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Several Streets In Los Angeles, Santa Monica To Close For LA Marathon

Several road closures will be in effect this weekend for the ASICS LA Marathon, which takes place Sunday, March 9.

CBS Los Angeles–03/04/2014

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26-Year-Old Woman Killed After Suspected Drunk Driver Collides Into Spun-Out Vehicle

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after his car collided with another car, that had spun-out, on a rain-slicked freeway near Dodger Stadium, killing the spun-out driver.

03/01/2014

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Study: Prenatal Exposure To Air Pollution May Reduce Newborns’ Skull Size

Researchers say pregnant women living near freeways or other places with high concentrations of air pollution may be at greater risk of delivering a baby with a smaller head.

02/19/2014

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Dim Traffic Sensors Dull How ‘Smart’ Local Freeways Are

Buried under thousands of miles of pavement are 27,000 traffic sensors that are supposed to help troubleshoot commutes and maintenance needs on some of the nation’s most heavily used roadways.

11/26/2013

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SoCal Edison Crews Hauling Toxic Waste From Nuclear Power Plant On Freeways

Food, gas, furniture, clothing … you name it, it moves along the freeway.

11/04/2012

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LA Preps For Freeway Closure And ‘Carmageddon II’

“Carmageddon II” — the sequel — is coming to one of the nation’s most crowded freeways, and authorities are hoping its subtitle won’t be “The Traffic Strikes Back.”

09/23/2012

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Report: Congested Freeways Cost Drivers $100 Billion A Year In Wasted Fuel, Time

Sitting in traffic is costing Southern Californians a lot of money.

03/26/2012

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Not So Bad, SoCal: Average Morning Commute 17th-Worst In US

Drivers in the L.A.-Long Beach-Santa Ana region sit in traffic for an average of 28.1 minutes to get to work — only 17th-worst in the nation.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/22/2011

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Feds: Border Patrol Checkpoints On SoCal Freeways To Curb Trafficking

Federal officials say several of the Southland’s biggest freeways are being used as preferred routes for human trafficking.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/01/2011

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What Are The Most-Ticketed Freeways In The Southland?

What do you think are the most-ticketed spots on Southland freeways? Take our poll or leave a comment with your best guess!

05/05/2011

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Cold Winds Putting Big Chill On The Golden State

Cold blasts of wind hit California on Wednesday in the trail of a storm that dumped more rain and snow on the soggy state but failed to trigger significant new mudflows.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/29/2010

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Study: Living Near Freeways Doubles Infant Autism Risk

Researchers say children born to parents living within 1,000 feet of a freeway are two times as likely to have autism.

12/16/2010