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2-Year-Old Saves Twin Brother From Fallen Dresser

“We didn’t hear anything, we normally hear them throwing their toys, they are super mischievous,” Shoff said. (Credit: Kayli Shoff)
A home surveillance video shows Bowdy trying for almost two minutes to free his brother from under the furniture — eventually succeeding. She went to check on the boys and “there wasn’t a scratch” on either of them, her husband told CNN, “It’s kind of a miracle, it’s something really special, to see how Bowdy helped Brock.”

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-111.694647 “We were hesitant to post this video initially,” Ricky Shoff, the boys’ father told CNN, “but a lot of parents have probably made the same mistake that we made, (they) don’t have their furniture secure of bolted to a wall.”
“Our house is very childproof, we are really cautious about all this stuff — so it never really crossed out minds that something like this could happen,” Shoff said. It wasn’t until the boys’ mother Kayli woke up a short time later and checked a surveillance camera on the boys’ room from she saw the dresser was on the floor. The boys’ parents posted the video to social media to highlight the importance of securing furniture to make homes childproof, they said. Bowdy Shoff lifted a dresser to free his twin brother Brock. on Friday, the Shoffs told CNN. The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. Two-year-old Brock Shoff owes his twin brother Bowdy big time. The boys were playing at their home in Orem, Utah, Friday morning when a dresser fell on Brock.

Four Killed When Tree Falls on Rural Alabama Home During Tornado

Four people were killed when a tree fell on a home as a tornado swept through a rural Alabama community on Monday evening, authorities said. No injuries had been reported. Crews were still working late Monday to remove the bodies from the structure, said Kris Ware, spokesman for the Houston County Emergency Management Agency. Monday’s severe weather affected communities along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana into Georgia with heavy rains all throughout the Southeast, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said. The four were in a residence in the unincorporated community of Rehobeth when the storm struck. Florida death blamed on severe weather
Authorities in Florida said a man drowned near his home after a storm swept through Walton County. 31.122956
-85.452711 Four people were killed when a tree fell on a home as a tornado swept through a rural Alabama community on Jan. Rehobeth is near Dothan, in southeastern Alabama. The metro areas of Philadelphia, Washington and New York were expected to see heavy rain by mid-morning. Ware said there were no immediate reports of other people being injured in the incident. Heavy rain will move into the Mid-Atlantic region and up through the I-95 corridor. Severe weather also caused damage in at least 18 counties across Mississippi. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza said seven people were inside the home when the storm hit, CNN affiliate WJHG reported. ×
Four Killed When Tree Falls on Rural Alabama Home During Tornado

Four people were killed when a tree fell on a home as a tornado swept through a rural Alabama community on Jan. 2, 2017. There were nearly 20,000 customers without power, the agency said. The severe weather threat was expected to move through south Georgia early Tuesday and continue toward the low country of Georgia and South Carolina. The National Weather Service reported that a tornado was in the area at the time of the incident. There were no immediate details on how the drowning happened, but it was being treated as accidental, the Walton County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. The four victims were killed when the tree crashed through the roof of the home, county EMA Director Chris Judah said. 2, 2017. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency on Monday evening said it had received reports of damage to homes, downed power lines and trees — and extensive flash flooding. Its size and strength will be determined when survey crews have examined the extent of the damage.

Man Barricaded Inside Long Beach Apartment Building After Threatening to Start Fire

The man is believed to be armed and the building was evacuated, Coy said. Avoid Ocean from Magnolia to Pacific and Chestnut Place from Seaside to Pine
— Long Beach PD (CA) (@LBPD) January 3, 2017

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this story. Police asked residents to avoid the area. Please stay out of the area. FD PIO onscene. pic.twitter.com/8aEeuGyBa8
— Long Beach Fire (@lbfd) January 3, 2017

LBFD & LBPD units working an incident on the 300 block of West Ocean Blvd. Kevin Coy. Police were called to assist in the incident, said Lt. SWAT has been requested. LBFD now supporting LBPD operations. Media staging at Ocean and Magnolia pic.twitter.com/x5SVSONC7f
— Long Beach Fire (@lbfd) January 3, 2017

Police activity in the area of Ocean/Chestnut. Fire officials described him as being “hostile.”
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-118.193739 for a report of a man who allegedly threatened to light a fire and burn the building, officials said on Twitter. A man barricaded himself inside a Long Beach apartment building after allegedly threatening to start a fire
Long Beach Fire Department officials responded to the area of Ocean Boulevard and Chestnut Avenue about 9:50 p.m. The hostile individual has barricaded himself in the building. SWAT was also at the scene.

