Thursday, December 26, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police bomb squad officer rescued a man from his burning station wagon on Christmas. LAPD Officer Don Thompson was treated for serious injuries including first and second degree burns plus smoke inhalation after rescuing the man yesterday. Police say Thompson was heading to work on the 405 when he stopped his bomb squad truck and cut the unconscious man from his seatbelt.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 25-year-old woman visiting family for Christmas in South Los Angeles has been killed in a drive-by shooting. Los Angeles police say the woman was shot in the head in front of multiple family members outside the family home shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday. Authorities say the woman was visiting from Pomona and appeared to be an innocent bystander.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a student at a Central California high school has confessed to shooting a teacher during an attempted robbery on campus. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Tuesday the suspected shooter and three other boys involved have been arrested. Police say Edison High School teacher Steven Guerrero was shot last Thursday in the stomach and leg but will recover.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California temperatures hit near record highs Christmas day, and in at least one case broke a previous record. The National Weather Service says the high of 83 degrees at Long Beach Airport yesterday broke the old record of 81 degrees in 1972. A high of 82 degrees in downtown Los Angeles tied for the second warmest Christmas day.