Carlos Herrera, KTLA 5

Carlos Herrera


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Carlos:

Guess what’s back, back again? Rain is back, tell your friends

As if the Southland wasn’t wet enough already, two more days of rain have arrived in the area. On Tuesday and Wednesday, “widespread moderate-very heavy rainfall & gusty winds” are expected, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall rates could peak at 0.5 inches to 1 inch per hour, likely in mountainous and foothill areas, […] → Read More

Los Angeles County building burns in Historic South-Central; 1 firefighter injured

An office building that houses several Los Angeles County agencies in the Historic South-Central neighborhood of South L.A. burned early Wednesday morning, leaving one firefighter injured. The blaze at 2615 S. Grand Ave. was reported at about 4 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. When firefighters arrived, they found “heavy fire” emanating from […] → Read More

Survivors still being found as quake death toll tops 25,000

The death toll in Turkey and Syria from the earthquake that struck five days ago has surpassed 25,000. Turkey’s president on Saturday raised the death toll in his country to 21,848, while in Syria, the reported number of dead was 3,553 in government and rebel-held areas. Some 80,104 people have been injured in Turkey alone, […] → Read More

Police fatally shoot robbery suspect after chase, crash in Orange County

Police officers in Orange County shot and killed a suspected robber after a pursuit ended with a fiery crash in La Habra early Friday morning. The pursuit began shortly after 1 a.m. when the Fullerton Police Department located a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at gunpoint in San Bernardino, officials said. Officers tried […] → Read More

Strip mall fire forces evacuations in Hollywood; 7-Eleven, laundromat destroyed

A laundromat and a 7-Eleven were destroyed when fire spread through a Hollywood strip mall early Thursday morning. The fire, which began shortly before 2 a.m. in the 1800 block of Cahuenga Boulevard, is believed to have begun in the closed laundromat, then spread to the convenience store, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. […] → Read More

Man, woman, cat dead after Mar Vista house fire

Two people and a pet cat were found dead after a house fire in Mar Vista early Wednesday morning. The fire in the 3500 block in May Street was first reported at 2:22 a.m. and was extinguished in less than half an hour by 20 firefighters, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. After the […] → Read More

Man sought in 2 attempted robberies at UCLA

Police at UCLA are investigating two attempted robberies and possible kidnappings that occurred in parking lots over the weekend. In the first incident, a man approached a victim near Parking Structure 1 around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The man allegedly held the victim’s hands and refused to let go. He demanded she provide him with money […] → Read More

Man in custody after standoff with deputies at Commerce Casino

A man who allegedly barricaded himself inside the Commerce Casino while armed with a knife early Tuesday was taken into custody. The man got into some kind of argument with the security guard in a gaming area inside the casino, located at 6131 Telegraph Rd., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was […] → Read More

1 killed, 2 injured in El Sereno shooting

One person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting in El Sereno early Tuesday. The incident was reported around 12:30 a.m. at a home in the 4400 block of Maycrest Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department officials told KTLA. Responding officers found three gunshot victims at the scene. A man in his 50s […] → Read More

You can get reimbursed for repairs after hitting a pothole

Potholes have popped up across California after heavy rainfall hit the region this month. According to the Auto Club of Southern California, water and traffic are the two main reasons why potholes form. “Together they wreak havoc on pavement that has already been compromised by factors like age, overuse, inadequate maintenance and exposure to the […] → Read More

1 wounded, 1 in custody after shooting at Huntington Beach park

A man was injured in a shooting at a Huntington Beach park early Wednesday, police said. The shooting was reported around 12:20 a.m. at the Murdy Park and Community Center in the 7000 block of Norma Drive, Lt. Roman Altenbach of the Huntington Beach Police Department said. A man suffered injuries that were not life […] → Read More

Deputies shoot, kill man outside bank near Valencia Town Center mall

A man was shot and killed by at least one Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita Wednesday night. The shooting at about 10:45 p.m. happened at 24000 Valencia Blvd., according to a release from the LASD. That address corresponds with a Chase Bank near the Westfield Valencia Town Center […] → Read More

Wet weekend on tap for Southern California

More significant rainfall is in the forecast for rain-soaked Southern California. Two storms will move through the region this weekend, bringing the threat of gusty winds, flooding and hazardous driving conditions. The first storm will arrive late Friday night, according to the National Weather Service. “The rain will be spread out over this time period, […] → Read More

Large surf prompts beach closures, warnings along Southern California coast

Dangerously large surf brought in by this week’s Pacific storm has led to closed beaches, high surf warnings and advisories along the Southern California coast Friday. The larger than average waves and rip currents are making for dangerous conditions for visitors and possible flooding along the coast, especially along west facing beaches south of Santa […] → Read More

Southern California mountains could get up to 2 feet of snow

The "bomb cyclone" is here, and the mountain areas in Southern California have already started seeing snow Thursday morning, with even more expected later this afternoon. → Read More

Pacific storm to dump inches of rain on Southern California; evacuation warnings ordered

A powerful Pacific storm is set to slam into Southern California Wednesday, prompting officials to issue evacuation warnings in some of the region’s burn scar areas. The event, being described as an atmospheric river or bomb cyclone by weather officials, could bring 2 to 4 inches of rain to much of the Southland, according to […] → Read More

Southwest Airlines schedule returns to relative normalcy

Southwest Airlines returned to a relatively normal flight schedule Friday, as the focus shifts to making things right with what could be well more than a million passengers who missed family connections or flights home during the holidays, and many of whom are still missing luggage. The Dallas carrier, which had canceled thousands of flights […] → Read More

Man fatally shot near Sun Valley shopping center; gunman sought

Police are searching for whoever fatally shot a man outside a shopping center in the Sun Valley neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday night. The shooting was reported just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Roscoe Boulevard near the Canyon Plaza Shopping Center. Officers were redirected to Pacifica Hospital of the […] → Read More

Body found after suspicious fire burns through Hollywood home

An investigation is underway Tuesday after an overnight fire, which authorities deemed to be suspicious, burned through a Hollywood home where one person was found dead. The blaze was reported around 9:48 p.m. in the 6000 block of Fountain Avenue, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated in a news alert. Arriving firefighters found a small, […] → Read More

Watch live: Robert Luna sworn in as Los Angeles County sheriff

Los Angeles County Sheriff-elect Robert Luna will be sworn into office on Saturday morning. The 34th person to hold the position, Luna will replace outgoing Sheriff Alex Villanueva, whom he defeated in the November election. Luna, the 56-year-old former chief of police for Long Beach, has vowed to bring new leadership and accountability to a […] → Read More