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  1. U.S. commuters spend about 42 hours a year stuck i...Read the original story

    Aug 26, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A strong economy and cheap gas have put more motorists on U.S. roads, leading to the worst-ever traffic congestion and forcing the average urban commuter to waste about 42 hours a year stuck in traffic jams, a report released on Wednesday said. The Texas Transportation Institute report estimates U.S. highway congestion costs $160 billion a year, including from lost productivity, gas burned while idling in traffic and additional wear and tear on vehicles.


  2. Man charged with capital murder in shotgun ambush ...Read the original story

    Jul 29, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday filed capital murder charges against a man accused of using a shotgun to ambush a woman with whom he had a business dispute, shooting her in the head as she walked to dinner near Hollywood's tourist hub. Ezeoma Chigozie Obioha, 31, was arraigned on one count of murder with the special circumstances of lying in wait and murder for financial gain, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.


  3. Los Angeles police shoot man apparently firing gun...Read the original story

    Jul 25, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Police in Los Angeles shot and killed a man who was apparently brandishing a handgun and firing shots into the air on a busy street, authorities said on Friday. Police were called to a stretch of Ventura Boulevard, a major thoroughfare in the San Fernando Valley, after receiving reports of a man firing a gun on Friday afternoon while the area was packed with cars and shoppers, Los Angeles police said in a brief statement on social media.


  4. Police probe shotgun slaying of woman near Hollywo...Read the original story

    Jul 6, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Homicide detectives searched for clues on Monday to the unsolved shotgun slaying of a woman who was walking along the street a few blocks from the heart of Hollywood's tourist hub, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The woman was killed on Sunday night when a gunman walked up behind the victim and shot her in the upper body as she was strolling with a male companion near Sunset Boulevard, an LAPD spokeswoman said.


  5. Vendors in Los Angeles parks may be forced to move...Read the original story

    May 3, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Lourdes Segura and Teresa De Leon, sitting on folding chairs by a playground at a Los Angeles park, have neatly set out anything a child might want, from tiny firework snappers that crackle on pavement to Doritos chips. The unlicensed vendors keep a sharp eye out for customers, but seem barely concerned about police.


  6. Family sues over southern California college hazin...Read the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    The family of a southern California university student who died on a grueling hike during an initiation rite for a fraternity sued officials from the college and the fraternity on Wednesday, accusing them of negligence. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on the one-year anniversary of the death of 19-year-old Armando Villa, a student at California State University, Northridge.


  7. Los Angeles police shoot unarmed man who raised to...Read the original story

    Jun 20, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded an unarmed man after he raised his towel-wrapped hand at officers who thought he was brandishing a gun, a department spokeswoman said on Saturday. The man, in his 30s, was walking on a busy street in the Los Feliz neighborhood and "appeared to be in distress" when police approached him around 6:30 p.m. local time on Friday, Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Rosario Herrera said.


  8. Rapper 'The Game' turns self in over fight with of...Read the original story

    Jun 9, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    U.S. rapper "The Game" turned himself in to Los Angeles police on Monday after hitting an off-duty officer during a pickup basketball game earlier this year, a police official said. Jayceon Terrell Taylor, a native of Compton, California, surrendered around noon over the March 29 incident where he punched the officer during a scrimmage at Hollywood High School, said Los Angeles police spokesman Mike Lopez.


  9. Man arrested in massive Los Angeles arson fireRead the original story

    May 27, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A 56-year-old man has been arrested on arson charges in connection with a massive fire late last year that destroyed a Los Angeles apartment complex under construction and damaged three nearby buildings, police said on Wednesday. Dawud Abdulwali was taken into custody on Tuesday and booked on arson charges, Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department said.


  10. Retrofitting L.A.'s water system for earthquakes c...Read the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Retrofitting Los Angeles' water infrastructure to better withstand a major earthquake could cost up to $15 billion over the next 20 years, the city's water engineers said in a report released on Monday. The report prepared last fall looked at the cost of retrofitting the city's entire massive system, with 7,200 miles of pipe, something water officials say they are unlikely to do, but it provides a starting point as the city looks to shore up its aging infrastructure.


  11. Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads guilty to sexual...Read the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Former National Football League star Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges filed in Arizona on Monday and was sentenced to nine years in prison shortly before facing more sex crime charges in a Los Angeles courtroom. Sharper, 39, was accused of raping two women after spiking their drinks at a Tempe, Arizona, apartment in November 2013.


  12. New York real estate scion Durst agrees to extradition on murder chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    New York real estate scion Robert Durst agreed on Monday to be extradited to Los Angeles County from New Orleans to face a charge of first-degree murder in the 2000 death of a longtime friend. Durst, who is the subject of a six-part HBO documentary series called "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," has maintained his innocence.


  13. Two Los Angeles police suffer minor injuries in sh...Read the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Two Los Angeles police officers suffered minor injuries on Sunday when they were shot at while traveling through south Los Angeles, police and local media reported. The Los Angeles Police Department on its Twitter feed urged citizens to avoid the area around Broadway and 65th Street in the Florence neighborhood in south Los Angeles, which footage posted online showed to be an active crime scene, swarming with police vehicles and heavily armed SWAT teams.


  14. Convicted drug dealer pleads innocent in murder of...Read the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A convicted drug dealer pleaded not guilty on Thursday to murdering a Hollywood studio executive whose remains were found buried in the California desert last year, and a defense lawyer said he would prove the case was "mutual combat," not homicide. John Lenzie Creech, who is already serving an eight-year prison term for sale of a controlled substance, was ordered back to court on March 26 for further proceedings in the high-profile case surrounding the murder of Gavin Smith.


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