USC Fans Celebrate Rose Bowl Win Against Penn State

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USC football fans were celebrating a 52-49 Rose Bowl victory against Penn State Monday. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Jan. 2, 2017. 34.147785
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Mariah Carey Says Dick Clark Productions ‘Set Her up to Fail’ During New Year’s Eve Performance; Company Fires Back

We want to be clear that we have the utmost respect for Ms. Mariah Carey performs during the New Year's Eve Countdown at Times Square on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Credit: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TOSHIBA CORPORATION)

Mariah Carey’s botched New Year’s Eve performance is turning into an even bigger controversy. The statement continued: “In very rare instances there are of course technical errors that can occur with live television, however, an initial investigation has indicated that [Dick Clark Productions] had no involvement in the challenges associated with Ms. While the track played, Carey told the audience that a proper sound check had not taken place and opted to let those in the crowd sing her lyrics. After walking off stage in a huff after attempting to sing her hit, “We belong together,” Carey took to Instagram to post a meme with the caption: Sh** happens. Carey as an artist and acknowledge her tremendous accomplishments in the industry.”
Their response comes after Carey’s team spoke to Billboard magazine and claimed that Carey, who had attended a rehearsal earlier in the day, had alerted Dick Clark Productions that her ear piece was not working. Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”

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Mariah Carey Walks Off Stage After Technical Snag During New Year’s Eve Performance in Times Square Carey’s publicist, Nicole Perna, said that her client “was not winging this moment and took it very seriously” and added, “A shame that production set her up to fail.”
Perna separately said to CNN, “There was a production issue. Carey’s team is blaming Dick Clark Productions, the production company behind the annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special on ABC, saying the company “set her up to fail.” And Dick Clark Productions is firing back. To suggest that DCP, as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd,” Dick Clark Productions said in a statement provided to CNN. Unfortunately there was nothing she could do to continue with the performance given the circumstances.”
As for Carey singing along to a track, a source close to her said: “It is not uncommon for artists to sing to track during certain live performances.”
Carey took the stage shortly before midnight for a three song set, first performing “Auld Lang Syne” before moving to her own song, the 1991 hit “Emotions.” That’s when things started visibly going downhill. (Credit: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TOSHIBA CORPORATION)

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Mariah Carey Says Dick Clark Productions ‘Set Her up to Fail’ During New Year’s Eve Performance; Company Fires Back

Mariah Carey performs during the New Year's Eve Countdown at Times Square on December 31, 2016 in New York City. Have a happy and healthy new year everybody! Carey’s New Year’s Eve performance. “As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists. Technical difficulties.

4 Texas Children Die When Pesticide, Water Mix Creates Toxic Gas

A hazmat team investigates after four children died when someone at their home sprayed water on an applied pesticide in Amarillo, Texas. The incident preliminarily has been ruled an accidental poisoning. Specifically, the EPA points to the “acute effects via the inhalation route.”

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Four children died after someone at their home sprayed water on an applied pesticide, causing a reaction that resulted in toxic gas, officials in Amarillo, Texas, said. There were 10 people inside the mobile home at the time of the incident, according to Davis. Several firefighters are being held for observation, according to KVII. Aluminum phosphide is listed in the Toxicity Category I by the U.S. The children ranged in age from 7 to 17, CNN affiliate KVII reported. Larry Davis said a family member used water to try to wash off the aluminum phosphide, which had been administered before by someone beneath the residence. (Credit: KAMR via CNN)

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4 Texas Children Die When Pesticide, Water Mix Creates Toxic Gas

A hazmat team investigates after four children died when someone at their home sprayed water on an applied pesticide in Amarillo, Texas. Fire Capt. Environmental Protection Agency — the highest and most toxic category. At least five other people were hospitalized in Monday’s incident.

