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Alex Thompson stands at a Venice site where Los Angeles police responded to a call about a theft. Since launching her Twitter feed in January 2011, she has sent more than 22,000 tweets, the vast majority relating to police scanner calls. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times )

Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, August 23 and here are some of the latest local stories from around the Web.

Two women died in Valley Village last night while trying to help victims of an auto accident, Patch reports. They were allegedly electrocuted and several others were injured. 

Almost a dozen people in Los Angeles County are listening to police scanners and tweeting out micro crime reports to thousands of followers, L.A. Times reports. Many inject snarky comments or opinion in their daily tweets.

High school students in Glendale are doing well on a test they have to take prior to graduating. In the last school year, 93% of Glendale Unified sophomores passed the math portion on the high school exit exam and 90% of them passed the English portion. Glendale News-Press

What would you do if you woke up to a herd of cows who were munching on your lawn? A woman shooed them away with a bullwhip in an area near Chatsworth. L.A. Observed

LL Cool J stopped an attempted burglary in his Studio City home Wednesday, Daily News reports. The man apparently entered through an unlocked door.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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