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Anthony Kurzweil is a web producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.

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  • Rescue crews respond to a deadly crash in South Los Angeles on Dec. 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Boy, 5, Killed When Suspected DUI Driver Crashes Into South L.A. Apartment; Police Seek Other Driver Who Cut Off Suspect

    A 5-year-old boy was killed when a suspected DUI driver crashed through the side of an apartment building where he was sleeping early Thursday morning in the Historic South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles. Police are hoping to speak to another driver who may have cut off the suspect leading up to the crash. The crash occurred in the 2800 block of South Central Avenue about 12:17 a.m. Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Nate Williams said. The driver of a […]

  • Attempted robbers opened fire on security guards in Lynwood on Nov. 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Attempted Robbers Sought After Opening Fire on Security Guards in Lynwood

    Authorities are searching for two attempted robbers who opened fire on pursuing security guards outside a jewelry store in Lynwood Tuesday. The incident began about 6:30 p.m. when three suspected robbers walked into a gold and jewelry store at Plaza Mexico in the 3100 block of East Imperial Highway, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Michael Thomas said. The three attempted a smash-and-grab robbery, Thomas said, but security guards got involved and a series of altercations broke out. The guards chased the […]

  • "Fight for 15" protesters sit in the street in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 29, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Fight for 15’ Protesters Taken Into Custody After Blocking Downtown L.A. Intersection

    Several “Fight for 15” protesters were taken into custody Tuesday morning after members of the group sat and blocked an intersection in downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds of activists began marching outside a McDonald’s in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday before a smaller group sat down and blocked the East 7th Street and Alameda Street intersection just before 7 a.m. Video from the scene showed officers wearing crowd control gear taking some of the protesters into custody after they refused to leave the […]

  • Danah Rojo Rivas, 16, is pictured in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Family Speaks Out After 16-Year-Old Girl Killed by Stray Bullet in Lynwood While Returning From Church

    The family of a 16-year-old girl who was shot and killed by a stray bullet asked for the public’s help identifying suspects on Friday. Danah Rojo Rivas was sitting in the back seat of a Mustang when she was struck by a stray bullet while returning from church Wednesday night. “She loved to play softball, softball was her thing,” said her 18-year-old brother, Ethan Rivas. “She was everything I could have asked for and more. She was a blessing. It’s really, really difficult to just […]

  • Danah Rojo Rivas, 16, is pictured in a Facebook photo.

    Girl, 16, Killed by Stray Bullet in Lynwood While Returning From Church With Family

    A 16-year-old girl riding in the backseat of a car with her family as she was returning from church was fatally shot Wednesday night when a gunman’s stray bullet missed its intended target and struck her, officials said. The shooting was reported about 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Robert Gray said. Investigators believe the intended targets, two men, were driving in a Saturn that was being chased by […]

  • Ethan Hawks is seen in an image posted to the school's Facebook page.

    Whittier Christian H.S. Student Dies After Being Struck by Metal Object on 57 Freeway

    A teen from Whittier Christian High School who was placed into an induced coma following a serious car accident over the weekend died early on Thanksgiving morning, the school’s Facebook page announced. Ethan Hawks, a junior football player at the school, was traveling Nov. 19 with his mother on the 57 Freeway when a piece of metal came crashing through the windshield and struck him on his face and neck, a GoFundMe page set up following the crash stated. Hawks’ […]

  • Rogelio Chavez (L) and Laron Campbell are seen in booking photos provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.

    2 Inmates Sought After Cutting Through Bars, Escaping From Santa Clara County Jail

    Authorities in San Jose Thursday are searching for two inmates who broke out of the Santa Clara County main jail by cutting through the bars of a second-story window the night before. Deputies at Main Jail South became aware of the escape in-progress about 11:08 p.m. Wednesday, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page. Four inmates were involved in the escape, but two were immediately apprehended by correctional deputies outside the jail, according to the Sheriff’s […]

  • Three men were found shot to death in a park outbuilding in Compton on Nov. 22, 2016, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Men Found Shot to Death Inside Compton Park Shed: Sheriff

    A triple homicide investigation is underway in Compton Wednesday after three men were found shot to death inside a park maintenance shack the night before, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting took place at Raymond Street Park, located in the 500 block of Raymond Street, sometime between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., Sheriff Jim McDonnell told KTLA in an interview near the crime scene on Wednesday morning. Compton Sheriff Station deputies responded to the scene about […]

  • This image was posted to the SkyPark at Santa's Village Facebook page.

    Santa’s Village to Reopen Dec. 2 in San Bernardino Mountains

    After nearly 20 years, the Santa’s Village theme park near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains is reopening just in time for Christmas. Branded this time as SkyPark at Santa’s Village, the park — which originally opened in Skyforest in May of 1955 — is set to open to the public again on Friday, Dec. 2, according to its Facebook page. Tickets went on sale Tuesday and can only be purchased online for specific dates, according to the post. […]