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  • Also on the Ron George resume: soap opera roles

    Also on the Ron George resume: soap opera roles
    Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ron George usually keeps quiet about the flashiest part of his biography. But as he fielded a question about film tax credits at a candidates forum last week, George let slip that he had a brief and unglamorous career as...
  • Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin

    Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin
    A person riding a bicycle across train tracks in Elgin was pronounced dead overnight after being struck by a freight train, officials said. Elgin police and fire department officials responded at 12:35 a.m. to the National Street Train Station after the...
  • Woman killed in crash outside Buena Park restaurant is identified

    Woman killed in crash outside Buena Park restaurant is identified
    Orange County coroner's officials on Saturday released the name of a woman who was killed when a car plowed into a group of people outside a Buena Park restaurant Friday night. Marisa Malin, 73, of Cerritos, was sitting on a bench outside Farrell’...
  • Woman, 61, dies after Berwyn house fire

    Woman, 61, dies after Berwyn house fire
    A 61-year-old woman died of injuries suffered in a house fire in west suburban Berwyn, officials said. Patricia Emery, of the 1600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood at 2:45 a.m. Friday. An...
  • Man dies after being struck by hit-and-run vehicle in Austin

    Man dies after being struck by hit-and-run vehicle in Austin
    A 20-year-old man died of injuries he suffered after being hit by an SUV that fled the scene while he was crossing a West Side street, officials said. Artez McBride, of the 0 to 100 block of North Long Avenue, was pronounced dead at 2:23 a.m. at...
  • Afghanistan helicopter crash kills 5 NATO troops

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Five NATO troops died Saturday in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan in the deadliest incident so far this year for the international forces, officials said. The U.S.-led NATO coalition said it was investigating the...
  • Wyoming town 'cowboys up' to deal with landslide threat

    JACKSON, Wyo. — Just a few years after Thomas Ralston moved to town, a chimney fire burned down his home. Last month, he was driving when a 3,000-pound boulder fell from a mountain onto the roof of his brand-new truck. So when a police officer...
  • Friends, family say goodbye to bus crash victim Adrian Castro

    Friends, family say goodbye to bus crash victim Adrian Castro
    After the vigil, the remembrances, the tales of heroism recounted, what remains is the sorrow. On a blustery, bright morning in El Monte, the friends and family of Adrian Castro came together at the Church of the Nativity to say goodbye to the 19-year-...
  • Cyclist who lost part of leg highlights hit-and-runs with bike ride

    Cyclist who lost part of leg highlights hit-and-runs with bike ride
    A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year said he has a new mission in life. Damian Kevitt was left wounded, but he remains resilient as he works to shed light on a...
  • Truck crashes into brick wall, injuring Annapolis police officer

    Truck crashes into brick wall, injuring Annapolis police officer
    An Annapolis police officer was injured late Saturday after a truck crashed into a brick wall, sending debris onto the officer's parked car, Annapolis police said. About 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Owen Frank, 28, driving a Ford F150 truck lost control of his...
  • Pedestrian struck and killed early Sunday while crossing 110 Freeway

    A person was hit by a car and killed early Sunday while crossing the 110 Freeway on foot, the California Highway Patrol reported. The collision happened around 4:30 a.m. on the southbound lanes of the highway, north of Century Boulevard. CHP...