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California man sentenced in laser pointer incident

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – A Central California man accused of pointing a high-powered laser at a police helicopter has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said a judge issued the […]

03/10/2014

Man fell or jumped from helicopter in Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH (CNS) – A 60-year-old man fell or jumped from a helicopter today near the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and died at a hospital. The fall was initially reported by a Huntington Beach […]

11/05/2013

In this Dec. 7,2012 file photo, Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba reacts to the crowd as he performs during a concert in Bangalore, India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Guns N’ Roses proposal prompts police probe

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are investigating whether employees went too far for reportedly helping the guitarist of Guns N’ Roses execute a grand romantic gesture. Daren Jay “DJ” Ashba posted a photo […]

08/12/2013

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American Heroes Air Show

Here’s a great way to spend part of the weekend — and it’s free. The American Heroes Air Show at Hansen Dam is part of the nation’s premier free aviation event to profile helicopters’ crucial […]

06/28/2013

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2 arrested for pointing lasers at helicopter

ALHAMBRA (CNS) – Two Alhambra men were in custody today for allegedly pointing a laser device at a police helicopter. Joel Reyna, 30, and Aram Yashu, 32, were booked on suspicion of obstructing an aircraft, […]

05/07/2013

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6 boys stuck hiking in LA, airlifted out uninjured

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angles fire officials say six boys got stuck on a precarious hillside while hiking and had to be hoisted out by helicopter.

04/08/2013

1 dead in helicopter fire at airport

CORONA, Calif. (AP) – A pilot is dead after his helicopter exploded in flames at a Southern California airport refueling area. The Sunday night explosion at Corona Municipal Airport hurled shrapnel that punctured the side […]

11/26/2012

Mayor: Police helicopter refurbished before crash

ATLANTA (AP) – Officials say the Atlanta police helicopter that crashed over the weekend and killed two officers on board had been completely refurbished in recent years. Mayor Kasim Reed said at a news conference […]

11/05/2012

Pool system plan will reduce helicopter noise during Carmageddon

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Responding to residents’ complaints about excessive helicopter noise during last year’s “Carmageddon” closure of the San Diego (405) Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass, local television news stations announced today they will […]

09/26/2012

Man arrested for pointing laser at aircraft

NATIONAL CITY (CNS) – A 22-year-old National City man was facing criminal prosecution today for allegedly pointing a green laser at a police helicopter and possibly two commercial airliners as the aircraft were in flight, […]

09/06/2012

Smoking news copter emergency lands in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Southern California news helicopter with a smoking engine had to make an emergency landing in an empty parking lot in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement […]

08/28/2012