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  • Water main break in Pembroke Pines floods part of intersection

    Water main break in Pembroke Pines floods part of intersection
    PEMBROKE PINES Crews were cleaning up a water main break on Taft Street that flooded and closed a portion of the intersection with North Hiatus Road on Sunday morning. Steven Stanton, a supervisor with the city's utilities department, said a 12-inch...
  • Driver dies after truck crashes into building at North Perry Airport

    A man was killed when his pickup truck ran off the road and crashed into a building at North Perry Airport on Wednesday, Pembroke Pines Police said. The crash happened about 3 p.m. at 7491 Pembroke Road. The man was driving west in his red Ford truck...
  • Lakers lose their 50th game of the season, 107-102, to Sacramento

    Lakers lose their 50th game of the season, 107-102, to Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO — Pau Gasol's vertigo came back with a vengeance and Chris Kaman's right calf wouldn't cooperate. It was almost time for assistant coaches Kurt Rambis and Mark Madsen to suit up for the Lakers. "Only if they let me wear the short...
  • Earthquake: 2.5 temblor strikes near East La Mirada

    Earthquake: 2.5 temblor strikes near East La Mirada
    A shallow magnitude 2.5 earthquake was reported Thursday morning one mile from East La Mirada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:59 a.m. PDT near the surface. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from La...
  • Traffic: Merritt Boulevard in Dundalk closed

    Traffic: Merritt Boulevard in Dundalk closed
    All northbound lanes on Merritt Boulevard in Dundalk are closed at North Point Road due to a two-vehicle accident with injury at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A three-vehicle collision in White Marsh on...
  • Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie

    Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie
    An Amtrak train tore down overhead catenary power lines in an accident near Bowie on Thursday morning, disrupting rail traffic in the area and the commutes of many MARC and Amtrak riders, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Craig Schulz, an...
  • Death toll in Washington state mudslide rises to 30

    Death toll in Washington state mudslide rises to 30
    The death toll in a Washington state mudslide that wiped out a rural community last month rose to 30 on Thursday as one more body was extricated from a pile of muck and debris, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said. A rain-soaked hillside...
  • Burbank lawmaker seeks millions for earthquake warning system

    Burbank lawmaker seeks millions for earthquake warning system
    WASHINGTON -- A group of lawmakers is hoping the recent string of Southern California temblors will jolt Congress into funding an earthquake warning system. The lawmakers are seeking some of the $38.3 million needed to build the system on the West Coast...
  • Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Malibu; felt in Valley, Ventura

    Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Malibu; felt in Valley, Ventura
    A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Thursday morning eight miles from Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:08 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles. [Updated at 10:33 a.m. PDT April 3: There were no...
  • Firefighters knock down Harbor Blvd. blaze

    Costa Mesa firefighters extinguished a fire in a three-story commercial building on Harbor Boulevard, authorities said Thursday. Fire Capt. Mike Hurd and his crew responded to a report of a structure fire in the 2700 block at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday,...
  • Woman struck, critically injured by pickup truck

    A Huntington Beach woman remains in critical condition after she was struck by a pickup truck Wednesday night, according to authorities. Police found the 50-year-old woman around 7:40 p.m. lying in the road near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and...