U.S. Local News

Below are links to news stories I’ve covered and filmed or edited while working for KCBS-TV Channel 2, Los Angeles and KCAL-TV Channel 9, Los Angeles. The video links courtesy of KCBS2/KCAL9.


Irvine Man Gets 21 Years To Life For DUI Crash That Killed Teen


An Orange County was sentenced to 21 years to life in state prison for causing a drunken driving accident that killed a 14-year-old girl. Randy Paige reports. (Credit CBS)


KNX 1070’s Randy Kerdoon Supports Typhoon Relief Efforts


KNX 1070’s Randy Kerdoon and others manned the phone lines during the CBSLA Telethon to raise funds for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. (Credit CBS)


Carjacking, Kidnapping Victim Drives Suspect To NoHo Police Station

KidnappingAuthorities nabbed a carjacking and kidnapping suspect after the alleged victim drove to a police station in North Hollywood. CBS2’s Adrianna Weingold reports. (Credit CBS)


Leyna Nguyen, Global Cuisines’ Gary Arabia Cook Up Thanksgiving Stuffing, Prime Rib

Turkey 2Global Cuisine’s Gary Arabia joined Leyna Nguyen on KCAL9 Tuesday to show viewers how to make stuffing and prime rib! (Credit CBS)


Leyna Nguyen, Global Cuisines’ Gary Arabia Cook Up Thanksgiving Turkey, Gravy!

Turkey 1Global Cuisine’s Gary Arabia joined Leyna Nguyen on KCAL9 Monday to show viewers how to cook a delicious turkey and gravy Thanksgiving guests will remember! (Credit CBS)


LAUSD Mulls Slowdown On iPad Rollout Follow Missteps

iPad MeetingThe Los Angeles Unified School District considered changes to its problematic iPad initiative Tuesday. CBS2’s Randy Paige reports. (Credit CBS) 


Only On CBS2: Woman Turns Tables On Stranger Trying To Extort Her

PHONE THREATAn Orange County woman was nearly victimized by a new phone scam, according to authorities. She opened up to CBS2’s Stacey Butler in a story Only On CBS2. (Credit CBS)


OC Residents Debate Idea Of Toll Lanes On I-405

toll road 1Residents of Orange County voiced their opinions over the idea of toll lanes on the 405 freeway. Stacey Butler reports. (Credit CBS)


Woman, 63, Found Murdered Inside Her Cypress Home

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The unidentified woman was found murdered in her home Thursday morning. Stacey Butler reports. (Credit CBS)


Riverside Woman Imprisoned After Shooting Dead Her Pimp Goes Free


A Riverside woman who has been imprisoned for 19 years, will soon have her first taste of freedom in nearly two decades. Melanie Woodrow reports. (Credit CBS)


Embattled Battery Recycling Plant Is Close To Closing Down

battery plant

Exide Technologies, the embattled battery recycling plant in Vernon, is on the verge of being shut down. Dave Bryan reports. (Credit CBS)


FBI Busts ATM Card Skimming Crime Ring

atm skimmingTwelve members of an organized criminal group operating in southern California have been charged for their roles in an ATM skimming conspiracy that victimized U.S. banks and customers, causing losses in the hundreds of thousands. Serene Branson reports. (Credit CBS)


Girl Suspected Of Threatening To Shoot Class Mates

twitter threatStudents at Lawndale High School say they know the student and the whole thing is a joke. Adrianna Weingold reports. (Credit CBS)


Police Investigate Hate Crime At Alhambra Home

hate crimeThe Alhambra Police Department Tuesday continued their investigation into a hate crime and vandalization at the home of an African American family. Kara Finnstrom reports. (Credit CBS)


Cal State Students Warned About Bathroom Peeper

PEEPINGFemale students are admittedly creeped out about the idea of a man photographing them while they’re in the bathroom. Rachel Kim reports. (Credit: CBS)


Hundreds Evacuated During Brentwood High-Rise Fire


A fire on the 11th-floor of a Brentwood high-rise was contained to just one apartment thanks to the work of around 100 firefighters. Dave Lopez reports. (Credit: CBS)


San Bernardino City Councilman Faces Criminal Charges

IE PHOTORobert David Jenkins, 37, has been charged with 18 felonies and 12 misdemeanors after he allegedly used a city-owned computer to place several “personal advertisements” on the Craigslist website seeking sex partners for two other people, according to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. (Credit: CBS)


Steve Harris: Are There Any Dodger Fans In LA?

BASEBALLSteve Harris continues searching for Dodgers fans in LA. Click on the video to see what he found. (Credit: KMOV)


Carjacking Victim Speaks Out After Brutal Beating

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A carjacking victim spoke out Friday after two teens were sentenced to home probation following his brutal beating. Brittney Hopper reports. (Credit: CBS)


First-Time Home Buyers Fear Gov’t Shutdown Could Hold Up Federal Housing Loan

home loanWith the federal government shutdown still in place, some worry the political impasse could affect first-time home buyers in the Southland who qualify for federal mortgage loans. KCAL9’s Michele Gile reports. (Credit: CBS)


Parents Of Boy Fatally Mauled By Pit Bulls Set The Record Straight


The parents of the 2-year-old killed by his grandmother’s pit bulls spoke to CBS2 Friday night. They don’t blame anyone for their son’s death calling it a tragic accident. Joy Benedict reports. (Credit: CBS)


Woman Uncovers Silver Linings While Battling Breast Cancer

CBS2’s Sandra Mitchell shines a light on a local nurse who has shared her personal journey with breast cancer with others going through the same experience. (Credit: CBS)


2 Elderly Women Mowed Down By Hit-And-Run Driver in Glendale

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One of the victims was gravely injured, another seriously hurt. Rachel Kim reports. (Credit: CBS)


LAPD Kicks Off National Bullying Prevention Month In Hollywood

school bullying

The Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday kicked off National Bullying Prevention Month in Hollywood. KCAL9’s Dave Lopez reports. (Credit: CBS)


2 Arrested After Boy, 2 Mauled To Death In Coulton Dog Attack

pit bull attackTwo people were arrested Tuesday after a 2-year-old boy was killed in a dog attack in San Bernardino County. Amber Lee reports. (Credit: CBS)


Calif. Attorney General: One Million Elementary School Students Truant Last Year


One million elementary school students were truant last year, costing the state an estimated $46 billion and starting students on a cycle directly linked to crime, social services and public health problems in later years, according to California Attorney General Kamala Harris. KCAL9’s Dave Lopez reports. (Credit: CBS)


Many Want To See WWII Hero Awarded Congressional Medal Of Honor Posthumously


Years after his death, there is now a push to award Pfc. Guy Gabaldon the Congressional Medal of Honor. CBS2’s Cristy Fajardo reports.(Credit: CBS)


Portions Of 405, 22 Freeways To Close For 20 Hours in OC

freeway closureOrange County residents are preparing for the 20-hour partial closure of multiple freeways, which has been dubbed the “Bridge Bash.” KCAL9’s Rachel Kim reports. (Credit: CBS)

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