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Public’s Help Sought in Identifying Female Graffiti Suspect Caught on Camera Defacing Historical Landmarks in Downtown L.A.

Campbell at 213-613-3908, or via email at ajcampbe@lasd.org. 20, 2016. Surveillance video shows a female with blue hair defacing multiple walls of the Hall of Justice, Hall of Records and the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Sunday just before 6 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Cleanup efforts were underway. The suspect was described as a short female, between the ages of 30 and 40, thin build, with blue-hair, wearing a red and black plaid, long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and seen carrying a burgundy tote-style bag. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a female graffiti suspect caught on camera defacing several historical landmarks in downtown Los Angeles over the weekend, and causing a significant amount of damage. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. 34.055782
-118.242761 The historical landmarks were spray-painted with blue paint, worth about $9,000 in damage, officials said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released this image of a female graffiti suspect seen defacing historical landmarks in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. The buildings are all located on West Temple Street in downtown Los Angeles.

Connecticut Couple Accused of Having Sex in McDonald’s Parking Lot in Front of Child

Two McDonald’s employees called police after walking out of the restaurant in Orange, Connecticut, to find a couple in a parked car “engaged in sexual activity,” police said Monday. The couple said they were “cuddling” after eating at McDonald’s, according to police. 41.278637
-73.026528 on November 15, when they noticed the vehicle. One of the employees told a 911 operator it appeared the pair were having sex, and that “a small child was seated in the back, watching,” according to police. Kimberly Onorato, 28, and Rory Clark, 27, told police that they were “cuddling” after two McDonald’s employees called 911 to report two people engaged in sexual activity in the parking lot. Both were charged with second-degree breach of peace and impairing the morals of a minor. (Credit: Town of Orange Police Department)
The workers had just finished their shifts  around 9:30 p.m. Officers arrested Rory Clark, 27, of West Haven, and Kimberly Onorato, 28, of Bristol. When police arrived, they found a woman partially-naked in the front seat with a man, and a 6-year-old in the back seat who was “alert and awake,” KTLA sister station WTIC reported. They were both released on $5,000 bond.

Former NBA Star Dennis Rodman Facing Criminal Charges in July Hit-and-Run in Santa Ana: DA

NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman has been charged with causing a hit-and-run crash and lying to police in Orange County earlier this year. Click here to read the full story on LATime.com. Rodman could face up to two years in prison if convicted, prosecutors said. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)
Rodman, who rose to prominence for both his bad-boy image and his role on several of Michael Jordan’s championship Chicago Bulls teams in the 1990s, is due in court early next year. He was charged with four misdemeanors: causing a hit-and-run accident with property damage, driving across a highway divider, giving false information to police and driving without a valid license, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. He will be arraigned in January of 2017. Former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman was charged with causing a hit-and-run crash, lying to police and driving without a valid license after police say he drove the wrong way down the 5 Freeway in Santa Ana earlier this year, prosecutors said.

School Bus Crash in Tennessee Leaves 23 Hospitalized, Multiple Patients Dead

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School Bus Crash in Tennessee Leaves 23 Hospitalized, Multiple Patients Dead

The Chattanooga Fire Department tweeted this photo of a serious school bus crash on Nov. There was no immediate information on conditions. 21, 2016. pic.twitter.com/0GhrSSy0Wc
— Chattanooga FireDept (@ChattFireDept) November 21, 2016

On scene of a very serious school bus crash on Talley Rd. @wdefnews12 pic.twitter.com/4LhEcZfYGp
— Valeria Sistrunk (@ValeriaNews12) November 21, 2016

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-85.309680 Medics rushed nearly two dozen people to hospitals in Chattanooga on Monday after a school bus crashed in the Tennessee city, officials said. #ChattFire pic.twitter.com/ov7VWL7P71
— Chattanooga FireDept (@ChattFireDept) November 21, 2016

UPDATE: 12 children have been pronounced dead after the school bus crash on Tally Rd. The bus appears to have slammed into a tree and looks like it was split apart. The Chattanooga Fire Department tweeted this photo of a serious school bus crash on Nov. Police said there were 35 students on board ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. The bus driver is cooperative and talking to investigators, police said. Working with CPD & EMS. The Fire Department said on Twitter 23 people were transported after the single-vehicle crash. Local television station WDEF was reporting 12 patients were dead, but Chattanooga Fire Department said “no firm numbers have been confirmed yet.” The department said there were “multiple fatalities.”
The Fire Department said it planned to provide at update at a news conference at 5 p.m. 21, 2016. local time. Last patient just extricated from bus by #ChattFire here at school bus crash on Talley Rd. EMS is transporting.

