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

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  • Boxes full of turkeys and trimmings were expected to be handed out during the E.J. Jackson Foundation's annual turkey giveaway Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    E.J. Jackson Foundation Hosts 32nd Annual Turkey Giveaway in South L.A.

    A tradition in South Los Angeles of giving away complete Thanksgiving Day meals to those in need entered its 32nd year Tuesday. The E.J. Jackson Foundation held its annual turkey giveaway at 3669 West Slauson Ave. (map) beginning at 8 a.m. The foundation expected to give away more than 10,000 boxes of food to those in need, E.J. Jackson said. Dozens of volunteers were on hand to help give out the Thanksgiving Day meals. Jackson said they would continue to hand out meals “until […]

  • An SUV being pursued by police drives the wrong way on surface streets in the Beverly Hills area on Nov. 24, 2014. A police helicopter is overhead. (Credit: KTLA)

    High-Speed Pursuit Ends in Culver City; Man Barricaded on Roof Surrenders

    A man wanted in a high-speed pursuit that spanned several cities and freeways across Los Angeles County was in custody Monday evening after spending several hours barricaded on a roof in Culver City. #LASD SWAT activity on Lucerne, Culver City over. Pursuit susp in custody. Area safe. @LASDHQ http://t.co/Szq39UZDfY— SEB (@SEBLASD) November 25, 2014 Aerial video showed the suspected driver pacing atop the building, located in the 9600 block of Lucerne Avenue (map). At one point, the man could be […]

  • A crane removes the top of the KTLA radio tower on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Iconic KTLA Radio Tower Being Taken Down, Moved to Original Location

    Work began Monday to take down, restore and then relocate the iconic KTLA radio tower to its original location on the Sunset Bronson Studios lot in Hollywood. The tower move also paves the way for Hudson Pacific Properties construction of a 323,000-square-foot office building on the lot. The 160-foot tall radio tower was one of two matching towers erected in 1925 that flanked the colonial-style office building at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Bronson Avenue. In 1950, one of the […]

  • A man was arrested after allegedly falling through an airport ceiling naked and assaulting an 84-year-old man. (Credit: Reuters)

    Naked Man Falls Through Restroom Ceiling at Boston Airport; Assaults 84-Year-Old Man

    A naked man fell through a women’s restroom ceiling at Boston’s Logan International Airport before running out and assaulting an 84-year-old man Saturday, authorities said. Cameron Shenk, 26, apparently went to the restroom in Terminal C, took his clothes off and climbed into the drop ceiling, the Chicago Tribune reported. A short time later, Shenk came running out of the bathroom naked and bleeding after falling through the ceiling and cutting himself, according to the report. For unknown reasons, Shenk then […]

  • Sa Lee, 82, is seen in this photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    Elderly Man With Medical Problems Missing From Laguna Woods Home

    Authorities issued a special bulletin Sunday to inform the public of their search for a missing elderly man with medical problems who likely walked away from his Laguna Woods home late Saturday. Sa Lee, 82, was last seen at his residence in the Leisure World Community (map) at about 10 p.m., according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Lee does not have access to a vehicle and was believed to have left on foot, however, a […]

  • The Air Storm Firetek Bow was nominated for W.A.T.C.H.'s annual worst toys list. (Credit: W.A.T.C.H.)

    W.A.T.C.H. Releases ’10 Worst Toys’ List

    World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.), Inc. released their annual nominees for the “10 Worst Toys” of 2014. Air Storm Firetek Bow Radio Flyer Ziggle Catapencil Alphabet Zoo Rock & Stack Pull Toy SWAT Electric Machine Gun Wooden Instruments Bottle Rocket Party Lil’ Cutsies – Best Friends True Legens Orcs Battle Hammer Colored Hedgehog Click here for more information and photos of these toys.

  • Authorities responded to reports of burglars inside a tented home in Paramount on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Custody Following Hours-Long Standoff at Tented Home in Paramount

    One man was in custody Wednesday following an hours-long standoff with SWAT officers at a tented home in Paramount. Deputies responded about 5 a.m. to a residence in the 15700 block of Verdura Avenue (map) after burglars were reported inside, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The standoff developed when what was though to be several intruders, but turned out to be just one man, refused authorities’ instructions to exit the house, according to the LASD. The SWAT team was […]

  • Highland High School in Palmdale is seen in this image provided by Google Maps.

    Teacher Accused of Molesting Special Needs Student in Palmdale Pleads Not Guilty

    A 28-year-old teacher pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he sexually molested a 17-year-old student enrolled in a special needs program at a high school in Palmdale. Aaron Alvidrez, a long-term substitute teacher at Highland High School, allegedly assaulted the boy in a classroom and in his vehicle in September and October, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Authorities were alerted to the alleged abuse by school officials after the student reported […]

  • Sergio Vazquez was taken into custody after allegedly faking his own kidnapping in Northern California on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. (Credit: Calvaras County Sheriff's Department.)

    NorCal Teen Allegedly Faked Kidnapping That Prompted Statewide Amber Alert

    A 14-year-old Northern California boy who allegedly faked his own abduction Monday morning, prompting a statewide Amber Alert, was taken into custody after being located later in the day, officials said. Sergio Vazquez, a high school freshman, claimed he was forced into a van by two men outside a San Andreas convenience store in Calaveras County at about 10:30 a.m., the Los Angeles Times reported. The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for Vazquez Monday afternoon, describing him as a 14-year-old […]