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October 20, 2008 | Harriet Ryan
Dive teams are scheduled to resume searching harbor waters this morning for the body of a fisherman who fell overboard Sunday and is presumed dead. The 50-year-old man was thrown from a small boat off Pier J about 11:30 a.m. when a companion operating the watercraft made a sudden turn, said a spokesman for the Long Beach Fire Department. Several agencies, including the Coast Guard, dispatched rescue boats to the area about 75 feet beyond the breakwater but did not find the man, who was not identified.
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September 30, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
At 11:30 on the morning of Sept. 19, some 60 engineers and conductors gathered at a modest La Crescenta house. They had come to memorialize Robert Sanchez, the engineer killed a week earlier when the Metrolink train he was driving collided with a Union Pacific freight train.
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September 28, 2008 | Esmeralda Bermudez
A 51-year-old Los Angeles woman was killed and five others were injured Friday in a three-car crash on the westbound 22 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said Saturday. The collision happened east of the Brookhurst Street exit at 11:04 p.m. One car slammed into two other vehicles that, for an unknown reason, had come to a halt in one of the lanes, according to the CHP. Gale Sosa, a passenger in the first car that was rear-ended, died three hours later at UCI Medical Center.
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September 22, 2008 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and disc jockey Adam Goldstein remained in critical condition Sunday after a fiery crash that killed four people when their Learjet skidded off a runway in South Carolina. The four who died were from Southern California, including the plane's two pilots, who thought a tire had blown out just before the crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2008 | Joe Mozingo, Times Staff Writer
Coasting out of Chatsworth at 4:22 p.m., Doyle Souser had caught an early train home from work to cook his family a nice tri-tip for dinner. Charles Peck had just wrapped up an interview for a job he hoped would land him in Southern California so he could marry his fiancee. Aida Magdaleno, a farmworker's daughter studying at Cal State Northridge, was on her way home to attend her nephew's baptism. They didn't know one another.
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September 18, 2008 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Still in a daze from the crash, Donald Ashman walked over to the first body. Ashman knelt down and lifted a corner of a white blanket covering the body, placed his hand on the man's forehead and said the words he had said so many times before, almost always at a hospital: "May God Almighty have mercy upon thee, forgive thee thy sins and bring thee to everlasting life." The prayer took just a few seconds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2008 | Jessica Garrison
'Backbone' of her family Her sister knew as soon as she heard about the crash of Metrolink 111 that Donna Lynn Remata was on the train, on her way home to make dinner for her daughter. "She was such a creature of habit," Remata's sister, Debra Nieves, said Saturday. "You could set the clock by her." Remata, 49, one of the first people pulled from the wreckage, took the train daily from her home in Simi Valley to her job at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in downtown Los Angeles.
WORLD
September 14, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A plane carrying 88 people crashed in central Russia early today killing all aboard, an emergency official said. The Boeing 737 traveling from Moscow to Perm went down about 3:40 a.m., said Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman Irina Andrianova. The plane, operated by a division of Aeroflot, was on its approach to land in Perm when it crashed into an unpopulated area of the city, she said. The plane carried 82 passengers, including seven children, and six crew members, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2008 | Jessica Garrison
A woman died Wednesday morning, hours after her motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle in Compton, authorities said. The woman, 41, was driving south on Central Avenue about 11 p.m. Tuesday when she struck a green sport utility vehicle that was turning left onto El Segundo Boulevard. No one in the sport utility vehicle was injured. -- Jessica Garrison
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April 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
An army helicopter crashed during anti-narcotics operations in western Mexico, killing 11 soldiers. Witnesses said they heard the engine of the Bell 212 helicopter cut out as it tried to land in a rural area of Michoacan state. Michoacan's green hills and avocado fields hide methamphetamine labs and landing strips for planes moving cocaine to the United States.
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