Drought Improvement Should Accelerate With Series of Storms Expected in Northern California

Roads are glistening in morning rain and umbrellas are out in downtown Los Angeles as the first of two storms hits the Southland on Dec. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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Drought Improvement Should Accelerate With Series of Storms Expected in Northern California

Roads are glistening in morning rain and umbrellas are out in downtown Los Angeles as the first of two storms hits the Southland on Dec. A storm system is expected to bring rain and snow throughout the week in Northern California, and a foot of snow is expected Tuesday in the Sierra Nevada and another foot or two is predicted for Wednesday, said Johnnie Powell, a weather forecaster with the National Weather Service. 30, 2016. “This is what we’re supposed to be getting,” Powell said. The northern half of the state has already seen impressive rains this fall and winter, filling reservoirs and replenishing the Sierra snowpack, a key source of water for California cities and farmlands. 34.052234
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Holiday Storm Makes December Wettest Month in Downtown L.A. in 6 Years
December Rain Could Be Sign of Wetter Times to Come in Drought-Plagued SoCal, NASA Climatologist Says
NorCal Drought Conditions Have Dramatically Improved While SoCal Remains Bone Dry 30, 2016. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The slow but steady improvement in California’s drought picture should accelerate in the new year with a series of storms that are expected to dump rain and snow in Northern California. This is normal rain and snow that we’re supposed to be getting in December and January.”
Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. “After six years of a drought, I love saying that.

Hollywood Sign Could Get More Security After New Year’s Day ‘Hollyweed’ Prank

The famous Hollywood sign reads "Hollyweed" on New Year's Day after it was altered. “The chain is only as good as its weakest link, so as we study this — the prankster coming in, how he [or] she slipped through — we will determine this week where the link was that was weak, then we will upgrade there.”
Baumgart said he plans to meet with the Los Angeles Police Department this week to be debriefed on the matter and to explore ways to prevent similar acts. Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. 34.092809
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Security Footage Shows Person Altering Hollywood Sign to Read ‘Hollyweed’: LAPD (Credit: Gene Blevins / AFP/Getty Images)

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Hollywood Sign Could Get More Security After New Year’s Day ‘Hollyweed’ Prank

The famous Hollywood sign reads "Hollyweed" on New Year's Day after it was altered. “The surveillance system is like a chain,” Chris Baumgart, chairman of the Hollywood Sign Trust, said Monday. (Credit: Gene Blevins / AFP/Getty Images)

The iconic Hollywood sign could see added security after a prankster modified the sign on New Year’s Day to read “HOLLYWeeD.”
The agency that maintains and secures the sign said Monday that it will explore boosting security to better protect the landmark and the neighbors who live near it.

Customs and Border Protection Outage Leaves Thousands of International Travelers Stuck at Airports Across Nation

Mine did not scan and I had to get in a different line. ET to 9 p.m., creating long lines of disgruntled holiday travelers. All affected airports were back online after US Customs and Border Protection experienced a temporary outage with its processing systems at various airports, spokesman Daniel Hetlage said. “When we got to the place in customs where you scan your passport, my brother and sister scanned theirs and got through fine. 2, 2017. No announcements were made at the airport explaining the delay, he said. Elendu still has one more leg of his trip as he heads back to Portland, Oregon, for school. Airport officials and travelers across the country reported delays ranging from 30 minutes to two hours. The outage lasted about 90 minutes at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport before computers were up and running again, US Customs and Border Protection spokesman Rob Brisley said. 33.941589
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A computer outage Monday night left thousands of international travelers stuck in US airports for hours on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The outage lasted from 5 p.m. The outage affected passengers on more than 30 flights into Miami International Airport beginning at 6 p.m., spokeswoman Suzy Trutie said. Even after service resumed, the airport said it would take extra time for CBP officers to process. “Delta had us all line up after we landed and it took a while before customs was even able to find us a place where we could wait because the airport is so small,” Powers-Johnson said. He overheard people talking about a nationwide computer problem affecting people with all kinds of passports. They had just finished two legs of their journey: a 6.5-hour flight from Nigeria to Frankfurt, Germany, followed by an 11.5-hour flight to San Francisco, he said. (Credit: KTLA)