7 People Struck by Car at Convention Center During L.A. Auto Show

The driver of the vehicle declined care, he said. It bore a sign on its door stating “Drive Today! Auto Show is taking place. at 1201 S. Figueroa St., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. A vehicle that appeared to be a Fiat 500 crashed outside the L.A. (Credit: KTLA)

#LAFD #Photo of vehicle involved in collision at #LAautoshow @ConventionLA – you may use photo under Creative Commons License – Credit LAFD pic.twitter.com/uTxQEcQWIr
— LAFD Talk (@LAFDtalk) November 21, 2016

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Multiple people are being evaluated by firefighters Monday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the L.A. Seven patients were being evaluated after being struck by a car at or near the convention center, Brian Humphrey of LAFD said. The patients were on or near a sidewalk when they were hit by a vehicle at the auto show, Humphrey said. The Fire Department tweeted an image of a vehicle that appeared to be a red Fiat 500. 21, 2016. (Credit: LAFD)
The crash was reported about 1:15 p.m. At the Auto Show.”
The connection between the vehicle and the auto show will be determined by police, Humphrey said. Auto Show, leaving multiple people injured on Nov. The crash appeared to have occurred among outdoor tents set up for the auto show, aerial video from Sky5 showed. LAFD responds to a crash outside the L.A.

Indiana Farmers Lend Support to Man Grieving 4-Year-Old Granddaughter’s Tragic Farming Death; Community Harvests Over 100 Acres in One Day

Whatever we needed, they brought.”
 
Volunteers helped a grieving farmer harvest over 100 acres in a single day after the man’s granddaughter died unexpectedly. (Courtesy: Tara Henry)
Working together, they finished harvesting 18,463 bushels by about 5 p.m. Wollyung admitted he was shocked:
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw everyone show up to help. Photo of volunteers harvesting the Wollyung farm on November 12, 2016. Photo of volunteers harvesting the Wollyung farm on November 12, 2016. “I was talking with some other people at the farm and we all seem to agree that the worst things happen to the best people.”
Williamson added that such an effort is typical of the farming community. Tara Henry, a longtime friend of the Wollyung family, heard about the farming accident the next day. We all know Steve would drop everything to help us, and this shows everyone else doing the same for him.”
 
Fellow farmers brought food and other items before harvesting the last 112 acres. But we need to teach them that farms are a place where serious is work is done and it can be dangerous.”

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-85.141075 It was emotional to see everyone. “Around Halloween, kids visit farms and play in corn mazes and it all looks so pretty and fun. They are a wonderful family. Unfortunately, I wish the help didn’t have to come because of this tragedy, but it just shows how much everyone values Steve, and how close this community is. He says the high turnout is just a reflection of the type of person Steve is. Photo of volunteers harvesting the Wollyung farm on November 12, 2016. “We’re hoping this tragedy will help others down the road,” Wollyung said. (Courtesy: Tara Henry)
Friends and neighbors who couldn’t help in the fields donated sandwiches, soup, snacks, and drinks. An Indiana farming community came together to help a man who was coping with the death of his granddaughter. Word spread quickly and pretty soon more than 60 people from several counties contacted Henry about donating their time and equipment to help the Wollyung family. And with all the turmoil in the world right now, it felt so good to witness this. All of the support and the number of people wanting to help is just overwhelming. She called up Wollyung’s wife, Carmen, and asked if they were done harvesting. Henry told everyone what was left to do, they said a prayer, and they were out in the fields by 10 a.m. Steve Wollyung was preparing to harvest the last 112 acres of his farm on Nov. Carmen told her they still had over 100 acres to finish and weren’t sure how they were going to get it all done. 5 when an unthinkable tragedy occurred, according to WXIN. (Courtesy: Tara Henry)
His 4-year-old granddaughter Ayla was playing in a grain wagon when she became trapped. (Courtesy: Tara Henry)
Henry called a few farmers who had already harvested their own crops and asked if they would be willing to help. Steve said it would have taken him about a week to do the work all on his own. First responders removed Ayla from the grain wagon and she was airlifted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where she later died from her injuries. “He’s a very honest, stand up guy, and just a good community member,” Williamson said. 12. (Courtesy: Tara Henry)
Nathan Williamson showed up at the farm with his semi to help haul the grain. The small army of farmers with their combines, semis, and grain carts gathered on Saturday, Nov. “But this truly shows the people in (Fayette, Wayne and Union counties) will drop everything to help their neighbors in times of need.”
Wollyung says he hopes that by sharing his story he can raise awareness about how dangerous farms can be for children. “Most farmers look out for each other and would do that for anyone.”
“The Fayette County area is often looked down on because the unemployment rate is high and there’s no money,” Wollyung said. After they had finished, Henry described the emotional day:
“There were lots of tears, and it felt so good to help them.

