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  • Thousands Mourn Jenni Rivera at Public Memorial

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Thousands of fans joined friends and family of singer Jenni Rivera on Wednesday to remember the Latin music star’s “perfectly imperfect life.” A public memorial service was held at the 6,000 seat Gibson Amphitheater at Universal CityWalk. The service began with a video tribute to Rivera, who along with six others, died in a plane crash on December 9, in Northern Mexico. Long time manager Pete Salgado, told the crowd, “Jenni made it OK for women […]

  • Hoax Video of Eagle Snatching Baby Goes Viral

    A video posted to YouTube that shows an eagle swooping down and picking up a baby in a park has sparked debate across the world — Is it real, or is it fake? On Wednesday afternoon, a Montreal design college admitted that three of its students created the now-viral video. The masterminds are apparently three students in the 3D animation and digital design program at the National Animation and Design Centre, or Centre NAD, in Montreal. A statement from Centre […]

  • Southern California to Dip Near or Below Freezing Overnight

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – Clear skies and lighter winds will bring the temperature across Southern California to near or below freezing. A widespread frost advisory has been issued for the region. Starting at 10 p.m. and into Thursday morning, areas such as the Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley, and the Antelope Valley will dip into the teens. Between the hours of 3 a.m. the Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley,  the Inland Empire and much of Orange County will see temperatures […]

  • Don Haidl, the Man Who Brought Down Former O.C. Sheriff, Dies

    NEWPORT BEACH (KTLA) –  Family members grieved on Wednesday night after Former Assistant Orange County Sheriff Don Haidl passed away. KTLA confirmed Haidl died Monday night from natural causes at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. A controversial figure in Orange County, Haidl’s law enforcement career came to an end in 2005 when he resigned from his post to defend his son, Greg Haidl, in a now infamous trial involving the rape of an unconscious 17-year-old girl. In 2007, Haidl pleaded […]

  • Time Magazine’s Person of The Year

    Time magazine has named President Obama its “Person of the Year” for 2012. “For finding and forging a new majority, for turning weakness into opportunity and for seeking, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union, Barack Obama is TIME’s 2012 Person of the Year,” writes editor Richard Stengel. This is the second time the magazine has bestowed the honor on the president. Four years ago, as president-elect after his victory over John McCain in 2008, he was also […]

  • Newtown Says Goodbye to Hero Teacher Vicki Soto

    DANBURY, CT (CNN)- Seeking to put out the message that Newtown is not alone,  several nearby cities have organized the “Tribute to Newtown” this evening at Western Connecticut State University. More of the fallen were laid to rest today, including 7-year-old Daniel Barden and teacher 27-year-ld Victoria Soto who has been called a hero for giving up her life to protect her students. “She just loved life, and she loved teaching,” said sister Carlee Soto. “She would not hesitate to […]

  • Miramonte Sex Abuse Case Could Cost LAUSD Millions

    LOS ANGELES (LA TIMES)- As the Los Angeles Unified School District tries to settle claims filed in connection with a teacher who allegedly molested children at Miramonte Elementary School, a jury awarded $6.9 million to another district student in a separate sexual abuse case. The size of verdict — among the largest ever awarded in a district molestation case – suggests L.A. Unified could end up paying a large amount of money to wrap up the close to 200 pending […]

  • False Report of ‘Man With a Gun’ at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA)- The LAPD received a call just before 10 a.m. from a person who reported seeing a man with a gun at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The unidentified caller told officers the potentially armed man was near the Steven Spielberg Building at 8725 Alden Drive. The LAPD did not find anyone suspicious and determined that the man was actually an armored car driver who made regular stops at Cedars-Sinai. Medical Center workers told KTLA that part of the building […]

  • Simi Valley Elementary Students Suspended For Toy Guns

    SIMI VALLEY (KTLA) – Two elementary students in Simi Valley have been suspended for bringing toy guns to school. The Simi Valley Police Department received a 911 call Tuesday  8:12 a.m. of a student with a possible gun at Santa Susana Elementary located at 4300 Apricot Road. During the investigation it was determined that two elementary school students, ages 9 and 10, had both brought an air-soft type handguns on the school bus.  Another student saw the devices on the […]

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