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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Los Angeles.

Friday
Oct172014

Mountain Biker Hospitalized in Serious Condition

(LOS ANGELES) -- A mountain biker was hospitalized Thursday night after an injury in Brentwood.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, crews responded to help the injured biker at trails near 17500 Mulholland Drive.

The victim was hospitalized in serious condition.


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Friday
Oct172014

Superintendent John Deasy Quits over Tech Problems 

(LOS ANGELES) -- Embattled Los Angeles Schools Superintendent John Deasy stepped down Thursday over two bold technology projects that failed to take flight.

Deasy was the driving force behind a $1.3 billion iPad initiative that screeched to a sudden halt last summer when it was alleged that he and others had links to Apple and Pearson, the suppliers for the iPads' curriculum materials. The program is now under investigation.

Meanwhile, another project called MisSIS, a $130 million student record system, didn't get off the ground either. As a result, students at one high school were left in academic limbo for weeks this fall before they eventually got their class assignments.

Another issue that may have compelled Deasy to quit was his battle with the teacher's union over his support of a court ruling that effectively did away with tenure in the state.

In his resignation letter, Deasy chose to focus on his accomplishments since being hired in 2011, citing improved graduation and attendance in Los Angeles schools and higher math and English scores.


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Friday
Oct172014

At Least Two Injured After Vehicle Crashes into Apartment Building

(LOS ANGELES) -- At least two people were injured Thursday night when a vehicle crashed into an apartment building in Los Angeles.

The crash was reported around 9:15 p.m. on the 20400 block of Saticoy Street.

Building and Safety personnel also responded to the scene to assess the structural integrity of the damaged building.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Erik Scott said two people were taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.


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Thursday
Oct162014

Police Investigating Fatal Shooting of 22-Year-Old

(LOS ANGELES) -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday night.

The Los Angeles Police Department says a 22-year-old was shot near the 2200 block of South 8th Avenue around around 9 p.m.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he died.

The suspect is described as a black teen between the ages of 16 and 18. His car is described as a blue SUV.

Anyone with information can call West Bureau Homicide Detectives at 213-382-9470. 


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Thursday
Oct162014

Police Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver who Struck Eight-Year-Old

(LOS ANGELES) -- Authorities are looking for the suspect in a hit-and-run that injured an eight-year-old boy.

The Los Angeles Police Department says the crash took place on Orchard Avenue north of Washington Boulevard on October 8 around 8 p.m.

The victim was hospitalized in stable condition.

Police say the suspect's car is described as a white pick-up truck with black steps on the cab.

Anyone with information can call Investigator Willmon at 213-473-0234.


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