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From tragedy to triumph, a shift to remember for Anaheim Fire & Rescue personnel

For Anaheim firefighters, it was a work shift of epic swings, from the darkest of tragedies to the most joyful of outcomes. The 24-hour period beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19 captures how...

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HBPD to help homeless man ‘get out of the dirt’

For 17 years, Richard was an invisible neighbor. Nestled at the bottom of an embankment on Edinger Avenue near Beach Boulevard, his home was a small collection of belongings and dirt-caked...

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Garden Grove Police chaplain: ‘I never have bad dreams….That’s how I know this is a calling’

A 10-year-old girl is missing. “Are you OK?” James Scheller asks her grandmother, who called cops just before 3 p.m. on a recent weekday. Amber was supposed to be picked up after school by her...

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Incoming Garden Grove police chief: ‘I love this place. I’ve spent my whole adult life here’

Todd Elgin was getting ready to make the dreaded drive to Los Angeles International Airport with his wife to accompany their youngest of three children off to college when he got the phone...

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Westminster PD welcomes four recruits to its ranks

Four new police officers will start patrolling Westminster streets this month. Officers Marcela Lopez, Dan Masek, Malcom Pierson and Andy Travis were among the 35 graduates of the Golden West...

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HBPD encourages bar patrons to ‘know their limit’  

  Gary Baker exhaled a slow, steady breath into the breathalyzer and waited. A .104 flashed on the screen. Over the limit. No arrest followed, no drunken driving charge. The...

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Dramatic 911 call captures dispatcher giving life-saving instructions to harried new father

“Is the baby breathing?” “No.” “Ok. Listen to me carefully, OK?” A dramatic 911 call released by Anaheim Fire & Rescue on Tuesday captures a life-and-death situation last year when...

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‘I owe my life to these fine people,’ writes stabbing victim

Adan Pufellis is still trying to wrap his mind around what happened to him in the early morning hours of Aug. 24. It was nearly 2 a.m, and he remembers being in the drive-through lane of the Del...

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New sergeant keeping watch in Cypress

The Cypress Police Department has tapped one of their own to serve as the department’s newest watch commander. Scott Ausmus, 32, was recently promoted to sergeant after serving nine years with...

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Anaheim police chief Raul Quezada: 'You have to communicate'

Raul Quezada peels a small bandage off his right arm. The Anaheim police chief didn’t hurt himself. Rather, he just donated blood. The removal of the Band-Aid is an apt metaphor for what Quezada...

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