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A Granada Hills family who was targeted in a “dinnertime burglary” was victimized again Tuesday night, marking the second time burglars have ransacked their home in less than a week. John Fenoglio reports for KTLA 5 News at 11, Dec. 7, 2023. Details: https://ktla.com/news/local-news/southern-california-home-targeted-by-armed-burglars-twice-in-one-week/
As the first of the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah kicks off, some in the Jewish community have expressed concern about the rise in antisemitic sentiment amid the war between Israel and Hamas, while others say the point of the Festival of Lights is to celebrate outwardly and proudly.
The ancient tradition of Hanukkah marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem and the miracle of a small pot of oil lasting for eight nights. The fear for some of those observing the tradition is that displaying their Jewish symbols and religious practices could make them a target.
KTLA's Mary Beth McDade reports on Dec. 7, 2023.
The gunman in the shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, that left three people dead and one seriously injured, was a former professor who had applied for jobs several times at Nevada universities, but was turned down every time, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
The gunman, identified as Anthony Polito, was killed in a shootout with two detectives, police said Wednesday. The shooter did not appear to be targeting students, law enforcement officials said. All four people killed were faculty members. The 67-year-old man lived in a Henderson, Nevada, apartment, which police searched following the shooting. Sheriff Kevin McMahill said Polito had been struggling financially, and law enforcement found an eviction notice taped to his door when they arrived.
KTLA's Samantha Cortese reports on Dec. 7, 2023.
Details: https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/unlv-active-shooter-was-former-college-professor-sources-say/ https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/2-professors-killed-in-unlv-campus-shooting-identified/
A family in Riverside County thought they were going to have to fight for their lives after a woman armed with a knife forced her way into their apartment earlier this week. Rick Chambers reports for KTLA 5 News at 10, Dec. 7, 2023. Details: ktla.com
Police pursued a carjacking suspect out of Fontana on Thursday night. The suspect was believed to be driving a stolen pickup truck and was possibly armed, according to California Highway Patrol.
Six patrol units chased the suspect, traveling on the westbound 10 freeway as they passed through downtown L.A. The driver merged onto the northbound 101 toward the San Fernando Valley, later to the northbound 405 Freeway and then to the 5 northbound.
A spike strip was deployed on the freeway at one point, but the driver spotted it and was able to quickly dodge it. A second spike strip was deployed under a bridge but was also unsuccessful. A third spike strip was finally successful.
A Granada Hills family who was previously targeted in a “dinnertime burglary” was victimized again Tuesday night, marking the second time burglars have struck the home in less than a week.
Located in the Greyhawk Ranch community, the victim’s home was burglarized on Nov. 29 when thieves escaped with around $150,000 worth of valuables. The victim, identified only as David, was returning home from Christmas shopping with his wife and their newborn baby when he spotted the thieves leaving his home with a stockpile of stolen items.
He chased them down in his car and rammed their vehicle to prevent them from fleeing the neighborhood. The burglars eventually escaped in their damaged vehicle. However, just days later, a group of intruders, possibly the same ones who previously ransacked his home, broke into his residence once again.
KTLA's Chris Wolfe reports on Dec. 7, 2023.
As the first of the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah kicks off, some in the Jewish community have expressed concern about the rise in antisemitic sentiment amid the war between Israel and Hamas, while others say the point of the Festival of Lights is to celebrate outwardly and proudly. Rachel Menitoff reports for KTLA 5 News at 5, Dec. 7, 2023. Details: ktla.com
The 67-year-old gunman who killed three faculty members and wounded a fourth in a roughly 10-minute rampage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, had a list of targets at the school and 150 additional rounds of ammunition, police said Thursday. Carlos Saucedo reports for KTLA 5 News at 4, Dec. 7, 2023. Details: https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/ap-vegas-shooter-who-killed-3-was-a-professor-who-recently-applied-for-a-job-at-unlv-ap-source-says/
Street vendors have filed a lawsuit against the City of Fontana for allegedly violating their civil rights.
Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 12 on Dec. 7, 2023.
The Los Angeles Lakers won't be allowed to wear their "city edition" uniforms for their semifinal matchup against the Pelicans in the NBA's first in-season tournament. Dec. 7, 2023.
Cats are rescued from trees all of the time. Dogs? Not so much. (TMX/Luka Bogdanovich)
Nearly 50 RVs are being removed from a Hollywood Hills street on Wednesday as part of L.A. Mayor Karen Bass’ Inside Safe program.
Annie Rose Ramos reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 7, 2023.