• Tax Deductions: What You Need To Know For 2017

    By Mario McKellop
    According to the Internal Revenue Service, one in seven Americans waits until the week of April 15 to file their income tax returns. While the process can be anxiety-inducing, there’s no good reason to add gasoline to the fire by waiting until the last minute to take care of something so important. One way to make the whole thing less stressful is to learn how recent changes to the tax code will affect returns for the 2017 tax year. Specifically, changes to the code relat
  • Woman Gets Out Of Jail, Drives Off In Idling Car With Passenger Inside

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA.com) — A Hesperia woman faces charges of carjacking and kidnapping Thursday after jumping into a parked car left running in front of the West Valley Detention Center and driving off – with an elderly woman inside.
    Monique Irene Cadena, 24, had just been cited and released from the Rancho Cucamonga jail after being arrested at 10:30 a.m. in Victorville for being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to the San Bernardino County sheriff&r
  • 30 Players: Willson Contreras Ready To Be Cubs Starting Catcher

    By Rich Arleo
    CBS Local Sports, in our 30 Players 30 Days spring training feature, profiles one young player from each Major League Baseball team leading up to opening day.
    2016 season (Minors): 55 G, 204 AB, .353 BA, 9 HR, 43 RBI, 4 SB, 1.035 OPS
    2016 season (Majors): 76 G, 252 AB, .282 BA, 12 HR, 35 RBI, 2 SB, .845 OPS
    When Theo Epstein took over the Chicago Cubs in 2011 they were coming off their second straight sub-.500 season and didn’t seem to have a World Series run in them anytime
  • LeBron To LaVar Ball: Keep My Kids’ Name Out Of Your Mouth

    Ryan Mayer
    One of the fascinating stories in college basketball this season has been the play of UCLA star guard Lonzo Ball and the braggadocio of his father Lavar. At various times over the past several months, Lavar has claimed: He could beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1 in his prime. That he wants a billion dollar shoe deal for his sons’ right off the bat upon them entering the NBA. That Lonzo was better than Steph Curry and other myriad statements that has set the basketball world ablaze on T
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  • Armed Robbers Steal Cash From Donut Shop In Huntington Beach

    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police searched for two armed men Thursday who robbed a donut shop in Huntington Beach.
    The suspects entered the store around 12:30 a.m. to the 17600 block of Beach Boulevard and held an employee at gunpoint.
    According to police, the robbers fled from the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
    A description of the suspects has not been provided.
    Detectives said the business was open when the robbery took place, but no injuries were reported.
    At this time,
  • The Watch Collector in Black

    Winston Koo collected almost 200 timepieces, then focused his collection on ceramic and composite models before deciding monochromatic was best.
  • New Details Emerge In Deadly Santa Monica Hit-And-Run Crash

    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com)  —   New details emerged Wednesday in a deadly hit-and-run crash in front of the Santa Monica courthouse.
    Officials said a man was just paying for parking on Tuesday when he was fatally struck by an out-of-control driver.
    CBS2’s Tom Wait spoke to the man’s grief-stricken family Wednesday evening.
    Tonight Wait reported Donald Thomas was identified as the victim.
    Off-camera Wait spoke with his family who says he was a loving brother to two
  • One Teen Released, Second Arrested In Chino High Shooting Threats

    CHINO (CBSLA.com) – Police have released one teen and arrested a second on accusations he threatened to commit a shooting on the campus of Chino High School, police said Wednesday.
    On Tuesday afternoon, a former Chino High School student, a 15-year-old boy, was taken into custody at his Ontario home on allegations he posted a message on Twitter threatening to commit a shooting on campus.
    However, on Wednesday, Chino police reported that detectives determined that the suspect they initially
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  • Police Search For Possible Gunman In Pomona

    POMONA (CBSLA.com) – Officers were searching for a possible man with a gun in Pomona Wednesday evening.
    Just before 11 p.m. Pomona police reported that they were searching the 800 block of North Mountain View Avenue with officers and a chopper.
    Residents were advised to stay inside and lock their doors.
    No further details were confirmed.
  • Behind The Popular Podcast That Set Out To Find ‘Missing Richard Simmons’

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  Fans of fitness guru have long been concerned with his behavior.
    CBS2’s Erica Mandy says some psychologists agree that fans had a cause for worry.
    A popular six-episode podcast, “Finding Richard Simmons,” capitalized on that fan fervor.
    The Simmons most fans remember is the frenetic, energetic, nonstop ball of energy.
    Simmons has been back in the public eye but this time for literally not being in the public eyes. There were reports th
  • Ducks Drub Oilers, 4-3, Ending Goalie Talbot’s Night Early

