Sara Welch, KTLA 5

Sara Welch


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Sara:

FEMA Arrives at Community Near Agoura Hills Destroyed by Woolsey Fire

Residents of Seminole Springs mobile home community near Agoura Hills returned to find their community in ruins after the Woolsey Fire. Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) arrived at the site to aid folks who lost their homes. → Read More

Dense Fog Blankets Southern California

A lot of Southern California residents woke up in a fog Sunday morning. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 28, 2018. → Read More

Authorities Search Malibu Creek State Park for Evidence Following Burglary Suspect’s Arrest

Dozens of deputies, search and rescue teams and other authorities meticulously searched Malibu Creek State Park Wednesday in hopes of turning up evidence as they investigate an area burglary series that spans the last two years. → Read More

Beverly Hills Students Protest Metro’s Purple Line Expansion

The bitter, years-long battle between Beverly Hills and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority over the route of the Westside subway has found a fresh new face. → Read More

Death Investigation Underway in Torrance After Body Found at Railroad Tracks

Authorities are conducting a death investigation in Torrance after a body was discovered on the railroad tracks Tuesday morning. Torrance police officers were called to an area near Del Amo Boulevard and Maple Avenue around 10:10 a.m. regarding someone down on the tracks. The body was initially discovered by BNSF railroad employees. → Read More

Firefighter in Critical Condition, 2 Others Hurt After Responding to Burning Commercial Building in Boyle Heights: LAFD

Three firefighters were hurt while battling a massive fire at a commercial building in Boyle Heights that sent plumes of heavy smoke over the area on Wednesday afternoon. The blaze started just before 1 p.m. in the 80-by-100-foot one-story building on 2881 E. Pico Blvd., the Los Angeles Fire Department said. A clothing warehouse called Passion Imports is listed under that address. → Read More

Man in Custody Following Gunfire Near Elementary School in Long Beach: Police

A man was taken into custody following reports of a shooting in Long Beach that led to a lockdown at a nearby elementary school on Tuesday. Officers responded to a call around 11 a.m. about shots fired near the area of Artesia and Long Beach boulevards, Long Beach police spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria told KTLA. → Read More

Long Beach Has Most ‘Nice Days’ Each Year, Washington Post Says

Long Beach is the number one city in the nation for most "nice days" each year with 210, according to the Washington Post. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 9, 2018. → Read More

Women’s Group Demands Firing of CBS CEO Les Moonves Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

A women's advocacy group demanded the dismissal of CBS CEO Leslie Moonves over accusations of sexual misconduct. The organization, UltraViolet, said it commissioned for a digital mobile billboard to circle around the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, when the Television Critics Association was set to have a press tour of CBS shows. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 5, 2018. → Read More

Students Rally in Brea for Stricter Gun Control Laws

Students and other advocates staged a rally in Brea for stricter gun control laws. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 4, 2018. → Read More

Man, 5 Children Escape as Fire Engulfs Home in Jurupa Valley: RCFD

One adult and five children managed to escape as a fire ravaged a home in Jurupa Valley early Saturday, according to authorities. The Riverside County Fire Department said it received a report at 12:21 a.m. → Read More

Coast Guard Continues Effort to Raise Tourist Boat Out of Missouri Lake After Deadly Incident

The Coast Guard is overseeing an effort to raise the duck boat that capsized during a storm in southwestern Missouri last week, a disaster that left 17 people dead. → Read More

Students Participate in SpaceX Hyerloop Competition in Hawthorne

More than 600 students from around the world compete in Hawthorne to test their pods on SpaceX's Hyperloop track. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 10 on July 22, 2018. → Read More

Bystander, Driver in Critical Condition After Street Racing Crash in South L.A.: LAPD

A street race that ended in a collision in South Los Angeles left two people in critical condition on Sunday, officials said. Witnesses saw a BMW and a white sedan traveling at least 90 mph south on Central Avenue around 1:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. → Read More

Sailor Killed in Pearl Harbor Honored in Inglewood After DNA Confirms Identity

George Harvey Gibson died at the age of 20 at Pearl Harbor while serving in the U.S. Navy. After 76 years, DNA testing finally identified his remains and was brought back to his family. Funeral services were held in Inglewood on Saturday. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 10 on July 21, 2018. → Read More

Summer Heat Wave: Beaches Reopen Following Lightning Scare

Beaches forced to close due to lightning strikes on Wednesday will be open Thursday morning as Southern Californians continue to deal with a heat wave. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 19, 2018. → Read More

Flood Advisory Issued for Coastal Areas in O.C., San Diego County

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for Orange and San Diego counties, saying high tides made coastal areas including Newport and Seal beaches susceptible to flooding. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 6 on July 14, 2018. → Read More

Boy Who Was Left Alone at Union Station Is Reunited With Family Member; Arrest Made in Case

A nonverbal boy who was left alone at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night has been reunited with a family member, and an arrest has been made in the case, authorities said Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Metro Board Approves Light Rail Along Van Nuys Boulevard in San Fernando Valley

For nearly two decades, residents of the northern and eastern San Fernando Valley watched as Los Angeles County officials opened new rail lines to the Westside, the San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles, hoping that the Southland’s transit building boom would someday reach them, too. → Read More

New LAPD Chief Michael Moore to Be Officially Sworn in During Elysian Park Ceremony

A day after his appointment was ratified by Los Angeles City Council, new L.A. Police Chief Michel Moore was set to be officially sworn in to the post during a ceremony with previous department chiefs in Elysian Park. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 8 on June 28, 2018. → Read More