Alex Race was a fall 2017 intern with the KTLA digital team.

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  • Police were investigating a possible murder-suicide in Huntington Beach on Dec. 15, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Elderly’ Man, Woman Fatally Shot in Suspected Murder-Suicide: Huntington Beach Police

    A man and woman described by police as “elderly” are dead following a shooting in Huntington Beach Friday, in an incident authorities said they were investigating as a suspected murder-suicide. Shortly after 8 a.m., officers responded to a call of a possible shooting in the 4100 block of Aladdin Drive, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department. When they arrived, officers discovered the man and woman with gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead at the scene; […]

  • Surveillance footage from a camera at a home in Rancho Cucamonga shows an arsonist pouring fuel in an effort to light the home on fire on Dec. 14, 2017. (Credit: Rancho Cucamonga Police Department)

    Police Search for Arsonist Who Twice Attempted To Set Rancho Cucamonga Home On Fire

    Police are looking for a woman who was captured on surveillance footage early Thursday morning twice trying to burn down a family’s Rancho Cucamonga home just feet from where residents slept. The incident occurred just after midnight in the 10500 block of Lemon Avenue, according to San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller. Authorities released surveillance video showing the arsonist approach the home with a gas canister. She takes her time pouring fuel on multiple areas of the home and throws […]

  • Caught on Video: Fuming ‘Star Wars’ Fans Walk Out of Film Debut Over Audio Issues at Burbank AMC

    “Star Wars” fans at a movie theatre in Burbank revolted after audio issues plagued the Thursday night release of the franchise’s most recent iteration, “The Last Jedi,” leaving many moviegoers frustrated and considering a trip to the dark side. The incident occurred at a 9:45 p.m. showing at AMC theatre 16 near the Burbank Town Center. Moviegoers were offered a full refund and staff attempted to move the showing to another theatre but were unsuccessful. Audio was restored after 20 minutes, but […]

  • Randy John Morasch is shown in a booking photo released by the Riverside County DA's office.

    Riverside County Man Convicted of 22 Counts for Holding Teen Boys at His Home, Sexually Assaulting Them

    A Riverside County man was convicted this week of 22 counts involving the kidnapping and sexual assault of two underage boys, whom he threatened to kill and then tried to keep from cooperating with investigators, officials said. Randy John Morasch, 55, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to a Dec. 8 Riverside County District Attorney’s Office news release. From 2005 to 2009, and from 2013 to 2014, Morasch offered employment, lavish gifts and housing to two separate, […]

  • Authorities Search for Man Involved in Armed Robbery of Gas Station in Irvine

    Authorities in Irvine were working to identify a man who robbed a gas station with a handgun Sunday morning, officials said. The armed robber entered the Shell gas station at Trabuco Road and Culver Drive around 9:30 a.m., according to an Irvine Police Department news release. He displayed a handgun and demanded money from the attendant, the statement said. The attendant handed around $300 to the armed robber, officials said. Authorities describe the armed robber as a 23- to 28-year-old Hispanic […]

  • Local residents keep watch while fire and smoke from the Thomas wildfire heads towards their housing estate in Ojai on Dec. 9, 2017. (Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images)

    Heavy Smoke From Numerous Fires Raging in SoCal Leads to Multiple Smoke Advisories and Air Quality Warnings

    As the result of numerous fires raging across Southern California over the past week, heavy smoke has led to multiple air quality and smoke advisories across the region prompting many residents to take measures for breathing safely. On Sunday, a smoke advisory for the greater Los Angeles area was extended through Monday morning by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Strong northeast winds are expected to bring smoke from the Creek Fire, Rye Fire and Skirball Fire to the western portion […]

  • A snowboarder is seen taking a run on Bear Mountain in the San Bernardino Mountains. (credit: Don Bartletti/ LA Times)

    Southern California Ski Season Kicks Off With Big Bear Opening Friday

    It hardly feels like a winter wonderland in Southern California as temperatures remain unseasonably warm and wildfires rage across the region, but you can now break out your skis and snowboards: Big Bear Mountain Resort opened Friday morning. The ski resort in the San Bernardino Mountains announced that it has opened five lifts — three on Snow Summit and two on Bear Mountain — that will service eight runs with more expected to open quickly. The mountain will be open from […]

  • Fernando Martinez is shown in a photo released by Ontario Police Department officials on Dec. 3, 2017.

    Ontario Gang Detectives Arrest 3 in Connection With Fatal Stabbing of 16-Year-Old Boy

    Gang detectives in Ontario have arrested a man and two teens in connection with a double-stabbing that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy, officials said Sunday. Authorities initially responded to the 800 block of East Nocta Street around 6:40 p.m. Friday where multiple people fled the scene of a “large” fight where two victims were stabbed. The boy died after being taken to a local hospital, according to a Ontario Police Department news release. The other victim was […]

  • Ignacio Conlu Barandiaran is seen in a booking a photo released from the Orange County District Attorney's Office on Nov. 17, 2017.

    O.C. Authorities Seek Potential Additional Victims of Caretaker Who Allegedly Stole $1M From Elderly Man With Dementia

    Authorities in Orange County are looking for additional victims of a caretaker accused of stealing close to $1 million from a now-deceased elderly man who had dementia, officials said Friday. Ignacio Conlu Barandiaran, 35, of Long Beach, was charged on Nov. 9 and later arrested on suspicion of 18 felony counts, including caretaker theft from an elder 65 years of age or older, first-degree burglary and elder neglect. He also faces sentencing enhancements for property loss or damage over $65,000 […]

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