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Amtrak train hits vehicle near Union Station; no injuries

An Amtrak train traveling toward Union Station collided with a vehicle Friday night, but no injuries were reported, officials said.

Jury awards $900,000 to man punched by L.A. County sheriff's deputy

A man who was punched in the face by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in a Maywood parking lot was awarded $900,000 by a federal jury on Thursday.

Galatzan has five challengers for L.A. school board seat

Two-term incumbent Tamar Galatzan will face a crowded field in a March election to retain her seat on the Board of Education.

35 years later, man sentenced to prison for ex-girlfriend's murder

Donna Wigmore was supposed to get married in the summer of 1979. Instead she holed up in her parents’ backyard, enveloped in shock after her older sister was murdered.

Tornado touches down in South Los Angeles, damaging 5 homes

The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that a tornado touched down in South Los Angeles during the heavy rain storm. The tornado hopscotched over a 10-block span, ripping off a roof and damaging at least five homes, officials said.

Senate passes bill that could keep cross atop Mt. Soledad, end legal battle

The U.S. Senate passed a defense policy bill Friday that would allow a 43-foot cross to remain atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego, possibly ending a 25-year legal battle.

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Yucaipa, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning 3 miles from Yucaipa, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:08 a.m. PST at a depth of 9.3 miles.

Danger adds to drama as couple is pulled alive from L.A. River

Churning debris and the rocketing current spiked the danger quotient as rescuers worked to pull two people from the rain-swollen Los Angeles River on Friday.

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper indicted in New Orleans rapes, still jailed in L.A.

Darren Sharper, a one-time Super Bowl champion facing sexual assault charges in Los Angeles, was indicted in Louisiana this week on charges of sexual assault and plotting to distribute several anti-anxiety medications known to be used as date rape drugs.

Valley-to-Westside express bus will use 405 Freeway carpool lanes

Los Angeles County commuters seeking to avoid gridlock on the 405 Freeway will soon have another way to travel between the San Fernando Valley and Westwood on weekdays, officials said Friday.

California storms help where it counts: Sierra snowpack

This week's heavy rains are expected to aid California in one of the places it needs the most help: the depleted Sierra snowpack.

L.A. storm: Walkway falls on car; roof collapses

For many Southern California communities, Friday’s rainstorm showed no mercy. Long Beach was especially hard hit as structures collapsed due to heavy rain.

Montebello father accused of kidnapping 4 sons booked on murder charge

A Montebello father who allegedly abducted his four sons and then engaged in a dramatic standoff with police on a San Diego Freeway has been booked on suspicion of murder and kidnapping, authorities said Friday.

Worst of strong storm to hit L.A. area appears to be over

The worst of a powerful storm that flooded streets and sent destructive mud flows barreling into homes is over for Southern California.

Man almost drives off PCH into ocean after mud, rock slide

Branduinn Fullove almost took a dive into the Pacific Ocean – in his car – after mud, rocks the size of recliners and tree stumps came down Friday morning on Pacific Coast Highway.

As Southland braces for storm, evacuations ordered in some areas

Even the lifeguard towers have been brought in from the expected tides and strong surf.

Trash truck fatally strikes pedestrian in Beverly Grove

A 60-year-old woman was struck and killed by a garbage truck Thursday morning in Beverly Grove.

Heavy rains, winds, flooding slam Northern California

The tropical weather system that trended on Twitter here as #hellastorm packed a punch Thursday.

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