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


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  • Power lines are seen in this file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Thousands Still Without Power as Heat Wave Grips SoCal; LADWP’s Energy Use Record Broken

    Thousands of Southern Californians remained without power on Tuesday amid a scorching heat wave that has resulted excessive heat warnings and heat advisories for parts of the region. About 3,900 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without power as of 1 p.m., with the majority of the outages located in the Vermont Vista area, according to a spokesperson. Crews have been working to restore power since the first outages were reported on Tuesday when customers set a new all-time high […]

  • Industrial sites located on South Perrino Place are seen in this image taken from Google Maps.

    Explosion Leaves Propane Truck Driver in Critical Condition in Boyle Heights

    A propane service truck driver was in critical condition Tuesday following an explosion at an industrial site in Boyle Heights, officials said. The incident was reported at 11:51 a.m. in the 1700 block of South Perrino Place near East Washington Boulevard (map), according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A 40-year-old driver of a propane service truck was critically injured in the blast, according to Humphrey. The driver was filling a tank at the industrial firm at the time of the incident, Humphrey […]

  • A sketch was released of a man believed to be linked to a series of break-ins in Hollywood. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

    Sketch Released of Man Sought in Series of Hollywood Break-Ins

    Police asked the public for help on Monday in their search for a man possibly linked to a pair of burglaries and a robbery in the Hollywood area. Investigators believe the man first struck on Jan. 4 at about 7 p.m. at a residence in the 1000 block of North Oxford Avenue (map), according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The burglar apparently entered the residence through a window and was later discovered in one of […]

  • The Silverado Fire was 80 percent contained as of Sept. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Silverado Fire Started by Resident Trying to Keep Animals Out of Garden: Officials

    The Silverado Fire, which has burned nearly 1,000 acres, was accidentally caused by a resident who was trying to keep animals out of a vegetable garden, officials said on Monday. The blaze began at about 11 a.m. on Friday in the backyard of a home in the 30000 block of Silverado Canyon Road (map), according to Orange County Fire Authority officials. The unidentified resident had apparently put metal sheeting around a wood border to keep the animals away, department Capt. Steve Concialdi […]

  • Amy Corinne Bramlett, 46, of Highland, was accused of having sex with at least two underage boys. (Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)

    Woman Accused of Having Sex With Minors May Have More Possible Victims: Detectives

    An employee at a San Bernardino high school who was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of having sex with two teenage boys may have more possible victims, authorities said on Monday. Amy Corinne Bramlett, 46, of Highland, was arrested on Sunday at a home in the 3400 block of Parkside Drive (map) in San Bernardino, following an investigation into reports that a program manager at Indian Springs High School was having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old boy, according […]

  • From left, Jake Gnasso, Ian Bulbenko and April Townshend are seen in photos that were displayed at a candlelight vigil at Burroughs High School in Burbank on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

    3 Teens From Burbank Killed After Truck Crashes Down Embankment; 2 Injured

    Three teens from Burbank were killed and two others were injured when a pickup truck crashed down an embankment in a remote canyon northeast of Santa Clarita early Friday morning. The truck went over the side of the road near Sierra Highway and Rush Canyon Road (map), according to Lt. Rob Hahnlein of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Someone who had been riding in the truck called 911 at about 7:15 a.m., but it was initially unclear when the truck had […]

  • A female bear and her cub were uneasy about leaving a Monrovia neighborhood they wandered into due to a crown of spectators, authorities said on Sept. 10, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mama Bear, Cub Spotted in Monrovia Neighborhood, Bringing Crowds

    A mama bear and her cub on Wednesday wandered into a Monrovia neighborhood, where they snacked on avocados and spent hours in a tree as residents looked on. Jon Gonzalez was at his girlfriend’s house in the 200 block of East Olive Avenue (map) when he saw the the bears walking around in the backyard. “The don’t usually come down this far” from the nearby Angeles National Forest, Gonzalez said. “It’s amazing. They do look thirsty and hungry. With this heat, […]

  • A brush fire closed all lanes on the 91 Freeway on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (Credit: Lisa Lynn)

    Brush Fire Forces Temporary Closure of Eastbound 91 Freeway in Corona

    A brush fire that grew to 39 acres forced the temporary closure of all eastbound lanes on the 91 Freeway in Corona on Wednesday. The so-called Coal Fire started on the right shoulder of the freeway just before 1 p.m. and climbed up a hill, according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log. At 1:08 p.m., officials issued a SigAlert for all of the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway just west of Green River Road (map), according to the […]

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    Motor Home Fire Spreads to Nearby House in South Los Angeles

    A motor home that was engulfed in flames Wednesday morning eventually sparked a house fire in a South Los Angeles neighborhood. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 400 block of East 25th Street (map) at about 9:12 a.m., according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The RV, which was parked just a few feet from a home, was fully engulfed in flames when Sky5 arrived, aerial video showed. Just moments later, the house and a car parked next to the motor […]