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Customs and Border Protection Outage Leaves Thousands of International Travelers Stuck at Airports Across Nation

Travelers were stuck at Los Angeles International Airport after a US Customs and Border Protection outage on Jan. “During the technology disruption, CBP had access to national security-related databases and all travelers were screened according to security standards,” Hetlage said. “At this time, there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature.”
CBP officers processed international travelers through “alternative procedures” while the agency scrambled to get systems back online. 2, 2017. Travelers were stuck at Los Angeles International Airport after a US Customs and Border Protection outage on Jan. Jennifer Powers-Johnson was returning from a London family vacation when she arrived at Salt Lake City International Airport. “I would not have had any idea of what was going on if my cousin did not text me.”
College student Chinedu Elendu was returning with his brother and sister from a family vacation in Nigeria when the outage held him up for about an hour and a half at San Francisco International Airport. That was the line that took so long,” Elendu said.

Dashcam Video Shows Man Belly-Flopping Onto Hood of Wisconsin Patrol Car

Police said a 25-year-old man first jumped onto a vehicle and officers responded to the scene. One officer was treated and released from the hospital, while the other did not seek medical treatment, police said. Two officers inside the vehicle were injured, apparently while taking the man into custody. Dashcam video posted to a Wisconsin police department’s Facebook page shows a man who had allegedly been drinking belly-flopping onto the hood of a patrol car on New Year’s Eve. “Not a good start to 2017,” City of Menasha Police Department officials wrote in their Facebook post. When officers arrived, the video shows the man then jumping onto the hood of the car, causing the windshield to break. The man was taken to a hospital and was eventually taken the county jail. The case was being referred to the Winnebago County District Attorney’s Office on multiple charges. The Facebook post ended with a message to residents: “A reminder that if you drink, please do so responsibly.”

 
 
 

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Man Arrested in Connection With Deaths of Two Women Found in Newport Beach After Westminster House Fire

Once the fire was out, the homeowner, Yolanda Holtrey, 59, and her 49-year-old friend could not be found. The incident is under investigation and police do not believe there are any outstanding suspects. About 5:30 a.m. Arson investigators and detectives also responded to the scene because the fire appeared to be suspicious in nature. The relationship between the women and Ireland, of Huntington Beach, is also unknown. Handcuffs on top of a fingerprint form are shown in this file photo. Sunday, Westminster Police officers were called to assist the Orange County Fire Authority with a blaze in the 5000 block of Northwestern Way. Anyone with information can call Westminster Police at 714-898-3315. 33.618910
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A man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two women who were found in Newport Beach after a house fire in Westminster, police said Monday. Their bodies were eventually found in Newport Beach Monday morning after police apparently uncovered information that led to a homicide investigation, police said. The other women, who was also resident of Huntington Beach, has not been identified. (Credit: Blake David Taylor/Thinkstock)

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Man Arrested in Connection With Deaths of Two Women Found in Newport Beach After Westminster House Fire

Handcuffs on top of a fingerprint form are shown in this file photo. Authorities have not said how the victims died, but suspect Christopher Ken Ireland, 37, was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with both deaths.