Patagonia to Donate 100% of Its Black Friday Sales

“This is a difficult and divisive time for our country. Patagonia already donates 1% of its daily global sales to environmental organizations — which amounted to $7.1 million in its latest fiscal year. “We definitely came up with the idea after the election,” said Lisa Pike Sheehy, vice president of environmental activism at Patagonia. “We all stand to benefit from a healthy environment.”

Outdoor retailer Patagonia says it will donate 100% of its Black Friday sales to grassroots environmental groups https://t.co/2fxg1twRyo pic.twitter.com/t14ZG7mXBQ
— CNN (@CNN) November 21, 2016

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-119.229032 But this year, the outdoor retailer is giving away everything it makes that day. This year Patagonia will donate 100% of its global Black Friday sales to grassroots organizations working in local communities to protect our air, water and soil for future generations. The Ventura-based company announced it will donate 100% of its Black Friday sales — estimated to be well over $2 million — to grassroots environmental groups. By getting active in communities, we can affect local change to protect the food we and our children eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe and the treasured places we love the most. And we can impact global priorities, too, by raising our voices to defend policies and regulations that will reduce carbon emissions, build a modern energy economy based on investment in renewables, and, most crucially, ensure the United States remains fully committed to the vital goals set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement. We will fight harder and smarter, and use every means at our disposal to prevail for the sake of the country, the planet and the wild places and creatures that need our voice. and around the world. A video posted by Patagonia (@patagonia) on Nov 21, 2016 at 10:27am PST

“This was a pledge the company made in 1985,” said Corley Kenna, director of global communications with Patagonia. For decades, Patagonia has demonstrated that caring for our planet is not in conflict with running a successful business. “The threats facing our planet affect people of every political stripe, of every demographic, in every part of the country,” Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario, wrote in a company blogpost detailing the Black Friday effort. This we know: if we don’t act boldly, severe changes in climate, water and air pollution, extinction of species, and erosion of topsoil are certain outcomes. I believe the environment is something we can all come together on. But the latest commitment tied to Black Friday was inspired by current events. The support we can provide is more important now than ever. To date that amount is $74 million. The organizations fight to protect vital natural resources like water, air and soil. … Environmental values are something we all embrace.”
Kenna said the donation would go to a large network of nearly 800 organizations in the U.S. We are here and we’ll keep fighting. These are small groups, often underfunded and under the radar, who work on the frontlines. The threats facing our planet affect people of every political stripe, in every part of the country, of every demographic. LoveOurPlanet.  We are always looking for ways to reduce our manufacturing footprint, including our company’s reliance on fossil fuels. We all stand to benefit from a healthy environment – and our children and grandchildren do, too. The move isn’t entirely out of character for the brand. The donations will come from sales at both its 80 global stores and Patagonia.com on Black Friday. At Patagonia, we will grow and deepen our resolve to protect what we love. Patagonia typically brings in millions of dollars in sales on Black Friday.  We also fund grassroots environmental organizations by giving away one percent of our sales. But during a difficult and divisive time, we felt it was important to go further and connect more of our customers, who love wild places, with those fighting tirelessly to protect them.

Preliminary Magnitude-7.3 Earthquake Hits Off Japan Coast; Tsunami Warning Issued

Check back for updates on this developing story. 21, 2016. Geological Survey reported Monday. (Credit: USGS)

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Preliminary Magnitude-7.3 Earthquake Hits Off Japan Coast: USGS

A large earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on Nov. 21, 2016. (Credit: USGS)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 has struck off the coast of Japan, about 70 miles away from Fukushima, the U.S. A large earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on Nov.

Rain Triggers 570% Surge in Crashes on L.A. County Freeways, CHP Data Shows

River Waters in Atwater Village
Stormy Weather Moves into Southern California; Flash Flood Watch Issued for Burn Areas Runoff also swelled the Los Angeles River and prompted the rescue of four people who were stranded on a small island near Atwater Village early Monday morning, officials said. (Credit: KTLA)

A weekend rainstorm that drenched Southern California and triggered hundreds of freeway crashes will disappear by the afternoon and make way for cool, autumn weather on Thanksgiving, the National Weather Service said Monday. Over Sunday and Monday, the storm dumped more than two inches of rain in San Luis Obispo County and more than an inch at Brentwood’s Getty Center in Los Angeles County, where a surge in car crashes left freeways intermittently jammed, authorities said. A vehicle overturned on a rain-slicked road in Southern California on Nov. Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

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Pacific Storm Brings Snow, Rain, Dangerous Driving Conditions to SoCal
4 Rescued From Rushing L.A. County’s freeways — a 570% increase from the same period last week when the CHP counted 30 crashes. 21, 2016. Sunday and 1 a.m. According to statistics from the California Highway Patrol, between 9 p.m. County Freeways, CHP Data Shows

A vehicle overturned on a rain-slicked road in Southern California on Nov.

