Osceola County Deputy David Crawford Charged After Jean Barreto Is ‘Cooked Alive’ in Florida Taser Arrest

A Florida deputy has been charged after allegedly tasing a suspect who was pumping gas, touching off a fireball that caused third-degree burns across more than 75 percent of the man’s body, authorities announced Thursday. Jean Louis Barreto, 26, has been in the hospital and had six surgeries since the Feb. 27 incident, in which … Read more

Glendale: Chevy Chase Canyon ‘evacuation alert’ sent to cellphones across SoCal was a drill, officials say

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) — A Glendale “public safety alert” that was sent to cellphones and other mobile devices across Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Saturday morning was part of a drill, officials said. The notification, which was sent shortly after 9 am, urged residents of Chevy Chase Canyon to “safely evacuate your home and … Read more

Los Angeles: Large brush fire burning next 118 Freeway in Granada Hills shuts down several lanes; 2nd fire burning in Porter Ranch

GRANADA HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Crews were battling two brush fires burning alongside the 118 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley Friday night, including one burning dangerously near homes. The California Highway Patrol shut down several lanes of the eastbound side of the freeway near Hayvenhurst Avenue in Granada Hills. Drivers should expect delays … Read more

How to Build Your Own ‘Smokeless’ Fire Pit

photo: The Image Party (shutterstock) Fire pits are often considered an inviting part of outdoor spaces—but sometimes the smoke they create is less than inviting. Whether the lingering smell on your coat or in your hair is a nuisance, or you happen to be the person who always seems to be sitting where the wind … Read more