House Republicans Vote to Gut Congressional Ethics Group

“It also improves upon due process rights for individuals under investigation, as well as witnesses called to testify. The proposal carries the appearance of House members taking power away from the office that can investigate them for misconduct. “This opens the door for special interest corruption just as the new Congress considers taxes and major infrastructure spending.”
Norman Eisen and Richard Painter, of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonprofit watchdog group said the ethics office “has played a critical role in seeing that the congressional ethics process is no longer viewed as merely a means to sweep problems under the rug.”
“If the 115th Congress begins with rules amendments undermining (the ethics office), it is setting itself up to be dogged by scandals and ethics issues for years and is returning the House to dark days when ethics violations were rampant and far too often tolerated,” they said in a Monday night statement. Evidently, ethics are the first casualty of the new Republican Congress,” she said in a statement Monday following the vote. Eisen served as the top ethics lawyer for President Barack Obama and Painter held the same job under President George W. Goodlatte argued that changing the ethics review process “strengthens the mission” of the office and it will remain the panel to review potential rules violations. The proposal would bar the panel from reviewing any violation of criminal law by members of Congress, requiring that it turn over any complaint to the House Ethics Committee or refer the matter to an appropriate federal law enforcement agency. “Gutting the independent ethics office is exactly the wrong way to start a new Congress,” said Chris Carson, spokesperson for League of Women Voters, in a statement. And the ethics office would no longer be able to accept or investigate any anonymous reports of alleged wrongdoing by members of Congress. House Republicans voted 119-74 Monday night in favor of a proposal that would gut Congress’ outside ethics watchdog and remove its independence. Originally created by Congress under Pelosi’s speakership in the wake of multiple lobbying scandals, it continued to act as an independent body under then-House Speaker John Boehner. The full House of Representatives will now vote on it as part of a larger rules package up for consideration on Tuesday. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi slammed the move. Republican Virginia Rep. Pelosi added: “The amendment Republicans approved tonight would functionally destroy this office.”
But GOP Rep. Bush. But outside ethics group point to the ethics panel as the only real entity policing members and argue its independent status and bipartisan board are an appropriate way to oversee investigations. They don’t tell us who accuses us and they leak the data — they are out of control.”
Currently the ethics panel operates as an independent, non-partisan entity that has the power to investigate misconduct against lawmakers, officers and staff of the United States House of Representatives. 38.907192
-77.036871 The (ethics office) has a serious and important role in the House, and this amendment does nothing to impede their work,” Goodlatte said in a written statement Monday evening. Bob Goodlatte’s proposal would place the independent Office of Congressional Ethics — an initial watchdog for House members but without power to punish members — under oversight of those very lawmakers. “Republicans claim they want to ‘drain the swamp,’ but the night before the new Congress gets sworn in, the House GOP has eliminated the only independent ethics oversight of their actions. Hal Rogers, the Appropriations Committee chairman, told reporters he backed the proposal because “it’s the right thing to do.”
Rogers said there were “numerous examples” of members “who were falsely accused by this group who had to spend a fortune to get their good name restored so I think there’s been an abuse.”
Texas Congressman Bill Flores also backed the change saying the panel is “out of control‎, we don’t even get constitutional rights, constitutional protections. Members of both parties complain that panel often takes up matters based on partisan accusations from outside groups with political motivations, and once they launch a probe members have to mount expensive defense campaigns. House Speaker Paul Ryan and other top GOP leaders opposed the change to ethics rules, but rank-and-file members disregarded their views and voted to approve the new structure for ethics reviews going forward, according to a senior House GOP leadership source familiar with the closed door discussion. The House Ethics Committee would also have the power to stop an investigation at any point and bars the ethics office from making any public statements about any matters or hiring any communications staff.

Bag Found in Lake Erie During Search for Missing Plane Carrying 6

While conditions can be challenging, officials said they were favorable Monday. Thus far, only a bag found in a harbor is confirmed to have belonged to the aircraft, Cleveland police said Monday. “Our thoughts are with her family and friends.”
Their Powell, Ohio, family described Megan and Brian Casey as “loving, caring, remarkable individuals.”
The last radar contact with the plane came as it flew about 2 miles north of Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport, where it took off, according to US Coast Guard Capt. Fleming, told the Columbus Dispatch that his son was at the controls of the Cessna that went missing after the pilot, his family and friends attended a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game on Thursday night. “In the short time she was on our campus, Megan was a friend to many and was pursuing a career in nursing,” said Dean of Students and Vice Provost for Student Life Lori Berquam. We are not sharing any further information about the debris as it is part of an active investigation.”
The search, which is to resume Tuesday morning, has been taking place in water 35 to 45 feet deep. 30, 2016. Fleming is president and CEO of Superior Beverage Group, according to his LinkedIn page. Fleming, a beverage company executive, and is based at Ohio State University Airport, the airport’s director told CNN on Friday. “On even a calm, clear day you are going to get lucky … 4 to 6 foot visibility,” Mike Hendershot of the Lorain dive team told CNN affiliate WEWS. Michael Mullen. The Citation 525 was headed for the university airport in Columbus when it disappeared from radar, a Coast Guard statement said. A small plane believed to have crashed in Lake Erie is registered to a beverage company executive and is based at Ohio State University Airport, the airport's director told CNN Friday, Dec. (Credit: WFMJ)

