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

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  • Two people fled a vehicle after a pursuit ended in Beverly Hills on Nov. 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected Burglars in Custody Following Pursuit Through Beverly Hills

    A pair of suspected burglars were taken into custody after a pursuit through Beverly Hills came to an end in nearby Beverlywood Wednesday. Police initially responded to a call about a possible residential burglary in the 100 block of North Swall Drive at about 8:20 a.m., Sgt. Blake Nance of the Beverly Hills Police Department said. Aerial video from Sky5 showed police chasing a four-door sedan along surface streets at about 8:45 a.m. During the pursuit, the driver was seen traveling on the […]

  • Authorities searched a JetBlue flight at LAX after an "unauthorized person" was spotted trying to board the plane. (Credit: KTLA)

    JetBlue Flight Delayed After Off-Duty Pilot Mistaken for ‘Unauthorized Person’ at LAX: Airport Police

    An off-duty pilot who planned to take a flight from LAX to New York was mistaken for an “unauthorized person” Thursday, forcing a JetBlue flight to be delayed for several hours, airport police said. JetBlue flight 24 to New York was scheduled to leave Los Angeles International Airport at 6:30 a.m., but airport police received a call reporting an unauthorized person was trying to use a passenger boarding bridge to access the aircraft at about 6 a.m., according to a statement from the […]

  • One person is taken into custody following an attack on a custodian in Victorville. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Arrested in Brutal, Caught on Camera, Paintball Attack on High School Janitor in Victorville

    Graphic video obtained from an anonymous source appeared to show several suspects shooting a custodian at Victor Valley High School point blank in the face with a paintball gun and beating him, and authorities said Wednesday that three teens were in custody. The attack occurred when the custodian was in the school’s swimming pool area at about 8:30 p.m. Monday, said Jodi Miller of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Video showed the custodian, identified later as 65-year-old Jose Benitez, was walking […]

  • Shalabh Rastogi is seen in a photo provided by the Orange County District Attorney's Office

    Man Convicted in 2012 Strangulation, Murder of Wife in Irvine Apartment

    More than three years after he was arrested for strangling his wife and putting her body in a closet in their Irvine apartment, 42-year-old Shalabh Rastogi was convicted of murder in the case Tuesday. Rastogi and his wife Jalina George, who had three school-aged children together, had been experiencing marital problems at the time of the attack, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office stated in a news release. On the night of May 21, 2012, Rastogi strangled George, 40, in a bedroom of their Irvine apartment, […]

  • A driver had to be rescued in South Los Angeles after a tree fell onto a car. (Credit: KTLA)

    Trees, Power Lines Crash Down As Strong Winds Pound SoCal; Thousands Without Power

    Several trees and power lines came crashing down as strong winds hit parts of Southern California Monday and left thousands without power. One driver in South Los Angeles had to be rescued after a tree fell on top of a car on South Broadway near West Adams Boulevard and trapped the driver inside at about 7:30 a.m. Los Angeles City Fire Department crews managed to get the driver out and transport them to a local hospital in unknown condition. Aerial video from Sky5 […]

  • An investigation was underway behind a laundromat in Hawthorne Friday. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fetus Found in Dumpster Behind Laundromat in Hawthorne

    Authorities were investigating the discovery of a fetus that was found in a dumpster behind a Hawthorne business Friday. Offiicals were called to a laundromat in the 5000 block of West El Segundo Boulevard at 7:39 a.m. about the discovery of what appeared to be a fetus, Cheryl Sims of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The reported “suspicious item” was found in the garbage bin behind the business, LT. Jim Royer of the Hawthorne Police Department. Aerial video from Sky5 […]

  • Gabby Calzada, left, and, Briana Gallegos are seen in photos from Facebook and a GoFundMe page.

    Several Detained for Questioning in Investigation of Teens Found Dead in Montecito Heights Park: LAPD

    Several people have been detained after multiple search warrants were served Thursday morning in connection to the homicides of two female teens found dead in a popular Montecito Heights park last month, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The bodies of Briana Nicole Gallegos, 17, and Gabriela Calzada, 19, were discovered on Oct. 28 near a hiking trail in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. LAPD Sgt. Michael Morrisseau confirmed the search warrants were related to the homicide investigation. A police […]

  • The Garden Grove Fire Department tweeted this image of a car inside of a T-Mobile store on Nov. 12, 2015.

    Car Drives Into T-Mobile Store in Garden Grove; People Inside Uninjured

    Everyone inside a Garden Grove T-Mobile managed to avoid injury when a car smashed into the store Thursday, officials said. The crash occurred at the store located in the 9500 block of Garden Grove Boulevard at about 10:45 a.m., the Garden Grove Fire Department stated in a news release. The driver was able to get out of the car and did not complain of injuries when emergency crews arrived. People were in the store at the time of the crash, but they all escaped without […]

  • The 1100 block of West 55th Street is seen in this image from Google Maps.

    2 Killed, 1 Hospitalized in South Los Angeles Triple-Shooting

    Police were investigating a triple-shooting that occurred in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South Los Angeles Thursday. The shooting took place at a home in the 1100 block of West 55th Street (map) at about 10:53 a.m., Officer Matthew Ludwig of the Los Angeles Police Department said. Two people were killed in the shooting and a third was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, Ludwig said. One of the deceased people, who were both […]