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April 22, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Officials are warning commuters to avoid the northbound 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday between 10:30 a.m. and noon as funeral services are held for a motorcycle officer who died  several days after he was struck by an SUV. Chris Cortijo, a member of the Los Angeles Police Department for nearly 27 years, was rear-ended April 5 by a Chevrolet Blazer while stopped on his motorcycle at a red light near Saticoy Street and...
April 20, 2014 | By Jeff Gottlieb
A woman was killed early Sunday when she was hit by a passing car and run over by another while pushing a car that had run out of gas on the 405 Freeway in the Torrance area, according to the California Highway Patrol. The woman and a man were traveling north on the 405 near the 110 Freeway interchange when their 1995 Toyota ran out of gas about 12:30 a.m., authorities said. They got out of the car and were trying to push it onto the right shoulder, according to the CHP. A 2012 BMW did not slow down as it drove past the Toyota and hit the woman and the right rear corner of the car, authorities said.
April 18, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
A 40-year-old Los Angeles mother and her 4-year-old son were identified Friday as the victims killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Sacramento. Carrie Tricia Sears was driving a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder west on the freeway with her son, Skylar Eubanks, in a child restraint seat in the back Thursday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. Sears' 9-year-old daughter also was in the backseat next to Skylar, officials said. CHP Officer Lizz Dutton said the family was heading back home to West Hills in the San Fernando Valley after visiting family in the Rocklin-Auburn area.
April 17, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Since the bullets began to fly on freeways here, Taylor Stevens has stuck to the back roads. Rikki Rohret keeps her eyes on the overpasses. Behind the wheel, Joe Miller tries not to think about being an anonymous gunman's next victim. Somebody has been firing at vehicles, a serial triggerman who police warned seemed to be randomly targeting motorists, declaring his own misguided war against his fellow drivers. Since the shootings began in March, police have linked at least a dozen incidents along the network of freeways that connect this Midwestern city, which sees itself as a genteel cousin of Rome for its fountains, or Paris for its boulevards, not as some hulking U.S. city where an armed man could run amok.
April 16, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A man who dragged himself naked, burned and bound up a riverbed wash to the side of the 605 Freeway where he was discovered has died, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Authorities said the man was found by a driver sometime before 2 p.m. Tuesday on the side of the northbound 605, north of the 60 Freeway in the City of Industry. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said the man had apparently been assaulted, then burned and left in the riverbed wash.
April 10, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
All lanes of the 105 Freeway in Paramount have been closed in both directions as authorities respond to a man threatening to jump off an overcrossing. [Updated at 10:03 p.m.: All lanes have reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol. ] A SigAlert was issued around 6:30 p.m, California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada said. She added that it was not clear if transition roads to the nearby  710 Freeway are closed. She also said she did not know where traffic was being diverted.
April 7, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
A concrete support for a Metro Gold Line bridge that spans the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles has "visible cracks" and will be repaired, transportation officials told The Times on Monday. The damage is cosmetic and does not put Gold Line passengers at risk, said Bryan Pennington, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's executive director of engineering and construction. He added that drivers on the 101 Freeway and any nearby pedestrians do not need to worry about falling debris.
April 3, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A fatal crash on the 101 Freeway temporarily closed all southbound lanes through the Cahuenga Pass on Thursday morning after a Bell Canyon man rear-ended a big rig, authorities said. The crash occurred about 3 a.m. north of Vineland Avenue in the southbound freeway's slow lanes, said California Highway Patrol Officer Leland Tang. A 70-year-old man changed lanes and rear-ended a big rig, which wedged his 2004 Lexus underneath the truck, killing him. There were no skid marks at the scene of the crash, Tang said.
April 2, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
For the second straight day, rain and a big rig have created havoc for Pasadena commuters. About 2 a.m. Wednesday, a big rig crashed into a median wall on the eastbound 210 Freeway where it meets the 134 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Two more big rigs were soon involved in the wreck, which ultimately shut down the freeway junction until about 8 a.m. A day earlier, a big rig traveling eastbound on the 210 similarly crashed and shut down the freeway in Pasadena during the morning commute.
March 29, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels 6, Dodgers 2 AT THE PLATE: On the day he signed his six-year, $144.5-million contract extension, Angels center fielder Mike Trout singled and hit a solo home run in his first two at-bats. Kole Calhoun hit a three-run home run to right field in the second inning, and Albert Pujols and David Freese had run-scoring doubles in the first. Utility man Chone Figgins hit a two-run double into shallow right field in the third inning for the Dodgers, who pulled their starters after one at-bat.
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