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  • Kentucky police Officer Darryl Jouett is seen holding his gun in an elevator before accidentally shooting himself. (Credit: Mercer Garage/via WCPO/CNN)

    Video Shows Police Officer Accidentally Shooting Himself in Cincinnati Elevator

    A Kentucky police officer was recovering Monday after accidentally shooting himself in a Cincinnati elevator in an incident that was captured on surveillance video. Officer Darryl Jouett, of the Erlanger Police Department, stepped into the elevator with his wife after the couple had dinner in the Cinncinnati neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine, WCPO reported. Surveillance footage shows Joett removing his gun from his holster with his right hand while hold a paper bag and small box with his left. He checks the […]

  • A person in Oklahoma reacts to a proposal that would impose a fine for concealing one's identity in public. (Credit: CNN)

    $500 Fine Proposed for Wearing A Hoodie in Oklahoma

    A state legislator in Oklahoma has proposed an amendment that would impose a $500 fine on people who cover their faces with clothing — including hooded sweatshirts. An existing statute already makes it illegal to wear such clothing while committing a crime, KFOR-TV reported. An amendment to that law, authored byRepublican state Sen. Don Barrington, would ban the concealment of a person’s identity in public. “Oklahoma businesses want state leaders to be responsive to their safety concerns, and this is […]

  • Wisland Billdozer became the first baby born in Los Angeles in 2015 when she was delivered at the stroke of midnight. (Credit: KLTLA)

    First Los Angeles-Born Baby in 2015 Delivered in Chinatown

    The first baby born in 2015 in Los Angeles was delivered in a Chinatown hospital at midnight Thursday. Wisland, meaning “wisdom on the land,” wasn’t due until Jan. 6, but surprised her mother and doctors by coming nearly a week early.

  • A sign at a Canoga Park gas station indicated a chilly temperature on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Cold Weather Hits Southern California; Frost Advisory, Freeze Warning in Effect

    A frost advisory was issued through Sunday morning for parts of Southern California as frigid temperatures gripped the region, the National Weather Service said. The advisory, which began late Saturday night and was set to expire at 8 a.m. Sunday, covered the Santa Monica Mountains, valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, Central Coast and Santa Ynez Valley, the weather service said. Officials also warned of freeze conditions in Ventura County’s Ojai Valley, where temperatures were expected to dip between […]

  • A new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer statue was erected in Rolling Hills Estates on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. The original statue had been stolen. (Credit: KTLA)

    Statue of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Replaced After Theft in Rolling Hills Estates

    A new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer statue was erected in the Ranchview neighborhood of Rolling Hills Estates on Sunday, replacing a similar statue that had been stolen Dec. 12. The original 200-pound wooden statue, crafted and painted by hand, had been a holiday icon in the South Bay enclave for some 50 years, residents said. “A week ago, the Grinch stole Rudolph but he did not steal our Christmas spirit,” said Korry Taylor, president of the local homeowners association. Her […]

  • Petty Officer Second Class Bruce Rathsack, a U.S. Navy sailor, surprised his mother by returning home unexpectedly after a long deployment in the Persian Gulf. (Credit: WFRV)

    U.S. Navy Sailor Surprises His Mother After Being Deployed Almost 2 Years in Persian Gulf

    A Wisconsin woman got the surprise of a lifetime when her son, a sailor in the U.S. Navy, unexpectedly came home for Christmas after being deployed for almost two years in the Persian Gulf. Petty Officer Second Class Bruce Rathsack’s mother thought he was en route from Guam to Hawaii when instead he walked into Frank’s Pizza Palace, the Appleton restaurant where she was having dinner, WFRV-TV reported. She buried her face in her hands, overcome with emotion. “She just […]

  • A drone captured this holiday light display in Virginia. (Credit:  Daryl Watkins/www.darylwatkins.com via CNN)

    Drone Captures Virginia Home’s Incredible Christmas Lights Display

    Video shot from a drone captured a stunning bird’s eye view of an eye-catching Christmas lights display in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, recently. Al and Esther Thompson have been lighting up their Glen Allen home since 1999. This year, they adorned their home with more than 170,000 lights, and nearly 800 homemade decorations, according to CNN. In total, it took the couple 537 hours to put the entire display up. The video capturing the impressive display was shot by Daryl […]

  • Trooper Andrew Pollard of the Utah Highway Patrol helped escort an 87-year-old woman to a hospital so that she could see her gravely ill son. (Credit: KUTV/via CNN)

    Utah State Troopers Escort 87-Year-Old Woman to See Her Gravely Ill Son

    Four Utah state troopers on Friday went the extra mile to help an 87-year-old woman see her gravely ill son, perhaps for the last time. Helen “Skeeter” Smith, who lives in southern Nevada, was on the 15 Freeway and rushing to the hospital in Ogden, Utah, after receiving a phone call that informed her of her son Randy’s dire condition, KUTV reported. That’s when the octogenarian was pulled over by Trooper Jeff Jones of the Utah Highway Patrol. The encounter touched off […]

  • California Weather Anchors: ‘We Need the Rain’

    In case you didn`t know, California`s weather anchors would like to inform you: “We need the rain.” Jessica Holmes reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.