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  • Liberte Chan’s Sunday Weather Forecast: Sun, Warm Temperatures

    The week ahead will bring sunny skies and warmer temperatures to the Southland. Liberte Chan has the forecast.

  • Calif. Among 6 States Proposing Increased Taxes on Firearms

    SACRAMENTO (KTLA) — Lawmakers from six states, including California, are proposing increased taxes on firearm sales. Congressional Democrats are pushing for an additional 10 percent tax on handgun purchases. The new bill will be introduced in California, Nevada, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Washington State. In California, lawmakers are also proposing a nickel tax on every round of ammunition sold in the state. They argue that a tax increase would help to pay for gun buyback programs and firearms safety […]

  • Burbank City Council Bans Advertising Vehicles

    BURBANK, Calif. (KTLA) — The Burbank City Council has banned vans and other vehicles that have the sole purpose of advertising. The advertising vehicles were first brought to the council’s attention after vans advertising topless maids began appearing around town. The ban also applies to vans or trucks with plywood billboards bolted to the exterior, because city officials say they pose a safety risk.

  • Afghan President Says Terrorists Working with U.S.

    (CNN) — A deadly bombing in the Afghan capital during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel showed that the “Taliban are serving the foreigners and are not against the foreigner,” Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday. The Taliban want a “longer presence of foreigners, not their departure from Afghanistan,” Karzai said. Hours later, a scheduled news conference between Hagel and Karzai was canceled. Pentagon spokesman George Little said the schedule had changed “for a variety of reasons, to […]

  • Nelson Mandela Released from Hospital

    (CNN) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was released from a Pretoria hospital after a successful medical examination and an overnight stay, according to a statement from the presidential office Sunday. Doctors said scheduled tests showed Mandela, 94, is well, the news release said. Mandela, who has not appeared in public since 2010, has been recovering from a lung infection and gallstone surgery while at his home in Houghton, a suburb of Johannesburg. He was hospitalized in early December […]

  • 1 Killed, 5 Rescued in Sailboat Racing Accident

    SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, Calif. — Craig Thomas Williams, 36, of San Diego, was killed in the crash of a 32-foot sailboat onto the rocky shoreline of San Clemente Island, the San Diego County medical examiner said Saturday. Williams was found unresponsive in the water by Coast Guard rescue personnel. “He was recovered from the water and death was confirmed without medical intervention,” the medical examiner said. Four other crew members were rescued. Their boat, the Uncontrollable Urge, was taking part in the Islands Race hosted […]

  • Slain ‘Onion Field’ Police Officer Honored with Freeway Signs

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — On the 50th anniversary of the killing of LAPD Officer Ian Campbell, whose story was immortalized in the book and movie “The Onion Field,” signs were placed along the Hollywood Freeway in his name. Campbell and his partner, Karl Hettinger, were abducted from the corner of Carlos and Gower in Hollywood, as they were assigned to a plainclothes detail in 1963. Two ex-convicts — Gregory Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith — confronted the officers, who were […]

  • Driver Stabbed by Hitchhikers in Temple City

    TEMPLE CITY, Calif. (KTLA) — A driver was hospitalized Saturday morning after he was stabbed the night before by hitchhikers, who he had picked up in Arizona, according to police. The attack reportedly happened after the man had pulled over to let the hitchhikers out of his vehicle after they had begun quarreling, police said. The man, who suffered four stab wounds to the torso, managed to drive to an IHOP Restaurant in Rosemead before collapsing. He was transported to […]

  • Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead before going to bed tonight — Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday morning. You smart phones will likely change on their own, but don’t forget to change those old clocks on the walls. The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m., which will become 3 a.m. For many of us moving to Daylight Saving Time means losing an hour of sleep, but some people take the change […]

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