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March 27, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
A man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in South Los Angeles by a gunman who fled in a silver SUV, according to Los Angeles police. Police believe the shooting was gang-related. The suspect, described as a man in his 20s or 30s, shot the victim multiple times before fleeing. The shooting took place about 1:45 p.m. in the 6800 block of 11th Avenue. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital. The Los Angeles County coroner's office said it had no immediate information about the identity of the victim.
March 25, 2014 | By KTLA
Students at El Dorado High School in Placentia on Monday paid tribute to a 16-year-old boy who was fatally struck by an SUV while skateboarding over the weekend. Logan Wells, 16, was struck by an SUV on Bastanchury Road near Secretariat Way in Yorba Linda around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, investigators said. He later died at a hospital. Friends told KTLA-TV Wells was a typical teen who loved skateboarding and wearing Hawaiian shirts. As the school week began, Wells' classmates honored him by wearing Hawaiian shirts and bucket hats, another staple of his wardrobe.
March 21, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A 55-year-old man was charged Friday with four felony counts after police allegedly found three pipe bombs in his SUV during a traffic stop in Northridge. David Patton, of Encino, had allegedly been driving with one of the pipe bombs between his feet on the floorboard when he was pulled over Wednesday for appearing to be "a little bit under the influence of narcotics," LAPD Capt. Stephen Carmona  told KTLA-TV . Police discovered the bombs during a more thorough search of his SUV, prosecutors said.
March 15, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
In a climactic car-chase scene in the new movie "Need for Speed," a race car barrels into the back of a police SUV, sending the truck flying through the air. To put viewers in the drivers' seats, director Scott Waugh placed cameras inside the SUV so they could feel the sensation of the truck rotating in the air. He positioned cameras on the head of the stunt driver maneuvering the vehicle that collides with the SUV, and in the car driven by Tobey...
March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Mark Boster
A sport utility vehicle sheared a fire hydrant and hit a power pole in La Mirada on Friday, sending a geyser of electrified water into the air that shocked a cyclist, authorities said. The crash was reported about 7 a.m. in the 14800 block of Artesia Boulevard, near Knott Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  Authorities said the SUV was traveling west on Artesia Boulevard. At the same time, a bicyclist was heading east on the same side of the road, but it's unclear if the driver was trying to avoid hitting the bicyclist, authorities said.
March 8, 2014 | David Undercoffler
General Motors Co.'s lumbering full-size SUVs are dinosaurs from a bygone era, but don't expect them to go extinct just yet. Despite flagging sales, each delivery brings in piles of cash for GM. "These vehicles are minting money for them," said Dave Sullivan, an analyst at AutoPacific Inc. "It's one of the biggest profit margins in the industry. " GM makes at least $10,000 per full-sized sport utility vehicle sold, he estimates. (Not to mention the windfall for the nearest gas station.)
March 7, 2014 | By David Zahniser
Attorneys for Los Angeles have recommended that the City Council pay $185,000 to settle a lawsuit over a car crash involving Councilman Jose Huizar, according to records and interviews. The payment stems from an incident in 2012, in which Huizar - driving a city-owned SUV - rear-ended a car driven by David Ceja, a former Huntington Park police officer. Humberto Guizar, Ceja's lawyer, described the payment as a compromise, saying that he could have "possibly gotten a seven-figure amount" had the case gone to trial.
March 4, 2014 | By Gale Holland
Seven people were injured Tuesday evening when an SUV bounced off a concrete road barrier and plowed head-on into a Metro bus in Winnetka, authorities said. The 30-year-old SUV driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, Metro spokesman Paul Gonzalez said at the scene. Both drivers and five bus passengers were taken to a hospital with non-critical injuries. They are listed in stable condition, Gonzalez said. The crash occurred at 8:41 p.m. on Vanowen Street at Mason Avenue.
March 4, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
This Jeep's been studying abroad. The hardy American brand -- owned by Italian automaker Fiat -- used Tuesday's 2014 Geneva Motor Show to unveil the all-new 2015 Renegade compact crossover SUV. The small, boxy crossover will slot below Jeep's popular, budget-oriented Patriot in terms of size. But expect it to target a more premium buyer who might also look at quirky models like the Kia Soul or Nissan Juke. PHOTOS: Jeep's all-new Renegade "The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade expands the brand's portfolio and targets the rapidly expanding small SUV segment around the globe," Mike Manley, Jeep's chief executive, said in a statement announcing the vehicle.
February 17, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
The father who witnessed his wife and four children die in a fiery SUV crash Saturday near Fresno made "every effort" to save his family, even as the wife tried to get out, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The 29-year-old mother, who was not immediately identified, was driving south about 7 p.m. in a 2003 Ford Expedition in the community of Riverdale, south of Fresno. In the SUV were her four children -- 1- and 3-year-old boys and 6- and 11-year-old girls -- when a Nissan apparently ran a stop sign at about 60 mph, causing the collision, authorities said.
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