Police check on accused LAX shooter came too late

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The LAPD received a warning from the family of suspected LAX shooter Paul Ciancia that apparently came just moments too late. CNN reports Ciancia sent text messages to relatives before the shooting – saying that something bad was going to happen. One family member called local police, who contacted the LAPD. Officers reportedly apparently went to Ciancia’s apartment to check on him about 45 minutes after he left for the airport. Ciancia remains in critical condition, under police guard at a local hospital. He’s charged with murder for killing TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez…kushnerSince he bought the Orange County Register last year, businessman Aaron Kushner has doubled the editorial staff, added new sections and launched a new newspaper in Long Beach. But now there are signs that not all is well. The newspaper’s former owner – Freedom Communications – says Kushner has failed to pay more than $17 million it’s owed for the sale…A 19-year-old college freshman from Temecula is due in court today on charges of conducting an online “sextortion” scheme that targeted victims around the world, including this year’s Miss Teen USA. Jared Abrahams allegedly used malware to hack into computers, email accounts and the social media accounts of his victims to get pictures of them, sometimes nude, that were taken from web cams…L.A. school police are handing out a lot fewer citations for ditching school than they used to. A new study finds the number of truancy tickets has dropped by nearly 94 percent in the past four years. The big dip coincides with an effort by the district to change students’ behavior by counseling and other means instead of punishment. The report says minority students are still much likelier to get truancy tickets… cascadesAnd finally, the Los Angeles Aqueduct turns 100 this week. An engineering marvel for its time, it brought water to the city from the distant Owens Valley That water allowed L.A. to boom, but it also took an environmental toll and stunted the development of the Owens Valley, creating decades worth of controversy about the ethics of how L.A. gets its water. All week long, KCRW will be bringing you a series we call “Power and Water: The Los Angeles Aqueduct at 100.”