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  • Suspected Monrovia Kidnapper in Custody After Standoff in Downtown L.A.; Search for Victim Continues

    LOS ANGELES — A man suspected of kidnapping a woman in Monrovia on Monday was taken into custody following a standoff with police in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning, but FOX40 sister station KTLA reports the search for the victim continues. Los Angeles police were alerted by authorities in Monrovia at about 2:45 a.m. that a kidnapping suspect could be in the area, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Chris Ramirez said. Officers then located a gray Toyota Prius near the […]

  • Brush Fire Stopped after Burning Home, Scorching 109 Acres in Southern California

    (KTLA) — At least one home went up in flames in Southern California as a brush fire burned through more than 100 acres before firefighters got the upper hand Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Located near Falling Star Lane and Chino Hills Parkway in Chino Hills, the Star Fire engulfed a home on Miramonte Court and blackened 109 acres of brush before the Chino Valley Independent Fire District declared forward progress had been halted just after 5 p.m., according to FOX40 […]

  • Man Fatally Shoots Two Relatives, Two Others in San Fernando Valley

    (KTLA) — A man suspected in a violent series of crimes in the San Fernando Valley that left four people dead, including his father and brother, and two people injured has been taken into custody, police said Thursday. FOX40 sister station KTLA reports Gerry Zaragoza, 26, is believed to have fatally shot his relatives in a Canoga Park apartment early Thursday, before allegedly fatally shooting a woman at a gas station and attempting to rob a man outside a bank. […]

  • LAPD Officer Charged With Raping 2 Victims

    (KTLA) — A 10-year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department was charged with two counts of rape Wednesday after a DNA match linked him to a second sexual assault case, authorities announced. FOX40 sister station KTLA reports Officer II William Rodriguez, 33, was arrested Tuesday evening and is being held at the Men’s Central Jail on $1.2 million bail, according to county inmate records. He was most recently assigned to LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division and has since been “relieved […]

  • Father Charged With Murder in Deaths of 2 Sons Who Drowned After Car Went Off Southern California Dock

    (KTLA) — A man whose two sons with autism drowned after the family’s car plunged off a dock in San Pedro four years ago was charged Wednesday with capital murder, as prosecutors allege he killed the boys for financial gain. FOX40 sister station KTLA says in addition to the two murder counts, 44-year-old Ali Elmezayen has also been charged with attempted murder, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He also faces special circumstance […]

  • Gas Company Worker Dead, 15 People Hurt After Explosion Destroys Southern California Home

    (KTLA) — A Southern California Gas Company worker was killed and 15 people were injured when an apparent gas line explosion destroyed a Southern California home on Monday. FOX40 sister station KTLA reports firefighters were dispatched to a reported gas line rupture on Wooden Horse Trail in Murrieta shortly before 11 a.m., according to Murrieta Fire and Rescue Deputy Fire Chief David Lantzer. They discovered a gas line leak and SoCalGas was called to the scene, Lantzer said. Crews arrived […]

  • 11 Hurt after Roof Partially Collapses at Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena

    (KTLA) — Several people were hurt after the roof partially collapsed at Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena on Monday morning, authorities said. FOX40 sister station KTLA reports there were a total of 11 patients, including 10 who suffered minor injuries and one who sustained moderate injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Seven of them were taken to the hospital, the agency added. What caused the roof to give in was still under investigation, the fire […]

  • Missing Southern California Woman Who Vanished Near Campground Found Alive

    (KTLA) — A Huntington Beach woman who vanished four days ago while camping with her husband in Inyo County has been found alive, and her family says she got lost while trying to hide from a man who threatened to rape her. FOX40 sister station KTLA reports Sheryl Powell, 60, was located near the Montenegro Springs area, below where her dog she went missing with was found hours before, in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Inyo County sheriff’s officials said […]

  • Great-Grandmother Says California Boy Who Died Suspiciously Begged Not to be Reunited With Birth Parents

    PALMDALE – The great-grandmother of a Southern California boy who died under suspicious circumstances last week said Wednesday that she cared for the child for years between stints in foster care, and he had begged not to be returned to his parents. Noah Cuatro, 4, was in his birth parents’ care when he died last Saturday. The parents took him to a hospital after they say he drowned in a pool at their Palmdale apartment complex, but investigators say medical […]

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