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Erin Myers


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Erin:

2 sought in South L.A. armed carjacking that ended in crash

Police were looking for at least two suspects involved in an armed carjacking in South Los Angeles late Sunday. The incident was reported around 10:05 p.m. at 1038 N. Vernon Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A knife was used to steal a Honda Accord in the area, police said. Responding officers spotted […] → Read More

Los Angeles County search and rescue team returns from earthquake-ravaged Turkey

Members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team received a warm welcome early Tuesday morning as they returned from a two-week deployment to Turkey following that region’s deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The team consisting of 80 people and six K9s arrived by bus at the Urban Search and Rescue headquarters […] → Read More

1 dead, 1 injured in Carson shooting and crash

One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting in Carson early Monday. The incident was reported around 12:05 a.m. Officials said a security guard flagged down a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy in the 20700 block of Avalon Boulevard in the SouthBay Pavilion Mall parking lot for what may have been […] → Read More

Man arrested after shooting, carjacking attempts in Highland Park

Police took a man into custody after an early morning crime spree in Highland Park on Saturday. Though details are sparse, reports indicate the spree began with an altercation and possible shooting on a Metro Gold Line train near the Southwest Museum station located at 4600 Marmion Way. A short time later, a pair of […] → Read More

Arleta street reopens after closure due to ‘sudden soil erosion’

A quarter-mile stretch of Branford Street in Arleta was temporarily closed due to “sudden soil erosion and pavement disruption below the roadway,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The closure included all lanes in both directions of West Branford Street between between Arleta Avenue and Beachy Avenue, the LAFD said in an alert. The closure […] → Read More

Brandon Tsay, who disarmed Monterey Park gunman, to be honored at Alhambra Lunar New Year festival

The City of Alhambra, where the Monterey Park gunman was disarmed while trying to attack a second dance studio, is moving forward with its annual Lunar New Year festival on Sunday, one week after the mass shooting. “This is a moment of healing for this community,” John Bwarie with the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce told […] → Read More

3 dead, 4 wounded in Beverly Crest shooting

Seven people were shot, at least three of them fatally, in the Beverly Crest neighborhood Saturday morning. The shooting occurred just before 3 a.m. in the 2700 block of Ellison Drive, just north of Beverly Hills, according to the Los Angeles Times. Three of the victims were inside a car when they were struck, while […] → Read More

Gunman kills 10, wounds 10 more near Lunar New Year fest in Monterey Park

A gunman killed 10 people and wounded 10 others at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance club following a Lunar New Year celebration, setting off a manhunt for the suspect. → Read More

Sleight of hand jewelry thieves thwarted in Santa Clarita

The trio entered a Newhall pawn shop in Santa Clarita and is believed to be part of the same crime group that snatched a $40,000 ring from another Santa Clarita jewelry shop earlier this month. → Read More

Caltrans crews bracing for more potential flooding, mudslides

With sinkhole and mudslide damage still needing repair, Caltrans crews in Los Angeles are bracing for more heavy rain this weekend. Mayor Karen Bass declared a state of emergency Friday as the city recovers from recent damage and prepares for the new storms. → Read More

Knife-wielding man tries to enter homes in Pasadena (video)

Residents in one Pasadena neighborhood are on alert after a knife-wielding man attempted to enter several homes. The suspect was apparently seen at three locations in the 1600 to 1800 blocks of Corson Street, Pasadena Police Department Lt. Sean Dawkins said. The first report regarding the prowler was made just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dawkins […] → Read More

Snow prompts Grapevine escorts, strands drivers in San Bernardino Mountains

A snow storm that hit Southern California overnight prompted California Highway Patrol escorts over the Grapevine Monday morning and left drivers stranded in the San Bernardino Mountains. Escorts across the 5 Freeway through the Grapevine area were in place before 4 a.m., according to a tweet from Caltrans District 6. Signs in the area read […] → Read More

Body found near elementary school in Santa Clarita

Authorities are investigating the death of a man at a park behind Charles Helmers Elementary School in Santa Clarita Wednesday morning. The body was discovered around 6:50 a.m. on a basketball court at Northbridge Park on Grandview Drive. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a body under a white sheet with a rifle nearby. A resident […] → Read More

Cold weather alert issued for parts of Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County residents are being advised to layer up for the rest of the week. The L.A. County Department of Public Health issued a cold weather alert Tuesday afternoon for portions of the county as temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees. The affected areas include Lancaster, Mount Wilson and the Santa Clarita […] → Read More

Mother, children held at gunpoint during Long Beach home-invasion robbery

A mother and three children were held at gunpoint during a home-invasion robbery in Long Beach late Sunday night. The incident occurred around 11 p.m. when investigators say three men entered an apartment in the 2000 block of North Beverly Plaza, the Long Beach Police Department confirmed. One of the suspects held the mother at […] → Read More

Space heater eyed in fatal L.A. house fire

A man died Friday morning after he initially escaped a house fire in Eagle Rock, but then decided to go back inside, officials said. The blaze was reported around 8:35 a.m. at 1456 W. Hepner Ave. where fire crews arrived to find the single-family home in engulfed in flames. Four men evacuated safely, at first. […] → Read More

Families urge love, kindness as Idaho campus mourns

As hundreds of students mourned together inside the University of Idaho’s stadium Wednesday night, family members of four slain classmates urged them to raise their eyes from grief and focus on love and the future. “The only cure to pain is love — it’s the only thing that’s going to to heal us; it’s the only thing […] → Read More

RSV, flu surge place strain on California children’s hospitals

California's children's hospitals have been struggling lately to provide care for a steady stream of young patients suffering from respiratory illnesses. → Read More

Black Friday shoppers hit stores amid inflation concerns

Black Friday marks a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns, but inflation is weighing on consumers. Elevated prices for food, rent, gasoline and other household costs have taken a toll on shoppers. As a result, many are reluctant to spend unless there is a big sale and are being more selective with what they will […] → Read More

Winter Storm Warning issued for Southern California mountains, likely to impact Grapevine area

Heavy snow expected to fall in Southern California’s mountains prompted officials to issue a winter storm warning Tuesday. The warning comes as the Southland is being drenched by the second of three days of rain. Snow accumulations of 6 to 14 inches, with some areas measuring up to 20 inches, are forecast to fall by […] → Read More