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  1. Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LOS ANGELES - Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of Parkinson's disease. He was 84. He died Monday in Los Angeles, Jones' publicist Richard Hoffman said Wednesday.

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  2. Los Angeles covers reservoir waters with 'shade balls'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 15 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles has been blackballed. The city has completed a program of covering open-air reservoirs with floating "shade balls" to protect water quality.

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  3. If USOC finds a new city, Boston debacle could be forgottenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the 2024 Olympics finally rolls around. That's still more than two years away, and the U.S. Olympic Committee has seven weeks to replace Boston with a more willing candidate - one that shows more enthusiasm for hosting the games, and can withstand the criticism and questions that will invariably come in a contest against Paris, Rome, Budapest and others.

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  4. California freeway bridge collapses, blocking Ariz. trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By ANDREW DALTON and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES - An elevated section of Interstate 10 collapsed Sunday amid heavy rains in the California desert, injuring one driver, stranding many others, and halting travel for thousands by cutting off both directions of a main corridor between Southern California and Arizona. "Interstate 10 is closed completely and indefinitely," said Terri Kasinga, spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation.

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  5. Remote part of I-10 collapses amid heavy rains in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By ANDREW DALTON and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES - An elevated section of Interstate 10 collapsed Sunday amid heavy rains in a remote desert area of California, cutting off traffic between the state and Arizona and leaving a driver injured. A bridge that carries the eastbound interstate about 15 feet above a normally dry wash about 50 miles west of the Arizona state snapped and ended up in the flooding water below, the California Highway Patrol said, blocking all traffic headed toward Arizona.

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  6. Rain calms California fire that jumped freeway, burned carsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By AMANDA LEE MYERS and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES - A wildfire that swept across a busy California freeway, sending people running for their lives, had calmed on Saturday, allowing some crews to be shifted to another blaze that forced hundreds of campers to evacuate, including a Girl Scout troop. Higher humidity and lower temperatures helped pacify the fire that burned over Interstate 15 on Friday in Cajon Pass, a mountainous area 55 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

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  7. California water wasters beware: #DroughtShaming on the riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By GILLIAN FLACCUS and JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Pssst. Ready to water that beautiful lush lawn of yours? The one that's the envy of the entire neighborhood.

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  8. 2nd lawsuit filed against Caitlyn Jenner in deadly crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A second lawsuit has been filed against Caitlyn Jenner in connection with a fatal, four-car accident in February on California's Pacific Coast Highway. The personal injury suit was filed Monday in LA Superior Court by Jessica Marie Steindorff, a talent manager who works in Hollywood.

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  9. Vincent Bugliosi, prosecutor in Manson trial, dies at 80Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Vincent Bugliosi, a prosecutor who parlayed his handling of the Charles Manson trial into a career as a bestselling author, has died, his son said Monday night. He was 80 years old.

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  10. Jenner's change a high-profile step for transgender movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES - The handsome, muscular Bruce Jenner, whose picture appeared on the Wheaties cereal box the year after he won the Olympic gold medal, is on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, only now as Caitlyn Jenner, an attractive woman in a strapless, white corset. Although not the first celebrity to transition from one gender to another in the public eye, Jenner lit up online media Monday when she tweeted a photo of the magazine cover along with the declaration that, at age 65, she's finally "living my true self."

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  11. Former quadriplegic runs, walks to show others they canRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES - The worst day of Aaron Baker's life wasn't when the then-20-year-old professional motocross racer crashed his bike one spring day in 1999, flew over the handlebars and hit the ground head-first, paralyzing him from the next down. No, the worst day came a year later when Baker's physical therapy ended.

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  12. Judge says Lohan in jeopardy if she fails court obligationRead the original story

    May 7, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan has only completed a tiny fraction of her remaining community service while on probation for a reckless driving case and will face "consequences" if she doesn't finish later this month, a Los Angeles judge warned Thursday. Judge Mark Young said he was concerned Lohan had managed to work fewer than 10 hours of 125 hours of service she was ordered to complete over three years.

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  13. 1920s silent film, Native American cast get due decades lateRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By DAVID WARREN Associated Press DALLAS - A long-lost silent film admired by historians as a rare visual account of Native American customs is being released after a private detective in North Carolina stumbled across a damaged copy. "The Daughter of Dawn" - first screened in Los Angeles in 1920 - features a large cast of Comanche and Kiowa people and shows scenes of buffalo hunting and ceremonial dances obscured by time.

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  14. Jayne Meadows, actress and TV personality, dies at 95Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES - Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated actress and TV personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was 95. Meadows died of natural causes Sunday at her home in the Encino, California, area, spokesman Kevin Sasaki said Monday.

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  15. Hurdles in 'Suge' Knight case: Hesitant witness, fuzzy videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES - On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight's history of violence and intimidation. But a hearing this week that ended with a judge ordering Knight to stand trial showed the difficulty prosecutors will face if they hope to convict the Death Row Records co-founder.

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  16. Elusive mountain lion captivates LA then quickly vanishesRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON and JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES - A celebrity mountain lion transformed a wealthy hillside neighborhood into a paparazzi-like scene of scrambling photographers before eluding everyone Tuesday and quietly slipping away. The 125-pound beast, easily recognizable by the collar and ear tag wildlife officials placed on him a few years ago, has been seen from time to time roaming the hillsides overlooking downtown Los Angeles.

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  17. Official: Cougar has left crawl space under Los Angeles homeRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON Associated Press LOS ANGELES - A celebrity mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge for bean bags, tennis balls and prods has wandered out on its own, wildlife officials said Tuesday. A thorough check turned up no sign of the big cat known as P-22 under the residence in the hilly Los Feliz neighborhood, said Lt.

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  18. Officials try to see if cougar is still camped under houseRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LOS ANGELES - Wildlife officials are trying to find out if a celebrity mountain lion that spent much of Monday lounging under a Los Angeles house is still there or if it wandered back to a nearby park. Janice Mackey of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says a preliminary check early Tuesday turned up no sign of the big cat under the home in the hilly Los Feliz neighborhood.

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  19. Natural causes or accident likely in Getty heir deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home from was most likely natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said. Neither the coroner nor police had officially identified the man, but a statement from 47-year-old Andrew Getty's parents, Ann and Gordon Getty, confirmed it was him.

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  20. Coroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By ROBERT JABLON and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES - The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said. The death appeared to be from natural causes, Los Angeles County coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said, but it has been initially called an accident because of medication found at the scene.

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