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

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  • Octavio Nieto walks at Tesoro High School on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    OC High School Student Walks After Spending Most of Life in Wheelchair

    An Orange County high school student with cerebral palsy was walking Friday after spending most of his life in a wheelchair. Octavio Nieto, a 17-year-old senior enrolled in a special needs program at Tesoro High School, decided he would begin using his walker at the school in order to earn “Tesoro dollars.” The dollars are given to students who accomplish their goals. One day, Nieto was out on the track and saw a plane flying overhead. He asked Kevin Corbett, one […]

  • A wheelchair similar to the one stolen from a girl with special needs is shown in a news release provided by the Corona Police Department.

    Wheelchair Belonging to 4-Year-Old Girl With Special Needs Stolen From Corona Family’s Porch

    Police in Corona asked the public for help Friday in finding a stolen wheelchair that belongs to a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome who is unable to walk. The specialized chair was taken from the family’s front porch in the 300 block of West Grand Boulevard (map) sometime between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Corona Police Department. The girl who uses the chair is dependent on it for transportation, police said. She is unable to […]

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    Police Search for Gunman After 1 Shot in Mar Vista

    Police were searching for the gunman involved in a shooting in Mar Vista Friday morning. The incident was reported just before 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of Centinela Avenue and Washington Place (map), according to Officer Jack Richter of the Los Angeles Police Department. A male Hispanic was shot once before the gunman fled into a nearby alley, Richter said. There was no immediate word on the condition of the shooting victim. Authorities set up a perimeter in the area as […]

  • Joshua Packer admitted to the murders of Brock Husted, Davina Husted, and their unborn baby in court on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Admits to Home Invasion Murders of Faria Beach Couple, Unborn Baby

    The man arrested in the 2009 home invasion slaying of a Ventura County couple and their unborn baby pleaded guilty in court Thursday to multiple charges, including three counts of murder, in exchange for life without parole. Joshua Graham Packer, 25, was arrested nearly a year after Brock and Davina Husted, both 42, were stabbed to death in their seaside home in Faria Beach on May 20 by a man wearing a motorcycle helmet that covered his face. Davina Husted […]

  • Junior Rigoberto Lopez, 30, is seen in a booking photo provided by the Anaheim Police Department.

    Suspected Driver Arrested in Anaheim Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Mother of 8

    A Buena Park man suspected in a hit-and-run crash that killed a mother of eight as she rode her bicycle in Anaheim last month was arrested Thursday. Junior Rigoberto Lopez, 30, was allegedly driving a pick-up truck that struck 44-year-old Daniela Palacios, of Anaheim, on Nov. 1, according to a news release from the Anaheim Police Department. Palacios was riding her bicycle near the intersection of La Palma Avenue and Magnolia Avenue when she was struck at about 9:10 p.m. […]

  • Police surround a home in Mid-City near a triple shooting that left three critical on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Surround Mid-City Home in Area Where Triple Shooting Left 1 Dead, 2 Injured

    Police surrounded a Mid-City home in the same neighborhood where a triple shooting left one person dead and two hospitalized Wednesday. The shooting was reported in the 3100 block of Helms Place just after 9 a.m., according to Officer Jack Richter of the Los Angeles Police Department. Three male Hispanics were walking in the area when they were approached by two people wearing dark-colored clothing, Richter said. There was no word on whether the groups exchanged words prior to the shooting. The […]

  • 911 dispatcher David Paschke talks about helping a woman save her choking mother. (Credit: KTLA)

    O.C. Dispatcher Helps Woman Save Life of Choking Mother

    A 911 dispatcher has been credited with helping a woman to save the life of her 60-year-old mother who nearly choked to death in Laguna Niguel. The incident took place at about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday when a woman called 911 to report that her mother was choking, according to Steve Concialdi of the the Orange County Fire Authority. David Paschke, a dispatcher with the Fire Authority, took the call and gave step-by-step instructions to the woman on how to perform the Heimlich maneuver. […]

  • An injured worker is lifted out of a shaft in San Gabriel on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Injured Worker Rescued After Falling Into Shaft in San Gabriel

    A worker was rescued after falling into a shaft in San Gabriel and injuring his leg Monday morning. The rescue took place at the intersection of Ramona Street and Mission Road (map), aerial video from Sky 5 showed. Officials received a call regarding a “confined space rescue” at about 8:11 a.m., according to San Gabriel Fire Chief Jim Frawley. A worker, who was working for a sub-contractor on a City of San Gabriel railroad project was working about 20 feet down in […]

  • Ismael Soto, 28, was charged with felony DUI after a crash in Alhambra Sunday night. (Credit: Alhambra Police Department)

    Alleged DUI Driver Who Slammed Into 13 People in Alhambra Had Previous DUI Conviction: Police

    A man who was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after crashing into 13 people in Alhambra was identified by authorities Monday. Ismael Soto, 28, was charged with felony DUI after a crash near North Fremont Avenue and Poplar Boulevard (map) Sunday night, Alhambra Police Department Lt. Garrett Kennedy said. The Los Angeles resident was allegedly traveling northbound on Fremont when he turned into oncoming traffic and struck two parked minivans, Kennedy said. Seven of those injured were pedestrians who […]