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  • L.A. County deputies to crack down on driving violators in Bellflower

    L.A. County deputies to crack down on driving violators in Bellflower
    The L.A. County Sheriff's Department will be on the lookout next week for motorists violating driving laws in high-crash areas in Bellflower. The Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation is scheduled for next Thursday. The announcement comes less...
  • Suspect arrested in hit-and-run death of LAPD officer

    Suspect arrested in hit-and-run death of LAPD officer
    A man driving a vehicle that crashed into a Los Angeles police cruiser, killing a veteran officer and seriously injuring another, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, officials said Officer Roberto Sanchez, 32, was killed in a weekend collision...
  • Truck driver killed in crash near Palatine had heart attack

    Truck driver killed in crash near Palatine had heart attack
    A truck driver from Chicago who died in a crash Monday night near Palatine had a heart attack, an autopsy shows. The semi truck traveling on Lake Cook Road near Old Hicks Road at 7:25 p.m. Monday veered off into a ditch and struck a fence, said Cook...
  • City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide

    City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide
    City engineers and surveyors will begin more regularly inspecting infrastructure such as retaining walls and streets near railroad tracks after the collapse of a wall in Charles Village last week, officials said Friday. The initiative will focus on...
  • Man allegedly assaulted by fellow gang member at Burbank park

    Man allegedly assaulted by fellow gang member at Burbank park
    A 19-year-old Burbank man was hospitalized Thursday after he was allegedly assaulted by a member of his gang at a local park, police said. The suspect, identified by police as Cesar Ramirez, 20, was arrested on suspicion of battery on Friday and was...
  • Beverly Hills reviews traffic safety laws after LAPD cops killed

    Beverly Hills reviews traffic safety laws after LAPD cops killed
    Traffic officers are preventing large trucks from using a steep, winding road in Beverly Hills after crashes there killed two Los Angeles police officers in three months. City officials have put a 30-day moratorium on heavy-hauling trucks from...
  • Three dead in crash on I-83 ramp onto outer loop of beltway

    Three dead in crash on I-83 ramp onto outer loop of beltway
    Three people were killed in a single-car crash on a ramp at the intersection of two major Baltimore freeways Tuesday afternoon, State Police said. Early investigation suggested the vehicle was traveling southbound on Interstate 83 when, for reasons which...
  • Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam

    Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam
    Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy. There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help. So Perry, an Army medic who...
  • Colorado woman loses her feet after surviving days in crashed car

    A Colorado woman who survived as many as five nights trapped in her car after being hurt in a rollover accident and ultimately required amputation of her feet, remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, two days after a couple of people spotted her...
  • Off-duty LAPD officer killed on same street where cop died in March

    Off-duty LAPD officer killed on same street where cop died in March
    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was killed Friday afternoon when his pickup was struck by a cement truck in Beverly Hills on the same street where an officer was killed two months ago. Cmdr. Andrew Smith confirmed the person killed in the crash...
  • Virginia hot air balloon involved in fiery crash

    Virginia hot air balloon involved in fiery crash
    The Federal Aviation Administration said a hot air balloon struck a power line, caught fire and crashed to the ground Friday, leaving the three people inside the burning gondola unaccounted for on the eve of an inaugural balloon festival in Doswell, Va....