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Investigators Seek Answers About Woman Who Vanished From South LA In October

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Authorities are continuing their search for a 26-year-old South Los Angeles woman who went missing nearly two months ago. Destiny Carlos. (LAPD) On Oct. 11, Destiny Carlos left her home in the 200 block of East 43rd Street at approximately 4:30 p.m. and vanished, Los Angeles police said. She was possibly headed to Venice Beach. Carlos is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-4, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. There is no word on whether police suspect foul play in her disappearance. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call police at 213-996-1800.

Man Suffers Critical Burn Injuries In San Bernardino Apartment Fire

SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — Neighbors say a man who had to be rescued from a burning San Bernardino apartment building may have started the fire himself. A fire broke out at a two-story apartment building on Second and North Figueroa Streets just before 11 p.m. Sunday night. Video shows police officers pounding on and kicking doors from a common hallway to awaken residents inside the building, as flames roared from the second story. Firefighters later made entry into the building, found one man on the second floor and was able to rescue him. The man, who was in the apartment where the fire is believed to have started, suffered critical burn injuries. He was taken to the regional burn center for treatment. There were no other injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation and investigators say it appears suspicious. Neighbors say the man who was burned may have started the fire, then barricaded himself in.

8-Year-Old Virginia Girl Was Strip Searched During State Prison Visit, Officials Say

An 8-year-old girl visiting her father at a Virginia prison was strip searched last month in violation of state policy, authorities said. “The incident is deeply troubling and represents a breach in our protocol,” said Lisa Kinney, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Corrections, in a statement to CNN. “We sincerely apologize to this child and her family.” The child was visiting her father, who is an inmate at Buckingham Correctional Center, Kinney said. The girl was accompanied by an adult visitor who was not her parent or legal guardian. The staff member who ordered the search didn’t have the authority to do so and is facing disciplinary action, Kinney said. The Virginia Department of Corrections would not confirm the relationship between the adult visitor and the child’s incarcerated father, but The Washington Post reported the girl was accompanied by her father’s girlfriend. The staff member requested the search because a drug-sniffing dog flagged the daughter and the adult accompanying her, which is department policy. Department of Corrections policy requires that a parent or legal guardian approve the strip search of minors. In this case, the unrelated…

Louisiana Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Children, Animals Arrested on 66 Counts: State AG

A Louisiana man potentially faces dozens of charges related to sex crimes against children an animals, state Attorney General Jeff Landry announced late last week. KTLA sister station WGNO in New Orleans reported Friday that Ian Bagley, 33, of Slidell was arrested on suspicion of the following: 46 counts of sexual abuse of animals 11 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13 3 counts of producing pornography involving juveniles 2 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles 1 count of felony carnal knowledge with a juvenile 1 count of indecent behavior with a juvenile 1 count of computer aided solicitation of a minor 1 count of oral sexual battery Bagley was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail last Tuesday. His bail has been set at $25,000, inmate records show. “I am committed to protecting Louisiana’s children from those who seek to exploit and abuse them,” Landry said in a statement. “I am grateful for the dedicated men and women at our office and with our law enforcement partners who find child predators, get them off our streets, and bring them to…

Apartment Fire Leaves 1 Critically Injured in San Bernardino

One person was left critically injured when a fire erupted at an apartment building in San Bernardino Sunday night. The fire was reported about 10:47 p.m. in the 900 block of West 2nd Street, the San Bernardino County Fire Department stated in a news release. Responding firefighters were told there may be one person inside the building who was refusing to leave. Video from the scene showed San Bernardino police officers and firefighters helping as many residents as they could evacuate the building. Crews eventually made their way through heavy smoke and fire to get into the primary involved apartment and successfully rescued one person from the fire. The unidentified person was taken to a local hospital with critical burn injuries. The Fire Department said no other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Trump, House Democrats Reach Tentative Deal on North American Trade Pact

