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  • 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...
  • Review: 'Thunderstruck and Other Stories' by Elizabeth McCracken

    Review: 'Thunderstruck and Other Stories' by Elizabeth McCracken
    To read Elizabeth McCracken is to understand why the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Book Award and other prestigious institutions have awarded her their fellowships, accolades and grants. Each of McCracken's...
  • Red flag time? National Guard 'embeds' hurricane team at FPL

    Red flag time? National Guard 'embeds' hurricane team at FPL
    A team of the Florida National Guard will be embedded with the Florida Power & Light emergency teams to train for a coordinated response to hurricanes. Juno Beach-based FPL announced a new partnership with the National Guard on Friday, including the...
  • LAPD chief in 'disbelief' after another officer is killed on Beverly Hills road

    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said he was in "disbelief" when he learned Friday that another of his officers was killed in a crash on the same winding Beverly Hills road where an officer died on duty two months ago. The crashes occurred just 25 yards apart on...
  • In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage

     In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage
    Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets. They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...
  • 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...
  • Buffalo Grove to discuss high-crash intersections

    Buffalo Grove to discuss high-crash intersections
    Buffalo Grove police have identified five intersections most prone to car crashes in the village. Lake Cook Road at McHenry, Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove roads ranked in the top three. The intersections of Buffalo Grove and Aptakisic roads and...
  • Report: NY grand jury indicts woman, 63, in accident that killed Winnetka teen, other student

    Report: NY grand jury indicts woman, 63, in accident that killed Winnetka teen, other student
    A New York state woman faces more than 30 years in prison if she is convicted of charges in the deaths of two Bard College students, including a teen from Winnetka, after being indicted by a grand jury of 17 charges, according to a published report. Carol...
  • North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon

    North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon
    In the wake of the bombings at last year's Boston Marathon, Julie Pfeffer of Highland Park remained determined to return in 2014 to show her support for those who were hurt or killed in the attack. But when her niece, Lexie Kamerman, 27, was killed in a...
  • 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...