| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Two people were killed and two others seriously injured Tuesday night in a traffic accident in Sylmar, authorities said.
The incident was reported about 8 p.m. when a single car rolled over in the 12000 block of Harding Street, the Los Angeles Fire...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The Los Angeles Fire Department has trained hundreds of captains to oversee rescue teams during mass shootings as part of an ambitious effort prompted by a gunman's rampage last year at LAX, according to a report that will be presented Tuesday to fire...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Authorities in Los Angeles have confiscated a ton of illegal fireworks, leading to criminal charges being filed against seven vendors, the latest in a regional crackdown ahead of Friday's July 4 celebrations, the city attorney’s office announced...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:17 PM
A 43-year-old man has been charged with setting more than 20 small trash fires throughout Los Angeles this year, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Salvador Munguia pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the string of fires, two of which ignited dry grass, according to...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Los Angeles officials announced Thursday that they had confiscated slightly more than one ton of illegal fireworks as part of a regional crackdown before Fourth of July celebrations.
The amount of seized fireworks rose as authorities worked in...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:51 PM
With overhauled procedures, Los Angeles is once again moving to hire new firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement.
In a bid to boost the number of women and minorities in the LAFD's...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Members of the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve an overhaul of the rules for hiring city firefighters, restarting a recruitment effort halted in March amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement.
In a bid...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:11 PM
Nine pets died in a house in fire in Reseda on Monday, but rescuers were able to save a dog that was overcome by smoke.
Six cats were caged at the home in the 6900 block of North Calvin Avenue and "succumbed to smoke inhalation and were beyond help,"...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:42 PM
If Officer Joel Morales was nervous when he met Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck outside the department's downtown headquarters, he didn't show it.
And if Beck was anxious that the young patrolman might make him look bad on a video Morales was...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:57 PM
A brush fire shut down all lanes of the 90 Freeway at Culver Boulevard in Marina del Rey on Saturday afternoon.
Nearly 100 firefighters put the fire out in about an hour, confining it to less than 4 acres. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:25 AM
A Van Nuys Elementary School was evacuated after a teacher's aide grabbed and kicked fellow staff members and threw chairs that injured three students, officials said. The employee was arrested on suspicion of assault.
After arriving at the school...