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  • Firefighters battle a spot fire along Soledad Canyon Road near Agua Dulce on Tuesday. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

    As Firefight Continues, Sand Fire Burn Area in Angeles National Forest Closed to Public

    As firefighters continued to make progress Wednesday in their battle against the Sand Fire east of Santa Clarita, the burn area in the Angeles National Forest was ordered closed to the public. The fire, which has burned about 38,346 acres or nearly 60 square miles, was 40 percent contained Wednesday, up from 25 percent the day before, according to the federal InciWeb information page dedicated to the wildfire. The Angeles National Forest issued a closure order Wednesday afternoon, including roads and […]

  • Richard Camarena is shown in a booking photo released by LASD July 25, 2016.

    Man Suspected of Molesting 9-Year-Old Boy in Puente Hills Mall Bathroom Is Charged

    A 45-year-old man suspected of molesting a child in a bathroom at the Puente Hills Mall earlier this month was charged Tuesday. Investigators identified Richard Camarena as the man seen in surveillance images taken from the mall located in City of Industry on July 8, when he allegedly followed a 9-year-old boy into a bathroom and inappropriately touched him, a bulletin from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated. Camarena, 45, of Claremont, was arrested on July 23 and booked […]

  • Domingo Juan Andres is seen in an image provided by the Riverside Police Department.

    Help Sought Finding Riverside Area Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 2 Girls

    Police asked the public for help Tuesday in their search for a man accused of sexually assaulting at least two girls in Riverside. Investigators believe Domingo Juan Andres used Facebook Messenger to first communicate with the victims, ages 12 and 15, before meeting them in person and committing the sexual assaults, the Riverside Police Department stated in a Facebook post. The first assault occurred in 2015 near the intersection of Grove Avenue and Woodbine Street in the Eastside neighborhood of […]

  • Three armed intruders tied up a resident in Sherman Oaks on July 26, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Sherman Oaks Resident Tied Up During Home Invasion; 3 Sought

    Police on Wednesday were searching for three armed intruders who tied up a Sherman Oaks resident during a home invasion robbery the night before. The victim walked outside of a home in the 3900 block of Ventura Canyon Avenue about 11 p.m. Tuesday and was confronted by three people who were armed, said Sgt. Steve Gottschalk with the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was forced back into the home and then tied up while the intruders ransacked the home, […]

  • Heat from flames push firefighters back as they monitor a flare up in brush along Soledad Canyon Road near Acton on Monday. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    Containment of 59-Square-Mile Sand Fire in Santa Clarita Area Increases to 25 Percent

    As a state of emergency was declared Tuesday, firefighters appear to be gaining control of the Sand Fire, which has been burning in the Santa Clarita area since Friday. More than 3,000 firefighters have worked to increase containment of the fire to 25 percent by Tuesday morning, according to the federal InciWeb information page on the fire. The Sand Fire has scorched 37,700 acres, or about 59 square miles, in the Santa Clarita area and the Angeles National Forest. No briefing […]

  • Police are seen in Watts after an officer was shot on July 25, 2016. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Officer Shot, Wounded During Gun Battle That Left 18-Year-Old Dead in Watts

    A Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded during a gun battle in Watts that left an 18-year-old man dead Monday night. The incident was reported about 11:10 p.m. near the intersection of 111th and Antwerp streets. Officers were conducting an extra patrol in the Nickerson Gardens housing project when they went to disperse a group of people who were described in initial reports as being disruptive, said Lt. Chris Ramirez with the Los Angeles Police Department. While officers […]

  • Smoke rises out of the burning Sand Fire on July 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Sand Fire Burns 55 Square Miles, Destroys 18 Homes; Some Residents Allowed to Return Home

    Some residents affected by a wildfire burning in the Santa Clarita area were allowed to return home Monday evening as firefighters continued to battle the blaze that has scorched more than 35,000 acres, or about 55 square miles in the Angeles National Forest. Most evacuations were lifted at 7 p.m., except for homes on Placerita Canyon Road from Running Horse Lane to Pacy Street and Little Tujunga Canyon Road from the Wildlife Way Station to Sand Canyon Road and Placerita Canyon Road. Areas in Agua Dulce also […]

  • Megan Kurtz Campbell, 19, is seen in an image provided by the Fairfax County Police Department.

    Dog Dies After Being Left in Hot Car Outside Virginia PetSmart; 19-Year-Old Owner Arrested

    A 19-year-old Virginia woman was facing animal cruelty charges after firefighters were unable to save a dog that was locked inside a hot car in Virginia Monday. Emergency crews responded at about 12:30 p.m. to a report of a dog trapped inside a vehicle outside a PetSmart in Falls Church, the Fairfax County Police Department stated in a news release. Firefighters immediately determined that the dog, described by police as a 5-year-old puggle, was in distress. The rescuers gained entry […]

  • Two men were fatally shot in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles on July 24, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Men Killed in Shooting at South L.A. Apartment Complex

    Police were investigating a double homicide in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles Monday after two men were shot at an apartment complex the night before. The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Stevely Avenue as the two men were either arriving or leaving the apartment, said Sgt. Carlton Brown of the Los Angeles Police Department. The two victims, who have not been identified, were shot multiple times in the upper torso with a […]