Help Sought Finding Missing 11-Year-Old Granada Hills Girl Who Family Says Was Distraught Over Bullying: LAPD

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  • Elizabeth "Lizzy" Peralejo is seen in a photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department on May 2, 2016.

    LAPD: Help Sought Finding Missing Girl, 11, Who Family Says Was Distraught Over Bullying

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an apparently bullied 11-year-old girl who was reported missing in Granada Hills after leaving a concerning note behind Monday morning, authorities said. Elizabeth “Lizzy” Peralejo was last seen about 6:45 a.m. in the 11400 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The family called police after finding a note from the girl, who was being bullied at school, according to LAPD Sgt. Kevin Hawn. “She had left a […]

  • A blow up figure of Donald Trump is seen at a May Day event in downtown L.A. on May 1, 2016. (Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

    May Day Protests: Demonstrators Rally Peacefully in Downtown L.A.; No Arrests Made

    Thousands of May Day demonstrators marched and rallied peacefully in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday — some speaking out in support of workers and immigrants, others criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. No arrests were made at the protests, LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery told the Los Angeles Times. “It was a peaceful 1st Amendment exercise, with no incidents,” the sergeant said, adding that 129 parking tickets were issued and about 59 vehicles were impounded after being improperly parked along protest […]

  • A booking photo of 20-year-old Willie Bee Turner was released by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

    Oakland Man Convicted of Burning Puppy Alive Receives 3-Year Prison Sentence: Report

    An Oakland man who was found guilty of burning his female Chihuahua puppy alive after it defecated at a friend’s house was sentenced to prison Friday, according to the Sacramento Bee. A judge sentenced 21-year-old Willie Bee Turner to three years and eight months in the brutal January 2015 killing of the puppy named Angel Star, calling the crime “an unspeakable affront to societal norms,” the Bee reported. Turner was convicted in March of malicious killing of an animal, animal abuse, and […]

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    Knife-Wielding Man Fatally Shot by Police after Domestic Dispute in North Hills: LAPD

    A man allegedly wielding a knife was fatally shot by police in North Hills as he approached two officers Saturday night, the Los Angeles Times reported. The officers had responded to a domestic violence call at a residence near the intersection of Parthenia Street and Orion Avenue around 9:45 p.m., according to Officer J. Kim of the Los Angeles Police Department. They arrived at the location and found an injured woman at the scene, LAPD Sgt. J. Bender said. She […]

  • Danny Trejo is seen in a promotional image for Trejo's Tacos.

    Danny Trejo to Open Second Trejo’s Tacos Location in Hollywood This Summer

    Trejo’s Tacos, the new restaurant from actor Danny Trejo, is preparing to expand into Hollywood this summer, with additional locations possible in the future, according to the eatery’s publicist. While the exact address in Hollywood was not provided, Trejo’s Tacos has applied for a license to serve wine and beer at 1556 N. Cahuenga Blvd., a California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control record showed. The restaurant’s second store will open sometime this summer, said publicist Larry Fink. A target date was not […]

  • Powerball tickets are seen in a file image. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerball Jackpot Grows to $348 Million After Weeks Without Grand Prize Winner

    Less than four months after reaching a record $1.586 billion, the Powerball jackpot is again steadily growing, hitting an estimated $348 million after Saturday night’s drawing, the Multi-State Lottery Association said. The winning numbers for the latest Powerball game, announced shortly before 8 p.m., were: 3, 12, 16, 32 and 34, with a Powerball number of 14. Although no one won the grand prize, more than 1,236,000 people won a total of about $12.8 million, according to The current jackpot has now rolled […]

  • A Garden Grove Police Department patrol car is seen in a file photo. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    Teen Driver Dies After Car Crashes Into Block Wall, Telephone Pole in Garden Grove

    A 19-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash when his car struck a block wall and a telephone pole early Saturday morning in Garden Grove, police said. Officers responded to numerous reports of a crash on the south curb line of Chapman Avenue near Jennifer Lane around 1:40 a.m. and found the lone occupant pinned in the driver seat, according to a news release from the Garden Grove Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Orange County coroner’s […]

  • A man and a dog were found dead after house fire in Seal Beach on April 30, 2016. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Man, Dog Found Dead After ‘Suspicious’ Fire Rips Through Seal Beach Home: Authorities

    A 67-year-old man and a dog were found dead inside a home after a fire that has been deemed “suspicious” tore through a Seal Beach residence early Saturday, authorities said. The blaze erupted at a two-story house in the 200 block of 17th Street around 12:15 a.m., according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. It took about 50 firefighters about an hour and 15 minutes to extinguish the flames at the home, which was described by the captain […]

  • A teen girl was killed when she was ejected from the Sizzler carnival ride in El Paso, Texas, on April 29, 2016. (Credit: KFOX)

    Teen Girl Dies After Being Thrown From Sizzler Carnival Ride in Texas

    A teen girl who was thrown from a carnival ride in El Paso, Texas, Friday night has died, local television station KFOX reported. Authorities responded to Saint Thomas Aquinas Church in the 10900 block of Bywood Drive to a report of carnival ride injuries, the El Paso Police Department tweeted shortly after 7:30 p.m. Three teens were on the Sizzler ride — which twirls around a center point while spinning riders in their seats — when the incident occurred. One of […]