House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President Donald Trump. That’s according to a Democratic aide not authorized to discuss the talks and granted anonymity. Details still need to be finalized and the U.S. Trade Representative will need to submit the implementing legislation to Congress. No vote has been scheduled. The new, long-sought trade agreement with Mexico and Canada would give both Trump and his top adversary, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a major accomplishment despite the turmoil of his likely impeachment. An announcement could come as early as Monday. Pelosi, D-Calif., still has to officially sign off on the accord, aides said. The aides requested anonymity because the agreement is not official. The new trade pact would replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which eliminated most tariffs and other trade barriers involving the United States, Mexico and Canada. Critics, including Trump, labor unions and many Democratic lawmakers, branded NAFTA a job killer for America because it encouraged factories to move south…

CBSLA The Rundown: 12/9 8am

Make CBSLA: The Rundown your Alexa Flash Briefing and listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher Here is a look at the top local stories for Monday, 12/9 at 8 a.m. Late Rapper Juice Wrld Mourned At Candlelight Vigil In LA Fans and colleagues of the rapper Juice Wrld commemorated his life at a candlelight vigil in Los Angeles Sunday. BolaWrap! LAPD To Test Non-Lethal Restraint Device That Some Are Comparing To Batman Weapon The Los Angeles Police Department will begin testing a device designed to snare a person from a distance, giving officers an alternative to firing a Taser or a gun. Local Weather A sunny, dry week ahead. A high Monday of 65 for the beaches and 67 for the valleys.

New Jersey Moves to Require Students to Learn Cursive Handwriting in School

Should children be required to learn cursive? A New Jersey legislator says so. Assemblywoman Angela McKnight has introduced a bill that would require elementary schools to teach kids how to read and write in the graceful, flowing loops taught to previous generations as a matter of course. You remember cursive handwriting. It’s what we use to sign our names on, say, a check or other legal document. It’s fallen out of favor in the digital age, even getting dropped from Common Core standards in 2010. Since then, many schools have stopped teaching it, New Jersey Assembly Democrats say. “In some cases, children are entering middle school without knowing how to sign their own name in cursive,” McKnight (D-Hudson) said in a statement. “We are doing our children a disservice by not teaching them a vital skill they will need for the rest of their lives.” California, Texas, North Carolina and other states have moved to encourage cursive in recent years. “Our world has indeed become increasingly dependent on technology, but how will our students ever know how to read a scripted font on a word…

‘Star Rise: The Rise of Skywalker’ Could Trigger Seizures in Moviegoers With Epilepsy, Disney Warns

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the highly anticipated conclusion to the Skywalker saga, could trigger seizures in photosensitive people, Walt Disney Studios said. The company issued a statement with the Epilepsy Foundation warning viewers that the film contains “several sequences with imagery and sustained flashing lights” that could affect those with photosensitive epilepsy, the letter reads. Disney suggested posting notices at movie theaters to warn viewers of the risk, Variety reported. The company didn’t elaborate on how the effects are used or what scenes they appear in. The company has closely guarded the film’s plot. People with photosensitive epilepsy can still watch the film Flashing lights at certain intensities and certain patterns can trigger seizures in about 3% of people with epilepsy, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Anything from the flashing strobe of a fire alarm to flickering computer monitors can trigger seizures in photosensitive people. Photosensitive epilepsy happens to be more common in young people, the foundation says, and happens less as those with epilepsy age. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases, affecting about 50 million people worldwide, according to…

Top U.S. Officials Repeatedly Misled Public About Afghanistan War, Washington Post Reports

Confidential documents obtained by The Washington Post reveal that top US officials misled the American public about the war in Afghanistan in order to conceal doubts about the likelihood that the US could be successful in the nearly 20-year effort since its earliest days, the paper reported in a major investigation on Monday. The Post said it obtained the more than 2,000 pages of documents through a Freedom of Information Act request made three years ago that sought to win access to the documents, which it said were part of a lengthy government report titled “Lessons Learned” that examined “the root failures” of the war effort through interviews with more than 600 people, including a number of foreigners connected to NATO and 20 Afghan officials. The first interviews for the report were conducted in 2014, according to the Post, which said seven parts of the report have been published since 2016. The paper said the interviews “bring into sharp relief the core failings of the war that persist to this day” as “U.S. officials acknowledged that their war fighting strategies were fatally flawed and that Washington wasted enormous sums…

