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Driver in custody after police chase through multiple Orange County cities

A driver led authorities on a pursuit through multiple Orange County cities Saturday evening before being taken into custody. Sky5 was overhead when the fleeing white vehicle suddenly pulled over on the side of the westbound 91 Freeway, near the Carmenita exit. The driver came out with their arms raised before being approached by five officers and getting escorted into a police cruiser at 11:26 p.m. Around 11 p.m., aerial footage shows several law enforcement vehicles following the car in Costa Mesa before the chase traveled into Santa Ana minutes later. For several minutes, the white vehicle drove along northbound Bristol Avenue in Santa Ana, where several cross streets appeared blocked off by authorities. Later, at 11:20 p.m., law enforcement vehicles with flashing emergency lights were chasing the vehicle along the westbound 91 Freeway in Anaheim. Within minutes, the pursuit traveled through other cities including Buena Park as the fleeing car kept driving along the freeway. Just before reaching the 605 Freeway, authorities managed to pull the driver over near the Carmenita exit on the 91 Freeway.

2-year-old child dies after vehicle crash in Long Beach: Police

A 2-year-old child died following a vehicle crash in Long Beach Saturday evening, according to police. Authorities responded around 8 p.m. to the area of East Artesia Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach Police Lt. Megan Zabel said. The child was pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital by paramedics, Zabel said. The driver remained at the scene and has been cooperating with police, the lieutenant added. It’s not clear whether the child was also inside a vehicle when they were struck. No other details have been released by police. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Ranch 2 Fire flares up north of Azusa in Angeles National Forest

The Ranch 2 Fire is flaring up after burning at least 1,400 acres north of Azusa in the Angeles National Forest, officials said Saturday. The Ranch 2 Fire remained 3% contained by Saturday morning as firefighters worked to improve containment of the fire along its northern perimeter, trying to keep the blaze from spreading further into the forest, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Officials said there was “minimal activity” the night before, and firefighters had managed to improve containment along the wildfire’s southern edge, near the Mountain Cove community. Triple-digit temperatures and low humidity is forecasted through Wednesday, conditions that will make the blaze more difficult to contain and potentially serve to spread it, fire officials said. Azusa police have said Osmin Palencia, 36, is wanted in connection with the blaze. Authorities said he was known to live near where it sparked. While police announced the search for Palencia Friday, fire officials had downgraded the Ranch 2 Fire to 1,500 acres from 2,500 acres — citing improvements in visibility. However, on Saturday, another update from federal forest officials said the fire was 1,400 acres.…

3,800 people without electricity across San Fernando Valley amid heat wave

A total of 3,800 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers across the San Fernando Valley are without electricity Saturday night, an official confirmed to KTLA. Around 8:30 p.m., Sky5 captured power outages affecting about 15 to 20 blocks in West Hills amid a heat wave that brought triple-digit temperatures to much of the region. The neighborhood appears to have the most customers affected, said Paola Adler, a spokeswoman for LADWP. However, Adler said customers experiencing outages are not all in one location. LADWP said rolling blackouts in the area are not directly tied to the utility and could be the result of extreme heat. Some areas of Los Angeles County saw temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Saturday, with dangerously hot weather forecasted across the western U.S., according to the National Weather Service. The cause of the outages are still not known. But LADWP said customers can expect to see crews respond around 4 to 12 hours after an outage begins. The blackouts also come amid lightning and thunderstorms in some parts of Los Angeles County. The National Weather Service has warned of such conditions…

Rolling Power Outages Impact Southern California Throughout The Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — For the first time since 2001, California ordered rolling power outages on Friday night due to high temperatures increasing electricity demand across the state, but officials warned there could be additional blackouts throughout this weekend. “One of the biggest heat waves we’ve seen this decade,” said UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain. “We’re going to see a lot of nights, especially across the Inland areas, where temperatures never drop to comfortable levels. That adds additional stress on the human body, additional stress on electrical grids and it makes it harder to cope with the heat when it doesn’t cool down at night.” The California Independent System Operator (ISO) declared a stage three electrical emergency on Friday, ordering utilities to take measures to lighten the power load. By 10 p.m., the power outages were lifted. On Saturday, a Stage 3 Electrical Emergency was called at 6:28 p.m., which means that rolling outages were imminent or in progress, the California ISO said. From Woodlands Hills to Santa Monica, SoCal Edison said about 70,000 customers were affected by the power outage, but a few minutes later,…

Stage 3 Electrical Emergency Called Statewide for 20 Minutes

Share this article:High temperatures increased electricity demand while one power plant was down and wind power fell short Saturday, prompting a Stage 3 Electrical Emergency that lasted 20 minutes. The Stage 3 Electrical Emergency was called at 6:28 p.m., making rolling outages imminent or in progress, according to the California Independent System Operator. “The load was ordered back online 20 minutes later at 6:48 p.m., as wind resources increased,” the ISO explained. “Extreme heat throughout the West has increased electricity usage, causing a strain on the power grid. All available resources are needed to meet the growing demand,” the ISO said. The city of Anaheim explained the current status to its residents on Twitter, saying, “The Stage 3 emergency event has been canceled and we are back to a Stage 2. This means that rotating outages are no longer imminent for the time being. If conditions change, we could move back into Stage 3, so we encourage voluntary electricity reduction tonight.” Under a Stage 2 Electrical Emergency, the ISO has done all it can to mitigate shortages and must intervene in the market to meet…

Locals Trying To Escape Extreme Heat As Temperatures Continue To Rise Across Southland

