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


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  • The 1300 block of North Mount Vernon Avenue is seen in this image from Google Maps.

    Code Enforcement Officer Attacked by Two Dogs in San Bernardino

    A code enforcement officer was injured Thursday after being attacked by two dogs in San Bernardino, police said. The attack occurred in the 1300 block of North Mount Vernon Avenue (map) as the officer was checking on a motor home that was reported to be parked illegally, Lt. Rich Lawhead of the San Bernardino Police Department confirmed. Four shepherd-lab mix dogs, allegedly belonging to the owner of the motor home, charged the officer and two of them bit her at least three times — once […]

  • A transformer exploded as firefighters worked to shut off a sheared hydrant in Hollywood on Aug. 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Sent Running As Flames Shoot From Doused Power Pole in Hollywood

    Water from a sheared fire hydrant came in contact with high-voltage power lines Thursday morning resulting in a fiery Hollywood explosion that sent firefighters running. The incident began when the fire hydrant was sheared just before 7 a.m. in the 6700 block of West Santa Monica Boulevard (map), Erik Scott with the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a white car still sitting near the sheared hydrant as water was shooting roughly 50 to 60 feet into the […]

  • A robbery at a drone store in Studio City is seen in this image provided by the shop owner.

    Thieves Take Drones, Cash in Caught-on-Video Studio City Burglary

    The owner of a drone store in Studio City says burglars escaped with thousands of dollars worth of cash and merchandise after breaking into his shop early Wednesday morning. The burglary, which was captured on surveillance video, took place about 3 a.m. at the “Drone Plus” store in the 11300 block of Ventura Boulevard (map), according to Lt. B. Toledo with the Los Angeles Police Department. The burglars apparently broke the front window of the store during the incident, Toledo […]

  • The Dow finished 619 points higher on Aug. 26, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

    Dow Zooms Up 619 Points; 3rd Biggest Gain Ever

    Greed made a comeback on Wall Street. The Dow raced 619 points higher on Wednesday, its most emphatic point gain since the 2008 financial crisis. The huge rally represents a rebound following six days of dramatic selling that was driven by serious concerns about how China’s slowing economy will impact the rest of the world. The S&P 500 soared 3.9% on Wednesday, its biggest one-day percentage gain since 2011. The Nasdaq surged 4.2% higher. The Dow’s point gain was the […]

  • A woman's body was wheeled out of a Burbank home on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found Slashed in Burbank Home May Have Been Dating Suspected Killer: Police

    A woman who was found dead in a Burbank home earlier this week may have been dating her suspected killer, police said Wednesday. Officers responded to a home in the 1900 block of Richard Street just before 10 p.m. Sunday where they found the body of a woman later identified as Brandi Carrasco, the Burbank Police Department stated in a news release. “She had multiple lacerations on her upper torso that ultimately led to her death,” said Josh Kendrick of the Police Department, who also stated that Carrasco […]

  • Luis Gilbert Sanchez is seen in a booking photo provided by the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office.

    Victorville Man Faces 366 Years to Life in Child Sex Case Prosecutor Calls ‘One of the Worst’

    A Victorville man is facing 366 years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a little girl for years beginning when she was only 6, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Luis Gilbert Sanchez, 32, was found guilty by a San Bernardino County jury Monday on 29 charges that date back to 2009, the DA’s office stated in a news release. Sanchez was convicted of 20 counts of oral copulation with a child 10 years of […]

  • Firefighters continued to battle the Summit Fire in Big Bear on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Summit Fire in Big Bear Reaches 50 Percent Containment; Evacuations to Be Lifted

    Evacuation orders were set to be lifted Monday as firefighters appeared to gain an upper hand on the Summit Fire burning in Big Bear. The wildfire has scorched roughly 100 acres near the Snow Summit Ski Resort south of Big Bear since it began at about 12:25 p.m. on Sunday. The size of the fire did not change overnight and firefighters had upped the containment level from 30 to 50 percent, according to InciWeb, a multi-agency incident website. At one point, the fire threatened […]

  • A SWAT team responds in South Gate on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Surrenders After Barricading Himself at South Gate Home, Firing on Officers

    A suspected carjacker accused of firing up to 10 shots at officers responding to a South Gate home where he was barricaded surrendered without incident several hours after a SWAT team response on Monday. The standoff began at a home in the 10600 block of Capistrano Avenue (map), about 10:20 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. A loud explosion was heard from the home before the man was taken into custody shortly before 3 p.m. A crisis negotiation […]

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    2 Men Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Man Driving in Leimert Park Last Month

    Two men were charged with murder Monday in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man in Leimert Park last month. Tyree Davion Woods and Dondre Williams, both 21, used their vehicle to follow Derron Jones as he was driving with a woman on July 20, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stated in a news release. Woods allegedly used his vehicle to cut off Jones as he tried to make a U-turn, then got out and opened fire on him, the DA’s […]