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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Insurance Rundown

    Select the right model and save big on car insurance. Here are 2012’s best and worst insurance buys. By Jim Gorzelany While auto insurance rates are largely based on personal factors, including a person’s age, gender, driving record and...
  • Two firefighters injured battling brush fire in Angeles Forest

    Two firefighters injured battling brush fire in Angeles Forest
    Two firefighters were injured Thursday afternoon while battling a brush fire in the Angeles National Forest, officials said. The blaze, named the Shoemaker fire, had burned about 65 acres near the San Gabriel River Ranger District by Thursday evening....
  • 5-year-old killed in multi-vehicle crash on 60 Freeway is identified

    5-year-old killed in multi-vehicle crash on 60 Freeway is identified
    The identity of the 5-year-old girl killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the 60 Freeway near South El Monte early Thursday has been released, authorities said. The girl was identified as Maydelin Salas of South El Monte, according to the Los Angeles...
  • 11-year-old boy pulled from Hollywood pool breathing on his own

    11-year-old boy pulled from Hollywood pool breathing on his own
    An 11-year-old boy who had no pulse when he was pulled out of a Hollywood motel pool is breathing on his own, authorities said Wednesday. His 36-year-old mother and 12-year-old sister, who also had no pulses when they were rescued, remain on life...
  • 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,...
  • Three teens critically injured after car hits them in North Hollywood

    Three teens critically injured after car hits them in North Hollywood
    Three teenage girls were critically injured Wednesday after being struck by a car in North Hollywood, authorities said.  The girls were reportedly in a crosswalk near 11482 Magnolia Blvd. when a man driving a compact car hit them, said Los Angeles...
  • Driver kept going after hitting 3 girls in North Hollywood, CHP says

    Driver kept going after hitting 3 girls in North Hollywood, CHP says
    Three 14-year-old girls were walking back to their North Hollywood school Wednesday when they were struck by a driver who didn't stop after he hit them, a CHP official said.  The girls, reportedly students at Oakwood School, were walking back to the...
  • CHP: Driver says brakes failed before car hit 3 teen girls

    CHP: Driver says brakes failed before car hit 3 teen girls
    A driver who hit three teenagers walking across a North Hollywood street Wednesday says his car's brakes failed, the California Highway Patrol says. One of the 14-year-old girls was on life support with head trauma, another suffered a dislocated hip and...
  • No injuries in crash of military jet into homes in Imperial County

    A Marine jet crashed into homes in the city of Imperial in Imperial County but there were no casualties, the city's fire chief said Wednesday evening. Two homes caught fire but everyone in the homes escaped, said Chief Tony Rouhotas. The AV-8B Harrier...
  • Kansas City house explosion injures five, two critically

    A house explosion on a residential street in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday evening has left five people injured, two of them in critical condition, police said. Firefighters responded to an explosion in the 7100 block of Tennessee Avenue, a small block...
  • Marine jet crash forces residents of 8 homes to flee

    Authorities said residents were able to get out of homes in Imperial County on Wednesday after a Marine Harrier jet crashed into a neighborhood in the city of Imperial. Two homes caught fire but everyone in the houses escaped, the city's Fire Chief Tony...