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  • Bus crash: Family and friends to hold vigil for Mattison Haywood

    Bus crash: Family and friends to hold vigil for Mattison Haywood
    Family, friends and students of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles will gather Thursday for a candlelight vigil to honor Mattison Haywood, one of the 10 victims of the bus crash in Orland. Haywood, along with...
  • At least 15 hurt when firetrucks collide in Monterey Park

    At least 15 hurt when firetrucks collide in Monterey Park
    At least 15 people, including six firefighters, were injured Wednesday afternoon when two firetrucks collided in Monterey Park, causing one to smash into a small restaurant. Monterey Park Fire Chief Jim Birrell said no fatalities were reported. The...
  • CHP investigating how two firetrucks collided, injuring 15 people

    CHP investigating how two firetrucks collided, injuring 15 people
    A major-accident team from the California Highway Patrol will investigate how two firetrucks ended up colliding Wednesday in Monterey Park, sending one of them careening into a restaurant, injuring 15 people, including six firefighters. The injured...
  • South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes

    South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes
    SEOUL – Angry relatives of passengers aboard a sunken South Korean ferry criticized the government’s response Thursday as the ship’s captain made an emotional apology for fleeing the vessel before hundreds of others had a chance to get...
  • Firetruck crash: Cellphone video shows chaotic scene inside restaurant

    Firetruck crash: Cellphone video shows chaotic scene inside restaurant
    Video shot on a cellphone moments after a firetruck careened into a Monterey Park restaurant Wednesday shows the chaotic aftermath as patrons and firefighters scrambled to get out from under the rubble. The video, shot by an employee from inside Lu's...
  • State fines BART $210,000 for lapses that led to rail worker deaths

    State fines BART $210,000 for lapses that led to rail worker deaths
    SAN FRANCISCO -- State workplace safety regulators cited the Bay Area Rapid Transit District on Thursday for three "willful serious safety violations" that resulted in two workers being struck and killed by a fast-moving train in Walnut Creek last...
  • Three Monterey Park firetruck crash victims remain in hospital

    Three Monterey Park firetruck crash victims remain in hospital
    Three people, including one firefighter, remain hospitalized after two firetrucks collided in Monterey Park on Wednesday, causing one to slam into a small restaurant.  The three patients are being treated at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center,...
  • 911 calls convey panic, chaos after fatal bus crash

    911 calls convey panic, chaos after fatal bus crash
    Emergency 911 calls released Thursday by the CHP convey chaos and confusion in the moments after a FedEx truck collided head-on with a tour bus full of students, killing 10 people. In one of the calls, from a passenger who had just fled the burning bus,...
  • Injured firefighters in restaurant crash aided civilians, chiefs say

    Injured firefighters in restaurant crash aided civilians, chiefs say
    After two fire trucks collided in Monterey Park on Wednesday, sending one of them crashing into a restaurant, the firefighters climbed out and immediately set about rescuing injured civilians, officials said Thursday. The fire chiefs for the Monterey...
  • 911 calls describe chaos in aftermath of deadly bus crash

    911 calls describe chaos in aftermath of deadly bus crash
    Emergency 911 calls released Thursday by the CHP convey the chaos and confusion in the moments after a FedEx truck collided head-on with a tour bus full of students, killing 10 people and injuring dozens of others. In one of the calls, from a...
  • South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors

    South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors
    SEOUL — Divers struggled against strong currents and murky waters Friday morning in an effort to locate 271 people reported missing after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southwestern coast. Water and weather conditions were making it...