LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – Authorities are investigating a spree of convenience store armed robberies which occurred in South Los Angeles County Monday night. At least five robberies occurred in Bellflower, Long Beach and Paramount between 8 p.m. and midnight. Surveillance video of armed robbers inside a Circle K store in Bellflower, Calif. Jan. 17, 2022. (LLN) According to Long Beach police and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, a Circle K was hit in Bellflower, along with a 7-Eleven store in Long Beach, a Ruby’s Liquor store in Long Beach, and another two 7-Eleven stores in Paramount. According to the sheriff’s department, the Bellflower robbery occurred at 11:58 p.m. at a Circle K in the 17200 block of Downey Avenue. Three Black male suspects, possibly in their 30s, armed with a gun and wearing ski masks, entered the store and demanded cash from the register. The suspects fled in a older white-colored four-door Mercedes. The suspects in one of the 7-Eleven store … [Read more...] about Multiple Convenience Stores Hit By Armed Robbers In Bellflower, Long Beach, Paramount
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Ukrainian servicemen walk past a minefield warning sign on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists near Luganske in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. Photo: Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images Over the past few months, Russia has amassed tens of thousands of soldiers, along with tanks, artillery and other materiel near its border with Ukraine in what U.S. intelligence (and much of the world) has interpreted as a buildup in preparation for an invasion. At the same time, online propaganda and disinformation activity has increased , as have cyberattacks on Ukrainian targets, including one that took down several government websites on Friday. It is no coincidence that these ominous activities look strikingly similar to the leadup to Russia’s 2014 invasion of its weaker neighbor, in which it annexed Crimea and launched the still-ongoing insurgency by Moscow-backed separatists in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. Indeed, if Russia does send troops into Ukraine in the … [Read more...] about Is Another Russian Invasion of Ukraine Inevitable?
Presented by Facebook Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Tuesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each day this week: Monday, 850,605; Tuesday, 851,730. U.S. fatalities from COVID-19 have risen more than 5 percent in one month, based on available data. As public health experts prepare for 1 million COVID-19 deaths, journalists and Boston University collaborated for a USA Today series that disclosed some counties in the South and the West that underreported the number of people dying from the coronavirus. The time to vote — or at least stage a real debate — is nigh for … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Voting rights week for Democrats (again)
IDYLLWILD (CBSLA) – A magnitude-3.5 earthquake struck near Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains of Riverside County late Monday night. A magnitude-3.5 earthquake struck near Idyllwild, Calif., on Jan. 17, 2022. (U.S. Geological Survey) The earthquake hit at 11:39 p.m., about six miles northwest of the Idyllwild, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It occurred at a depth of 7.2 miles. As of 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, more than 500 people reported feeling the quake through the USGS’s “Did You Feel It?” platform. It was felt as far south as San Diego County, as far west as Huntington Beach and Palmdale, as far north as San Bernardino. There were no reported injuries. On Jan. 7, a magnitude-3.5 earthquake shook near the Fillmore community of Ventura County. … [Read more...] about Magnitude-3.5 Quake Rattles Idyllwild
HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA) – A man was shot and killed by Huntington Park police just after midnight Tuesday. Jan. 18, 2022. (CBSLA) The shooting occurred at 12:03 a.m. Tuesday in the 6400 block of Santa Fe Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A suspect was shot by Huntington Beach police and died at the scene. No officers were hurt. The suspect’s name was not immediately released. The circumstances that lead up to the shooting were unclear. There was no word on whether the suspect was armed. The sheriff’s department is assisting in the investigation. … [Read more...] about Huntington Park Police Shoot, Kill Suspect
