• 1 Dead, As Many As 6 Injured In 6-Vehicle Crash In La Habra

    LA HABRA (CBSLA)  —  A six-vehicle crash left at least one person dead and six more injured Sunday evening in La Habra.
    The crash occurred at West Lambert Road and South Idaho Street around 7 p.m .
    LA County Fire said six people were injured and at least two people had to be extricated out of their vehicles. At least one of those victims is in critical condition, authorities said.
    Flying overhead in Sky9, Desmond Shaw described the scene as “one of the worst I’ve seen
  • Only On 9: Toddler’s Condition Unknown After Fall Into Foul-Smelling Underground Storage Tank

    LA PUENTE (CBSLA)  —  The condition of a toddler who fell into an underground storage tank Sunday afternoon in La Puente is unknown.
    We know the child is male and neighbors said the child was alert and crying when paramedics rushed him to the hospital.
    The scary incident happened Sunday afternoon. CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Laurie Perez reported from the scene where the accident was on everyone’s mind.
    Behind a fence, a pile of boards and bricks covers an opening that leads into a
  • Vigil Held For Missing 15-Year-Old Believed To Be Traveling With Murder Suspects

    WINDSOR HILLS (CBSLA) – Julian Benitez prayed during a vigil Sunday night for the safe return of his daughter Alora Benitez.
    The 15-year-old has been missing since her mother and her mom’s ex-husband, who have been accused of murder, have been on the run.
    Alora was last seen getting into this BMW with 40-year-old Maricela Mercado and 39-year-old Roman Cerratos.
    The car was found abandoned in San Diego County near the border with Mexico on Friday but Alora and the couple have not been
  • Fatal Lake Forest Crash Leaves At Least 5 Injured, 1 Dead

    LAKE FOREST (CBSLA) – A multi-vehicle crash crash in Lake Forest left at least five people injured and one dead Sunday night.
    According to authorities, three vehicles collided, causing one to roll over, just before 8 p.m. on the 5 Freeway just north of Camino De Estrella.
    The condition of the other patients was not immediately released.
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  • Multi-Vehicle Crash In Winnetka Leaves 2 Trapped

    WINNETKA (CBSLA) – A multi-vehicle collision in Winnetka left paramedics evaluating six people Sunday night, two of which had to be extracted from a vehicle.
    According to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart, the collision occurred at 20500 W. Roscoe Blvd. in Winnetka just before 8:20 p.m.
    Two people were reported to be trapped and later safely extracted from a vehicle.
    Paramedics were evaluating the six injured to see how many needed to be transported to the hospital.
  • Police Cruiser Runs Over Woman Sunbathing On Venice Beach

    VENICE (CBSLA) – A woman was sunbathing on the sand at Venice Beach Sunday when she was accidentally run over by a Los Angeles Police Department patrol cruiser.
    Los Angeles Fire Department reported the incident occurred at about 2:10 p.m. near 1000 Ocean Front Walk, just off of the boardwalk.
    According to reports, police in the vehicle were patrolling the sandy part of the beach and turned their vehicle when they hit someone.
    They exited the vehicle and found a 25 to 30-year-old-woman unde
  • Police Search For Suspect Who Injured 4 People In South LA Shooting

    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Police are searching for a suspect who is on the run after injuring four people in a car-to-car shooting in South Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.
    LAPD responded to reports of a shooting just after 2:45 p.m. near Vermont and Florence Avenue where the victims called for help.
    The shooting took place a couple of blocks away at 75th and Hoover Street.
    Police say that the victims pulled to a stop in a Chrysler sedan when another car pulled up next to them and began sho
  • Massive Fire Blazes Through Wilmington Auto Body Shop

    WILMINGTON (CBSLA) – A massive fire burned through an apparent scrap yard outside of an auto parts business in Wilmington Sunday afternoon.
    Los Angeles County Fire responded to reports of a fire just after 3:20 p.m. at Tito’s Auto Dismantling & Auto shop East I Street.
    According to authorities, fire crews conducted an offensive attack against the fire to keep the fire from spreading to adjacent properties.
    The area was densely packed with automobiles, making access and water pene
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  • Massive Fire Rips Through Wilmington Auto Parts Shop

    WILMINGTON (CBSLA) – A massive fire burned through an apparent scrap yard outside of an auto parts business in Wilmington Sunday afternoon.
    Los Angeles County Fire responded to reports of a fire just after 3:20 p.m. on East I Street.
    According to authorities, fire crews conducted an offensive attack against the fire to keep the fire from spreading to adjacent properties.
  • 4 People Injured In South LA Shooting, At Least 1 Critical

