Man Diagnosed With Schizophrenia Last Seen in Cerritos Reported Missing

A 26-year-old man diagnosed with schizophrenia last seen in Cerritos was reported missing Wednesday.Abraham Miguel Aguiniga was last seen about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 10800 block of College Place, near Cerritos College, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.Aguiniga is Hispanic, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and dark jeans. Anyone with information on Aguiniga’s whereabouts was asked to call the Sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

‘My Son Was Targeted,’ Laguna Hills High Student Spouts Racial Slurs At Black Player During Basketball Game

LAGUNA HILLS (CBSLA) — A Laguna Hills High School student unleashed a flurry of racial slurs directed at the only Black player on Portola High School’s boy’s basketball team during a game last week. Cell phone video during a game between Laguna Hills High School and Portola High School in Laguna Hills, Calif., on Jan. 21, 2022. (Courtesy video) A cell phone camera captured the flurry of slurs directed at the player during the Jan. 21 varsity game between Portola High, which is located in Irvine, and Laguna Hills High. In the video, the racist taunts go on for about a minute. The unidentified student is heard saying, “Where is his slave owner?” and “Chain him up, chain him up,” among many other slurs. “I was enraged, hurt,” Sabrina Little-Brown, the mother of the Portola High School player, told CBSLA Tuesday. “To know that a child has that much ignorance, hatred and disdain for someone they do not even know is absolutely hurtful.” Little-Brown and her husband went to the Irvine City Council meeting Tuesday evening to share their outrage after they claimed the hate-filled…

Actress Kathryn Kates, Known For ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ Dies At 73

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Actress Kathryn Kates, who appeared in episodes of “Seinfeld” and “Orange Is the New Black,” has died at the age of 73. Kathryn Kates attends the Broadway Opening Night performance after party for “Significant Other” at the Redeye Grill on March 2, 2017, in New York City. (Getty Images) Kates died of cancer on Saturday, her agent, Ben Jordan, told USA Wednesday on Tuesday night, adding a memorial service is being prepared for her in the spring. Bob McGowan, her manager, told USA Wednesday Kates died in Florida. In addition to appearing on “Seinfeld” and “The Many Saints of Newark,” Kates had roles in “Lizzie McGuire,” “Friends From College,” “Shades of Blue,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Orange Is the New Black.” “Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there,” reads an Instagram post on Sunday from the account @officialkathrynkates. “Keep me alive in your beautiful hearts with unforgettable memories. Teach others what you’ve learned from me and I will live in forever.” (© Copyright 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service…

SigAlert issued for northbound 5, 405 freeways in Mission Hills for police investigation

A SigAlert has been issued for the northbound 5 Freeway and northbound 405 Freeway in Mission Hills so the California Highway Patrol can investigate, according to the agency. The SigAlert affects the 5 Freeway at San Fernando Mission Boulevard, as well as the 405 Freeway at Rinaldi Street, Kimball said. The incident under investigation happened at 9:38 p.m., according to Officer Kimball of the CHP, and a male victim was transported from the scene. No suspect information is available. On Twitter, the CHP announced that all lanes would be blocked for about two hours.

Authorities investigating fatal shooting in San Gabriel

A person was fatally shot in San Gabriel Wednesday night, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is assisting the San Gabriel Police Department with the investigation, the Sheriff’s Department announced. The shooting took place in the 1400 block of South Prospect Avenue at 10:19 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department announced in a release. In a tweet, the San Gabriel Police Department asked the public to avoid the area. No information about the suspect or victim was available except that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. “The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time,” the release added. Footage from Sky5 showed multiple law enforcement vehicles on scene for the investigation. To provide information anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

Ag Startup And Walmart Building Tech-Operated Indoor Farm In Compton

COMPTON (CBSLA) – A massive indoor farm in the heart of Compton could ultimately become the new standard when it comes to growing fresh produce, and some are already calling it the future of farming. Walmart, and the startup company Plenty, said it’s environmentally friendly, the produce is going to taste better and that the fruits and vegetables will be hitting the shelves be the end of the year. “I view what we’re doing is…we’re just using new tools,” said Nate Storey, the cofounder of Plenty, an agricultural tech startup. Even the farm equipment looks different, with robotic arms and LED lights to replicate the best part of the sun, and a facility that’s able to avoid the weather and seasonality altogether. Storey said they’re able to bring the crops indoors and out of the elements, which allows the produce to grow at the best possible rate, in the perfect environment of a daily basis. “We’re pretty excited to bring pesticide-free food to people, in many instances, for the first time,” Storey said. The multimillion dollar partnership between Plenty and Walmart will operate inside and…