    ANAHEIM (AP) — Rickard Rakell scored the go-ahead goal, Hampus Lindholm had a goal and two assists, and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Wednesday night.
    Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves, and Josh Manson and Patrick Eaves also scored as Anaheim passed Edmonton for second place in the Pacific Division with nine games remaining for both teams.
    Cam Talbot gave up four goals on 18 shots before being pulled midway through the second period as the Oilers’ four-game winni
  • Huntington Beach Shops Hit By Rash Of Burglaries

    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) – Police are investigating whether a series of burglaries at two Huntington Beach taco shops and a liquor store this week are connected.
    Huntington Beach police report that the first burglary occurred early Monday morning at a Surf City Tacos at 815 Indianapolis Ave. Thieves broke in through the front door and took off with cash.
    Early Wednesday morning, security video showed two men and a woman, all possibly Hispanic, smashing the front doors of Sail in Liquor
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  • USA Wins World Baseball Classic For First Time

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries.
    Stroman dominated the tournament’s highest-scoring team. Puerto Rico lost for the first time in eight games after outscoring the opposition 55-26. The U.S. territory finished runner-up for the second time, having lost to the Dominican Republic in the 2013 final.
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  • Police Seek Dozens Of Upskirt Cellphone Video Victims In Inland Empire

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police in Rialto are searching for dozens of women they say were targeted by a man taking upskirt videos at shopping centers throughout the Inland Empire.
    Detectives say the suspect, Mark Anthony Duchane, was found to have 41 upskirt videos on his cellphone during an investigation.
    Police say he sought out victims as shopping centers including a Walmart in Rialto, as well as the Ontario Mills mall and Victoria Gardens mall in Rancho Cucamonga. One o
  • Pedestrian Hurt In Valley Glen Hit-And-Run

    VALLEY GLEN (CBSLA.com) – Police are looking for the driver of a minivan that struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in Valley Glen Wednesday evening.
    The accident occurred at Vanowen Street and Sunnyslope Avenue just before 7 p.m., according to Los Angeles police. The driver fled.
    The victim, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital with severe injuries.
    The suspect vehicle was described as a 2000 Honda Odyssey, police said. The driver was described as a Hispanic male with sungl
  • From the California Sky, Measuring All That Snow

    Using NASA data, we compared this year's snowpack in the Sierra Nevada with that of 2015, when the state was in the grip of drought.
  • Moms Hold ‘Nurse-In’ To Demonstrate Against LAUSD For Allegedly Making It Difficult For Teachers To Lactate

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  — A group of young mothers — who breastfeed their children —  are banding together to support a teacher who says the LAUSD is making it difficult for her to breastfeed her child while at work.
    Tonya Reyes said the LAUSD is making it difficult for her to breastfeed her  infant daughter Solana on campus.
    The group of Reyes supporters are holding a “nurse-in” to support the English teacher.
    Nursing mothers lined up to feed their
  • Moms Hold ‘Nurse-In’ To Demonstrate Against LAUSD For Allegedly Making It Difficult For Teachers To Breastfeed

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  — A group of young mothers — who breastfeed their children —  are banding together to support a teacher who says the LAUSD is making it difficult for her to breastfeed her child while at work.
    Tonya Reyes said the LAUSD is making it difficult for her to breastfeed her  infant daughter Solana on campus.
    The group of Reyes supporters are holding a “nurse-in” to support the English teacher.
    Nursing mothers lined up to feed their
  • 2,600 Pounds Of Fireworks Seized From San Bernardino Property

    RIALTO (CBSLA.com) – Investigators found hundreds of pounds of illegal fireworks while serving a search warrant in Rialto Monday night, leading to the arrest of one man.
     (San Bernardino Police Department)
    The fireworks were discovered while San Bernardino police were investigating a stolen trailer case.
    San Bernardino police report that investigators served a search warrant at a property in the 1600 block of West McWethy Street, where they found the stolen trailer, a second stol
  • In Case Testing Police Liability in Shootings, Supreme Court Shows Divide

    The justices seemed to sharply disagree on the relevance of the Los Angeles County police’s lack of a warrant in the civil suit of a man wounded in a raid.
  • Santa Clarita Remains ID’d As Missing Tarzana Woman

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) – Human remains found in Santa Clarita earlier this month were identified as belonging to a woman who disappeared earlier this year.
    The remains were identified by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner as those of 26-year-old Maricela Garcia of Tarzana, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported Wednesday. The sheriff’s department told CBS2 it could take more than six months to determine the cause of death.
    Garcia was reported missing Jan.
  • CBS Leads All Networks With 70 Nominations For 44th Annual Daytime Emmys

