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"Like Scene Out of 'Jaws'": Chaos After Lightning Strike

Beachgoers reported seeing a bright flash, hearing the sound of a loud explosion and witnessing the chaos that ensued along the coast during a fatal lightning strike in Venice on Sunday afternoon. Watch »

37 minutes ago

Exclusive: House, Car Torched in Fatal Lightning Storm

A house and car in a Redondo Beach neighborhood were damaged by lightning on Sunday, July 27, 2014, the same... View »

Jul 27, 2014

Lightning Strikes in Southland Cause Injuries

Brief periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms that touched down on areas of the Southland on Sunday, July 27, 2014... View »

Jul 27, 2014
Lightning Strike Kills Venice Beachgoer

Lightning Strike Kills Venice Beachgoer

A 20-year-old man has died in the hospital after being struck by lightning at Venice Beach on Sunday,... Watch »

3 hours ago
Officers Beat Burglary Suspect in Surveillance Video

Officers Beat Burglary Suspect in Surveillance Video

Santa Ana police officers are being accused of using excessive force after surveillance video emerged... Watch »

Jul 27, 2014
Tow Truck Driver Gunned Down After Car Repo

Tow Truck Driver Gunned Down After Car Repo

A tow truck driver who had just repossessed a car was shot and killed in the street after being chased by a vehicle... Watch »

3 hours ago
Northern California Wildfire Destroys 13 Homes

Northern California Wildfire Destroys 13 Homes

Firefighters in Northern California made progress Sunday against a wildfire that has destroyed 13 homes and... Read »

Jul 27, 2014
NorCal Wildfire Forces Evacuations in Yosemite Area

NorCal Wildfire Forces Evacuations in Yosemite Area

A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of... Read »

Jul 27, 2014
LAPD Officer Dies After Off-Duty Crash

LAPD Officer Dies After Off-Duty Crash

A police officer who was injured in an off-duty crash died Saturday, a Los Angeles Police Department... Read »

Jul 27, 2014
PM Forecast: More Sweltering Heat

PM Forecast: More Sweltering Heat

Another day of sweltering heat is expected for parts of Southern California on Watch »

Jul 26, 2014
Byron Scott Coaching Lakers

Byron Scott Coaching Lakers

After Mike D'Antoni and the LA Lakers parted ways, Byron Scott emerged as the leading candidate to fill the... Read »

Jul 26, 2014
Caltrans to Build Bridge to Help Mountain Lions Mate

Caltrans to Build Bridge to Help Mountain Lions Mate

California officials are planning to build a bridge over the 101 Freeway to help mountain lions looking to mate. Read »

Jul 26, 2014
Caltrans Approves Toll Lanes on I-405 in OC

Caltrans Approves Toll Lanes on I-405 in OC

The California Department of Transportation on Friday announced its support for a plan to add two toll lanes to the... Read »

Jul 26, 2014
Officer Hit Woman With

Officer Hit Woman With "All the Strength He Had": Lawsuit

The woman seen on a now-viral video being repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer said her... Watch »

Jul 26, 2014
2 Dead, 2 Injured After Car Crashes Into Parked Big Rig

2 Dead, 2 Injured After Car Crashes Into Parked Big Rig

Two people were killed and two others were injured early Saturday in Carson when a car slammed into a parked big rig... Read »

Jul 26, 2014
Five Brush Fires Along I-5 Deemed

Five Brush Fires Along I-5 Deemed "Suspicious"

Firefighters fought five small brush fires along the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Newhall early... Read »

Jul 26, 2014
Teen Arrested After Threatening Violence at Surf Event

Teen Arrested After Threatening Violence at Surf Event

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Friday after he allegedly threatened violence at the Vans US Open of Surfing... Read »

Jul 27, 2014
Riders Escorted Off Disney Rollercoaster Ride

Riders Escorted Off Disney Rollercoaster Ride

Riders had to be escorted off a roller coaster at Disney's California Adventure on Friday after the ride stopped due... Watch »

Jul 26, 2014

Man on Overpass Shuts 5 Freeway

Authorities took a man into custody Friday evening after he forced an hours-long shutdown of the Golden State... View »

Jul 25, 2014
Woman Pleads for Return of Mother's Stolen Ashes

Woman Pleads for Return of Mother's Stolen Ashes

A Hesperia woman is begging for the person who ransacked her home while she was out of town to return the... Read »

Jul 26, 2014
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