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

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  • A whale was entangled off Camp Pendleton on Oct. 9, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Respond to Help Apparently Entangled Fin Whale Off SoCal Coast

    After an apparently entangled adult fin whale was initially spotted off the coast of southern Orange County, crews were sent to help the animal on Friday. The report of an entangled whale about 2 miles off Dana Point was made by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to Pacific Marine Mammal Center, which announced the situation Friday afternoon. The Laguna Beach-based center said in a brief news release that it had sent its whale entanglement team to locate and assist the whale. SeaWorld Rescue, local fishermen and whale-watching […]

  • Meghan Alt appears in court on Oct. 9, 2015, in Santa Ana. (Credit: KTLA)

    Former Mrs. OC Faces Allegations in Court She Used Female Relative, 4, to Make Child Porn

    A former Orange County beauty queen charged Friday with producing and selling child pornography involving a 4-year-old female relative is facing 14 years, 8 months in prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration if convicted, officials said. Meghan Breanna Alt, 25, was charged with one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, three felony counts of lewd act upon a child under 14, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for substantial sexual conduct with a child. Alt was arrested by investigators with […]

  • A Hummer is seen partially inside the Extended Stay America hotel in San Dimas on Oct. 9, 2015. (Credit: RMG News)

    Man Rammed Hummer Into San Dimas Hotel Where Family Was Staying, Authorities Say

    A Bell Gardens man was arrested Friday after he rammed his Hummer through the wall of an Extended Stay America hotel in San Dimas in an attempt to enter a room occupied by his mother and sister, police said. Richard Melendez, 28, was pounding on the door to his mother’s and sister’s hotel room in the 600 block of West Bonita Avenue (map) when someone reported the family disturbance to authorities at about 1:11 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department […]

  • Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully smiles before throwing out the first pitch during ceremonies honoring his 64 years of service on August 30, 2012 at Dodger Stadium. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Dodgers Hall of Fame Broadcaster Vin Scully to Miss Postseason Following Medical Procedure

    Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully underwent a recommended medical procedure Thursday and will miss the 2015 postseason, the team stated. Scully was resting comfortable following the procedure and would miss the postseason on the advice of his doctors, the Dodgers announced in a news release. The team did not say what the procedure was for, but stated that Scully was looking forward to returning for the 2016 season, his 67th with the Dodgers. “Everyone in the Dodgers organization […]

  • Meghan Breanna Alt is seen in a booking photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Oct. 8, 2015.

    Former OC Beauty Queen Accused of Producing, Selling Child Porn Using 4-Year-Old Relative

    An Irvine woman who formerly held the title of Mrs. Orange County has been arrested on suspicion of producing and distributing child pornography involving a 4-year-old family member, officials said Thursday. Meghan Breanna Alt, 25, was arrested Wednesday in San Diego County by investigators from a multi-agency child exploitation task force, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. Following her arrest, Alt confessed to several allegations of production and distribution of child pornography involving the 4-year-old family […]

  • Hugo Cisneros is seen in an image provided by the Fontana Police Department.

    Fontana Police Seek Help Reuniting Man Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease With Family

    Fontana police asked the public for help Wednesday in their efforts to reunite a 67-year-old man who has Alzheimer’s disease with his family. Hugo Cisneros was picked up by a Good Samaritan from Ontario on Monday who drove him to Fontana after Cisneros indicated that he may live in the area, the Fontana Police Department stated in a news release. Once in Fontana, the Good Samaritan contacted a police officer to help Cisneros find his home. With Cisneros unable to recall his address or […]

  • Ellorah Rose Warner is shown in a photo posted to her parents' Facebook page on Jan. 22, 2015, a day before she was reported missing.

    Newhall Man Gets 50 Years to Life in Prison for Murder of 19-Day-Old Daughter

    A Newhall man was sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison Tuesday for murdering his 19-day-old daughter in January, officials said. Matthew Brendan Warner, 30,  killed his daughter, Ellorah Rose Warner, at their home while the baby’s mother was at work on Jan. 23, prosecutors said. Warner then claimed the baby had been kidnapped, which prompted a large-scale search operation for the newborn. Before the search for the child began, neighbors said they had seen Warner walk outside the couple’s home […]

  • A video posted to Instagram shows a person holding a gun behind an LAPD patrol car.

    A ‘No Longer in Fashion’ ’90s Rap Group Posted Video of Gunman Watching Officer to Ignite Comeback: LAPD

    A video posted to Instagram showing a person brandishing a gun while watching a Los Angeles police officer was apparently posted to social media by a member of a ’90s rap group that was trying to ignite a comeback, police said Tuesday. The video was shot from a within a car that was parked behind a LAPD patrol car and showed a uniformed police officer exiting his vehicle. At one point in the video, the camera pans down from the patrol car to show a handgun being […]

  • 2016 Royal Court: (From left to right) Sarah Shaklan, Rachelle Liu, Erika Winter, Bryce Bakewell, Regina Pullens, Natalie Hernandez-Barber, Donaly Marquez (Credit: Pasadena Tournament of Roses®)

    2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court Announced in Pasadena

    Following a month-long process that included more than 900 young women, seven of the 39 rose queen finalists were named to the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court during a ceremony at the Tournament House in Pasadena Monday. Donaly Marquez, of Blair High School, Sarah Shaklan, of La Canada High School, Natalie Hernandez-Barber, of Alverno High School, Rachelle Liu, of San Marino High School, Regina Pullens, of Maranatha High School, Erika Winter, of Flintridge Preparatory School, and Bryce Bakewell, of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, were named as […]