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  • President Barack Obama arrives at LAX on Feb. 11, 2016. (Credit: pool)

    Obama Wraps Up Busy L.A. Visit, Arrives for Weekend in Palm Springs Area

    President Barack Obama’s busy trip to the Los Angeles area — which included an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a couple of fundraising events and the designation of three new national monuments in the California desert — wrapped up Friday morning. Obama spent the night in Westwood, where Metro buses could be seen blocking the intersection of Hilgard Avenue and Le Conte Avenue near the W Hotel Friday morning. Air Force One departed Los Angeles International Airport at 10:45 a.m. […]

  • A sign at the Keck Graduate Institute is seen in an image posted to its Facebook page.

    Attempted Robber Sought After Pulling Knife on Students at Keck Institute in Claremont

    Police were searching for an attempted robber Friday who pulled a knife on two students on the Keck Graduate Institute campus in Claremont the night before. The students were walking on the campus, located at 535 Watson Dr., about 11:50 p.m. Thursday when they were approached by a man with a knife and told to give him their money, the Claremont Police Department stated in a news release. The students immediately ran in separate directions. The man with the knife chased one […]

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    Man Fatally Shot by Deputies After Allegedly Swinging 4-Foot Ax at Neighbor in Lancaster

    A man who allegedly swung a 4-foot-long ax at his neighbor and then began walking with the ax over his head toward deputies was fatally shot in Lancaster, the Sheriff’s Department stated Friday. The man got into an argument with one of his neighbors in the 2800 block of La Vida Drive at about 6:48 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The man allegedly threatened to kill his neighbor and then swung the […]

  • Astronaut Tim Peake shared images of a lightning storm from space on his Facebook page. (Credit: Tim Peake/ESS)

    Astronaut Tim Peake Shares Incredible Time-Lapse Footage of Lightning Storm From Space

    Astronaut Tim Peake shared another incredible video recently from aboard the International Space Station. The British European Space Agency astronaut shot the time-lapse video of a lightning storm over Turkey as the ISS was traveling from North Africa toward Russia, he stated in his video post to Facebook. Peake said the trip took about 10 to 12 minutes, but he speeded up the video to show the storm in 30 seconds. “Amazing how much lightning can strike our planet in a short time,” Peake’s post read. […]

  • A woman said she was kidnapped and taken to Pico Park before she managed to escape. (Credit: KTLA)

    Kidnapped Jogger Fights Off Attackers, Escapes From Park in Pico Rivera; 2 Sought: LASD

    Authorities were looking for two suspected kidnappers Thursday after a woman told investigators she was thrown into the back of a car and taken to a Pico Rivera park before managing to escape. The woman said she was out for a jog when a car pulled in front of her in the 4400 block of San Gabriel River Parkway at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Diana Woodward confirmed. The driver of the car got out of the car and called the woman over, pretending […]

  • President Barack Obama arrives at LAX on Feb. 11, 2016. (Credit: pool)

    President Obama Arrives in Los Angeles; Attends Fundraisers, Concert in Hancock Park

    President Barack Obama returned to Southern California Thursday afternoon, and, as usual, his visit was expected to create heavy traffic for rush-hour commuters. Air Force One touched down at Los Angeles International Airport shortly before 3:30 p.m., as scheduled. He quickly boarded Marine One en route to Burbank. Obama arrived in L.A. from the Bay Area, where he was slated to attend several Democratic fundraisers. While in the Los Angeles area, Obama taped an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at Warner Bros. […]

  • A green Honda pursued by deputies Wednesday is seen in Wilmington on Feb. 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Deputy Injured in Accidental Shooting After Pursuit Ends in Wilmington; Driver Sought

    A deputy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was injured when his gun accidentally discharged Tuesday morning as he was in pursuit of a driver who fled in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles. The chase started about 3:45 a.m. when deputies spotted a green Honda that was stolen several days ago and tried to pull it over, Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated. The driver of the Honda did not stop and a 3 to 4 minute […]

  • Video showed a Missouri state trooper rescuing a woman from a burning vehicle. (Credit: CNN)

    Dashcam Video Shows Missouri State Trooper Saving Woman From Burning Car

    Recently released dashcam video showed a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper saving a woman from a burning car before the flames engulfed the entire vehicle. The incident took place as the officer arrived at the scene of a car crash near Highway 58 and Holmes in Belton, Missouri, last week, local television station KSHB reported. Dashcam video caught the entire rescue, as the trooper saw the burning car and immediately ran to the vehicle. The video showed the trooper pulling the woman to safety […]

  • The Orange Police Department headquarters was evacuated due to a bomb threat on Feb. 10, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Orange Police Department Headquarters Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

    The Orange Police Department headquarters was evacuated Wednesday after a bomb threat was phoned in, authorities said. The threat was called in to the station located in the 1100 block of North Batavia Street just after 5 a.m., Officer Fred Lopez of the Orange Police Department stated in an email to KTLA. The building had to be evacuated as a bomb squad searched the building with bomb sniffing dogs, Lopez stated The building had been cleared, and people were being allowed […]