Monday, January 20, 2014
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters say they expect full containment Wednesday in a wildfire near Los Angeles that destroyed several homes. The LA County Fire Department said the fire was 78 percent contained as of last night. Hundreds of residents who fled the blaze returned home Saturday evening as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired. Officials cautioned that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man has surrendered in Florida in connection with the slaying of his wife in Southern California. Hillsborough County deputies say Edly Albert Atherley surrendered Saturday to FBI agents in Tampa. Atherley was wanted on a federal arrest warrant connected to the death of his wife in San Bernardino in November.
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a San Bernardino County deputy shot and wounded a 16-year-old boy armed with a hammer and a sharp object in a confrontation with his brother. Sheriff's detectives said gunshots were fired in Highland Saturday night when the boy attempted to attack the deputy. The teen's family told KCAL-TV the boy was shot three times and suffered damage to his liver, kidney and stomach. They said the teen and his brother were in a heated argument, and a relative called 911 to help break up the fight.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspicious device found on a bus last night forced authorities to close a Los Angeles freeway connector road and a nearby street as the bomb squad investigated. The LA Times says the closure backed up traffic on the southbound 110 Freeway through downtown. The bomb squad determined the device wasn't dangerous.