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  • An LAPD car transporting a prisoner to Valley Jail was involved in a collision in Van Nuys last night.
  • A 6-hour-long standoff in Mission Viejo ended today with the SWAT team setting off explosive devices to bring down the suspect, who was threatening his mother with an air gun.
  • If you don't get your fill of fireworks tonight, there will be a display at Dodger Stadium tomorrow night following the game against the Florida Marlins.
  • Swiss officials say the decision on the extradition of director Roman Polanski will happen soon.
  • Yo! If you're celebrating the 4th in Venice today, bring your video camera. You can enter it in Yo! Venice's contest.
  • An early morning shooting today in Downtown left one man critically injured.
  • And just for fun, here is TV Squad's list of 5 Japanese games shows they think should be imported to the US. Happy birthday, America!