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


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  • A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy was critically injured during an attack at Lakewood Center Mall on Aug. 15, 2014. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Man Pleads Not Guilty in Beating That Left Sheriff’s Deputy Unconscious in Lakewood

    A Bell Gardens man accused of beating a sheriff’s deputy unconscious at the Lakewood Center Mall pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges Tuesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court official said. Frankie Estrada, 21, was arrested after he allegedly attacked a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was investigating a domestic violence call at the Lakewood Mall (map) on Friday. Witnesses reported the assault began when the deputy dropped a set of keys and bent over to pick […]

  • Canoga Park High School is seen in the image from Google Maps.

    Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package in Canoga Park; Schools Locked Down

    An early education center and an elementary school were locked down while a bomb squad investigated a suspicious package in Canoga Park Tuesday morning, an LAUSD official said. The package was found near the Canoga Park Early Education Center (map) and Canoga Park Elementary School (map), forcing both to be placed on lockdown, according to Ellen Morgan of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The incident was reported at about 8:35 a.m. and a bomb squad was sent to the area, according to Los Angeles […]

  • Facebook photos of Sheldon Martin provided by a friend of the family.

    Chaffey College Football Player Killed in Shooting on 60 Freeway

    Grief counselors were on hand for Monday’s first day of school at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga after a freshman football player was shot and killed over the weekend. The shooting took place on the 60 Freeway, just east of Valley Way, in Jurupa Valley (map) at about 11:10 p.m. on Saturday when someone fired into a vehicle with five people inside, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. One person struck by the gunfire was […]

  • Bryan William Anast

    Amusement Park Worker Convicted of Sexually Assaulting 4 Girls to Be Sentenced

    A former amusement park worker convicted of sexually assaulting four young girls was expected to be sentenced in Orange County superior court on Friday. Bryan William Anast, 46, of Corona, pleaded guilty on Monday to multiple felony charges, including using a minor for sex acts, possession of child pornography and six counts of lewd acts by duress, the Orange County district attorney’s office announced in a news release on Aug. 11. Anast was arrested at Disneyland, where he worked as […]

  • Investigators inspect a damaged wheelchair following a hit-and-run crash in San Bernardino on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (Credit: San Bernardino Police Department)

    Man in Wheelchair Killed in San Bernardino Hit-and-Run; Driver Sought

    Police on Friday were looking for a hit-and-run driver after a man in a wheelchair was struck and left to die on the side of a road in San Bernardino. The 62-year-old victim was found Thursday at about 9:18 p.m. lying on Cajon Boulevard near North Western Ave. (map) with a damaged wheelchair nearby, according to a news release from the San Bernardino Police Department. Emergency crews determined from the victim’s injuries that he had been struck by a car. The man, whose […]

  • Rescue crews respond to a fatal crash on PCH on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (Credit: VCNEWS)

    Mother Suspected of DUI in Crash That Left 7-Year-Old Son Dead Near Point Mugu

    The mother of a 7-year-old boy who was killed in a rollover crash in Ventura County has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities confirmed on Thursday. The solo vehicle crash was reported Wednesday at about 7:10 p.m. on Pacific Coast Highway just south of the Las Posas Road off ramp near Point Mugu (map), according to officials on scene. Latoya Najar, 34, of Camarillo, was driving her three children and an adult friend when she lost […]

  • Dustin McDonald, 23, was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder following a triple shooting in Santa Ana. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Suspect Arrested in Santa Ana Triple Shooting That Left 1 Dead, 2 Critical

    The man allegedly responsible for a triple shooting in Santa Ana that left one person dead and two others critically injured earlier this week has been arrested, police said Thursday. Dustin McDonald, 23, was taken into custody Wednesday evening near his home in Garden Grove on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, the Santa Ana Police Department stated in a news release. McDonald allegedly shot and killed 23-year-old Aaron Chavez, of Santa Ana, as Chavez sat in the passenger seat of […]

  • Surveillance video provided by the store owner of an apparent armed robbery in Hawthorne on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

    Clerk Tied Up During Apparent Armed Robbery at Hawthorne Hair Extension Store

    A hair extension store clerk in Hawthorne was tied up during an apparent armed robbery in which thousands of dollars in cash and merchandise were reportedly stolen in broad daylight, the store owner said Wednesday. The incident took place at the Baby Doll Hair Shop in 3300 block of Rosecrans Boulevard (map) at about 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the store owner. Hawthorne police are hoping the public can help in identifying the people involved, who were not wearing disguises or masks, […]

  • Police investigate a suspicious person report at Allesandro Elementary School in Silver Lake on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Silver Lake-Area Elementary School Locked Down After Caller Reports Armed ‘Suspects’

    An elementary school in the Silver Lake area was on lockdown Wednesday as officers investigated a report of a suspicious person who may have been armed, police said. Police were sent to Allesandro Elementary School in the 2200 block of Riverside Drive (map) after a 911 call from a pre-paid cellphone came in just after 8 a.m. reporting “armed suspects” in the area, according to Officer Sally Madera of the Los Angeles Police Department. Police tried calling the person who made the report back, but there […]