CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2014 |
The family of an Orange County teen missing since last summer will hold vigils in three locations Friday to mark the 6-month anniversary of his disappearance. Bryce Laspisa, 19, from Laguna Niguel, went missing in the pre-dawn hours of Aug. 30 on an isolated road next to Castaic Lake when his car rolled down an embankment. Laspisa was gone, but all of his possessions, including his phone, wallet and laptop, were left behind. Family, friends and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies searched for weeks but never found any sign of Laspisa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 |
Annette Barrera didn't know any of the six people killed in a suspected DUI-related wrong-way crash on 60 Freeway this past weekend, but on Wednesday in Diamond Bar, she attended a vigil for the victims just the same. A victim of a drunk-driving crash last year in Lynwood, Barrera, still wheelchair-bound, said she'd want someone to do the same for her had she not survived. “I didn't die like the six victims that did," Barrera told KTLA-TV , but "if I had died, and I had one of these things, I would like some sort of survivor to come, so I don't feel alone.” The vigil, organized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was held to honor the victims of the deadly Sunday crash. Witnesses reported seeing a red Chevrolet Camaro -- which officials said was driven by Olivia Carolee Culbreath , 21 -- traveling east on the westbound 60 Freeway at more than 100 mph early Sunday morning when it struck a Ford Explorer, which then collided with a third vehicle.
February 12, 2014 |
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has organized a public candlelight vigil Wednesday evening in Diamond Bar, where three days ago, a suspected wrong-way drunk driver caused a crash on the 60 Freeway that left six people dead. In Sunday's crash, authorities say witnesses reported seeing 21-year-old Olivia Carolee Culbreath's red Chevrolet Camaro going east on the westbound 60 Freeway at more than 100 mph when it struck a Ford Explorer , which then collided with a third vehicle. Only Culbreath and Joel Cortez, the driver of the third vehicle, survived the crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2013 |
A vigil took place on Christmas Eve at the site in South Los Angeles where a 35-year-old man was stabbed to death in an attack that has left police searching for the killer and a motive. William Jennings died about 10:30 p.m. Friday after a confrontation in the 3300 block of West Jefferson Boulevard in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. He and his wife had just walked home from a Christmas party, according to relatives, when he went to the corner store. During that quick trip, he was approached by another man who pulled out a knife and stabbed Jennings after a brief dispute, according to police.
December 14, 2013 |
In one photo Claire Davis wears a riding cap, nuzzling a horse. Diffused sunlight illuminates green grass and a white picket fence. Now the high school senior lies in a hospital room. Outside, a community prays that she will survive a gunshot wound to the head. Police identified Davis, 17, as the student who was shot Friday at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo. She remained in critical condition Saturday, hospital officials said. She was the lone victim of Karl Halverson Pierson, 18, who entered the school looking for a librarian, officials said.
December 12, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Solemn moments of prayer and the singing of hymns contrasted with calls for political action during a vigil at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday, almost a year after 20 children and six adults were gunned down at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The sermons and speeches during the vigil aimed to console, as well as to demand action on gun-control laws. “A year ago next Sunday I said from this pulpit behind me that the gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby,” said the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Washington National Cathedral.