Fire breaks out at local church
No injuries reported
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A fire burned today in a church in South Los Angeles, a city fire official said.
The fire was reported at 4:18 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church located at 3220 W 48th St., near Crenshaw High School, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Rescuers arriving at the location reported the two-story building was engulfed in flames, Scott said.
"(Firefighters) quickly surrounded the building and are getting a good handle on (the) church fire,'' Scott said.
With 50 firefighters on the scene, the flames were under control in 24 minutes, Scott said.
No injuries were immediately reported.
Los Angeles police say two suspects have been arrested for the murder of 5-year-old Aaron Shannon, and are being held without bail. Leonard Hall Jr., 21, was taken into custody today (Friday) about at 2:10 a.m. at an apartment in the 200 block of West. 27th Str. Marcus Denson, 18, was arrested Thursday evening by Sheriff’s deputies in the 1100 block of East 83rd Street. Law enforcement officials say both suspects are active gang members.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Federal prosecutors were recommending that husband-and-wife pastors of a now defunct South Los Angeles church be sentenced today to more than a dozen years behind bars each for operating a power wheelchair fraud scheme that bilked Medicare out of about $6.6 million.
A rally focused on keeping Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center open will be held today at 10 a.m. at the center, 7625 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles.
Community members and workers rallying to save Kenyon say a plan by the presiding judge of L.A. County to shut down the South Los Angeles center and seven others would be a disservice to poor youth of color and their parents.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A 46-year-old man died after being punched multiple times outside a liquor store in South Los Angeles, police said today.
The assault occurred at 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, near Arlington Avenue, said Detective Gus Villanueva of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.