Sheriff’s Deputies Investing Fatal Shooting In San Gabriel

SAN GABRIEL (CBSLA) — A fatal shooting in San Gabriel prompted an investigation from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies on Wednesday evening. The shooting was reported just after 10:15 p.m., on S. Prospect Avenue. When authorities arrived, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. By the time that first responders had arrived, the suspect had already fled. An investigation into the incident was launched, and LACSD deputies will be assisting the San Gabriel Police Department. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Car-To-Car Shooting on 5 Freeway Prompts CHP Response, Freeway Closure

SYLMAR (CBSLA) — Authorities were dispatched to the scene of a reported car-to-car shooting in Sylmar on Wednesday evening. Aerial footage of authorities investigating a car-to-car shooting in Sylmar on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Sky9 Chopper, KCAL9 News) The shooting reportedly took place on the 5 Freeway through Sylmar. Initial reports disclosed that one of the two parties involved was struck in the face by a bullet. He was transported to a nearby hospital. The suspect fled from the scene before authorities from the California Highway Patrol arrived. All lanes heading in the northbound direction were closed due to the police presence, as an investigation was underway. This is a developing story. Check back for details. 

LAFD On Scene Of Possible DTLA High-Rise Fire; Same Location As Monday Explosion, Fire That Wounded One

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Fire Department crews were on the scene of a fire at high-rise in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday evening. Jan. 26, 2022 (CBSLA). Crews were called to the scene at 255 South Grand due to reports of smoke on the fourth floor. Early reports disclosed that the fire was at the same location of another fire that occurred on Monday. This is a developing story. Check back for details. 

‘A violent, brutal attack’: Video shows assailant shoot wounded victim again as he is on phone with 911

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a man who shot another man in Lancaster, then chased the victim down and shot him again multiple times while he was on the phone with 911. Detective James Phillips of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the suspect opened fire on an unsuspecting driver, later identified as James Castillo, near the intersection of Challenger Way and Avenue K in the early morning hours of Dec. 3. “We definitely believe, based on the evidence we have, that during the shooting, they had actually crashed into each other. We are guessing that the suspect was actually ramming into the victim’s vehicle,” Phillips said. Castillo, whom investigators describe as a family man with no criminal history, was wounded in the initial attack and fled to a nearby gas station to call for help, authorities said. However, the shooter was “driving around looking for the victim,” Phillips said, and once he found Castillo, the shooter carried out what Phillips called “a violent, brutal attack that seems unwarranted.” The shooter pulled up to the…

LAFD Engaged With DTLA High-Rise Fire; Same Location As Monday Explosion, Fire That Wounded One

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Fire Department crews were on the scene of a fire at high-rise in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday evening. Crews were called to the scene due to reports of smoke on the fourth floor. Early reports disclosed that the fire was at the same location of another fire that occurred on Monday. This is a developing story. Check back for details. 

Sheriff’s Deputies Detain Pursuit Suspects Wanted For Stolen Vehicle In Bell

NORWALK (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle suspect on Wednesday evening. According to an initial report from authorities, they had pulled the suspect over when it fled from the scene of the traffic stop, leading authorities on a chase beginning at just around 9:20 p.m. on the Southbound 5 Freeway. The vehicle in question was a dark-colored pickup truck, which was police began pursuing in Pico Rivera. The suspect then drove through Norwalk and into Downey. A spike strip was utilized early on in the pursuit, which took out at least one tire on the vehicle. The suspects pulled over at Walker Avenue and Florence Avenue in Bell, where they surrendered at 9:34 p.m. Authorities took the suspects, two women, into custody with no further incident.