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — In some places in the Southland this weekend, there were triple-digit temperatures, causing many families to escape to the beach for some relief from the heat. The amount of people rushing out to dive in the water as temperatures continue to rise is concerning some health experts who note continuously increasing coronavirus cases. Others who wanted to exercise or have an outdoor breakfast with loved ones had to start their day a little earlier than usual to beat the heat in places like Santa Clarita, where it reached 90 degrees by 10 a.m. on Saturday. Due to pandemic closures, locals are left without their typical refuge from hot summer days like cold movie theaters, indoor malls and public pools. Officials are encouraging the public to stay hydrated, limit strenuous outdoor activity between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., find a safe location to beat the heat, and to check on elderly neighbors, kids and pets who may be more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. “Over the past decade, the heat wave in California have caused more human harm than those things put together,”…

Firefighters Continue To Battle Massive Lake Hughes Fire, Structures Remain Threatened

REAL-TIME LAKE FIRE INFORMATION LAKE HUGHES (CBSLA) — Firefighters Saturday continued to battle the massive fire in the Lake Hughes area that was threatening structures in the area. As of Friday night, the fire has scorched nearly 17,500 acres. By Saturday, the acreage was downgraded to 14,714 and later flared back up to 17,862 acres as of 7:30 p.m., remaining at 12% containment. Officials say the fire has destroyed at least 12 structures and 21 outbuildings and continues to threaten thousands more. Crews dealt with several spot fires Friday. The high temperatures made the firefight even more difficult. “It just really goes to show how erratic the fire can be,” said Sky Cornell, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “And if the conditions are ripe, which they are right now, it can be very unpredictable.” Evacuation orders were still in place in affected areas, which include: • Lake Hughes Road West of Pine Canyon and North of Dry Gulch Rd. • East of Ridge Route Road • West of Lake Hughes Road and Fire Station 78 • North of Pine Canyon and…

Robert Trump, the president’s younger brother, dead at 71

President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, a businessman known for an even keel that seemed almost incompatible with the family name, died Saturday night after being hospitalized in New York, the president said in a statement. He was 71. The president visited his brother at a New York City hospital on Friday after White House officials said he had become seriously ill. “It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” Donald Trump said in a statement. “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.” The youngest of the Trump siblings remained close to the 74-year-old president and, as recently as June, filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family that unsuccessfully sought to stop publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece, Mary. Robert Trump had reportedly been hospitalized in the intensive care unit for several days that same month . Both longtime businessmen, Robert…

Fans Remember Rapper Nipsey Hussle On What Would Have Been His 35th Birthday

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Fans and loved ones of late Grammy-nominated Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle shared their appreciation for his music and philanthropy on Saturday, which would have been his 35th birthday. Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, was honored in a post by his partner actress Lauren London, who he shared son Kross with. Other celebrities, including NBA stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, singers Jhene Aiko and Chaka Khan, and actor Mahershala Ali also gave their condolences. View this post on Instagram King Ermias Best friend Twin Flame Greatest Teacher Beautiful Strong Vessel The Spiritual Giant that walked Earth. “I Miss You” will never be deep enough for the void left in my soul. Yet, I know you walk with me- always still. Happy 35th Eternally Yours, Boogie A post shared by Lauren London (@laurenlondon) on Aug 15, 2020 at 3:35pm PDT “King Ermias, best friend, twin flame, greatest teacher, beautiful strong vessel, the spiritual giant that walked Earth. ‘I miss you’ will never be deep enough for the void left in my soul. Yet, I know you walk with me-…

Firefighters Stop Two Grass Fires in Lancaster Area

Share this article:Firefighters Saturday stopped the forward progress of two grass fires near each other in the Lancaster area. The fires were reported at about 5:15 p.m. in the 7700 block of West Avenue H in Antelope Acres, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Fire officials described one as half an acre in size and the other, a quarter of an acre. At 5:25 p.m., firefighters reported stopping the forward progress of both fires and holding them from growing larger than an acre. No injuries or structure damage were reported. Firefighters Stop Two Grass Fires in Lancaster Area was last modified: August 15th, 2020 by Contributing Editor

One Killed, One Injured in Castaic Canyons Crash

Share this article:One person was killed and one injured Saturday when an SUV hit a tree in the Castaic Canyons area near Santa Clarita. The crash was reported at 3:57 p.m. on Bouquet Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. Los Angeles County firefighters said the cross street was Texas Canyon Road. One person was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived and firefighters had to use hydraulic tools to free the injured person, fire officials said. The vehicle was described as a black Chevrolet Blazer and it appeared the driver was the injured person taken by ground ambulance to a trauma center, according to the CHP. One Killed, One Injured in Castaic Canyons Crash was last modified: August 15th, 2020 by Contributing Editor

Georgia state trooper arrested, charged in fatal shooting of Julian Lewis during traffic stop

A Georgia State Patrol trooper has been arrested and charged with felony murder after fatally shooting a Black man during an attempted traffic stop. Jacob Gordon Thompson, 27, was arrested on Friday in connection with the fatal officer involved shooting in Screven County that occurred on August 7, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said in a news release. Authorities say Julian Lewis was shot and killed by a Georgia state trooper on Aug. 7, 2020. (Lewis Family Attorney Francys Johnson) Thompson attempted to stop Julian Edward Roosevelt Lewis, 60, for a traffic-related offense. When he refused to stop, Thompson gave a brief chase before using a “precision Intervention technique,” sending the car to a stop in a ditch, according to the GBI. Thompson then fired one shot, striking Lewis in the face. He was pronounced dead on the scene. An autopsy is being conducted at the GBI Crime Lab, according to the release. Thompson will be booked into the Screven County Jail, the GBI release said. He has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault and was terminated from the Department of Public Safety.…

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