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LASD Releases Body Cam Footage Of Deputy Fatally Shooting Armed Man

WILLOWBROOK (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Friday released body camera footage of a deputy fatally shooting a 25-year-old Black man in Willowbrook. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Friday released body camera footage of a deputy fatally shooting a 25-year-old Black man in Willowbrook. (LASD) The footage shows the man, identified by the coroner’s office as Fred Williams III, on top of a garden shed with a firearm in his hand. He is then seen jumping to the yard of another property, at which point the deputy shoots him. The shooting happened at about 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 after deputies saw Williams holding a handgun and standing with a group of about 15 people in the area of Mona Park. Williams then allegedly put the gun in his waistband and ran away. One deputy pursued him on foot and another deputy followed in a patrol vehicle, according to the sheriff’s department. Photos previously released showed Williams with a handgun in his waist as he ran through the yard of a residence in the 2200 block of East 122nd Street. The sheriff’s department…

LAFD Battles Greater Alarm Fire At DTLA Structure, Firefighter Injured

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a fire at a structure in downtown Los Angeles. The fire was first reported shortly after 8 p.m. at a building in the 900 block of S. San Julio Street. (CBSLA) The fire was first reported shortly after 8 p.m. at a building in the 900 block of South San Julio Street after heavy smoke was seen pouring out of the roof of the building. By 8:30 p.m., the fire had been upgraded to a Greater Alarm structure fire with 99 firefighters assigned with heavy flames inside. Shortly after fire crews arrived, they were forced to take a defensive position due to the deteriorating conditions. According to the fire department, the building was believed to be a fabric business. Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze by 10:15 p.m. One firefighter sustained a heat-related illness and was taken to a nearby hospital in fair condition. The cause of the fire was still under investigation.

‘None Of Us Are Safe’: More Disney Layoffs Coming As Pandemic Closures Continue

ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — More layoffs are coming for thousands of Disney workers, many of whom are already struggling to make ends meet. FILE: A lock hangs on the center gate between the turnstiles at the entrance to Disneyland in Anaheim. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images) Last month, the company announced that it was going to lay off nearly 30,000 workers across its theme parks and resorts. This weekend, the company will be telling individual workers by email if they are one of those laid off. “None of us are safe,” Linda Rodriguez, a cast member, said. “I know people that have been with the company 10 years, and they’ve been laid off.” So, instead of planning a festive Halloween weekend with her family, Rodriguez is now waiting to see if the other shoe will drop. “Every day I’m checking my email, running out to the postman,” she said. “Some people aren’t getting their mail, so it’s like you don’t even know if you’re laid off or not.” For the past 14 years, Rodriguez has worked as a server at the…

Greater Alarm Fire Breaks Out Downtown, Extinguished

Share this article:A greater alarm fire broke out Friday evening in a building in downtown Los Angeles and burned for more than two hours before firefighters were able to extinguish the flames. The fire was reported about 8 p.m. in a one-story building in the 800 block of South San Julian Street, near Eighth Street, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Nearly 100 firefighters responded to battle the blaze, but by 8:36 p.m., they had to pull out because of the building’s “deteriorating conditions,” Stewart said. About 10 p.m., Stewart said firefighters had made enough progress to move back inside the building. “This move is needed so they can reach the remaining pockets of fire inaccessible by the master streams from the outside,” Stewart said. A total of 109 firefighters battled the flames and a knock down was called at 10:12 p.m., she said. One firefighter sustained a heat-related illness and was taken to a hospital in fair condition, Stewart said. Arson investigators were sent to the scene per protocol for a greater alarm fire, Stewart said. Greater Alarm Fire Breaks…

