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  • Two officers were injured when a Los Angeles school police vehicle collided with a dump truck in Sun Valley on Aug. 1, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Officers Injured After L.A. School Police Car Collides With Dump Truck in Sun Valley

    Two officers were transported to a local hospital after being seriously injured in a crash involving a Los Angles School Police Department patrol vehicle and a commercial dump truck near several schools in Sun Valley, authorities said. The collision occurred shortly after 8 a.m. in the 8500 block of Arleta Avenue (map), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The crash site was located near Richard E. Byrd Middle School, Francis Polytechnic Senior High and Robert H. Lewis High School. The […]

  • Police in the San Fernando Valley were searching Thursday for an armed  serial robber dubbed the "Bandana Bandit." (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Bandana Bandit’ Sought in String of Parking Garage Armed Robberies in San Fernando Valley

    Police in the San Fernando Valley were searching Thursday for an armed  serial robber dubbed the “Bandana Bandit.” The man has been linked to nearly 10 robberies in the past two months, most of them in the North Hollywood area. Victor Frausto and his girlfriend were walking in the parking garage of their gated complex near Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Chamberlain Street in San Fernando when they were attacked. It happened around 3 a.m. on July 19 just as the […]

  • CHP officers pursue an armed man wanted for attempted kidnapping, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Alleged Kidnapper Arrested After Gunbattle With Officers Leads to Chase

    An man wanted for kidnapping a woman outside an LA Fitness gym was in custody Wednesday night after an alleged shooting spree targeting an off-duty FBI agent and members of the California Highway Patrol led to a high-speed pursuit and standoff in Malibu. It started as an alleged kidnapping around 6:55 p.m. in the gym parking lot at De Soto Avenue and Nordhoff Street in Chatsworth, according to a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department. The off-duty agent saw […]

  • The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Water Main Break Next to UCLA Prompts Flooding on Campus, Closure of Sunset Blvd.

    An approximately 93-year-old underground water main broke in Westwood Tuesday afternoon, sending water flooding into streets and onto the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard. The main was shut down as of 8 p.m. after spewing water for over four hours, according to James McDaniel of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. McDaniels estimated that between eight and 10 million gallons of water was lost during the break. He expected crews […]

  • Xinran Ji was killed while walking back to his off-campus apartment near USC on July 24, 2014.

    4 Teens in Custody in ‘Senseless’ Killing of USC Graduate Student: LAPD

    Four teen suspects have been arrested in the slaying of a USC graduate student who left a trail of blood when returning to his apartment from an assault on streets nearby, police said Monday. Two adults and two juveniles were in custody and were being held on suspicion of murder and other charges, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said at a Monday afternoon news conference. Xinran Ji, 24, died in his apartment in the 1200 block of 30th Street after being […]

  • A tow truck driver was found shot to death on July 27, 2014 after friends say he was chased by another motorist over a repossession. (Credit: KTLA)

    Tow Truck Driver Was Followed, Fatally Shot in South Gate Over Repossessed Car, Sheriff’s Dept. Says

    Multiple people were being sought after a tow truck driver was fatally shot in the South Gate area of Los Angeles over a repossessed a car, authorities said. The incident started at a 7-Eleven parking lot in Compton when the tow truck driver was trying to repossess a vehicle in the early morning hours on Sunday, said George Williams, a friend of the driver’s. “I don’t really know exactly what happened, as far as with the repo…I just know that […]

  • Los Angeles area couple Iran and Daymond renewed their wedding vows on July 25, 2014, in a ceremony put on by the non-profit "Wish Upon a Wedding." (Courtesy: Michelle Lacson Photography)

    Woman Battling Late-Stage Cancer Gets Dream Wedding Wish Fulfilled

    A woman battling stage IV thyroid cancer got her wish granted to renew her wedding vows with her husband. The non-profit “Wish Upon A Wedding” helped make Iran Williams’ fairytale wedding become a reality. Kimbery Cheng reports from Pacific Palisades for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on July 25, 2014.

  • Gabriela Escobar, who went missing in 1998, is seen in this undated photo.

    Colton Cold Case Involving Missing 21-Year-Old Single Mom Has Been Reopened

    Colton police detectives are reopening a cold case involving single mother Gabriela Escobar, who went missing on April 15, 1998 at the age of 21. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on July 23, 2014.

  • A woman was attacked in an apartment garage in the 2200 block of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica on July 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Monica Residents Fear Recent Attempted Abduction Was Not an Isolated Incident

    Residents of a Santa Monica apartment complex shared concerns Monday that a recent alleged attempted abduction of a neighbor was not the first such incident. A man attempted to abduct a woman on Wednesday, July 9, in a parking garage in the 2200 block of Colorado Avenue (map), according to a Santa Monica Police Department news release. The woman fought off the man, who was described as white, in his late 30s to early 40s, approximately 5 foot 8 inches […]