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Friday, December 19, 2014

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L.A. River rescue; power out in Echo Park, Highland Park, Los Feliz & Silver Lake; Gold Line trains delayed; rain everywhere [updated]

Helicopters hovers over the river at about 10:30 a.m. as rescue effort begins in Atwater Village | Niki Smart

Two persons were plucked from the rain-swollen L.A. River and power went out in parts of Echo Park, Silver Lake and Los Feliz this morning as a powerful and fast-moving Pacific storm drenched the area. Downed trees and power lines snarled traffic, and Gold Line train service was disrupted after a tree fell near a station in Pasadena. Here's a run down of some storm and possibly storm related news as well as any updates: Read More »

FBI sweep targets Boyle Heights’ Big Hazard gang

Photo courtesy FBI

BOYLE HEIGHTS -- Federal authorities today began arresting members of the Big Hazard Gang that officials say is connected to the Mexican Mafia and engaged in a wide range of criminal activity, including illegal drug and weapons sales as well as robberies and hate crimes. Read More »

Downtown fire as seen from Elysian Heights

Fire as seen from Park Drive in Elysian Heights | Régis Toby Atwater

An early morning fire destroyed much of a downtown apartment complex that was under construction near the 110 Freeway and Temple Street, lighting up the night sky across the area. Régis Toby Atwater snapped a photo of the fire at about 2 a.m. as seen from ... Read More »

Crime Check: Police warn of Eagle Rock burglaries

Burglaries and vehicle break-ins from 11/28 - 12/4 | CrimeMapping.com

EAGLE ROCK —  The LAPD Northeast Division today warned Eagle Rock residents of several daytime burglaries in which the suspect or suspects have usually entered through side windows or doors. But Eagle Rock vehicle owners should also be concerned about break-ins, according to recent crime statistics. CrimeMapping.com ... Read More »

Highland Park crash leaves 5 injured

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HIGHLAND PARK — A collision between two vehicles in the 5600 block of Baltimore Street  tonight has left five people suffering from injuries described as ranging from minor to critical, according to a preliminary LAFD report. The crash was reported shortly before 6 p.m. No further ... Read More »