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


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  • Turkish and Armenian demonstrators are seen near the Turkish Consulate in Mid-Wilshire. (Credit: KTLA)

    Turkish Demonstrators Asked to Leave Consulate Amid Armenian Genocide March

    A group of Turkish demonstrators were asked to leave the Turkish Consulate in the Mid-Wilshire area after marchers commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide converged on the building Friday. Video showed demonstrators representing both groups gesturing toward each other from behind barricades that were being guarded by Los Angeles police officers. “They’re throwing eggs and bottles at us,” said Kutsal Kocer, who was standing with the Turkish demonstrators. Kocer told KTLA she and the other Turkish demonstrators were […]

  • A shooting was reported near a Wells Fargo bank in Inglewood on Friday, April 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Robs Armored Truck Near Inglewood Wells Fargo, Gets Away After Shootout

    Police are searching for a man who robbed an armored truck and escaped with an unknown amount of cash following a shootout in Inglewood Friday. The shooting took place about 9 a.m. after a Brinks armored transport vehicle was robbed by an armed man, Lt. Neal Cochran of the Inglewood Police Department said. Aerial video from Sky5 showed several patrol cars parked in front of a Wells Fargo bank located on East Hillcrest Boulevard and East Kelso Street (map). A Brinks truck was stopped in the […]

  • An LAPD officer takes a picture after one of the department's horses was tagged at Venice Beach. (Credit: Damien Gilbert/Instagram)

    Tagger Sought After Marking LAPD Horse at Venice Beach

    A tagger at Venice Beach chose an unusual place to leave a mark earlier this week, and now police are searching for the person responsible. The incident took place Tuesday as an LAPD horse named “Charly” was working a crime suppression detail at the beach, according to a news release issued Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department. At some point, a tagger wrote the letters “RBS” on the horse’s hind-quarters, the news release stated. An image posted to Instagram showed an officer taking […]

  • A damaged black Toyota is seen after a collision with a school bus in Van Nuys. (Credit: KTLA)

    Car Collides With School Bus Carrying Student in Van Nuys

    Authorities were investigating a collision between a car and a school bus that was carrying a student in Van Nuys Thursday. The crash occurred near the intersection of Saticoy Street and Sepulveda Boulevard at about 2:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. Aerial video from Sky5 showed the black Toyota Matrix involved in the crash sustained heavy damage to the front end. One student was aboard the bus at the time of the crash, but was not […]

  • One person was killed when an SUV collided with a train in Camarillo on Thursday, April 23, 2015. (Credit: VCNEWS)

    SUV Driver Killed in Collision With Freight Train in Camarillo

    One person was killed Thursday morning when a freight train collided with an SUV in Camarillo. The crash, reported about 8:25 a.m., occurred near the intersection of East 5th Street and South Las Posas Road (map), according to Officer Dave Webb of the California Highway Patrol. A 2014 Ford Explorer was traveling southbound on South Las Posas Road when it struck the train, which was heading eastbound, Webb said. The cause of the crash was unknown and was being investigated, according to Webb. […]

  • Greg Greenstein says he replaced his grass with artificial turn in response to California's drought conditions. (Credit: KTLA)

    Agoura Hills Homeowner Says HOA Fined Him for Installing Artificial Turf in Response to Drought

    An Agoura Hills homeowner who replaced the grass on his property with artificial turf in order to conserve water says his homeowners’ association has demanded he remove the new turf and slapped him with more than $4,000 in fines since January. Greg Greenstein said he began removing the grass from his front and back yards in November 2014 in response to severe drought conditions facing California. As a result, Greenstein says he has used significantly less water. “We’re saving at least 60 percent or more of […]

  • A seal was recovered after four men allegedly abducted its sibling from Dockweiler State Beach on April 19, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    $5,000 Reward Offered in Search for Sea Lion Pup Abducted From Dockweiler State Beach

    PETA announced a $5,000 reward Wednesday for help in finding a sea lion pup that was believed to have been abducted from Dockweiler State Beach over the weekend. According to a witness, two men and two women in their early to mid-20s were seen taunting and teasing a mother sea lion and her two pups in the 12500 block of Vista Del Mar (map), at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The witness claimed the four people were throwing rocks and cinder blocks, then put one […]

  • Erica Alonso was seen in a photograph provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    Family of Laguna Hills Woman Missing Since February Offers $5,000 Reward

    The family of a Laguna Hills woman who has been missing since February has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts, authorities said Wednesday. Erica Alonso disappeared after leaving her boyfriend’s house in the city of Irvine on the morning of Feb. 15. Two days later, family members contacted authorities when Alonso failed to show up for work. Upon her disappearance, Alonso’s boyfriend spoke with investigators but was not considered a suspect or person of interest. Alonso was believed […]

  • An image taken from a YouTube video appears to show a U.S. Marshals Service officer grabbing a woman's cellphone. (Credit: Dee Jay)

    Video Appears to Shows Federal Officer Grabbing, Kicking Woman’s Cellphone in South Gate

    A video that appears to show a federal law enforcement officer grabbing a woman’s cellphone and then slamming it to the ground in South Gate over the weekend was under investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Tuesday. In the video, which was posted to YouTube on Sunday, a woman appeared to be using her cellphone to record a group of men wearing “Police” vests as they were talking in front of a home. The woman, Beatriz Paez, said she felt “compelled” […]