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Update: Nine bodies found in the Calabasas helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant

CALABASAS (KUSI) – Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and four other people, including one of Bryant’s daughters, were killed Sunday when a helicopter crashed along a hillside in Calabasas. Bryant was 41. The crash, in the area of Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen Street, was called in at 9:47 a.m., according to a watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lost Hills/Malibu station. The helicopter was a Sikorsky S-76B, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. TMZ — which first reported Bryant’s death, said the helicopter belonged to Bryant. There were no survivors, according to sheriff’s officials, who added that the crash triggered a small fire that was quickly put out. The helicopter took off from John Wayne Airport in Orange County at 9:06 a.m., records show. The crash occurred in foggy conditions. The other four victims have not been officially identified, but sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Bryant was on his way to a basketball game with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed. Another player and parent reportedly were also on board. TMZ reported that they were…

2 confirmed cases of coronavirus in California

SANTA ANA (KUSI) – California’s first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Orange County after a traveler from Wuhan, China — ground zero for the deadly disease — tested positive, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. That patient — man in his 50s — was taken to a local hospital, is in isolation and in good condition, according to a written statement from the agency. At 11 p.m. Saturday, the HCA announced that its Communicable Disease Control Division received confirmation from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the case, and that the traveler “has been provided guidance to reduce exposure to the public while awaiting laboratory confirmation.” In consultation with the CDC and the California Department of Public Health, Orange County health officials are now contacting people who have had close contact with the patient, which could put them at risk of infection. The agency said it will also monitor any close contacts the patient has had and assure that proper evaluation and care is provided if someone becomes ill. It was the first case of the disease reported…

Five killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas; Kobe Bryant among them

CALABASAS (CNS) – Five people were killed Sunday, including Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, when a helicopter crashed along a hillside in Calabasas. The crash, in the area of Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen Street, was called in at 9:47 a.m., according to a watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lost Hills/Malibu station. The helicopter was described as a Sikorsky S-76, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. TMZ — which first reported Bryant’s death, said the helicopter belonged to Bryant. There were no survivors, according to sheriff’s officials, who added that the crash triggered a small fire that was quickly put out. The Lakers confirmed that Bryant was one of the victims. “We can confirm that Kobe Bryant passed away today from the causes of a helicopter accident. The entire Los Angeles Lakers family wishes to support their family and friends. RIP KOBE,” the team tweeted at 12:24 p.m. The other four victims have not been identified. As the news spread, Lakers fans began gathering outside Staples Center. One fan told KTLA, “I didn’t know what else to do,…

First day of Girl Scout Cookie season

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The CEO of Girl Scouts San Diego Carol Dedrich joined KUSI along with Troop 4931 leader Jenny Varol and Troop 4839 parent Maria Arguijo. They celebrated the first day of Girl Scout Cookie season with KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Holocaust survivor Rose Schindler and her daughter Roxanne Schindler Katz join KUSI for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. While she was here, Schindler showed us her book “Two Who Survived” which is a memoir about the lives of her and her late husband during the Holocaust. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

Carl DeMaio’s border security plan

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Candidate in the 50th Congressional District Race, Carl DeMaio joined KUSI to go over his major policy proposals. DeMaio hopes to reform immigration and asylum laws to empower Border Patrol Agents. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

New E-Vape device invented to help educate students on the dangers of vaping

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County Office of Education Board Member, Mark Powell joined KUSI along with the owner of La Jolla Alcohol Research, Maury Cole with details on the new device that Cole invented called the E-Vape. The device will allow students to see firsthand the effect that vaping has on the lungs and the brain. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

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