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  • Harford schools to open two hours late Wednesday, two schools closed

    Harford County officials warned residents of hypothermia and other dangers in light of record-setting cold temperatures Monday and Tuesday, and there was more concern about the abnormally cold temperatures overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The...
  • Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in crash on Angeles Crest Highway

    A 55-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon on Angeles Crest Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The motorcyclist was identified as Manuel Lumbattis Morales of Los Angeles, according to CHP Officer Thomas Miller....
  • Motorcyclist who died on 2 Freeway was prominent physician

    Motorcyclist who died on 2 Freeway was prominent physician
    The man who was killed Monday night after he lost control of his motorcycle on the 2 Freeway was a former chief of surgery at two local hospitals and a prominent physician, officials said. Thomas Grosch, 53, of La Cañada Flintridge was pronounced dead at...
  • Metro will replace and refurbish scores of aging Blue Line cars

    Metro will replace and refurbish scores of aging Blue Line cars
    As part of a multi-year upgrade to the aging Metro Blue Line, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority will spend more than $850 million to purchase 78 train cars and renovate 52 more, officials said Wednesday.  The Blue Line, which...
  • Auto safety initiative seeks to reduce driver errors

    Auto safety initiative seeks to reduce driver errors
    Auto safety regulators are pushing for new equipment to protect motorists from their biggest threat: themselves. They're aiming to keep drunk drivers off the road with the help of onboard technology that immobilizes their cars. New vehicles may soon...
  • Paul Walker death: Speed may have been factor in fatal crash

    Investigators are looking into whether speed played a role in the accident Saturday in Santa Clarita that left "The Fast and The Furious" actor Paul Walker dead. The single-vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop....
  • Paul Walker's Porsche burst into flames in crash, witness says

    Witnesses reported seeing a red Porsche carrying "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker burning on a Santa Clarita street Saturday, killing the actor and another person. "It was engulfed in flames. There was nothing. They were trapped," Antonio Holmes...
  • Report: Move of shelter to city's outskirts reduce complaints

    Report: Move of shelter to city's outskirts reduce complaints
    While there are by comparison more fights and numerous police calls at Glendale’s emergency winter shelter this year, the issues are happening away from downtown retailers near the shelter’s former home: the Glendale National Guard Armory...
  • Arundel students excused for ice-day absences

    Arundel students excused for ice-day absences
    Anne Arundel County public school students won't be penalized for being late or absent Friday, after officials went ahead with an on-time opening despite dicey weather. Dozens of crashes were reported on roads across Anne Arundel Friday morning, as...
  • Asiana crash: Parents of victim file claim against San Francisco

    The parents of a 16-year-old girl killed after she was run over by two rescue vehicles at the scene of the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport took steps this week toward filing a lawsuit against the city. Gan Ye and Xiao Yung...
  • 5 Freeway tunnel reopens, evidence of inferno is erased

    5 Freeway tunnel reopens, evidence of inferno is erased
    Tony Brake had seen tunnel fires before, and given the tower of black smoke and what he could see of the flames, he feared this one was going to be bad. On a Saturday morning in July, a tanker truck carrying 8,700 gallons of gasoline flipped over, and...