Hollywood stars and coaches at USC and UCLA are among 13 people with LA ties arrested in a sweeping college entrance exam plot that sought to place students at prestigious universities as recruited athletes -- regardless of their athletic ability.
Scroll down for four stories we're featuring Tuesday on NBCLA.
College Entrance Exam Scam: 13 People Arrested in LA
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Thirteen people with ties to Los Angeles, including UCLA and USC, were among more than 50 people charged Tuesday in a sweeping college entrance exam scheme investigation called Operation Varsity Blues. Here are some of the defendants with LA ties.
Murder Charge Filed in the Death of 9-Year-Old Trinty Love Jones
A convicted child abuser faces a murder charge in the death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag on a trail east of Los Angeles. Emiel Lamar Hunt, 38, was charged with one count of murder during a court appearance at which someone yelled, "You'll get yours." Click here for updates.
Two California Brothers Killed in Ethiopia Plane Crash
Brothers Melvin and Bennett Riffel from Redding were aboard a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya when the plane crashed, killing 157 people. They were returning from a trip to Australia. You'll find updates here.
This Week: Baseball Music at the Grammy Museum
Take me out to the Grammy Museum, where there's a tribute to the music of baseball. Beginning on Thursday, March 14, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Popular Music and the National Pastime" will open. Here are the details and a look at what else is happening this week.