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  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • High school worker electrocuted, second critical in O.C.

    High school worker electrocuted, second critical in O.C.
    One construction worker was electrocuted and another critically injured while working at Mission Viejo High School in southern Orange County. The workers were trying to erect a banner for an upcoming football game in honor of veterans, said Jeff Starr,...
  • L.A. heat wave: Expect 100 degrees inland, 90s at beaches by midweek

    L.A. heat wave: Expect 100 degrees inland, 90s at beaches by midweek
    Forecasters are warning of extreme fire danger this week, with temperatures expected to exceed 90 degrees in most areas as gusty Santa Ana winds whip the region. A red flag warning for the valleys and mountains of Ventura and Los Angeles counties ...
  • Police identify victim in Delray crash and shooting

    – A 23-year-old man is dead after a wild shooting and car crash in downtown Delray Beach. The investigation shut down Atlantic Avenue Thursday night and police were still working the scene Friday. It happened at Atlantic and Eighth Avenue West...
  • Death toll in Hesperia crash rises to five

    Death toll in Hesperia crash rises to five
    The death toll from a two-vehicle crash in Hesperia rose to five people Sunday afternoon when workers prying apart the vehicles discovered the body of a child had been hidden in the wreckage. Two adults and three children were killed after a van...
  • Santa Ana winds, high temperatures prompt fire warnings

    Santa Ana winds, high temperatures prompt fire warnings
    Southern California is in for a hot and windy week. The National Weather Service warned of critical fire conditions Sunday and Monday as gusty northeasterly Santa Ana winds hit the region. The agency issued a red flag warning for the mountains and...
  • Possible arson attack at Ramona Gardens apartments is investigated

    Possible arson attack at Ramona Gardens apartments is investigated
    Officials are investigating the cause of a fire at a Boyle Heights apartment complex early Monday that was reportedly sparked by Molotov cocktails. The arson counterterrorism unit of the Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating the blaze, which...
  • Third body found after Virginia hot-air balloon crash

    The third and final victim of a fatal hot-air balloon crash in a rural, heavily wooded area of Virginia has been found, officials announced. The remains of the balloon's last missing passenger were discovered near the Caroline Pines subdivision in...
  • Family of 5 killed in Hesperia crash reportedly headed to Disneyland

    Family of 5 killed in Hesperia crash reportedly headed to Disneyland
    The family of five that were killed Sunday in a car crash in Hesperia were reportedly on their way to Disneyland to celebrate a birthday when a van veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into their car. The crash occurred about 7 a.m. at Main Street...
  • Combined doughnut shop, Chinese restaurant damaged in fire

    A joint doughnut shop and Chinese restaurant inside a La Crescenta strip mall was damaged by an electrical fire early Friday morning, according fire officials. The blaze at Daily Donuts China Express at 2550 Foothill Blvd. was reported at 5:45 a.m. and...
  • Police: Bystander pulls boy from crashed SUV after driver flees

    Police: Bystander pulls boy from crashed SUV after driver flees
    A 3-year-old boy left alone in a crashed SUV was pulled to safety by a bystander moments before the car caught fire, police said. The SUV struck an abandoned building in the 2000 block of West 59h Street about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Police News Affairs...