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March 27, 2014 | By Connie Stewart and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
ARLINGTON, Wash. - Snohomish County authorities confirmed late Thursday that they had recovered 17 bodies from the devastating mudslide.  The 17th body was an infant, 4-month-old Sanoah Huestis, whose grandmother's remains were recovered earlier in the week. Sanoah's mother, Natasha Huestis, had confirmed to the Los Angeles Times in the afternoon that the child's remains had been recovered. Sanoah body was found 10 feet from her grandmother's body, Natasha Huestis said. Christina Jefferds, 45, was babysitting.
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April 27, 2014 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
A mother with reported emotional problems fatally stabbed her 7-month-old son at a Bay Area park on Saturday, police said. East Bay Regional Park District Police Chief Timothy Anderson told the San Jose Mercury News that the mother, who was not identified, had depression.  Police discovered a car abandoned at  Del Valle Regional Park on Saturday morning. Rangers began searching and found the woman on a trail holding her lifeless baby. "This kind of thing rarely happens in our jurisdiction," Anderson told the newspaper.
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April 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A crash on the Antelope Valley Freeway on Saturday night in Palmdale left one person dead and gridlocked traffic. Officials with the California Highway Patrol said the crash occurred on the northbound 14 Freeway at about 8:15 p.m. near Avenue O. Officer Patrick Kimball of the CHP said a fatality from the crash was confirmed at 9:40 p.m. but did not have any further details. Shortly after 10 p.m., Kimball said the area was probably still congested because not all lanes of traffic had reopened.
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April 27, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Law enforcement officials say a man who was shot and killed Sunday afternoon by Long Beach police pulled out a pair of scissors during a clash at a Target store in Compton before leading Sheriff's deputies on a chase into Long Beach, where he got out of his vehicle with a large wooden stick in hand. Security officers first tried to detain the man at the Target on South Alameda Street for “a crime allegedly committed at the store,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said late Sunday.
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August 18, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 35-year-old pedestrian as he walked across the street in Studio City on Saturday night, police said. The victim, a Santa Monica man whose name has not been released, was walking northbound across Ventura Boulevard at Fairway Avenue about 11:45 p.m. when he was struck by a white Mercedes driving east, police said.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mercedes sped away and police were still searching for the suspect Sunday morning, said Officer Bill McConnell of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division.
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November 24, 2012
A welder injured in an explosion on an oil platform off the Louisiana coast two weeks ago has died -- only hours after his family had arrived at his bedside, the Philippines Embassy announced. "We were very saddened to learn Avelino Tajonera , one of the workers injured in the Nov. 16 incident, passed away last night, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family," Black Elk Energy said in a statement Saturday. "We continue to work in close cooperation with government officials to understand exactly what happened in this incident.
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August 3, 2012 | By Nika Soon-Shiong, Los Angeles Times
The California Department of Public Health has announced the state's first fatality of the year due to West Nile Virus. An 88-year-old woman from Kern County died after being infected by the virus, which is transmitted from mosquitoes to humans. “This unfortunate death reminds us that we must protect ourselves from mosquito bites to prevent West Nile Virus and other mosquito borne infections,” Dr. Ron Chapman, the department's director, said Friday in a statement from the agency.
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September 10, 2012 | By Carol J. Williams, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
The Pentagon said Monday that a prisoner died at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Saturday, the ninth fatality at the prison for terrorism suspects since it opened more than a decade ago. Authorities were withholding the name, nationality and age of the detainee pending notification of his family, according to a statement issued by Joint Task Force Guantanamo at the U.S. naval base in southern Cuba. An autopsy was planned, the statement said, and there was no immediate report on the suspected cause of death.
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December 3, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
A driver who veered into oncoming traffic on California 126 outside Fillmore on Thanksgiving Day, killing five people, himself and a fetus, was legally drunk, according to test results released Friday by the California Highway Patrol. Frank R. Shoults, 43, of Thousand Oaks, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.22%--more than twice the legal limit for motorists, according to a patrol spokesman.