    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – At least four people were injured in a shooting in South Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.
    LAPD responded to reports of a shooting just after 2:45 p.m. near Vermont and Florence Avenue.
    According to reports, three patients have been transported to a hospital with at least one person in critical condition.
  • Entangled Whale Off Dana Point Partially Freed, Officials Say

    DANA POINT (CBSLA) — An entangled whale spotted off the coast of Dana Point was partially freed on Sunday.
    The young grey whale was captured on video with fishing net and line wrapped around its tail.
    Scientists think it might be the same whale that was spotted in the area earlier last week.
    Rescue teams from several state and federal agencies worked for hours to cut the line.At last word, the whale had been partially freed, and has since been relocated.Officials say they may make another
  • Firefighters Knock Down Small Brush Fire Near I-405 In Selpulveda Pass

    SEPULVEDA PASS (CBSLA) — Firefighters have knocked down a brush fire burning in the Selpulveda Pass.
    The fire had broke out just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday near the northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway.Police have been called to the scene following a report of a possible arson suspect, according to firefighters.No further details were immediately available.
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  • Firefighters Knock Down Small Brush Fire Near 405 In Selpulveda Pass

    SEPULVEDA PASS (CBSLA) — Firefighters have knocked down a brush fire burning near the Selpulveda Pass.
    The fire broke out just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday near the northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway.
    Police have been called to the scene following a report of a possible arson suspect, according to firefighters.
  • Southland Leaders, Advocates Condemn Terrorist Attacks In Sri Lanka

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Southland leaders Sunday condemned the Easter morning terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people, and injured more than 450 others.
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement says that even as details of the attacks are still emerging, the U.S. government can confirm that Americans are among the casualties, the Associated Press reported. The early morning blasts targeted hotels and churches.
    “We stand in solidarity with the Christian
  • Dramatic Video: Long Beach Woman Wrestles Mail Back From Suspected Porch Pirate

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A confrontation was caught on camera after a Long Beach homeowner came face-to-face with a suspected porch pirate.
    Shirah Booker stormed out of her home after her ring video doorbell captured a woman riffling through her mail.
    “I got a second chime that someone was coming up to my doorbell and by that time, I was like, ‘Wait a minute, this looks kind of suspect … something’s happening.’ And when I saw her grab the letter, I thought, &lsqu
  • Oscar-Nominated Director John Singleton In ICU After Suffering Stroke

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Oscar-nominated director John Singleton was in the intensive-care unit of a hospital after suffering a stroke.
    The 51-year-old Singleton checked himself into the hospital this week after complaining of pain in his legs.
    Doctors reportedly say the stroke was “mild.”
    Singleton’s family issued a statement that said in part that they “… appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends, and colleagues.”
    Sin
  • 2 Killed After Car Crashes Into Tree, Bursts Into Flames In Santa Ana

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Two people are dead after a crash that may have been the end to a street race in Santa Ana.
    The incident unfolded on Bear Street near Alton Avenue where police say a car crashed into a tree and burst into flames.
    After the fire was put out, authorities discovered two bodies inside.
    No further details were immediately available.
  • ‘Long Road To Recovery’ For Officer Shot Multiple Times During Boyle Heights Traffic Stop

    BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — Authorities on Sunday said there were no outstanding suspects in connection with a shooting that left an officer wounded during a traffic stop in Boyle Heights.
    The wounded officer is a member of the LAPD – Newton Division Gang Enforcement Unit. The incident unfolded late Saturday evening after the officer pulled over a vehicle in the area of 52nd Street and Long Beach Avenue.
    It was there that one person inside the vehicle fled on foot, prompting a foot chase
  • At Least 207 Killed In Blasts Targeting Churches, Hotels In Sri Lanka On Easter Sunday

    At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday, officials said.
  • Officer In Stable Condition After Being Shot In South LA

    SOUTH LA (CBSLA) — An LAPD officer was shot Saturday night in South LA.
    The officer was hospitalized and underwent surgery. The officer is in stable condition, according to LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein.
    One suspect was struck by gunfire. That condition of that suspect is also unknown.
    There is a second suspect on the loose who is believed to be armed.
    Just after 9 p.m., officers from the Newton area gang division were conducting a traffic stop in the area of 51st Street and Long Beach Av
  • Police Investigating Shooting In South LA, 1 Person Injured

    SOUTH LA (CBSLA) — There was a reported shooting Saturday night in South LA, according to LA City Fire.
    At least one person was injured and taken to a local hospital.
    The shooting happened at East 51st Street and Long Beach Avenue.
    Police were blocking off the street between South Alameda Street and Compton Avenue.
    Check back for updates on this breaking news story.
     
