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

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  • Crews look for hot spots following commercial building blaze in Ontario on Aug. 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Chemical-Covered Rag Ignited Building Fire in Ontario, Investigators Say

    A fire that fully engulfed a commercial building in Ontario early Friday morning was started by at least one chemical-covered rag left inside the cabinet and furniture shop, officials said. The blaze was reported about 1:40 a.m. when a witness noticed smoke coming from the building located in the 200 block of East Main Street, Ontario Fire Department Investigator Mike Gonzales said. Video from the scene shows the flames shooting through the roof of the building as firefighters arrived. Crews […]

  • Police investigate a home invasion robbery in West Covina on Aug. 16, 2019. (Credit: RMG News)

    Woman Tied up in Home-Invasion Robbery in West Covina; 4 Sought

    Police are searching for four people who broke into a home in West Covina and tied up a woman during a home-invasion robbery early Friday morning. The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of Flemington Drive near Gauntlet Drive. The four masked individuals, described only as males, entered the home after using a sledgehammer to break a sliding glass door, West Covina Police Department Lt. Michelle Figueroa said. Once inside, the intruders tied up a female resident, […]

  • On the left: Alfredo Carrera and his girlfriend are seen in an undated photo provided by family. On the right, José Flores Velazquez is seen in an image posted on

    2 Childhood Friends Killed in South L.A.-Area Shooting ID’d as UC Irvine PhD Student, Father-to-Be

    Investigators on Thursday are working to determine what prompted a drive-by shooting  that killed two lifelong friends and injured another man on a South Los Angeles-area street as they released the names of the victims. The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department identified the victims as Jose Flores Velazquez and Alfredo Carrero, both 24 years old. Flores Velazquez’s father told KTLA his son was actually 23. The two young men became friends as children and grew up together on the same Florence-Firestone […]

  • The Carl's Jr. Beyond Famous Star is seen in an image posted to the company's Facebook page.

    Carl’s Jr. Giving Away New Meatless Burger With Purchase of Large Drink

    Carl’s Jr. is offering a one-day deal on Thursday to encourage customers to try its new Beyond Meat burger creation. The restaurant is giving a way a free Beyond Famous Star with cheese for free if customers purchase a large drink and ask for the “beyond upgrade,” a Facebook post read. The meatless burger is the fast-food chain’s entry into the plant-based food market. Other major chains, including Del Taco and Burger King, are already selling meatless options. The deal […]

  • Eddie Alvirez, left, is seen in an image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department; the victim, right, is seen in an image provided by a family member.

    Brother, 18, Turns Himself In After Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Girl in Lancaster

    Authorities arrested 18-year-old Eddie Alvirez, who is suspected of fatally shooting his younger sister in Lancaster on Tuesday. Alvirez turned himself in to authorities around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies were initially sent to a home in the 1700 block of West Avenue J-15 at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call that a girl had been shot with a BB gun, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release stated. The 13-year-old victim was taken to the Antelope Valley […]

  • Firefighters battle a brush fire that burned in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Triple-Digit Heat to Bring Increased Risk of Fire Danger

    Triple-digit temperatures are returning to parts of Southland as we prepare for the two hottest days of the week Wednesday and Thursday. The warm temperatures, combined with low humidity and “very dry fuels,” are expected to bring a prolonged period of elevated fire danger to southwest California, the National Weather Service stated. A brush fire burned about 5 acres near several multimillion-dollar homes in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles on Tuesday. Los Angeles County firefighters combined forces with […]

  • Authorities respond Aug. 12, 2019, to a Riverside gun battle that left one CHP officer dead and two others wounded; the gunman was also killed. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    ‘Horrific Gunbattle’ Leaves 1 CHP Officer Dead, 2 More Wounded in Riverside

    Two California Highway Patrol officers were expected to recover from the injuries they suffered in a Monday evening shootout that erupted after a driver fatally shot their fellow officer during a traffic stop on a 215 Freeway overpass, authorities announced Tuesday. Officials identified the officer killed as 34-year-old Andre Moye, who had served with the CHP in Riverside since 2017 and left behind his wife, Sara, parents, sisters, and brothers. A fund has been set up for his family. The […]

  • Authorities wait for a barricaded suspect to exit an apartment in East Hollywood on Aug. 13, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

    Pursuit Suspect in Custody Following Hourslong Standoff in East Hollywood

    Authorities ended up in an hourslong standoff Tuesday morning when a driver who led them on a pursuit entered an East Hollywood apartment and refused to come out. The incident began as a domestic violence call in East Los Angeles, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed. The suspect fled as deputies arrived, prompting the early morning chase. Authorities followed the driver to the 4300 block of Lockwood Avenue, where he exited the vehicle and went into […]

  • Authorities respond to a shooting in South Whittier on July 1, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Man Sentenced in 2017 Shooting That Killed Ex-Wife, Paralyzed Her Boyfriend in South Whittier

    A man convicted of killing his ex-wife and paralyzing her boyfriend in a shooting during a 2017 custody exchange in South Whittier has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stated Tuesday. Efrem Ruben Lozoya, then 38, and ex-wife Nereida Villanueva, 33, had been divorced for several years when Lozoya arrived at her apartment in 13900 block of Coteau Drive on the morning of July 1, 2017. Lozoya was at the […]

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