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Pilot dies in fiery crash near Southern California freeway

Jan. 4, 2020 2:34 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A pilot died Saturday after a small-engine plane crashed near a Southern California freeway and erupted into flames, authorities said. The pilot, who was the only person aboard the aircraft, died at the scene after the plane went down near State Route 14 in Newhall shortly...

Off-duty officer allegedly had replica gun in road-rage row

Dec. 18, 2019 3:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer was arrested on suspicion of threatening another motorist with a replica handgun during a road-rage incident, authorities said. Georgeta Buruiana, 38, could face a felony charge of brandishing of a firearm, KABC-TV reported Wednesday. It...

Powerful Santa Ana winds sweep parts of Southern California

Dec. 17, 2019 5:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Santa Ana winds swept mountains and valleys of Southern California on Tuesday, toppling several big rigs and trees. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning and said it would be in effect for most of the day. A predawn gust hit 88 mph (142 kph) in Fremont Canyon...

LA deputies plead not guilty to lying on police reports

Dec. 12, 2019 9:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have pleaded not guilty to lying on police reports after they stopped other law enforcement officers for speeding. Michael Berk and Justin Fisk entered pleas Thursday to filing a false report and perjury, the Los Angeles County district...

California woman sentenced to jail for wedding injury scam

Dec. 9, 2019 10:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman who tried to bilk the wedding-planning website The Knot out of $20,000 by claiming she had to cancel her reception after tripping on her wedding dress has been sentenced to five years in jail, authorities said Monday. Vermyttya Miller of Santa Clarita used The...

FILE - This Nov. 14, 2019 file photo shows students being escorted out of Saugus High School after a shooting on the campus in Santa Clarita, Calif. Authorities say the teenager who shot five classmates, killing two, at a Southern California high school used an unregistered

Correction: California High School Shooting story

Dec. 6, 2019 1:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Nov. 21 about the unregistered gun used in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, The Associated Press did not include the first name of one of the two victims killed. She was Gracie Anne Muehlberger. A corrected version of the story is below: Teen used...

Southern California school reopens after deadly shooting

Dec. 2, 2019 11:14 AM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California high school is reopening for the first time since a 16-year-old student fatally shot two other students, wounded three others and killed himself last month. Students returning Monday to Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita will have counselors...