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  • BFFs: 500-Pound Lion and 11-Pound Wiener Dog

    WYNNEWOOD, OKLAHOMA (KTLA) – Bonedigger and Milo are truly BFFs — despite their noticeable differences. Bonedigger happens to be a ferocious carnivore, a 500-pound lion and the undisputed King of the Jungle. Milo, on the other hand, is an 11-pound dachshund who could hardly strike fear in the heart of any living creature. But the two — both five years old — were introduced to each other when they were very young, and they’ve been all but inseparable ever since. […]

  • California Scores Goose-Egg on ‘Top Ten Beaches’ List

    MIAMI, FLORIDA – Just in time for beachgoers on Memorial Day, a professor in Florida has released his list of ‘Top Ten Beaches’ in the U.S. — and California has scored a big goose-egg, placing none of our beaches in his top ten. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman — known to many as “Dr. Beach” — is a professor at Florida International University in Miami. Leatherman evaluated 650 beaches, applying 50 different criteria to create his top ten list. Among the […]

  • FBI Investigates LAPD SWAT Officers Over Gun Sales

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – The FBI has launched its own investigation of members of the Los Angeles Police Department, looking into whether or not officers broke the law by buying and reselling custom-made handguns for profit. In particular, the FBI is reviewing the conduct of members of the LAPD’s SWAT and Special Investigations units. Federal authorities opened the investigation after LAPD officials themselves alerted them to the possible violations. Suspicions in connection with the gun sales first arose back in […]

  • Local High School Student Gets His ‘Super’ Prom Date

    SANTA MONICA, CA (KTLA) – You have to give him props for his courage. Milken Community High School senior Jake Davidson set his sights high for his high school prom, by releasing a YouTube video asking supermodel Kate Upton to be his date for the prom. But when it turned out that Kate was working on a movie and unavailable, another stunning supermodel stepped in, answering Jake’s hunt for a date. Danish supermodel Nina Agdal — best known for her […]

  • Report: Don’t Get Burned by Overpriced Sunscreens

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – If you’re headed out into the sunshine for the long Memorial Day weekend, researchers at Consumer Reports advise you not to get burned by overpriced sunscreens. The consumer group reports their findings that less expensive store-brand sunscreens often do a better job than their costly designer-salon counterparts of protecting you from harmful rays. Among a dozen popular sunscreens, three of the four top-scoring brands were from large national store chains, and were judged to be more […]

  • Difficult Rebuilding Process Underway in Oklahoma Tornado Towns

    MOORE, OKLAHOMA – Amid the rubble and devastation in their community following Monday’s crushing tornado that many are calling ‘The Grinder,’ high school seniors in Moore, OK were scheduled on Saturday (May 25) to celebrate their graduation. It is an attempt to return to normalcy and happier activities after the bruising twister — a category EF-5 storm, the strongest measurable.  The tornado killed 24 people and injured scores more, and damaged or destroyed an estimated 12,000 homes. The clean-up process […]

  • UCLA Brain Surgery Patient Plays Guitar During Operation

    WESTWOOD (KTLA) – Remarkable video released by UCLA Medical Center shows the advances of brain surgery technology. On Thursday morning (May 23), doctors at UCLA used Twitter to document the implant of a brain pacemaker for a patient.  The procedure was intended to combat the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease. Mid-way through the brain surgery, the patient was awakened and asked to perform a series of cognitive test to gauge his brain function, coordination, and mobility. Beyond responding to simple […]

  • Liberte Chan’s Weekend Weather Report for Saturday, May 25, 2013

    Southern California is in for slightly cooler-than-average temperatures for the long Memorial Day weekend, as KTLA 5 weathercaster brings her weekend weather report for Saturday, May 25, 2013.

  • Boating Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

    CASTAIC (KTLA) – With the long Memorial Day weekend holiday upon us, authorities are reminding boaters to be safe as they head to Southern California’s lakes and beach harbors. The holiday statistics are sobering indeed:  last year the Coast Guard reported some 650 deaths and 3,000 injuries nationwide due to boating accidents, and fully 14% of the casualties came over holiday weekends. Authorities say in the majority of those casualties, victims were not wearing life jackets at the time of […]