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  • 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....
  • Two LAPD officers hurt in three-car accident in Westwood

    Two Los Angeles police officers were injured Friday evening in a three-car accident at Selby Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, authorities said. The crash occurred about 6:45 p.m. One officer was taken to the hospital in serious condition. His...
  • L.A. police detective killed in another Loma Vista Drive collision

    L.A. police detective killed in another Loma Vista Drive collision
    An off-duty Los Angeles police detective was killed Friday afternoon when his pickup collided with a cement truck in Beverly Hills on the same street where a fellow officer died in a similar crash two months ago. Cmdr. Andrew Smith said the 25-year LAPD...
  • Huntington Beach crash kills one, injures two; DUI suspected

    A 21-year-old suspected drunk driver was killed and two passengers were injured in Huntington Beach on Friday night when the driver lost control of his speeding vehicle and crashed into a tree, authorities said. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. at the...
  • 2nd body found after Virginia hot-air balloon crash; 1 still missing

    2nd body found after Virginia hot-air balloon crash; 1 still missing
    The bodies of two people aboard a hot-air balloon that crashed in central Virginia on Friday night were recovered Saturday morning as crews continued to search a densely wooded area for a third person riding in the balloon when it struck a power line...
  • 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,...