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


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  • A home is destroyed by wildfire in Lake Isabella on June 23, 2016. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    2 Dead, About 30,000 Acres Burned in Erskine Fire in Lake Isabella; Gov. Brown Issues State of Emergency

    An out-of-control, wind-driven wildfire burning in the Lake Isabella area of Kern County has left two people dead, destroyed about 100 homes and has grown to about 30,000 acres in less than a day, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to issue a state of emergency in the area. The two fatalities were confirmed by the Kern County Fire Department about noon Friday. A man and a woman were found outside one of the homes that burned down, and it appears that they were trying to get […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies take into custody a man they believe shot two deputies during a wild foot chase across a residential neighborhood in Bellflower on Friday morning. (Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times)

    Suspected Gunman Captured After Shooting, Critically Wounding 2 Deputies in Bellflower

    A 39-year-old man suspected of failing to stop at a DUI checkpoint and then critically wounding two Sheriff’s Department deputies during a series of shootouts in Bellflower has been taken into custody following a hostage situation, authorities announced Friday morning. The incident began when deputies tried to pull over an erratic driver who knocked over a bunch of cones at a DUI checkpoint on Lakewood Boulevard at about 10:50 p.m., Deputy Trina Schrader with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. […]

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    JonBenet Ramsey Suspect Charged in Colorado Child Porn Case

    One of the suspects in the death of JonBenet Ramsey on Christmas night nearly 20 years ago was charged earlier this week in Boulder, Colorado, on suspicion of uploading child pornography to the internet. Gary Oliva, 52, was arrested after Boulder police received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, local television station KMGH reported. Oliva, who investigators believe may have been near the Ramsey’s home on the night she was killed in 1996, has been considered one […]

  • A man was fatally shot in San Pedro on June 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Killed in Drive-By Shooting in San Pedro; Gunman Sought

    A man walking down a street in San Pedro early Thursday morning was killed in a drive-by shooting. Authorities were called to the intersection of South Palos Verdes Street and West 9th Street at about 2 a.m., said Officer Ammons with the Los Angeles Police Department. A man believed to be in his 20s was walking in the area when a maroon vehicle drove up to him and someone opened fire, said Capt. Michael Oreb with the Police Department. The […]

  • Helicopters make water drops on Spinks Canyon above Duarte Tuesday morning as two brush fires burn dangerously close to one another in Duarte and Azusa. The two fires have charred 5,400 acres. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    Some Residents Allowed to Return as Fight Continues Against 4,900-Acre San Gabriel Complex Fires

    Some residents were being allowed back into their homes Wednesday as flare-ups from the San Gabriel Complex fires continued to spark on the mountainsides above Azusa and Duarte. The complex consist of the Reservoir and Fish fires, which both began around noon on Monday. The two fires have combined to burn about 4,900 acres and were just 15 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, according to the federal InciWeb information page. After initially having to fight the fires shorthanded due to […]

  • Jon Hernandez is seen in a family photo.

    Family of Teen Struck by 2 Hit-and-Run Drivers in Ventura Files Wrongful Death Suit

    The family of a 14-year-old boy who was found dead in the street after being struck by two hit-and-run drivers in February announced a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against one of the drivers, as well as the city and county of Ventura. Jonathan Hernandez was riding his bike near the intersection of Telegraph Road and Saticoy Avenue in Ventura just after midnight on Feb. 19 when he was struck by a tow truck being driven by Martin Henderson, the Ventura […]

  • Vegetation burns on June 20, 2016, above Duarte. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    San Gabriel Complex Fires Burning Above Duarte, Azusa Char 4,900 Acres

    Hundreds of homes remained under mandatory evacuations Tuesday as a pair of wildfires charred nearly 5,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains. Fire officials dubbed the incident — consisting of both the Fish Fire above Duarte and the Reservoir Fire above Azusa — as the San Gabriel Complex fires during a 9 a.m. news conference Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, officials stated the wildfires had burned a total of about 5,400 acres. The size of the fires was downgraded to 4,900 acres after […]

  • A fire burning in Santa Barbara County is seen in an image provided by the federal InciWeb page for the fire.

    7,893 Acre Wildfire 62 Percent Contained in Santa Barbara County; Evacuation Areas Reduced

    Most mandatory evacuations within the Sherpa Fire were expected to be reduced to evacuation warnings on June 22 at 5 a.m., according to a news release Monday from the County of Santa Barbara. Only landowners, residents and their farm laborers will be allowed to enter the following locations: Venadito Canyon, Canada de la Destiladera, Flores Canyon and east of the Refugio burn area east to and including Calle Lippizana near the Equestrian Center, the release stated. All areas formally in […]

  • A tanker truck catches fire following a crash in downtown Los Angeles on June 20, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Tanker Truck Involved in Fiery 3-Vehicle Crash in Downtown Los Angeles

    One person was left critically injured following a fiery three-vehicle crash involving a tanker truck downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning. The collision occurred just before 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of South Central Avenue and East 16th Street, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A fire erupted after two cars and a delivery truck carrying carbon dioxide crashed, leaving a person trapped in one of the cars, Scott said. The person was extricated from the […]