LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, was killed when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames Sunday morning amid foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

“We’ve lined up practices with the Ice Dogs, the Nanooks, power skating with Lisa Kriley and a special session with local legend Wayne Sawchuk,” said Warren Moore, who coached and played on the team that traveled to Fanano last October. “We’re confident they will go back home as an improved team.”

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Wilson made the announcement Friday afternoon during a House floor session, noting she will be taking a position with the Office of Children's Services as a policy adviser for Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum.

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Beaver Sports is holding a free IceBug Running Shoe Demo event this Saturday, in conjunction with the Chili Buns Run, hosted by the Running Club North. The event will begin at 9:45 a.m.