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Barricade Situation in South Whittier Ends With 2 Armed Suspects Unaccounted for Following Alleged Burglary Attempt

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The neighborhood surrounding a South Whittier home was on lockdown Thursday as police suspected two armed suspects had barricaded themselves inside a family’s home, authorities said, though deputies were unable to locate. 9, 2017.

Senate Confirms Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Tom Price, then President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services nominee, listens during a hearing before of the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill Jan. Republicans view Price, an orthopedic surgeon, as a champion of free market principles who will guide the repeal and replace of Obamacare, the top legislative priority for President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans. Price has consistently denied any wrongdoing. 38.907192

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Senate Republicans Vote to Suspend Committee Rules, Advance Treasury and HHS Nominations
During Confirmation Hearing, HHS Nominee Tom Price Defends Himself Against Accusations of ‘Inappropriate’ Financial Dealings
Donald Trump’s Cabinet a Boon for Conservatives Tom Price to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. 24, 2017, in Washington, DC. Their suspicions were deepened when it was revealed Price traded health care stocks while having oversight duties of the health care industry. Democrats opposed Price, a Republican from Georgia, because he is a key architect of undoing the Affordable Care Act and has advocated making major changes to Medicare. (Credit: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images)
The 52 to 47 vote was along party lines. The Senate worked late because of procedural delays pressed by Democrats on a series of Trump’s Cabinet members. In a middle-of-the-night vote, the Senate confirmed Rep.

San Bernardino High School Basketball Team Helps Special Needs Student End Season in Blaze of Glory

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When it looked certain the Arroyo Valley High School team would lose its last game of the season, the coach and players decided to look at the score as an opportunity to give their team manager Ricardo Rubalcava, a special needs student, his time to shine. Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb.

1 Dead Following Car-to-Car Shooting in Downtown L.A.; Police Hunt Suspect Who Fled on Foot

Two cars were left at the scene, both the suspect and victim’s, as the suspect fled on foot, police said. (Credit: KTLA / Sky5)
Officers were still searching for the suspect into the night, according to Los Angeles Police Department Public Information Officer Liliana Preciado. The victim has only been identified as a Hispanic man in his 50s. No further details were immediately available. Officers originally responded to the scene at the intersection of Mateo and Bay streets around 5:30 p.m., she said. A man was killed Thursday evening in downtown Los Angeles following a car-to-car shooting, authorities said. The suspect’s car appeared to be a newer model Dodge Charger, aerial footage showed. 9, 2017, in downtown Los Angeles. 34.031485
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Protests Erupt in Downtown L.A. Following Reports of Immigration Raids at Homes Across Southern California; Federal Officials Say Sweeps Are ‘Routine’

“To that end, ICE’s routine immigration enforcement actions are ongoing.”
According to Jorge-Mario Cabrera, communication director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of L.A., the organization’s attorneys confirmed there is a list of more than 100 people being detained at the ICE processing center in downtown Los Angeles. When ICE agents conduct home raids, residents are not required to open the door if the person they are looking for is not home. (Credit: Chris Gierowski / KTLA)
ICE officials have yet to release detailed information on how many people the agency arrested Thursday and where they were taken into custody, only stating that the activities were “targeted and lead driven, prioritizing individuals who pose a risk to our communities,” according to ICE spokesperson Lori Haley. Times. Protestors against deportation and today's ICE raids close off a section of Aliso St in #DTLA @KTLA
— Chris Gierowski (@tepall14) February 10, 2017

California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León issued a statement Thursday saying he “asked federal officials to disclose how many children, men, and women they have detained; what the processing time will be; what the rationale is for their detention; and I asked that everyone be offered access to an attorney.”
The last time more than 100 people were detained in ICE raids was in Southern California last July, according to a report from the L.A. when she was 14 was detained during a routine check-in with her local ICE office and deported to Mexico after an hourslong standoff with protestors. While immigration advocates say more than 100 people were detained Thursday as Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials conducted home raids across three Southern California counties, the federal agency insists its operations were “routine” and not part of President Donald Trump’s unprecedented immigration crackdown. Immigration raids were carried out at homes in Santa Paula, Oxnard, Van Nuys, Downey and San Bernardino, with those detained being either people with deportation orders but no criminal background and family members of those sought who were home during the raids and told officials they lacked documentation, Cabrera said. on Feb. On Wednesday, a Phoenix resident and married mother of two who came to the U.S. Roughly 60 of those taken in were Mexican nationals, the newspaper reported. to protest ICE’s reported actions. Immigration advocates and supporters gathered at multiple locations in downtown L.A. 34.053714
-118.242653 All 112 immigrants arrested had criminal convictions and the sweep took four days across L.A., Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, the newspaper said. police official said the department was not aware of ICE raids taking place Thursday in that area, according to the Los Angeles Times. Advocates say one man was detained while working at a Target in the San Fernando Valley, while an L.A. Protestors against deportation and immigration raids close off a section of Aliso Street in downtown L.A. While many see Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos as the first casualty of President Trump’s crackdown on immigrants without proper documentation, federal officials say her case had followed the legal system process. 9, 2017. “Examples would include known street gang members, child sex offenders, and deportable foreign nationals with significant drug trafficking convictions,” she said in an email.

