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VIDEO: Man Tries To Kidnap, Rape Teen In Horrific Attack In El Monte

EL MONTE (CBSLA) – Police Tuesday released a composite sketch of a man suspected of trying to kidnap and rape an 18-year-old woman in El Monte. Part of the attack, which occurred about midnight on Saturday in the area of Tyler Avenue and Brockway Street, was captured on surveillance video.


El Monte approves 2nd marijuana project, but opposition is ready to fight

The El Monte City Council on Tuesday approved another medical marijuana business in the face of increasing opposition. The approval came just hours after cannabis opponents submitted to the City Clerk papers to trigger a ballot measure. They hope to gather enough signatures to put a question on an u


Rain moving into Southern California Wednesday evening

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Southern California will see a day of chilly conditions and partly cloudy skies before another storm system moves into the region. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday for many mountain and valley regions in SoCal. A frost advisory is also in effect for


Whittier police looking for stabbing suspect after attack in grocery store parking lot

A grocery store employee in Whittier was stabbed and sent to the hospital with injuries on Tuesday night. The Whittier Police Department said the Vons employee was outside when he was approached by the suspect and stabbed in the abdominal area.


Trump Plans to Cancel $929 Million for California Bullet Train, Wants State to Pay Back $2.5 Billion

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California's high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already spent.


Stabbing in Whittier sends Vons employee to hospital

WHITTIER, Calif. (FOX 11) - A Vons employee was stabbed in the parking lot of the grocery store located in the 15700 block of La Forge Street in Whittier Tuesday evening. Whittier police say the employee was collecting carts when it appears the suspect approached the victim and got into an argument


DUI Suspect Detained After Hitting 2 Officers Assisting Driver of Stalled Vehicle on 60 Freeway in Whittier Area: CHP

A DUI suspect was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly striking officers who were assisting the driver of a stalled vehicle on the 60 Freeway in the Whittier area. Two California Highway Patrol officers, as well as the drivers of the disabled vehicle and a second car hit in the collision, were tak


3 men shot to death in Southern California gated community were ‘targeted,’ police say

A suspect who shot three men to death inside a Porter Ranch home was known to at least one of the victims, police said Tuesday, but a detective declined to explain what may have prompted the killings.


4 hospitalized – including 2 CHP officers – in crash on 60 Freeway in Whittier area

WHITTIER — Four people were taken to a hospital Tuesday, including two California Highway Patrol officers, after a stalled vehicle was struck by another vehicle on the 60 Freeway in Whittier, authorities said.


Police Pursuit Ends With Deadly Crash In Whittier

WHITTIER (CBSLA) — A police pursuit Monday ended with a deadly, fiery crash in Whittier and an innocent driver was killed. Police say it all started with an apparent road rage incident.


Gov. Newsom Presses Southern California Mayors on Affordable Housing

Gov. Gavin Newsom met with a group of Southern California mayors Tuesday to stress the need for cooperation to address the state’s growing housing-affordability crisis. The meeting was the start of what he described in his State of the State address as “a candid conversation” that he hopes to repeat


SoCal megastorm affected by global warming could cause $725B in damage, USGS report says

PICO RIVERA, Calif. (KABC) -- The Whittier Narrows Dam stands like a guardian between the San Gabriel Mountains and the towns downstream from them. Its job is to make sure storms don't become floods. But recent government studies said the dam may not be strong enough.


California airport worker dies when jet bridge tire explodes

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A worker at Southern California's John Wayne Airport was killed when a tire on a jet bridge used to connect terminals to aircraft doors exploded during maintenance.


El Monte’s Valley and Ramona intersection to get major makeover and it’s losing one of its legs

One of El Monte’s busier intersections is set to get a major makeover that officials say will enhance the flow of vehicle and pedestrian traffic downtown. The City Council on Tuesday advanced a plan to transform the five-legged intersection of Valley and Ramona boulevards and Valley Mall into a four


Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash In Whittier

A road-rage incident followed by a police pursuit Monday led to the death of an innocent driver whose vehicle was hit by an angry motorist in a fiery crash, Whittier police said.


2 hurt when Whittier chase ends in crash

A driver fleeing from police crashed into another car in Uptown Whittier which sent him and the other driver to a hospital on Monday. One suffered critical injuries while another sustained moderate injuries, according to Los Angeles County fire Capt. Ron Haralson. He said firefighters took the two p


Norwalk shooting victim was a 16-year-old

Authorities on Tuesday identified the victim in the fatal shooting at a Norwalk parking lot as a 16-year-old boy from Santa Paula. Daniel Anthony Bishop was walking through the parking lot of the CVS in the 11600 block of Rosecrans Avenue when someone approached the teen and shot him, deputies said.


Experts say rare mega-storm to hit California will be 3 times as damaging as San Andreas earthquake

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - A warning for California: get ready for the "other big one." That's what scientists are calling the rare mega-storm, which is predicted to cause three times as much damage as a major earthquake that would hit along the San Andreas Fault.


California Has Gotten So Much Rain, but Most of It Has Been Wasted

California’s wet winter has dumped an estimated 18 trillion gallons of rain in February alone. But much of it is simply going down the drain. In what has become a source of much concern in a state prone to droughts and water shortages, the vast majority of rainwater in urban areas flows into storm d


Video Captures Woman Fighting Off Rape Attempt, Police Release Sketch

A man was caught on video attempting to rape an 18-year-old woman in El Monte on Feb. 16, and police Tuesday released a sketch of the attacker. The man is described as a 30 to 40-year-old man, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 190 pounds and last seen wearing a long sleeve blue shirt, according to police.