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  • Ninety-eight years later, LAPD takes time to remember one of its own

    Ninety-eight years later, LAPD takes time to remember one of its own
    Walter R. Kreps, a Los Angeles police officer, was killed in the line of duty. He was on Avenue 20, racing to respond to a call, when a police car trying to pass a slower automobile collided with his motorcycle. Kreps was 28, married with a 6-year-old...
  • Fashion district fire prompts arson investigation

    Fashion district fire prompts arson investigation
    An arson investigation is underway after an early-morning fire burned through a tailor shop in the downtown fashion district Saturday, authorities said. Firefighters responded to K1 Fashion at 1409 Santee Street at 2:35 a.m. to find the single-story...
  • Federal investigators probing elite LAFD fireboat unit

    Federal investigators probing elite LAFD fireboat unit
    Criminal investigators with the U.S. Coast Guard are probing an elite group of Los Angeles firefighters at the city's port to determine whether federal licensing records were falsified for crew members assigned to large fireboats, The Times has learned....
  • Downtown L.A. fire engulfs tower, melts signs, bursts windows

    Downtown L.A.  fire engulfs tower, melts signs, bursts windows
    A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles early today engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction, damaged two other buildings and left freeways and roads closed, the Los Angeles Times reported.  Firefighters used the 110 Freeway to set up...
  • L.A. fire spurs traffic chaos: 110 lanes open, hours of delays expected

    L.A. fire spurs traffic chaos: 110 lanes open, hours of delays expected
    The 110 Freeway northbound has been partially reopened after a massive fire early Monday morning. But it will still take traffic surrounding downtown L.A. hours to recover, officials said. “Just imagine that major artery -- which is about eight...
  • L.A. fire officials: Downtown fire may have been intentionally set

    L.A. fire officials: Downtown fire may have been intentionally set
    Los Angeles fire officials said they are “inclined” to believe a fire that engulfed a massive residential development project downtown was intentionally set. But until arson investigators can enter the wreckage, it’s impossible to...
  • Ex-firefighter who helped lead fight against discrimination has died

    Ex-firefighter who helped lead fight against discrimination has died
    Retired firefighter and attorney Arnett Hartsfield Jr., who helped lead the fight against racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Fire Department, died Friday in L.A. He was 96. Hartsfield, who wrote¬† “The Old Stentorians,” a book about the...
  • Hiker airlifted out of Griffith Park after assault

    Hiker airlifted out of Griffith Park after assault
    A man was airlifted out of Griffith Park on Monday after he was assaulted and critically injured while hiking on a trail, authorities said. A helicopter lifted the man out of an area near the 2200 block of Fern Dell Drive and took him to Cedars-Sinai...
  • Arnett Hartsfield Jr. dies at 96; helped integrate L.A. Fire Department

    Arnett Hartsfield Jr. dies at 96; helped integrate L.A. Fire Department
    Arnett Hartsfield Jr., a firefighter, lawyer and educator who helped lead the battle to integrate the Los Angeles Fire Department and became a historian of the struggle, died Friday in Los Angeles of natural causes, said his daughter Paula Johnson. He was...
  • Fuel truck driver at LAX becomes trapped in crash with airplane

    Fuel truck driver at LAX becomes trapped in crash with airplane
    The driver of a fuel truck became trapped when his vehicle crashed into an unoccupied airplane at Los Angeles International Airport, fire authorities said. The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m. at Terminal 4, said Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los...
  • Police arrest man in connection with violent Griffith Park attack

    Police arrest man in connection with violent Griffith Park attack
    Los Angeles police have made an arrest in connection with a violent attack Monday in Griffith Park that left a person in critical condition, officials said. The suspect -- who police did not immediately identify -- was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Monday by...