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Cal-ISO Issues ‘Flex Alert’ Amid Heat Wave

State energy officials Tuesday issued a “flex alert” urging residents to conserve electricity amid a heat wave expected to linger in the Southland for the rest of the week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/30/2015

Riverside Police say Rodolfo DeHoyos scammed nearly 80 businesses pretending to be a disability inspector. (credit: CBS)

Riverside Police Accuse Man Of Scamming Small Businesses Nearly $150K As Phony Disabilities Inspector

Rodolfo DeHoyos is accused of using the Americans with Disabilities Act to scare the owners and get them to turn over lots of cash.

05/07/2015

Two women pretended to be animal cruelty officers and took off with this Echo Park man's dog. (credit: LAPD)

LAPD Warns Public About New, Sophisticated Dognapping Scheme

The police are also asking for the public’s help to try to nab the scam artists.

04/23/2015

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Rancho Cucamonga Residents Targets Of Scam Artist Pretending To Be Deputy

Authorities are asking Rancho Cucamonga residents to be aware of a scam artist who is pretending to be a sheriff’s deputy.

02/21/2015

Jen Levinson knew she was being scammed by the "DEA" when they asked her for money. (credit: CBS)

Only On 2: Local Woman Gets Threatening Call From DEA But It’s All A Scam

Jen Levinson received a “call” from the DEA telling her that she was facing arrest.

02/20/2015

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LAPD On High Alert After Violent Crime Spike In South LA

There have been six shootings in two days, including one Tuesday morning involving a 13-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet at a bus stop.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/10/2015

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Lawmakers, Activists Rally In Favor Of Hit-And-Run Alert System

Lawmakers Wednesday unveiled a joint effort to reduce hit-and-run crimes with an Amber Alert-style system to help authorities apprehend those who flee the scene of a traffic collision.

07/23/2014

The LAPD is looking for this man. (credit: LAPD)

Police Hunt Man Suspected In Sexual Assault On Woman In Valley Home

Police say the man cut a window screen and climbed through the victim’s window.

07/10/2014

Officials say a proposed system to alert drivers of a severe or fatal hit-and-run would resemble the current Amber Alert system.

City Council Approves Alert System For Deadly Hit-And-Run Crashes

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that calls for a new system to send out alerts when a vehicle description is available following a serious or fatal hit-and-run incident.

05/28/2014

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Mother Arrested, Boy Safe Following Long Beach Amber Alert

Authorities Monday cancelled an Amber Alert that was issued following the apparent abduction of a 12-year-old boy in Long Beach, according to officials.

03/10/2014

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2M Residents Receive Emergency Email, Texts In ‘AlertOC’ Test

An estimated 2 million residents in Orange County took part in the county’s regional mass notification system test Tuesday.

09/24/2013

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Rialto Boy, 2, Found Safe Following Alleged Abduction

Authorities on Wednesday asked the public for help in locating a 2-year-old Rialto boy who was allegedly abducted by his biological mother during a supervised visit.

09/05/2012

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US Gov’t To Use Text Messaging For Extreme Weather Alerts

You could soon start receiving text messages from the U.S. government in response to potential weather emergencies.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/14/2012

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LA On Heightened Alert For Anniversary Of Osama Bin Laden’s Death

Police in Los Angeles and across the country went into a heightened state of alert Monday night, the day before the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death.

04/30/2012

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Security Beefed Up At LAX Following Bin Laden’s Death

Passengers at LAX and other airports around the country are facing a travel alert Monday morning after the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/02/2011

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