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —   CBS announced Wednesday that their daytime division was nomination for 70 Daytime Emmy awards for the 44th  annual show .
    Nominations in the lead category were announced on CBS “The Talk.
    Daytime Emmys award excellence in daytime drams, court and talk shows, children’s programming and game show.
    The soap “The Young and the Restless,” as usual, led the field wit 25 nominations.
    “Y&R”s sister show, &ldqu
  • Police Seek Dozens Of Upskirt Victims In Inland Empire

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Rialto police are searching for dozens of women they say were targeted by a man taking upskirt videos at shopping centers throughout the Inland Empire.
    Detectives say the suspect, Mark Anthony Duchane, was found to have 41 upskirt videos on his cell phone during an investigation.
    Police say he sought out victims as shopping centers including a Wal-Mart in Rialto, as well as the Ontario Mills mall and Victoria Gardens mall in Rancho Cucamonga. O
  • Police Seek Manhattan Beach Shoplifters Who Attacked Ralphs Employee

    MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA.com) – Police are searching for two female suspects who they say shoplifted at a Manhattan Beach grocery store earlier this year and attacked an employee with a metal club in the process.
    Manhattan Beach police report that at about 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, witnesses observed two women shoplifting at a Ralphs at 2700 Sepulveda Blvd.
    According to police, when the suspects realized they were being watched, they ran out of the store and towards a parked vehicle. When a Ralph
  • Filing Company Taxes: Avoid The Dreaded Audit With These Tips

     Small business owners across the country are making preparations to file their tax returns. However, supplying the Internal Revenue Service with an incomplete, inaccurate or otherwise conspicuous tax return can result in an audit that can prove to be incredibly costly, in terms of both money and time. Here are a few tips on how to avoid an expensive and time-consuming IRS audit.
     
     
    Double check all your figures
    As this TurboTax article points out, one of the most common triggers
  • Trump's Team May Have Been 'Monitored'

    The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, Representative Devin Nunes of California, said President Trump's communications may have been "monitored" during the transition period as part of an "incidental collection."
  • Queen Mary To Be Centerpiece Of New Long Beach Entertainment Complex

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A little more than a week after dire warnings that the iconic Queen Mary could sink if nothing was done to restore her, plans were released Wednesday touting the historic ship as Long Beach’s next entertainment destination.
    Under plans submitted to city leaders Wednesday, the 83-year-old ship would become the centerpiece of “Queen Mary Island,” a 65-acre entertainment complex that would include California’s first indoor ice climbing wal
  • Trump National Golf Club Offers $10,000 Reward For Information On Vandals

    PALOS VERDES (CBSLA.com) — A $10,000 reward was offered Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever vandalized the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
    The damage was done between the hours of 5 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. during the weekend of March 11 and 12, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
    A video shows about five suspectsdefacing the the fifth green by carving “NO MORE TIGERS NO MORE WOODS” into the grass.
    The c
  • House Intel Committee Chief Confirms Post-Election Surveillance Of Trump Team

    WASHINGTON (CBSLA.com/AP) — House Intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes says he has briefed President Donald Trump on intelligence collection involving Trump and members of the transition team.
    Nunes (R-Calif.) said the intercepted communications do not appear to be related to the ongoing FBI investigation into Trump associates’ contacts with Russia. He said he believes the intelligence collections were done legally.
    He addressed reporters at the White House after meeting with
  • Best Brunch In Anaheim

    Brunch is one of the best parts of the weekend. Whether you enjoy breakfast items like eggs, French toast and pancakes or want to grab a delicious sandwich, these Anaheim restaurants are the best for brunch.
    (credit: Ryan C./yelp)
    Scratch Room2415 W Lincoln AveAnaheim, CA 92801(714) 236-5613
    www.thescratchroom.com
    If you’re looking to whet your appetite with some incredible brunch options, Scratch Room in Anaheim is certainly one of the best places to visit. From breakfast burritos like t
  • Rising Star: Oregon Guard Tyler Dorsey

    By Andrew Kahn
    There is no better scorer in the NCAA Tournament right now than Oregon’s Tyler Dorsey. He has scored 51 points in two games, bested only by South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell. But Dorsey’s efficiency sets him apart: He’s 18 of 23 from the field, including six of nine from deep. The 3-seed Ducks are in the Sweet 16, where they’ll face red-hot Michigan in Kansas City, Missouri. To advance, Oregon will need its sophomore wing to keep firing.
    >>MO
  • CSU Board Of Trustees Approves 5 Percent Tuition Hike; Students Protest

