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  • New York Mayor Sings ‘I Love L.A.’ After Kings Beat Rangers

    New York Mayor Sings ‘I Love L.A.’ After Kings Beat Rangers — Mary Beth McDade Reports

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio kept his promise Monday to sing “I Love L.A.” on Jimmy Kimmel Live after the Rangers lost to the Los Angeles Kings. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, June 16, 2014.

  • Teacher Accused of Having Sexual Relationship With Female Student

    A 35-year-old teacher at Valencia High School in Placentia was arrested Wednesday in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a female student. Rebecca Eileen Diebolt was taken into custody in a shopping center parking lot on East Imperial Highway in Brea, according to a news release from the Placentia Police Department. She was booked at the Orange County Jail with bail set at $100,000. The investigation began on June 4 when the alleged victim told police she was in […]

  • Sketch Released of Attacker Who Abducted UC Riverside Student

    Police in Riverside released a sketch Wednesday of a man who abducted a University of Riverside student from a school parking structure over the weekend. It happened on Sunday around 4:17 p.m. inside the University Towers parking garage at 3500 Iowa Ave. Police received a call from the student who said a man grabbed her and forcibly pushed her into his vehicle, according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department. The woman said she was bound and driven […]

  • Handcuffed Suspect Escapes Custody While Being Treated in ER

    Police were trying to locate a handcuffed suspect who escaped custody while being treated at West Anaheim Medical Center on Wednesday. Nazim Amett Polanco was arrested for felony narcotics and theft-related charges on Wednesday, according to a news release from the Buena Park Police Department. The 19-year-old was later taken by officers to West Anaheim Medical Center after complaining he was injured, the release stated. While being treated, the release stated that Polanco ran out of the emergency room and […]

  • Woman Who Fostered 200 Children Receives $50,000 Award

    A Downey woman who spent her life mothering children who had no one else to turn to was on the receiving end of a tremendous gift on Wednesday. Alena Strickland fostered more than 200 children over the years, many of them with mental, emotional and physical disabilities. It all began 27 years ago, when Strickland’s infant daughter, Jamie, was hospitalized. At the hospital, Strickland saw an abandoned baby that was terminally ill. Strickland arraigned to take the infant home so […]

  • Hollywood Seeks Exemption From FAA for Commercial Use of Drones — Kimberly Cheng Reports

    The Federal Aviation Administration doesn’t allow the commercial use of unmanned aircraft, but seven movie and TV production companies are now asking for an exemption. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

  • Police Took No Action in Reported Attack by Isla Vista Killer Elliot Rodger in 2013 — Jim Nash reports

    Santa Barbara authorities were told nearly a year before Elliot Rodger’s deadly rampage that he had tried to push several people off a 10-foot ledge during a party in Isla Vista, according to records made public on Wednesday. Jim Nash reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

  • Hagel: Bergdahl Deal Was ‘Imperfect’ But Right Decision — Glen Walker Reports

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel defended the deal that freed Bowe Bergdahl. Glen Walker reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

  • Woman Found Dead Amid Piles of Trash, Dozens of Cats at Santa Ana Home — Christina Pascucci Reports

    A woman found amid piles of trash and dozens of cats at her Santa Ana home still had a cat carrier containing a kitten on her lap when a gardener found her dead, authorities said on Wednesday. Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.