• Beloved Detroit Media Icon Karen Hudson-Samuels Dies

    Beloved Detroit Media Icon Karen Hudson-Samuels Dies
    (CBS DETROIT) – Karen Hudson-Samuels’ career in broadcast journalism spanned over four decades in Detroit.
    After making her name at WGPR-TV as an anchor, producer and news director, the historian and journalist used her vision to create one of the biggest accomplishments of her lifetime. To preserve the history of the country’s first black-owned and operated television station, WGPR, Samuels worked tirelessly to bring the William V. Banks broadcast museum to life.
    “W
  • Suns Overcome Booker’s Ejection, Hold Off Lakers 114-104

    Suns Overcome Booker’s Ejection, Hold Off Lakers 114-104
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dario Šarić scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Mikal Bridges added 19 and the Phoenix Suns overcame Devin Booker’s ejection for a 114-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
    Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns scores on a layup over Dennis Schroder #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers as LeBron James #23 and Markieff Morris #88 look on during the second quarter at Staples Center on March 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Ph
  • Comedian Chris D’Elia Accused Of Sexual Misconduct In New Lawsuit

    Comedian Chris D’Elia Accused Of Sexual Misconduct In New Lawsuit
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges comedian Chris D’Elia violated federal child sexual exploitation and child pornography laws by victimizing an underage girl.
    According to the suit, filed in Los Angeles federal court, D’Elia invited the unnamed plaintiff to his hotel room in 2014 when she was a teenager and had sex with her.
    The plaintiff, identified only as Jane Doe, alleges in the suit that she told D’Elia her age and said that she was still in high
  • Biden Says US Will Have Enough COVID Vaccine Supply For All Adults By End Of May

    Biden Says US Will Have Enough COVID Vaccine Supply For All Adults By End Of May
    President Biden on Tuesday announced the U.S. will have enough vaccine supply to cover all adults by the end of May, significantly sooner than his previous timeline of July. That’s made possible because of the third vaccine by Johnson & Johnson, which is now available for emergency use and being shipped across the country.
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  • El Monte PD Releases Sketch Of Man Wanted In Connection With Fatal Hit-And-Run

    El Monte PD Releases Sketch Of Man Wanted In Connection With Fatal Hit-And-Run
    EL MONTE (CBSLA) — The El Monte Police Department Tuesday released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run.The suspected driver is described as a 5-foot-10 Asian male weighing approximately 175 pounds between the ages of 30 and 40 with black hair and brown eyes.
    According to police, the suspect was driving a black Toyota Tacoma at about 7 p.m. Feb. 20 when he struck a motorcyclist, identified as 56-year-old John Spata, near the intersection of Peck and Lower Azusa r
  • Person Killed After Being Struck On 134 Freeway In North Hollywood

    Person Killed After Being Struck On 134 Freeway In North Hollywood
    NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — A person was killed Tuesday night after being struck on the 134 Freeway in North Hollywood.A person has been hit and killed on the 134 East in North Hollywood unknown why someone was walking on the freeway but now CHP is closing down all lanes to investigate. Traffic jammed on the 101 East thru Studio City @CBSLA @JeffVaughn @CBSLAsuzie @FondoKNXTraffic pic.twitter.com/7Y7yWsdgUN
    — Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) March 3, 2021According to California Highway Patro
  • Ramp From 605 Freeway To Close For 3 Months In Irwindale

    Ramp From 605 Freeway To Close For 3 Months In Irwindale
    IRWINDALE (CBSLA) — An off-ramp from the northbound 605 Freeway in Irwindale will be shut down for three months for construction work, Caltrans announced Tuesday.
    The ramp, connecting to westbound Live Oak Avenue, will be closed beginning Monday, according to Caltrans.
    The work is part of a $3.3 million project “to widen the ramp, install a concrete barrier, upgrade pedestrian curb ramps, widen pedestrian sidewalks near the off-ramp, and modify the traffic signal,” Caltrans sai
  • Walker’s 25 Lift Celtics Over Kawhi-Less Clippers 117-112

