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  • Firefighters clean up debris after a Walmart in Rialto burned on Sept. 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Blaze Forces Evacuation of Walmart in Rialto, Chars $750K Worth of Products

    A Walmart Supercenter in Rialto caught fire, sending a thick column of black smoke into the sky, while customers were in the store late Friday afternoon. The garden and outdoor portion of the store was gutted by the flames, with its roof charred to ashes and the products inside burnt to a crisp, aerial video from Sky5 showed. Crews responded to the location at 1366 S. Riverside Ave. shortly before 4:30 p.m., and the blaze was extinguished by 5 p.m., […]

  • Emergency responders rush to the scene of an emergency in a file photo. (Credit: MattGush/iStock)

    Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Ambulance in Downtown L.A.

    An investigation is underway after a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance hit a pedestrian in downtown L.A. on Friday. The person suffered critical injuries when they were struck around 4 p.m., LAFD said in an alert. L.A. Police Officer Drake Madison said it happened at the intersection of Fifth Street and Broadway. The victim was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital. Officials did not say whether the ambulance was transporting anyone at the time of the crash. No other information […]

  • A still from surveillance footage released by Victorville police shows two suspects in an alleged robbery at a Food 4 Less on March 12, 2018.

    Police Arrest Man Accused of Swiping Security Guard With Machete in Caught-on-Video Incident at Victorville Supermarket

    A 23-year-old parolee suspected of robbing a Victorville grocery store while brandishing a machete has been arrested, officials said Friday, days after investigators released surveillance video of the incident. Multiple members of the public came forward to identify the man in the footage as Victorville resident Kenneth Bryant after the video was released Wednesday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The incident occurred the night of March 12 inside the Food 4 Less at 14738 […]

  • A man suspected of severely beating homeless people in downtown Los Angeles, resulting in the death of at least two, is seen in stills from surveillance video released Sept. 17, 2018, by Los Angeles police.

    2 Men Die After Being Viciously Beaten While Sleeping on Street in Downtown L.A.; Bat-Wielding Attacker Remains at Large

    Two of the three homeless men who were severely beaten by a bat-wielding assailant as they slept on the street in downtown Los Angeles this week have died as a result of their injuries, police said Thursday. The men had been in critical condition after being repeatedly struck on the head and shoulders by another man before dawn on Sunday. The attacker then proceeded to pull back their bedding to rifle through their pockets and other property for items of […]

  • Sativa water district customer Karen Lewis holds a jar of discolored water that came from her faucet in this undated photo. (Credit: Robert Goulrey / Los Angeles Times)

    With Discolored Water Still Flowing From Taps in Compton, Assemblyman Provides Update on Clean Water Bill on Gov. Brown’s Desk

    A bill that would seek to end the frustration of the 6,800 customers in Compton and Willowbrook complaining of murky water flowing from their taps is sitting on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, and the assemblyman who introduced it held a community forum Thursday to discuss the measure. The bill that easily passed the state Assembly and Senate last month, AB 1577, would appoint a state administrator to assume control of the daily operations of their water provider, the Sativa Los […]

  • From left: Vidal Larios, Angel Franco and Elizabeth Franco are seen in booking photos released Sept. 20, 2018, by Covina police.

    3 Arrested in Connection With Covina Bar Attack That Left Man’s Skull Fractured: Police

    A woman and two men were arrested Thursday after police earlier in the week released video in an attempt to identify a man who brutally attacked another man with a beer mug at a bar in Covina. The incident occurred on Aug. 17 after the victim and assailant had finished a game of pool at Clancy’s Sports Bar, located at 961 N. Azusa Ave., according to the Covina Police Department. Shortly before midnight, the attacker followed the victim into the […]

  • Playa Vista Father Shares Video of Repairman Sniffing His Young Daughters’ Underwear

    A Playa Vista family is speaking out after their home security camera captured a repairman going through the hamper in their little girls’ room Wednesday morning, pulling out underwear and sniffing them. The man was also seen stuffing a pair of undergarments in his pocket while he was supposed to be conducting repairs on the 3- and 5-year-old girls’ bedroom. The footage was captured by a Nest camera perched on one of their cribs. “I would have never imagined that […]

  • Authorities investigate the scene where two deputies were injured in East Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Deputies Wounded, Suspect Killed in Shootout at East L.A. Park: Sheriff’s Officials

    Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were struck by gunfire and a suspect was dead following a shooting incident in an East L.A. park Wednesday evening, officials said. Both deputies were in serious but stable condition at the hospital following a shootout involving at least three suspects at Ruben F. Salazar Park, on the 3800 block of Whittier Boulevard, according to Sheriff Jim McDonnell. The fatal confrontation occurred as officials were investigating a report of a man with a gun […]

  • The intersection of Meridian and Figueroa streets in Highland Park is seen in a Google Maps Street View image from November 2016.

    Man, Woman Investigated After Taking 3-Month-Old From Highland Park Amid Civil Dispute: LAPD

    Los Angeles police were investigating a man and woman believed to be traveling with an infant they took from Highland Park Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Although Officer Tony Im had originally described the incident as a kidnapping, authorities later said it was being handled as a civil dispute. Previously, police had said 3-month-old Savannah King was taken from near the corner of Meridian and Figueroa streets, where Luther Burbank Middle School sits, around 3:30 p.m. She was last seen wearing […]