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Bag Found in Lake Erie During Search for Missing Plane Carrying 6

A small plane believed to have crashed in Lake Erie is registered to a beverage company executive and is based at Ohio State University Airport, the airport's director told CNN Friday, Dec. The plane was registered to John T. 42.066885
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Police Searching for Remains of Passengers in Small Plane Crash Near Lake Erie
Small Plane Carrying 6 People Goes Missing Near Lake Erie After Take Off From Cleveland Fleming, an experienced pilot, was taking his family and neighbors to the Cavaliers game as a treat for the holidays, according to his father. Air traffic control reported to the Coast Guard about 11:30 p.m. 30, 2016. “Over 120 pieces of debris were recovered so far and many are consistent with what would be found on a Cessna 525 Citation. Fleming’s father, John W. Also on board the plane were Fleming’s wife, Suzanne Fleming, 46, their two sons, John Robert, 15, and Andrew Thomas, 14, a neighbor and a neighbor’s daughter, the pilot’s father told the newspaper. (Credit: WFMJ)

Boats, dive teams and a helicopter continue to scour Lake Erie for a small plane that is believed to have crashed after takeoff from a Cleveland area airport. Six people were on board the plane that vanished last week. University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman Megan Casey, 19, and her father, Brian, were on the flight, the school said. John T. on Thursday that the plane had just taken off and “dropped off radar about 2 miles when it was over Lake Erie,” Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Yaw told CNN.

News Cameraman Helps Pull Man From Fiery New Year’s Eve Crash on Los Angeles Freeway

That’s when Raishbrook said he heard something that sounded like an explosion. 31, 2016. “I manage to wrestle his waist out of the lower belt and pull him free. He reached into the SUV and tried again. “I could actually see the driver slumped over the steering wheel…I was met with heavy flames and smoke. The man was taken to a local hospital by paramedics, and although originally listed in critical condition, Raishbrook said he is now awake and responsive. A news cameraman helped save a man from a fiery crash in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. I reached in and pulled him through, but I couldn’t do it,” Raishbrook told KTLA. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A news cameraman helped save a man from a fiery crash on a freeway in downtown Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve night. It was quite an experience,” Raishbrook added.   (Credit: ONSCENE.TV)
Photographer Austin Raishbrook, who spends his nights covering crime scenes and accidents, found himself in a life and death scenario on Saturday night on the side of the 110 Freeway. Raishbrook suffered minor injuries from the dramatic rescue. Raishbrook pulled out his camera to record a dark colored SUV that was stalled in the fast lane and watched as it got side-swiped by two cars. Another car slammed into the SUV, prompting Raishbrook to drop his camera and take action.

Newport Beach Coastal Development Goes Before California Supreme Court

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. The conservancy also says the project’s environmental impact report was inadequate. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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Newport Beach Coastal Development Goes Before California Supreme Court

Protesters against the development of Newport Banning Ranch celebrate in September, 2016 after the Coastal Commission rejected a large development project proposed for the property. At the time, developer Newport Banning Ranch sought to build 1,375 homes, a 75-room hotel and a commercial area on about 95 acres of the 401-acre property, which has been an active oil field since the 1940s. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

The California Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in San Francisco on a preservation group’s lawsuit challenging the Newport Beach City Council’s approval of a proposed development at Banning Ranch. (Credit: Allen J. The Banning Ranch Conservancy, which seeks to preserve the sprawling coastal property in West Newport as open space, is accusing the city of violating its own general plan when, in 2012, the council approved a large residential and commercial development for the area. The group contends the general plan prioritizes open space in West Newport and that city officials failed to work with the California Coastal Commission to prioritize sensitive habitat areas. 33.618910
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Coastal Commission Votes Down Controversial Banning Ranch Development in Newport Beach
California Coastal Commission to Vote on Banning Ranch Development in Newport Beach
Upcoming Vote by Coastal Commission to Decide Fate of Newport Banning Ranch Proposal Protesters against the development of Newport Banning Ranch celebrate in September, 2016 after the Coastal Commission rejected a large development project proposed for the property.