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    Driver ID’d in Police Chase that Ended with Fatal Shooting in Downtown L.A.

    The man who was shot and killed after a police chase in downtown Los Angeles was identified Sunday as Bryan Newt Beaird, 51, of Oceanside, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. The chase began Friday around 9 p.m. with East L.A. sheriff’s deputies pursuing a man in a silver Corvette near Firestone Boulevard in South Gate. The man, later identified as Beaird, was being pursued for reckless driving and possible DUI, according to sheriff’s officials. At one point, […]

  • Amber Alert Issued for 4 Missing Boyle Heights Children; Parents Sought

    UPDATE: The four children who were the subject of an Amber Alert were found Tuesday at the California-Mexico border. Their parents were still being sought. Details here. An Amber Alert remained in effect Saturday evening after four children were reported missing from their grandmother’s home in Boyle Heights, authorities said. The children were first reported missing Friday around 12:30 p.m., after their mother, Rosa Chairez, and father, Enrique Felix, removed them from the home, according to the Los Angeles Police […]

  • U.S. Officials Lean Toward ‘Those in the Cockpit’ Behind Missing Flight

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CNN) — U.S. intelligence officials are leaning toward the theory that “those in the cockpit” — the pilots of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 — were responsible for the mysterious disappearance of the commercial jetliner, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the latest thinking told CNN on Saturday. The revelation followed news that Malaysian authorities searched the home of the lead pilot, a move that came the same day that Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters the […]

  • Amber Alert Issued for Missing Boyle Heights Children – Erin Myers Reports

    The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating four children that officers say were taken by their parents. Erin Myers reports from Boyle Heights for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Mar. 15, 2014.

  • USC Graduate Among Passengers on Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight

    A recent graduate from the University of Southern California was believed to be among the 239 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, according to the  Daily Trojan student newspaper. Qiao Xing, 27, graduated from USC in 2012 with a master’s degree in petroleum engineering, the paper reported. She worked for the Shell Oil Company in Beijing, China. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on Mar. 8, en route from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. On Saturday, Malaysian Prime […]

  • 5 Injured in South Los Angeles After Pursuit Ends in Fiery Crash

    A police pursuit in south Los Angeles ended with a fiery crash Saturday, leaving five people injured, authorities said. Officers began pursuing a stolen BMW shortly before 1 a.m., near the corner of West 42nd and South Hoover streets (map), in the Vermont Square neighborhood, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, and crashed into another car a short time later, police said. The collision, which occurred at the intersection […]

  • KTLA Weather: Liberte Chan’s Saturday Forecast

    Nothing but sunshine this weekend! A Wind Advisory remains in place until Saturday afternoon for the mountains of L.A., Orange and Ventura Counties. Temperatures will top out in the 70s along the coast and 80s in the inland/valley areas. Temperatures peak on Sunday and cooler, but still above average for the work week.

  • Magnitude 3.9 Quake Strikes Near Castaic

    A magnitude 3.9 earthquake struck in Los Angeles County Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor rattled the area at 8:12 a.m. and was centered 8 miles north of Castaic, the USGS said. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight Was Hijacked; Malaysian Official Says

    A Malaysian government official says investigators have concluded that one of the pilots or someone else with flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. The official, who is involved in the investigation, says no motive has been established, and it is not yet clear where the plane was taken. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. The official said that hijacking was no longer a theory: “It is conclusive.” The […]