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


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  • LASD released these images of an assault rifle and ammunition investigators said were found at the home of Sergio Castanon Jr. on Oct. 16, 2014.

    Man Suspected of Making Threat Against Pierce College Had Assault Rifle, Handgun: Sheriff’s Department

    A 26-year-old Northridge man who allegedly had an assault rifle was arrested on suspicion of making a threat that prompted the temporary evacuation of Pierce College in Woodland Hills Thursday. Evacuations began about 8:30 a.m. and classes did not resume till 3:30 p.m., by which time authorities had found firearms and ammunition at the home of the man they suspected of making the threat. Students were asked through the school’s Facebook and Twitter accounts not to come to campus and to spread […]

  • Police investigate a fatal stabbing outside an apartment building in Pasadena on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Husband and Wife Fatally Stabbed in Pasadena Apartment; Family Member in Custody

    A stabbing at an apartment building in Pasadena left a married couple dead and a man believed to be relative in custody Monday morning, according to police. About 6:15 a.m., authorities received a 911 call from the male victim, who said he and his wife had been stabbed and were badly injured inside a third-floor apartment in the 200 block of North Madison Avenue (map), a news release from the Pasadena Police Department stated. “The caller reported that the suspect, a reported […]

  • Two cars crashed following a pursuit on the 5 Freeway in Santa Ana on Wednesday. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 Alleged Burglars in Custody Following O.C. Pursuit, Crash

    Four people were taken into custody after a pursuit ended in a crash on the 5 Freeway Santa Ana on Wednesday. The chase began in Laguna Hills at about 11 a.m. when sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over a white Audi SUV with four alleged burglars inside, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The driver refused to stop and led authorities on a pursuit that lasted about 30 minutes before crashing into a white Chevy Volt on the 5 Freeway near the […]

  • Covina police Officer Jordan Corder is shown in a photo posted to the city's website. He died Sept. 30, 2014.

    Funeral Services Held for Covina Police Officer Killed in Crash

    Funeral services were held Tuesday for a Covina police officer who died following a motorcycle crash while on duty last month. Officer Jordan Corder’s motorcycle collided with a Honda CR-V near the intersection of West Puente Street and North Citrus Avenue (map) on Sept. 30. Corder, the son of a retired Covina police captain, was thrown from the motorcycle and died after being rushed to nearby Inter-Community Hospital. “The Covina police department family and community suffered a terrible loss today,” Capt. Derek Webster said the night […]

  • Amanda Woodruff, 28, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and Felony Child Endangerment after allegedly leaving her three children in a locked car. (Credit: Simi Valley Police Department)

    Simi Valley Mother Arrested After Allegedly Locking Her 3 Children in Hot Car

    A mother was arrested on suspicion of DUI and child endangerment after allegedly locking her three children in a hot car on Monday in Simi Valley. Officers responded to a disturbance call at Grand American Tires in the 1800 block of East Los Angeles Avenue (map) about 3:40 p.m. and located the woman described in the report at a nearby animal hospital, according to a news release from the Simi Valley Police Department. While checking on the woman, officers were […]

  • Police and firefighters responded to a middle school in Northridge where a body was discovered on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body Found After Fire Ignites at Middle School in Northridge

    An investigation was underway Monday into the discovery of a burned body that was found after a fire broke out at a middle school in Northridge. Fire crews responded to an emergency call regarding a rubbish fire at Alfred Bernhard Nobel Middle School in the 19300 block of Lassen Street (map) just before 7 a.m., according to Los Angeles Fire Department Spokesman Peter Sanders. The body was discovered in a brush area on school property after firefighters doused a blaze that burned a number of trees and spread to some nearby rubbish, Sanders said […]

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    Dog Owner Gets 15 Years to Life in Fatal Pit Bull Mauling of Palmdale Woman

    The owner of four pit bulls that fatally mauled a woman in Littlerock last year was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on Friday. Alex Donald Jackson, of Littlerock, was convicted of second-degree murder in August following the death of 63-year-old Pamela Devitt. Devitt, from Palmdale, was out for a walk on May 9, 2013, when she was attacked and killed by the four pit bulls owned by Jackson. A passing motorist witnessed the attack and tried to scare […]

  • Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo is shown at an event in November 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

    Allegations of Abuse and Infidelity Surface in Shooting Death of Bell Gardens Mayor

    Two days after Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed in what authorities described as a domestic dispute, an attorney representing the slain official’s wife described his client as a  long-time victim of domestic violence who suffered through an “intolerable home life.” Levette Crespo, 43, was briefly detained after shooting her 45-year-old husband at their home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Their 19-year-old son, Daniel Crespo Jr., had tried to intervene when the couple got into an argument in […]

  • A Los Angeles County Fire Department vehicle is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters on Alert Amid High Heat, Drought Conditions

    Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert Thursday amid triple-digit temperatures and ongoing drought conditions. The summer-like weather was expected to continue through the weekend, with the hottest days likely to be on Friday and Saturday. Widespread triple digit heat was forecast inland with some coastal areas even soaring well into the 90s, according to the National Weather Service. People were urged to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours if possible. Dry conditions and offshore breezes were expected to […]