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LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — More than 100 units at a Long Beach storage facility were damaged in a third-alarm fire, authorities said Monday. The blaze was reported at 11:50 p.m. Sunday at the Extra Space Storage facility in the 2000 block of West Wardlow Road, Long Beach Firefighter Jake Heflin said. The fire was declared a third alarm at 12:17 a.m. All the materials stored constituted “an extra fuel load” feeding the blaze, Heflin said. Salvage and overhaul operations were underway by 4:15 a.m., Heflin said. Firefighters are expected to be on the scene past sunrise pouring more water on the building to cool its contents and put out hot spots. One firefighter suffered a shoulder injury while battling the blaze and was treated at a hospital and released, Heflin said. Firefighters were concerned about the building collapsing, Heflin said. Arson investigators were on the scene. (© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
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Third-Alarm Fire Tears Through Long Beach Storage Units
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A driver is in critical condition following an early morning crash on the Upper East Side. It happened around 1 a.m. Monday on Park Avenue at East 84th Street. A black sedan crashed into a construction area after hitting a silver SUV. The driver of the sedan was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. The driver and passenger inside the SUV were also taken to the hospital in stable condition. The construction scene was not active at the time of the crash, but investigators are still trying to figure out what happened and do believe right now that speed may have been a factor, CBS2’s Magdalena Doris reported. The crash closed Park Avenue from 86th to 84th streets southbound for hours, but all lanes have since reopened.
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Disturbing new details describe how boyfriend of since-fired microbiology professor Wyndham Lathem was stabbed 70 times in Chicago
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BRENTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said a 45-year-old teacher at Brentwood School was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student at the school, Dr. Aimee Palmitessa was arrested by Los Angeles police about 10 a.m. Friday, according to L.A. County jail records. She was booked on a felony statutory rape charge and released on $230,000 bail on Friday afternoon, according to jail records. Palmitessa is scheduled for arraignment next month. Palmitessa — reportedly a chemistry teacher — was placed on administrative leave according to a statement released by Dr. Mike Riera the head of the school. “The LAPD did not share additional information with us, such as the nature of the inappropriate relationship or the identity of the minor student. We immediately placed Dr. Palmitessa on leave,” Riera said. “We were shocked and distressed to receive the news of these allegations. As always, our primary concern is the safety, health and well- being of our students. To that end we will do everything we can to cooperate with the official police investigation,” Riera said. Brentwood School is an elite K-12 coed school in Brentwood. Tuition reportedly runs about $40,000 a year. (©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)
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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (CBSLA.com) — The all-star team from the Santa Margarita National Little League suffered its first loss of the summer Sunday — and it was a big one. Tje team lost 16-0 and to add insult to injury, they were also no-hit by their North State Little counterparts. League. The loss in the modified double-elimination tournament in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania puts Rancho Santa Margarita-based Santa Margarita in a must-win situation Monday when it faces the all-star team from the Holbrook Little League. The loser will be eliminated while the winner will play Tuesday against the winner of Monday’s game between the Northwest Region champion, the Walla Walla Valley all-stars, and the New England champion, the all-star team from the Fairfield American Little League. Santa Margarita was 17-0 in its five tournaments before Sunday, including a 9-0 victory over the all-star team from the Walla Walla Valley Little League in round one play on Friday. The game was called after five innings because of the mercy rule. North State had 18 hits off four Santa Margarita pitchers. All but one of North State’s 13 players had at least one hit. Santa Margarita was held to two base runners. Bobby Gray walked with one out in the fourth and Nick Haddad walked with one out in the fifth. Gray was the only Santa Margarita runner to advance to second as he went to second on a passed ball by North State catcher Jacob Calder. (©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)
SOUTH GATE (CBSLA.com) — Police arrested one man and are searching for three others believed to have broken into a South Gate home following an armed robbery Sunday. Whittier police responded to a call of an armed robbery at a cell phone store Sunday evening. The suspects led authorities on a short pursuit in a silver Honda to a home om McKinley Avenue, on the border of Downey and South Gate. Neighboring homes were evacuated. It was unclear if the homeowner was inside with the suspects at the time of this report.
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – When Father Brian Jordan first learned of the 9/11 terror attacks, he rushed to ground zero with holy water and brass knuckles. “I was going to bless the people of God with the holy water, and if any of the attackers were coming back, I was going to give them a little bit of retaliation with the brass knuckles,” he tells WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell. Find more 50th anniversary special features here , and be sure to follow the station on Facebook and Twitter . On September 23, the priest got his first glimpse of what became known as the ground zero cross – a cross-like beam structure that fell within the ruins. “We interpret this to be a cross, a sign from God that God never abandoned us at ground zero,” he says. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS Newsradio 880) Fr. Jordan served as the ground zero chaplain and guardian of the cross. He’s also the author of “The Ground Zero Cross,” which pays tribute to those who have worked at ground zero and fought to preserve the cross. At St. Francis College in Brooklyn, he is a tireless advocate for immigrants and strives to foster unity. He tells Haskell that ignorance is not bliss.
Seven months into his presidency, President Trump is shifting his focus to “America’s longest war” with an announcement Monday; scientists and amateur astronomers are getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime sky show when parts of the nation will fall into shadow Monday during a rare solar eclipse.
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