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June 9, 2009 | Kimi Yoshino
An Orange County man has died of swine flu in the state's fourth death related to the outbreak. The man, whose age and city of residence were not immediately available, had other preexisting health conditions, officials said. Statewide, there are more than 1,000 confirmed or probable cases of novel H1N1 virus, with about 62 hospitalizations, officials said. -- Kimi Yoshino
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April 26, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A knife-wielding man was shot and killed Friday night during a confrontation with deputies outside a home in Maywood, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's deputies from the East Los Angeles Station responded around 11:06 p.m. to a report of a man attempting to commit suicide at a home in the 3800 block of 56th Street, according to a department statement. The caller told authorities the man was holding a knife to his stomach, the statement said. When deputies arrived they saw the man holding in his right hand a long metal object that resembled a knife, authorities said.
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April 24, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Laura Nelson
A man appeared to have jumped in front of a Metro Red Line train bound for North Hollywood on Thursday afternoon, causing service delays, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The incident was reported around 1:41 p.m. at the Civic Center/Grand Park station in downtown Los Angeles, where a man appeared to have jumped in front of a train heading to North Hollywood, said MTA spokesman Luis Inzunza.   The man was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
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April 24, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A homeless man who was involved in the fatal stabbing of a Lynwood woman last year on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to two years in prison. Jason Joel Wolstone, 34, pleaded guilty to assault likely to produce great bodily harm Wednesday in connection with the June 18 attack off Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. During the attack, Wolstone pushed 23-year-old Christine Calderon then put her in a headlock after she refused to give him and a second homeless man a dollar for taking their picture as they held up signs asking for money that included profanity.
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April 23, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The mother of a 17-year-old student who died when a FedEx freight truck slammed into a college-bound bus in Northern California, creating a fireball of wreckage, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the company's vehicles have a history of catching fire. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, is the first to be filed since the April 10 collision, which occurred after the FedEx truck crossed a median. F ive students from Southern California high schools and three adult chaperons bound for Humboldt State University perished in the fiery crash, as did both the drivers.
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April 23, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Coroner's officials have formally identified the final victim who died in a fiery Northern California crash between a FedEx truck and a tour bus full of students. The April 10 head-on collision on Interstate 5 near Orland killed 10 people as more than 40 Southern California high school students were on their way to visit the campus of Humboldt State University. Glenn County Sheriff-Coroner Larry Jones confirmed that Adrian Castro, a 19-year-old senior at El Monte High School, died in the crash, along with four other students, three adult chaperons and the two drivers.
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April 23, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
L.A. County sheriff's detectives have exhausted all leads in the January murder of a man in Compton and on Wednesday offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Tauruson McMillian, a public works employee in the city of Pasadena, was killed about 6:40 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 1300 block of North Wilmington Avenue in Compton. Lt. John Corina said the 34-year-old had left a friend's house and was talking to his girlfriend on the phone as he was driving his red 2004 Chevy SS Monte Carlo when someone fired at him from a light-colored sedan.
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August 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Traffic deaths in the United States declined last year, reaching the lowest level in more than a decade, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported. Some 41,059 people were killed in highway crashes, down by more than 1,600 from 2006. The fatality rate of 1.37 deaths for every 100 million miles traveled in 2007 was the lowest on record, the agency said. California had the largest decline: 266 fewer fatalities.
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August 13, 1985 | United Press International
A 76-year-old Florida man has become the 134th fatality in the Aug. 2 crash of Delta Air Lines Flight 191 at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, a hospital spokesman said Monday. Sidney Segal, of West Palm Beach, who had been treated for burns over 35% of his body and a fractured pelvis and clavicle, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, the spokesman said. His wife, Florence Segal, 76, was killed in the crash.
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April 22, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
Less than two weeks after federal officials rebuked the Albuquerque Police Department for a rash of unjustified officer-involved shootings, an officer fatally shot a 19-year-old woman suspected of stealing a vehicle before pointing a gun at police, authorities said. Mary Hawkes became the first person to be killed by Albuquerque police since the Justice Department released a scathing report that called for a "systematic change" to address what it said was a long-ingrained culture of deadly force in the Police Department.
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April 21, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Los Angeles police detectives asked for the public's help Monday in finding the person who fatally shot a 25-year-old man over the weekend in Boyle Heights. The shooting of Ramon Gerardo Vera occurred about 12:20 a.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of East Olympic Boulevard, police said in a statement. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Investigators said Vera was shot multiple times with a 12-gauge shotgun in a parking lot of an apartment complex. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department.  Detectives said they believe the shooting was gang-related.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Hollenbeck homicide detectives at (323)
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