BREAKING: 3 Struck by Gunfire, Including 2 Police Officers, During Shooting in Whittier, LASD Says

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  • An investigation was underway after three people, including two officers, were shot in Whittier on Feb. 20, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Hit by Gunfire, Including 2 Police Officers, During Shooting in Whittier: Sheriff’s Dept.

    Two police officers and a “suspect” were struck by gunfire during an officer-involved shooting in Whittier on Monday morning, according to preliminary information released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The incident occurred before 8:30 a.m. in the area of Colima Road and Mar Vista Street. Three patients were transported to local hospitals in unknown conditions, according to L.A. County Fire Department Supervisor Simms. It was not immediately known what prompted the shooting. Sky5 aerial video over the scene showed […]

  • A stretch of the northbound 101 Freeway had to be shut down on Feb. 17, 2017, due to heavy rain and mud, authorities said. (Credit: Ventura County Fire Department)

    Northbound 101 Freeway Closed Near Ventura as Mud Floods Roadway: CHP

    As torrential rain moved through Southern California Friday afternoon, a stretch of the northbound 101 Freeway had to be shut down north of Ventura after part of the roadway became inundated with several feet of mud, CHP said. All northbound lanes are closed on the 101 at Highway 33 because of mud and debris flows near the La Conchita area, according to the Ventura Police Department. The flooding began shortly after 1 p.m., and by 2:50 p.m., the northbound lanes around […]

  • A Southwest passenger jet pulls in to a gate at Los Angeles International Airport on April 5, 2011. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Southwest Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights in and Out of California, Including SoCal Airports

    Southwest Airlines has canceled some 250 flights in and out of California as a “dangerous” storm forecast to bring torrential rain and powerful winds moved through the state on Friday. All Southwest flights out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana have been canceled as of 10 a.m., according to the airline. It was not immediately known when they would resume. In addition to cancellations, the airline warned that scheduled service may be disrupted […]

  • A woman holding an umbrella walks through Downtown L.A. amid a rainstorm in December 2016. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    ‘Shaping Up to Be Nasty’: Storm Barreling Toward SoCal Likely Strongest to Hit Region in Years, Forecasters Says

    A “dangerous” storm that could be the strongest to hit the area in years is forecast to move through Southern California from Friday into Saturday, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and the potential for flash flooding and mudslides, according to the National Weather Service. With moderate to heavy rain expected for prolonged periods of time, some areas could be looking at record-setting rainfall totals on Friday, the weather service tweeted. As much as 6 inches of rain is expected in coastal […]

  • A rainstorm is expected to hit Southern California by Friday, possibly the strongest one yet of the season, according to forecasters. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Area Could Receive Up to 4 Inches of Rain as Possibly Strongest Storm of the Season Forecast to Hit SoCal Friday

    A strong storm, possibly “the most significant” one of the season so far, is barreling toward Southern California and is expected to bring heavy rain to the area Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Light to moderate rain will likely begin falling in the southwest part of California Thursday as a weakening cold front approaches, but the heaviest precipitation isn’t expected until the following day, forecasters said. “The Friday storm in particular could in fact become the strongest of […]

  • The 11000 block of Citrus Drive in Ventura is seen in this image from Google Maps street view.

    Suspect in Fight, Hit-and-Run at Ventura Circle K Parking Lot Dies After Being Ejected From Car Following Crash: Police

    A man suspected of being involved in a fight and a subsequent hit-and-run in a Circle K parking lot in Ventura died after being ejected from his vehicle following a solo-vehicle crash, police said Wednesday. Officers first responded to the 11000 block of Citrus Drive around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after someone called 911 to report a fight involving “an intoxicated subject” in the Circle K parking lot, according to a Ventura Police Department news release. Without provocation, a man had […]

  • Royal High School in Simi Valley is seen in an image posted to the school’s Facebook page.

    Lockdown Lifted at Simi Valley Schools After Report of Possibly Armed Person on Royal High

    A lockdown at two Simi Valley schools was lifted early Wednesday afternoon after police determined that an alleged weapon seen on the Royal High campus in the morning was a ceremonial drill rifle, authorities said. The lockdown was prompted by a report of a person walk onto the campus of Royal High School, located at 1402 Royal Ave., with what was appeared to be a long gun around 8:21 a.m., the Simi Valley Police Department posted in a media alert. The […]

  • An ambulance is seen in a file photo.

    7-Year-Old Girl Killed, Mother Critically Injured in Fullerton Multivehicle Crash: Police

    A 7-year-old girl died and her mother was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash in Fullerton that also left two others injured Monday afternoon, police said. The multivehicle collision occurred about 4:05 p.m. at the intersection of Kimberly and Acacia avenues, according to the Fullerton Police Department. Officers responded and found three vehicles, a 2004 Nissan Altima, a 2001 Hyundai Elantra and a 2013 Toyota Tundra, were involved in a crash, police said. According to the preliminary investigation, the Hyundai was […]

  • Morgan Williams, left, and Maggie Paxton, right, captured the pregnancy in a series of professional photos. (Credit: Steve Cruz Photography)

    Sister Serves as Surrogate, Gives Birth to Twins for O.C. Woman Who Had Cancer

    An Orange County woman who dreamed of having children but was told she would be unable to carry a child following a cancer diagnosis is a new mother after her sister, who served as a surrogate for her, gave birth to twins last week. Maggie Paxton, now 32, received the life-changing news that she had breast cancer two years ago. “I was 30 when I was diagnosed, and that’s very young. And so if I can share my story and help […]