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  • Police Ask for Help as Victim of Fatal South L.A. Shooting ID’d

    An early morning shooting in the Vermont Square neighborhood of South Los Angeles left a 34-year-old man dead Friday, police said. The shooting was reported around 2 a.m. in the 5300 block of South Budlong Avenue (map), according to Detective Chris Barling with the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was later identified as Ray Lewis Rice, an LAPD news release stated Friday afternoon. He was found face down and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said. He had been found […]

  • Rainy Weather Creates Dangerous Commute Across Southern California

    A storm dropped a healthy dose of rain across Southern California late Thursday night and early Friday morning. However, the wet conditions were being blamed for at least one fatal traffic accident in the Southland on Thursday. A multi-vehicle crash on the northbound 605 Freeway near Katella Avenue in the Los Alamitos area around left one person dead, according to the California Highway Patrol. Good Samaritans reportedly pulled people from one of the cars, which caught fire, but they were […]

  • 1 Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting Outside Boyle Heights Nightclub

    A search was underway Monday for the gunman who opened fire on two men — killing one and injuring the other — outside a nightclub in Boyle Heights, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. in the 2100 block of East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue (map), according to Lt. Carlos Solano of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division. After hearing an unknown number of gunshots, a security guard inside the El Troquero nightclub walked outside and found a […]

  • Showers Move Across Southland; Mostly Clear Skies Expected Monday

    Southern California received some much-needed rainfall Sunday night and early Monday morning. However, the scattered showers stretching from Ventura to Orange counties and beyond were not nearly enough to ease the severe drought conditions. Downtown Los Angeles recorded 0.14 inches of rain as of 1:12 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. About 1.11 inches of rain fell in the area since July 1, 2013, compared to the normal 7.67 inches, forecasters said. A winter weather advisory was in effect […]

  • Hollywood Strip Mall Facade Collapse Nearly Injures Crews Battling Fire

    Several firefighters narrowly escaped injury when the facade of a Hollywood strip mall collapsed as they were battling a fire Sunday morning, officials said. The fire was reported about 3:43 a.m. in the 5900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard (map), Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said in a news release. Crews forced their way into a smoke-filled vitamin shop and then a jewelry store, and they found the fire had started in a utility room and extended to […]

  • Woman Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle in Norwalk

    A woman was fatally struck by a vehicle in Norwalk Monday morning, authorities said. The collision happened just after 6 a.m. in the area of Imperial Highway and Studebaker Road (map), according to Deputy Frank Barragan of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk Station. The driver did stop after the crash, officials said. The woman who died was not immediately identified. Imperial Highway was expected to be closed between Studebaker Road and Firestone Boulevard for several hours as the […]

  • Man Wounded in Gardena Officer-Involved Shooting: Sheriff’s Department

    Sheriff’s detectives and Gardena police were continuing an investigation into an officer-involved shooting that left a man in critical condition Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting was reported in the 1100 block of West Gardena Boulevard (map) shortly before 4 a.m., sheriff’s officials said in a news release. The wounded man – whose name was not released – was transported to a local hospital, according to the release. No officers were injured. Authorities recovered a […]

  • Norwalk Tour Bus Fire: ‘We Literally Ran For Our Lives,’ Passenger Says

    Dozens of people had to scramble for safety after a tour bus caught fire in Norwalk late Saturday night. Flames could be seen shooting from a window of the bus after the driver exited the 605 Freeway at Imperial Highway and pulled over. The bus was returning to Compton after taking a group of passengers to a movie theater in Pasadena. Several passengers said they smelled smoke and asked for another bus, but they were told they would have to […]

  • CHP: DUI Suspected in Wrong-Way Crash on 405 Freeway in Van Nuys

    A wrong-way driver suspected of being under the influence crashed into an SUV carrying a family on the 405 Freeway in Van Nuys early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol The crash was reported at 2:23 a.m. on the southbound side of the freeway near Victory Boulevard, CHP officers said. The incident started after officers pursued the suspected drunken driver who was weaving through traffic at approximately 100 mph on the 101 Freeway in the Sherman Oaks area, […]