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

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  • Actor Justin Baldoni is consoled after a fire at his mother's home in Burbank on March 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Actor Justin Baldoni Appears at Scene of Fire at Burbank Home Owned by His Mother

    A Burbank home owned by the parents of television star Justin Baldoni was seriously damaged in an accidental fire that was started by an appliance in the garage on Friday, authorities said. A garage fire was reported in the 300 block of West Spazier Avenue (map) at 11:19 a.m., according to a spokesperson for the Burbank Fire Department. It quickly spread from the rear detached garage to the home. Everyone got out of the house OK, but the male and female homeowners suffered minor […]

  • One person was shot in Van Nuys on March 19, 2015, and LAPD was investigating. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities Search for Gunman After Woman Shot in Ankle in Van Nuys

    Police were searching for a gunman Thursday after a woman described as an innocent bystander was shot in a possibly gang-related incident in Van Nuys, police said. The shooting was reported at about 12:45 p.m. near the intersection of Tyrone Avenue and Haynes Street (map), according to Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim, who was initially described as elderly, had suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, according to Madison. Police later indicated the victim was a woman in […]

  • Multiple fires at Redlands High School were being investigated as arson on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Credit: Redlands Fire Department)

    Classroom, School Bus Destroyed in Possible Arson Fires at Redlands High School

    A classroom and a school bus were destroyed when multiple suspicious fires broke out at Redlands High School Wednesday morning, officials said. The Redlands Fire Department responded to a call at 4:15 a.m. about a fire in the bus yard of the high school (map), according to Carl Baker, a spokesman for the city. Arriving firefighters found a school bus and an empty utility trailer on fire, Baker said. Both were destroyed, and another bus and trailer were also damaged. […]

  • Long Beach police on March 18, 2015, released sketches of a woman and man believed to be involved in the kidnapping and murder of 3-week-old Eliza Delacruz.

    Surveillance Video, Sketches Released in Search for Killers of Long Beach Baby Eliza Delacruz

    The mother of a 3-week-old baby that was kidnapped and killed in January may have been followed earlier that day while she rode a bus in Long Beach, police said Wednesday as they released surveillance video and sketches of two people wanted in connection with the crimes. Baby Eliza Delacruz was kidnapped from her family’s home in the 100 block of West 51st Street (map) in Long Beach after a shooting that left her parents and uncle wounded on Jan. 3. Her body was discovered the […]

  • Authorities served a search warrant at the home of an alleged cat hoarder on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Nearly 2 Dozen Cats Rescued From Santa Ana Home Filled With Animal Feces, Urine

    Authorities found nearly two dozen cats living amid trash, animal feces and urine at a Santa Ana home Tuesday morning. Police arrived at the home in the 1200 block of West Saint Andrews Place (map) with a search warrant shortly after 7 a.m., according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. Photos taken by police from inside the home showed several cats on top of furniture and in cat carriers. Some of the home’s furniture was torn up or broken. Shoes, water […]

  • Henry Solis, a probationary officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, was named a "person of interest" in connection with a fatal shooting in Pomona on March 13, 2015. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    Officer Wanted on Suspicion of Murder in Pomona Shooting Terminated From LAPD

    A Los Angeles police officer wanted on suspicion of murder for a shooting that took place in Pomona last week was terminated from the department on Tuesday. Officer Henry Solis, 27, allegedly shot and killed 23-year-old Salome Rodriguez Jr. early Friday morning following a physical altercation near West Third and South Main streets (map). Solis has been on the run since the shooting, prompting a warrant to be issued for his arrest Monday. On Tuesday, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck signed […]

  • Sahray Barber is shown in a family photo.

    Father of Missing San Bernardino Woman Makes Plea for Her Return

    The father of Sahray Barber, a 22-year-old San Bernardino woman who has been missing for a week, made a plea Monday for her safe return. “Bring her to the police station and go on your way, or turn yourself in, whatever the case is?” Stephen Barber told reporters. Sahray Barber was reported missing after she failed to show up at her job at The Art Institute on March 9. Some of her belongings were found in bushes inside her apartment complex in […]

  • A Z-Portal vehicle imaging system is seen in this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    LAPD Officer Charged in Alleged Attempted Smuggling of Man Across U.S.-Mexico Border

    A Los Angeles Police Department officer was arrested over the weekend and later charged for allegedly trying to smuggle a man into the U.S. from Mexico, authorities said Monday. The 34-year-old police officer was stopped at the Otay Mesa border crossing at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Jackie Wasiluk with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The officer was driving a white 2014 Nissan Juke, with a 31-year-old woman in the passenger seat, according to Wasiluk. The officer was later identified in a federal […]

  • A brush fire broke out near PCH in Malibu on Friday, March 13, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    PCH Reopens After Brush Fire Burns 2 Acres in Malibu

    The Pacific Coast Highway reopened Friday afternoon after a partial closure due to a brush fire in Malibu that burned 2 acres. The fire was burning near the 19400 block of PCH (map), the Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted at about 12:15 p.m. Aerial video from Sky5 showed water-dropping helicopters attacking small fires along a hillside covered in heavy brush. The fire was burning about 1 mile north of PCH, just west of La Tuna Canyon, according to the Fire Department. The blaze had […]