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  • Disneyland Gears Up for Three King’s Day Celebration

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (KTLA) — Disneyland is gearing up to host a three-day celebration for the Latin American holiday known as Three Kings’ Day. “The kids on January 6th leave their shoes out on the doorsteps, and the Three Kings each bring the kids special gifts,” Andrae Gill, who is with Disneyland, explained. “And the kids actually leave out hay and food for the Three Kings’ animals, so it’s a great tradition,” she added. “We’re so excited to be able to […]

  • Sketches Released of Suspected Road-Rage Shooter

    ARLETA, Calif. (KTLA) — Police on Wednesday released two sketches of a man suspected of fatally shooting another motorist in a road-rage incident in Arleta. It happened on Saturday, July 13, just after 3 p.m. as the two cars passed under the 5 Freeway at Branford Avenue, police said. The driver of a gray Dodge Challenger fired a single shot as he passed a red Kia, according to witnesses. The driver of the Kia, Richard Eduardo Ruiz, 22, of North […]

  • Soccer Coach Charged With Lewd Acts with Player

    IRVINE, Calif. (KTLA) — A local soccer coach has been charged with three felony counts of lewd acts on a child in connection with an alleged relationship with a 15-year-old female player. Ian M. Ebert, 26, was arrested on Thursday in Los Gatos, where he now lives. At the time of the alleged crimes, he was a coach for the Strikers FC of Irvine, a private soccer club, according to Irvine police. The investigation began on Monday after a high […]

  • O.C. Salon Massacre: Defense To Get Jailhouse Informant Documents

    SEAL BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — Prosecutors were ordered to turn over all information about a jailhouse informant during a pretrial hearing Friday for the man accused of murdering eight people in a Seal Beach salon. Scott Dekraai, 44, is charged with eight counts of murder in the midday massacre at Salon Meritage on October 12, 2011. The hearing addressed prosecutors’ plans to play audio recordings from some of the hundreds of hours of conversations between Dekraai and a jailhouse informant. […]

  • New Strain of Norovirus Sweeps the Nation

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Experts say a new strain of norovirus from Australia is causing most of the recent stomach illnesses here in the United States. Norovirus is highly contagious, and is the leading cause of gastro-intestinal illness. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control say the new stomach bug strain spread rapidly across the U.S. From September through December, the bug was the leading cause of norovirus outbreaks in the country. Last month, the new strain accounted for 58 […]

  • Is This Lego ‘Star Wars’ Toy Racist?

    The Lego company is being accused of racism over a new Star Wars toy. It’s a model of Jabba’s Palace, the home of Jabba the Hutt. But Austria’s Turkish community says it looks like the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and another mosque in Beirut. They say the accompanying figures depict Asians as “deceitful” with “criminal personalities.” The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling on Lego to apologize. Lego says the model does not reflect any actual […]

  • Kerry Responds to Protester at Confirmation Hearing

    Washington (CNN) — Sen. John Kerry, the president’s nominee for secretary of state, put America’s anxiety over Iran front and center during his confirmation hearing, saying the “questions surrounding Iran’s nuclear program” must be resolved. “The president has made it definitive,” Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday during what is expected to be an easy confirmation process. “We will do what we must do to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and I repeat here today, our […]

  • Snoop to Educate Kids About Smoking Pot

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Rapper Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg) says he wants to help educate children on smoking weed. Snoop says he wants to stop kids from overdosing by providing information about proper methods for smoking. He coaches eight and nine year olds at the Orange County Junior All America Football League on how to avoid irresponsible drug use. Snoop also has plans to back up his talk with some literature — a children’s book, to be […]

  • Feinstein Proposes New Assault Weapons Ban

    Washington (CNN) — Almost six weeks after the Connecticut shooting rampage that killed 20 first-graders, Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Thursday proposed a new federal ban on some assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons, as well as ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. With assault rifles and semi-automatic rifles displayed on one side and police officers who support her proposal behind her, Feinstein said the goal is to “dry up the supply of these weapons over time.” “These massacres don’t […]