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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Woman, 77, killed by car in North Hollywood

    A 77-year-old woman was hit and killed by a car Friday night in North Hollywood. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. at Kittridge Street and Irvine Avenue, police said. The investigation is ongoing, but no arrests are expected to be made, police said....
  • Two killed, others injured in two-car accident in Sylmar

    Two people were killed and an unspecified number of others were injured Friday evening in a two-car collision in Sylmar. The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the area of 14747 San Fernando Road, near Sunshine Canyon Road, police said. An arrest is...
  • Crash involving Michigan parade vehicle leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

    An 80-year-old Michigan woman died and nine others were injured after a collision between a car and a parade vehicle roughly 60 miles outside Detroit, police said. Jeanette Rumptz of Metamora was driving on Turrill Road in Lapeer Township about 10 a.m....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Atheists bash Pope Francis' use of prayer for disaster victims

    Atheists bash Pope Francis' use of prayer for disaster victims
    A New Jersey-based atheist organization is castigating the work of Pope Francis and others who respond to natural disasters with prayer, Bibles and rosaries. American Atheists announced Monday that it was unveiling digital billboards in the central part...
  • Drivers stung hundreds of times after crash dislodges beehive

    Crashing your car into a tree is horrific enough, but one such crash in California prompted a  massive bee attack Sunday afternoon, according to CBSLA.com.  A car struck a tree, dislodging a large bee hive. The angry bees attacked the crash victims,...
  • Video captures deadly 70-car pileup on icy Wisconsin highway

    Video captures deadly 70-car pileup on icy Wisconsin highway
    The cause of a deadly pileup involving at least 70 cars and trucks caught in whiteout conditions in Germantown, Wis., might never be known. But stunning video of the precise moment the pileup began serves as a warning to drivers to slow down in snowy,...
  • Celebrities tweet the L.A. earthquake

    When an earthquake rocks Los Angeles, celebrities ride it out and then tweet it out. The shallow, 4.4-magnitude earthquake, which struck at 6:25 a.m. Monday, was felt widely and woke up social media. The temblor, which caused no apparent major damage or...
  • John Givens recommends plump, vibrant green sugar snaps

    John Givens recommends plump, vibrant green sugar snaps
    GOLETA, Calif. — Five miles west along the coast from Santa Barbara, sugar snap pea plants grown by veteran organic farmer John Givens flourish on a south-facing, frost-free slope, climbing high up the stakes and strings arrayed to support them...