Construction Resumes on Dakota Access Pipeline After Trump Administration Grants Easement

Native American protestors and their supporters are confronted by security during a demonstration against work being done for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, Sept. Army Corps of Engineers to abandon the review ordered under Obama. The company building the pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners, said late Wednesday that it had “received all federal authorizations necessary to proceed expeditiously to complete construction of the pipeline.” The company, based in Texas, said it expects to have in hand $2.6 billion in loans for the project “within the next several days” and for the pipeline to be operational no later than June. 3, 2016. On Tuesday, the Corps announced that it had done so. Click here to read the full story on The next day, it granted the easement, which allows construction across Corps land and a dammed section of the Missouri River. Four days after he was sworn into office, Trump, who has vowed to expand fossil fuel production and roll back environmental regulations, encouraged the U.S. Construction on the Dakota Access oil pipeline resumed early Thursday, less than 24 hours after the government granted a final easement allowing for completion of the disputed project. (Credit: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images)
Despite months of protests led by tribal groups and an expanded environmental review ordered in the final days of the Obama administration, the project is racing ahead at the urging of President Trump.

Sen. Kamala Harris’ 1st Bill Seeks Access to Lawyers for Those Detained Upon Entry to U.S.

(Credit: Aaron P. Many were held for more than 10 hours without access to phones or to the flood of attorneys who joined protesters at the airports. — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 9, 2017

The Access to Legal Counsel Act is one step to ensuring what happened at ports of entry after the executive order never happens again. Click here to read the full story on Vice President Joe Biden in the Old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol Jan. Today I’m introducing my first bill to Congress, the Access to Legal Counsel Act. Kamala Harris participates in a reenacted swearing-in with U.S. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Hundreds of people were detained at U.S. — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 9, 2017


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Syrian Christian Family Caught in Trump’s Travel Ban Reunited With American Relatives One Week After Being Denied Entry into U.S. airports after President Trump issued an order banning entry into the United States for people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. U.S. Earlier in the day Biden swore in the newly elected and returning members on the Senate floor. 3, 2017, in Washington, DC. Sen. The bill is about “when these individuals ask to speak to the lawyer [who] is literally on the other side of the door waiting to talk to them, they are not denied that request,” Harris told the Times.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 9, 2017

After Trump’s Muslim Ban, I received reports of refugees, green-card holders & US citizens being held without access to lawyers. Sen. She stressed that the bill does not say there is a legal right to a public defender or taxpayer funded attorney, but that if a person detained at the border asks to speak to their attorney they can. Kamala Harris filed legislation Thursday that would guarantee access to legal counsel for those detained while attempting to enter the United States.

Pennsylvania Man Accused of Serial Child Rape Kept ‘Perverse Shrine,’ DA Says

Henry Ward. Thomas was jailed in the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10 percent of $150,000 bail. A man accused of serial child rape kept a “perverse shrine” in his trailer home which included at least 1,000 pornographic images of children and hundreds of used pairs of children’s underwear, according to prosecutors. Thomas, who did not enter a plea, appeared briefly by video, saying, “I just need somebody to believe that I’m not the evil, disgusting person that people are making me out to be,” according to The (Easton) Express-Times. “To be blunt about it, this is a real-life boogeyman,” said District Attorney Matthew Weintraub. Police arrested Thomas after a good Samaritan living in a trailer the handyman had worked on removed a piece of plywood, turned it over and found a description of the rapes of two young girls, who, along with their parents, were identified by name, prosecutors said. 40.211498
-74.787940 William Charles Thomas, a 58-year-old handyman from Morrisville, Pennsylvania, was arraigned on Tuesday on 51 charges, including five counts of child rape. Police are still looking for other victims and said Thomas wrote about molesting children dating back to the 1970s. “The human race hasn’t come up with words to describe what we saw in that trailer,” said Falls Township police Lt. “This is your parents’ worst nightmare.”
It took investigators days to process Thomas’ trailer at the Midway Village Trailer Park, which included a “perverse shrine to his criminal conquests.”
The walls and ceiling of the trailer were covered with trophy evidence, according to Weintraub, including photos of naked children, graphic drawings, children’s dolls, and written accounts of child molestation that included names. The names of three children Thomas is accused of assaulting were found on polaroid photos in the trailer, prosecutors said.

