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  • Woman found seriously injured outside burning car on O.C. toll road

    Woman found seriously injured outside burning car on O.C. toll road
    The Orange County Fire Authority said a 50-year-old woman was found seriously burned on an Aliso Viejo toll road Tuesday night outside of her smoldering car. The incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. on the San Joaquin Hills (73) toll road near the Glenwood...
  • Body of California air tanker pilot is transferred in solemn ceremony

    Body of California air tanker pilot is transferred in solemn ceremony
    On a patch of dirt at the boundary of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, the body of the pilot who died when his air tanker crashed during the firefight the day before was transferred from the care of the park to his own agency. Geoffrey Craig Hunt --...
  • Making scuba-diving a family sport

    Making scuba-diving a family sport
    Never mind the moray eel. I'm focused on rubbing the "lucky" porthole of a ship that sunk here in a hurricane nearly 150 years ago. Did I mention that I'm 60 feet underwater, diving mask on my face, breathing oxygen from a tank strapped to my back?...
  • Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash

    Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash
    A Florida woman was naked from the waist down sitting on her husband's lap when he crashed their car into a canal, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The crash that killed Amanda Notebaert happened in March in Loxahatchee. The couple, both naked from the...
  • West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute

    West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute
    A water main break on a 36-inch pipe in West Hollywood on Friday afternoon sent torrents of muddy water down Sunset Strip, prompting a series of street closures as crews respond to the mess. At its peak, the break was spewing 9,600 gallons of water...
  • Irvine man drowns in community pool; 28th drowning in O.C. this year

    A man drowned in a pool at his Irvine town home complex Friday, authorities said. It was the second drowning in Irvine this year and the 28th in Orange County, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. The year's total could overtake last...
  • 125 years after Johnstown flood, U.S. dams need expensive fix

    125 years after Johnstown flood, U.S. dams need expensive fix
    The last Friday in May dawned wet and stayed that way. Merchants in blue-collar Johnstown, Pa., hauled their wares to their buildings’ upper stories to wait out the expected flooding. Families moved furniture and stockpiled supplies. But nothing...
  • Increase in earthquakes may be tied to groundwater pumping

    Increase in earthquakes may be tied to groundwater pumping
    For years, scientists have wondered what are the forces that keep pushing up California's mighty Sierra Nevada and central coast ranges, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes in parts of Central California. On Wednesday, a group of scientists...
  • Traffic: Collision on outer loop of I-695

    Traffic: Collision on outer loop of I-695
    A collision on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Lochearn prior to I-795 has closed the outer loop left shoulder at 8:53 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash with injury on the outer loop of I-...
  • Truck in hit-and-run that killed toddler is found; witnesses sought

    Truck in hit-and-run that killed toddler is found; witnesses sought
    San Bernardino police say they’ve found the truck that struck and killed a 2-year-old girl earlier this month, and hope the break in the case will help track down its driver, who fled the scene. Asianae Thomas died from her injuries May 7 at...
  • LAPD officer funeral today closes streets in downtown L.A.

    LAPD officer funeral today closes streets in downtown L.A.
    Commuters could face some traffic delays in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday morning as streets close for the funeral of an LAPD officer killed in a Harbor City crash. Streets surrounding the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels were closed around 6 a....