation.

  • In March, almost 19,000 unaccompanied migrant children arrived in the United States. The total is the highest monthly tally in U.S. history, per BBC.

  • HHS says children are tested for COVID-19 every three days while at the shelter. A COVID-19 health screening protocol for all children is being implemented to follow CDC guidelines for preventing and controlling infectious diseases.

  • HHS has 22,174 children in "Emergency Intake Sites" in Long Beach, Dallas, San Diego, and Pomona.

What they're saying:

  • Zhan Caplan, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, told KTLA that eight reunifications had been completed as of Wednesday as of Wednesday as of Wednesday, with another 20 planned for the next three days.

  • The amount of migrant youths being held at U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities has dropped by 88 percent since March 28, according to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, per VOA.


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