64-Year-Old Woman Injured After Hit-and-Run Bicycle Crash in Glendale

Robert William. “We saw a lot of commotion, people were outside on the sidewalk. The bicyclist fled the scene after the accident, police said. The bicyclist was traveling southbound on Brand Boulevard when he failed to stop a red light and collided with the victim, police said. Anyone with information is asked to the Glendale Police Department at 818-548-4911. The woman was struck while walking in crosswalk on Tuesday around 6 p.m. “With the force that this collision occurred there is no way that the bicyclist wouldn’t have known,” said Sgt. “So it was an intentional act to flee the scene.”
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Glendale police are investigating on Thursday after a 64-year-old woman was seriously injured during a hit-and-run bicycle crash. at the intersection of Brand Boulevard and Caruso Avenue near The Americana shopping complex, according to the Glendale Police Department. If you are the person then you should turn yourself in because that lady has a family and stuff like that,” said Darrin Resman, a witness to the crash. The woman fell and hit her head on the asphalt causing significant head and facial injuries.

Veterans Unite, Raise Funds for Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

“The biggest misconception is that Veterans Stand wants to do anything aggressive in response. “People expected the easement to be granted and they are still going to stay,” Diggs told CNN. “The Water Protectors are here peacefully in prayer and in ceremony as they have always been.”
Diggs has been at the Standing Rock Reservation for the last week meeting with camp leaders, making arrangements for supplies, mobilizing volunteers and focusing on supporting infrastructure. 4, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. “People need to know about this,” Diggs said. “It’s not just the people of Standing Rock who are at risk,” Diggs said. This is not a local issue, it is a national problem we are dealing with here.”
The $3.7 billion pipeline would carry 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. “We still need support. The Facebook page sites increased “turmoil and uncertainty” as a motivation to continue efforts. We just want to give people a platform.”
Anthony Diggs, the secretary of communications for Veterans Stand, says protesters are still hopeful. Tribe members, veterans and their supporters have been protesting its construction since last summer because it would traverse sacred Sioux land and has the potential to contaminate the water supply, and raises other potential environmental issues. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The Veterans Stand group is once again raising funds for protesters who have been fighting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. On Tuesday, the Corps of Engineers notified Congress of its intent to grant an easement for the project, allowing it to move closer toward completion. Looking forward
Environmentalists, local residents and indigenous tribes say the pipeline’s proposed route would cut across the Ogallala Aquifer, which is one of the world’s largest and the main source of drinking water and irrigation for millions of people. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Veterans Unite, Raise Funds for Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Activists and veterans pass a burnt out dump truck as they depart a police barricade on a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Dec. But just a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed executive actions to continue construction of the pipeline. Michael Wood Jr., founder of Veterans Stand, said new efforts are more focused on supporting the camps in any way possible. Activists and veterans pass a burnt out dump truck as they depart a police barricade on a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Dec. After raising $1,155,780 on GoFundMe in December to provide transportation and supplies for the thousands of veterans who volunteered to travel to Standing Rock and support protesters, some veterans formed Veterans Stand, with the mission to “unite citizens and all peoples through our shared military service, to fulfill the promise to defend America from enemies, foreign and domestic, by combating the oppression of our fellow human beings and working to create a better future through continued sacrifice and service.”
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On December 5, protesters celebrated after the US Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to find an alternative route for the pipeline. The funds will go toward supplies for the North Dakota protest camp, transportation of veterans to and from Standing Rock Indian Reservation and operations. “The water of millions of Americans is at risk. “It is unlikely that we will send a mass group of people like before,” Wood told CNN. While proponents of the pipeline say it would be the most cost-effective and environmentally responsible way to move crude oil, significantly reducing US dependence on foreign oil, there has been continuous support for the protesters, both in person and on social media using the hashtag #NoDAPL. This is an issue that affects all of us.” 4, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. People want to do something and they just don’t know what to do. Rallying the troops
Veterans are prepared to continue the fight against the pipeline. So far, the GoFundMe effort for the new campaign has raised $186,767 of the $500,000 goal, according to the group’s GoFundMe page.

L.A., Orange Counties Are Home to 1 Million Immigrants Who Are in the Country Illegally: Analysis

The potential threat of emptied homes and shuttered businesses has residents envisioning the worst. But to many in this densely populated area near MacArthur Park, the presidency of Donald Trump poses a threat of an altogether different scale. Just imagine it. A predominantly Latino neighborhood, it has for decades been a first stop for immigrants — both legal and illegal — coming from various corners of Latin America. ×
L.A., Orange Counties Are Home to 1 Million Immigrants Who Are in the Country Illegally: Analysis

The chatter of Spanish serves as the backdrop of Pico-Union, where the aroma of pastries from the panaderia merge with the synthetic smells of an auto repair garage. “Una desolación. Click here to read the full story on Trump has vowed mass deportations of those here illegally, which if carried out, could fundamentally alter the rhythms of life in Pico-Union and numerous other immigrant enclaves around Southern California and beyond. 34.959208
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Watts Community Fight to Keep 3 Brothers Together After Court Order Threatens to Send Them to Separate Foster Homes

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Watts residents are rallying behind three young brothers, all under 11-years-old, who are in danger of being sent to separate foster homes following a court order.

Hiker Reunited With Dog He Was Forced to Leave Behind After Injury on Mt. Baldy

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A hiker who was forced to leave behind his dog after an avalanche on Mt. 10, 2017. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Feb. Baldy was reunited with the beloved pet thanks to a Orange County couple.