BREAKING: Sand Fire Grows to 5,500 Acres in Santa Clarita Area, Is 0% Contained; Evacuations in Effect

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  • A helicopter drops water on the fast-growing brush fire east of Santa Clarita. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Sand Fire Grows to 5,500 Acres in Santa Clarita Area, Is 0% Contained; Evacuations in Effect

    Hundreds of homes were under a mandatory evacuation order as a raging wildfire scorched an additional 2,000 acres overnight in the Santa Clarita, fire officials said Saturday morning. The so-called Sand Fire broke out about 2:10 p.m. Friday along the northbound side of the 14 Freeway near Sand Canyon Road and had burned 3,327 acres within eight hours, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. By the following morning, it had grown to an estimated 5,500 acres, but containment was still […]

  • The Denver Fire Department tweeted this image of a bulldozer after it crashed into a house on July 22, 2016.

    Bulldozer Plows Through House in Denver; 1 Injured, House Condemned

    A home in Denver was condemned after a bulldozer apparently plowed through a fence and into the residence Friday afternoon, fire officials said. The incident occurred in the area of 47th Avenue and Ventura Street, the Denver Fire Department tweeted shortly after 1 p.m. local time. Photos of the scene showed the bulldozer partially into the house, leaving a gaping hole in the roof and piles of wreckage inside and outside the home. The operator of the bulldozer was treated […]

  • David Lowe is seen in a booking photo released by the Brea Police Department.

    Child Porn Found at Home of Brea Man Accused of Secretly Filming Disabled Daughter’s Caretakers: Police

    A 54-year-old man who was arrested this week after he allegedly secretly recorded his daughter’s caregivers while they changed or used the bathroom at his Brea home also possessed pornographic images of children, police said. David Russell Lowe was taken into custody Tuesday at his residence in the 900 block of East Almond Drive following an investigation that took place over the past year, according to a Brea Police Department news release. Lowe is accused of asking at least 10 caregivers […]

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    Dog With Head Stuck in Fence Rescued by Sacramento Firefighters

    Sacramento-area firefighters cut through the bars of a metal fence to rescue a German shepherd after the dog’s head became stuck beneath it last week, video of the incident showed. Engine 44 of the West Sacramento Fire Department responded to a report of a dog trapped in a fence last Thursday morning and found the German shepherd “in a tight spot,” a Facebook post from the department stated. As the dog whimpered and struggled, firefighters — with the help of […]

  • A courtroom gavel is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Brian A. Jackson/Thinkstock)

    L.A. Mother Charged With Murder in Death of Abused 19-Day-Old Son: Authorities

    A 21-year-old mother accused of killing her infant son has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from his death, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Calixta Landa, of Los Angeles, was charged Monday with murder and assault on a child causing death, three days after the weeks-old boy died, according to a news release from the DA’s office. The baby had been taken to a hospital by relatives last Thursday after they “reportedly” observed the little boy […]

  • Cody Jarrett is seen in a photo released by San Bernardino police.

    Police: Armed Man Fatally Shot by Officer in San Bernardino

    A San Bernardino officer shot and killed a man who was allegedly armed with a sawed-off shotgun on Saturday night, police said. The incident began just before 9:20 p.m. when officers began following a stolen vehicle, according to San Bernardino Police Department. Lt. Rich Lawhead. “Officers noticed a stolen vehicle in the area, actually ran the plate, realized it was stolen, made a U-Turn behind the suspect vehicle, attempted to stop the vehicle,” he said. The car had been reported […]

  • An investigation was underway in San Bernardino after multiple teens were injured in a shooting outside a house party. (Credit: Newspro News)

    4 Teens Shot, Injured at House Party in San Bernardino; Gunman Sought

    Four teenagers were injured after being shot at a house party in San Bernardino late Saturday night, police said. Officers were called to a large party in the 1200 block of West 25th Street after neighbors reported hearing gunshots fired shortly before midnight, according to a news release from the San Bernardino Police Department. They arrived at the home and located witnesses who told them a shooting had occurred outside in the back yard, the release stated. None of the […]

  • Fourteen people were shot outside a house party in South Bakersfield on July 16, 2016. (Credit: KERO-TV)

    14 Shot in Drive-by Shooting Outside House Party in South Bakersfield: Sheriff’s Office

    Fourteen people were hospitalized after being wounded in a drive-by shooting outside a house party in South Bakersfield early Saturday, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said. “Numerous” partygoers were on the street in front of a residence in the 600 block of Stephens Drive shortly before 1 a.m. when a vehicle drove past and one or more occupants began firing into the crowd, according to a sheriff’s news release. “You didn’t know if your friends was OK or not,” said witness […]

  • Travon Williams, left, Travon Lamar Williams, center, and Samathy Mahan, right, are seen in a photos released by the San Bernardino Police Department.

    Arrest Made in San Bernardino Shooting That Left 3 Dead, Including 9-Year-Old Boy

    An arrest has been made in connection with a triple shooting last week that left three people dead in San Bernardino, including a father and his 9-year-old son, police announced Friday. Trayvon Brown, 26, was arrested on suspicion of murder, according to a San Bernardino Police Department news release. A jail record for Brown indicated was taken into custody by San Bernardino police about 4 p.m. Thursday in the 17800 block of Arrow Boulevard in Fontana and booked on a […]