Travis Schlepp, KTLA 5

Travis Schlepp


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Travis:

Coors Light is releasing a non-alcoholic beer-flavored popsicle

During the dog days of summer, there’s just nothing quite like cracking open an ice-cold adult beverage to beat the sweltering heat. If you’re under the age of 21, the closest you can (legally) get to that feeling is opening up the fridge and grabbing a refreshing popsicle. But what if you could have the […] → Read More

DA files charges against Los Angeles elderly care facility over COVID-19 deaths

The DA's Office alleges the facility admitted a new resident from New York City, a hotbed for COVID-19 cases at the time, and did not evaluate or assess them for COVID-19. → Read More

Formerly incarcerated men earn second chance thanks to Los Angeles Rams

Two men who were previously incarcerated in California were given the opportunity to obtain valuable on-hand job skills thanks to the Los Angeles Rams, Bank of America and two L.A.-based nonprofits. Juan Camacho and Kenzo Sohoue participated in a six-month program with the Rams that provided them with paid onsite work experience in different departments […] → Read More

Baldwin Park police bust department store theft ring

Although not specifying which recent thefts the group was linked to, police said all five adults are likely to face charges for grand theft and conspiracy to commit a crime. → Read More

Los Angeles Rams agree to trade Jalen Ramsey to Dolphins

The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a trade that will send off star cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a third-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft and tight end Hunter Long. Details of the trade were announced by NFL Insider Adam Schefter of ESPN. Trading Ramsey will net the […] → Read More

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

‘Fix zoning, fix the housing crisis,’ economists say in new poll

Skylar Olsen, Zillow's chief economist, said the poll results were unsurprising, saying that the solution to soaring prices is straightforward: build more homes. → Read More

Pizza Hut brings back ’90s-era mini basketballs for March Madness

Children of the ’90s, rejoice! Pizza Hut is bringing back an old fan favorite: Pizza Hut mini basketballs. The pizza chain announced Wednesday that it would be bringing back the popular toy from the 20th Century, just in time for the start of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. For a limited time, you can order […] → Read More

Powerball jackpot winner purchases mansion in Hollywood Hills

The winner of last year’s record-setting $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot has made his first major splurge. Edwin Castro, who came forward to claim the prize in February, has apparently used a chunk of that life-changing money to purchase a mansion in the Hollywood Hills. The mansion sold for a whopping $25.5 million, according to Jack […] → Read More

Uber to deploy new features to make airport travel easier

The ride-hailing service Uber is set to release new features to make traveling in and around airports easier this spring break season. Uber announced this week that it would be deploying new app features to make airport travel less painful. Among those new offerings, Uber has added step-by-step directions in the Uber app to guide […] → Read More

LASD investigating Rosemead murder

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators are investigating the death of a man in Rosemead. The unidentified man was found Saturday around 9:30 p.m. on the 7400 block of Garbalia Avenue. Deputies from the LASD Temple Station responded for a report of a “Person Down“ in the street. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found […] → Read More

California Dreaming? 1 in 5 Americans want to live in Los Angeles, new survey says

Despite California experiencing a slight decline in population over the past several years, a large portion of the nation said they would like to call Los Angeles home. → Read More

California Dreaming? 1 in 5 Americans want to live in Los Angeles, new survey says

Despite California experiencing a slight decline in population over the past several years, a large portion of the nation said they would like to call Los Angeles home. → Read More

Firefighters rescue 3 people trapped under Laurel Canyon Bridge In Pacoima

Los Angeles firefighters responded to Pacoima Thursday afternoon after three people became trapped in the wash beneath the Laurel Canyon Bridge. Rescuers set up equipment to reach the stranded person and the bridge was closed to traffic as firefighters attempted to reach the trapped people. Video from Sky5 showed rescuers standing around the base of […] → Read More

LAPD may no longer send armed officers to these police calls

The union representing officers of the Los Angeles Police Department has released a list of calls for service that it believes can be handled by responders who are unarmed. The Los Angeles Police Protective League released a list of 28 potential calls that could warrant an alternate response from unarmed officers or service providers, rather […] → Read More

3 teens hospitalized in gang-related shooting in Fullerton

Three teenage boys were hospitalized Sunday night after they were wounded in what authorities believe was a gang-related act of violence. Two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old were hit by gunfire around 10:40 p.m. on the 3800 block of Franklin Avenue in Fullerton, according to the Fullerton Police Department. All three boys were transported to the […] → Read More

Man shot to death in Montclair

A man died early Monday morning after he was shot in Montclair, authorities said. The shooting victim, identified by Montclair police only as a 35-year-old, was found on the 4500 block of Holt Blvd. around 3 a.m. He was shot at least once in the lower abdomen, police said, and he was transported to the […] → Read More

2 California Powerball tickets earn $1M each

Two Powerball lottery tickets sold in California won their owners more than $1 million each, according to the California Lottery, Both tickets were purchased in early November, one in Southern California and the other in Northern California. Ariana Rosas was the lucky winner in SoCal. Rosas purchased her ticket from a supermarket in San Bernardino […] → Read More

Man phones in threat to Hollywood police, mistakenly calls Florida authorities

Ever mistakenly sent a text to the wrong person with the same name? Maybe you meant to coordinate brunch with Mark E., but accidentally extended the invitation to Mark L.? That’s essentially what happened to one wannabe criminal who apparently called in a threat to police in Hollywood, hoping to instill fear of an impeding […] → Read More

Tesla HQ to return to California, Musk announces

Tesla is returning to California. Elon Musk announced during a joint press conference with California Gov. Gavin Newsom that Tesla would be returning its global engineering headquarters to California, two years after a dramatic exit that saw the electric car company leave the Golden State for a facility in Austin, Texas. Tesla will open up […] → Read More