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The coldest air of the season has arrived. South Florida awoke to temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s Tuesday morning. Despite all the winter sunshine, highs will struggle to reach 70 degrees in the afternoon. Most neighborhoods will remain in the upper 60s. READ MORE: Kendis Gibson Joins CBSMiami As Morning Co-Anchor (CBS4) READ MORE: Students, Staff Return To James Rickards Middle School Campus In Oakland Park Tuesday night will be chilly again not quite as cold with temperatures mostly in the low to mid-50s across South Florida. As winds begin to shift out of the east on Wednesday, our temperatures will increase to the mid-70s. By Thursday and Friday morning we’ll wake up with the mid to upper 60s and highs will be in the upper 70s. MORE NEWS: 5 Shot, 1 Died In Shooting Outside NW Miami-Dade Bar The rain chance is on the rise late week into the weekend ahead of our next cold front. Spotty showers will be possible on Friday. … [Read more...] about Miami Weather: Really Chilly Morning, Sunny Afternoon
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A San Francisco woman who had her car’s front license plate stolen uncovered much more than her property when she went searching for it on Monday. KPIX 5 first reported on thieves targeting license plates in San Francisco on Saturday. Crooks are screwing them onto cars of the same make and model. Katie Lyons found multiple parking citations online in the last week, when she went to pay for a legitamate ticket. READ MORE: COVID: Lower Levels Of Viral RNA In Wastewater May Signal Turning Point In Surge She decided to circle the Nob Hill area where the driver had been ticketed, and came across her stolen plate on an identical Audi Q5 on California Street near Leavenworth Street. “It’s sophisticated – they stole a white Audi, they found a white Audi, stole the license plate, put it on a white Audi, and who knows what they’ve been doing with that white Audi,” said Lyons. Detectives found tools, including several long screwrdrivers, inside what turned … [Read more...] about SF Citizen Detective Finds Her Missing License Plate on Identical Car Stolen From Another Resident
Three teenage boys were killed in Southern California when the car they were in struck a curb, collided with a fence and rolled over on an embankment, authorities said. The single-vehicle crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday near an intersection in Pasadena, according to the California Highway Patrol. Preliminary reports that the 2005 Honda plunged off an elevated section of nearby Interstate 210 were inaccurate, the highway patrol said. The sedan came to rest upside-down on a sidewalk underneath the highway overpass. The 17-year-old driver and 16-year-old passenger died at the scene and another 17-year-old passenger died at a hospital, officials said. The cause is under investigation. … [Read more...] about 3 teenagers killed in car crash near Los Angeles
The X17 was an express bus linking Staten Island to Midtown Manhattan. It made 85 stops, 66 of them before even leaving Staten Island. Total distance? Nearly 40 miles. Total drive time? The schedule said 2 hours 33 minutes, but closer to three hours was often more like it. “When people’s eyebrows go up, we tell them you could fly to Florida in less time,” said Tony Ventimiglia, a bus dispatcher. “And you certainly can.” The X17’s leisurely path across Staten Island underscored the inefficient and outdated bus network that crisscrosses New York City, the largest municipal bus system in the nation. Mounting frustrations over crawling service, endless delays and routes that simply do not get commuters where they need to go have led to a bus crisis , sending riders fleeing to the equally failing subway and onto crowded roads — worsening the city’s gridlock. Bus ridership declined to 725 million rides in 2017, down from 843 million in 2006. Now, transit officials are … [Read more...] about This Commuter Bus Took Nearly 3 Hours to Get to Manhattan. It Was the Express.
Finally. The Second Avenue subway opened in New York City on Sunday, with thousands of riders flooding into its polished stations to witness a piece of history nearly a century in the making. They descended beneath the streets of the Upper East Side of Manhattan to board Q trains bound for Coney Island in Brooklyn. They cheered. Their eyes filled with tears. They snapped selfies in front of colorful mosaics lining the walls of the stations. It was the first day of 2017, and it felt like a new day for a city that for so long struggled to build this sorely needed subway line. In a rare display of unbridled optimism from hardened New Yorkers, they arrived with huge grins and wide eyes, taking in the bells and whistles at three new stations. “I was very choked up,” Betsy Morris, 70, said as she rode the first train to leave the 96th Street station, at noon. “How do you explain something that you never thought would happen? It’s going to change the way everybody lives as far as … [Read more...] about As Second Avenue Subway Opens, a Train Delay Ends in (Happy) Tears