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  • LAPD detective killed in Beverly Hills crash is identified

    LAPD detective killed in Beverly Hills crash is identified
    The Los Angeles police detective killed Friday when a cement truck crashed into his pickup in Beverly Hills has been identified as a family man who had been with the department for 27 years. Det. Ernest L. Allen Sr. was assigned to the LAPD’s...
  • Hawaii-bound jetliner turns back, makes emergency landing at LAX

    A United Airlines Boeing 757 bound for Hawaii had to turn back and make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport just before noon Saturday after smoke was detected in the cabin. None of the 143 passengers and crew on board United Flight...
  • 'We are all grieving,' after latest LAPD death, Chief Charlie Beck says

    'We are all grieving,' after latest LAPD death, Chief Charlie Beck says
    When Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck arrived last weekend to the scene of a fatal collision that had taken the life of Officer Roberto Sanchez, it immediately brought back a painful memory. On Aug. 2, 1979, Beck’s partner, Officer James J....
  • Man critically injured, suspect in custody after attempted car theft in Hyde Park

    Man critically injured, suspect in custody after attempted car theft in Hyde Park
    A 34-year-old man was critically injured this morning after he was run over when he tried to stop a teen from stealing his BMW from a Hyde Park neighborhood gas station, according to police and a witness. The incident happened at the BP gas station at...
  • Three-car collision leaves a driver trapped in Costa Mesa

    Firefighters pulled a trapped driver from an SUV after a crash Saturday in Costa Mesa. The SUV ended up on its side after a three-car collision about 3 p.m. at Placentia and Adams avenues, according to police. The driver, who was the only one in the...
  • Grief hangs over department as LAPD mourns fallen officers

    Grief hangs over department as LAPD mourns fallen officers
    It was Friday afternoon when Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Andrew Smith noticed the voicemail, a message from a friend in the Fire Department. His friend was at the scene of a crash in Beverly Hills. "I'm really sorry to hear about the death of your officer,...
  • Shootings across city overnight injure 8, 1 dies in police shooting

    Shootings across city overnight injure 8, 1 dies in police shooting
    Overnight shootings across the city left at least eight people wounded, including a 15-year-old boy, in addition to a man shot to death by police, authorities said. The 15-year-old, the youngest person shot overnight, was injured in a shooting about 11:...
  • Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park

    Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park
    A pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning, Anne Arundel County Police said. About 2 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to assist a man whose right arm had been struck by a passing vehicle, according to Lt....
  • Woman arrested in alleged hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead

    A Los Angeles woman was apprehended Sunday in connection with an alleged hit-and-run hours earlier that left a pedestrian dead in South Los Angeles, police said. Vernice Taylor, 56, was arrested about 5 a.m. on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, ...
  • NBC presents 2014-15 fall schedule, new shows

    NBC presents 2014-15 fall schedule, new shows
    NBC presented its 2014-15 prime-time lineup Sunday, introducing three new comedies and three new dramas. The fall schedule also moves crime drama "The Blacklist" to Thursday nights in February. In total, NBC picked up five new dramas, seven new comedies,...
  • Third body found after Virginia hot-air balloon crash

    Third body found after Virginia hot-air balloon crash
    The third and final victim of a fatal hot-air balloon crash in a rural, heavily wooded area of Virginia has been found, officials announced. The remains of the balloon's last missing passenger were discovered near the Caroline Pines subdivision in...