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

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  • Two people were killed in a collision on the 10 Freeway in West Covina on Friday, May 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Double Fatal Collision Forces Hourslong Closure on 10 Freeway in West Covina

    A double-fatality collision involving five vehicles forced an hourslong closure of all lanes on the westbound 10 Freeway in West Covina Friday morning. The crash occurred on the freeway about 1:09 a.m. just east of Citrus Street, said Sgt. John Alanis with the California Highway Patrol. Multiple explosions were heard coming from some of the vehicles, which caught fire following the collision, according to the CHP’s traffic incident log. Five vehicles, including a big rig, three cars and a pickup […]

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts on May 2, 2016, in Carmel, Indiana. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    World Leaders Rightfully ‘Rattled’ by Trump, Obama Says

    President Barack Obama touched on the rancorous U.S. presidential race at a press conference Thursday from the G-7 summit in Japan, saying that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s statements had his fellow world leaders concerned. “They’re rattled by him and for good reason,” Obama said. “Because a lot of the proposals that he’s made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what is required […]

  • The California Highway Patrol was investigating a hit-and-run crash in Malibu that injured one of its officers on May 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Officer ‘Doing Better’ After Being Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver Near Malibu

    A California Highway Patrol officer was “doing better” Thursday after being seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash near Malibu the night before, authorities said. Officer Flores was hit about 9:15 p.m. on Topanga Canyon Boulevard just north of Pacific Coast Highway, according to CHP Officer Patrick Kimball. Flores was standing outside her patrol car directing traffic at the scene of an earlier non-injury crash when she was struck by a gray Cadillac traveling northbound at an unknown rate of speed, the […]

  • Officer Kareem Garibaldi and "Hope" are seen in a photo posted to the City of Lakeland, Florida's Facebook page.

    Heartwarming Pic Shows Florida Officer Napping With Rescued Puppy at SPCA Clinic After Long Shift

    A heartwarming photograph of a Florida police officer taking a quick nap with a puppy he recently rescued has prompted many to praise the officer for his compassion. The picture, posted on the City of Lakeland, Florida’s Facebook page Monday, shows Officer Kareem Garibaldi waiting to get the puppy — which he named “Hope” — checked out at a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals medical center in Florida. Garibaldi, who had just finished working an overnight shift, is sitting in […]

  • Jose Chavez, 47, is seen in an image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Man Suspected of Shooting West Covina Officer Arrested in La Puente

    A man suspected of shooting of a West Covina police officer earlier this month was taken into custody early Thursday morning, authorities said. Jose Luis Chavez, 47, allegedly shot Officer Kenny Benitez multiple times on May 20 as the officer was trying to detain him. Benitez, a nine year veteran of the force and a former Marine, was treated and eventually released from the hospital, but authorities were not immediately able to locate Chavez. On Wednesday, officials in West Covina announced a $20,000 reward […]

  • Baby gorilla, Gus and little girl named Braylee share cute moment at Fort Worth Zoo. (Credit:	Fort Worth Zoo)

    Baby Gorilla and Baby Girl Make Adorable Connection at Fort Worth Zoo

    This seems like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Gus is a baby gorilla at the Forth Worth Zoo, and here he is playing a little “monkey see” (or more accurately, “ape see”) with another young primate. This photo of Gus and his new friend Braylee charmed Forth Worth Zoo fans on Facebook. No surprise, since Gus is already somewhat of a celebrity. The little gorilla was born in December, 2015 and is the Forth Worth Zoo’s first baby gorilla. […]

  • Police form a line outside the Anaheim Convention Center, where Donald Trump was speaking May 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    14 Arrested After Protests Follow Trump Rally in Anaheim: Police

    After a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump brought protesters to the Anaheim Convention Center Wednesday, prompting authorities to declare an “unlawful assembly,” at least 14 people were arrested, police said. Hundreds of protesters remained on the streets after law enforcement gave an order to disperse just before 2 p.m. The event at the Anaheim Convention Center began about 12:30 p.m, with Trump returning to Orange County for the first time since a campaign rally in Costa Mesa on April 28. At one point, Trump […]

  • Connie Cajulis is seen in a photo provided by a family friend.

    Teen Arrested in Stabbing Death of West Hills Woman Who Took Him Into Her Family Home

    Authorities arrested a 16-year-old boy Wednesday after a West Hills woman was found stabbed to death in her family’s home the previous day. Relatives discovered the woman’s body about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home in the 7100 block of Shadow Ridge, said Detective Dave Peteque of the Los Angeles Police Department. The 53-year-old victim, later identified as Connie Cajulis, was found stabbed to death in the living room of the home, Peteque said. Detectives have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with […]

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    Grieving Customer Leaves Generous Tip, Kind Note for New York Waitress

    A New York waitress said she was brought to tears when a generous customer recently left her a sizable tip and a kind note. Becky Nielsen had just finished serving a regular customer Friday at the “Breakfast Spot” in Cohoes when she returned to the table to pick up the check, local television station WTEN reported. The customer not only left a 350 percent tip on a $22 bill for Nielsen, but also wrote a touching message on the receipt, […]