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

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  • Toddlers Abducted During Car Theft in Cathedral City Reunited With Parents

    Two young boys who were abducted Thursday during a vehicle theft in Cathedral City have been reunited with their parents after being found safe in Desert Hot Springs early Friday morning. Two-year-old Carlos Cortez and his 1-year-old brother Jayden Cortez were found by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies about 2:30 a.m. inside the still running stolen vehicle that was abandoned by the thief at a church in the 17400 block of Bubbling Wells Road, said Cathedral City Police Department Deputy Chief Travis […]

  • Woman Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver While Riding Her Bike in Pico Rivera

    Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a woman as she was riding her bike in Pico Rivera early Friday morning. The incident was reported about 2:07 a.m. near the intersection of Rex Road and Rosemead Boulevard, said Los Angels County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Steve Tenney. The woman, who has not been identified, appeared to have been riding her bike on the sidewalk when she was struck, Tenney said. The victim was taken to a local […]

  • Video Shows Bear Roaming Through Neighborhood in La Verne

    Startled residents spotted a bear roaming through a neighborhood in La Verne early Thursday morning. Video showed the bear calmly walking down a sidewalk and climbing over a wall. A resident called police regarding the bear about 2:30 a.m., said La Verne Police Department Lt. Monica Schusse. The bear was seen walking near Arthur Way, then made its way along the 200 block of West Baseline Road before eventually disappearing into the hills behind the Leroy Haynes Educational Center. It was nowhere to be found […]

  • Burbank Doughnut Shop Owner Grabs Robber’s Gun, Fights Back Against 2 Men: Police

    A doughnut shop owner grabbed a would-be robber’s gun and fought with him and another assailant in a pre-dawn confrontation in Burbank Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred about 5:30 a.m., when the two men wearing hoodies and masks entered Kim’s Donuts & Coffee in the 400 block of Victory Boulevard, according to a Burbank Police Department news release. At least one of the men was armed with a handgun. One suspect held the owner at gunpoint while he removed items from […]

  • Woman Sought for Allegedly Striking Shoplifting Witness With Metal Club in Manhattan Beach

    Police asked for help Wednesday in their search for a woman suspected of hitting a person in the head with a metal club after the victim witnessed her and another woman allegedly shoplifting at a Manhattan Beach grocery store. The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on January 4 at the Ralphs located in the 2700 block of North Sepulveda Boulevard, according to a news release from the Manhattan Beach Police Department. The victim told police the two women were shoplifting […]

  • Singer Wyclef Jean Had ‘No Involvement’ in Violent Robbery, Sheriff’s Dept. Says After He Was Detained

    Music artist Wyclef Jean took to social media Tuesday after he was mistaken for a robber and detained by deputies in West Hollywood, saying he was “treated like a criminal.” Shortly after Jean was detained and then released, deputies arrested two other suspects in the robbery. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement apologizing for the inconvenience caused to Jean and confirming the singer “had no involvement whatsoever in this violent crime.” The incident began when deputies responded to an armed robbery […]

  • $5,000 Reward Offered in Search for Man Suspected of Killing Ex-Girlfriend in Front of Her Mother, Child in Bellflower

    A woman who saw her 26-year-old daughter shot to death by the younger woman’s ex-boyfriend asked for help Tuesday in finding the killer, who has missing in the more than two months since the Bellflower homicide. Kenia Buckner’s former boyfriend, Antowan Parker, 31, appeared at her apartment in the 16200 block of Cornuta Avenue and shot her in front of their 10-year-old daughter and Kenia’s mother on Jan. 16, authorities say. He walked in the front door and shot the mother of three in […]

  • 3-Year-Old Twins Drown in Pond Behind Missouri Home

    Two twin toddlers died Monday after they were both found in a Missouri pond. The Platte County Sheriff’s Office was called just after 10 a.m. Monday to a home in the 22000 block of South Ridgely Road after the children were reported missing, KCTV reported. Three hours after the 3-year-old boy was found dead, his sister died at an area hospital. The children, identified as Arrabelle and Elijah Wagner, lived near the pond with their father and grandparents, according to KTLA […]

  • 2 in Custody After Allegedly Shooting at Officers in Van Nuys

    Two men are in custody Monday morning after allegedly shooting at undercover officers in Van Nuys. The shooting occurred shortly after 3 a.m. near the intersection of Haskell Avenue and Hart Street. Two undercover officers were surveilling “property crime suspects” when the two suspects opened fire on the officers, said Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Beverly Lewis It was unclear if the suspects knew they were shooting at officers, who Lewis said did not return fire. “This is a prime […]