Teen killed, another wounded after shooting at Montclair mall
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by Vivian Chow
2h ago
A teenager was killed and another person was hospitalized after a deadly shooting at a Montclair shopping mall on Thursday night. The victims are a 15-year-old boy and another unidentified person, according to the Montclair Police Department. Officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Montclair Place mall around 8:10 p.m. When authorities arrived, they found the injured teen who was transported to a local hospital. He later died from his injuries, police said. The second victim was transported to a local hospital where they remain in surgery, police confirm. Details remain limited, but ..read more
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Hollywood man found with high-powered arsenal facing several charges, including solicitation of murder
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by Josh DuBose, Chris Wolfe
2h ago
Officials with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced charges against the 25-year-old man found with high-powered rifles, shotguns, handguns and a “large cache of various munitions” in his high-rise Hollywood apartment.   Police say Braxton Kyle Johnson, who is from Indiana and recently moved to Hollywood, is being held on multiple charges, including possession of an assault weapon, criminal threats and one count of solicitation of murder.   ..read more
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Video captures Tesla driver allegedly asleep at the wheel near Temecula
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by Josh DuBose
2h ago
A motorist captured video Thursday afternoon of what appeared to be a Tesla driver asleep behind the wheel while in traffic on a Southern California freeway.   The incident was caught on video around 4 p.m. on the 15 Freeway near Temecula.   The woman who saw the allegedly sleeping driver said she when she noticed what was happening, she grabbed her phone and started recording.   After following the Tesla for 15 minutes, honking and trying to get the driver’s attention, she said she called 911 to report the incident.   ..read more
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Latest AI-powered technology has educators worried about cheating
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by Josh DuBose, Kareen Wynter
2h ago
New software powered by artificial intelligence is the latest technology shaking up school campuses.   In November, a San Francisco-based research laboratory called OpenAI launched ChatGPT, which has the unique ability to generate human-like text on command.   From drafting fictional stories to churning out essays, ChatGPT cranks out responses to questions, making homework and assignments a breeze.   A high school sophomore in Calabasas, Jesse Brasler, showed just how easy it is to use the software. He asked the chatbot to write a group paper on the play “Macbeth.”  “Yeah ..read more
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Several homes evacuated after massive water main break in Hollywood
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by Josh DuBose
4h ago
First responders on Thursday battled a massive water main break in Hollywood that led to the evacuation of several homes before it was brought under control. Calls about the flooding, in the 6000 block of Fountain Avenue, came in around 9:31 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The broken main, which was shooting water some 30 feet into the air, later formed a swimming-pool-sized sinkhole as footage from Sky 5 showed. At least one nearby roof collapsed as a result of the heavy flooding. Crews with the L.A. Department of Water and Power and the Department of Transportation have b ..read more
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2 pedestrians killed in Montclair crash, suspect at large
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by Vivian Chow
4h ago
Police are searching for a suspect after two people were struck and killed by a driver in Montclair on Thursday. The victims were a Hispanic man aged 35-40 and a white man aged 50-55, according to the Montclair Police Department. Their identities have not been released. The crash happened at the intersection of Holt Boulevard and Ramona Avenue around 4:49 a.m., officers said. As the two victims were walking southbound across Holt Boulevard, the suspect was driving eastbound on the same road when they struck the two men, police said. After the collision, the suspect continued driving away from ..read more
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Los Angeles Controller to audit LAPD helicopter usage
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by Travis Schlepp
4h ago
Los Angeles City Controller Kenneth Mejia says his office will begin auditing the Los Angeles Police Department's use of helicopters. Mejia announced plans for the audit on social media, including the L.A. Controller's official Twitter and TikTok accounts. The audit is set to begin this month and the results will be released in the summer, the Controller's Office says. The purpose for the audit, according to Mejia, is get answers regarding a number of questions related to their use, including: the overall cost of the helicopter program, whether or not their use reduces crime or leads to over-p ..read more
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Man wanted for leaving human remains at San Bernardino police station
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by Vivian Chow
5h ago
Authorities are searching for a man who dropped off human remains at the San Bernardino Police station on Thursday. The man was seen entering the station and approaching a public counter where he placed what initially appeared to be animal remains and a jawbone, police said. He then left the station before officers could locate him. At the time, it wasn’t clear whether the remains were real, police said. The coroner’s office was notified and responded to the station. The jawbone was later confirmed to be human, authorities said. Police are now searching for the man who dropped off the remains ..read more
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Sheriff shares safety tips after online sale ends with armed robbery in Palmdale
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by Travis Schlepp
5h ago
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is sharing safety tips for online sellers after a person was robbed at gunpoint while trying to sell a used cell phone. The armed robbery happened at an undisclosed location in Palmdale Thursday. The victim, the Sheriff's Department said, met up with their attacker to exchange a cell phone that they agreed to sell on the app OfferUp. During the exchange, one or more people pulled out a firearm and forcefully took the phone from the victim. The Sheriff's Department said these types of robberies happen with some regularity and are "completely preventab ..read more
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California woman is the oldest living person in the U.S.
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by Jose Fabian
5h ago
(KTXL) — A birthday parade will be held on Feb. 5 in Willits, California, for the oldest living person in the U.S. Born in 1908, Edie Ceccarelli of California is the oldest living person in the United States, and she will soon be 115. She lived independently until she was 107, according to a short biography said during her previous birthday parade and danced weekly until she was 104 ..read more
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