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com/AP) — Students were out in force Wednesday against a 5 percent tuition hike that was approved by the California State University’s governing board.
    The nation’s largest public university system says it needs to hire more faculty and add more classes to accommodate growing enrollment and insufficient state funding.CSU trustees approve 5% tuition increase for next year. Hike comes after a six year freeze. @KNX1070
    — Mike Simpson (@KNXSimpson) March 22,
  • CSU Board Of Trustees Approve 5 Percent Tuition Hike As Students Protest

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com/AP) — Students are out in force against a 5 percent tuition hike that was just approved by the California State University’s governing board.
    The nation’s largest public university system says it needs to hire more faculty and add more classes to accommodate growing enrollment and insufficient state funding.CSU trustees approve 5% tuition increase for next year. Hike comes after a six year freeze. @KNX1070
    — Mike Simpson (@KNXSimpson) March 22, 2017
  • 17,000 AT&T Workers In California, Nevada Go On Strike

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — A union representing AT&T workers says about 17,000 employees in California and Nevada have gone on strike.
    The workers install cable and phone service and work in call centers where customers can phone in with questions and problems.
    Union local official Sheila Bordeaux says AT&T is asking technicians who install cable to also work outside maintaining phone and cable wires, which is a higher-paid job. She says they will strike until the issue is resolv
  • Tax Day 2017: Important Dates To Be Aware Of

    By Mario McKellop
    Tax Day is almost upon us and millions of Americans will be rushing to get their returns to the Internal Revenue Service by the federal deadline. However, before becoming too overwhelmed with tax-related stress, it’s important to know exactly what date the tax return deadline falls on this year, the date the tax return extension deadline falls on and when you can expect your refund.
    Tax Day 2017
    This year, individual taxpayers must file a tax return with the IRS by Tuesda
  • Study: More Than 40 Percent Of LA Millennials Living At Home With Parents

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — More than 40 percent of millennials in the LA area are living with their parents rather than renting or buying a place of their own, according to a recent study.
    About 42 percent of residents ages 18 – 34 in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim area are living with their parents, according to apartment listing site Adobo, which based its study on an analysis of 2015 U.S. Census data.
    The share of millennials living with their
  • Armed Robbers Hold Doughnut Shop Employee At Gunpoint

    BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Detectives are searching for two armed suspects who robbed a doughnut shop in Burbank.
    According to police, the incident unfolded around 5:30 a.m. in the 400 block of North Victory Boulevard.
    A preliminary investigation revealed the gunmen held an employee at gunpoint within the store before fleeing from the scene.
    CBS2’s Jasmine Viel reported a suspect’s handgun jammed, which gave the employee time to fight back.
    Paramedics transported the employee to a h
  • Armed Robbers Hold Donut Shop Employee At Gunpoint

    BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Detectives are searching for two armed suspects who robbed a donut shop in Burbank.
    According to police, the incident unfolded around 5:30 a.m. in the 400 block of North Victory Boulevard.
    A preliminary investigation revealed the gunmen held an employee at gunpoint within the store before fleeing from the scene.
    CBS2’s Jasmine Viel reported the suspects’ handgun jammed, which gave the employee time to fight back.
    Paramedics transported the employee to a ho
  • CBS Sports’ Debbie Antonelli ‘Surprised And Very Excited’ To Call Butler-Winthrop

    Bryan Altman
    History is made seemingly every year the NCAA Tournament tips off. This year, however, arguably the most historic and groundbreaking moment of the tournament occurred just outside of the boundary of the 94 by 50-foot hardwood court in Memphis, Tennessee.
    That’s where longtime broadcaster Debbie Antonelli sat as she became the first woman to call a men’s NCAA Tournament since 1995, when Ann Meyers Drysdale called a game.
    CBS Local Sports caught up with Antonelli
  • Endangered Species Of Frog Found Breeding In Santa Monica Mountains

    THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA.com) — National Park Service researchers thrilled with the discovery that a rare species of frog is breeding in the Santa Monica Mountains hope the public will do its part to let nature take its course.
    A breeding site of the California red-legged frog, an endangered species, was discovered last week in the Santa Monica Mountains, according to National Park Service spokesman Zach Behrens.
    (credit: National Park Service)
    The species has not been seen in the Santa M
  • ‘Speechless’: Shaq Tweets Preview Of Statute Outside Staples Center

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Shaquille O’Neal treated fans to a sneak peek of a statue depicting the Lakers legend set to be unveiled outside Staples Center later this week.
    Shaq posted a picture of the statue – which portrays the 7’1″ center hanging from the rim in an iconic pose – as it was being lowered into place Wednesday.
    Thank You Buss Family! #speechless https://t.co/vkcKtKB7i6—  (@SHAQ) March 22, 2017
    His tweet read, “Thank You Buss Fami
  • ‘Speechless’: Shaq Tweets Preview Of Statue Outside Staples Center

