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  • Police investigate a robbery attempt at the Tick Tock Jewelry Store in Westminster on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

    Robbers Flee From Jewelry Store After Employee Opens Fire in Westminster

    A pair of robbers fled from a Westminster jewelry store after an employee opened fire Thursday, in the third such shooting at the store within about two years. The incident began when two men started smashing cases at Tick Tock Watches at the Asian Garden Mall (map) just before 12:30 p.m., according to Cmdr. Bill Collins of the Westminster Police Department. An employee — or possibly the store’s owner — then pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the men, according to […]

  • Nursing mothers protest treatment of breast-feeding mom at Anthropologie store. (Credit: KTLA)

    Breast-Feeding Moms Protest Nursing Incident at Anthropologie in Beverly Hills

    Dozens of nursing mothers converged on the Anthropologie store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday to protest the alleged treatment of a customer who was breast feeding inside the shop. Ingrid Wiese-Hesson thought she was being discrete by breast-feeding at the back of the store. But the new mother said a woman who identified herself as the store manager appeared and escorted her to the ladies room where she had to finishing nursing while sitting on a toilet. “The bathroom is just […]

  • Armando Villa, 19, seen in a family photo, collapsed and died during a hike sponsored by a fraternity at CSUN.

    CSUN Alters Recruitment Policies for Fraternities Following Alleged Hazing Death

    Greek organizations and other clubs must submit student recruitment plans in advance and have members participate in new training programs, according to guidelines released by Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. The moves come after a 19-year-old student died earlier this summer during a fraternity pledge hike. Armando Villa was walking with other Pi Kappa Phi pledges off Big Tujunga Canyon Road and passed out along the trail after they apparently ran out of water, according to his family and authorities. […]

  • Ten people were injured when an SUV crashed into Little Caesars restaurant in Pacoima on Aug. 18, 2014. (Credit: Kimberly Cheng/KTLA)

    10 Injured, Including 4 Kids, When SUV Crashes Into Little Caesars in Pacoima

    Ten people, including four children, were injured after a compact SUV crashed into a Little Caesars restaurant during the dinnertime rush Monday evening in Pacoima, authorities said. The collision occurred shortly before 6 p.m. in the 12700 block of Van Nuys Boulevard (map), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. “We very surprised… the car came through the parking,” said Mercedes Ayala, who was inside the restaurant when the crash occurred. Another woman said people started screaming when the SUV […]

  • The Tecolote Fire scorched at least 400 acres in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa and Glendora on Aug. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Brush Fire Burning Above Azusa, Glendora Is 5% Contained; Hundreds of Campers Evacuated

    Some 200 firefighters from multiple agencies were battling a fast-moving brush fire that has scorched hundreds of acres near Highway 39 in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday, authorities said. The Tecolote Fire broke out shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the North Fork of San Gabriel Canyon amid dry conditions. So far, it has burned approximately 400 acres. As of 8 p.m., the fire was 5 percent contained. The brush fire was burning several miles north of Glendora and Azusa, but […]

  • Nori, who was recently rescued by Glendale Pony Rescue, came with a surprise for her new owners. (Credit: KTLA)

    Horse Rescued After Nearly Being Sent to Slaughterhouse Gives New Owners Surprise

    When Glendale Pony Rescue stepped in to save a horse from being sent to the slaughterhouse, they didn’t realize they were in for a big surprise. In her glory days, Nori was a polo horse. But the horse, who according to the rescue group was skinny and appeared to have been abused, ended up at an auction in Mira Loma and then at Pony Rescue. For the past two months, volunteers have been working to get her back in good […]

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    Oxnard Beaches Invaded by Thousands of Mysterious Creatures

    Thousands of palm-size jellyfish-like creatures washed up Tuesday night at Hollywood and Silverstrand beaches in Oxnard. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

  • Comedian Robin Williams is shown at The Comedy Awards 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28, 2012, in New York City. (Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

    ‘Most Beloved Artist,’ Comedy Icon Robin Williams Found Dead at Bay Area Home

    Oscar winner and comedy icon Robin Williams has died at age 63 at his San Francisco Bay Area home, authorities and representatives for the actor confirmed Monday. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office was called to Williams’ home in unincorporated Tiburon just after noon Monday, the office stated in a news release. Robin McLaurin Williams was found unconscious and not breathing at the home, the Sheriff’s Office stated. He was pronounced deceased two minutes after first responders arrived. The death was initially suspected […]

  • Celeste Belle, 83, said she was groped by a teenage boy after he and his cohorts asked her for directions. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Search for Group of Teenage Boys After Groping Incident Involving 83-Year-Old Woman

    Police on Friday were searching for a group of teenage boys after one of them allegedly groped an 83-year-old woman on a street in Glendale, officials said. Celeste Bell, a military mom who no longer drives, said she was out for a stroll near the intersection of Palmer Avenue and Tyler Street on Wednesday afternoon when the teens approached her in a black sedan. The vehicle came to a stop and the boys asked her for directions, she said in […]