In Other News

Uber and Lyft drivers to protest low pay at LAX

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Crackdowns begin on seat-hoggers, loud talkers and manspreading on buses and trains

The woman seated next to them on the Metro Blue Line began speaking louder, and her words became more profane. She started cursing at her boyfriend who had his hand under her shirt. Then, when she announced in full voice she would take off her top and...

By Steve Scauzillo|


  • Automotive accidents

    Woman dies after Monday night crash in Wrigley, Long Beach police say

    A female driver who did not appear to be wearing her seat belt died Monday night after crashing her vehicle into a parked car, Long Beach police officials reported. Police did not release the 72-year-old victim’s name, pending notification of her family. The crash happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 2200 block of...

    Andrew Edwards

  • Maritime accidents

    US says some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

    SINGAPORE — Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Tuesday as he promised a full investigation. Adm. Scott Swift also said at a news conference in Singapore, where the McCain is now docked, that Malaysian officials had found one body, but it had yet to be identified and it was unknown whether it was a crew...

    By ANNABELLE LIANG Associated Press|

  • Rail accidents

    Commuter train crash injures dozens in Pennsylvania

    UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers and the train’s operator, a transit spokeswoman said. None of the 42 people hurt in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries, said Heather Redfern, a spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. “Some were considered walking wounded,” she said. An inbound Norristown...


  • Maritime accidents

    10 sailors missing in collision between US warship, tanker

    SINGAPORE >> Ten U.S. sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker early Monday east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months. The Navy said five sailors were hurt in the collision between the guided-missile destroyer and the 183-meter (600-foot) Alnic MC, an oil and chemical tanker. Four of them were evacuated by a Singaporean navy helicopter to a hospital in the...

    By Annabelle Liang The Associated Press|

  • Reckless endangerment

    Authorities identify man found dead after 2 carjackings, barricade in Bellflower

    A carjacking suspect who was found dead inside a Bellflower home following a six-hour standoff with authorities was identified Saturday. He was 31-year-old Hector Loaiza of Paramount, according to the county coroner’s office. Deputies went to the 17600 block of Downey Avenue at 3:11 a.m. Thursday after receiving a report of a...

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  • Hit-and-run

    Authorities identify bicyclist, 51, killed in Long Beach hit and run

    Authorities Tuesday identified a bicyclist who was killed while trying to prevent a hit-and-run motorist from leaving the scene of a crash that slightly injured another cyclist in North Long Beach. Odie Ervin, 51, was struck about 1:20 a.m. Monday at Long Beach Boulevard and Bort Street and died at the scene, according to the...

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  • Automotive accidents

    Pedestrian killed crossing street in North Long Beach

    A man walking across a North Long Beach street just after midnight Tuesday died after being hit by a car whose driver didn’t have a valid license, according to authorities. Around 12:03 a.m., the man was crossing Cherry just north of 65th Street when a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier heading northbound struck him, Long Beach police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said. The man was not in a crosswalk, police said. Police said the driver stayed at the scene and didn’t appear to...

    Jeremiah Dobruck

  • Funerals and memorial services

    St. John Bosco graduate and his wife to be mourned after fatal collision on Highway 15

    Mourners plan to pay their respects to a Southland couple with ties to St. John Bosco in Bellflower and St. Joseph in Lakewood who died as a result of a traffic collision in mid-July on Highway 15. Jeff Gance and Glendale Gance, 48 and 47, both of La Palma, died in a crash on July 17 near Yermo, a small community in the Mojave Desert. The couple were traveling to Nevada with their children, 18-year-old Michael and 15-year-old Lauren, at the time. A

    Andrew Edwards

  • Protests and demonstrations

    1 dead, 26 injured after car plows into group at Charlottesville white nationalist rally

    VIRGINIA >> A hospital official says one person has died and 26 were injured after a car plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville. University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed the death to The Associated Press. Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said the driver, a man, has been arrested. The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is “heartbroken” to announce that a “life...

    By the Associated Press|

  • Automotive accidents

    Early morning crash shuts down 405 Freeway lanes in Seal Beach

    A crash involving a big rig and an overturned vehicle this morning shut down several lanes of the northbound 405 Freeway in Seal Beach. The collision was reported just before 4:30 a.m. near the 22 Freeway connection, the California Highway Patrol reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The northbound No. 1 and 2 lanes were expected to be closed until at least 6:30 a.m. for the investigation.

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