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

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  • Jeffrey Edward Fowle, one of three Americans detained in North Korea, spoke to CNN's Will Ripley in an exclusive interview on September 1, 2014. (Credit: CNN Exclusive)

    Americans Detained in North Korea Ask for US Help

    Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN. Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were presented to CNN’s Will Ripley at a Pyongyang hotel Monday. Each was given five minutes for an interview. All three men said they hope the U.S. government will send an envoy to North Korea to help get them out of their situations, similar to how former President Bill Clinton helped […]

  • Irvin Ynfante, who was in a coma after being punched outside a club in Fullerton, is seen in a photo provided by a family member.

    Man in Coma Following Fullerton Assault ID’d by Family; Attackers Sought

    Family members gathered Friday in support of a man who was left in a coma after being punched outside a club in Fullerton last weekend. The incident took place on Saturday at about 2 a.m. in front of the Tuscany Club in the 100 block of North Harbor Boulevard (map). Surveillance video showed a man, who was identified by family members as Irvin Ynfante, falling to the ground after being punched in the face. Ynfante was taken to a local […]

  • Charles Belk, who was handcuffed after mistakenly being taken for a bank robber, is seen in this photo posted to Facebook.

    Activists Call for Ordinance Prohibiting Racial Profiling in Beverly Hills

    Civil rights activists called for an ordinance prohibiting racial profiling in Beverly Hills on Friday in the wake of last week’s arrest of a black film producer who was mistaken for a bank robber. Charles Belk spent about 6 hours in custody before Beverly Hills police investigating a nearby bank robbery realized they had the wrong man. Police stated that Belk was arrested because he matched the physical characteristics of the bank robber and was positively identified by a witness. On […]

  • A preview image of Twisted Colossus provided by Six Flags Magic Mountain.

    Magic Mountain Announces ‘Twisted’ Plans for Iconic Colossus Roller Coaster

    A little more than a week after the iconic Colossus roller coaster took thrill seekers on a final high-speed adventure, Six Flags Magic Mountain announced plans on Thursday to transform the classic wooden ride into a “record-breaking” hybrid coaster dubbed Twisted Colossus. Construction was already underway on the new coaster, which will take riders on a four-minute journey over nearly 5,000 feet of track, making it the longest hybrid coaster in the world, according to a Six Flags Magic Mountain […]

  • Ernesto Antonio Guerra, 19, was suspected in a series of robberies in Orange County. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Man Wanted in Series of OC Robberies Considered Armed and Dangerous: Police

    Police asked the public for help on Wednesday in their search for a Pomona man suspected in a series of robberies in Orange County. Ernesto Antonio Guerra, 19, and three other suspected gang members from Ontario were allegedly involved in several commercial robberies in Santa Ana, Anaheim and Garden Grove in early 2014, the Santa Ana Police Department stated in a news release. The three other alleged robbers were in custody, but Guerra remained outstanding, the Police Department stated in […]

  • A man was pulled from the surf near the Malibu Pier on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Unconscious Surfer Dies After Being Pulled From Water Near Malibu Pier

    An unconscious surfer who was pulled from the ocean in Malibu Tuesday amid unusually large waves has died, authorities said. The distress call in the 23000 block of West Pacific Coast Highway (map) came in at about 11:20 a.m., according to Inspector Rick Flores of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The man, who was in the water and unconscious when rescuers got to him, had been surfing near the Malibu Pier, according to Capt. Eric Howell of the Fire Department’s […]

  • Safety Josh Shaw of the USC Trojans celebrates against the Stanford Cardinal at Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

    Phone Calls Contradict USC Football Player’s Rescue Story

    Phone calls contradicting the heroic story USC football captain Josh Shaw told about how he injured his ankles over the weekend were being looked into, Head Coach Steve Sarkisian said on Tuesday. Shaw told coaches he was on a second-floor balcony Saturday when he saw his 7-year-old nephew struggling in a swimming pool. He allegedly jumped off the balcony, landed “painfully” on the concrete below, then crawled into the pool and helped the boy to safety. The Trojan cornerback suffered two […]

  • Charles Belk, who was handcuffed after mistakenly being taken for a bank robber, is seen in this photo posted to Facebook.

    Producer in Beverly Hills for Emmy Pre-Party Mistaken for Bank Robber, Held 6 Hours

    A film producer who was in Beverly Hills to attend a pre-Emmy party Friday night was handcuffed and detained for about six hours before authorities investigating a nearby bank robbery realized they had the wrong man. Charles Belk stated on Facebook that he left a restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard and was walking alone to his car parked on La Cienega Boulevard at about 5:20 p.m. to check the parking meter when he was suddenly surrounded by police and told to […]

  • A man was taken into custody following a pursuit in the San Fernando Valley on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    San Fernando Valley Pursuit: Driver Allegedly Tried to Ram CHP Vehicle During Chase

    One person was in custody Monday morning following a high-speed pursuit in the San Fernando Valley. The chase began when a California Highway Patrol officer spotted a black Ford Explorer traveling more than 100 mph on the 101 Freeway in Agoura at about 8:30 a.m., according to a CHP news release. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to pull over and the pursuit began, the release stated. At one point, the SUV driver allegedly attempted to ram a CHP officer on a […]