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Riverside County Sheriff’s are actively trying to recover a handgun they say was stolen Friday evening from a patrol car. The theft took place inside a car parked outside a pizza restaurant at Van Buren Boulevard and Wood Road, said authorities. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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He might be a Tennessee native, but Huell Howser is as tied to Southern Californian as the Hollywood sign. The white-haired host recently announced that he was hanging up his mic and retiring from the local airwaves. His “California’s Gold” on KCET has been a staple on local TV for decades. Suraya reports from Chapman University where Howser just donated his television archive and his library of 1,500 books. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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Police Tuesday said students at a Catholic school in Whittier are not in danger because of the principal’s stalker despite safety concerns raised by a former teacher. School and church officials admitted they should have informed people about the on-going investigation, but felt like there was no imminent threat or danger to the campus or the students. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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A teacher at a Catholic school in Whittier claims students could be in danger because of a man who is allegedly stalking the principal. The first grade instructor, who recently resigned from St. Bruno Catholic School, sent a mass email to parents about a supposed deranged suspect who has threatened the principal for a number of years. The Catholic school is scheduled to have a meeting with parents, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and other community members to discuss the teacher’s revelations. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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Preparations were underway in many Southland households for their turkey meal. Some last-minute shoppers were scrambling at grocery stores for the essentials: canned cranberry sauce, potatoes, turkey and gravy. The mad dash is on and the aisles are packed as last-minute shoppers stock up for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving meal. Suraya Fadel reports.

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More details emerged Tuesday about the four Southern California men charged with planning to kill Americans overseas and in the U.S. in a terrorist plot. The Four men have been arrested for allegedly plotting terror attacks for Al-Qaeda. Suraya Fadel reports

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A heartbroken mother is pleading with the public to help find the person who murdered her 22-year-old daughter. Bree’Anna Guzman was last seen alive the day after Christmas last year. The mother of two left her Lincoln Heights home on Humboldt Street and went to a Rite Aid a few blocks away. She never returned. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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Police are asking for the public’s help to track down an armed and dangerous man who may be linked to a murder and a string of robberies in Los Angeles. The suspect, dubbed the “Western Bandit”, is accused of nine armed robberies within the last year at businesses on Western Avenue from Los Feliz to South Los Angeles.

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Police are looking for a 33-year-old mother of two from La Crescenta who mysteriously disappeared Sunday. Megan DiPiazza was last seen between Sunland and La Crescenta. Detectives Tuesday found the woman’s purse and a goodbye note at her apartment. Investigators said there is no suspicious activity surrounding the disappearance. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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Swatting is an attempt to trick an emergency service (such as a 9-1-1 dispatcher) into dispatching an emergency response team. The name is derived from SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), one type of such team. Caller ID spoofing, social engineering, prank call and phone phreaking techniques may be combined. 911 systems (including telephony and human operators) have been tricked by calls placed from cities hundreds of miles away. The caller typically places a 911 call using a spoofed phone number with the goal of tricking emergency authorities into responding to an address with a SWAT team to an emergency that doesn’t exist. Suraya Fadel reports on a hot new trend of “swatting” famous individuals.

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