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


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  • Large Amount of Narcotics, Cash Found Inside Targeted Beverly Crest Home Where Resident Was Shot, Police Say

    A large amount of narcotics and cash were found inside a targeted Beverly Crest home where a resident was shot during a home-invasion robbery early Friday morning, police said. The incident was reported about 3 a.m. in the 10000 block of Summer Holly Circle, Los Angeles Police Department LT. Randy Goddard said. Arriving officers found a man outside the home with a gunshot wound, Goddard said. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and was taken to surgery, Goddard said. The man […]

  • At Least 1 Exposition Park Home Damaged After Fire Breaks Out in Converted Garage

    At least one Exposition Park home was badly damaged when gusty winds helped spread a fire that broke out in a converted garage early Friday morning. The fire was reported in a converted garage shortly after 2 a.m. in the 600 block of West 39th Place, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. The flames quickly spread as gusty winds in the area pushed the flames to a nearby home and threatened several other structures, Humphrey said. Video […]

  • Cadaver Dogs Search Apartment Building Consumed by Fire in Westlake; Witness Says Blaze Was Intentional

    A dramatic fire that engulfed and destroyed an apartment building in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles — damaging at least one other structure — may have been intentionally set, according to a witness at the scene. The fire was reported about 2:11 a.m. at a four-story building in the 600 block of South Bonnie Brae Street, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Amy Bastman. Although the building was described as vacant, officials said the structure was often occupied by transients. […]

  • Father Sought in Mission Viejo Abduction Believed to Have Taken Son to Mexico: OCSD

    The father of a 10-year-old boy abducted in Mission Viejo is believed to be in Mexico with his son, who told investigators he was “safe,” authorities said Thursday. Jaime Carmona Zepeda, 33, was supposed to return his son, Jaime Huerta, to his estranged wife at about 7 p.m. Wednesday per the conditions of a court order, but never showed up, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. Huerta was last seen leaving Linda Vista Elementary School in Mission Viejo at about […]

  • Fatal Crash on 101 Freeway in Encino Prompts Hourslong Closure of Westbound Lanes

    A fatal collision between a motorcycle and at least one other vehicle prompted officials to shutdown the westbound lanes of the 101 Freeway in Encino Thursday morning. The crash was reported about 12:45 a.m. near Hayvenhurst Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Nicholsen said. Emergency crews arrived to find a total of three patients, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Amy Bastman. One person, who has not been identified, died at the scene, Bastman said. A second person was taken […]

  • Charity Worker Gunned Down While Collecting Donations to Paint Curbs in Norwalk ID’d

    A 50-year-old charity worker who was gunned down Tuesday evening while going door-to-door to collect donations for painting curbs in front of homes in Norwalk was identified as Matthew Glover Wednesday. The shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 14400 block of Dinard Avenue, according to a news released from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities have only said the victim was a 50-year-old white man, but Care for the Children President Robert Henderson identified Glover as the man […]

  • 80-Year-Old Indiana Man Arrested, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman Trying to Sell Tablet

    An 80-year-old Indiana man was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman who came to his door and tried to sell him a tablet over the weekend. The victim told police she arrived at the home of William Graham Sunday to sell the tablet, but was instead held against her will at gunpoint and sexually assaulted, WISH reported. Kokomo police learned of the incident and responded to Graham’s home when the victim called about 6 a.m. Monday. Graham […]

  • Widespread Wind Event Expected to Impact SoCal Through Friday

    A powerful wind event is expected to begin Wednesday and continue until the weekend for much of Southern California. Gusts are expected to reach between 30 and 45 mph for most coastal and valley areas, according to the National Weather Service. The wind will be even more powerful for the mountain, Antelope Valley and south Santa Barbara South Coast areas, with gusts reaching between 45 and 60 mph. The strongest and most widespread wind gusts are expected Wednesday through Friday, according […]

  • 20-Year-Old Driver Killed, Passenger in Custody After Long Beach Police Open Fire on Stolen Vehicle During Pursuit in Bellflower

    A 20-year-old driver involved in a stolen vehicle pursuit was killed Tuesday morning after Long Beach police officers opened fire on the car when it turned and approached them in Bellflower. The chase began about 5:55 a.m. near the intersection of North Paramount and East Artesia boulevards after police received a LoJack hit for a stolen vehicle out of the Los Angeles area, Long Beach Police Department Sgt. Brad Johnson said. Sky5 was over the pursuit about 6:10 a.m. as the vehicle […]