Bonin Says He Will Not Seek Reelection

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — On Wednesday, Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin announced that he will not run for reelection to the Westside District 11 seat. “This position allows me to make positive, progressive change,” Bonin tweeted. “It is a great privilege. But in the past few years, the job has forced me to focus much more of my time and energy on battling the negative instead of creating the positive. I need to reverse that dynamic.” Bonin said that he needs time “to focus on health and wellness” after struggling with depression for years. “I’ve struggled for years with depression,” he tweeted. “It’s a constant companion, and often a heavy one. There are times when this job has made that easier and times when it has made it more challenging. Instead of seeking another term, it’s time for me to focus on health and wellness.” He said that it was a “difficult, deeply personal decision,” but is confident he made the right decision. Bonin was last elected in 2017 after he garnered 71% of the vote. The council member survived a recall effort just…

91 More COVID Deaths Reported In LA County, Including 15-Month-Old Child

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed its youngest victim in Los Angeles County, with health officials confirming Wednesday that a 15- month-old child was among 91 newly reported deaths from the virus. Details about the 15-month-old child were not released by the county Department of Public Health, but the agency confirmed the child is the “youngest resident to die of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and a stark reminder that the virus can cause devastating outcomes among those most vulnerable, including young children not yet eligible for vaccinations.” The 91 total new deaths reported Wednesday is among the highest daily totals reported in the past year, raising the county’s overall virus death toll to 28,630. The county also confirmed 20,866 new COVID cases on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative pandemic total to 2,560,768. Wednesday marked the two- year anniversary of the county’s first confirmed COVID case. According to state figures, there were 4,534 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals as of Wednesday, down from 4,554 on Tuesday. The number of those patients being treated in intensive care was 780, a slight drop from 785…

No Tickets Sold With All Six SuperLotto Plus Numbers

There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Wednesday evening’s SuperLotto Plus drawing and the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing will grow to $12 million.A ticket with five numbers but missing the Mega number was sold at a liquor store in Santa Clarita and is worth $15,486, the California Lottery announced.Another ticket with five numbers but missing the Mega number was sold at The Lotto Store at Primm in the unincorporated San Bernardino County community just inside the California border. It is also worth $15,486. The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 6, 7, 17, 31, 44 and the Mega number was 12. The jackpot was $11 million.The drawing was the fifth since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 41,416,353, according to the California Lottery.

Powerball Numbers Drawn

The numbers in Wednesday evening’s draw of the multi-state Powerball lottery are 4, 11, 38, 49, 69 and the Powerball number is 16.The estimated jackpot is $91 million.The drawing was the ninth since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold. The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.The Powerball game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Amy Schneider’s “Jeopardy!” run ends at 40 consecutive wins

“Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider’s dazzling streak is over, snapped Wednesday by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly $1.4 million in prize money. Schneider’s success put her in the ranks of Ken Jennings, who’s serving as guest host, and the quiz show’s other all-time greats. It also made Schneider, a trans woman, a visible symbol of achievement for often-marginalized people. “It’s still a little hard to believe,” she said of her impressive run. “It’s something that I’m going to be remembered for, and that’s pretty great,” New champ Rhone Talsma had the correct response to the final “Jeopardy!” clue for a winning total of $29,600. Schneider, who found herself in the unusual position of entering the last round short of a runaway, was second with $19,600. “I’m still in shock,” Talsma said in a statement. “I did not expect to be facing a 40-day champion, and I was excited to maybe see someone else slay the giant. I just really didn’t think it was going to be me, so I’m thrilled.” Schneider told The Associated Press that Talsma played well and did a “great job…

Hospital patient without COVID shot denied heart transplant

MENDON, Mass. (AP) — A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man’s family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying most transplant programs around the country set similar requirements to improve patients’ chances of survival. The family of D.J. Ferguson said in a crowdfunding appeal this week that officials at Brigham and Women’s Hospital told the 31-year-old father of two that he was ineligible for the procedure because he hasn’t been vaccinated against the coronavirus. “We are literally in a corner right now. This is extremely time sensitive,” the family said in its fundraising appeal, which has raised tens of thousands of dollars. “This is not just a political issue. People need to have a choice!” D.J.’s mother, Tracey Ferguson, insists that her son isn’t against vaccinations, noting he’s had other immunizations in the past. But the trained nurse said Wednesday that he’s been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation — an irregular and often rapid heart rhythm — and that he has concerns about the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. Mystery man sneaks into hospital NICU,…