Fourth of July Fireworks Shows Scheduled for L.A., Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
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    Fourth of July Fireworks Shows Scheduled for L.A., Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

    With the Fourth of July holiday this weekend, Southern California fire officials have once again encouraged people to avoid using personal fireworks — which they say can be dangerous, and are often illegal — and to celebrate by attending one of the many scheduled public fireworks displays. Below is a list of some fireworks shows scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties beginning Thursday and going through Sunday. Los Angeles County – Information provided by […]

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    4 Ejected in Rollover Crash on 215 Fwy; 7 Critically Injured: Riverside County Fire Dept.

    At least seven patients were being treated for “major” injuries after a rollover crash that resulted in four people being ejected from an SUV on the 215 Freeway in Mead Valley on Friday, according to a Riverside County Fire Department spokesperson. The solo-vehicle collision occurred on the southbound 215 north of the Ramona Expressway just before 1:15 p.m., the California Highway Patrol’s incident log stated. Seven ground ambulances were used to transport the critically injured patients to local hospitals, according […]

  • Arthur Booth starts sobbing after realizing Judge Mindy Glazer is a former classmate. (Credit: WSVN)

    Burglary Suspect Breaks Down, Weeps in Florida Court After Realizing Judge Is Former Classmate

    In an emotional moment captured on video, a burglary suspect broke down in tears in a Florida courtroom recently after realizing the judge was a former middle school classmate, according to a local report. Judge Mindy Glazer was presiding over a bond hearing in Miami-Dade Circuit Court for Arthur Booth, 49, who was arrested after he was seen fleeing a burglary in Hialeah, Miami-based television station WSVN reported. “Mr. Booth, I have a question for you,” Glazer can be heard […]

  • A turtle with a GoPro camera strapped to its back captured a turtle's-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef. (Credit: World Wildlife Fund for Nature)

    GoPro Camera Strapped to Turtle Captures Stunning Video of Great Barrier Reef

    Stunning underwater video that was recently released by the World Wildlife Fund shows a turtle-eye’s view of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure on Earth and one of the world’s most biologically diverse places. The small, carefully fitted GoPro camera was strapped to the back of a turtle as part a comprehensive conservation project looking to find out more about the levels of pollution in the reef, according to WWF-Australia, which posted the nearly 4-minute-long footage on its […]

  • William and Verna Scheiern are shown in a photo provided by Calvary Bible Church.

    Grandson Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Elderly Couple’s Deaths in Glendale: Police

    A man initially considered a person of interest in the deaths of his grandparents has been arrested on suspicion of murder, Glendale police said Friday. Nathaniel Scheiern, 34, was taken into custody Thursday around 6:30 p.m. and booked at a Glendale jail on two counts of murder, according to Sgt. Robert William of the Glendale Police Department. He was then transferred to Los Angeles County Jail due to injuries the suspect previously sustained in a solo-vehicle car crash, William added. […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives and officials from the coroner's office remove human remains from an apartment in the Harbor Hills Housing Project in the Lomita area on July 2, 2015. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

    ‘We … Know It’s Her,’ Cousin of Woman Missing Since 2009 Says of Body Found in Wall

    Homicide detectives were conducting an investigation after apparent human remains were discovered inside the wall of an apartment near Lomita, and family members of a woman who went missing when she lived in the unit said they believe the body is hers. Investigators were first called out to the 26800 block of Western Avenue on Wednesday, after receiving a confidential tip that possible human remains were inside, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Steve Jauch. Scent dogs were used the […]

  • A homeless man's letter asking that more than $5,000 raised for him by the public be turned over to food providers for the poor. (Credit: Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

    Homeless Man in Canada Who Found $2,400 on Street and Gave It to Police Rejects Donations, Asks for Job Instead

    After recently turning in $2,400 he found on a British Columbia street to authorities, a homeless man has rejected the thousands of dollars in donations that were raised for him once the story garnered media attention and has asked for a job instead, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The unidentified man, who described himself as being in his 60s and currently homeless, went to police and returned the large sum of money that he came across in Langford, a […]

  • A dolphin jumped onto a boat off Dana Point on June 21, 2015, injuring a woman on board. (Credit: Dirk Frickman)

    Dolphin Leaps Onto Boat Near OC Harbor, Knocking Woman Over and Leaving Her Injured

    A Laguna Niguel woman sustained two broken ankles when a dolphin swimming alongside her family’s boat near an Orange County harbor suddenly jumped up and landed in the vessel, knocking her over and giving her children and husband a scare. Chrissie Frickman, her husband Dirk, and their two children, ages 16 and 12, went boating on June 21, which was Father’s Day and the couple’s anniversary. According to Dirk Frickman, the family’s main goal that day had been to look […]

  • K-9 Nitro, seen her in a Stockton police photo obtained by KTXL, died on duty after the air conditioner in the vehicle he had been left in.

    Stockton Police K-9 Left in Patrol Car Dies After Air Conditioner Fails

    A K-9 with the Stockton Police Department died on duty after the air conditioning in the patrol car he had been left in failed on Tuesday, according to KTLA sister station KTXL. The K-9, named Nitro, was rushed to a nearby vet’s office after his handler noticed the police dog “was having some type of medical issue likely due to the heat,” a post on the department’s Facebook page stated. Nitro was pronounced dead at the vet’s office, according to […]