Josh Gates Talks Newest Season of “Expedition Unknown”

This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on November 21st, 2016. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Josh Gates stopped by the KTLA Morning News to talk about his newest adventures on “Expedition Unknown” airing Wednesday nights at 9pm on Travel Channel.

Long Beach Man Charged With Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting 2 Teen Girls: DA’s Office

He was arrested last Thursday as he was leaving work in Long Beach. A Long Beach man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two teen girls in the South L.A. Samuel Alexander Vasquez, 29, faces two counts each of kidnapping to commit rape and forcible rape, and one count each of oral copulation and assault with a deadly weapon, the DA’s office said in a news release. 28, the suspect allegedly forced a 14-year-old girl who was walking home in the area of 70th and Flower streets into his car and later sexually assaulted the teen, police said.  

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Long Beach Man Suspected of Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting 2 Teen Girls Arrested: LAPD at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown. On Oct. 27, then drove to a separate location where she was sexually assaulted, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Vasquez is accused in two separate incidents that happened about a month apart. In the first case, he allegedly kidnapped a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint while she walked home in the area of 75th and Figueroa streets on Sept. Vasquez is expected to be arraigned after 1:30 p.m. During the court appearance, prosecutors will ask that his bail be set at $5 million, according to the release. He could receive a maximum sentence of up to life in state prison if convicted on the charges. area was charged Monday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Samuel Alexander Vasquez is seen in a booking photo released by LAPD.

Memorial Held on USS Iowa After World War II Veteran Featured in Touching Viral Tribute Dies

3, according to a Battleship Iowa news release. military, Thompson was aboard the USS Tennessee when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and later — while on the USS Missouri — he witnessed the Japanese surrender in 1945, the release stated. The day was “one of the best” of Thompson’s life, according to his grandson. I enjoyed it very much,” Thompson told KTLA in an interview back in August. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA, 90731. Thompson played a pivotal role in bringing the USS Iowa to the Port of Los Angeles. He regularly visited the ship to deliver lectures and share his memories until last year, when he was unable to go due to health issues, the release stated. The memorial included a wreath and flag-raising ceremony, and the playing of Taps. On Sunday afternoon, many showed up to the ship Thompson so loved to honor and celebrate his life. Photos of Ernest Thompson on the USS Iowa on Nov. Amid the singing, Thompson stood and saluted, the first time he was able to stand or walk since he suffered a fall earlier this year, a spokesman for the Battleship Iowa Museum said at the time. Thompson celebrated his 99th birthday on Oct. While serving in the U.S. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations to be sent to: Ernest R. Video of the emotional and touching tribute was circulated online and viewed millions of times. 33.736062
-118.292246 He was 99 years old. (Credit: KTLA)
Ernest Thompson passed away at his home “peacefully” on Nov. Navy Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Center paid tribute to the veteran by going to Thompson’s home and singing the Navy’s march song, “Anchors Aweigh,” in the middle of the residential street back in August. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A memorial was held Sunday for a World War II veteran who died less than three months after being honored by Chief Selects outside of his Gardena home in a widely viewed video. 20, 2016. 26 and even made it to the ship’s museum last month, according to the release. Ernest Thompson is seen in a Aug. Thompson Memorial Fund, Pacific Battleship Center, 250 S. “It was quite impressive … 13 video being honored in front of his Gardena Home. Because he could no longer visit, chief selects from the U.S.

Text-to-Win Giveaway: Britney Spears Vegas Getaway!

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Enter our text-to-win giveaway for your chance to win an awesome Vegas getaway including tickets to see Britney Spears during her residency at Planet Hollywood! This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on November 21st, 2016.

Kenny G Talks Hollywood Christmas Parade and Holiday Tour

It will also re-air on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries December 21st at 3pm. For more information visit KennyG.com. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on November 21st, 2016. Also make sure to check out Kenny’s Miracles Holiday and Hits tour kicking off Monday November 28th. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Kenny G stopped by the KTLA Morning News to discuss her upcoming performance in the Hollywood Christmas Parade happening Sunday November 28th and airing on KTLA December 16th at 8pm.