| Feb 22, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Francisco Hernandez was a fiercely independent man, refusing help from family and neighbors -- even firing Meals on Wheels -- as he moved into old age at his Mt. Washington home.
So it's not surprising that the 89-year-old World War II Purple Heart...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The worker at Los Angeles International Airport who was killed early Friday while driving a baggage cart was identified by coroner's officials as a 51-year-old Los Angeles man.
Cesar Valenzuela died early Friday when he fell out of the baggage cart...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:00 AM
A worker at Los Angeles International Airport was killed early Friday when, authorities say, he fell out of a luggage vehicle and was hit by a cart.
At about 5 a.m. Friday, the driver of a ground service equipment vehicle either had a medical issue or...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Traffic on the southbound 101 Freeway was snarled Tuesday afternoon in Hollywood after a big-rig crash involving four other vehicles.
The crash occurred about 3 p.m. under the Santa Monica Boulevard overpass on the southbound 101, California Highway...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:58 AM
A natural gas leak Monday at a storage facility in Playa del Rey may have been caused by vandals, authorities said.
The leak was reported around 12:30 a.m. at a natural gas storage well at 8100 Falmouth Ave., Southern California Gas Co. spokeswoman...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A man was ejected from his vehicle and killed in a traffic collision Saturday on the eastbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar, authorities said.
According to initial reports, the collision occurred about 12:05 p.m. near Yarnell Street and involved at least two...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:47 AM
A mother and her child were hit by a car in Hollywood and transported to a local hospital with injuries early Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Police and fire personnel responded to the corner of West Sunset Boulevard and North Bronson Avenue around...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The Los Angeles Fire Department is launching a sweeping overhaul of cumbersome 911 call handling procedures that officials say contribute to delays in getting rescuers to victims in life-threatening medical emergencies.
By early next year, the agency...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:20 PM
An elderly woman who died of smoke inhalation from a fire in her South Los Angeles home early Saturday was described by a family member as a "caring and giving person" who had lived in the home since the 1940s.
Anna Brooks, 98, was rescued from her...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:11 AM
A hiker died at Runyon Canyon Park on Sunday after falling ill, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
A fire helicopter joined ground crews in responding to reports of a male adult hiker who had collapsed and stopped breathing just before 2:30 p.m.,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:07 AM
A passenger who was on the Metro Red Line train that passed over a blind man moments after he fell off a platform Thursday described having a "sick feeling" as riders realized what had happened.
The man -- an unidentified 47-year-old Los Angeles...