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Shaquille O’Neal treated fans to a sneak peek of a statue depicting the Lakers legend set to be unveiled outside Staples Center later this week.
    Shaq posted a picture of the statue – which portrays the 7’1″ center hanging from the rim in an iconic pose – as it was being lowered into place Wednesday.
    Thank You Buss Family! #speechless https://t.co/vkcKtKB7i6—  (@SHAQ) March 22, 2017
    His tweet read, “Thank You Buss Fami
  • Business Enhancements: 8 Ways To Update Your Company Sales Plan

     Because our world changes on a daily basis, your sales plan is something that needs to be fluid in order to keep it relevant, potent, and effective. When you feel influenced by a success story, get inspired by new technology, feel creative, or are just in the mood for a makeover, that’s a good time to focus on your strategy. Here are a few tips that will help you evaluate and update your sales plan.
     
     
    Look at the big picture
    When you’re too close to something you ha
  • Rehabbed Puppies From Fake OC Rescue Go Up For Adoption

    IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — Nine puppies from a phony dog rescue have been nursed back to health and will be made available for adoption starting Wednesday.
    The adoptions will be handled like a lottery. Anyone interested in one of the pups must fill out paperwork from the Irvine Animal Care Center at 6443 Oak Canyon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Irvine police’s Kim Mohr said. The lottery will be at 2 p.m.
    (All puppy photos courtesy of the Irvine Police Department)The nine dogs were among 19
  • LAPD: Fear Of Deportation Keeping Latinos From Reporting Sex Crimes

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Reports of sexual assaults and domestic violence among Los Angeles’ Latino population have plummeted since the beginning of the year, amid fears that immigrants in the country illegally could face deportation if they interact with police or appear in court, the city’s police chief said.
    Since the beginning of 2017, rape reports have dropped 25 percent and domestic violence reports have decreased by 10 percent among Latinos, Los Angeles Police Depart
  • CSU Trustees To Vote On 5 Percent Tuition Hike As Students Protest

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com/AP) — Students are out in force against a 5 percent tuition hike up for a vote by the California State University’s governing board.
    The nation’s largest public university system says it needs to hire more faculty and add more classes to accommodate growing enrollment and insufficient state funding.
    The proposed annual hikes would increase undergraduate tuition at 23 Cal State campuses by $270 for the 2017-18 school year. The current tuition is $5,472.
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  • CSU Trustees Approve 5 Percent Tuition Hike As Students Protest

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com/AP) — Students are out in force against a 5 percent tuition hike that was just approved by the California State University’s governing board.
    The nation’s largest public university system says it needs to hire more faculty and add more classes to accommodate growing enrollment and insufficient state funding.
    The annual hikes would increase undergraduate tuition at 23 Cal State campuses by $270 for the 2017-18 school year. The current tuition is $5,472.
    Stu
  • 30 Players: Luke Weaver Eyes Return To Cardinals Rotation In 2017

    By Rich Arleo
    CBS Local Sports, in our 30 Players 30 Days spring training feature, profiles one young player from each Major League Baseball team leading up to opening day.
    2016 season (Minors): 13 G, 13 GS, 83 IP, 1.30 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 7 W, 92 SO, 12 BB
    2016 season (Majors): 9 G, 8 GS, 36 1/3 IP, 5.70 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 1 W, 45 SO, 12 BB
    Hailed as a possible option for the St. Louis Cardinals’ Opening Day rotation early on this Spring Training, Luke Weaver was optioned to Minor League camp on
  • Sleepy Driver Hits 4 Parked Cars, Fire Hydrant In Cypress Park

    CYPRESS PARK (CBSLA.com) — A fire hydrant flooded a residential neighborhood Wednesday after a sleepy driver lost control of their vehicle in Cypress Park.
    According to police, the crash was reported shortly before 3 a.m. in the 1300 block of Cypress Avenue.
    A preliminary investigation revealed the driver fell asleep behind the wheel and struck four parked vehicles, which then struck the hydrant.
    Cypress Avenue will remain closed in both directions until further notice.
    No injuries were re
  • Hit-And-Run Driver Suspected Of Killing Pedestrian Arrested In Santa Monica

    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — A hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a pedestrian in a parking garage remains in police custody, authorities said Wednesday.
    According to police, Absadi Kidane, 21, is being held in lieu of $2 million at the Santa Monica Police Department Jail for homicide, vehicular manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony driving under the influence, felony hit-and-run and forcibly resisting arrest.
    Kidane is suspected of plowing through a parking gate

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