Ellina Abovian, KTLA 5

Ellina Abovian


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Ellina:

Video shows man accused of stabbing high school student to death in L.A.

8:40 a.m. update: Authorities are engaged in a standoff at a home in Alhambra with a man whom they believe is responsible for the stabbing death of Xavier Daniel Chavarin, 17. “We have a barricaded suspect. Right now, we’re treating it … with our mental health experts to see if we can come to a […] → Read More

Truck window shattered during road rage incident in Sun Valley

Authorities are investigating a road rage incident that left a truck damaged in Sun Valley Friday afternoon. The incident unfolded around noon when two men were driving in a white utility truck along the northbound 5 Freeway near the Sheldon Avenue exit. The driver of the truck cut off a blue vehicle, angering the other […] → Read More

Noise complaint leads to fatal shooting involving neighbors in Sherman Oaks

A suspect is in custody after a dispute involving a noise complaint led to a fatal shooting in Sherman Oaks early Monday, police said. The incident was reported around 3:15 a.m. in the 14600 block of Moorpark Street. Responding officers found the victim, a 68-year-old man, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead […] → Read More

Sherman Oaks restaurant goes cash-free after series of burglaries

The owners of a restaurant in Sherman Oaks say they have been targeted by burglars seven times since they opened seven months ago, so they have decided to take a drastic step to stem their losses. → Read More

Family of double amputee suing Huntington Park police after fatal shooting

The family of Anthony Lowe is calling for justice after he was shot and killed by Huntington Park police Jan. 26. Police claim Lowe, a 36-year-old double amputee who used a wheelchair, threatened officers with a 12-inch knife on Slauson Avenue that Thursday afternoon near the site of a reported stabbing by an assailant in […] → Read More

Revamped homeless count returns to Los Angeles

The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count returns on Tuesday, and organizers are making some changes to previous years’ efforts. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announced the use of a new counting app and the hire of a demographer and two data scientists, among other changes. The moves follow several years of struggles for the […] → Read More

$1.35B Mega Millions prize drawing set for Friday night

Mega Millions players will have another chance Friday night to end months of losing and finally win a jackpot that has grown to $1.35 billion. Plenty of people have won smaller prizes in the lottery game, but no one has matched all six numbers and won the grand prize since Oct. 14. Those 25 straight […] → Read More

Body found in Hollywood film school parking garage

A body was found in the Los Angeles Film School’s parking garage in Hollywood, and police believe it may be a fatal hit-and-run. Police responded at about 2 a.m. Thursday, and the body was found in the 6300 block of Sunset Boulevard next to a gray 2020 Nissan Kicks. The vehicle had suffered external damage […] → Read More

‘Floatfest’ is your last chance to see and smell the Rose Parade floats

Tuesday is your last chance to experience the 2023 Rose Parade floats in person. “Floatfest” is a two-mile-long stretch in Pasadena that features 39 floats from the 134th Rose Parade. Visitors will have a chance to get within feet of the majestic floats along Washington Boulevard near Sierra Madre Boulevard. “It’s different … It doesn’t […] → Read More

Crowds come out for ‘one last ride’ on ponies at Griffith Park

After more than seven decades, Griffith Park Pony Rides is shutting its doors on Wednesday. The 74-year-old business is closing after the city decided not to renew the lease of operator Stephen Weeks. The city cited the deaths of four ponies, which were not reported to officials, though Weeks has argued he complied with the […] → Read More

Some Griffith Park ponies still awaiting new homes as operation winds down

Most of the Griffith Park ponies have received new forever homes as officials continue to meet about what to do when the ride officially closes later this month. The iconic attraction will be open for its last full day of operation on Dec. 21 after the city decided not to renew the lease of operator […] → Read More

Los Angeles Mayor-elect Karen Bass to take office amid homeless crisis

Los Angeles Mayor-elect Karen Bass is preparing to take office this weekend amid growing concerns over the city’s homeless crisis. The inauguration for the first woman to be elected mayor of Los Angeles will be held Sunday. Bass’ inauguration ceremony was moved indoors to the Microsoft Theater due to weather concerns. Forecasters are calling for […] → Read More

Man, 2 dogs, found dead in Valley Glen apartment fire

A man and two dogs were found dead inside a Valley Glen apartment that caught fire Thursday morning. The fire was reported around 1 a.m. at a two-story 24-unit apartment building located in the 13000 block of Oxnard Street. The blaze took firefighters only about 20 minutes to douse, but once inside the apartment they […] → Read More

COVID-19 cases rise as cold weather returns to L.A. County

Los Angeles County is seeing an increase in new COVID-19 cases as temperatures begin to drop around Southern California. The number of new cases nearly doubled between Tuesday and Wednesday in Los Angeles County, according to numbers distributed by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The department reported 4,353 new cases on Wednesday, up […] → Read More

‘It’s not a game:’ Resident struck, injured during Anaheim street takeover

One person was seriously injured when he was struck by a driver fleeing a wild street takeover in Anaheim late Wednesday. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. at the intersection of South Rio Vista Street and East South Street. Video showed a red Ford Mustang doing doughnuts in the intersection before Anaheim Police Department officers […] → Read More

Barricaded suspect in Hollywood Hills dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, 101 Fwy reopens

A suspect is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after an hourslong standoff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that closed surface streets and the 101 Freeway in the Hollywood Hills on Thursday. The LASD’s Special Enforcement Bureau entered the residence in the 2300 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard after “several hours and […] → Read More

FBI warns of ‘broad’ threat to New Jersey synagogues; Los Angeles sheriff’s dept. increases patrols

The FBI said Thursday that it had received credible information about a “broad” threat to synagogues in New Jersey, a warning that prompted some municipalities to send extra police officers to guard houses of worship. → Read More

Great ShakeOut earthquake drill ready to hit Los Angeles

The Great ShakeOut earthquake drill is back and set to take place Thursday. Students and employees will be asked to drop, cover, and hold on for the one-minute-long drill at 10:20 a.m. KTLA’s Ellina Abovian braved an earthquake simulator earlier Thursday to practice her technique with ShakeOut spokesman Lance Webster. “We have people practice drop, […] → Read More

President Biden has full day planned in Los Angeles Thursday

President Joe Biden is in Los Angeles Thursday and has a full day planned before ending his Southern California swing in Orange County. The president arrived at LAX aboard Air Force One Wednesday before he was whisked away to Santa Monica Airport on Marine One. Several people were on hand to watch the president arrive […] → Read More

SoCal residents beat the heat at local beaches

Southern California residents flock to beaches to beat the heat on Labor Day. Officials warn residents about traffic and beach capacity since many rely on the coastal areas to cool off. → Read More