Anthony Kurzweil is a web producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.

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  • Carmelo Pizzaro is seen in an image provided by his mother.

    Sheriff’s Dept. Says Man Shot During Chase in Pico Rivera Was Armed With Gun

    An investigation is underway in Pico Rivera into the fatal deputy-involved shooting of a 22-year-old man investigators say was armed with a gun Thursday morning. The shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of Pico Vista Road, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Joe Mendoza said. Prior to the shooting, deputies had tried to pull the man over on suspicion of DUI in the area of Washington Boulevard and Passons Boulevard, the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. […]

  • A Victorville home is shown on July 13, 2018, where human remains were found. (Credit: Gabriel D. Espinosa/Victor Valley News)

    Remains Found in Cement-Filled Trash Can ID’d as Victorville Woman

    Officials on Wednesday identified the woman whose remains were found last week in a trash can partially filled with cement in Victorville. Investigators believe Judith Ornelas, a 47-year-old Victorville resident, had been deceased for more than a year before her skeletal remains were discovered by a K-9 detection dog, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. Ornelas’ remains were found when deputies responded to a possible deceased body call at a residence in the 15000 bock of […]

  • An image of Highway 1 is seen in a post on the Big Sur Information Facebook page.

    Highway 1 Reopens Nearly 14 Months After Massive Mudslide Along Big Sur Coast

    A portion of California’s scenic Highway 1 reopened Wednesday more than a year after a major landslide buried the road, transportation officials said. The landslide at Mud Creek in 2017 heaped six million tons of rock and dirt on about a quarter mile section of the coastal highway in the Big Sur region. The highway had already been closed at that spot for months, and at other points, after unusually heavy winter and spring rains caused landslides. Highway 1, also known as […]

  • A person of interest in the killing of a Hacienda Heights man more than 12 years ago was revealed on July 17, 2018. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

    Person of Interest Sketch Revealed in 2005 Shooting Death of Hacienda Heights Man

    Detectives revealed the image of a person of interest Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old father of two in Hacienda Heights more than 12 years ago. Edward Berber’s body was found at his home in the 1800 block of Charlemonte Avenue by his mother on Dec. 6, 2005. She went to the house to check on Berber because she had not heard from him for several days, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. […]

  • David Gil-Garcia is seen in an image provided by his family.

    Search Underway for Missing Man Last Seen at Downtown L.A. Gym

    Concerned family members are asking the public for help Tuesday in their search for a Palmdale man with bipolar disorder who disappeared from a downtown Los Angeles gym on Friday. David Gil-Garcia was last seen at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in the 1300 block of South Grand Avenue, according to his mother Rosario Tacen. Tacen says Gil-Garcia, 29, stopped responding to texts and calls over the weekend so she drove to the gym and found her son’s car parked nearby. […]

  • Firefighters respond to a fatal crash on the 605 Freeway in Norwalk on July 16, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    2 Killed, 4 Injured in DUI Crash on 605 Freeway in Norwalk: CHP

    Two people were killed, and four others injured, in a DUI crash that temporarily closed the northbound 605 Freeway in Norwalk early Monday morning. The identities of the two deceased were withheld pending notification of their next of kin, according to a California Highway Patrol news release.  They were described as a 52-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman both from Paramount who were inside a 1999 Ford Windstar. A 31-year-old man from Norwalk, Alex Barragan, was arrested on suspicion of […]

  • A man's body was found inside a burned vehicle in Santa Ana on July 13, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Respond to Burning Car in Santa Ana, Find Man’s Body Inside

    Firefighters in Santa Ana found a man’s body inside a car after putting out a fire Friday morning. The fire was reported in the 900 block of Hickory Street about 7:20 a.m., Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. Arriving firefighters found a Prius parked in a driveway that was fully engulfed in flames. Crews worked quickly to douse the flames, then found a man’s body inside the vehicle, Bertagna said. The unidentified person was pulled from the car […]

  • Maribel Gonzalez is seen in a photo provided to KTLA by her mother.

    Pregnant Mother of 8, Her Unborn Child Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in San Bernardino; Driver Sought: Police

    A pregnant woman died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver as she tried to cross a San Bernardino street late Wednesday night, and her baby did not survive, authorities said. The deadly crash occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. on West Highland Avenue near Medical Center Drive, according to a San Bernardino Police Department news release. The victim was walking southbound across Highland Avenue in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound, apparently at a […]

  • Ivana Waz is shown with her son Makani Waz in an undated image on Ivana Waz's Facebook page.

    Double Murder-Suicide Suspected After Triple Shooting Leaves 3 Dead in Redondo Beach: Authorities

    An apparent double murder-suicide left three people dead inside a residence in Redondo Beach following a shooting Wednesday night, authorities said. “It appears that one of the people discovered inside committed suicide after shooting the other two,” said Redondo Beach police Lt. Rick Kochheim of the preliminary investigation. “Unfortunately, it’s a tragic day,” Kochheim said. The deceased were identified as Marc Waz, age 48, Ivana Waz and 13-year-old Makani Waz, authorities said. The age of Ivana Waz was not clear. […]