In February 2018, Sheriff Amos joined the Epidemic Intelligence Council, formed by Orange County Social Services, which includes local and state agencies along with local news media and health care providers.,The Council was formed for information sharing, education and collaboration concerning the opioid epidemic.,Over the last 3 years, the Sheriff’s Office has been awarded grants for Naloxone injectors to help save the lives of opioid-related overdoses, giving victims another chance for sobriety.,In the last four years, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office began partnerships with the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, the DEA and Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.,This combination of local and federal resources works together to identify, target, arrest and convict individuals and organizations responsible for distributing and/or manufacturing illegal narcotics.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – KTLA5 news anchor Chris Burrous, who was found unconscious in a Glendale motel room and pronounced dead at a hospital in December, died of methamphetamine toxicity, authorities announced Friday.,Burrous’ death on Dec. 27 has been ruled accidental, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.,Police were contacted at 1:15 p.m. that day by a caller who said a man he was with at the Days Inn, 450 Pioneer Drive, had passed out and was possibly not breathing, according to Sgt. Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police Department.,Glendale firefighters found Burrous, 43, inside the motel room, not breathing, Suttles said.,In addition to methamphetamine toxicity, coroner’s officials say other contributing factors in Burrous’ death include hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular heart disease.

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The last few years have been lean for New York Mets fans as the team tries to recreate the magic that led to an exciting – if not improbable – run to the National League pennant in 2015.,Being a Mets fan in Los Angeles is not so different from following the club from any other baseball city.,While I would love to have the TV tuned to SNY 24/7 to get my content fix, there is one part of being a fan in Los Angeles that can never be taken for granted – the time change.,There are at least three games at Dodger Stadium each year and every so often the team will head to Anaheim to take on the Los Angeles Angels.,I guess at the end of the day, it may actually be easier to be a Mets fan in Los Angeles than a Dodgers fan. read more

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles City Council tentatively  passed an ordinance Tuesday that bans the sale and manufacturing of fur within city limits.,The ordinance bans the sale of products that use fur — such as handbags, shoes, hats, earmuffs and jewelry – within city limits.,Last September, the city council voted unanimously to direct the L.A. city attorney’s office to draft an ordinance outlining the ban.,San Francisco, Berkeley and West Hollywood are among the California cities which already have fur bans in place.,West Hollywood was the first city in the nation to institute a fur ban back in 2013.

NORTHRIDGE — The coroner’s office on Monday released the names of both people killed in a two-car crash in Northridge that left four other people injured.,The driver was Stephen Hook, 61, of the Sherwood Forest neighborhood of Northridge and his passenger, Meredith Smith, 62, of Lancaster, according to the coroner’s office.,Hook died at a local hospital.,The other car, described as a sedan, was occupied by four adults.,The driver and front passenger were briefly trapped in the wreckage and were taken to a hospital in critical condition, while two rear passengers were hospitalized in serious condition, Humphrey said.

Seneca County commissioners are to talk about appointing an interim treasurer and hiring a firm for a facility master plan when they meet at 10 a.m. today at their office, 111 Madison St.

An interim treasurer must be appointed by Feb. 1 to replace Damon Alt until the Republican Central Committee decides on a new treasurer Feb. 7.,The board also is expected to consider repairs on equipment at the Seneca County Airport, appointing members to the Museum Advisory Board, authorizing the sale of a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, a contract for medical services with Dr. Chris Sears on behalf of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and a contract with Vanguard-Sentinel Career Center for GED instructions for Seneca County Jail inmates.,• A $90,021.80 supplemental appropriation to the County Engineer’s Maintenance and Repair Fund for equipment.,• A $16,700 supplemental appropriation to the Community Development Block Grant Fund for restroom upgrades at the County Services Building.,• A $10,000 fund transfer from the LGF General Fund to the Soil and Water Fund. read more

Seneca County commissioners approved the purchase of 180 new voting machines on behalf of the Seneca County Board of Elections at its meeting Tuesday morning.,The total price of the ExpressVote equipment from Election Systems & Software, of Omaha, Nebraska, is a little more than $1,065,000 with the state paying about $648,392, leaving about $416,392 as the county’s portion of the cost as well as $16,000 per year in maintenance costs and the possibility of $60,000 per year in maintenance fees beginning in the sixth year of use.,After investigation into reducing the cost, board of elections personnel reported the only way to reduce costs for the county would be to reduce the number of machines purchased, which was not optimal for the number people in the county who vote during governor and presidential election years.,The commissioners approved advertising for bids for a new roof and other improvements to Seneca County Opportunity Center at no cost to the county.,Also Tuesday, the commissioners voted 2-1 to approve a third appraisal on 37.5 acres of land adjacent to the Seneca County Airport owned by airport manager Brad Newman.

- The Osceola County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is being desribed as a road rage incident that occurred on Wednesday morning, near Walt Disney World.,Nine people were arrested in front of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, deputies say.,The victim says a van filled with several people pulled up next to him on Interstate 4 and started yelling at him.,Deputies say the group hopped out of the van and surrounded the victim's car, as one of the suspect pulled out a gun.,The Orange County Sheriff's Office received the initial call and assisted the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

A UC Irvine freshman died over the weekend, resulting in the suspension and investigation of his fraternity, university officials said.Noah Domingo, 18, died after a party at a home off-campus early Saturday, a tragedy that his family and friends fear was linked to drinking too much alcohol.,But Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity was suspended and ordered to immediately cease all activity, according to UC Irvine student affairs Vice Chancellor Edgar J. Dormitorio.In an email to the campus community Monday, Dormitorio wrote that officials would collaborate with leaders in the Greek community to help support those affected by the death.We will also closely examine the larger context in which this tragedy occurred, he wrote.,Hes probably one of the sweetest kids, one of the nicest kids willing to help out with anything.Brianna Domingo, 20, said she helped her younger brother adjust to life at UC Irvine, where he sometimes struggled to juggle his coursework and the demands of his fraternity.,Noah Domingo marked on Facebook that he was interested in the event.We, Sigma Alpha Epsilon take pride in being the most selective fraternity at UC Irvine, the event page reads.On Friday night, Noah Domingo had been at a party at the house of a fraternity brother, said Ryan Lee, also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.,Thats how I feel, and I think thats how a lot of other people feel too.Mike Sophir, chief executive officer of the national chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, said the organization was heartbroken by the death of our UCI brother.Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and we appreciate the support the university and its staff have provided to students in this difficult time, Sophir said in a statement.At Crescenta Valley High School, Domingos alma mater, news of his death spread among students.Kevin McCollum, who played football with the young man, said Domingo was known to stay away from drugs and alcohol and was a straight-edge student.He was a good team leader, fun, always had good vibes around him, said McCollum, 18.

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker takes control of Illinois state government Monday with a Capitol packed full of Democratic lawmakers who could help usher his agenda through Springfield if they stick together.,Pritzker’s upcoming inauguration has given hope to Democrats that they can push forward their priorities after four years under Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner marked by a historic budget impasse and fights with organized labor that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.,“Here’s the good news for J.B. Pritzker: After a 22-month campaign, he was elected governor of Illinois in November,” Democratic political consultant David Axelrod said when introducing Pritzker on his podcast last week.,Instead, that bill to give the state more oversight of gun dealers could be among the first bills that Pritzker gets to sign, letting the governor take an early victory lap.,Last week, the House and Senate voted to allow Pritzker to pay his agency heads 15 percent more than Rauner was allowed to, a request by the Democrat in hopes of attracting people to the jobs.