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

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  • A hole is seen where the front door of the New Pilgrim Baptist Church once stood. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Plows Through Front Door of Baptist Church in South L.A.

    A South Los Angeles Church sustained heavy damage Friday morning after a driver plowed right through the front door of the building. A gray BMW was traveling northbound in the 8300 block of Main Street (map) when it ran off the road and smashed through the church at about 1:45 a.m., according to Lt. Robert Rivers of the Los Angeles Police Department. The wall where the front door to the New Pilgrim Baptist Church once stood was left with a […]

  • Radar images show heavy showers and thunderstorms passing through Southern California on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.

    Storm Brings Heavy Showers, Thunder and Lightning to San Fernando Valley

    Heavy downpours fell in parts of the San Fernando Valley Friday afternoon as a passing low-pressure system brought some thunder and lightning to the region. Doppler radar images showed strong storm activity in Burbank and Sun Valley as of 3 p.m. The heavy showers could lead to dangerous driving conditions on local freeways. Another pocket of thunder and lightning storms appeared to be developing near Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. People at the beach should take precautions and stay away from […]

  • A passenger submitted this photo to KTLA of people getting off United Flight 1187 following an emergency landing at Ontario International Airport on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

    United Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Ontario After Passengers Report Burning Smell

    A United Airlines flight headed from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Ontario when passengers reported a burning smell in the cabin Thursday morning. United Flight 1187 — a Boeing 757 — had left LAX and was near Ontario when the emergency was reported just before 9 a.m., according to Public Affairs Manager Ian Gregor of the FAA. Passengers near the rear of the plane complained of a burning smell about […]

  • Families of the MH370 passengers hold a candlelight vigil in Beijing, China on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (Credit: Scott Clotworthy/CNN)

    Malaysia Officially Declares MH370 Passengers and Crew ‘Presumed Dead’

    The government of Malaysia has officially declared the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 an accident and all of its passengers and crew presumed dead. But the search for the missing Boeing 777 will continue. The formal declaration, read Thursday by civil aviation director Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, will allow the families of those presumed dead to continue the compensation process with the airline or with insurers. “It is therefore, with the heaviest heart and deepest sorrow that, on behalf of […]

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    Man in Custody Following Standoff at Pasadena Apartment

    One person was taken into custody Monday following an hours-long standoff at an apartment building in Pasadena. Police surrounded the building in the 70 block of Harkness Avenue after reports that an armed person had barricaded themselves inside one of the units. Residents were evacuated from the building and a SWAT team was responding, according to a news release from the Pasadena Police Department that was posted online shortly before 8 a.m. Four officers could be seen with guns drawn […]

  • Vandals tried to destroy two tombstones of Jesus Christ at the San Gabriel Mission Church Cemetery on Jan. 20, 2015. (Credit: San Gabriel Police Department)

    Vandals Desecrate 2 Graves, Smash Statue of Jesus at Cemetery in San Gabriel

    Vandals toppled and smashed one statue of Jesus and tried to overturn a second figure as they desecrated two graves at a cemetery in San Gabriel, police said Friday. The incident took place sometime after dark on Tuesday at the San Gabriel Mission Church Cemetery located in the 400 block of South Mission Drive (map), the San Gabriel Police Department stated in a news release. Vandals managed to overturn a large granite figure of Jesus and then smashed it to […]

  • An apparent robbery and kidnapping of a woman in Texas is seen in surveillance video provided by the Arlington Police Department.

    Video Shows Gunman Forcing Woman Into Trunk, Driving Away From ATM in Texas

    Authorities released surveillance video Thursday in their search for a gunman who appeared to rob and then kidnap a woman at an ATM in Arlington, Texas. The video shows a woman using a drive-up ATM during the early morning hours of Jan. 14 when a man approaches and points what appears to be a gun in her face. The woman is seen getting out and walking to the rear of her car, where she is forced into the trunk. The […]

  • A pursuit driver lies on the pavement at the end of a high-speed chase at 116th Street and Stanford Avenue on Jan. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver, 2 Passengers Who Jumped From Moving Vehicle During South L.A. Pursuit in Custody

    Two people jumped from a stolen vehicle that police were pursuing Thursday in South Los Angeles, and they were taken into custody along with the car’s driver after a chase of about 45 minutes. Police began following the vehicle at McKinley Avenue and East 85th Street (map) at about 1:13 p.m., according to Officer Reyes of the Los Angeles Police Department. The tan Toyota Camry was seen traveling at a high rate of speed on surface streets as several police cars followed behind, […]

  • Beverly Hills High School is seen in this image provided by Google Maps.

    Beverly Hills High School Evacuated Following Bomb Threat

    Beverly Hills High School was evacuated Wednesday following a reported bomb threat, police said. The threat was received by telephone, according to a news release issued by the Beverly Hills Police Department just after 12:30 p.m. People were asked to stay clear of the area as investigators searched the school for suspicious devices. As of 2:30 p.m., authorities were still looking for the alleged device. The school was evacuated earlier this month following a similar phone threat. No device was […]