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  • Erik Johnson claims his iPhone exploded, giving his thigh second and third-degree burns on Feb. 14, 2015. (Credit: WABC)

    Man Claims iPhone Exploded, Gave Him 2nd and 3rd-Degree Burns

    A New York man recently claimed his iPhone exploded while in his pocket, giving him second and third-degree burns on his upper thigh, CNN reports. The man said he was burned on Valentine’s Day and spent 10 days in a hospital recovering from his injuries, CNN reported Saturday. “I bent over to get keys and all I heard was pop and after a little smoke coming out, and just like an instant burn,” Erik Johnson said. “My leg just starts going […]

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    Candlelight Vigil Held for O.C. Woman Who Went Missing After Valentine’s Day Date

    Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil Saturday night in Laguna Hills for Erica Alonso, who disappeared after going out on a Valentine’s Day date in Orange County. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

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    Good Samaritans Rescue Teen From Burning Vehicle After Chicago Crash

    News video shows at least six good Samaritans pulling a teenager from a burning vehicle after it crashed in Chicago. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

  • A red panda frolicked around the powdery snow at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens on Feb. 21, 2015. (Credit: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens)

    Viral Video Shows Red Pandas Playing in Snow at Ohio Zoo

    Not everyone hated the heavy snow that has been falling around the Midwest this week. Video posted the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens’s Facebook page showed two of its red pandas — 2-year-old Lin and 9-year-old Rover — frolicking around the mounds of white powder that blanketed the ground and trees. The video has since gone viral, having been liked more than 11,000 times and shared more than 28,000 times since it was originally posted on Facebook. Red pandas are […]

  • Brady Becker said he was beaten by a Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy before being arrested at a Mardi Gras parade. (Credit: WDSU/CNN)

    Teen Says He Was Beaten by Deputy During Arrest at Mardi Gras Parade in Louisiana

    Seventeen-year-old Brady Becker said he was simply trying to defend his friend when he intervened in an altercation with two other men — who turned out to be sheriff’s deputies — at a Mardis Gras parade in Louisiana. A bystander’s cellphone captured video of the encounter, which took place Feb. 13 in Metairie, near New Orleans, WDSU reported. Becker was left with a visible eye injury after the incident turned violent. “I had no clue he was a cop,” he […]

  • KTLA sister station WTVA published this photo on Feb. 18, 2015, by Teresa Adams, showing her teenage son shoveling a man's driveway.

    Virginia Teen Stops Car to Shovel Snow for Man Using Walker

    A Virginia teen is getting national attention after a photo of him helping an older man went viral. Teresa Adams was driving home when her son, Tommy, told her to stop the car. “Tommy said ‘Mamma stop the car,’” Teresa Adams recalled. “I got scared and asked ‘What’s wrong?’” “There’s an older man with a walker shoveling snow — I’ll help him out,” Tommy told his mother. Teresa told WTVR the man seemed surprised when her son asked him for […]

  • A man bought a watch from an Arizona Goodwill for $6.99 and sold it for $350,000. (Credit: KTVK via CNN)

    Arizona Man Buys $6 Watch at Goodwill, Sells It for $35,000

    One person’s trash really is another person’s treasure. An Arizona man made quite the thrift store find at a Phoenix Goodwill recently in the form of a rare watch that he bought for a few dollars then sold for $35,000. “I’ve found some stuff in the past that I have been really excited about and stoked, but this is one of those things you’re like, one day, one day it will happen, and it happened for me,” Zach Norris said. […]

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    Wyoming Woman Receives Valentine’s Day Flowers From Husband After His Death

    Before he died, a Wyoming man arranged for his wife to receive Valentine’s Day flowers every year for the rest of her life. Tony Cedrone reports for the KTLA 5 News on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.

  • "We're not robots. There's a human behind the badge," said Officer Justin Roby of the London Police Department in Kentucky. (Credit: WKYT/via CNN)

    Kentucky Father Accused of Stealing Baby Formula at Supermarket; Police Officer Buys It for Him

    After a father was accused of stealing baby formula from a grocery story in Kentucky, a responding police officer purchased the item for him. Garrett Wymer reports for the KTLA 5 News on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.