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Dorner. The LAPD will continue providing protection to dozens of families thought to be under threat by Christopher Dorner until the body found in a burned-out San Bernardino Mountain cabin can be positively identified. San Bernardino County authorities have said they are all but certain the body is Dorner, but L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigsa told KCRW this morning that the city is willing to incur the cost of the extra patrols until the department is certain that Dorner no longer poses a threat. Police say that a citywide tactical alert has been cancelled, however. The charred body was retrieved overnight from the smoldering rubble of a vacation cabin near Big Bear following an intense gun battle that killed a sheriff’s deputy and injured another. LA. Times

Slain officer. Meanwhile, Officer Michael Crain of the Riverside Police Department will be laid to rest today. Crain was a 34-year-old father of two. He was killed last Thursday in ambush blamed on Dorner. There’s expected to be large turnout for the services, including law enforcement officers from throughout California. Riverside Press Enterprise

Fracking rules. Some state lawmakers are expressing doubts that Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is tough enough and can be enforced by regulators. State senators held a joint hearing Tuesday to review California’s first attempt to regulate the controversial drilling method. The proposed rules would require energy companies to disclose the chemicals they inject into the ground. L.A. Times

Bulger claims. A judge is set to hear arguments today on claims by reputed Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger that he was given immunity to commit crimes while working as an FBI informant. Bulger is accused in a racketeering indictment that says he took part in 19 murders. The longtime fugitive was captured in Santa Monica two years ago. NBC News

Grammy prank. A man arrested after attempting to upstage Adele at the Grammys says his stunt was spontaneous, and he hopes it won’t hurt his chances to remain in Los Angeles. Vitalii Sediuk, a 24-year-old journalist from Ukraine known for playing pranks on celebrities, made it onto the stage at the awards Sunday night and almost managed to accept an award on Adele’s behalf. He says he wanted to expose security lapses at the event. Hollywood Reporter

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