    Walker’s 25 Lift Celtics Over Kawhi-Less Clippers 117-112
    BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker had 25 points and six assists, and the Boston Celtics took advantage of a late scratch of All-Star Kawhi Leonard and held off the Los Angeles Clippers 117-112 on Tuesday night.
    Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives to the hoop against Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics during a game at TD Garden on March 2, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
    Jaylen Brown finished with 18 points. Jayson Tatum and Payton
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  • Riverside Surpasses 290K Total COVID-19 Cases, San Bernardino Nears 3K Deaths

    Riverside Surpasses 290K Total COVID-19 Cases, San Bernardino Nears 3K Deaths
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Tuesday.
    Riverside County health officials reported 552 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 37 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 290,325 cases and 3,829 deaths. Of those who contracted the illness, 275,909 had recovered.
    There were 301 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Tuesday, 73 of whom were being treated in intensive care units — bo
  • Horse Dies During Training At Los Alamitos Race Course

    Horse Dies During Training At Los Alamitos Race Course
    CYPRESS (CBSLA) — Another horse died Tuesday while training at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress.
    One Famous Prize, a 2-year-old gelding, had never been raced. The California Horse Racing Board confirmed his death but did not provide additional details.
    According to the CHRB, One Famous Prize was trained by Michael Robbins.
    On July 10, the race track was briefly placed on probation by the CHRB after at least 20 horses died at the track in 2020 after suffering racing or training injuries,
  • Exclusive: Granada Hills Residents Fear For Their Safety, Property Values As Junk Piles In Neighbors Yard

    Exclusive: Granada Hills Residents Fear For Their Safety, Property Values As Junk Piles In Neighbors Yard
    GRANADA HILLS (CBSLA) — Residents of a Granada Hills neighborhood fear for their safety and property values after what looks to be a junkyard has taken over one home’s yard.
    Neighbors have been trying to get the city to force the owner to clean it up for years, but to no avail.
    Neighbors say junk is dropped off and picked up through the night at this Granada Hills home. (credit: CBSLA)
    From overhead, it looks like your typical, well-maintained San Fernando Valley street, until you ge
  • Human Smuggling Investigation Underway After 13 Killed After Big Rig, SUV Collide In Imperial County

    Human Smuggling Investigation Underway After 13 Killed After Big Rig, SUV Collide In Imperial County
    IMPERIAL (CBSLA/AP) — Authorities say a human smuggling investigation is underway after 13 people were killed Tuesday when an SUV carrying 25 people and a big rig collided on a Southern California highway near the U.S.-Mexico border.
    Twelve people were found dead when first responders reached the highway, which winds through fields in the agricultural southeastern corner of California. Another person died at a hospital, California Highway Patrol Chief Omar Watson said.
    Authorities do not y
  • Civil Rights Leader Vernon Jordan Dies At 85

    Civil Rights Leader Vernon Jordan Dies At 85
    Vernon Jordan helped integrate the South, fought for economic equality in the Black community and counseled presidents and business leaders.
  • LAUSD Says Getting Teachers Vaccinated Is Key To Schools Reopening

    LAUSD Says Getting Teachers Vaccinated Is Key To Schools Reopening
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Despite a financial incentive, it’s still unclear if elementary schools will reopen on April 9, the target date set by the Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner.
    “I walked and I just started crying,” said LAUSD Teacher Heidi Arvine. “This is just a step in the right direction”
    Arvine took a selfie after she got her first COVID vaccine shot during the mass effort to inoculate L.A. teachers and school workers at
  • Reaction Mixed After Decision To Stop Publishing 6 Dr. Seuss Books Over Racist Imagery Announced

    Reaction Mixed After Decision To Stop Publishing 6 Dr. Seuss Books Over Racist Imagery Announced
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to their depictions of minorities, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced Tuesday, which happens to be Dr. Seuss’s birthday and a date celebrated across the country as Read Across America Day.
    Dr. Seuss Enterprises said they had worked with a panel of educators and other experts to review its catalog and made the decision last year to cease publication and licensing of “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Str
  • City Council Vetoes LA Mayor’s Override Of Spending Plan For LAPD Funds

