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Mary Beth McDade


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Mary Beth:

3 LAPD officers in stable condition following shooting

A massive police response was deployed Wednesday night in east Los Angeles after three officers were shot. The shooting took place some time after 6 p.m. near the intersection of Mission Road and North Broadway in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood. Video from Sky5 showed a large perimeter set up around the scene for what appeared […] → Read More

Video shows thieves ransacking GameStop stores in Southern California

A group of thieves remains at large ransacking GameStop stores across Southern California. The thieves are allegedly responsible for eight different armed robberies targeting the video game retailer, police said. The robberies all took place within a week. A $5,000 reward is being offered by the company for the suspects’ capture. Officials say the thieves […] → Read More

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Rick Caruso sits down with KTLA

With the race to become the next mayor of Los Angeles entering its final leg, Rep. Karen Bass and developer Rick Caruso are in a virtual tie. Caruso says that seeing the city he loves in crisis is what’s driving him to run for mayor. On Tuesday, the mayoral candidate sat down with KTLA for a discussion on how he hopes to run the City of Angels. KTLA’s Mary Beth McDade reports. → Read More

2 people die after fiery crash in Woodland Hills

Two people were killed Tuesday night after a fiery two-vehicle collision in Woodland Hills. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the incident occurred at around 9 p.m. in 23100 block of West Mulholland Drive, near Valmar Road. Lt. Matthew Bielski, with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division, told KTLA that the […] → Read More

Wildlife officers hunt for mountain lion that attacked boy in Santa Clarita

Wildlife officers resumed their hunt Wednesday for an “aggressive mountain lion” that attacked and injured a 7-year-old boy at a park in Santa Clarita. Pico Canyon Park was closed Tuesday evening and would remain closed indefinitely while authorities tried to capture the big cat, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. […] → Read More

Villanueva, Luna face off in L.A. County sheriff debate

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and former Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna had no trouble insulting each other in their first debate. There were several references to the ongoing clashes between the sheriff and the Board of Supervisors, including the recent decision by state Attorney General Rob Bonta to take over the Sheriff’s Department […] → Read More

MWD calls for millions to stop outdoor water use during pipeline repair

Millions of Metropolitan Water District customers in the Los Angeles area are being called on to eliminate all outdoor watering for 15 days while a pipeline is repaired in September. A leak was discovered earlier this year in a massive pipeline that delivers water from the Colorado River into Southern California, according to a joint […] → Read More

Residents split on extending bar hours in West Hollywood

As state lawmakers are considering allowing bars in some cities like West Hollywood to extend last call hours, some are rallying against the bill and calling it dangerous. Senate Bill 930 would extend last call hours to 4 a.m. for seven cities as part of a five-year pilot program. Supporters say the move will help […] → Read More

Kristin Smart murder trial begins in Monterey County

One of California’s most infamous unsolved cases finally headed to court Monday after more than 26 years. The disappearance of Cal Poly freshman Kristin Smart in 1996 once left an entire community on edge, but now residents on the Central Coast have their eyes on the courtroom as her accused killer, Paul Flores, stands trial. […] → Read More

L.A. City and County election results 2022

California’s primary will be held on June 7, 2022, and voters in Los Angeles City and County are deciding on a new mayor, city attorney, city council members and a new county sheriff and county supervisors. Polls closed at 8 p.m. PT and you can check back here for live election results from the Associated […] → Read More

Evacuations ordered as Coastal Fire ignites homes in Laguna Niguel

A brush fire burning in Laguna Niguel led to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department calling for residents to immediately evacuate as some homes went up in flames Wednesday afternoon. The fire first broke out around 2:45 p.m. in Aliso Woods Canyon, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. The brush fire, which was dubbed the […] → Read More

Authorities warn violent robberies on the rise in Southern California

From brazen smash-and-grabs to armed hold-ups, violent robberies are on the rise across Southern California. Police say owners of expensive watches or drivers with expensive cars have been targeted by armed robbers at an alarming rate. Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said residents need to be on the look out when they’re out and […] → Read More

La Mirada mom-to-be ready for child to arrive after fearing she’d lost her baby

A La Mirada woman and expectant mother is glad she trusted her mother’s advice. Olivia Chavira’s doctor told her she had lost her baby after the child’s heartbeat didn’t show up on ultrasounds. Chavira said she was mourning her loss when her mother told her to get one last ultrasound before giving up. That one […] → Read More

Man’s family calls for justice after video shows CHP officers forcefully holding him down prior to his death

The California Highway Patrol is drawing scrutiny for its treatment of a DUI suspect at a CHP maintenance yard in Altadena after the 38-year-old died while in custody. Officers were trying to get a court-ordered blood sample from Edward Bronstein, 38, which he initially refused. Though he soon relents, the officers proceeded to hold Bronstein […] → Read More

Marina del Rey man missing after sailboat washes ashore in Mexico

A boater from Marina del Rey is missing off the coast of Mexico, and a search has thus far proved unsuccessful. Bill Austin’s sailboat, The Cat, was found washed up on shore Saturday, with only Austin’s dog still aboard. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News on March 14, 2022. → Read More

Video shows arsonist burning 5 vehicles in Carson

Five cars in Carson were intentionally set ablaze by a person who doused the vehicles with what appears to be gasoline, security footage shows. The destruction took place at about 4:30 a.m. Friday morning in the 2700 block of East Monroe Street, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is expected to investigate the scene […] → Read More

Lawsuit filed after video captures therapist striking special-needs child

An East Los Angeles family has filed a lawsuit against CAL-PEDS, known as California Pediatric & Family Services, after their special-needs daughter was assaulted by a behavioral therapist, and the abuse was captured on camera. The child, 16-year-old Marcela Verdugo, is nonverbal and “on the severe end of the autism spectrum,” said the family’s attorney, […] → Read More

Teen boy wounded after Pasadena shooting

A teenager was hospitalized after he was shot in Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Firefighters were working at 3:03 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Los Robles Avenue when a driver flagged them down and said the teen, who was a passenger in the car, had been shot, said Lt. Bill Grisafe, a […] → Read More

LAUSD students getting tested before return to classes

Los Angeles Unified School District students are returning to classes Tuesday, and all students must receive a negative test before they come back to campus. Regardless of vaccination status, children and school district employees will have to prove they’re not infected with COVID-19. For information, visit the LAUSD’s website. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News on Jan. 9, 2022. → Read More

Orange County paddleboarders encounter giant sunfish

Off the coast of Laguna Beach, a pair of paddleboarders caught an enormous sunfish, or mola mola, on camera last week. While sunfish, one of the heaviest bony fish in the world, are already known for their size, this particular fish could be one of the biggest of the big, said Matthew Wheaton and Rich German. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News on Dec. 8, 2021. → Read More