Woman Sitting on Bus Bench in Long Beach Struck by Pickup Truck, Killed

Share this article:A 61-year-old woman sitting on a bus bench in Long Beach was struck by a pickup truck and killed Friday. Officers responded to a crash in the area of Seventh Street and Cherry Avenue about 2:40 p.m. and found two damaged vehicles and the woman down, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Paramedics were called to the scene and began administering medical aid, but the woman, a Long Beach resident, was declared dead at the scene, police said. A preliminary investigation determined a 2017 BMW driven by a 38-year-old Long Beach resident crashed into a 2000 GMC, driven by a 69-year-old Fontana resident, causing the driver of the GMC to lose control of his pickup truck and strike the woman as she sat on the bus bench, police said. Both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Alcohol, drugs or distracted driving were not factors in the crash for either driver, according to police. The name of the woman as not disclosed. Woman Sitting on Bus Bench in Long Beach Struck by Pickup Truck, Killed was last modified: October…

Families Balance Trick-Or-Treating With COVID Risks

ROSEVILLE (CBS13)- Families are weighing the fun of trick-or-treating and costume parties with the risk of COVID-19. Health experts recommend staying inside with your own family, but how many people are listening to those recommendations? Many people are choosing to engage in safe alternatives. Hundreds of people watched from their car in a drive-through Halloween parade at Bayside Church in Roseville. “We feel most comfortable with staying within events like this, staying within our own household,” Lidia Stidham said. Jessica Simkins said, for her family, the decision to cancel trick-or-treating was an easy one. “We are not going to do trick or treating because it kind of sketches me out,” Simkins said. “Not a hard decision because we have a baby at home. We are just trying to keep it safe.” Some people still looking for costumes booed health official’s recommendations and decided to take a more traditional approach. “We are going to go trick or treating around my house and then we are going to a party,” one woman said Other families say even though they plan to go out, they debated the issue…

‘People Are Living Desperately’: Vacaville Robbery, Stabbing Suspect Arrested 200 Miles Away

VACAVILLE (CBS13) — The suspect in a violent Vacaville jewelry heist was tracked down hundreds of miles away from the crime scene. The Vacaville Police Department said Jason Greenwald tried to hide out at a Nevada Indian reservation with $300,000 worth of jewelry from the Kay Jewelers in the Vacaville outlets – and that’s just the latest twist in this bizarre crime. People that work at the outlets said they were relieved this suspect was caught. When he walked into the Kay Jewelers in the middle of the day, police said Greenwald apologized to an employee before stabbing her with a knife. He then robbed the store and took off on a mountain bike. “It just puts you in the mind of the times and the days we’re living in. People are living desperately,” said Curtis Webster, a shopper. Greenwald got away with more valuables than the police initially thought. Thankfully, the jewelry store employee is expected to recover. Police said her injuries were severe but non-life-threatening. “In his mind, maybe that was his last resort and maybe he thought he wasn’t leaving a witness…

Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run Near Antelope, CHP Says

ANTELOPE (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for the driver that killed a woman in a hit-and-run near Antelope, the California Highway Patrol said on Friday. At around 7 p.m., a car driving northbound on Watt Avenue at Elverta Road hit and killed a woman who was not in a crosswalk, investigators said. The woman’s identity has not yet been released but the CHP said she was in her 40s. The driver drove away from the scene and a description of the vehicle was not yet available. CBS13 will bring you more updates on this story as they become available.

$166M In Fines Recommended For PG&E Over Public Safety Power Shutoffs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — California regulators are being asked to fine Pacific Gas & Electric nearly $166 million for failing to properly inform customers before it cut power to millions of people last year. The sweeping Public Safety Power Shutoffs without proper notifications were “a major public safety failure” that disrupted lives and posed a risk to medically vulnerable people who use electrical equipment such as wheelchairs, iron lungs and dialysis machines, according to a brief submitted Friday to the state Public Utilities Commission by the Public Advocates Office. The office is an independent organization within the PUC that is charged with representing utility taxpayers’ interests before the agency. Two blackouts in October 2019 lasted several days and affected dozens of Northern California counties. The resulting chaos — phones and gas pumps, elevators, traffic lights and even water pumps stopped working — created furious criticism. The PUC last November declared that PG&E — the nation’s largest utility — had created risks to public safety by failing to properly communicate with customers and work with local governments before enacting sweeping Public Safety Power Shutoff blackouts from…

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