    City Council Vetoes LA Mayor’s Override Of Spending Plan For LAPD Funds
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to veto the mayor’s override of a spending plan to redirect some funds from the LAPD to social programs.
    The initial plan would have redirected $88 million from the LAPD budget to youth and recreation programs, neighborhood beautification programs and some nonprofits.
    The new council proposal will direct more money to homeless and eviction defense services and jobs outreach.
    Councilman Joe Buscaino voted against the vet
  • OCSD Talks With Kids Accused Of Harassing Ladera Ranch Asian Family, Calls For End To Neighborhood Watch

    OCSD Talks With Kids Accused Of Harassing Ladera Ranch Asian Family, Calls For End To Neighborhood Watch
    LADERA RANCH (CBSLA) — A Ladera Ranch Asian family that has been the victim of harassment by local teens has been getting support from neighbors, but the woman who started the community watch group said the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has gotten involved in the case and has called for an end to the effort.
    The woman who organized the watch group posted on Friday that OCSD wanted the watch groups to stop and said that detectives had spoken to numerous families and teens in the
  • LAPD Chief Michel Moore Released From Hospital After ‘Not Feeling Well’

    LAPD Chief Michel Moore Released From Hospital After ‘Not Feeling Well’
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – LAPD Chief Michel Moore was “in great spirits” Tuesday after police say he drove himself to a hospital because he “was not feeling well.”
    Moore, 60, was admitted to County-USC Medical Center Monday night for further testing, according to the LAPD. He was released Tuesday, police said.
    A statement from the department said the chief “is in great spirits and appreciates your well-wishes and support.”
    No additional details were released
  • LA County Remains In Purple Tier As COVID-19 Transmission Decreases

    LA County Remains In Purple Tier As COVID-19 Transmission Decreases
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tuesday reported 1,407 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 91 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,194,242 cases and 21,554 deaths.
    Of the new deaths reported, 26 people were over the age of 80, 38 people were between the ages of 65 and 79, 20 people were between the ages of 50 and 64, six people were between the ages of 30 and 49 and one person was between the ages of 18 and 29.
    And while COVID-19 transmission decr
  • 2 Chances Of Rain Headed For Southern California This Week

    2 Chances Of Rain Headed For Southern California This Week
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — There may be not just one but two chances of rain in Southern California this week.
    A low-pressure system has a good chance of bringing light rain and showers to the region Wednesday morning. There’s also a slight chance of thunderstorms that could bring heavier rainfall and possible flooding, but the quick moving system is expected to clear out by Wednesday night.
    But that’s not all. The tail end of another low-pressure system may bring cooler temperature
  • Capitol Police Investigating 2 Death Threats Against Rep. Maxine Waters

    Capitol Police Investigating 2 Death Threats Against Rep. Maxine Waters
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — At least two recent death threats against Rep. Maxine Waters are under investigation by Capitol Police detectives.
    There have been an increase in “menacing calls” to Waters’ office since the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, according to her office.
    The latest threat was from a Mississippi man, who left a message on Feb. 8 that said if he didn’t have a child, he would take his “AR and spray Pelosi, YOU, Swalwell, Sheila Jackson Lee…” An
  • Orange County Inches Closer To Moving Into Red Tier Allowing More Businesses To Reopen

    Orange County Inches Closer To Moving Into Red Tier Allowing More Businesses To Reopen
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County inched closer Tuesday to moving to the less-restrictive red tier of the state’s COVID-19 monitoring system but the county must now keep its current metrics through Sunday.
    Once the county meets the requirements, it must hold those rates for another two weeks to qualify for the red tier, allowing more businesses to reopen.
    The county’s metrics are updated every Tuesday, but those reports reflect numbers through Sunday. As of Sunday, Orange Count
  • Sailor Killed, 5 More Injured In Crash En Route To Camp Pendleton

    Sailor Killed, 5 More Injured In Crash En Route To Camp Pendleton
    OCEANSIDE, Calif. (CBSLA/AP) — A Navy sailor was killed and five other service members were injured when five military trucks were involved in a chain-reaction crash Tuesday morning on a Southern California highway, authorities said.
    The convoy was heading south on Interstate 5 near Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego County when the pileup happened shortly before 7 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.
    The collision occurred as the convoy began to slow, causing one of the tr
  • How Negative Stereotypes About Boys Affect Their Academics And Health

