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

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  • A nearly-frozen wave is seen off a beach in Nantucket. (Credit Jonathan Nimerfroh)

    Nearly-Frozen ‘Slurpee Surf’ Photographed Off Nantucket Beach

    Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh captured some amazing photos when nearly-frozen ocean waves turned to slush off the coast of Massachusetts. Nimerfroh referred to the waves as “Slurpee surf” when he posted the photos to his Instagram account. Nimerfroh says he’s a surfer who’s obsessed with the ocean but was surprised to discover the nearly-frozen surf hitting the Nantucket shoreline, CNN reported. “I just noticed a really bizarre horizon,” Nimerfroh told the New York Times. “The snow was up to my knees, […]

  • Robert James Spells is seen in a photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

    Arrest Made in December Shooting of Transgender Woman in South L.A.

    Police held a news conference Thursday to announce an arrest in the December fatal shooting of a transgender woman in South Los Angeles. Deshawnda Sanchez, 21, was killed outside a Chesterfield Square home on Dec. 3 as she called 911 to report being attacked and robbed. While she was making the call, Sanchez said the attacker had returned and shots were heard over the phone, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. “Because of the last […]

  • Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    $150,000 Oscar Dress Worn by Lupita Nyong’o Stolen From Hotel in West Hollywood

    The pearl-covered dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o during Sunday’s Academy Awards show was stolen from the West Hollywood hotel where the 2014 Oscar-winner was staying, investigators said Thursday. Authorities received a call just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday that the dress was stolen from The London West Hollywood Hotel, according to Lt. William Nash of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. It was unclear if the call was made by Nyong’o, one of her people, or the hotel staff, according […]

  • A pedestrian was struck across the street from USC Thursday. (Credit: KTLA)

    USC Student in Critical Condition After Driver Hits 4 Pedestrians Near Campus

    A USC student was in critical condition Thursday after a car plowed into a group of four pedestrians walking near the University of Southern California campus, police said. The collision occurred around noon at the intersection of West Jefferson Boulevard and McClintock Avenue (map) in University Park, southwest of downtown L.A., according to officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department. Police and rescue personnel surrounded a silver four-door sedan that appeared to have crashed head-on into a light pole, […]

  • A house explosion was captured by a police officer's dashcam. (Credit: KYW-TV via CNN)

    Dashcam Footage Captures New Jersey Home Explosion

    A house explosion caught on a police officer’s dashcam left 15 people injured in Ocean County, New Jersey Tuesday. Officials said workers were trying to fix a gas leak at a home on 59 Oak Avenue in Stafford Township when the house exploded just after 10:30 a.m., KYW-TV reported. Six firefighters, two EMS workers and seven gas company workers were injured in the blast, but are all expected to recover, according to the television station. A neighbor called to report the […]

  • Raymond Baker, 72, is seen in a photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    Spa Owner, 72, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman Responding to Job Ad on Craigslist; More Victims Sought

    Detectives on Tuesday were looking for more possible victims of a 72-year-old Laguna Niguel man accused of sexually assaulting a woman who responded to a job advertisement on Craigslist. Raymond Newton Baker was arrested Thursday following a three-week investigation into claims made by a 29-year-old woman that he sexually assaulted her while supposedly training her to use a medical device, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The woman met Baker after answering a Craigslist job advertisement for […]

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    Driver Sought in Norwalk Hit-and-Run That Left Motorcyclist Severely Injured

    Detectives on Monday were searching for the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist severely injured in Norwalk over the weekend. The crash occurred just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Norwalk Boulevard and Lindale Street (map), according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A man driving a dark green or charcoal gray, mid-’80s Ford Mustang Convertible was making a right turn from eastbound Lindale Street to southbound Norwalk […]

  • A man and woman were swallowed by a sinkhole in South Korea. (Credit: YTN via CNN)

    Video Shows Two People Swallowed by Sinkhole in South Korea

    A man and a woman were swallowed by a sinkhole just moments after stepping off a bus in South Korea. Video showed the two people exiting the bus and walking across a patch of tiles, which suddenly gave way beneath them. As other passengers looked on, the man and woman disappeared into a sinkhole nearly 10 feet deep, CNN reported. Both were treated at an area hospital, but they were not seriously injured, according to CNN. Correction: An earlier version of […]

  • A surveillance photo showed Erica Alonso and the couple she met on Valentine's Day just hours before her disappearance. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department)

    Mystery Couple Comes Forward in Search for Missing OC Woman; Family Pleads for Help

    A mystery couple seen with a Laguna Hills woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating on Valentine’s Day came forward to talk to investigators Friday as the missing woman’s family pleaded for help in finding her. Erica Alonso, 27, hasn’t been seen since shortly after she and her boyfriend left the Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa on the evening of Feb. 14 with an unknown couple. “We just want her home. We miss her so much,” said her sister, who gave […]