2 Guards With Rapper Juice WRLD When He Died at Chicago Airport Arrested on Gun Charges

Two security guards who were with rapper Juice WRLD when he died after suffering a medical emergency at Chicago’s Midway International Airport have been arrested on gun charges. According to the Chicago Tribune, Harry Dean, 27, of Chicago, and Christopher Long, 36, who is from California, were charged with misdemeanor gun counts after police found three guns, a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing bullets. They are both due in court later this month. It wasn’t immediately known if they had lawyers who could comment. The rapper, whose legal name is Jarad A. Higgins, was with a group of about a dozen people on Sunday when he was transported from Midway to an area hospital after suffering what Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said was cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead a short time later. Police said there were no signs of foul play in the death of the 21-year-old rapper and an autopsy was scheduled for Monday at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The rapper, who was named top new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May, lived in the Chicago suburb of Homewood.

Davis Puts Up 50 As Lakers Power Past Timberwolves In High Scoring Affair

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a long floater with 4:39 remaining to reach 50 points for the first time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The shot that got him to the half-century mark was hardly representative of the work that preceded it. Jordan Bell of the Timberwolves moves the ball down the court as Anthony Davis of the Lakers follows during the first half at Staples Center on Dec. 8, 2019. (Getty Images) Davis had a relentless series of fast-break points, second-chance opportunities and attacks in the paint that pummeled the Minnesota Timberwolves, a performance Lakers coach Frank Vogel described as a “smash mouth way of getting 50. “No 3s, 20 for 29, and then living at the free throw line, post ups, offensive rebounds, crashes, all those types of things. Just an old-school performance and one for the ages,” Vogel said. Davis had a season-high 50 points and the Lakers improved to a league-best 21-3 with a 142-125 win over the Timberwolves on Sunday night. Davis was 20 of 29 from the field and made all 10 of his free throws to…

Clippers Bounce Back From Worse Loss Of Season, Thrash Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are making progress. The Washington Wizards want the refs to make more calls. Kawhi Leonard of the Clippers in action against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on Dec. 8, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images) Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 11 rebounds as the Clippers bounced back from their worst loss of the season by pulling away for a 135-119 win over the Wizards on Sunday night. Paul George scored 27 points and Montrezl Harrell had nine of his 20 in the fourth quarter for Los Angeles, which improved to 4-6 away from home two games into their six-game trip. The victory came two days after Los Angeles, now second in the Western Conference, opened the trip with a 119-91 loss at East-leading Milwaukee. “I think the key to it is just getting more games, more times on the court,” said George, one of several Clippers who battled early season injuries while searching for team chemistry. “That’s really the only way we’re going to learn to trust, learn to play with confidence with one another,…

Man Found With Fatal Gunshot Wound Along L.A. River Bike Path in Cudahy

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found on a bike path next to the Los Angeles River in Cudahy late Sunday night. The discovery was made by a passerby who was walking along the riverbed near Clara Street and River Road, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The passerby called authorities shortly before 11 p.m. to report the incident. Emergency personnel responded and pronounced the unidentified victim dead at the scene, the Sheriff’s Department stated. Investigators have no known motive or suspect description. Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can contact LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Fired L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Sues Again, Calling Domestic Violence Probe Unfair

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy whose reinstatement sparked a legal battle between the county’s top elected leaders is suing again to get his job back, saying his case was handled unfairly. Caren Carl Mandoyan requested that a judge order Sheriff Alex Villanueva to conduct a new investigation into the domestic violence allegations against him and to reinstate him, according to a writ of mandate he filed in L.A. County Superior Court last month. In August, the judge nullified Mandoyan’s original reinstatement and ordered him to turn in his gun and badge. Key to Mandoyan’s argument is a new 100-page Sheriff’s Department report that concludes that Mandoyan was denied due process and that “newly discovered exculpatory information” was left out of his 2016 internal affairs investigation. If the information had been presented at the time, the report says, Mandoyan may not have been fired. Department executives initially had proposed a 20- to 25-day suspension. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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