    How Negative Stereotypes About Boys Affect Their Academics And Health
    Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster
    The negative stereotypes that boys face have a damaging effect on both their bodies and minds. Emma Brown, investigative reporter at The Washington Post, exposes these and more in her book “To Raise a Boy,” available now from Simon & Schuster (a ViacomCBS Company).“To Raise a Boy” is a searing investigation into how we teach boys to be men—and how we can do better. In this special selection from the book, Brown underscores
  • 13 Killed After Big Rig, SUV Carrying 25 People Collide In Imperial County

    13 Killed After Big Rig, SUV Carrying 25 People Collide In Imperial County
    IMPERIAL (CBSLA/AP) — Thirteen people were killed Tuesday when an SUV carrying 25 people and a big rig collided on a Southern California highway near the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.
    Twelve people were found dead when first responders reached the highway, which winds through fields in the agricultural southeastern corner of California. Another person died at a hospital, California Highway Patrol Chief Omar Watson said.
    Authorities do not yet know if the driver of the 1997 Ford Exp
  • Biden Says US Will Have Enough Vaccine Supply For All Adults By End Of May

    Biden Says US Will Have Enough Vaccine Supply For All Adults By End Of May
    President Biden on Tuesday announced the U.S. will have enough vaccine supply to cover all adults by the end of May, significantly sooner his previous timeline of the end of July.
  • Los Angeles Zoo Giraffe, Hasina, Dies After Delivering Full-Term, Stillborn Calf

    Los Angeles Zoo Giraffe, Hasina, Dies After Delivering Full-Term, Stillborn Calf
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A 12-year-old Masai giraffe as died hours after delivering a full-term stillborn calf, the Los Angeles Zoo announced Tuesday.
    Hasina, 12, was pregnant with her sixth calf, but due to the abnormal breech position, a natural delivery was not possible, zoo officials said. A team of more than 30 of the zoo’s Animal Care and Animal Health staff worked for five hours starting on Monday morning to remove the unborn calf and save Hasina’s life.
    The procedure was s
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott Ends Statewide Mask Mandate, Opens State 100%

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott Ends Statewide Mask Mandate, Opens State 100%
    LUBBOCK, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday afternoon that it’s time to open the state and end the mask mandate. “Under no circumstance can someone be punished for not wearing a mask,” he said during a news conference.
    By next Wednesday, March 2, all businesses of any time can open at 100%.  He made the announcement from Lubbock on the same day Texas reported a new one day record for the number of people receiving vaccines —
  • Firefighters Battle Blaze At Strip Mall In Paramount

    Firefighters Battle Blaze At Strip Mall In Paramount
    PARAMOUNT (CBSLA) — Firefighters battled a blaze Tuesday in a Paramount strip mall.
    The fire was reported at about 12:22 p.m. at a building in the 7600 block of East Rosecrans Avenue. At least three units in the building were fully engulfed in flames.**UPDATE** Units on-scene reporting 3 units involved. #RosecransIC#LACoFD
    — L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) March 2, 2021Sky 9 spotted firefighters on the building’s roof, where black smoke poured out of a large opening.
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  • Burbank Sues To Enforce Closure Order Against Tinhorn Flats; Seeks Permission To Cut Off Electricity, Padlock Doors

    Burbank Sues To Enforce Closure Order Against Tinhorn Flats; Seeks Permission To Cut Off Electricity, Padlock Doors
    BURBANK (CBSLA) — The city of Burbank is seeking a judge’s permission to cut off the electricity of Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill and padlock the doors in order to enforce its closure order during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The lawsuit, filed Monday with the Los Angeles Superior Court, takes aim at the restaurant located at 2623 W. Magnolia Boulevard.
    Tinhorn Flats restaurant in Burbank, Calif. October 2020. (CBSLA)
    Last month, the Burbank City Council unanimously voted to take legal

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