  • Caught On Dash Cam Video: Chain Reaction Crash In Lancaster Involving Patrol Car, Pickup

    LANCASTER (CBSLA) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a deputy involved traffic collision in Lancaster around 3 p.m. Saturday.
    A deputy from the Lancaster Station was traveling southbound on Sierra Highway — through the intersection at Avenue K — with red lights and sirens flashing.
    As the deputy was about to clear the intersection, a civilian driver in a pickup — traveling eastbound on Avenue K — crashed into the passenger side of his patrol vehicle. The c
  • Authorities Probe Deputy Involved Car Accident In Lancaster

    LANCASTER (CBSLA) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a deputy involved traffic collision in Lancaster around 3 p.m. Saturday.
    A deputy from the Lancaster Station was traveling southbound on Sierra Highway — through the intersection at Avenue K — with red lights and sirens flashing.
    The deputy was responding to a traffic hazard call. The light was red.
    As the deputy allegedly cleared the intersection, a civilian driver traveling eastbound on Avenue K crashed into the p
  • Culver City Holds Town Hall To Discuss How To Keep Columbine From Being Repeated Here

    CULVER CITY (CBSLA)  —   From Columbine to Parkland, it’s long been suggested that nothing can be done to stop school shootings.
    The Culver City Unified School District held a town hall Saturday — the 20th anniversary of the Columbine massacre — for answers.
    CBS2’s Greg Mills spoke to teachers and students about the meeting.
    “I think about it every day. It’s something that’s always lingering in my head,” says high school studen
  • AAA, LAPD Warning About Driving Impaired On 4/20

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Marijuana may be legal in California, but driving impaired is not.
    As CBSLA’s Joy Benedict reports, that’s why there is a new push by AAA and the LAPD on 4/20 to get the buzz out about being high.
    “If you are using any drug — cannabis or cannabis product — don’t get behind the wheel of a car,” said LAPD Officer Kamaron Sardar.
    Sardar is a drug recognition expert with the LAPD. If a driver fails a field sobriety test, but not a
  • John Singleton, ‘Boyz N The Hood’ Director, Hospitalized After Suffering A Stroke

    John Singleton, best known for directing "Boyz N the Hood" and "Poetic Justice," suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, his family said in a statement.
  • Columbine Teacher Can Still Hear The Gunfire 20 Years Later

    What many consider America's first mass school shooting took place in the community of Littleton, Colorado, 20 years ago today.
  • SWAT Team Discovers Massive Illegal Marijuana Grow In Riverside

    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – A massive illegal marijuana grow spanning an entire city block was discovered by authorities in Riverside after neighbors noticed a strong smell.
    About 40,000 plants were found inside of a nursery greenhouse, with the potential to produce 20,000 pounds of pot, an estimated street value of $20 million.
    The hidden plants were conveniently concealed behind a nursery and nestled in between the orange groves in Riverside’s scenic greenbelt neighborhood.
    Neighbor Loret
  • Suspect Arrested In Murder Of 76-Year-Old Woman In Arcadia

    ARCADIA (CBSLA) – Authorities have arrested a man believed to be the suspect in the murder of a 76-year-old woman in Arcadia.
    Heber Enoc Diaz, 27, was arrested on suspicion of killing Chyong Jen Tsai, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
    According to sheriff’s officials, Tsai’s body was found by a construction crew in the backyard of her home on April 9.
    Coroner’s records stated that Tsai died from “combined effects of multiple sharp force
  • Suspect Arrested In Murder Of 76-Year-Old Grandmother In Arcadia

    ARCADIA (CBSLA) – Authorities have arrested a man for the murder of a 76-year-old woman in Arcadia.
    Heber Enoc Diaz, 27, was arrested on suspicion of killing Chyong Jen Tsai, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
    According to sheriff’s officials, Tsai’s body was found by a construction crew in the backyard of her home on April 9.
    Coroner’s records stated that Tsai died from “combined effects of multiple sharp force injuries, multiple blunt

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